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.

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Crown 'Stay Bright' brass button

Quality Crown insignia domed ‘Stay Bright’ brass button. Shank.
Size.Dia. 19.1mm (0.75 inch) L.30
*Available in Quantity-(70 IN STOCK)*
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Art Nouveau Green Mother-of-Pearl large button

Beautiful original Art Nouveau button in an opework brass floral design with higlighted colour in enamel painted encasing a dark green dyed Mother-of-Pearl centre. One for a Collector or for a very special garment. In Perfect Condition. From a Private Collection.
Size. Dia. 31mm (approx 1.25 inches)
*Only 1 Available*

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Painted Enamel Brass Flower button

Vintage button of probably Csheckoslovakian origin with painted enamel blue petals to form a flower in a open filigree design. Shank.
Size Dia. 14mm
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Chain and White Dome Centre button (no.00466)

Metal anituqed brass button with a relief chain design and a central white dome (which could be painted another colour to give the Medieval Cloak-look). Shank.
Dia. Size. 35mm L.55
*Available in Quantity- (11 IN STOCK)*
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Brown Gilt Edge button (no.00519)

Quality brown slightly domed matt button cased in a gilt metal edge. 2 Holes.
Size. Dia. 19.1mm (0.75 Inch) L.30
**Available in Quantity – (89 IN STOCK)**

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Art Nouveau Lily Sterling Silver London 1903 button

Authentic pure Art Nouveau Sterling Silver button. What a rarity to see this beautiful biomorphic lilly with leaves and buds in an openwork design with shank on the back. Makers Mark F. Hallmarked London 1903. In Perefect Condition. from a Private Collection.
Size. Dia. 25mm (1 inch) L.40
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Large Sterling Silver Dutch Floral Button London 1904

Super large Sterling Silver button with and open work Dutch tulip and floral design. Rope twist edge. Shank. Makers Mark. L.H. Hallmarked London 1904. In Perfect Condition. From a Private Collection.
Size. Dia.35mm (Nearly 1.5 inches) L.55

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Art Nouveau Brass Flower button

Original Antique Art Nouveau brass metal open design button with a central poppy-like flower and leaves. Shank on the back. From a Private Collection.
Size.Dia. 28mm (over 1 inch)
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Sterling Silver London 1901 Lattice button

Antique Sterling Silver button in an open lattice deisgn with swags and floral embellishments. In Perfect Condition Hallmarked London with an ‘F’ impressed in back so possibly 1901. Makers Mark S J.
Size. Dia. 28mm (Over 1 inch)
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Art Nouveau Lady Sterling Silver Birmingham 1902button

Original Art Nouveau Sterling silver button with a lady playing a lute in a flower-shape background. Makers Mark J.G. Hallmarked Birmingham 1902. Shank. In Perfect condition. From a Private Collection.
Size. Dia. 20mm
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Art Nouveau Lady Head Brass button

Highly desirable original Art Nouveau brass button with a Lady’s head in a side panel with openwork ivy design with a shank on the back. Faces on buttons are higly collectable. From a Private Collection and in excellent condition.
Size. Dia. 26mm (over 1 inch)
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Art Nouveau Lady and Dragonfly Large Picture button

Wonderful large Antique original Art Nouveau Picture button from 1900′s in a coppery-gold relief design of a standing lady playing a lute riding on a dragonfly with bullrushes and lily frame. Black Jappaned back and shank, typcial of the period. In Perfect Condition. From a Private Collection.
Size. Dia. 35mm (nearly 1.5 inches) L.55
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Large Celluloid Gilt Rococo button

Late 19th Century or Turn of the Century early plastic celluloid button in a mottled red to imitate jasper encased in a brass frame and embellished with a gilt brass Rococo relief design. Perfect Condition. From a Private Collection. Black Jappaned back and shank.
Size.Dia. 33mm (Over 1.25 inches)
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Paris Back Rococo Mother-of- Pearl button

