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.
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).