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#1 Train Engine Copper

Steamrolling into the station is this copper train engine, ready to provide you the best ride ever for this NBS Unconventional Convention Auction! Shown in the BBB PL 243-11. Donated by Laura Jewell. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $156

Next minimum bid: $166

#2 Manchester St. Railway

Wear this handsome brass Manchester St. Railway pair on your uniform as you board the train. A small and medium pair for the Manchester, NH railroad company. Bkmk “OAK HALL CLOTHING CO. BOSTON.” Donated by Anne Hudson. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $65

Next minimum bid: $75

#3 Traveling Route 66

Remember those great NBS shows when we all met in person?! We traveled by antique auto to Missouri on Route 66. This memorable commemorative was designed by William Hentges for that wonderful show. Bkmk “National Button Society 2014 MO.” Anonymous Donation. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#4 Early Auto

This brass pictorial features another great early auto to get you where you need to go. Just crank the engine and climb aboard! Donated by Carolyn Webb. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $53

Next minimum bid: $63

#5 Gooderham Tree

A wonderful John Gooderham paperweight featuring a tree with millefiori blooms and three gold foil blooms with stem and leaves in the grass below. Signature cane on reverse. Donated by Barb Weeks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $125

Next minimum bid: $135

#6 Button Necklace

A stunning necklace to wear and show-off! just how luminescent is our hobby. Five carved dark shells elegantly woven into the lavender pearl, faceted crystal, and paste-embellished bead design. Donated by Joan Lindsay. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $101

Next minimum bid: $111

#7 Guinness Set

These six buttons comprise the complete set made in the 1930’s for the Guinness Beer Company promoting their stout. The set includes a seal, turtle, toucan, zookeeper, ostrich, and kangaroo. Reverse painted designs under glass set in a brass rim and back. Backmark GUINNESS. Donated by Joy Journeay. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $200

Next minimum bid: $225

#8 Victorian Celluloid Card

Group of seven Victorian Celluloids. Includes 4-hole sew-thru, OMEs of glass, black glass, steel, brass, and white metal. Openwork borders, backgrounds and borders. Stripes, mottled, etc. Donated by Joy Journeay. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $115

Next minimum bid: $125

#9 Gray Glass and Steel Jewels

Fabulous gray striped domed glass jewel in a triploid border design generously embellished with faceted steels in multiples of three. Donated by Pamela Warren. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $93

Next minimum bid: $103

#10 Portrait with Turquoise Glass Border

Shyly posing for this polychrome lithograph under glass, this lovely lady’s portrait is prong-mounted under glass in the gilt turquoise pierriere embellished border. Donated by Merry Jo Thoele. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $95

Next minimum bid: $105

#11 Acorn Spindle

Bob Benson’s spindle-shape V.I. with brass acorn and Swarovski rhinestone embellishment. V.I. is raphia hookeri from Central African Republic. Benson acquired this seed at a street market in China in 2019. In China, the seed is known as thousand eye Bodhi. Donated by Bob Benson. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $140

Next minimum bid: $150

#12 Shell Background Brass

Quality engraved brass floral design with iridescent shell background. Donated by Pamela Warren. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#13 Bethlehem Pearl Tulip

Bethlehem carved pearl tulip with openwork lace-like background. Anonymous Donation. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $75

Next minimum bid: $85

#14 Watchcase

Golden Age watchcase with botanical design. Bkmk “R & W ROBINSON, EXTRA RICH.” Anonymous Donation. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#15 Golden Age Card

Golden Age card includes ten lovely one and two-piece examples with various floral motifs, including an Iris bloom. Backmarks noted. Donated by Linda Beatty. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $100

Next minimum bid: $110

#16 Button Mold #1 (A)

A four cavity late 18th to early 19th C bronze/brass button mold. One cavity measuring 21 mm, the other three 16 mm for a flat pewter button with an interesting crisp pattern. The gate or portion where the pewter is poured measures 3″. One handle tang is 3/8” shorter than the other. Condition is very good. The proceeds from this anonymous donation are designated for the NBS Juniors Division. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $225

Next minimum bid: $250

#17 18th-C Copper

A handsome 18th century copper with deeply chased eight-point radial pattern and a delicately machined center and outer edge. Donated by Roberta Schuler. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $350

Next minimum bid: $375

#18 Nut Tree Boy Enamel

Here is the endearing Nut Tree Boy enamel. Embedded foil flecks in the jacket and breeches. Gilt rococo border. Shown BBB PL 14 – 8. Donated by Sharon Braund. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#19 Two Dandies Quizzing a Young Woman

Two Dandies (Fops) quiz the seated Merveilluse, nonchalantly reading her book. Donated by Sharon Braund. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $79

Next minimum bid: $89

#20 Glass in Bakelite

Turquoise glass lozenge shape with colorful millefiori canework overlay set in the large apple juice Bakelite with both front and reverse carving. Donated by Joy Journeay. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#21 Bakelite Earrings

Fun Bakelite buttons in three shapes and color comprise this set of earrings in Sterling silver mounts. Marked “UnButtons” with 935 silver content. Donated by Linda Sicard of UnButtons. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $156

Next minimum bid: $166

#22 Two-Piece Buckle

Two-piece buckle from the early 20th century featuring a colorful enamel rose garland over blue. A painted stamped and pierced pewter medallion decorates the center of each piece. Donated by the Akron Area Button Club. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#23 Cat on the Fence

Designer Martha Sleeper’s iconic black Bakelite cat with hand painted detail waits for you on this butterscotch Bakelite button. Donated by Edie Walsh and Tara Boynton. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $118

Next minimum bid: $128

#24 Iridized Salamander

Twin salamanders meander across this fabulous iridized black glass cone shank button with faceted blue glass paste embellishment. Donated by Annie and Johnson Frazier. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $286

Next minimum bid: $311

#25 Arita Cockatoo

A fine-feathered orange Cockatoo perched handsomely on a branch against the matte black background on this rectangular Arita porcelain. Donated by Helen Richwine. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#26 Two Brass Pictorials

Birds sheltering under an umbrella and a showcased floral bloom on these two Victorian era pictorials. Donated by Pam Evans. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#27 Knotted Thread Designs on Fabric

Master artisans in India created these colorful fabric covered buttons with designs comprised of hundreds of tiny perfect French knots. Here is a blue Elephant, colorful Butterfly, pair of Birds, and two floral designs. Donated by Roma Ilkiw of www.BoutiqueByMaryam.com. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $300

Next minimum bid: $325

#28 Glass Trio

Button trio consisting of a black glass ball intermixed with swirled goldstone, color spots, and center star millefiori cane, and two moonglows including a candy stripe and light blue with gold lustered floral crescent design. Donated by Patty Cox, in memory of her mother, Dorothy Milliner, longtime collector from KY. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#29 Fire Fairy

A winged fairy carries her burning orb on this scarce Victorian brass pictorial. A domed screen forms the orb. Donated by Patty Cox, in memory of her mother, Dorothy Milliner, longtime collector from KY. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#30 CPE Dragonfly

Transparent green CPE (cold plastic enamel) decorates the wings of this realistic dragonfly. Paste embellishment and opaque brown CPE on the upper body. Donated by Lori Franz. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#31 Satsuma Florals

Iris, Chrysanthemum, and Lilies outlined in gold on these Japanese Satsuma porcelains. Donated by Merry Jo Thoele. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $75

Next minimum bid: $85

#32 Sunflower French Tight

A sunflower intertwined on bamboo fencing on this large French Tight. Backmark “T.W&W, HM, PARIS.BREVETÉ S.G.D.G. Donated by Jill and Raney Gilliland. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $71

Next minimum bid: $81

#33 Plique-a-Jour Hummingbird

Modern plique-a-jour enamel featuring a hummingbird feeding on trumpet flowers. Donated by Alice Eubank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $73

Next minimum bid: $83

#34 The Cock Who Crowed in the Morning

A Rooster crows from his wheat sheaf perch on this choice brass Div. I pictorial. Donated by Oregon State Button Society. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#35 Porcelain Transfer Set

A set of four charming XLG porcelain transfers by Gertrude Thomas of California. Donation from the collection of Lucille Weingarten. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $87

Next minimum bid: $97

#36 Blue Glass Auroras

So many fun patterns and designs on this lovely card of 42 Div. III small black glass with blue aurora finish. Donated by Kay Clark. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $140

Next minimum bid: $150

#37 Button Puzzle

Keep your buttons sorted by color with this fun 500 piece puzzle made to order for button lovers. Size 20” x 20” when assembled. Donated by Susan Davis of Grandmother’s Buttons. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $41

Next minimum bid: $46

#38 Enamel Salesman Cards

Two salesman’s sample cards from the Toshin Trading Co. of Tokyo with enameled buttons in various colors. Features the company’s “flexible hook” shank design. (The large size green button on the lower card was replaced with a purple color.) Donation from the collection of Lucille Weingarten. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $80

Next minimum bid: $90

#39 Assortment Card

Sixteen wonderful Div. I buttons including Victorian celluloid and lithograph, a velvet back, brass intertwined rings border design, openwork champleve enamel, birds and nest twinkle, horn inlays, Spanish haircomb brass pictorial, jewels, fabulous creature, and Zodiac Gemini DUG. Donated by Bob and Laurel Weinberg. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $140

Next minimum bid: $150

#40 Horn Bird Inlay

Silver bird and wreath border inlay in horn. Donated by Jill and Raney Gilliland. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $185

Next minimum bid: $195

#41 Black Glass Duo

Two Div. I black glass including an enamel butterfly and a colorful tile inset with 13 points. Donated by Laurel Weinberg. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#42 Faux Bois Black Glass

Large Div. I black glass featuring a painted imitation wood grain border and continuing into the center leaf and bloom motifs. Donated by Maryalice Ditzler. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $156

Next minimum bid: $166

#43 Springtime! Framed Card

Always SPRING into buttons with this fun Springtime card of 18 Div. I and III in assorted materials including lucite, glass, celluloid, polymers, coconut shell, metals, and ceramic. The buttons are mounted on a butterfly embroidered textile. Donated by Peggy Anstrand. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#44 CC Glass Card

42 small Div. III clear and colored glass, mostly pictorials including musical instruments, animals, insects, and botanical subjects. Donated by Peggy Anstrand. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#45 Three Button Dolls

Three fun button dolls bringing you smiles and charm to help alleviate the pandemic. Donated by Pam Evans. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $75

Next minimum bid: $85

#46 Two Button Books

“The Book of Buttons” by Joyce Whittemore, “A practical and creative guide to the decorative use of buttons,” published 1992 and “Button Button: Identification and Price Guide,” published 2000 by Peggy Ann Osborne. Donated by Kate Simpson. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#47 Black Buttons Group

This group of five buttons includes a Div. I black glass swirlback with dotted overlay, Div. III black glass aurora luster, moonglow, Art Deco, and a black celluloid with painted white plastic floral escutcheon. Donated by Kate Simpson. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $33

Next minimum bid: $38

#48 Mother/Daughter Pearl

Carved from the dark to the light, this lovely pearl pair includes steel embellishment and gold luster paint enhancement in the intricate engraved detail. Donated in the memory of Kathy Figenshau by her family. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $99

Next minimum bid: $109

#49 Painted Portrait Under Glass

A delicate Elizabethan lacy collar is the fashion for this lovely lady’s portrait handpainted on natural material set under glass. The portrait is prong-mounted in the openwork brass border embellished with sparkling paste jewels. Donated by Maxine Richmond. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#50 Black Glass Cameo

Milk glass cameo portrait of a classic female portrait, her hair twined with flowing braided tresses, mounted on a black glass wafer with beveled edge. Shown in the BBB on PL 225-27. Donated by Maxine Richmond. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#51 Glass Minerva in Brass

Molded and painted caramel glass of the goddess Minerva set in a brass heart border with mirror inner liner. The glass background is painted to replicate wood. Donated by Matthew Brown. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#52 Medium Glass Cameo Swirlback

Medium Div. I classic molded head on translucent white glass with swirlback reverse. Donated by Maxine Richmond. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#53 Three Cranes Sepia Glass

Large Div. I white glass with sepia wash featuring a design of three cranes against a radiating background. Donated by Ann Olson. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#54 Hummingbird Glass

Hand hammered fine silver hummingbird encased over dichroic landscape by studio artist Martha Duplessis. The glass is mounted on a copper disc. Donated by Martha Duplessis. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#55 Zia Earthenware

An earthenware from the southwest featuring a bird design. Zia buttons were made for only a short time in the 1940s. Donated by Byson Buttons. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $147

