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

Welcome to our Shop!

We have 100,000 Vintage buttons in Stock and at least 800 Styles in Quantity. 
SIZES OF BUTTONS (in mm, Inches and Lignes)
EXTRA LARGE ( 35 mm – 44.5mm)  1.5 – 1. 75 inches  L.55 – L.70
LARGE (28.6mm – 35mm)  1.15 -1.5 inches  L.45 -L.55
MEDIUM (19.1mm – 28.6mm)  0.75 -1.15 inches  L. 30-L.45
SMALL (12.7mm – 19.1mm)  0.5 – 0.75 inch  L.20 -L.30
TINY (6.4mm – 12.7mm)  0.25 – 0.5 inch  L.10 – L.20

About Us

Old Buttons Shop is the website of Sylvia LLewelyn who is a Qualified Valuer of Antiques and Art and who has been collecting and dealing in buttons for many years in London, around the UK and in Budapest , Hungary. Her collection of buttons has examples from 450 BC to Present day, and in 2011 her book ‘Old Buttons’ was published with 900 individual photos of buttons with a complimentary Price Guide. Selling over 2,000 copies Worldwide including many Museum shops including the V & A Museum, the Louvre Decorative Arts Museum, Paris and all the Museums in Budapest, Hungary. A copy of the book can be ordered on the website (Signed and Dedicated if you Request) or also Available on Amazon, Etsy and Ebay.

Our customers said

19.5.2021 From Customer of ‘Old Buttons’ book in Illinois. USA..’Your delightful little book arrived today and I wanted to thank you. It is full of

9.2.2021 From A Customer in UK ‘Just to let you know my button has arrived and I have just sewn it onto the teddy bear

5.10.2020 From a Customer in Ireland…” The buttons have arrived and they are gorgeous!!  I can’t wait to sew them on the cardigan I’ve just

4.6.2020 From a Customer in Cheshire, UK..’ THANKYOU so much for the vintage buttons that arrived today . Thought you may like to see them

11.5.2020 A nice bit of Positive Feedback from a Customer in this customer was subject to her order being delayed by the Postal Services

5.3.2020 From a Customer in West Yorkshire..    ‘Just to let you know the buttons have just arrived. They are beautiful and just what I was