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The China Exchange

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Welcome to the website for China Button Collectors...
the place to exchange information and ideas
about "What's New" in the world of China Buttons.
View China Buttons from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Here's what's new on the China Exchange Website

September, 2005
A recent visit to the Bapterosses factory museum
in Briare, France,
provided photos of surprising china buttons.

For a mini-tour of the buttons on display
click on the picture of the amazing display case below:

Tour the Bapterosses Factory Museum

Fabulous Calicoes
View extraordinary buttons from the Lorah/Morgan collection
acquired by Millicent Safro and Diana Epstein.

China Buttons "Beyond the China Book"
View china buttons that are unlisted patterns or body styles.

China Button Gallery
View china buttons that are unusual and extraordinary.

Chinas in Competitions
China button cards entered in button competitions
at the state and national levels.

News about China Buttons
Find out about conventions and workshops.

Meet China Button Collectors
Learn more about those who collect china buttons...
and why they collect them.

Original Cards
If you're interested in china buttons from a historical aspect...
take a look at these china buttons on their original sales cards.

China Whistle Gallery
China buttons collectors share scans of their china whistles
to illustrate the 20 body shapes and 10 patterns of whistles.
Also a look at unusual china whistles.

The Elusive China Igloo
A gallery of china igloos along with
a description of the color combinations found.

China Bulletin Board
Post a question about your china buttons
or show a new find.

Links to Other China Button Sites
Find other informational and commercial websites
with more information about china buttons.

This site is being maintained cooperatively by a group of button collectors who have focused their collections on china buttons. For information or questions, please email:

Rimmed buttons on this page are from the collection of Janet White.