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You can definately feel a difference in the temperature and hardness of glass or plastics.Whatever your collecting passion, it's quite likely that you would be able to add to it by including buttons.Amazingly, dog buttons apparently far outnumber the cat ones, thus making it a bit more expensive accumulating kitty buttons. You can hunt for animal buttons from A to Z or even use the animal kingdom classification. It is unclear what the unknown creators of this unofficial holiday aimed to do.Maybe they wanted people to count the buttons in their button stash or count the number of buttons on their shirt?I’ve always thought that to be a good dealer, you don’’t just sell your merchandise, you know your product and help the customer learn about what they are purchasing.
Buttons with pictorial designs have been made during all periods.
Other club members have contributed much to my growing knowledge of buttons. Paperweight: Buttons with a 'setup' and a cap of clear glass to give depth. Plastic: Moldable materials almost exclusively synthetic. Studio: Buttons made for collectors and not for the 'trade' where they would be marketed to the public at large.
Some of the most interesting buttons I have collected include a hand-painted miniature on Ivory and some Enameled, Sterling, Arts and Crafts period buttons. Studs: Button look-likes with a post and disk on the reverse.
Sort the buttons by material and store them in breathable (not airtight) containers. It seems everyone would love their buttons to be of this material, even though it is primarily the realistic bakelite buttons that have the value. An alternative is to make a small amount of paste out of comet or any cleaning powder.
Metal and some older plastics, particuarly celluloid, do not mix well. Dampen a white cloth ..some paste.polish in an unobtrusive spot on the button.There are some wonderful books available to help with your research. I do not suggest cleaners with chemicals like 409 or scrubbing bubbles.