Wonderful rainbow-colourful thick early 19th Century Mother-of-pearl button encased in a gilt Rococo frame. Marked E M, PARIS on the back. Unfortunatley there are surface scratches on the Mother-off-pearl but which possible could be polished out, but still a rare Collectors button. from a Private Collection.
Size. Dia. 22mm L.36
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Plain Chrome 4-Hole Overall button (no.00462)

Stylish Vintage 40′s chrome overall/ uniform with four holes. 4 holes.
Size. Dia.17.8mm L.28
**Available in Quantity**(454 IN STOCK)

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Verdigree Rustic Small Dome button (no.00457)

Interesting raised rustic relief metalised plastic button with antique verdigree coppery brass tarnish finish. Shank.
Size. Dia. 19.1mm (0.75 inch) L.30
**Available in Quantity**(26 IN STOCK)

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Eagle and Anchor Silver button (no.00459)

Classic silver metalised plastic blazer button with a crown, eagle and anchor insignia. Shank.
Size. 19.1mm 0.75 inch L.30
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Silver Centre Bow button (no.00137)

Silver domed metalised plastic button with a central bow design. Shank.
Size. Dia.22.9mm L.36
**Available in Quantity- (66 In STOCK)

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Chrome Dome by Gaunt, London button

Vintage shiny chromium plated metal button by Gaunt, London. Shank
Size. Dia. 25mm (1 inch) L.40
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Two Figures Rococo Silver button

Antique silver metal button in a Rococo style of two figures from the later 19th Century. Marked with a Registration Design mark. Shank.
Size. Dia. 17mm

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'Renoylds Angels' Sterling Silver button 1900

Antique Sterling silver button depicting part of the Angels’ heads from the British artist Reynolds painter. Maker’s marks L & S. Hallmarked Birmingham 1900. Perfect condition. From a Private Collection.
Size. Dia. 18mm

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Stag and Wolves Picture button

Antique Picture button from the late 19th century featuring an ancient symbol of a stag being taken down by a pair of wolves. Image in pewter coloured metal in a brass surround. Typical Japanned back. Excellent condition. From a Private Collection. Shank.
Size. Dia.22mm

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Set of 4 Filgree Mirror-back Lozenge buttons

Rare set of silvered brass or metal filigree mirror-back buttons in an unusual lozenge shape. So hard to find these Vintage buttons in sets. In excellent condition.
Size. Width 22mm L.36
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Gold Open Edge Small Flower button (no.00446)

Shiny gold metalised plastic flower-shape button with open loops. Shank.
Size. Dia. L28
Matches larger button (no.00136 L.36)
**Available in Quantity**(351 IN STOCK)

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Gold Open Edge Flower button (no.00136)

Shiny gold metalised plastic button with open loop edge in a flower shape. Shank.
Size. Dia. 19.1mm L.36
**Available in Quantity- (170 IN STOCK)**
(Also Available in a Smaller size. L28 (no. 00446)

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Gunmetal Centre Flat Brass button (no.00090)

Antique-looking real metal button with a gunmetal centre and textured brass flat rim. Great for Period costumes. Shank.
Dia. 19.1mm L.30
Available in Quantity**(242 IN STOCK)**
(Available in 2 other sizes Medium No.00448 L.30 and Tiny No.00449 L.22)

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Brass Dragonfly button

Antique brass button from the 1900′s with a dragonfly design. From a Private Collection. Shank.
Size. Dia. 23mm
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Bronze Chain Small button (no.00437)

Bronze-coloured domed metalised plastic button with cetral recess surrounded by chain-like decoration. Shank.
Size.Dia. 15.2mm L.24
**Available in Qunatity-(80 IN STOCK)**

Other sizes available (No.00109 L.40 and No.00436 L.30)

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Bronze Chain Medium button (no.00436)

