#1 Bat and Moon Glass in Metal

A bat flies under a crescent moon on this scarce Div. I black glass set in metal with a brass border leaf design. The bright finish bat and moon is against a matte finish background. The glass without the metal mount is shown BBB PL 107-11. Japanned reverse with wobble shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $8

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#2 Realistic Tiger Head Arita

A fabulous realistic Tiger’s head in Arita porcelain. Ferocious detail, particularly if you are a very small animal. Backmarked with self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $8

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#3 Bear on Pearl

This brass bear is ready to hug you (or fight you!) as he stands against a background of iridescent pearl on this oval shape button. Brass plate with small wire loop shank. Appears to be signed with a date of ‘94. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#4 Blue Lacy Glass

Rare blue glass Div. I Lacy in great condition with virtually all of it’s back paint remaining. Brass shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

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#5 Lion and Lamb Heart

This cast white metal features a lion and a lamb sharing the heart shaped space. Great addition to a religious tray. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $8

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#6 T.Fahner Jugendstil Silver

Scarce small size Theodor Fahner Jugendstil silver set with center turquoise stone. Hallmarks are on the front and the designer’s initials are on the reverse. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#7 Ugly Duckling Swan

The Ugly Duckling has transformed into a graceful swan on this brass pictorial with pierced border design. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#8 Rococo Enamel with Bouquet

A lovely hand painted enamel floral center design with turquoise background is framed within a gilt rococo border. Backmark E M PARIS with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#9 Pearl Elephant in Wood

Beyond the button books, this wonderfully detailed elephant scene in carved mother-of-pearl is set in a wide carved dark wood border. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#10 Arts & Crafts Enamel

Stunning blue and green enamel on this realistic five petal silver flower. Hallmarks include J.M.B. for designer John Millward Banks, Chester England city marks, and date mark for 1907. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $12

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#11 Serenading Rooster Paris Back

Two-piece brass features a Rooster in Renaissance costume serenading with his stringed instrument. Shown BBB PL 143-4. Backmarked T W & W HM PARIS with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#12 Mica Pearl DUG

A large colorful design under faceted glass includes green and purple pearl chips, and bronze glitter. Mounted in brass. Self hump shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#13 Arts & Crafts Enamel

An interesting and unusual Arts & Crafts era silver button with an abstract design. A cobalt glass kidney shape rimmed in gilt metal is mounted on a turquoise foil base. Irregular shape with serrated edge. One small area near the edge has missing enamel. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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#14 Openwork Enamel Floral

This openwork silver features an enameled six-petal blue flower with slender green foliage. The designer’s mark R.P. is on the front at about 8:00. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#15 Satsuma Mountain Goat

This large Japanese Satsuma porcelain features a mountain goat from Glacier National Park in Montana. Glacier Park is noted for its mountain goats. Backmarked GENUINE SATSUMA JAPAN with self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#16 Glass Clown Face

This cheery lampwork glass clown face is by studio artist Mike Edmundson. Note the nice line detail in the hairpiece. Red glass shank.

Est. selling price is $10-30.

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#17 Jensen Danish Silver

Rare silver scalloped shape by renowned silversmith, Georg Jensen. Backmark GJ within a rectangle, 830 silver mark, and DENMARK. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#18 Spratling Silver with Tortoise

Another scarce silver, this one by William Spratling, an American born designer who established a workshop at Taxco, Mexico. A tortoise cabochon mounted on the silver is held by four prongs. There is one wee nick in the tortoise near one of the prongs. On the reverse is the script circle backmark WILLIAM SPRATLING TAXCO MEXICO and eagle #30 mark. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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#19 Livery with Sphinx

An interesting one-piece silvered brass livery depicts a sphinx. A small flower symbol is under one paw. Backmark FOLEY & CROKER, DUBLIN. Omega shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

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#20 Knotted Swirlback

A scarce knot design Div. I white glass swirlback. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

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#21 Early Tin Alloy

This early tin alloy, or pewter, has a detailed surface design of center cross, inner circle, and outer dotted border all against a rayed background. This cast button comes with a metallurgy analysis showing its composition of copper, tin, and lead. This button is likely from the 18th century. Drilled cast shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#22 Three Material with Beads

Buttons with carved bead borders are very hard to find. This brass, with center pierced floral design, includes three materials: brass, steel, and the beads. It has been suggested that these beads are Coquilla Nut, the fruit of Brazilian Palm, which was carved into trinkets and jewelry beads during the 19th century, just like Vegetable Ivory.
Brass loop shank. Wire thread holds the beads. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#23 Ivoroid Girl on Swing M/D

Scarce in any size, yet here is a mother/daughter pair of the ivoroid girl on a swing, also known as” Lady in the Love Swing in the Rose Bower.” Shown BBB PL 202-4. The same Paris Backmark on both. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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#24 Orange Jewel with Steels

Coral colored glass cabochon with white marbling and a flash of turquoise is mounted in a decorated brass rim framed by an inner border of cut steel shapes and a floral garland and ribbon wrapped outer brass border. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#25 Tommy Kat V.I.

A scarce dyed and incised vegetable ivory featuring Tommy Kat. This is from a set of six based on children’s books by Howard Roger Garis. Shown BBB PL 113-19, and PL 196-23. Backmark F.A.WISH, INC. ©1924. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#26 Brooks Cat

A hand painted casein by the late Alan and Edith Brooks of England features a green-eyed cat head. Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#27 Painted Scalloped Jewel

Unusual scalloped bowl with center paste and paste border. The recessed scallop shape is colorfully painted and lacquered. Small wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#28 Metalized Portrait

Lovely oval metalized plastic woman’s head framed by a border of painted tulips. Molded post shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#29 Moveable Enamel Cat

This charming and clever green glass-eyed cat is enamel on copper with both moveable head and moveable tail! The button comes mounted on a decorated card, all done by studio artist Janet White. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#30 Velvet with Glass Cameo

A green velvet covered button is set with a milk glass high profile woman’s portrait. Pad shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#31 Livery with Bee

A silvered brass one-piece livery features a bee atop a shield and banner with motto NON SIBI. The shield includes the images of two spurs and a hatchet. Backmarked J MANN, BIRMINGHAM. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#32 Bimini Glass

Multi-colored Bimini glass in colors of teal, cobalt, and black is heavily decorated with gold. Interesting triple tear-drop design. Brass backplate showing the potted tree logo and backmarked MADE IN ENGLAND. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#33 Carved Elephant Head

An elephant stretches out his trunk for this realistic head carved in ivory.