Next minimum bid: $157

#56 XLG Ceramic Birds Group

An “Aves Collection” from Clay Decor featuring four XLG ceramic bird designs with pine green glaze. Handmade, by artist Anne Foulke, from hand-carved molds. The buttons go through two firings, including a second high firing to over 2000 degress F. This high-firing process creates super durable buttons that are safe for the washing machine. All non-toxic (and lead-free) materials are used. Find out more at www.clay-decor.com. Donated by Susanne Melasic. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#57 Cupid and Other Pictorials Card

Eleven wonderful pictorials, many featuring Cupid, including a Div. I silver inlay in horn, hallmark silver, molded horn, silvered openwork with black glass paste embellishment, porcelain transfer, and two brass pictorials. Also includes an XLG Div. III Ashley and an openwork carved wood studio. Other pictorials include a embroidered bird on fabric studio and an openwork carved wood Cupid studio. Donated by Laura Jewell. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $400

Next minimum bid: $425

#58 Scarab Beetle

An XLG cast metal scarab beetle in openwork design. Donated by Janet Tutton. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#59 Benson Bee on Honeycomb

This XLG vegetable ivory features a cast brass bee, a bamboo honeycomb with brown super glue honey, rhinestones, and the natural bark V.I. edge. Donated by Bob Benson. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#60 Necklace in Brown Case

A lovely and beautifully crafted necklace featuring a Div. I silver lustered black lacy glass button with center 10-petal floral design on a double beaded aurora luster strand with connecting silver beads. Includes the satin-lined carrying case. Donated by Peggy Anstrand. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $56

Next minimum bid: $66

#61 Black Glass In Metal

XLG Art Deco black glass design mounted in metal with a black celluloid rim. Donated by Merry Jo Thoele. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#62 Last Supper Bethlehem Pearl

Large carved mother-of-pearl from Bethlehem depicting Jesus and his disciples at the “Last Supper.” Donated by Judy Schwenk and Jim Nolan. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#63 Gates Watch Crystal

A large watch crystal button by the late T. J. Gates with an image of the head of a young lady in decorated bonnet and his signature glitter. Signed “Butterwick?, c. 1865, TJG ‘68.” Donated by Dianne Chmidling. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#64 Two Shell Buttons

A medium abalone shell decorated with a painted brass star by the Mud, Metal, and Fire studio, and a large Div. I carved shell with steel embellishment. Donated by Nancy Boyer. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#65 Pied Piper

The Pied Piper of Hamelin piping all the rats out of town as a “twinkle” steel moon illuminates the scene. Shown BBB PL 199-15. Mint condition provides detail not usually seen on this button. Donated by the Oregon State Button Society. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#66 Mushroom/Snail Embroidery

Colorful mushrooms, a snail, butterflies, and fireflies in a magical night sky are artistically and expertly embroidered on this XLG fabric covered button by artist Camie Dyson of Indiana. Her signature is embroidered on the side of the button. The artist creates all her own designs. She does not use any pre-made templates. Donated by Dianne Chmnidling. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $105

Next minimum bid: $115

#67 Sam Biern Pearl Background

A large Sam Biern design with iridescent shell background, yellow metal escutcheon and yellow metal mount. Backmarked SAM BIERN N.Y.C. Donated by Katrinka Quirk. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $145

Next minimum bid: $155

#68 Cloisonné Enamel Head

An exquisite Art Nouveau woman’s head with floral hairpiece in cloisonné enamel using fine silver wire, leaded vitreous enamels and luster finish on the silver disc. One of a kind by studio artist Karen Cohen. Donated by Karen Cohen. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $160

Next minimum bid: $170

#69 Three Div. I

Three large Div. I buttons including a brass pictorial of Madame Chrysanthemum, a carved pearl with steel embellishment, and an early 20th C. iridescent grey shell button with brass escutcheon depicting two Dutch girls wearing traditional clothing. Donated by Renee Comeau. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#70 Samoth Ceramic

A vintage Samoth Ceramic Greek key pattern with green and red glaze and sepia background tint. Samoth Ceramics of Oakland, CA created works by hand mid-20th century. Donated by Renee Comeau. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $61

Next minimum bid: $71

#71 Minnesota Commemorative Battersea

An XLG Battersea pewter commemorating the great state of Minnesota for the state Button Society’s 2018 annual show. Comes mounted on a card with native birch bark. Donated by Lin Bren. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $100

