Tag Archives: backmarks

January buttons with interesting shanks

Hello–bought some “new” buttons at an antique shop yesterday and noticed that there was writing inscribed on the back around the metal shank. I couldn’t read what it said until I used a magnifying glass at home. Even then, it … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2014 Part IV “The Ladies” (backmarks of Paris)

Today’s topic for National Button Week is lady buttons with interesting backmarks.  Some collectors like to specialize in the BACKS of buttons and how they’re marked. . .

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Buttons from London

One of our first forays in London was to a button store, of course–having already bought a book the evening before . . .So we went to The Button Queen– which I had seen on a YouTube video before I … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 5: Buttons from Paris

This fine button is by French designer Roger Jean-Pierre. He worked for fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli from 1934 to 1939. She was a wild, innovative designer—with matching wild, innovative buttons. More about her another day . . . Then he … Continue reading

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