Three Flea Market Buttons

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”

Queen Elizabeth coronation button 1953 1 18" in diameter

Queen Elizabeth coronation button 1953
1 1/8″ in diameter

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.

back of Queen Elizabeth button

back of Queen Elizabeth button


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”.


cute plastic buttons from the 1950s probably.

cute plastic buttons from the 1950s probably.

and the backs

and the backs

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?


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3 Responses to Three Flea Market Buttons

  1. Mary Jo Cutty says:

    I’d sure be happy with those 2 celluloids! I’d sew them on my sweater right away — well, maybe not a sweater, something more summery. That strawberry looks good enough to eat 🙂

  2. Natalia Maria says:


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