BAKELITE BUTTON FIGURAL REALISTIC CARVED PUFFY FISH
Fabulous carved butterscotch puffy fish button. Measures 1 in. Metal loop shank has slight discoloration.
XXL CELLULOID BUTTON ORNAMENT Asian Motif Bakelite Era
Here is a most wonderful and unusual button or ornament. It is multi-material, made of Celluloid and metal. Its size is just remarkable. It has a carved loop design around the edge surrounding the painted metal escutcheon. This one must be seen to be believed. The button itself is black. It measures 3 1/4 in. in diameter. It has 4 celluloid shanks. Excellent condition. Don’t miss this unusual one for the centerpiece of your collection or to use on some fabulous design.
Here is a button that is NOS and came from a button auction from a closed out button shop in the northeast. It is a nice overwashed Celluloid button in the shape of a double petal flower. Quite unique and delicate. Measures approx.1 1/4 in. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. Celluloid shank.
Here is a beautiful and unusual button. It was acquired from an old button store auction. It is a Celluloid button with applied flowers and a love knot which I believe are called extruded pieces of Celluloid. The center of the flowers are
Here is a button that is NOS and came from a button auction from a closed out button shop in the northeast. It is a small and nice buffed Celluloid button with a raised heart with flowers in cream and black. Quite adorable. Measures approx. 3/4 in. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs.
Small and nice thick and chunky authentic Bakelite flower button in cream corn with a black domed center. Quite adorable. Metal loop shank shows some patina. Measures approx. 3/4 in. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs.
Fantastic BAKELITE BUTTON Rare XL BIRD EAGLE PATRIOTIC
Straight from the State button show, here is a rare chunky button. Outstanding figural bird or eagle. This button measures approx. 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in. It has 3 metal loop shanks. Nice feather carving too. Great condition with no chips or cracks some slight paint loss as shown in the pictures.
FABULOUS & Large size 2 material button...Bakelite and wood. Nice red star Bakelite escutcheon. Metal loop shank. It measures about 1 1/ 2 in. Excellent condition.
Large BAKELITE SNAIL SHELL BUTTON or ORNAMENT
Wonderful mottled Bakelite snail shell button or ornament in shades of yellows, butterscotch and browns. It measures 1 9/16 in. in diameter x 1 in. thick (including shank). Double metal loop shank. Excellent condition.
Large BAKELITE STARFISH BUTTON or ORNAMENT 2 Colors
Wonderful mottled Bakelite starfish button or ornament in shades of yellows, butterscotch and browns with a mottled olive green center or eye. It measures 2 in. in diameter x 3/8 in. thick. Metal loop shank. Excellent condition.
Here is an absolutely fabulous old stock salesman sample card of Bakelite Nautical buttons, charms and slides The colors are cream corn, red, orange and brown. These are rarely found and to be found in such great condition is even more unusual. The graphics are great too! This would be wonderful framed. It measures 8 x 9 1/2 in. I f you like Bakelite, buttons or the nautical theme you won’t want to miss out on this!
Here is an unusual, possibly rare celluloid button. It appears to be in the form of an alien. It has painted detail. It is in great condition with a couple of dark spots on the back. Measures 1 in. x 1/2 in.
This button is a nice Deco style Bakelite flower button. It has a 3-D effect where the petals are carved around a center in a triangle shape. It is thick and chunky. Lovely warm butterscotch color. 2 hole sew thru. Measures 1 1/16 in. Excellent condition.
Purchased in a lot of vintage buttons from England comes this really nice vintage (1940s?) light blue plastic button with a hand painted white cat on it. The cat is raised on the button giving it a sort of 3-d effect. Great condition. Button measures 5/8 inches. Enlarged to show detail.
Super rare and cute button made of Celluloid depicts a black American mammy. She has applied facial details and curly looped hair. Her express ion is priceless. In excellent condition although there is a small rough spot on the back as seen in the pictures. Double loop celluloid shanks. Measures approx. 1 1/4 in. x 1 5/8 in. x approx. 1/4 in. thick.
