27th April 2016

Forced into the city,  I made a quick visit to Buttonmania.  Kate has the business up for sale!  She hopes to semi-retire,  and that someone who loves buttons as much as she does will take over.  I splashed out on every Australian button I could find that I didn’t already have.  You will see the results soon.  Thanks,  Kate.

Diving back into  past newspapers on Trove,  I found advertisements for Disney character buttons and also’ Jack and Jill’ buttons.  These  date the Disney buttons from 1948 to 1953.  The Jack and Jill were mentioned in a 1953 advert.

Examiner 16th Jan 1953

Examiner 16th Jan 1953

A pink goofy. See also the Coronet page.

A pink Pluto. See also the Coronet page.

Screen shot 2016-04-27 at 8.16.45 PM

And speaking of Jack and Jill buttons,  the green duck is my latest find.  I suspect that Beutron bought  the design,  as their ducks,  minus the hand-painted details,  are a match (sorry these details don’t show so well on my new yellow example).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *