3rd June 2020

Goodies from around the world from the same NZ source: someone must have had a haberdashery store, or been a haberdashery agent:


London: The Ideal Button & Novelty Co. Ltd. has traded since before 1945.

Taiwan: 1990s (or earlier) til today.

New Zealand

Charles Parsons (NZ) limited was known as Corozo Button Company Limited from 18 March 1955 til 23 February 1966, then Ackmead Holdings Limited from then until 14 June 1993. As this card is marked with both Corozo and Ackmead Holdings trademarks, it dates to around 1966?

30th May 2020

More sample/order sheets from NZ:

The duck that appears as early as the late 1940s on ‘Jack and Jill’ cards is here, without hand painted detailing, and is still sold as a Beutron button today.

The card is not marked, but the design is from General Plastics in the 1950s.

27th May 2020

New finds:

I have a lot of new uniform buttons, but can’t take good shots of them with the flash; will have to wait for good natural light. This will have to do for now!

I have been working hard to build austbuttonhistory (note the added ‘t’) … with new pages, new photos and new history. Will launch as soon as I can!


25th May 2020

3 new South Australian uniform buttons:

All by Stokes & Sons, but with 3 different shanks:

3rd /9th Light Horse/South Australian Mounted Rifles:

Formed in 1948 to carry on the tradition to South Australia’s previous Light Horse Regiments. It has gone through armour, anti-tank, cavalry and light cavalry incarnations, and was reduced to a squadron in 1976.


South Australian Rifles, Queen Victoria Crown (up to 1901):

Possibly South Australian General Service, King’s Crown (1902-1952):