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Are These China?
September 9, 2002, part 1, Two-Way
This button is from the collection of Deb Wisniewski and she wonders if we think it's china and if any of us have seen anything like it before.
September 9, 2002, part 2, Gaiter
This button is also from the collection of Deb Wisniewski--same question as above, do we think it's china and have any of us seen anything like it before?
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Have you Seen These?
These buttons from the collection of Kathy Patric include a spattered ball gaiter (#5), an unusual fisheye (#8) and more. The brown ball gaiter (#6)has blue dots on the surface. Can you shed any light on them? Do you have similar examples?
Help ID These?
These buttons from the collection of Jan Beckley are certainly unusual. Can you shed any light on them? Do you have similar examples?
The Sincerest Form of Flattery
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...then the humble china calico should be proud. Pat Fields has turned up some very interesting plastic reproductions of china calico buttons. She found the two pictured patterns in brown and also in blue and pink. She thinks that they may have come from sample cards sent to clothing manufacturers. Does anyone have any additional information to pass along?
Julia Coons of Utah also had seen the "plasticoes". She found them in a Ralph Lauren store about 15 years ago in Utah. She's not sure of the manufacturer, but at least she has narrowed it down to a clothing designer and a time period.
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