26th May 2019

New Finds:

New ‘Lovely Lady’ buttons: This is a new pattern in my collection.

This is only the second (partial) card of this type I’ve seen:

See the detail below. Also below, the only full card of this type I own.

Searching for “Boil Proof. Iron Proof” buttons in Trove, the term only comes up from 1946-9 in advertising.

Tailor’s button:

Wardrop (Collingwood): This button from Carol pairs the one in my collection from Wardrop’s Melbourne store. This is the first tailoring button I’ve seen of the “whistle” type, i.e. with one hole on top and two underneath. This allowed the thread attaching the button to sit below the surface of the button face.

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