This button is an unusual color for a Bakelite flower button. It is a lovely light green prystal with gold flecks scattered throughout it. It is thick and chunky. 2 hole sew thru. Measures a bit over 1 in. Great condition.
I think this Bakelite button is an unusual design. Purchased recently at a button show. It appears to be a yo-yo. Lovely red color. Metal loop shank. Measures approx. 13/16 in. Excellent condition.
This is the BEST EVER Bakelite flower button. It is made of 3 separate pieces of bakelite. The 2 flower petal pieces, green and butterscotch, have nicely carved detail. The center of the flower is a nice red dome dot. It has a metal loop shank. It is about 1/2 in. chunky x 1 1/4 in. in diameter. It is in excellent condition. A fabulous addition for any button collection.
This button is a nice figural Celluloid button of a corn on the cob. It is hollow and lightweight. Nice green and pale yellow color. Measures 1 1/2 in. Excellent condition.
These buttosn are FABULOUS! They both have a lovely painted Mallard duck raised design. They each measures approx. 7/8 IN. Excellent to mint condition. Cream celluloid back with shank.
Very unusual Bakelite era Celluloid realistic black crow bird button. Celluloid shank. Measures approx. 1 in. Excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
This button is FABULOUS and UNUSUAL! It is what appears to be a 2 color geometric design incorporating cut out circles, a square and dots. To best describe this button, the pictures tell the story. The colors are a nice warm green and a lighter shade that appears almost yellow. Measures approx. 1 1/2 in. Excellent condition. Two hole sew thru.
Fun vintage gray pearl buttons on an original card in the shape of a shirt. The other fun part of this vintage card is the back. If you love buttons and/or doxies, you will really like this unusual item. this card has a wonderful picture to color of the cute dog. The card measures 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. Excellent condition. NOS.
Here is another one of my favorite buttons ever from my collection! It is a Bakelite flying red bird that is laminated on a carved wooden leaf. It has fabulous realistic painted detail along with some carving. It is very thick and chunky (1/2 in. thick). It measures 7/8 in. long. It has a metal loop shank. Excellent condition very slight paint loss. It is such a cutie! Don’t let this one fly away !!!
Here is a hard to find all Bakelite button from my personal collection. Beautiful black carved with a multi-colored confetti inset . It measures 1 1/2" square. Metal loop shank. Excellent condition.
Here is a really nice, large and chunky Bakelite button. It is carved black with an apple juice multi colored confetti piece inset into the center. It is in excellent condition. Measures 1 3/4 in. x 1 1/4 in. x 3/8 in thick. Metal loop shank.
From my personal collection, 8 Bakelite ball buttons in different colors including green, yellow, red, black, orange, butterscotch, brown and pumpkin. Buttons and card are in excellent condition. ...Card measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. Buttons measure approx. 1/2 in.
More from my personal collection, 6 Bakelite buttons in the shape of the Bakelite Corp. symbol for Bakelite. there are 6 different colors including peach, maroon, red, black, blue and orange. Buttons in excellent condition. Card has some staining near the red and maroon buttons. A couple of very minor creases on the card....Card measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. Buttons measure approx. 3/4 in. at widest points.
Here is an interesting viictorian hair button. It is set in gold metal with a zig zag pattern. It measures just shy of 1 in. in diameter. Very good condition for its age. There is a slight indentation on the top part of the button (see picture).
A truly great set of 2 carved Bakelite knobs, handles, buttons, earrings....you be the judge!. Use them for whatever inspires you to. They measure 1 in. in diameter x almost 1/2 in. thick. They have no hardware in them. New Old Stock. No chips or cracks. Excellent condition!
Here is one of my hand designed Bakelite on Celluloid CAT BUTTONS. I have created it using authentic vintage Bakelite and Celluloid. It has hand painted details. The button is in excellent condition. Celluloid applied shank. Measures 1 1/2 in. in diameter.
Here is another one of my hand designed Bakelite on Celluloid CAT BUTTONS. I have created it using authentic vintage Bakelite and Celluloid. It has hand painted details. The button is in excellent condition. Celluloid applied shank. Measures 1 1/2 in. in diameter.