Next minimum bid: $110

#72 Doodling Button

“Doodling At Work” is the title of this studio creation by artist Ann Howe. This fabric covered button features a plastic pencil realistic button, cotton print fabric, white metal bead edging, and tiny 15º Japanese seed beads in various colors. Comes mounted in her unique matchbox paper case. Donated by Ann Howe. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $63

Next minimum bid: $73

#73 Brooks Trio

A butterfly, a sailboat, and a fish brightly painted on casein by the renowned British pair Edith and Alan Brooks. Donated by Joan Lindsay. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $165

Next minimum bid: $175

#74 Monochrome Enamel Transfer Set

A set of four monochrome transfer enamels with steel borders depicting couples in pastoral settings. This set was featured on the cover of the Oct. 1975 issue of Just Buttons (a copy of the cover is included with the card). Donation from the collection of Lucille Weingarten. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $325

Next minimum bid: $350

#75 Shell Overlay Scene

An intricate carved and pierced mother-of-pearl mounted over a smoky iridescent shell with a detailed rural life scene. Two women with gathering aprons work amongst the fields and under the pole building. Donated by Gary Brockman. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $431

Next minimum bid: $456

#76 18th-C Copper

Large 18th century two-color copper with alternating pattern of meandering dots and chased stripes. Donated by Judy Schwenk and Jim Nolan. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $130

Next minimum bid: $140

#77 18th-C Habitat

Seeds and feathery grasses over a mica background and under a domed glass mounted in a copper rim comprise this 18th century habitat. Donated by Merry Jo Thoele. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#78 Button Mold #2 (B)

A four cavity late 18th to early 19th century bronze/brass button mold. Cavities would produce two convex 15 mm buttons, one flat 16 mm button and two 21 mm flat buttons. Gate measures 3”. The reverse of the mold has a depressed mark “M”. Overall condition is very good. Also included are a string of buttons made by this mold. Anonymous donation with funds directed to NBS Junior Division. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $300

Next minimum bid: $325

#79 Button Mold #3 (C)

A four cavity late 18th to early 19th century brass/bronze button mold. Two convex buttons at 16 mm, one flat button at 16 mm, and one convex button at 14 mm. One handle tang is 1/4” shorter than the other and the gate measures 3 inches. The reverse has the depressed mark “NM” and condition is good. Anonymous donation with funds directed to NBS Junior Division. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $113

Next minimum bid: $123

#80 Horn Queen Elizabeth II

A molded black horn with a detailed portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth II, made at the time of her coronation in 1953. Originally marketed by Pitt of London. Donated by Roger and Maureen Needham in honor of the Queen’s 95th birthday. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#81 Garter

Betty Boop jacquard-woven fabric garter. Donated by Roberta Schuler. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#82 Art Nouveau Brass over Pearl

Quality Art Nouveau engraved brass floral design over a highly iridescent shell background. Donated by Elaine Cossman. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $155

Next minimum bid: $165

#83 Forget-Me-Nots Enamel

Jugenstil era enameled silver with a center of forget-me-nots over black and a lovely turquoise color enamel border. Backmark STERLING. Donated by Elaine Cossman. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $126

Next minimum bid: $136

#84 Limoges Enamel Head

This medium Limoges enamel features the portrait of a young woman with red foil enamel head piece and green foil enamel dress against the deep blue foil background. Mounted in unmarked silver. Donated in honor of Phyllis Paule by her family. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $220

Next minimum bid: $245

#85 Modern Shakudo

A modern metal from Japan made in the style of the 19th century and older Shakudo metalwork. A smiling figure carries a full load as he wades through water. Donated by Marion Nebiker. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $100

Next minimum bid: $110

#86 Herald

Known as “The Herald” and shown BBB PL 209-15, this gentleman stands next to a bridge and carries a set of bagpipes. German backmark. Donated by Lisa and Al Schultz. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $76

Next minimum bid: $86

#87 DIG in Metal

Botanical stems are revealed in the center glass design that is mounted in an attractive border with raised tulip motif over a dark tinted ground. Paint enhancement. German backmark. Donated by Joni Goldbarg. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#88 Peacock Feathers V.I.

