16th March 2017

Thank-you to all those who attended my presentation on Australian buttons at the Victorian Button Collectors Club meeting on Tuesday.  Perhaps you may be more intrigued about the subject now!  I had fun and I hope you did too.

New finds:

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I don’t know where ‘Latest Style’ comes from,  but the graphics are quaint.

Thanks, Nadia for these!

Thanks, Nadia for these!

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I’m working through a new collection of tailors’ buttons:  here’s one as an appetiser.  Check out the ‘tailors’ page for more.

Woulfe & Son, Brisbane:

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Patrick Woulfe (1888-1948) set up his tailors establishment in Adelaide Street,  Brisbane,  in 1913.  He was a successful businessman;  by 1939 he employed 400 people with outlets in other Queensland cities.  The family continued with the business after his untimely death,  with it finally being wound up in 1972.

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This photo is so daggy!  I love Harry-high pants in the middle.  From the Telegraph, 3rd November 1953.     “Here are three well-dressed men,  unperturbed at the prospect of hot summer days,  yet fully prepared for the cooler evenings.  They are dressed by Woulfe and Son Pty. Ltd.




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