I had a delivery of parcels today, even though it’s Sunday. The gentleman said he wouldn’t be having a day off until after Christmas! I know you have to ‘make hay whilst the sun shines’ but that’s tough. It’s not like they get paid well anyway. Back to the delivery. I received something I have been waiting for with anticipation …. a box of Astoria Saftey Buttons direct from New Zealand.
Beutron sold the same product as ‘Cardigan Buttons’ in 1950-51.
This was a whole box of them, with cardboard inserts to set the box up for counter-top display.
Here are a selection of the variety the box contained:
You might notice that the card is the same as that used at one stage by Beauclaire. Astoria was a brand name used by the NZ branch of General Plastics. Strange, a Beauclaire card with a Beutron product. Could this be after the 1957 merger? Did one company copy the idea from the other?