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#34 Resin Designer Fashion

This couture fashion button features a coiled thread center set in a resin dish. Backmarked EXPEDIT PARIS on an aluminum plate with loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $6

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#35 Snail French Tight

Small brass Paris tight top depicts a snail on a grape leaf. Backmarked T.W&W, HM, PARIS BREVETTE with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

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#36 Queen Elizabeth II Horn Portrait

A molded black horn with a detailed portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth II, made at the time of her coronation in 1953. Self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#37 Bird Watch Crystal

A sweet and scarce Div. I watch crystal button features an image of a bird on a branch. The image reveals the encased colorful and iridescent pearl and foil bits under the glass. Pitch reverse with wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#38 Hand on Pearl

A lovely carved mother-of-pearl with garland motif border design features a silvered brass escutcheon of a hand holding floral stems. Two cut steels embellish the button. Brass loop and plate shank. Soldered bar once held a buckle clasp, a typical retrofit during the late 19th C. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#39 Queen Elizabeth I Casein

A large dyed casein button in teal showing Queen Elizabeth I. The button has a buffed finish. Made in England during the 1950’s. Shown in the newest edition of the BBB PL 25J-11. Molded turret shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#40 King Edward VIII White Metal

Edward VIII, King of England for only a short year from January 20, 1936 until his abdication on December 11, 1936. One-piece cast white metal. Shown BBB PL 211-6. Brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $12

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#41 Enameled Silver Portrait

A one-piece scalloped edged silver features the profile portrait of a lovely lady. Her dress, floral hairpiece, and background are enameled in colors of aqua, yellow, and black respectively. Interesting backmark seems to be a rayed motif with the letters E and S. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#42 Venus and Cupid Green Jasperware

A 19th century green jasperware medallion featuring Venus and Cupid was mounted in a modern Sterling silver rim and back. Marked STERLING on the reverse with a silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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#43 Unicorn, Lion, and Anchor

This large one piece brass button features a Unicorn and Lion joining hoof and paw as they seem to dance atop an anchor. Hefty Brass U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#44 Lion Head Openwork

The high relief head of a laughing lion in silvered brass is mounted atop an openwork lacy-like silvered brass back. Copper wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#45 Cross and Tree Gutta Percha

A scarce and unusual thick brown gutta percha wafer features a cross and tree scene in molded black gutta. Copper plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $19

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#46 Glass Beetle

A studio made black glass beetle comprised of fused flat shapes sports iridescent wings. Applied plastic shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

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#47 Wasp on Brass Dome

A wasp decorates the top of this high domed silvered brass. Reverse shows two air holes and a double loop shank 7/16” apart. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#48 Spider on Web V.I.

A large six-sided vegetable ivory studio by artist Linda Ellison features a painted scene of a spider on its web making its way towards a hapless fly. Bits of the bark of the tagua nut remain on some of the edges. Applied plastic shank. Signed and dated ‘07. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

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#49 Jacksonian Stag

A small gilt brass known as a Jacksonian, made and worn during the Presidency of Andrew Jackson in the 1830’s. This one features a standing stag. Shown BBB PL 82-2. Omega shank. Backmarked RICH COLOUR. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#50 Carved Arctic Fox

This sweet realistic Arctic Fox is carved from ivory. Signed on the reverse with a carved self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#51 V.I. Sea Turtle

A chunky sew-thru sea turtle is carved from vegetable ivory, embellished with inlaid eyes. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#52 Mexican Silver Pisces Zodiac

Copper Pisces Zodiac fish inlaid in a bed of raw turquoise. Mounted in a silver rim and back. Backmarked HENCHO MEXICO 925, STERLING MEXICO with a maker’s mark DH within a circle. Silver U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#53 Zuni Earthenware Owls

This stunning and playful earthenware featuring two charming owls was made by renowned traditional Zuni pottery artist Eileen Yatsattie. She collects and processes her own natural clays, minerals, pigments, and plants in the traditional Zuni manner to create her artwork. Signed on the reverse EILEEN YATSATTIE ZUNI, NEW MEXICO U.S.A. Three hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#54 Winged Egyptian Goddess Ma’at

This large brass pictorial features the Egyptian Goddess Ma’at within a fancy double border design. At death, a soul would be judged by the counterweight of a feather from her wings. Elongated brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $10

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#55 V.I. Bird

This clever carved vegetable ivory with bark left intact, makes use of the natural shape to form a bird’s head. OME includes the glass eye and a carved horn beak. Red tint enhancement. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#56 White Metal Monkey

This French made white metal features a dancing monkey against a psychedelic swirled background. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

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#57 Lion in a Lush Valley

This large woodbacked pictorial features a brass scene titled “Lion in a Lush Valley.” Shown BBB PL 105-1. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#58 Pegasus and Youth with Lute

A pearl with pewter escutcheon of “Pegasus and Youth with Lute” . A similar button is shown BBB PL 195-13. The story goes that a farmer buys a horse at a fair, which in reality, is Pegasus. Unable to train the horse to the plough, he beats the horse. The minstrel recognizes the horse as the untamable and immortal Pegasus, mounts him and the two soar away. Cast pewter shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#59 Contented Cows Jasperware

This extra-large blue and white jasperware features five contented cows feeding at a trough. Barns, silos, trees, and fencing form the background. By the late studio artist Stella Rzanski. Self shank. Signed S.R. ‘88. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

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#60 Red Riding Hood Realistic Ceramic

Here is Red Riding Hood conversing with a friendly-looking wolf on this realistic shaped glazed ceramic version of the folk tale. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#61 Nouveau Maiden Holding Book

Unusual subject in one piece brass of a Nouveau styled maiden reading a book. Flowers decorate the background. Sturdy brass U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

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#62 Paste Embellished Rooster

A quality white metal featuring a rooster embellished with eleven amber pastes and one red paste for his eye. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#63 Christopher Columbus

A handsome portrait of Christopher Columbus on this stamped brass. Tinned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#64 Napoleon with Eagle Border

A one-piece silvered brass pictorial featuring a portrait of Napoleon framed by a border of six eagles and six stars. Napoleon’s armies carried the eagle as a symbol of French Imperial power. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#65 Glass Horn

A small milk glass realistic shape hunting horn is wrapped with brass bands. Est. selling price is $10-30.

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#66 Blue Mosaic Waistcoat

A floral bouquet decorates the center of this micro mosaic in blue glass. Mounted in a yellow metal rim and back. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#67 Wessel Watch Crystal with Cross

A white cross is the focus of this watch crystal by the late studio artist H.G. Wessel. Shimmering neon colors in pinks, yellows, and green surround the cross and a border of cranberry velvet is under the crystal. Signed HGW on the reverse with a wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#68 Amethyst Portrait on Pearl

A beautiful classical woman’s portrait in lavender glass is mounted on dark iridescent pearl. Swaged-in brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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#69 Porcelain Portrait

A turn-of-the-century porcelain with a transfer image of a lovely lady. The hand painted border features forget-me-nots, raised white dots, and gilding. Brass shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#70 Butterfly and Floral Paperweight

A lovely paperweight by a California artist with a wonderful 3-dimensional effect as a butterfly floats over a floral bloom floating over the base. Signature cane on the reverse. Copper wire shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

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#71 Rose Porcelain in Pearl

The center of this dark pearl is mounted with a pretty hand painted porcelain featuring a rose, bud, and foliage. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#72 Portrait on Glass in Brass

A portrait in metal of a classic woman’s head with snakelike curls is mounted on milk glass within a gilt border and dark tinted outer border. Threadback reverse. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#73 The Wishing Well

A large and delightful brass picture titled “The Wishing Well.” A young woman stands by a well with a boy peering over the fence behind her. Attractive folded ribbon border design. Shown BBB PL 203-2. Japanned steel reverse with brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

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#74 Atlee Hot Air Balloon

A beautifully rendered hand painted hot air balloon aloft in the sky is mounted on a fuchsia polymer button. By artist Sara Atlee. Applied brass plate with cut-out shank. Signed Atlee 95, 10/10 (limited edition). Est. selling price is $100-200.