Domed button with a central hollow and chain effect surround. Shank.
Size.Dia.19.1mm (0.75inch) L.30
(Available in 2 other sizes, Larger no.00109 L40, and Smaller L24 no. 00437)
**Available in Quantity**(86 IN STOCK)

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Wavy Edge Small Silver button (no.00434)

Attractive quality antiqued silver metal small button with a fine conical beehive centre and frill surround. Shank. (Available in a Larger Size No.00143 L.30)
Dia. 17.8mm L.28
**Available in Quantity-(258 IN STOCK)**

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Wavy Edge Conical Centre Silver button (no.00143)

Attractive quality antiqued silver metal button with a fine conical beehive centre and frill surround. Shank. (Available in a Smaller Size No.00434 L28)
Dia. 19.1mm (0.75 inch) L.30
**Available in Quantity-(114 IN STOCK)**

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Blue Ceramic Brass Edge button (No.00142)

Lovely quality blue ceramic button with a tarnished brass edge. Great button for denim garments. Two holes.
**Available in Quantity-(505 IN STOCK)**
Size.Dia. L.30

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Boxed Set of Guinness Waistcoat buttons

Boxed original set of Guinness buttons that were given to the Landlords of pubs in the 1950′s. Each of the buttons has reverse painted under glass images of the advertising of the famous beer, such as the Toucan, Kangaroo, Ostrich, etc. with attractive ‘buff’ (golden) colour backgrounds. Brass edges that have slight rusty patches (but this set is in the best condition that I have ever had), as this deterioration is typical on this famous set of buttons. Box in good condition and card. Shank with detachable clips.
Size of Buttons. Dia.
Box. Size

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Art Nouveau Iris Sterling Silver Antique button Chester 1901

Rare Collector’s button of original Art Nouveau design of a repousee blooming iris in a biomorphic frame so typical of the style. Heavy guage Sterling silver with silver loop shank. Makers marks. WR. Hallmarked Chester 1901. From a special Private Collection.
Dia.30mm (1.25 inches) L.50
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Set of 3 Austro-Hungarian Goldstone buttons

Set of three rare goldstone buttons from the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy period (19th Century) in an octagonal done with Continental silver gilt finials.Fabulous for a special waistcoat. Long shaped shanks.
Overall length 20mm (0.75 inch)
Dia. 18mm L.28

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Cherub Small Picture button

Late 19th Century Austrian Picture button featuring a cherub. This type of button is very collectable and is featured in my book ‘Old Buttons’ on p.99 within a selcetion of metal Picture buttons Shank.
*Only 1 Available*
Size. Dia. 19.1mm (0.75 inch) L.30

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Antique Brass Small Open Framed button (no.00385)

A real brass button with antique patination with open work framed border. Good for Period Costume. Centre could be decorated in some way. Shank.
Size. Dia. 19.1mm (O.75 inch) L.30
**Available in Quantity**(118 IN STOCK)

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Antiqued Silver Medium Open Frill button (no.00384)

A real silver metal button with antique patination with open work framed border. Good for Period Costume. Centre could be decorated in some way. Shank.
Size. Dia. 22.9mm L.36
**Available in Quantity**(611 IN STOCK)

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Set of 5 Antique Brass Decorated buttons

Set of five attractive finely made floral decorated brass buttons from the 1900′s-1920′s. Super to give any garment that Vintage-look. Shank.
Size. Dia. 23mm L.36

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Federal Engineer 'Essayons' button

Federal engineer button, eagle with “Essayons”, fort and rising sun in ‘Stay Bright ‘ metal by Gaunt, London. Button depicts eagle with banner with motto, “Essayons”, fortifications, and rising sun, intended for officers of the engineer corps. Shank.
Size. Dia. 25mm (1 inch) L.40

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Bristish Rail/ Intercity button (No.00379)

Orginal silver vintage British Railway button, the Intercity service. Shank.
Size. Dia. 25mm (1 inch) L.40
**Available in Quantity- (15 IN STOCK)**

Available in a small size. L.36 (No.00380)

1 set of six Vintage Gold available.