This button is a cute one. Appears to be Casein (sometimes called Galalith or European or French Bakelite). Nice figural that I have not seen before...little chick in cracked egg waiting to welcome you! It measures approx. 1 x 3/4 in. Very good condition with very slight crazing which looks more like texture of the egg (please examine pictures for detail). Cute and unusual addition to your collection.
2 Small Blue FRENCH BAKELITE - CASEIN BUTTERFLY BUTTONS
Here are 2 cute figural realistic goofy French Bakelite or Casein butterfly buttons with hand painted detail. They measure 1/2” from wing tip to wing tip. Two hole sew thru. Excellent condition. SOLD AS A PAIR.
Small Red BAKELITE BUTTERFLY BUTTON
Here is a cute figural realistic goofy Bakelite butterfly button in a translucent red. It measures 1/2” from wing tip to wing tip. Two hole sew thru. Excellent condition.
Medium Celluloid PINK BUTTERFLY BUTTON
Here is a lovely figural realistic goofy Celluloid butterfly button from the Bakelite era.It is a lovely shade of dark pink. It measures 1” from wing tip to wing tip. Two hole sew thru. Excellent condition. .
LARGE FIGURAL BAKELITE BUTTERFLY BUTTON
Here are 2 lovely figural realistic goofy Bakelite butterfly buttons. One is an orangy color and the other is olive green. They measure 1 1/2” from wing tip to wing tip. Two hole sew thru. Excellent condition.
Price is for one.
Rare BAKELITE BUTTON CHARM Small Figural CIGARETTE
Fresh from a button show, Here is an adorable figural chunky Bakelite button or charm in the shape of a lit cigarette. It is small and very cute. I believe the red part is painted to make it look lit. Measures 3/4 in. long x 1/4 in. thick. Side drilled shank. Very good condition There is a teeny tiny speck of white by one of the shank holes which could have chipped off while sewing it on to something. Can barely see it (get out your loop)....does not affect quality of this most unusual button.
FIGURAL Tooled LEATHER BUTTON Sm Doll Size Purse Opens
Here is a fabulous new button. It is a colorful real leather tooled purse...in a doll size and it really opens (see pictures). How unusual and fun! A great addition to your collection. Measures 1 3/4 in. Sew thru shank as shown in the back. Mint condition.
Bakelite Era WEEBER ? CELLULOID BUTTON FIGURAL FLOWERS in a DISH
Lovely figural 2 color Bakelite era Celluloid button of 3 pretty flowers in a pinched dish. Measures 3/4 in. applied Celluloid shank. Excellent condition.
XL BAKELITE GREEN CURLED FISH BUTTON
Extra large Bakelite green curled fish button. Some carving and some paint. excellent condition. There is a tiny hole in the back of the button as seen in the picture. Not sure if that was for a second shank or something else. Does not detract at all for the use or wear ability. No damage. Measures 1 1/2 in. in diameter. Really cute!
Delux BAKELITE BUTTON Deep Carved 2 Color Flower
This Bakelite button is a wonderful example of the deco buttons made in the 30s and 40s. A beautiful figural deeply carved butterscotch flower with a mottled deep olive green with blue .Measures 1 1/2 in. in diameter. Excellent condition.
Delux BAKELITE BUTTON Deep Carved Black Flower W/Red Center
This Bakelite button is a wonderful example of the deco buttons made in the 30s and 40s. A beautiful figural deeply carved black flower with a cherry red domed center. Metal loop shank. It measures a tad under 1 1/2 in. in diameter. Excellent condition.
RARE BAKELITE CASEIN BUTTON 2 Color SKIER
Figural Carved Overdyed BAKELITE BUTTON MITTEN *RARE*
Here is an unusually and possibly rare chunky overwahsed or overdyed Bakelite mitten button with a yarn bow. There is some carving on the button. It measures 1 1/4 in. x 3/16 in. thick.Metal loop shank. Excellent condition.