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#75 DUG in Bakelite

A domed crystal reverse painted with city buildings is mounted in black bakelite with a crosshatched carved border. Loop shank on a post. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#76 Dozen Small Stories

A dozen small 19th century story buttons including several very scarce: Cupid Releasing Birds from a Cage, Tiny Dancer and Musician on Toadstool, Cupid in Shoe Boat, Curled Paper, Johnny and Vine, Cupid Sharpening his Arrows, Cupid Riding a Highwheeler, Cinderella the Drudge, Discovery of Moses steel cup, Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well, and others. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#77 Champagne Honeymoon

A scarce 19th century pictorial depicts a tiny couple being punted and pulled on a bottle by two Putti. Shown BBB PL 195-6. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#78 Rare Woman Diapering Baby

Very hard to find scene of a woman with elaborate headwear diapering a baby on her lap. Lots of detail in the background. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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#79 Smiling Cupid

A large smiling Cupid with bow and quiver mounted against a flat back with a raised border decorated with faux handkerchief corners alternating lace and straight-edged corners with screw heads and pegs. Shown BBB PL 189-9. German backmark and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#80 Buster Brown and Tige Steel Cup

A medium steel cup construction button with a scarce brass picture of a young boy holding a toy sailboat while his dog looks on. Another version is shown BBB PL 194-11. Titled “Buster Brown and Tige.” Steel wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#81 Disney’s Bashful

This rare brass button depicts the Walt Disney character Bashful, and was probably made for the 1937 release of Disney’s film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Metal self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#82 Gay 90’s Amethyst Jewel

High domed sculpted metal setting with faceted rectangular amethyst glass center jewel surrounded by six small amethyst close-set jewels. The border is completely set with a multitude of faceted amethyst glass jewels. Heavy metal loop shank on bar. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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#83 18th C. Cupid Lighting Torch

This 18th century grisaille painting on ivory under glass features Cupid lighting a double heart torch. Love birds and his quiver of arrows are near the base. Lavender painted background and eglomise border. Copper rim and back with copper shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

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#84 18th C. Cupid with Lamb

Cupid and a lamb rest upon a rock on this 18th century grisaille painting on ivory mounted under glass in a copper rim. Copper loop shank on the iron reverse. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $6

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#85 Silver Flying Cupid

Cupid flies across the face of this quality, though unmarked, silver with irregular Rococo border design. He carries a floral bough in his hands. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#86 The Piper’s Son Nursery Rhyme

English made ceramic with colorful transfer of the nursery rhyme “Tom Tom, The Piper’s Son.” (The ‘n’ on Son has been mistakenly omitted.) Mounted in a shiny brass rim and back. Self hump shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

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#87 Woodback Hair Pulling

This hard-to-find large “Hair Pulling” scene of temperamental siblings has a woodback. Shown BBB PL 194-8. German backmark and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#88 Rare Victorian Trembler

Very rare Victorian “Trembler” with faceted blue crystals in open gilt brass over spring-loaded trembling mirror interior. When trembling, the button makes a gentle “bell” sound. Read more about this scarce find in the National Button Bulletin, July 2010, p. 140. Backmarked with illegible mfg. and PAT. APR 26.04. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

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#89 Little Colonel Original Tint

Here is the large one-piece brass button with an applied figure of “The Little Colonel” with brilliant original copper background tint. Shown BBB PL 194-12. The flat brass back has an engraved design of a wall and archway. The Little Colonel series of books for children was written starting in the late 1800s. Brass U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#90 E. Quinn Greenaway Watch Crystal

A Kate Greenaway girl carries a basket on this watch crystal studio by the late Edith Quinn. Signed on the reverse E.Q. with copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#91 Figural Carved Pearl Steel Border

A woman fishing from a bridge is depicted on this carved pearl prong mounted in a brass back with cut steel border. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#92 18th C. Austro-Hungarian Jewel

This small 18th century Austro-Hungarian silver is studded with five garnet jewels and four opaline glass jewels. Remains of unusual blue with white dotted paint decoration on the angled sides can be seen. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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#93 18th C. Passementerie

Lovely double star design stitched through gold foil and embroidered border on this 18th century passementerie. Thread back. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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#94 Rough & Ready

Here is a profile bust of Zachary Taylor facing left with the inscription “ROUGH & READY”, a button made for the Taylor-Cass Presidential campaign of 1848. Shown PC 225-C in Albert’s Uniform book. Similar button shown BBB PL 296-15. Wobble brass loop shank on the tinned iron reverse. Backmark circle of 10 dots within concentric rings. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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#95 Jacksonian Symbols of Agriculture

Small gilt Jacksonian, ca. 1830, featuring the symbols of Agriculture, including wheat sheaf, rake, scythe, and other tools. Shown BBB PL 82-7. Backmark SCOTT & Co, EXTRA, with two stars. Omega shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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#96 18th C. Pearl with Enamel

A medium deluxe pearl from the late 18th century featuring a stunning square green foil enamel center with gold and silver paillons and white pierreries. Embellished with four pastes and decorated with an engraved floral garland border design. Swaged-in metal plate with loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

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#97 Jugate Portraits on Wood

Jugate portrait of the mythological Mars and Minerva mounted on a slightly convex turned wood disk. Shown BBB PL 177A-6. Brass loop and plate shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#98 18th C. Wedgwood in Steel

A fabulous 18th century Wedgwood in Boulton steel depicting a classically draped female or goddess leaning against a pillar as she seems to be fanning the smoke from another flaming pillar. Trees frame the scene and a crane and pitcher round out the details. The artistry of Wedgwood is evident in the near transparency of the smoke and delicate folds of her drape. Steel loop shank. Est. selling price is $1500-3000.

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#99 18th C. Pearl with Paste and Steels

An interesting 18th C. pearl with center paste, engraved design, and embellished with blue steel diamond shaped pieces held by faceted steel rivets. Shown BBB PL 88-10. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

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#100 Silver Rose on Black Wafer

A lovely rose bloom in very fine sheet silver is mounted or inlaid on a highly polished thick black wafer of undetermined material. Inserted metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#101 Porcelain Vase Obi Dome

A Japanese realistic porcelain vase obi dome with flow-blue decoration. We have been told this may be rare, but no other information is available. Close-set double porcelain loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#102 18th C. Pearl with Monogram

This 18th century carved pearl features an engraved letter “L” monogram and a border of sparkling tiny mirrored facets. Swaged-in loop and plate shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#103 Enamel Jewel with Pastes

Gorgeous cobalt enamel center over guilloche background is bordered by faceted pastes in a scalloped silver mount. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#104 18th C. Deluxe Pearl

This exceptional late 18th century pearl features a center paste, a separate pearl piece mounted over mirror steel with pierced star border, and an outer border in the base pearl embellished with turquoise enamel pierreries. Loop and plate shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $8

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#105 Carved Pearl Floral

Finely carved floral pearl with a turn-around pattern image. Lovely iridescence. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#106 Early Wood Button

A mid to late 19th century wood button. Old wood is so satisfyingly tactile. Four-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

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#107 Medea

Brass pictorial featuring the head of Medea, the sorceress who helped Jason and his Argonauts find the Golden Fleece. A similar design is shown BBB PL 222-2. Cut steel embellishment on the border (though two are missing). Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#108 Temperantia

Allegorical figure of Temperance from Mythology with beautiful detail and lovely double border. Shown BBB PL 171-14. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#109 18th C. Gilt Face Wood Back

