A Selection of Buttons and stories shared in January 2017:
So far I have only seen a few cards of plastic buttons branded Rosalea, whoever they were! I cannot be sure they were actually Australian based. These buttons are glass and so would have been imported.
Several designs in General Plastics and G. Herring buttons are available in both plastic (probably casein) and glass. The companies could have ordered the glass buttons from West Germany to their specifications. However, it is likely that the designs were of foreign origin, which Australian companies could produce under license. This happened in with toy designs, with British and American lines being made here under license, or by local subsidiaries of foreign firms.
These advertising waistcoat buttons were made by Buttons Ltd in January 1959. They were part of a famous advertising campaign based on zoo animals and a zoo keeper that were used from 1935 until the 1980’s. One of the animals featured is a kangaroo.
These Guinness advertising waistcoat buttons are made in England in the 1950’s. These were part of a famous advertising campaign based on zoo animals and a zoo keeper that were used from 1935 until the 1980’s. One of the animals featured is a kangaroo.