#299 Verbal Tole Balloon

Brass escutcheon pinned thru a tole-decorated brass base with hand-engraved sky details. TGOLF can be seen under the balloon’s netting. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#289 Realistic Fun

A celluloid tomato stack and a bakelite bottle of ink. Metal loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#290 Moon with Symbol Border

A man in the moon looks over the starry sky on this brass button with a pictorial border of repeated symbols. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#291 Dubois Palette and Brushes

Fun and colorful painter’s palette white glass paperweight (colorless cap over the white base) from the studio of Nancy Dubois. Four color pastes add sparkle to the palette, and two silver paintbrushes dangle from the attached wire. The brushes measure an additional 1 1/2” beyond the button’s measurement. Reverse signed and dated 2009. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#295 Aluminum Dog Head

Medium silvered aluminum realistic dog head crafted in France in the late 1940s by Font Guillot for the fashion industry from unused war machinery. See example in Loic Allio’s book, A Button Odyssey. Cast self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#266 Niello Hearts

Four medium heart shaped silver buttons with niello finish and engraved with a traditional Thai dancer. Mid-20th century Thailand import. Original store box included with price sticker of $0.40 each. Loop shanks. Each marked STERLING. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#271 Two Early Tombacs

Two early tombacs with engraved botanical designs. Ca. 1750-1850. Machine turning evident on the reverse. Early tombac shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#272 Eagle General Service Goodyear

A medium Goodyear General Service button. Shown BBB PL 17 #25. Loop shank. Backmarked N.R.CO GOODYEAR’S P=T.1851. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#273 18th-C French Uniform Woodback

Gilt metal repoussé over wood. French uniform button from the 18th century features a fleur de lis. Original catgut threaded shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#274 Irish Repeal Horn

A scarce button from the Irish Repeal Campaign of the 1840s, a campaign for Irish self rule. Pressed black horn featuring a harp, crown & the words GOD SAVE THE QUEEN, 1844 REPEAL 1844. Inserted metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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