This 18th century in near mint condition features gilt metal with a rayed floral motif stamped design over the wood back. Five holes on the reverse with linen thread worked through four of them. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#110 18th C. Silver Mesh

A rare type of 18th century with silver mesh over a mirror foil liner. You can count four borders decorating the surface. Mint condition. Linen thread reverse. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#111 Bird Over the Waves Shell

Abalone shell carved from the dark to the light features a bird in flight over roiling ocean waves. Gilt decorative finish. Two hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#112 Woman in a Yellow Hat

This large and exquisite painting under glass dates from the late Victorian era. An inner border of paste jewels surrounds the painting, and an outer border of ribbon-bound reeds completes the design. The back view shows the hand-craftsmanship of the mount: the edge indentations are the backs of the crossed ribbon stampings. Brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $0

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#113 18th C. Boating Scene

This unusual landscape, painted in sepia washes on a gessoed mica or paper background, depicts what might be a rum smuggling scene. Two small boats, one a sailing craft and the other a rowboat, move in the water, while various silhouetted figures watch. Copper rim and loop shank, and spun copper back. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#114 18th C. Musical Instruments

This extraordinary button features a lute and a tambourine, together with a basket of flowers, sprays of leaves, and ribbons, all depicted in rosy gilding on the surface of transparent cobalt enamel over patterned foil. Copper rim and loop shank, gilded copper back. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $0

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#115 Helmet Shell Muse

A cameo carved helmet shell depicts a classically draped female figure playing a lyre. She may represent the muse Terpsichore, frequently represented holding a lyre and dancing. Mounted in silver rim with silver bar shank across the open back. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#116 Lava Head Waistcoat

A small and scarce button in carved lava stone depicting the head of a woman with classical styling. Set in a yellow metal rim and back. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#117 Large Guilloche Tombac

An exceptionally nice 18th century Tombac expertly engraved with a guilloche (engine turned) pattern and inner and outer chased borders. Typical Tombac shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#118 18th C. Copper

A beautifully hand-stamped and engraved border surrounds an inner band of tooling and a central reserve with a starburst on this exceptional copper. Heavy loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#119 Georgian Shell

A carved and engraved shell is embellished with tiny gilt domes and a central paste. Drilled shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#120 Joan of Arc Square Celluloid

The brass head of Joan of Arc decorates this dyed square celluloid wafer with engraved design and cut steel embellishment. Shown BBB PL 223-18. Brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#121 Lizard and Snail in Wood Frame

This unusual version of the brass Lizard and Snail is attached to a sculpted wood setting. Brass plate and U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#122 Scarce Lizard Under a Rock

This scarce small brass cup contains tinted brass ivy covering a pearl rock which covers most of a lizard, except for his head and feet showing. A clever design. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#123 Lizard and Snail Paris Back

A large and unusual version of Lizard and Snail amongst the flowers with a great animal border design. A.P & Cie PARIS backmark with triple ribbon bar shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#124 Large Oval Popper Glass

A large colorful Popper glass in pale mint green with red, blue and teal foil inclusions. Brass key shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#125 Pretty Head Porcelain Transfer

The pretty lady on this porcelain transfer wears a rose garland in her hair and a blue mop hat. The porcelain is prong set in the brass back and surrounded by a border of glittering paste jewels. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#126 18th C. Jewel Waistcoat

This 18th century silver or silvered metal rimmed jewel features a lovely rose colored faceted glass or garnet. These are more typically found with clear jewels. Wire shank mounted across the open back. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#127 Le Tour De Nesle Steel Cup

A steel cup with a richly colored iridescent shell background. The building was a 13th century tower (now destroyed) in Paris, and was the setting for a 14th century royal scandal involving a pair of Norman knights and two future queens of France. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#128 Lithograph in Deluxe Border

A polychrome lithograph portrait of a lovely lady is set under glass and framed by the prettiest brass border I have ever seen. The double layer gilt border features a circle of florets atop a lacy scallop design. The double openwork borders provide a nice sense of depth. Gilt reverse with loop shank on a convex plate. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#129 Sam Biern Verbal Eagle

This fantastic Sam Biern openwork design features the American Eagle with a PULURIBUS UNIM marked banner in its beak, and a starry medallion above its head. Rolled screen border. Oval plate on the reverse with backmark SAM BIERN N.Y. and elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#130 Gutta Percha M/D

Rare pair of Gutta Percha mother/daughter with raised floral stems pictorial. Mounted in dark tinted decorated brass rims. Japanned reverses with brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#131 Large Carved Horn

Large natural horn from the 19th century is carved with a six-petal rayed design. Four hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

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#132 Foil Back DUG

Silver and gold tinted foil backs the slightly convex surface glass impressed with an overall hexagonal and triple loop pattern. Mounted in a brass rim and back. Brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#133 Basket Pictorial Paste Jewel

This lovely Victorian openwork silvered metal jewel features a paste decorated central basket filled with three blooms within the paste bedecked outer ring border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#134 Early Rose Garland Porcelain

This late 18th or early 19th century button features a slightly domed porcelain decorated with a pretty pink rose garland and ribbon wreath transfer. Mounted in a silver metal rim and back. Copper U shank inserted through a small center opening in the metal reverse. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#135 Small BG Picture Quintet

Five Div. I small black glass pictorials including bonneted girl, cat, chemical paint floral, female head, and triple horseshoe design. Self shanks and brass plate and loop shanks. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

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#136 Cupid with Birdcage

A scarce and charming medium brass button showing Cupid releasing birds from a bird cage. A blooming rose is seen in the foreground. Shown BBB PL 189-17. Japanned steel reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#137 Paste Bedecked Ribbon on Pearl

A dark iridescent pearl features a paste bedecked intertwining brass ribbon in a recessed groove. Reverse shows a large brass plate with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#138 Cupid Under Umbrella Ivoroid

A large and scarce ivoroid featuring Cupid under an umbrella and sitting on a grapevine branch. Shown BBB PL 181-13. Brass rim and back with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#139 Cupid Horn

This large black horn features the full figure of Cupid with quiver on his back readying his bow and arrow. The finely lined background includes two botanical garlands on either side of the figure. Shown BBB PL 189-6. Lovely condition except for a worn area of the beaded rim. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#140 Hallmark Silver Cherub Heads

Five cherub heads are depicted on this hallmark silver with maker’s mark L & S on the front of the button. This button was inspired by a famous painting of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Gilt finish. Shown BBB PL 75-8. Birmingham city and 1899 date marks. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#141 Rose on Pearl

A fully opened pink rose is hand-painted on this Russian pearl mounted in metal with a rope-twist silver border. Silver wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#142 Jeweled Peacock

A silver-plated peacock is embellished with emerald green pastes. Elongated wire U shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $8

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#143 18th C. Lady in Lavender

Sister to Lot #113 in our Autumn 2016 auction, here is a young woman placing a wreath of flowers on an alter occupied by a pair of flaming hearts, symbolic of passionate love. Copper rim and loop shank, tinned sheet iron back. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $6

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#144 Wedgwood Venus

In the late 1700s, William Hackwood designed this portrait of Venus and Cupid, called Venus Victrix, for Josiah Wedgwood, and the firm used the design into the 19th century. This late Georgian version, ca. 1800-1825, is mounted in gilded copper with a paste border. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $8

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#145 Plique A Jour Thistle

A thistle is depicted on this monochromatic red plique a jour enamel button. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $8