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West Midlands Metropolitan Ambulance Service (No.00376)

Chrome uniform button for the West Midlands Metropolitan Ambulance Service. Nice one for a button Collection. Fire and Ambulance buttons are always desirable. Have a small quantity so could be used on a garment.
Dia.25mm (1 inch) L.40
**Available in Quantity- 38 IN STOCK**

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Coat of Arms Large button

Large Vintage Coat of Arms button with an interesting crest, of a knight over a shield and a motto ‘Fortis Qui Prudens’ in a ‘Stay Bright’ silver/gold over brass metal. Shank.
Dia. 28.6mm L45
**Available in Quantity – Only left 20 IN STOCK**

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Gold Bark Large button (no.00353)

Raised cushion of gold metalised plastic button, with stylised raised bark effect ,so good for Vintage garments. Shank.
Size .Dia. 28.6mm L.45
**Available in Quantity**(122 IN STOCK)

(Smaller Size Available 25mm (1 inch) L.40 no.00138)

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Meta Gilt button (no.00091)

Gold metalised plastic button with cricket creature and wheat with word ‘Meta’ in framed surround. Shank.
Size. Dia. 22.9mm L.36
**Available in Quantity**(128 IN STOCK)

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Gold Art Nouveau-style button (no.00096)

Quality gilt metal button with attractive openwork Art Nouveau-style design. Shank.
Size. Dia. 25mm (1 inch) L40
**Available in Quantity-(529 IN STOCK)**

(Available in Larger size L.55 no.00107).
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Rococo Brass Waistcoat button (no.00146)

Rococo-style antiqued brass metal small sleeve or waistcost. Matches with Larger button. Can be polished up. Shank.
Size. Dia. 15mm L. 23

**Available in Quantity**(525 IN STOCK)

Larger size avaialable L40 (No.00103)

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Italian Designer Metal button (no.00092)

Designer Italian writing Vietato L’Acceso on pewter metal button. Good for denims. Shank.
Size. Dia. 22.9mm L.36
**Available in Quantity**(60 IN STOCK)

Smaller size available L.30 (No.00441)

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Silver Dome Gashed Small button (no.00352)

Stylish quality silver metal button with black gash design. Shank. Available in 2 Sizes.
Size. Dia. 15mm L.24
**Available in Quantity-(462 IN STOCK)**
Larger Size Available (20mm L36) (no.00105)

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Tortoiseshell Brass Laurel Leaf and Crown button (no.00351)

High quality brass button with tortoiseshell trim with crown and laurel leaf central motif. Larger button of this style, suitable for blazer or coat. Shank
Size. Dia. 25mm (1 inch) L.40
**Available in Quantity**(59 IN STOCK)

Slightly Smaller Size Available L.30 (No.00101) also good for coat or blazer, or large sleeve button .

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Royal Club Golf Sleeve button (no.00368)

Brass metal flat sleeve button with ‘Royal Club’ then in tiny inscription around a stylised golf ball ‘Britsh Masters Golf’. Shank
Dia. 17mm L.28
**Avaiable in Quantity**(186 IN STOCK)

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Waistcoat button

Attractive Gentleman’s waistcoat button with cabouchon variagated natrual colours encased in silver metal. Shank
Size. Dia.17.8mm L.28
**(Only 7 Available -IN STOCK)**

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Aztec Bronze Finish Gold button (no.00286)

Interesting stylized cut bronzed gold/brass button of metalised resin. 2 holes
Dia. 22.9mm L.36
**Available in Quantity**(44 IN STOCK)

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Brass Vintage Anchor button (no.00360)

Vintage brass stylish anchor button on a plain background. Great button for knitwear. Shank
Size. Dia. 22.9mm L.36
**Available in Quantity-(65 IN Stock)**