This vegetable ivory from Bob Benson features a dichroic glass center, abalone shell, rhinestones, and peacock feathers. Donated by Bob Benson. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#89 Purple Gay 90s

This Gay 90s button features a rectangular purple striped glass jewel bordered on either side by a pierced brass design and a row of graduated steels. Donated by Sharon Braund. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $130

Next minimum bid: $140

#90 Handkerchief Nesting Birds

Two birds tend to a nest with eggs on this large brass with handkerchief corners. Donated by Gary Brockman. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $350

Next minimum bid: $375

#91 Tortoise Veneer Inlay

Beautifully constructed tortoise veneered to horn is inlaid with an engraved silver pinwheel, aluminum floret center and aluminum petal accents. Donated by Kareen Strumpel. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $390

Next minimum bid: $415

#92 Japoniste Wax Resist

An oriental scene created using a wax-resist stencil process on the natural material. Donated by Kareen Strumpel. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#93 Amber Glass Genghis Khan

Detailed amber glass scene depicts Genghis Khan astride his steed with warriors in the foreground and a building in the background. Shown BBB PL 237-1. The amber glass has a beautiful glow in the light. Donation from the collection of Lucille Weingarten. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $600

Next minimum bid: $650

#94 Framed Oriental Buttons

Six oriental themed buttons mounted creatively on a framed Japanese print. Buttons include a large pearlized celluloid with brass dragon, dyed pearl with gold-filled engraved dragon, modern enamel in green depicting Mt. Fuji, modern Satsuma with bamboo, and two small buttons with Asian characters. (No shank-harm mounting). Donated by Peggy Anstrand. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $125

Next minimum bid: $135

#95 Chinese Zodiac Set

Twelve button Chinese Zodiac set in yellow metal in its original red velvet presentation box. Chinese Zodiac year dating information included. Donation from the collection of Lucille Weingarten. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $375

Next minimum bid: $400

#96 Jade Butterflies on V.I.

An XLG vegetable ivory by Bob Benson featuring butterfly wing under a plastic cover in a silver bezel mount. Two jade butterflies adorn the plastic shield. Double rhinestone border. Donated by Bob Benson. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $151

Next minimum bid: $161

#97 Turtle V.I.

This XLG vegetable ivory from Bob Benson features a carved MOP turtle surrounded by a border of clear epoxy over sand, shells, seaweed, pearls, miscellaneous stones and glitter. Donated by Bob Benson. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $170

Next minimum bid: $180

#98 Sailing Vessels Ceramics

This six button group of transfer images on ceramic features notable sailing vessels. By Stella Rzanski. Donated by Joanne Irons. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $80

Next minimum bid: $90

#99 Revolutionary Ceramic Transfers

Four famous Revolutionary scenes painted by American artists are depicted in these porcelain transfers by Beatrice Fisher. Donation by Lynn Keller. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#100 Lancers Button

National Lancers Co. A, 1st Battalion Light Dragoons brass uniform. Donated by Bruce Cole of Bear Buttons. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#101 Card of School Uniform Buttons

A great card of 24 pairs of U.S. School uniform buttons. All labeled with school name, Albert’s reference and usage dates. Schools include U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Principia College, St. Louis, Purdue University, and others. Donated by Bruce Cole of Bear Buttons. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $126

Next minimum bid: $136

#102 Uniform Buttons of the U.S. by Tice

This 500+ page book includes information on 18th and 19th century button manufactures in the U.S., button suppliers to the Confederate States, Antebellum and Civil War buttons of the U.S., and uniform buttons of the various states, 1776-1865. Donated by the Red Cedar Button Club of Wisconsin, in honor of past member Carol Miller (1920-2015) Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $205

Next minimum bid: $230

#103 Dating Buttons Book by Tice

Dating buttons; a chronology of button types, makers, retailers and their backmarks: companion to the previous lot, Uniform Buttons of the United States, 1776-1865. This book includes information on manufacturing buttons, origins of backmarks, American retail button merchants, catalog of English button makers & merchants, Antebellum & Civil War button suppliers to the south, and assigning buttons to periods of time and cultures. First printing, 2003. Donated by the Red Cedar Button Club of Wisconsin, in honor of past member Carol Miller (1920-2015). Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $400

Next minimum bid: $425

#104 Fabric Presidents Set

33 U.S. Presidents are represented on this set of 35 fabric-covered metal buttons, from George Washington to Dwight Eisenhower, with two buttons depicting the U.S. Capitol and the Great Seal. The Nittany Club of Pennsylvania sold these sets in the late 1950s. Donation from the collection of Lucille Weingarten. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $55

