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Thread: ok BUTTON COLLECTORS what is it

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    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
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    Not sure, but it's interesting!

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    I don't know, either, but I would love it! It's just beautiful. Can you imagine carving that center part?

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    I don't know either, but it is beautiful.

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    It's very pretty. Too bad there is only one.

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    HMMMM
    I dont know either but I am sure there is someone on here that will have the answer!!

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    Look at the detail!!!!!!!!! Very nice.

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    What a beautiful button. The carving would be a stunning quilting motif.

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    ooooo... so pretty!!!

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    Beautiful! Old buttons are so unique. Just can't find that kind of craftsmanship in the buttons of today.

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    It looks like an ashtray.

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    Super Member mimom's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    It looks like an ashtray.
    its less thank an inch wide, lol but your right

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    Some time ago I was reading a book about the wealthier yachting crowd who made it a point of honor to wear the most expensive and lovely buttons they could find on their yachting jackets.
    Could this be one of them?

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    Maybe a tin press set in the brass(?) or backing.

    Looks like it is from the turn of the century to teh 20's to me.

    Wish I had it in my button jar. Sure pretty.

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    No clue, but very pretty

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    No clue, but very pretty

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    Is that a button or is it a wax sealer used to seal envelopes?

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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 a button for sure-----------you can tell by the 2nd picture. Just a very nice button would be my guess.

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    Pretty

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    It rather reminds me of Lapis.. I know it can be carved into interesting shapes, but would have to see it in person. Does it feel smooth, or does it feel like pottery? also rather reminds me of jasperware.

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    Have no clue what it is, but it's quite unique!

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    Try this site: http://www.vintagebuttons.net/

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

    They have photos of similar buttons to yours.

    Jan in VA

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    No clue, but it sure is pretty, hope someone figures it out....love to find treasures

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    Is it a mold for wax or buttons?

    Didn't see JanetM answer.

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    It could be valuable to a collector. Not sure where one would look to find a collector though. There should be sites online about buttons.

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