Old Buttons Shop

Official webshop of Sylvia Llewelyn Author of Old Buttons, Anno Publications.
Purveyor of antique & vintage buttons, & jewellery. Established since 1979, Kings Road Chelsea, London.


Welcome to our easy to use site .

Remember that all Post & Packing Anywhere in the World is FREE:

Small (Dia. Of button. Under 20mm , 30 L or  ¾ inch)

Medium (Dia. Of button.  Between 20mm and 38mm, 30 L – 60 L or ¾  inch – 1½inch)

Large (Dia. Of button. Over  38mm, 60 L or 1½ inch)

And the colour, Red, Yellow or Cream, Pink, Blue, Orange, Purple, Green, Grey, Black, White, Silver or Gold or Brass. (Remember a contrasting colour on a fabric can be striking, for example black buttons on red)

Remember that all Post & Packing Anywhere in the World is FREE!

Just click the button or item into your shopping cart, add the quantity you require. Then pay by paypal.com and your buttons will be sent out to you the next day.

Or just contact us with any enquiry.

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    With Price Guide Now!

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    EMAIL DIRECT TO SYLVIA FOR ORDERS if you have any problems with checkout...Thanks

    ** ALL STOCK IS UP TO DATE- But if you have any problems with checkout and paypal just let me know via email. I can see orders even if they did not complete. Email if you need to specify size. Thank you **
    Sunday 1st February 2015 Stall selling buttons at Antik Placc, Ankert, 33 Palne Edy utca, Budapest 7th District. Near the Opera House.
    Ever fancied running your own Vintage business?? Small Franchise Regional Representatives Wanted. Contact Sylvia for more information. sylvia@oldbuttonsshop.com
    23.1.2015 From a Customer in Middlesex, London...'Just to confirm, the buttons arrived safely today - perfect, thank you.'
    12.1.2015 From A Designer in Isle of Lewis, U.K....'Just a note to let you know that the buttons have arrived and I am delighted with them.'
    18.11.2014 From a Customer in London...'Good news I have received the 2 buttons today. Thank you so much for keeping contacting with me.
    I really love these 2 buttons, they are very suitable to my coat. So I can wear my coat tomorrow, London is so cold now.'
    Stock of our cards of Vintage button sets for sale, now in the Fleamarket Shop, Bolhapalota, 20 Iranyi utca, by Ferenciek Tere, 5th District, Budapest, Hungary.
    11.10.2014 From a Customer in London, UK...'Thank you for the buttons.Thy are beautiful, I will certainly be buying more in the future.'
    30.8.2014 From Customer in Chester, UK...'I lost two hours having a lovely time searching for buttons this afternoon. I am hoping to upstyle a black jacket (like my Gran used to do) and in the process have found a love of buttons!
    14.08.2014 From Customer in Cheltenham, Uk..'Buttons arrived today and are ideal'.
    8.7.2014 From UK Customer..' I just wanted you to know that I bought your book for my wife on a recent trip to London and she loved it so much that she immediately decided to collect buttons. To treat her again and start her collection I bought some buttons off a website not realising that it was yours! So it was a big surprise this morning to receive your email and find I'd purchased from the author of the book!
    30.6.2014 From a Customer in Canada...'The buttons arrived and they are beautiful!! - The color is great, and I have put them up on the dress and it is like they were meant to be there!'
    25.6.2014 Review of 'Old Buttons' Book from US Customer....'It is a great book. Learned a lot about buttons. Really a beautiful book.'
    Price Guide to 'Old Buttons' book Out Now! Appendix pamphlet giving a price for all the buttons featured in my book. Orders being taken now...£2.50 including postage-Anywhere in the World. Order by email via Contact Us.
    Buttons are measured in the Rag trade by Lignes/Lines. A wonderful Ligne Chart/ guage is in 'Old Buttons' book which makes measuring buttons so easy and professional. Worth buying the book just for this!!
    Ligne 30 = 0.75 inch (19.1mm)
    Ligne 40 = 1 inch (25.4mm)
    Ligne 50 = 1.25 inch (31.8mm)
    'Old Buttons' book avilable in the V & A Museum bookshop, London, UK.

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