Next minimum bid: $65

#105 Star Card

35 small to medium buttons in various materials, all featuring stars. Donated by Sue Jenkins. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#106 Three Military Cards

46 uniform buttons are included on these three cards. Donated by Sue Jenkins. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#107 Scottie Dog Head Jewel

This carved vegetable ivory mount sports a background of dichroic rhinestones for a radiating rainbow effect behind the brass Scottie dog head. Donated by Bob Benson. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $77

Next minimum bid: $87

#108 Burwood Scotties

A pair of Scottish Terriers, each sporting a collar bow, face each other on this well-defined wood composition. Donated by Carolyn Webb. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $72

Next minimum bid: $82

#109 Enamel Turtle Fable

A charming Janet White moveable enamel button. The turtle’s shell opens to reveal the hitchhiking hare. The button comes mounted on the artist’s specially designed card. Donated by Janet White. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $165

Next minimum bid: $175

#110 Clay Decor Ceramic Bird and Patterns

A ceramic chickadee and four stylized circle patterns. Handmade, by artist Anne Foulke, from hand-carved molds. The buttons go through two firings, including a second high firing to over 2000 degress F. This high-firing process creates super durable buttons that are safe for the washing machine. All non-toxic (and lead-free) materials are used. Find out more at www.clay-decor.com. Donated by Susanne Melasic. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#111 Silver Scorpion Glass

By Martha Duplessis, this large glass lampwork imitates fossilized ammonite and features an encased hand hammered fine silver scorpion. Copper plate mount. Donated by Martha Duplessis. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#112 Quimby Nerikomi Ceramic

An XLG square-shape ceramic by John Quimby utilizing the Japanese Nerikomi technique of layering colored clay into patterns. This pattern goes through the clay from front to back. Donated by Jane McClean. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $33

Next minimum bid: $38

#113 Summer Delights Card #1

Six luscious fruit buttons for healthy snacks including celluloid apples, pears, and lemons, and a Bakelite pear. Donated by Peggy Bedford. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $75

Next minimum bid: $85

#114 Summer Delights Card #2

Six more yummy summery edibles including a celluloid apple, celluloid strawberries and a deep red Bakelite strawberry, Bakelite pear, and celluloid summer squash. Donated by Peggy Bedford. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $72

Next minimum bid: $82

#115 Marie Curie

This glow-in-the dark button features the radioactive researcher/scientist Marie Curie, in glass millefiori by artist Jodie McDougal. Donated by Jodie McDougal. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $176

Next minimum bid: $186

#116 Outline Glory

This Div. I small glass is a scarce #16 outline glory. Teal green dab outlined in opaque white. Donated by Gary Brockman. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $406

Next minimum bid: $431

#117 Pink Glass Necklace

Three vintage rose pink aurora glass buttons, including one with a molded rose bloom, dangle on this no-harm designed necklace created at Grandmother’s Buttons. Donated by Susan Davis of Grandmother’s Buttons. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#118 Boating Set

A variety of watercraft on a set of celluloid-litho Birmingham trade buttons in the original box. Backmarked. Late 19th/early 20th C. Donated by Sue Moncrieff. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $477

Next minimum bid: $502

#119 Dolphin in V.I.

Carved mother-of-pearl dolphin surrounded by a border of clear epoxy over sand, shells, seaweed, pearls, jade and miscellaneous stones, and glitter in the vegetable ivory base. Donated by Bob Benson. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $95

Next minimum bid: $105

#120 V.I. Turtle

Carved vegetable ivory turtle set in clear epoxy over sand, shells, miscellaneous stones, and glitter. The vegetable ivory base retains its natural bark outer edge. Donated by Bob Benson. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $170

Next minimum bid: $180

#121 Fortune Gods Satsuma

The seven Japanese Gods of Fortune, all on one medium size Satsuma porcelain. Donation from the collection of Lucille Weingarten. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#122 Cinnabar Buckle

Double teardrops in carved cinnabar with an all-over floral design comprise this two-part buckle. Donation from the collection of Lucille Weingarten. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#123 Boxwood Foo Dog

Intricately carved boxwood Foo Dog, the Asian guardian lion. Donated by Alice Eubank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#124 Mandala V.I.

