If you collect buttons you find yourself with quite a few
buckles in your possession. Buckles just seem to slip
naturally into those old button boxes. Today’s post
will show you some of the buckles that I have currently.
As always, just click to enlarge the photos to see closeups.
I’ll start with the most astonishing one I can think of, and
that is this fine rhinestone buckle— each half is 2 1/2 inches in
diameter and might date to the 1940s or so. Isn’t it grand?
I bought it in St. Louis a couple of years ago.
And, also from St. Louis is this dear old Victorian lady on a
brown leathery background—she might be pewter. And, as in
the case of many a buckle, half of it is gone! But I’m glad someone
decided to save this half.
Sometimes they are just simple plastic or mother of pearl
buckles. Sometimes they are just black plastic and not too
interesting. Here are some of my plain ones:
Here are some early ones. I like the rectangular one with the
cherub cutout. It is 1 1/2″ across.
These buckles are missing their other halves–and are
early, mostly celluloid. The three near the bottom are metal.
This is a pretty half buckle of carved mother of pearl:
My favorite of all is this old tin buckle with pretty
embossed colorful flowers. I bought it in London
at a Covent Garden flea market. I think it might have
looked wonderful on a silky frock:
And finally a buckle that looks good enough to be in a
Tiffany store window!
Please tell me about the buckles you have!