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.

‘Old Buttons’ Book by Sylvia Llewelyn

Old Buttons Book by Sylvia Llewelyn

Launch 2nd Novemebr 2011 NOW IN 2nd EDITION

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.

Selling All Over the World and in V & A Museum shop, London and Louvre Museum, Paris

Available with Price Guide.

Edition available in English or in Hungarian language.

BOOK OFFER with Bonus Price Guide Appendix (RRP. £2.50) plus Postage!

Order now!

Signed copy by the Author with a dedication to the person of your choice (email please if you want this) inclusive of POST & PACKAGING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD £14.99. !

Packs of 6 books Now Available at a Discounted price for Button Clubs and Book Traders.

  • ‘Old Buttons’ Book

    BOOK WITH PRICE GUIDE AND POSTAGE DEAL £14.99

  • Fair Dates

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    ANY PROBLEMS with WEBSITE CHECKOUT, Please EMAIL DIRECT TO SYLVIA (Email below) FOR ORDERS. **I can see details from Shopping Basket and I will send Paypal Invoice manually. Thanks

    silvanna2000@yahoo.co.uk

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    Most of our stock available on Etsy...This is the link https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Oldbuttonsshop
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    ** ALL STOCK IS UP TO DATE
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    REMEMBER ALL PRICES OF BUTTONS AND PRODUCTS INCLUDE POSTAGE - ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
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    3rd November 2108 Will have a Stall at Lou Lou's Vintage Fair, Brighton at the Hilton Metropol Hotel from 11am to 5pm.
    Come and visit us there and I can sign copies of my book 'Old Buttons' for you.
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    5th Oct. 2018 From a Customer in Co. Durham..The buttons arrived safely today. They're lovely!
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    13.9.2018 from a Customer in London, UK...I loved the packaging Sylvia and they look wonderful.
    Sometimes ordering things is a real pleasure and you run a great service,
    Thanks
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    12.9.2018 From a Customer in Portugal...The buttons I ordered just arrived and I am extremely pleased with them.
    I also very much enjoyed looking through your website, as I have a background in fashion and a personal interest in vintage items.
    Hoping to stay in touch.
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    6.6.2018 From a Textile Museum in the Netherlands..I have just got back from China to find the buttons you sent. Exactly what is needed. I can now identify several different examples. Wonderful. I look forward to learning more from your book.
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    5.6.2018 From a Customer in Australia....'Just letting you know that I received the book that you sent in excellent condition. Love it! Just wish there was another 300 pages or so....I finished reading it too soon. Cheers, Jenni.
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    18.3.2018 From a Customer in UK...just to thank you for your delivery of my grey buttons. I am so pleased with them. Lovely quality and style.
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    10.3.2018 From a Customer in Ohio, USA ordering my Book 'Old Buttons'...' I have borrowed
    a friend's copy and like it very much!'
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    16.11.2017 Third Reprint of my book 'Old Buttons' has arrived.
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    12.10.2017 From a Customer in Australia..' I too have a love "addiction" for buttons so much that I give them a new life through my handmade jewellery pieces.' and 'Thank you so much for publishing such an informative and beautiful book, I shall treasure it always'. -Check out her site Unbutton Handmade
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    8.10.2017 From a Customer in London, U.K....'Thanks again – I love your buttons!!
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    Wonderful Button stock just arrived from a 1960's Fashion House in London. Beautiful quality Vintage buttons in quantities.....
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    20.1/2017 From a Lady in Holland who made a second order...'Your website is easy to use, verification of the order is almost instantaneous, and your service (delivery) is very quick.
    I was pleasantly surprised at the free mailing costs within continental Europe for only one button (4+ euro) (first order, already received).
    Thanks again for your wide selection of buttons and good service.
    I am now able to upgrade my old but soon to be refurbished sheepskin coat.
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    21.12.2016 From a Lady in Norway..'I got them in the mail today, and they are incredibly beautiful! Can't wait to figure out what to do with them
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    13.12.2016 From a Lady in Glasgow, Scotland...'My buttons arrived today, so thank you ,they are lovely!
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    2.12.2016 From a Lady in Hampshire, UK...'Just to say thankyou for the buttons. They arrived safely and are just right for the regency spencer I am making for when our regency dance group are out and about next year.'
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    29.9.2016 From a Lady in Indianapolis, U.S.A..'Hello,
    I just wanted to let you know I received my button and I'm in love with it. Thanks again.'
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    28.9.2016 From a Gentleman in London..'Many thanks for your email, I have already received the buttons. Fantastic pieces....'
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    11.4.2016 From a Customer in Somerset..'The buttons arrived yesterday and they are fantastic - just what I wanted. I am ‘brightening’ up an old tweed riding jacket, so wanted some red buttons to give the jacket a bit of a ‘pop’ of colour. I have already sewn them on and they look lovely. I will definitely be ordering from you again - what a lovely website.'
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    10.12.2015 From a Customer in London..'Congrats on the store, really nice to buy this special buttons online!
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    2.12.2015 From a Customer in Cambridge, U.K. .....'Great buttons. Just right Thank you so much'
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    2.11.2015 from a Customer in U.S.A....' I just completed the PayPal payment with the invoice, thank you! I can't wait to see the book in person, it looks beautiful.
    It is for my personal use as I have my Mom's, Grandmother's and Great-grandmother's buttons! I am eager to learn what they are and if I have any real treasures.'
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    24.10.2015 From a Customer of 'Old Buttons' book in New Zealand...'Received today and just delighted. Will enjoy reading tonight in bed if I can wait that long!
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    16.10.2015 From a Customer in Cambridge, UK...'Thank you, will be ordering more buttons soon, they are fantastic! Regards'
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    27.4.2015 From a Customer from Australia...'
    I have just arrived back from three weeks away to find your delightful book waiting for me.
    It is a gorgeous publication and will provide me with a bit more of the material required for my uni research project.Thanks again!
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    1.4.2015 From Another Customer in Australia..'I am a (student) maker of jewellery and am interested in using buttons as a reference point for a series I am researching (hence the essay). I see buttons as an under-appreciated sourced of great fastening and want to explore this in my making.
    Keep up the good work!'.
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    31.3.2015 From a Customer in Australia..'Book has arrived and has been read cover to cover. It is a quality reference and a good read. Thank-you for the work behind it, which increases my satisfaction with button hunting !!'
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    14.3.2015 from a Lady Customer in Lincolnshire, UK..'My button book arrived today. Looks good.'
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    12.3.2015 From a Gentleman in London...'Beautiful follow-up - superb service, thank you Sylvia. You have a lovely business and for inured good luck and best wishes.'
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    23.2.2015 From a Customer in the UK...'Just to let you know the buttons have arrived safely and I am highly delighted with them.'
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    6.2.2015 From a Customer in the UK...'Hello Sylvia, thank you for the buttons which arrived this morning. I am delighted with both the buttons and the service.'
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    Ever fancied running your own Vintage business?? Small Franchise Regional Representatives Wanted. Contact Sylvia for more information. sylvia@oldbuttonsshop.com
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    23.1.2015 From a Customer in Middlesex, London...'Just to confirm, the buttons arrived safely today - perfect, thank you.'
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    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.'
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    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.'
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    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.'
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    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!
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    14.08.2014 From Customer in Cheltenham, Uk..'Buttons arrived today and are ideal'.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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)
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    'Old Buttons' book avilable in the V & A Museum bookshop, London, UK.


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