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#146 Musical Cherubs

A large unmarked continental silver from the 19th century features three cherubs posed within a Rococo shell backdrop. One cherub plays a lute, one plays a flute, and the third appears to be singing while an open book, or perhaps a musical score, rests upon his lap. Rope border. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#147 Large Cloisonné Enamel

A central six-point starburst is surrounded by a variety of patterns on this fine large 19th century cloisonné enamel button. Lovely foil enamel areas. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

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#148 Venus Under Glass

A cut-work gilded paper scene depicts Venus and Cupid in a Neoclassical architectural setting. Made in the style of the late 18th century, the button dates from the 18th-century revival period of the late 19th century. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $0

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#149 18th Century Copper

A central oval, diagonally banded with meticulous rows of hand-stamping, forms the central design of this beautiful 18th C. copper button. Heavy copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $8

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#150 Revolutionary Enamel

This French enamel of the late 19th century commemorates the centennial of the French Revolution. Copper reverse with copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#151 Coral Jewel with Marcasites

A coral cabochon mounted in a decorated and flared silver rim. The silver is embellished with six bezel-set faceted marcasites. Reverse bar with silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#152 Wood National Recovery Act

This rare pressed wood button with a sunflower-like design is from the short two-year time period in U.S. history when the National Recovery Act was in place, from 1933 until 1935, when it was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The March 1956 issue of NBS includes an article about this type of button on p. 88. Some NRA buttons were backmarked, and others were not. This has a plain reverse with a metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#153 Celluloid Fruit Basket

This red celluloid realistic basket is filled to the brim with colorful fruit, all of which are separate celluloid pieces. Celluloid bubble shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#154 Red Bakelite Daisy

Two colors of bakelite shape this extra-large and fun red daisy bloom with yellow center. Peg shank at the other end of this yellow center. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#155 V.I. Quartet

Four vegetable ivory buttons from the 19th century include a whistle with crescent moon and stars impressed design, a checked pattern, a double paisley pattern, and a carved and pierced design with steel embellishment. Self shanks and sew-thrus. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#156 Hexagonal BG Tingue

A scarce six-sided Div. I black glass tingue. Self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#157 Have Your Cake

An adorable porcelain realistic cake atop a red and white checked napkin and white plate. Your slice has already been cut, with the knife on the side of the plate. Signed on the reverse JBS 2001, with an applied brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#158 Bird with Snake Border

This little bird on a branch seems unaware of the danger surrounding her, as two snakes form the border design. Wood background. Shown BBB PL 134-12. Japanned reverse with loop shank. German backmark. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#159 The Eternal Question

This mid-century enamel button depicts Evelyn Nesbit as “Woman: The Eternal Question,” based on an illustration by Charles Dana Gibson, of “Gibson Girl” fame. Ms. Nesbit was part of an infamous early 20th-century love triangle that resulted in a sensational murder trial. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#160 Oval Floral Mosaic

This large and lovely Italian oval mosaic features a variety of four flowers against a green background. Set in unmarked silver with beaded border. Silver loop shank. Backmarked ITALY. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#161 Porcelain Fashion Trio

Here is the full set of three porcelain fashion buttons from France, ca. 1960, featuring a glazed transfer of an artist’s stylized drawings of models with emphasized eyes, each wearing a unique hat. Shown in Osborne’s book “About Buttons”, p. 236. Wire loop shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#162 Double D Symbols

This vintage plastic features a center floret framed by a border of colorful symbols and outer borders of beads and scallops. Paint and metallic finish. Reverse shows post shank, Double D backmark, and patent mark on the rim. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#163 Porcelain Portrait in Brass

A red haired lassie wearing a green hat is featured on this slightly convex porcelain transfer mounted in a yellow metal rim and back. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#164 Victorian Butterfly Realistic

Faceted black glass shapes applied to an openwork metal backplate form a butterfly. This large Victorian button is entirely original, including its button-weight brass loop shank: it is NOT a fragile costume trim. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#165 Ceramic Basket of Fruit

A gathering basket is overflowing with lantern-like fruit. Signed “Shirley ‘99” for Shirley Shaw. Self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#166 Third Ave Art Nouveau Head

The head of a woman with floral headpiece and Art Nouveau styling is depicted on this small Third Ave silver. Shown BBB PL 231-10. Backmarked KNOPF KONIG GRAZ with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#167 Third Ave Fairy

This Third Ave silver features the head of a woman with fairy wings. Backmarked KNOPF KONIG GRAZ with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#168 Blue Agate in Mexican Silver

An oval deep navy blue agate is set in Mexican silver with a scalloped openwork border. Backmarked HECHOEN EN GUAR.MEX, AHS PLATA 925. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#169 Silver Cow

This medium early unmarked continental silver features a cow with horns standing beneath a tree. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#170 Cameo Carved Onyx in Silver

A square cameo carved onyx stone features the head of a woman with distinctive curled tresses and incised stars on her shoulder. Mounted in a silver crossbar with silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#171 Bastille Enamel

An emaux peints enamel celebrates the centennial of the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#172 18th Century Copper

An all-over pattern of ovals with florets decorates this beautiful copper button. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $8

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#173 18th C. Beetle

Here is another beetle from a famous series of 18th C. buttons. One was featured in our Summer 2019 auction. This fierce beetle and the twig it walks upon are reverse-painted over a background of gessoed mica. The famous naturalist, Comte De Buffon was supposedly the painter of these buttons. Copper rim and loop shank and tinned sheet-iron back. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $0

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#174 18th C. Satyrs and Nymph

This 18th century grisaille painting on ivory depicts two satyrs about to lift a young nymph onto their outstretched arms. Mounted under glass with a metal rim. Ivory reverse with heavy loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $0

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#175 Early Steel

This late 18th or early 19th century pierced steel consists of a center rayed design and double outer borders formed from individually riveted shaped steel beads. Steel loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#176 Big Micro mosaic Architectural

This large-medium Italian micro mosaic depicts the ruins of a crenelated tower in tiny glass tesserae set into a black glass surround, which in turn is set into silver. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $0

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#177 18th C. Pearl

This lovely large 18th century pearl features a carved quatrefoil and floret design accented with silver and faint traces of gold. Swaged-in loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#178 Cupid Fishing Deluxe Enamel

This brightly colored emaux peints enamel features a young cherub or Cupid fishing from a stream in a pastoral setting. The enamel is mounted in silvered metal with a border of glittering pastes. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

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#179 Cherub Head Transfer

The transfer of a young Cherub’s head and wings is featured on this porcelain mounted in a gilt openwork Rococo border. Gilt reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#180 Child Violinist

A child violinist in 18th century costume plays his music on this oval brass. This looks to be the child prodigy Mozart. As a young child, he played both violin and piano (along with other instruments), and performed on tour with his father and sister. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#181 Black Glass Horse Head Horseshoe

A Div. I black glass pictorial featuring a horse head within a horseshoe border. Both red and silver luster finish. Brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

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#182 Realistic Brass Horse Head

This 19th century brass horse’s head has nice detail in the flowing mane and harness. Reverse shows two air holes, brass loop shank, and backmark MADE IN FRANCE. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#183 Racecourse on Celluloid

A great horse racing scene with the race, grandstand, and spectators depicted on brass mounted on black celluloid. Just the brass button is shown BBB PL 127-8. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

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#184 The Letter Carrier

A scarce one-piece brass depicting the “The Letter Carrier, striding over land and sea, scattering his letters far and wide in his haste,” shown BBB PL 243-29.

Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#185 Medium Lacy Glass

This pretty medium Div. I clear lacy glass has a triple swirling grain stalk and foliage design with red back paint and gold surface luster. Reverse shows gold paint with a self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#186 Peacock’s Eye Jewel

This luscious medium high domed jewel sports a center peacock’s eye surrounded by six prong-set rhinestones in an openwork scalloped border attached to a flat metal disc. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#187 Deluxe Basse Taille Enamel

A striking guilloche green enamel in an openwork mount with a border fully set with two sizes of glittering mirror-back pastes. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#188 18th C. Pipe Smoking Gentlemen

This 18th century painting harkens back to 17th century Baroque style with its rich color and intense light and dark shadows. Two men enjoy their long pipes near a large round wooden tub, while another figure moves away from the scene. A chamber pot is in the foreground. Copper rim and reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $8

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#189 Victorian Jewel

This large quality hexagonal Victorian openwork copper features a detailed botanical outer border and center medallion with interwoven ribbon design. A hexagon of green faceted brilliants fills the space between the metal elements. Elongated copper U shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#190 Horn Hunting

Symbols of the hunt hang from the hunter’s cap on this molded dyed horn surface laminated to a natural horn disc. Self shank with thread groove. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#191 Popper Trio

Three black glass buttons from the Leo Popper company with foil and colored glass inclusions. One is an oval shape. All have key shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#192 Pearlized Horn Sporting

This scarce and unusual dyed and pressed horn in mint condition with gun metal pearlized finish features a sporting dog trying to catch a rabbit. Rounded self shank with thread groove. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#193 18th C. Engraved Horse

A young horse is finely engraved on this late 18th C. thick pearl disc. LANERCOST, a village in the northern part of Cumbria, England, is engraved below the horse. Spun yellow metal plate with loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $0

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#194 Horsewoman Lithograph

This early 19th century lithograph under glass features a woman in fashionable riding gear. Coated iron reverse with copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

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#195 Horse and Rider Silver

This hallmarked continental silver features a horse with rider in military uniform within an inner beaded border and an outer roped border. Heavy silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#196 Geisha Satsuma

This old Japanese Satsuma porcelain features a Geisha in colorful robe against a decorated wall. Soft-edged self shank.

Current bid: $6

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#197 Arita Butterfly

A realistic butterfly in autumnal colors in Arita porcelain from Japan. Backmark TK within a circle. Self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#198 MMF Dragon on Agate

A fanciful Sterling silver dragon is featured on this polished oval black agate with white streaks. The dragon sports a green glass eye. By the collaborative studio artists’ team known as Mud, Metal, and Fire. Reverse shows a label with Sterling designation, silver loop shank, and MMF 96 signature. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $12

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#199 XLG Oriental Rzanski

An extra-large rectangular porcelain with an oriental transfer scene depicting two Japanese women in traditional dress in an outdoor setting. By studio artist Stella Rzanski. Self shank. Signed SR ‘94. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

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#200 Square Floral Cinnabar

This square shaped cinnabar is deeply carved with an overall design of peony blooms and foliage. Carved self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#201 The Warning Ivoroid

Hard to find celluloid version of the Asian story called “The Warning”. Square molded and green tinted ivoroid picture is set within a black celluloid tight top frame. Japanned steel reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#202 Satsuma Wisteria

The petals of the blue-white wisteria blossoms on this fine old Satsuma button were made using the moriage technique, in which layers of enamel are built up to create dimension, contrasting with the even surfaces of the purple wisteria cluster. Original signed and quality-marked silver mount. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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#203 Japanese Mixed Metal with Octopus

This 19th century Japanese mixed metal button depicts a man at the seaside wringing his towel wrap as an octopus twines its arm around his legs. Ocean waves dot the background and a mountain and sailboats are seen in the distance. Wide U shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#204 Carved Dragon

A fabulous carved dragon with sepia tint curls around the surface of this thick ivory disk with slightly convex reverse. Wonderful detail. Reverse shows artist’s signature and carved peg shank with border flourish around the shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#205 Enameled Silver Dragon

Fabulous detail on this Asian dragon with red, green, and blue enamel highlights. Backmark with elongated silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#206 Satsuma Children

This colorful Japanese Satsuma features two children against a green background with floral blooms. Reverse shows modern shank. Shank has small chip, but that does not show from the front, or detract from this charming button. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#207 Vintage Japanese Metal

This 1940’s era Shakudo reproduction, likely made for the tourist trade, depicts a larger cat saving two kittens from the roiling flood waters. Reverse shows a cast seam and backmark. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#208 Figural Satsuma in Silver

This old Satsuma mounted in silver features a Japanese woman and young girl in traditional dress in a garden setting with colorful blooms. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#209 Peonies and Bird Cinnabar

This extra-large cinnabar from China is carved with an all-over design of peony blossoms and one bird in flight over the blooms. Painted metal reverse with self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#210 Monkey Realistic

A bright-eyed little monkey grasps his toes as he smiles pensively. Sepia-tinted ivory. Carved peg self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $8

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#211 Satsuma Dog

A charming chow pup with two white spots is depicted on this Japanese Satsuma. Modern sharp-edged shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#212 Three-Material Animal Duo

This Mexican silver Bear head and Dolphin are inlaid with abalone and onyx. Mexican backmark and silver loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#213 Dog in Doghouse

A bulldog chained to his doghouse looks out from the doorway on this well-detailed 19th century brass. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#214 BG Dog Pictorials Duo

Two choice and desired medium black glass Div. I pictorials featuring dogs. The smaller medium with silver luster depicts a child hugging a big dog with gated wall filling the background. The gold lustered button features two playful dogs atop and around a doghouse. Both have brass plate and loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#215 Realistic Husky

Carved by an Eskimo artisan, this finely detailed ivory realistic depicts a panting husky. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#216 Monkey on Bidri

A monkey perches on a branch on this large oval button. Handpainted thin oval disc applied to the Bidri metal mount. Heavy U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#217 Wildcat Head Border with Steels

Four grotesque wildcat heads form the border around a square of cut steel jewels on this 19th century openwork brass. A similar button is shown BBB PL 112-5. Brass U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#218 Crane Enamel

A long-legged white crane with colorful red and pink wing stands upon one leg against a light blue background on this champleve enamel. Openwork cut steel embellished border. The gilt reverse has a loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#219 Tobias Riding a Fish

A large brass showing “Tobias Riding a Fish” with a fabulous shell border. Mounted over a metal background engraved with a reticulated design. White metal liner under the rim. This religious button is shown BBB PL 247-23. Japanned reverse with wire loop shank and German backmark. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#220 Dragonfly Porcelain

A dragonfly transfer flits across the surface of this well-made studio porcelain. Signed on the reverse. Self shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

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#221 Enamel Cat

A pensive white cat looks aside on this Russian made hand painted square enamel. Silver filigree mount. Silver wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#222 Hummingbird Plique a Jour Enamel

This colorful modern plique a jour enamel features a hummingbird in flight within the confines of the scalloped border. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#223 Silver Penguins

Six penguins cluster together on this charming realistic silver button with engraved detail. Backmark WG© with U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#224 Copper Lobster

This openwork copper pictorial features the unusual subject matter of a Lobster resting upon the lacy openwork back. Cast peg shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#225 Petoskey Stone Duck

