Since I discussed China buttons in my Newsletter that was released today, I’ll share Barbara’s card of Chinas:
Isn’t this fun? Here is a close up of one area. Notice the one Calico that is a blue body with a white design. While these are not rare, they are not plentiful, either. Most Calicos are a white or crème color body with a colored design applied.
In addition to Calicos, there are inkwells, stencils, hobnails, hollow-eye ringers, and Aurora luster buttons in this close up! There may even be others, but it’s hard to tell from the photo!
Button collectors made do and this card shows just how far they went to conserve resources! Let’s look at the back of this card:
Note the date on this wonderful campaign poster! Sept.15, 1936! It sure is handy when your family helps you date your collection!
While this next card does not come from Barbara’s button collection, (I believe this is from the collection of Pam Maine) I thought it would be a good time to show it. Here is another favorite way for collectors to arrange their China (in this case, Calico) buttons. So much fun!
Tomorrow, part 3 of 4. Stay tuned!