Inspired by Pat’s marine buttons perhaps, here’s Carol’s fish.
and Don’s “pearls”:
Some examples of tubes of buttons:
Note that this form of button packaging/marketing was developed by Max Wilson (of Maxart) “which better satisfied the display needs of button retailers for display purposes as well as allowing consumers to buy just the quantity of buttons that they required. The idea was quickly adopted and is still a popular button display method worldwide. ” (Thanks Ron Wilson)