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Oregon State Button Society
Oregon State Button Society
buttons sold in fabric stores and five and dimes in the 1940's and 50's. Designed by Marion Weeber out of sheet celluloid, and shaped into home and garden items. There are hundreds of darling designs and they can be seen at the Cooper Hewett Museum at www.cooperhewett.org. #celluloidbutton #vintagebuttons #darlingdesigns
Oregon State Button Society
Oregon State Button Society
Jade colorings depend on the amount of iron present. Jade is listed by European scientists as: Nephrite (composed of silica and magnesia; many shades of green, blue gray, beeswax yellow, and others), Jadeite (composed of silica and alumnia; more vivid and more translucent shades of apple green, emerald green, and others), and Chloromelanite (a black variety composed of silica, alumnia and soda; a heavy variety of Jadeite). **Info from "The Story of Jade" by H.T. Morgan and Just Buttons. Thanks to Holly Derderian for the photos! #buttoncollector #buttonsociety #jade
Oregon State Button Society
Oregon State Button Society
This rare black dyed horn button from around 1880 depicts a Russian couple. She carries a bucket and he shoulders her yoke. The back view shows damage from insects which can tunnel thru the natural keratin material. If present, the insects can be killed by putting the button in the freezer for a day. **Thanks to Bryan Gilbert for the info and photo!
Oregon State Button Society
Oregon State Button Society
Thank you Holly Derderian for sharing the button and info!
Oregon State Button Society
Oregon State Button Society
This 19th century silver plated button is centered by a blue pottery cabochon, possibly by potter John Ruskin of Arts and Crafts fame. The back mark DSCG refers to the Duchess of Sutherland’s Cripples Guild (1898). Thanks to Bryan Gilbert for photos and info!

2019 NBS Convention
Photo Album

August 4, 2019 – August 10, 2019

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