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Buttons have been around for hundreds of years and made out of many different types of materials.  The word button originated from the French word bouton, meaning knob or bud. Early black glass buttons called jets were made popular by Queen Victoria when she went into a 42 year mourning period after Prince Albert died. There is a button collecting club called the National Button Society. The National Button Society defines buttons made before 1918 as old and buttons made after 1918 as modern.
 
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All items are single quantity, unless otherwise noted.
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Antique Black Buttons with gold
Antique Metal with red glass center Button
Antique Celluloid with metal insignia Button
Antique Black Celluloid Carved Buttons
Antique Cut Metal Buttons
SB41000
Black Glass Molded Buttons with Silver (13) sew-through
Size: 5/8" diameter, small
Circa: 1895-
Excellent Condition
Price:
$35.00

SB41001    
Metal with red glass center (1),
Size:  about 3/4" diameter, loop shank
Circa: 1885-
Excellent Condition
Price: $10.00

SB41002
Celluloid with metal insignia center, metal plate with loop shank 
Size:  5/8" diameter
Circa:  1890--
Excellent Condition
Price: $10.00
SB41003 
Navy Blue Glass Molded Buttons with Gold (2) four-way box shank
Size:  5/8" diameter 
Circa: 1900--
Excellent Condition
Price: $15.00
SB41004 
Twinkle Cut Metal, brass, steel (2), steel back, loop shank
Size: 5/8" diameter
Circa: 1900-
Excellent Condition
Price: $8.00

Antique Round Silver Metal Filigree Buttons (2
Antique Round Metal Flower Buttons (2
Antique Metal Flower Cut Buttons
Antique Steel Cut Silver Flower Button, 1900
Antique Australian Crystal Buttons
SB41005
Twinkle Filigree Silver Cut Metal Buttons (2) with mother of pearl, hump shank
Size:  5/8" diameter
Circa: 1915-
Excellent Condition
Price: $20.00
SB41006
Metal Cut Flower Buttons (2),
metal back with loop shank
Size: 1/2" diameter
Circa: 1890--
Excellent Condition
Price:
$10.00

SB41007
Metal Cut Flower Buttons (5)
metal back with hump shank
Size: 3/4" diameter
Circa: 1900--
Excellent Condition
Price: $25.00

SB41008
Steel Cut Silver/Pewter Flower Design, 
(5) Buttons, loop shank 
Size: 7/8" diameter
Circa:  1900-
Excellent Condition
Price: $25.00

SB41009
Australian Crystal Buttons (6)
sew-through metal bridge
Size: 3/8" diameter
Circa:  1920--
Excellent Condition: beautiful 
Price: $30.00

Antique Black Carved Buttons
Antique Twinkle Cut Metal Buttons, 1900
Antique Black Carved Buttons with gold
Antique Black Faceted Buttons
Round Green Buttons, 1940's
SB41010 
Black Molded Glass Buttons (9)

round metal plate with loop shank
Size: 1/2" diameter
Circa: 1890-
Excellent Condition
Price:  $36.00

SB41011 
Twinkle Cut Metal Buttons (11)

metal back with loop shank
Size:  5/8" diameter
Circa: 1900-
Excellent Condition
Price:
$55.00

SB41012
Square Black Glass Molded Buttons with Gold (11) molded sew-through back
Size:  3/8" diameter
Circa:  1895--
Excellent Condition
Price:  $55.00
SB41013
Round Faceted Black Glass Molded Buttons
(2) sew-though
molded back
Size:  5/8" diameter
Circa: 1900-
Excellent Condition
Price: $10.00
SB41014
Round Green Luster Buttons
(6)
metal plate with two-way box shank
Size:  1 1/8" diameter
Circa: 1940's
Excellent Condition
Price: $12.00
Antique Fillagree Metal Button
Antique Black and Rhinestone Buttons
Antique Black Deer Button
Antique Black Faceted Buttons
Antique Carved Black and Gold Flower Button
SB41015
Twinkle Round Metal Filigree Button
with shiny metal under, two-way hump shank
Size:  7/8" diameter
Circa: 1900-
Excellent Condition
Price: $10.00
SB41016
Round Black Plastic Rhinestone Buttons 
(5) molded
sew-through shank
Size:  1/2" diameter
Circa: 1950-
Excellent Condition
Price: $15.00
SB41017
Round Black Glass Deer Button
with molded sew-through back  
Size:  5/8" diameter
Circa: 1900-
Excellent Condition
Price: $10.00

