Titusville NJ Button Show May 2015

Yea!  It’s time for the spring button show at Titusville NJ!

Rainy day, but mild—wild wisteria display halfway down River Road–
and cute restaurant for lunch—at It’s Nuts!  but—-on to the
show . . .

Pretty good crowd there this year—and my friend and I started
hunting through the files right off the bat–

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and then I couldn’t find her—–she was discovered over at the
snack bar finishing up a chocolate donut!!

One of our favorite dealers has stacks and stacks of pieces of felt
with buttons sewn on.

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You snip a button you’d like to buy off
the felt and keep a little running price record—-

 

 

 

 

you can find some
lovely little goodies–like this early small blue button—and the
thin, thin, thin red dotted celluloid button:

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Here is my friend –notice her “button bracelet” showing me a
round glassy button she bought.

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And I should show you my fine King Arthur brass button:

King Arthur button©booksandbuttons

King Arthur button©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But the highlight at the show for me this time was the lecture on Bakelite.

Bakelite is a favorite among buttons collectors currently and
worthy of its popularity.  Jennifer Laskovic gave a terrific talk
about the beginnings (and end) of Bakelite and brought hundreds
of pieces to show us—and apparently has boxes and boxes still
at home!!  She was a good speaker and patiently answered lots
of questions.  What fun it was to see some really scarce items.

In the photos you might be able to spot a black sewing box; a
man’s pipe, some radio knobs, button hooks, buckles, bangles,
picture frames, pencil sharpeners and doorbell!

Bakelite display of Jennifer Laskovic at Titusville NJ button show

Bakelite display of Jennifer Laskovic at Titusville NJ button show

 

Bakelite display of Jennifer Laskovic at Titusville NJ button show

Bakelite display of Jennifer Laskovic at Titusville NJ button show

and here is Jennifer Laskovic—thank you!

Jennifer Laskovic talking about Bakelite at Titusville NJ button show

Jennifer Laskovic talking about Bakelite at Titusville NJ button show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On our way out we noticed a car with a humorous touch on the
headlights.  I wonder which button lady arrived in that!

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4 Responses to Titusville NJ Button Show May 2015

  1. Buttondeb says:

    What a fine recounting of a buttoning day well spent!
    King Arthur’s visage on your find of the day is remarkably expressive–it appears that he is toward the end of his quests and battles– and wiser and wearier as a result.

  2. Stefanie says:

    That King Arthur button is really awesome!

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