Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 2016

 A digest of Buttons and Stories shared in February 2016:

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Here is a beautiful collection of Beutron buttons from the early 1950’s.  ‘ “Light-as-a-feather” Plastic Buttons plated with real gold and silver’ as claimed in this advert from the Australian Women’s Weekly.  The directly above the emerald green example is an illustration of the same button.

Shock news!!  The date is 28th March 1855, and The Age (Melbourne) newspaper is outraged that one of its rivals,  ‘The Argus’,  seems to have made a cosy deal (i.e. bribery)  with the Government to get sole access to the lastest news and boost its sales!  An Argus reported is to be installed on the immigration ship Empire in place of the current immigration officer,  wearing a government issued uniform!!  Here is the evidence…..