Figural Carved Black BAKELITE BUTTON BOXING GLOVE *RARE*
Here is an unusually and possibly rare chunky black Bakelite Boxing glove button. There is some carving on the button. It measures 1 3/8 in. x 3/16 in. thick. 2 hole sew thru. Excellent condition.
WoW!!! XXL CELLULOID BUTTON ACORNS Bakelite Era
Here is a great super large Celluloid button in a lovely reddish burgundy maroon color with a triple acorn and leaf design. Measures 2 3/8 in. Raised applied celluloid shank. Excellent condition.
3-D CELLULOID BUTTON PINK POODLE DOG Bakelite Era
Fabulous Celluloid BUTTON from the Bakelite Era. It is a fabulous raised design of a Standard Poodle dog that appears to be over washed and has gradient shades of dark pink to light pink as it goes to the center. The poodle dog’s haircut is a standard cut for the poodle and is in a cream and pink speckly color made to give it texture. It measures 1 1/2 in. in diameter. Excellent condition with no chips or cracks (a slight crazing on the raised shank).
SPECTACULAR!! BAKELITE BUTTON 2 Color Deep Carved
Nice large 2 color Bakelite button deep carved butterscotch with raised oval dome shaped laminated red center. Measures 1 3/4 x 1. Great condition.
Biggest Ever=HUMONGOUS BAKELITE BUTTON 3 Colors WoW!
Here is one of the largest buttons I have ever seen. Gorgeous warm chestnut swirl colored Bakelite with a mottled butterscotch and caramel center and a translucent appple juice red orange (hard to describe this beautiful color) dome center.. Measures 3 in. in diameter. Metal loop shank. Excellent condition. WOW...What a beauty!
Super LG Movable BAKELITE BUTTON MultiColors JUST GREAT
Here is a super Movable Bakelite button in a great translucent swirl of browns and yellows making a realistic tortoise shell color. It has 2 bakelite balls (one red and one cream corn) dangling from metal chains from the center of the button. Nice large size Measures 1 5/8 in. Metal loop shank. Excellent condition with some nice patina to the findings.
XL BAKELITE BUTTON Thumb Print 3 Color Dots Fall Colors
Here is another great button that came from a 1930’s New York seamstress’ estate of one of a kind items that were on her ordering board. Great Fall colors...The base button is a warm chocolate brown with a thumbprint design (one on each side of the triangle and in-between are 3 different colored bakelite dots....one translucent swirl light olive green, one light pea green mottled with brown and yellow and the third one is a beautiful green with darker green swirl. It has a metal loop shank. In excellent condition with no chips or cracks in the Bakelite.
Measures approx. 1 7/8 in.
Large Bakelite Era Red Ripple CELLULOID BUTTON Marble Center
Here is a fantastic Celluloid button from the Bakelite era in a red magenta color with a marbled black and cream center. The colors are unusual and I suspect this was a designer button. This would be a most fabulous centerpiece button for a grand piece of clothing or purse. Perfect condition. Applied celluloid shank in the same color as the rippled edge. Measures 1 7/8 in. large.
5 Deco Carved CHROME & BAKELITE BUTTONS 5 Different Sizes
Here are 5 of the same Bakelite and chrome Art Deco buttons that came from a 1930’s New York seamstress’ estate of one of a kind items that were on her ordering board. This was a rarity to have 5 of the same button, but all in different sizes with the largest measuring 1 1/2 in. and the smallest measuring 5/8 in. All with metal loop shanks. They could use some cleaning, but all in excellent condition with no chips or cracks in the Bakelite. You won’t see these anywhere else!
2 BAKELITE BUTTONS Small Figural Realistic Baskets
2 cute matching bakelite buttons with some overwash on them that is partially worn. They look to me like they are in the shape of baskets holding loaves of bread....sew thru on the bottom. Measure 1/2 in. Great condition, but could use a light cleaning. One of the baskets has shorter rods in them than the other...but I am sure they were made this way.