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Large Gold Flower Metal button (No.00454)

Beautiful quality gold metal flower in a modern design for the special coat or jacket. Shank.
Dia:38.1 mm L.60

**Available in Quantity-(8 IN STOCK)**

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Art Deco Chrome Brown Star button (no.00323)

Art Deco chrome domed encased brown plastic button, simulating an enamelled six-pointed star. Integral Shank.
Size. Dia. 19.1mm (0.75 inch) L.30
**Available in a small quantity**(44 IN STOCK)

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Art Deco Chrome Beige Small button (no.00329)

Vintage Art Deco button in beige encased in chrome metal with an open lattice stylised design. Integral shank.
Size.Dia. 15.2mm L.24
**Available in Quantity**(533 IN STOCK)
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Art Deco Chrome Small Green button (no.00328)

Vintage Art Deco button in green encased in chrome metal with an open lattice stylised design. Integral shank.
Size.Dia. 15.2mm L.24
**Available in Quantity**(44 IN STOCK)

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Art Deco Chrome Blue Small button (no.00327)

Vintage Art Deco button in navy blue encased in chrome metal with an open lattice stylised design. Integral shank.
Larger size available.
Size.Dia. 15.2mm L.24
**Available in Quantity**( 183 IN STOCK)

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Art Deco Chrome Blue button (no.00326)

Vintage Art Deco button in navy blue encased with a chrome lattice stylised pattern. Integral shank.
Size. Dia. 17.8mm L.28
**Availble in Quantity**(183 IN STOCK)
Matching Sleeve button- (no.00327) Size. L.24

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Art Deco Chrome Beige Blazer button (no.00324)

Original Art Deco chrome button with a stylised lightning streak encased over a beige quality plastic button that looks like it would be enamel. (Very Poirot-style!). Integral shank.
Size. Dia. 19.1mm (0.75 inch) L.30
**Available in Quantity- (57 IN STOCK)**

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Art Deco Chrome Brown Blazer button (no.00325)

Original Art Deco chrome button with a stylised lightning streak encased over a brown quality plastic button that looks like it would be enamel. (Very Poirot-style!). Integral shank.
Size. Dia. 19.1mm (0.75 inch) L.30
**Available in Quantity** (116 IN STOCK)

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Tiny Faceted Steel Knop button (No.00577)

Shiny steel metalised plastic faceted knop button in a tiny size. Shank.
Dia. 15mm L.20
**Available in Quantity- (20 IN STOCK)**

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Celtic Chain Brass button (No.00179)

Large button with antiqued brass face with chain decoration with a central domed plastic base feature which can be decorated easily into another colour to make a faux stone. Good for Period Costume and as a cloak fastening. Shank.
Two Sizes.
**Available in Quantity**(7 IN STOCK)
Dia. 64.5mm L70

Other smaller size available. 35mm L55 (No.00466)

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Antiqued Brass Open Frame button (No.00102)

A real brass button with antique patination with open work framed border. Good for Period Costume. Centre could be decorated in some way. Shank.
Size. Dia. 35mm L.55
**Available in Quantity-(357 IN STOCK)**

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Gold Tinsel button (no.00322)

Bright gold metalised plastic button with relief faceted tinsel-like decoration. Shank.
Size Dia. 15.2mm L24
**Available in Quantity- (222- IN STOCK)**

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Dark Green Enamel Target button (No.00312)

Vintage 1970′s green enamelled button in gold metalised base in a circle target design.
Shank.
Dia. 19.1 mm L30
**Available in Quantity- (441 In Sotck)**

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Coiled Rope Small Gold button

Attractive small gold metalised plastic button in a coiled rope style, for that classic deisgn. Two holes.
Dia. 17.8mm L.28
**Available in Quantity- (67 In Stock)

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Baronial Brass Sleeve button (No.00350)

