vintage pin-back button collectors

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by alldembirds, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. alldembirds

    alldembirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Years ago I met a couple of hippies who made pinback buttons, I thought it was pretty neat so I bought a machine for us and we started making our own buttons, That got me interested in all kinds of buttons, One day at an antique store I found a shavers permit from 1957, I thought it looked funny and had no idea what it was referring to. I bought it, looked it up and have been collecting buttons since. I don't really like new buttons, I have been adding a lot of buttons to our button collection lately, these ones are mostly pre-1940 some of course are newer and doubles in my pictures becouse i'm lazy and it looked good. I dont know what a lot of them are for half the fun of a button collection is researching the buttons history. I have a lot more, easily 100 more from the 50's -70's .... Anybody else collect buttons?

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  2. ChickenLoveRI

    ChickenLoveRI Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!! My mom recently passed away in a car accident and she was a HUGE vintage button collector. She sold them on Etsy and on Ebay. I recently just started getting into it to keep a part of her with me. She loved them and I am starting to learn why. They are all so different and interesting.

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  3. ChickenLoveRI

    ChickenLoveRI Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh wait, let me clarify, she collected pinhole buttons. But either way, still pretty cool.
     
  4. alldembirds

    alldembirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats a pinhole button? when I google it it just brings up camera parts...

    I just started collecting fold tab buttons also
     
  5. ChickenLoveRI

    ChickenLoveRI Out Of The Brooder

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    Pinhole buttons... Like on shirts. Lol I didn't know what else to call it. Ha! I'm new to the whole button this myself.
     
  6. alldembirds

    alldembirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh lol, textile buttons or clothing buttons , My wife has several giant jars her 83 year old grannie has been saving since forever. the other day we were looking through them and found some really nice looking ones. I did find a big half dollar sized mother of pearl button I did particularly like.
     
  7. ChickenLoveRI

    ChickenLoveRI Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds awesome!! Now that I understand what you mean by pin back buttons I had a giant new kids on the block pin of Donny walber when I was a kid. He's my homeboy! Lolol
     

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