3 Rare CELLULOID BUTTONS Painted Leaves Bakelite Era
Three gorgeous and hard to find Celluloid Maple leaf buttons. Perfect for the on-coming Fall season. They are a nice large size and are painted and have some carving for detail. Excellent condition. They measures 1 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.
GORGEOUS RED & PINK CELLULOID FLOWER BUTTON Bakelite Era
This is a 2 gorgeous chunky 2 color Celluloid carved flower button. So beautiful it was probably a designer button. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Measures 7/8 in. in diameter and about 1/4 in. thick. Very nicely carved and over washed. Has a celluloid shank.
XL BLACK BAKELITE BUTTON Deep Carved OCTOPUS SUCKER
This one is from my collection that I got from a 1930’s seamstress’ estate in New York. These were mostly one of a kind from her ordering board (but some of the buttons did come in sets). This is a beautiful deeply carved super large OCTOPUS SUCKER Bakelite button in black. It measures 1 5/8 in. in diameter. Metal loop shank. Excellent condition.
Unusual CELLULOID BUTTON POTTED CACTUS Bakelite Era
Here is a very unusual button. It is a cactus in a flower pot. The cactus is painted a pretty green color in a reddish pot. The cactus piece also covers the back of the pot. It has a celluloid applied shank. It measures 1 in. tall. It is in excellent condition.
Adorable Figural CELLULOID BUTTON SUGAR BOWL Bakelite Era
Bakelite era Celluloid figural button of a sugar bowl. It appears to be an over washed dark plum color. It is in excellent condition. Measures 5/8 x 3/4.
Lg CELLULOID BUTTON Denim Blue Flower Bakelite Era
This wonderful button was hand picked from an old fabric shop that was beginning to liquidate it’s stock after 45 years of business. During this store’s time in business it acquired many other businesses that were liquidating their stock...so what was available was a wide variety of vintage buttons from all over. I spent many hours, after store hours, going through thousands of buttons and hand picked an assorted grouping of beautiful buttons. This is a molded Celluloid button that is hollow inside and has a cream Celluloid back (there is a light pinkish stained curved line on the cream back). It is a molded dark blue Celluloid flower button. It is one of the larger buttons I found there. It measures approx. 1 5/16 in. across. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
Bakelite Era CELLULOID BUTTON Pink Puffy Flower
This wonderful button was hand picked from an old fabric shop that is beginning to liquidate it’s stock after 45 years of business. During this store’s time in business it acquired many other businesses that were liquidating their stock...so what was available was a wide variety of vintage buttons from all over. I spent many hours, after store hours, going through thousands of buttons and hand picked an assorted grouping of beautiful buttons. This is a buffed (I believe that is the term used for these) pink Celluloid flower button. It is a darker pink flower with lighter pink petals so the flower really stands out. It has a cream celluloid back. It measures approx. 1 1/8 in diameter. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
Unusual Bakelite Era CELLULOID BUTTON Black Americana Happy Face
Here is a most unusual button. I have seen this design in one color in Bakelite, but never in 2 colors in Celluloid. His smile and his eyes are carved into the creamy French Ivory color, while the top of the button is black. You sew it through the eyes. He just is sooooo happy-grinning from ear to ear! Measures 1 in. across. Excellent condition. A rare one to add to your collection.
6 Cream Corn TINY BAKELITE DICE BUTTONS on Ultra Kraft Card
6 Bakelite dice buttons on an ULTRA KRAFT card. These are unusual because they only feature 2s and 6s on the sides. They are in very good condition with the exception of the bottom right button which shows some surface scratches and one side appears to not have been dotted. Still in all these are pretty cool and unusual buttons. They measure 3/8 in.
XL FIGURAL BAKELITE BUTTON Realistic Screw 2 Colors
Wonderful vintage realistic extra large two colored screw button made of Bakelite. Nice patina on the butterscotch colored part of the button. Measures
Chunky CASEIN or BAKELITE Button Union Jack Flag
Vintage figural button in the shape of the Union Jack Flag. I believe this button is made of Bakelite or Casein. Measures approx. 3/4 x 1/4 in. x 1/4 in thick. 2 hole sew thru. Excellent condition.