SB41018
Round Plastic Faceted Black Buttons 
(5) molded hump shank
Size: 5/8" diameter
Circa: 1940-
Excellent Condition



      SOLD

SB41019
Round Black Glass Molded Flower Button with gold,
molded sew-through back
Size: 1/2 " diameter
Circa: 1900-
Excellent Condition
Price: $8.00
Antique Black Carved Buttons
Antique Blue Crystal Buttons
Antique Black Faceted Buttons
Antique Black Carved Flower Buttons
Antique Round Black Wood Carved Buttons (2)
SB41020
Round Black Glass molded Buttons 
(2) sew-through back
Size:  1/2" diameter
Circa: 1900-
Condition: chipped
Price: $1.50

SB41021
Round Faceted Crystal Glass Blue Buttons 
(3) metal loop shank
Size:  3/8" diameter
Circa: 1900-
Excellent Condition
Price: $15.00
SB41022
Round Faceted Plastic Black Buttons 
(4) 
Size:  5/8" diameter
Circa: 1940
Excellent Condition:



      SOLD

SB41023
Round Black Glass Molded Flower Buttons 
(3) with silver, molded sew-through back
Size:  5/8" diameter
Circa: 1900-
Excellent Condition
Price: $12.00
SB41024
Round Back Wood Pressed Design Buttons 
(2) sew-through
Size:  5/8" diameter
Circa: 1900-
Excellent Condition
Price: $12.00

Antique Black Carved Buttons
Antique Black Faceted Buttons
Antique Rhinestone Buttons
Antique Black Carved Clover Buttons
Antique Black Round Buttons
SB41025
Round Black Glass Molded Buttons 
(2) round metal plate loop shank, 
Size:  5/8" and 3/4" diameter
Circa: 1880-
Condition: chipped, broken shank
on small button
Price: $2.50
SB41026
Round Faceted Glass Black Buttons (3) four-way metal box shank pushed into molten glass 
Size: 3/4 " diameter
Circa: 1880-
Condition: chipped
Price: $10.00

SB41027
Round Rhinestone and Plastic Buttons 
(12) raised sew-though
back
Size:  3/8" diameter
Circa: 1950-
Excellent Condition
Price: $36.00

SB41028
Round Black Glass Molded Buttons 
(2) with gold, sew-through
molded back
Size: 7/16 " diameter
Circa: 1900-
Excellent Condition
Price: $6.00

SB41029
Round Black Glass Buttons 
(2) 
loop shank with felt covering
Size: 1/2 " diameter
Circa: 1920-
Excellent Condition
Price: $6.00


Antique Black Carved Buttons
Antique Black Carved Round Buttons
Antique Black Navy World War II Buttons
Antique Black Navy World War II Buttons
Antique Black Navy World War II Button
SB41030
Round Black Faceted Glass Buttons 
(2) sew-through back
Size:  1/2" diameter
Circa: 1900-
Excellent Condition
Price: $6.00

SB41031
Round Black Wood Buttons 
(2)
two-way hump back 
Size:  1/2" diameter
Circa: 1900-
Excellent Condition
Price: $4.00

SB41032
Round Small World War II Navy Buttons 
(4) 
Size:  5/8" diameter
Circa: 1940-
Excellent Condition
Price: $8.00

SB41033
Round Large World War II Navy Buttons (5) 2 not shown
Size: 1 1/4" diameter
Circa: 1940-
Excellent Condition
Price: $15.00

SB41034
Round World War II Navy Button with large metal attachment
Size:  3/4" diameter
Circa: 1940-
Excellent Condition
Price: $5.00