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    my oval picture frames have the same kind of relief on them.... I think they are a kind of plaster

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    Jan in VA,

    Thank you for posting these sites. I could spend an hour just looking. There is so much more that I don't know.

    Kathleen (Quilter68)

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    Don't know but it is GORGEOUS!

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    My DH says he thinks it is ceramic center with the brass front edge and backing of the button crimped over it to hold it in place. I myself have no clue, but it sure is beautiful.

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    I don't know but it's sure pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    I bought some buttons at an estate sale and this one looks interesting but I am not sure what it could be made of. It looks like it is a carving that has been placed on a backing then brass wrapped around it. Any ideas? its about 5/8" wide
    Oh, I just love it, but, as a new collector, I have no clue what it is. I'd love it if others would post photos of their favorites, too. Here are a couple of my recent very inexpensive finds in antique stores. The cream colored ones are bakelite and are 1.5 inches across. And the card with pink heart centers are about 1 inch. I just love them, but have no clue what I will do with them. I'm open for suggestions!!!

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    This board is such an enabler - I love buttons and now I have bookmarked Jan in VA's suggestions and others showing their collections - I am not getting any quilting done today!

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    I like it, but have no clue....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonAnne
    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    I bought some buttons at an estate sale and this one looks interesting but I am not sure what it could be made of. It looks like it is a carving that has been placed on a backing then brass wrapped around it. Any ideas? its about 5/8" wide
    Oh, I just love it, but, as a new collector, I have no clue what it is. I'd love it if others would post photos of their favorites, too. Here are a couple of my recent very inexpensive finds in antique stores. The cream colored ones are bakelite and are 1.5 inches across. And the card with pink heart centers are about 1 inch. I just love them, but have no clue what I will do with them. I'm open for suggestions!!!
    those are beautiful...I buy buttons and resell them on ebay. I currently have the one in question on ebay for 14.99. Since I dont know what it is made of and haven't been able to find anything like it, I also asked if anyone knew what it was or more about it to please let me know. So far no bids.

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    After yrs of antiqueing and having tons of buttons from my grandmother who was born in 1903...It's just a nice button probably from around 1910-20 era...

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    Oh gosh. I should start selling my stuff on eBay, too. Have tons of things, but no time to figure out how to sell. But I sure know how to BUY!!! Is it difficult to get started selling?

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    Very interesting, great button
    Have a Blessed day
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonAnne
    Oh gosh. I should start selling my stuff on eBay, too. Have tons of things, but no time to figure out how to sell. But I sure know how to BUY!!! Is it difficult to get started selling?
    not really difficult, just do some research as to what your item might be worth and post it accordingly. It is fun to watch and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Try this site: http://www.vintagebuttons.net/

    Also http://www.nationalbuttonsociety.org...n_Gallery.html

    They have photos of similar buttons to yours.
    Jan thanks for posting these sites...I have a fasination with buttons and have a collection.....I could sit for hours just "playing" with them.....and looking at them....some are so unusual....thanks again....

    Jan in VA

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    I was given a gallon jar of old buttons, wish I found something like that in it. But I am happy with what I do have.

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    I'm not an expert, or even close to one, but I believe this is called a picture button or metal button. I would use both terms if selling on Ebay.

    Good luck!

    Now I'll have to go dig out some of my favorites and post. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    I'm not an expert, or even close to one, but I believe this is called a picture button or metal button. I would use both terms if selling on Ebay.

    Good luck!

    Now I'll have to go dig out some of my favorites and post. :lol:
    I had some picture buttons and know what those look like, they are metal or brass all the way thru, this one has a different material on the inside.

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    I'm just reading from a book, I'm really not sure. :shock:

    Hmmmm, maybe ivoroid? Thin sheet of celluloid set in metal?

    This looks pretty close
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    I'm just reading from a book, I'm really not sure. :shock:

    Hmmmm, maybe ivoroid? Thin sheet of celluloid set in metal?
    thats looking more like it

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    i was given some old buttons from my grandmother. i decided to have 2 made into earrings. turned out the "brass" was gold. and the stone was obsidian. so you may want to have your button checked by a jeweler. pretty button--good luck!

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    I don't know either, but creating it was labor intensive!

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    I have two of the buttons that are listed on the first site and she wants five dollars for them. I have better go find those Buttons!!!!

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    I know one thing for sure. It is a button. There are similar ones in my MILs button box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    I bought some buttons at an estate sale and this one looks interesting but I am not sure what it could be made of. It looks like it is a carving that has been placed on a backing then brass wrapped around it. Any ideas? its about 5/8" wide
    It's an antique brass pictorial button used for decorative clothing in the 1800's here are some more in this class:)
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    I can see it on a Crazy Quilt with some silk ribbon flowers around it ....... yep that would be so pretty

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