This vegetable ivory features a paper mandala pattern under a soft epoxy shield with triple borders of pink rhinestones, and inlay lapis and red coral gemstone. Donated by Bob Benson. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $65

Next minimum bid: $75

#125 Japanese Enamel Card

A card of 30 brightly colored enamels from Japan. Includes a realistic leaf and butterfly, realistic floral bloom and rectangular shapes. Mostly pictorials including Unicorn, Queen of Hearts, Lily of the alley, Cow, and Boxer Dog. Donation from the collection of Lucille Weingarten. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $225

Next minimum bid: $250

#126 Woodback Oriental

Madame Chrysanthemum stands with open fan on a balcony with large vase of ferns. Hints of the original lavender tint remain on the pierced brass design over a woodback. Donated by Jill and Raney Gilliland. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $36

Next minimum bid: $41

#127 Fumi Ukai Pewter

Four cast pewter buttons designed by Fumi Ukai using old Chinese silver findings as inspiration. The buttons come mounted on a card with a print of the February 1992 NBS Bulletin article featuring the buttons. Donated by Sue Jordan and Martha Towne of Grandma’s Buttons. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $54

Next minimum bid: $64

#128 Enamel Group

Six enamel buttons including a large soft peach low dome radial patterned basse-taille, a medium champleve oval, and four small linear shapes including three basse-taille and a 12-sided champleve. Donated by Joy Journeay. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $180

Next minimum bid: $190

#129 Deluxe Portrait

A portrait painting on natural material set under glass and prong-mounted in a paste jeweled border, further enhanced by another openwork scalloped border beset with paste jewels. Donated by Bruce Beck, Lion & Unicorn Auctions. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#130 Chinese Enamel Trio

Three large and brightly colored enamels from China. Two feature an all-over floral design, and the third is decorated with a single open bloom. Counter-enameled. Donated by Bruce Beck, Lion & Unicorn Auctions. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $95

Next minimum bid: $105

#131 Button Mold #4 (D)

A four cavity late 18th to early 19th century bronze/brass button mold. Two convex cavities at 15 mm, one flat at 15 mm, and one flat at 21 mm. Gate measures 3” and there is a depressed mark of “IM” on the reverse. The proceeds from this anonymous donation are designated for the NBS Juniors Division. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $135

Next minimum bid: $145

#132 Button Mold #5 (E)

A three cavity late 18th to early 19th century bronze/brass button mold, all for flat buttons measuring one for 22 mm, and three for 19 mm. Very nice checkered pattern on the cavities. This mold would have made very thin buttons. Gate measures 4 1/8” and is considerably heavier than the others. Condition is very good. The proceeds from this anonymous donation are designated for the NBS Juniors Division. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $153

Next minimum bid: $163

#133 The Little Eaglet

Sarah Bernhardt as L’Aiglon (or the Little Eaglet), a role the actress first performed in 1900 and considered one of her best. The eagle forms a fabulous border around the portrait on this one-piece brass. Shown BBB PL 160-21. Donated by Susan Barber. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#134 Coaching Scenes Enamels

Travel through the seasons in a coach and four with these large enamel transfer scenes by Joy-Robbins-England. Donation from the collection of Lucille Weingarten. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $82

Next minimum bid: $92

#135 Lion of Lucerne

Brass depiction of the famous monument in Lucerne, Switzerland commemorating the Swiss Guards slain at the Tuileries in 1792 after the seizure of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Shown BBB PL 263-4. Donated by Jan Roxberg. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#136 The Holy Family

XLG pink jasperware depicts the Holy family. A 1973 piece from the studio of Edna Babington. Donated by Laurel Weinberg. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $73

Next minimum bid: $83

#137 St. Cecilia at the Organ

St. Cecelia playing her heavenly music at the Organ, a classic and always desired Victorian pictorial. Shown BBB PL 247-18. Plaited-braid design over the twinkle border. Donated by Russa Milburn and Brenda Eilbracht, Aunt Polly’s Parlor. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#138 Wizard of Oz Group

Here’s Dorothy and Toto, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow heading down the yellow brick road. Plastic-coated transfers on paper with metal backs. Also included is a photo lithograph under a plastic shield of a young Judy Garland. Donated by Sharon Braund. Est. selling price is $30-60.