XL Chunky BAKELITE Button Schiaparelli Purse
Vintage figural button in the shape of a large purse. I believe this one is a Schiaparelli designer button made of Bakelite or Casein. The purse is a wonderful mottled color with a yellow bead button clasp. Measures approx. 1 1/8 in.x 1 1/4 in. x 1/4 in thick. Metal loop shank. Excellent condition.
XL Figural CELLULOID BAKELITE BUTTON Realistic Pencil 3Colors
Wonderful vintage realistic extra large three colored pencil button. I know that the cream part of the button is made of Celluloid (french ivory-you can see the ivory grain). I am not 100% positive of the tip. I think it could be Bakelite. Measures
GLASS BUTTON & CLIP 3pc. set 1930s Sport's (Jockey) Caps
Here is a wonderful and unusual button set. 1930s vintage Baseball or Jockey caps (I am not sure, so you be the judge). The set includes 2 buttons and a matching clip (clip is tight). They are brown glass with red painting that shows some wear. There are no chips or cracks. The clip measures 1 7/8 in. and the buttons measure 1 in.
5 BAKELITE BUTTONS handbags * purses
Wonderful vintage pieces make up these Bakelite purse buttons.These are an exclusive CRIBTOY CLOSET'S CREATION. They have little leather handles, hand painted detail, and metal loop shanks. Colors are blue moon, mottled light olive green and brown, translucent red, black and green. They measure approx. 1/2 in. Excellent condition. Use them to dress up an outfit.
Carved BAKELITE BUTTON Funny Face Mammy Black Americana
This is a wonderful Carved BAKELITE BUTTON that looks like a Black Mammy (however she is a nice reddidh brown color). The carving is fantastic. Mammy has a big smile to brighten any day!! It measures 7/8 in. in diameter. Excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
XL Adorable Metal PERFUME BOTTLE BUTTON
This is a wonderful realistic button of a perfume bottle with RED enamel. It measures 1 3/16 x 3/4 in. Excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
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CELLULOID BUTTON Wolf or Dog not Bakelite
This is a wonderful Celluloid button of a wolf or dog. Molded and appears over-washed. It measures 1 1/4 in. Excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
Chunky BAKELITE BUTTON wrapped gift
This Bakelite button is a neat one. It is a chunky wrapped gift. It has hand painted detail in very good condition with no chips or cracks. It measures approx. 1 1/8 in. x 7/8 in. x 1/4 in. thick. Metal loop shank. Unusual addition to your collection.
XL BLACK BAKELITE BUTON with Silver Floral Escutcheon
Black Bakelite button with a gorgeous detailed silver floral escutcheon. This button has a metal loop shank. It measures 1 3/4 in. in diameter. Great condition with no chips, cracks or repairs.
5 BAKELITE BUTTONS on Card FIGURAL NUMBER 8's.
5 matching BLACK FIGURE NUMBER 8 shaped Bakelite buttons on Hollywood button card. The buttons measure 3/4 x 1/4 in. in the buttons are in perfect condition, but the card has and 2 light pencil marks on the front. creases. These are sew thrus.
Thick Figural BOW BAKELITE STARDUST BUTTON
This one is from my collection that I got from a 1930's seamstresses estate in New York. She worked for H.J. Green Co. Furrier's Supplies on West 30th St. These were mostly all one of a kind from her ordering board. It is a fabulous Stardust button which is a rare color of Bakelite. It consists of Apple Juice Bakelite with gold glitter embedded in it. This button is in the shape a large chunky bow and is carved to form that design. It is so beautiful because it is one thick and chunky piece of Bakelite. It measures 1 7/8 in x 1 in. and is 5/16 in. thick. Excellent condition and would be a wonderful and unique addition for your collection.
8 BAKELITE BUTTON BALLS Mint on Card AppleJuice Prystal
8 matching domed Bakelite buttons on Ultra Kraft button card. The buttons measure 1/2 in. in diameter. The buttons are in perfect condition, as is the card. New Old Stock. These have a self drilled shank.
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