Fabulous domed brass sleeve button with livery crest of a Knight holding a shileld with a Viking ship motif, under a lion raapant with the motto above ‘AVITO TIRET HONORE’ marked with Maker on the back, Buttons ltd, Birmingham. Shank.
Size. Dia. 19.1mm 075 inch L30
**Available in Quantity**(33 IN STOCK)

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Minotaur Livery button

Silver metal domed Livery button with a Minotaur by Gaunt, London.
Shank.
Size 0.75 inch 19.1mm L30
**Available in Quantity -13 IN STOCK **
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Enamel Brass Square button

Egg shell blue enamel on brass metalised plastic square surround. Shank.
**Available in Quantity. (79 Available)
Size 28.6mm L45

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Royal Airforce buttons (No.00382)

Silver metal Royal Airforce buttons with Crown and flying bird. Made by Gaunt, London. Domed. Shank
Size Jacket/Blazer 1 inch 25mm L.40
(Sleeve Size no. 00383)
**Available in Quantity – (12 IN Stock)**

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Royal Yacht Club button (No.00378)

Quality brass Royal ‘S’ Yacht Club button. Crown and Anchor detail and rope twist edge.
Shank
Dia. 1 inch 25mm L.40
**Available in Quantity- 10 IN STOCK**
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Royal Regiment Silver Domed button

Royal Regiment Mongrammed button with a Crown. Domed silver made by Gaunt, London.
Shank
Dia. 29mm L45
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Gilt Ambulance Service button (No.00377)

Superb quality gilt brass button by the London Button Badge & Co. Made in England.
Shank
Size. Dia. 0.75 inch 19mm L.30
**Available in Quantity – (10 IN STOCK)**

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Olive and Amber Enamel Square button (no.00426)

Olive coloured enamel boder around an amber-coloured enamel centre in silver metalized plastic.
Shank
**Available in Quantity. 106 AVAILABLE **

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Green and Black Enamel Square button (No.00319)

Gilt metalized plastic sqare button with enamel green and black corners. Shank.
Size. 15.2mm L24
**Available in quantity. 176 Available**

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Brass Naval First World War button

Antique brass domed naval button with an anchor from First World War era. Vintage brass so will need polishing to taste.
Shank
Dia.25mm (1 inch) L40+
(Remember domed buttons use more buttonhole width!)
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Silver Feathers button (00095)

Silver feathers button. High quality metalized plastic.
Shank
Dia. 28.6 mm
L.45
Available in Quantity**(178 IN STOCK)

Available in 2 other sizes.
(No.00354 Dia. 22.9 mm L36 and No.00355 Dia. 14mm L22)

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Blond Horn Edge Metal button (00174)

Blond Horn-coloured plastic edge metal button with white metal dome centre and letter VIRTUS U.S.
Shank
Dia. 25mm (1 inch) L40
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Brass London Crest with Tortoiseshell Rim button (No.00211)

Brass metal London Crest with Tortoiseshell plastic rim button.
Shank
Dia. 20mm L36

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1970's Metal LOVE button

Fun metal button for a collection. Shank.
Size. Dia 28.6mm L.45
*Only 2 Available in Stock)

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'Old Buttons' Book by Sylvia LLewelyn (Published by Tandem Graphics Studio)

‘Old Buttons’ Book by Sylvia Llewelyn

The latest most comprehensive book to be published on buttons ever. With 900 individual colour photographs, depicting the fascinating history of buttons and separated into categories of materials that make identifying your buttons easy.

A great quality gift size pocket book that compliments the small size of the button which the publishers have painstakingly featured all individual button photographs to the button’s actual size and their interesting marks on the backs. Along with the clear text by Sylvia LLewelyn who is a qualified Valuer (Appraiser) of Antiques and Art, and also a collector and dealer of buttons in the last fifteen years; this book is an invaluable guide for any collector, fashion aficionado, antique or vintage trader or anyone having an interest in sewing.

Edition available in English or Hungarian.