This sew-thru realistic duck is made of carved and polished Petoskey stone from Michigan. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#226 Bakelite Realistic Dog Head

This glass-eyed dog head is in carved red bakelite. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#227 Fan on Pearl

The fan shape carved on this dark pearl is engraved with a scene depicting two structures, palm trees, and a bird in flight. Three cut steels embellish this two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#228 Battling Knights

Two Knights in armor battle each other on this highly detailed brass pictorial. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#229 Napoleon in Prison Verbal

A brass pictorial with a caricature of Napoleon III sitting in prison after being deposed, his handlebar mustache at a ridiculous length, a shackle on his right leg, and a chamber pot to his left. Shown BBB PL 212-15. The button bears the legend “Wilhelm’s Hoke” – Wilhelm’s Prison. Lacquered steel reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#230 Jumping Frog Brass

A frog jumps across this small brass pictorial. Frogs are not easy to find on Div. I buttons. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

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#231 Enamel and Mosaic Trio

Two medium 19th century enamels and a vintage micro mosaic with a hexagonal pattern. The enamels include a butterfly design and an openwork embellished with cut steel jewels. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#232 Horn Portrait

A classic style female head portrait in molded black horn. Nice detail. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#233 18th C. Enamel

A lovely 18th century enamel in cobalt and white with gold paillons and stars borders, and white, green, and copper pierreries decorating the central radiating motif. Some age crazing in the enamel. Copper rim and reverse. Heavy copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $0

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#234 18th C. Pearl with Paste

Exquisite 18th century carved pearl with center paste pin shank and pierced with a star border revealing the iron plate mount. Remains of gold foil backing can be seen in a few of the star shapes. Copper loop holds the paste jewel. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $0

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#235 Glass on Glass Cameo

This Div. I glass features a classic head in milk glass mounted on octagonal black glass with inner scalloped border. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#236 Carved Abalone Overlay

Abalone shell carved from dark to light with an eight-pointed star features an eight-petal shell overlay attached with four cut-steel jewels. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#237 Woman at Gate Twinkle

A woman with umbrella waits at a gate in an ivy covered brick structure with window on this deluxe “Twinkle” in silvered brass. The underlying steel mirror retains a nice bright reflective surface. Metal loop shank on the silvered brass reverse. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#238 Gilt Filigree Twinkle with Jewels

This “Twinkle” button is comprised of gilt filigree brass embellished with faux steel black glass jewels. The inner gilt mirrored back gives that “Twinkle” effect. Reverse shows engraved all-over pattern with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#239 Venus and Cupid Verbal

This extra-large white metal features a center medallion depicting Venus and Cupid with his bow. The letters OPMH are above the scene. Maybe you can determine the meaning of these letters? The medallion is mounted in an openwork Rococo scroll border design. Elongated metal shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#240 Ole Bull

“Ole Bull” was a Norwegian violinist who tried to establish a settlers’ colony in Pennsylvania in the early 19th century. This scarce brass scene represents Bull playing his violin outside the unfinished Gothic-style castle the settlers began on the site. Shown BBB PL 201-2. Steel reverse with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#241 Floral Blossom Paperweight

Nicely made paperweight featuring a brown and white outlined blossom with green foliage over the black glass base. Wire shank does not respond to a magnet. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

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#242 Aluminum with Grapes

An extra large one piece aluminum with a stamped design of grape foliage and fruit. Great button for a competition tray. Backmarked “H.POMERANTZ, N.Y. Platanelle”. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#243 Cock That Crowed

A medium brass pictorial of the “Cock that Crowed in the Morning,” shown BBB PL 145-12. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#244 Lacy Screenback with Butterfly

An interesting one piece brass with incised leafy motif, applied brass butterfly, and a pierced area where the brass has been intricately cut into a lacy design. Brass wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

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#245 Pavone Bears Set

This set of five nylon screen printed buttons “bears” the designer’s trademark use of comic sequence. The fun story is told via the sequence from the baby bear all alone, to holding hands with the bigger bear, and finally when we see the closeup happy face of the big bear. Mounted on a card signed by the designer Marie-Christine Pavone. Backmark U.P.E Création Pavone with self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

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#246 Bear in a Sleigh

This large oval Russian lacquer button depicts a bear driving a horse-drawn sleigh thru clouds. Signed on the reverse. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#247 Pietra Dura Rose

An exquisite pink rose bloom with stem and green foliage is formed from colored stone inlaid in black onyx, a technique known as Pietra Dura. This Italian made mosaic is mounted in a silver rim and base with rope border. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#248 Grapes Screenback Handkerchief

This scarce handkerchief corners has even more going for it:  the big bunch of grapes is applied to a screenback with ruffled ribbon border! Engraved details in the corners and grape leaves. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

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#249 Scaramouche Wood M/D

Scaramouche hods a candle near the Man in the Moon on this scarce pressed wood in both a large and small mother/daughter pair. A charming scene with a the starry sky background. Decorated brass rim with steel underliner. Shown BBB PL 164-27. Japanned reverses with brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#250 Royal Copenhagen Pansy

A hand painted purple pansy decorates the surface of this Royal Copenhagen porcelain. DENMARK with crown and triple blue wavy lines backmarks. Four-way self shank with thread grooves. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#251 Realistic Fish Lampwork

A realistic fish in bright blue and green transparent glass lampwork. Glass loop self shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

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#252 Realistic Pansy Bloom

A realistic pansy bloom carved from beautiful highly iridescent shell with a slightly convex shape. Two-hole sew thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#253 Battersea Pewter Fairy

A fairy with long curly locks rests upon foliage while she feeds a hummingbird on this colorful tinted Battersea pewter. This was the 2009 commemorative button for the Florida State Button Society Show. Founder’s head shank. Backmarked FSBS 2009, BATTERSEA 2009. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#254 Doves and Dovecote

Pewter doves and their house applied to a dark tinted background on this 19th century pictorial. Shown BBB PL 137-7. Steel reverse with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#255 Enamel Lily of Valley

This leaf shape white metal features an enameled Lily-of-the-Valley stalk and enamel coloring in a recessed floral stalk and butterfly. Two tiny rhinestones embellish the background flowers. Metal U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#256 Zodiac Trio

Three one-piece brass pictorials representing the three Zodiac signs, Leo, Sagittarius, and Virgo. Shown BBB PL 167-21,22,26. Brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#257 African Father and Son Brass

A scarce Victorian pictorial of an African father in loincloth holding a palm frond while his young son holds onto his hand and holds a large stick. Shown BBB PL 209. German backmark on the japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#258 Expo Centennial Stud

This brass stud shank features a detailed depiction of the Main Building at the Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World’s Fair in the U.S., which was held in Philadelphia, PA from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#259 White Metal Starfish Woman

This stone-faced woman has emerged from the sea, and apparently is transforming from her underwater starfish form. The sunrise can be seen as a distant element at the top of the button. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#260 Fabulous Creature Tole

A fabulous winged creature has been engraved into the surface of this lacquered tole brass with rolled rim. Elongated metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#261 Navajo Wedding Basket

This silver button with copper inlay by a Navajo artist represents a symbolic wedding basket with special significance in the design. The button comes mounted on a decorated card with the symbolism explained. Copper shank in a double loop. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#262 Navajo Butterfly Silver

