Well, it’s summer, and summer mornings–Sundays especially, to me mean going to the nearby flea market in Lambertville, New Jersey.
I wander up and down the aisles–under the shady pavillion and out on the
wider sunny area and I do mean IN THE SUN__hot!!
The first weekly foray netted me these three buttons and I especially like the Queen Elizabeth one which, along with a similar faced coin, commemorated her coronation in 1953. The button is brass and 1 1/8″ in diameter. It has the etched saying: “Dei Gratia Regina FD Elizabeth II”
The Latin Dei Gratia Regina means by the Grace of God, Queen and the FD stands for the Latin — Fidei Defensor or defender of the faith.
I’ve photographed the plain brass back of the button, too with its metal shank.
Don’t worry–there won’t be a quiz on the Latin terms . . .
just the measurements of the buttons shown.
Also bought two little 3/4″ colorful plastic/celluloid buttons–a cute strawberry and a “fruit plate”.
Bye for now, I’ll be back with some more finds from another day—- what are YOU finding in the button line? You ARE looking, right?
Oh! you wonder how much I paid for these buttons? I paid $7.00 for the group of three. I’m happy–would you be?