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Crossed Canons Baronial button (00098)

Antiqued brass domed button with crosses canons under a Baronial crown.
Shank. **Available in Quantity** (74 IN STOCK)

Dia.22.9mm  L.36

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Farah 30 Jeans-style button (0099)

Silver metal button, great for denim clothes. Shank. Available in Quantity.
Size  19  L.30

Available in Quantity **(216 IN STOCK)

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Georgian-Style Antiqued Silver button (00089)

Beautiful quality silver metal domed button with fine engraved decoration, in a blacakened silver. A good button for Period costume. Shank . Size Dia. 25mm L.40

**Available in Quantity**(490 IN STOCK)**

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Brass Star button (No.00287)

Antiqued brass star-shaped button with a steel dot in the centre.

Shank

Dia. 19mm (0.75 inch)

L.30

Available in Quantity 23

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Gilt Brass 'Chanel' 1930's button (No.00231)

Vintage 1930′s hollow brass repousee button with beautiful gold leaf gilt colour. These were in a box layered in tissue with a label saying ‘Chanel’. They were the prize out of the stock of an old button shop circa 1900 to 1930′s which I purchased in Le Touquet, France about 15 years ago, as most of the buttons were early plastics.

Shank

Dia. 25mm (1 inch)
L. 40
61 Available

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Silver Art Nouveau-style button (No.00210)

Quality silver plated button in the Art Nouveau style with lily flowers in openwork swirl.

Shank

Dia.19.1 mm (0.75 inch)

L.30

Available in quantity 221

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18th/19th Centruy Steel-Cut button

An interesting example of a steel-cut button. Possibly from the late 18th Century but probably early 19th Century. Some darkened patches from metaldecay but good condition overall.

Dia. 25mm (1 inch)

L.40

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Picture button

A picture button of a cherub rding on a bird which has been silvered for effect on the brass. Typical Austrian picture button with black japanned back.

Shank

Dia. 25mm (1 inch)

L.40

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Metal Centre White Rim button (No.00180)

Quality silver metal button with patterned domed centre and white plastic marbled rim.

Shank

Dia. 20 mm (0.75 inch)

L.30

Available in quantity 333

 

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Silver Metal button (No.00122)

Stylish tarnished silver button with a central ball and overlapping metal weave.

Shank

Dia. 22.5mm

L. 36

Available in quantity 97

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Brass Square Hole button (No.00182)

Beautiful fine quality small brass button with two square holes.

Dia. 15mm

L.23

Available in quantity 97

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Brass Star and Tortoiseshell button (No.00287)

Quality antiqued brass star on a tortoiseshell plastic base.

Available in quantity 23.

Shank

Dia. 25 mm

L. 40

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LLoyds of London Uniform button (No.00204)

Original vintage ‘stay bright’ metal for the Lloyds of London Insurance house.

Lovely detail of anchor in shield and historic significance. Adds a bit of class to any blazer.

Shank and domed front.

Only 10 more available

Dia. 27.5 mm L.45

L. 45

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Art Nouveau-style Gilt Openwork button (No.00107)

Large Art Nouveau-style open work gilt metal button. Gilt and workmanship of high quality and heavy in weight.
(Also availble in a medium size L.40 25mm 1 inch (No.00096).
Shank
Size Large 35 mm L. 55

**REMEMBER ALL POSTING COSTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE-ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD**

Available in quantity 529

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Open Metal Flower (No. 00283)

Fine antiqued brass openwork flower.

Shank

Available in quantity 47

Dia. 20mm

L. 30

 


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1960's Purple and Silver Button (No.00191)

Stylish vintage button from the 1960′s. Purple ground with a rounded silver trim and two holes.

Available in quantity 25.

Dia. 30mm

L. 45

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Metal Square Hole button (No.00181)

Finely cast small pewter metal button with square holes . Not shiny so good for period costumes and film purposes.