This extra-large Navajo silver butterfly has chased decoration and is centered with a bezel mounted turquoise cabochon. Copper wire bar shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#263 Zia Pottery Bird

A large two-hole sew-thru terra cotta button by an anonymous Zia Pueblo potter depicts a running bird. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#264 Sunflower with Opaline Glass

This large and scarce Arts & Crafts era sunflower in repoussé brass is embellished with an oval opaline glass cabochon. Lead pewter reverse has some age cracking. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#265 Golem Ceramic Daisies

This oval ceramic with a cheery daisy design is from the Golem Design Studio of Bulgaria, which made the popular favor buttons for the recent Portland National show. Glazed self shank on the unglazed reverse. Stamped design around the shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#266 Mexican Silver Flower

A large silver from Mexico in the shape of a realistic flower bloom. Reverse shows silver loop shank and backmark. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#267 Egyptian Casein

Brown casein is painted with an Egyptian figure holding lances with hieroglyphics and symbols decorating the background. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#268 Burwood Scarab realistic

This two-hole, sew-thru, realistic Burwood or Syroco button depicts a scarab beetle. Interestingly, figures (or monkeys?) in active poses decorate the upper shell of the beetle. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

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#269 Egyptian Portrait

This quality one-piece gilt metal features the head of an ancient Egyptian female against a deep blue enamel background and an openwork border design. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#270 Aluminum Joan of Arc

A large sandcast aluminum features a portrait of Joan of Arc with a painted background. By studio artist John Eutzy. Reverse shows cast shank and artist’s signature JE within a circle. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#271 Tighttop Golliwog

A medium and very scarce celluloid tight top golliwog button. British jam manufacture, James Robertson & Sons, used the golliwog as a trademark beginning in the early 1900’s. These buttons were worn only on the uniforms of the company managers and thus are quite scarce. The reverse is tinned steel with a large brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#272 Birmingham Trade Quartet

Four small Birmingham trade buttons with typical multi-material centers. Three have red jewel centers and the fourth has a clear paste jewel. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#273 Enamel Eiffel Tower

This small enamel features the Paris Eiffel Tower and two other domed structures. Gilt reverse with loop shank. Backmark T.W & W PARIS. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#274 The Giant

Here is the Giant, of “Jack the Giant Killer” story, running after Jack with his knife in hand. This 19th century brass is embellished with cut steel jewels. A similar button is shown BBB PL 199-16. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#275 Enamel Imitating Calico

This small rimmed enamel imitates a rimmed calico china. An age crack is noticeable upon close inspection on the surface. Brass reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

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#276 Child’s Head Brass

This high relief 19th century brass features a child’s head above two large leaves. Cut steel jewels embellish the leaves. Elongated brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#277 Rare Square Lacy

This Div. I clear lacy glass is a rare square shape. Reverse gold and black paint color and silver luster accent on the surface. Four-way brass shank with thread grooves. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $8

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#278 Large Continental Silver

A domestic scene is depicted on this unusually large size hallmarked continental silver with roped border. A woman stands with basket on her arm while a man reclines on the floor, with hat over his head, as if he is napping. Hallmarks are on the front. Heavy silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $32

Next minimum bid: $37

#279 Actress Lithograph

The lithograph of a woman in what looks to be a theatrical costume is mounted under a celluloid shield and prong set in an openwork gilt border filled with paste jewels. Loop shank on crossed support bars. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

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#280 Royal Couple Jasperware

This extra large ceramic studio jasperware depicts King Albert and Queen Elizabeth of the Belgians, their reign from 1909 to 1934. Signed BMS with a self shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

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#281 Liberty Arts & Crafts Silver Ship

This expertly crafted silver Arts & Crafts era button depicting a sailing ship is a Cymric design from the Liberty Company. 925 Sterling silver  lion standard mark is above the ship on the front. Reverse backmarks L & Co and CYMRIC. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

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#282 Little Peter

Little Peter of Holland fame, who plugged the hole in the dike with his finger. One piece pierced heavy brass with applied steels. Shown BBB PL 194-14. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#283 Bakelite Crown and Buckle Set

Cherry red bakelite set including a large realistic crown button and matching two-piece buckle. Button is a two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#284 Enamel Snake

This quality modern enamel of Italian origin features a snake winding through areas of swirling color. Glittering pastes under the clear enamel coat form the snake’s eyes and decorate the first part of his body. Metal U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

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#285 DUG Duo

Two late 19th or early 20th C. designs under glass including an oval dome shape with incised gold-filled lines on the outer surface and a bright gold foil with radiating pattern. Both are mounted in brass with loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#286 Art Nouveau Battersea

A medium Battersea pewter of a woman seated under a feathery fern. This is one of a group of Art Nouveau Revival buttons that Battersea produced privately for the Calhoun Collector’s Society in 1982. (Reference from Peggy Ann Osborne’s “About Buttons,” p. 242.) Backmark plate reads ©1980 ROYAL CORNWALL with maiden head shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#287 Bimini Thumbprint Glass

This muted olive toned Bimini glass with touches of rust, purple, and aqua has an interesting impression, like a thumbprint. Gilt brass backplate with backmark MADE IN ENGLAND and the potted plant logo. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#288 China Origin Carving

This old bone carving from China features a central 12-point star bordered by four triple-loop designs. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#289 Scrimshaw Walrus

The head of a walrus is finely engraved by a native Alaskan artist on this tooth shaped ivory. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#290 Battersea Cliff Climber

This Battersea realistic in Sterling silver and bronze depicts a figure scaling rocky heights. Founder’s head shank. Backmarked ©BATTERSEA 1995 STERLING SILVER/BRONZE. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#291 Century of Progress Goofies

Six Art Deco structures from the 1939 Chicago World’s Fair are depicted in synthetic polymer on this set of Goofies on their original store card. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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#292 Desert Oasis in Bakelite

This medium butterscotch bakelite is mounted with a reverse painting under a crystal dome of a desert scene with two palm trees. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

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#293 Phantom Mask and Rose

Iconic images from the Broadway musical “Phantom of the Opera” are featured on this square acrylic coated button from studio artist Nancy Craig. Vinyl fabric reverse. Signed “N Craig 2017 with a metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#294 Three Little Maids

Three Little Maids, from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” are in a more unusual setting with this slightly cupped openwork ornate brass. Nice engraved detail on the maids kimonos. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#295 Oriental Duo

Two 19th century brass oriental pictorials: Katisha with her fan in two-colored brass, and “Chinaman” with his magnificent mustachios (also known as Confucius). Shown BBB PL 237-9. Brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#296 Bidri Couple

Two Bidri metal buttons feature handpainted portraits on a thin ivory or bone disc of an East Indian man and woman in traditional dress. Heavy metal loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

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#297 Art Deco Bakelite

Two fun extra-large bakelite buttons including a scalloped edge red sew-thru with swirled radiating design, and a double ball with center post in red and blue. The ball design has a metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

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#298 Art Deco Bakelite Trim

This striking trim piece in laminated butterscotch and black bakelite is carved to reveal the black back as an effective outline. Four metal loop shanks on the reverse. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#299 Black Bakelite Lily

A black realistic Lily flower with carved detail. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

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#300 Casein Duo

Two clever casein buttons to finish out this Auction’s fabulous finds: an embroidered eye mounted under acrylic and set in orange casein, and a red and white laminated casein with angled edge cutaways creating a checkered effect. The orange has a self shank with a thread groove. The red/white is a two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8