2 holes

Dia. 15 mm
L. 22

Available in quantity 122

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Bamboo Silver and White rim button (No. 00178)

Quality silver metal button with white trim.

Shank

3 sizes

Dia. 30 mm, 25 mm and 20 mm

L. 50, 40 and 30

 

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Light Tortoiseshell Rim Silver button (No.00174)

Good qualty silver metal doned button with a light tortoiseshell rim.

Shank

Available in quantity 503

Dia. 25 mm

L. 40

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Large Silver basketweave button (No.00168)

Large 60′s-looking silver metal button with a basketweave surface texture.

Shank

Available in quantity 255

Dia. 35mm
L. 55

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Large Vintage Gold button (No.00164)

Large vintage gold button with high relief decoration in metallized plastic.

Two holes

Dia. 31.8 mm (1.25inches)
L. 50

quantity available (261 IN STOCK)

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Anchor Silver button (No.00147)

Quality silver metal with fine decoration of anchor with rope edge.

Shank
Dia. 25 mm
L.40

Available in quantity 352

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Gold Brass Decorated button (No.00141)

Quality heavy shiny gold metal brass domed button with fine engraved decoration.

Shank
Dia. 25 mm
L.40

Avaiable in quantity 122

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New Republic button (No.00140)

Metallized plastic button suitable for jeans and denim wear.

Dia. 20 mm L.30

**Available in quantity** (795 IN STOCK)

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Gold Bark button (No.00138)

Attractive gold metallized plastic button with stylised bark design. Great for Vintage clothes. Shank.
Dia. 25 mm L. 40
(Larger Size Available-L.45 no.00353)
**Available in quantity** (313 IN STOCK)

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Blue Grey Pearl Edge and Metal Centre Button (No. 00108)

Small button in a quality silver metal with a blue grey pearlized plastic border and finely decorated metal centre.

Shank

Dia. 1.5 cm Line 24

Available in quantity-(188 IN STOCK)

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Silver Dome Gashed Button (No.00105)

Silver domed button with black gashes decoration.

Shank

Available in quantity-(331 IN STOCK)

Available in smaller size too. (no.00352) 15mm L.24

Dia. 20 mm Line 30

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Brass 4-hole Button (No. 00104)

Solid brass metal button with four holes and lined edge. Can be polished up to taste.

Dia. 2.5 cm (1″)

Line 40

Available in quantity-(732 IN STOCK)

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Rococo-style Brass Button (No.00103)

Good quality brass metal antique style button in a Rococo style with waved edge. Can be polished to taste. Smaller button size avaiable for waistcoats and sleeves.
Shank
Dia. 25mm (1 inch) L.40
(Smaller Size no.00146 L.24)

Available in quantity-(117 IN STOCK)

 

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Farh 30 button (No.00099)

Metal silver button with incised letter and number decoration. Great with denim clothes.

Shank

Dia. 2 cm (0.75″)

Line 30

Available in quantity-(216 IN STOCK)

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Domed Baronial Cannons button (No.00098)

Domed antiqued brass metalised plastic button with a Baronial crown over crossed cannons.

Shank

Dia. 2cm (0.75″)

Available in quantity-(75 IN STOCK)

Line 30

Available in quantity

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Antiqued Silver Swirl button (No.00097)

Quality silver metal button with blackened antique silver effect and swirl decoration.

Shank

Dia. 20mm (0.75″) L.30

Available in quantity-(216 IN STOCK)

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Medieval Brass (No.00094)

Heavy quality antiqued brass metal small button with Medieval style scroll work decoration.
2 holes

Dia. 20mm (0.75″) L.30

Available in quantity-(96 IN STOCK)

 

 

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Tortoiseshell Brass Button (No.00101)

Quality Brass button with tortoiseshell trim and central crown and laurel leaf design.
Shank
Dia. 20mm (0.75″)
Line 30
**Larger size Available (no.00351) 25mm L.40**

Available in quantity-(84 In STOCK)

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