Coronet / Roger Berry

Here is the little I’ve uncovered.  Roger Berry Pty. Ltd. was incorporated in New South Wales on 18/07/1946.   From at least 1947 until 1956  Roger Berry Pty. Ltd. advertised in newspapers and magazines.  Roger Berry Pty. Ltd.  wound up  on 21/1/1975.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 11th October 1947

The Sydney Morning Herald, 11th October 1947

Published in the Advocate (Burnie, Tasmania) 21 December 1951. This the only reference I have found so far.

Published in the Advocate (Burnie, Tasmania) 21 December 1951. 

1953

1953

Women's Weekly 19th december 1956

The Women’s Weekly 19th December 1956

Broughton House, c1900. Roger berry had their head office located here. This National Trust listed building has been coverted into apartments.

Broughton House, c1900. Roger Berry had their head office located here.  This National Trust listed building has been converted into apartments.

It appears that Roger Berry was a wholesale distributor of buttons,  slides,  dress accessories and other haberdashery.  Perhaps they distributed and/or bought out Coronet branded buttons??

I have purchased these beautiful samples from Kate Boulton of Buttonmania,  Swanson St,  Melbourne.   Coronet buttons were marketed as “Buttons of the Moment” and also “Artistic Accessories”.

Coronet branded buttons. So glossy. So pretty. They look like boiled lollies.

Coronet branded buttons.  So glossy.  So pretty.  They look like boiled lollies.  The teal coloured one on the right has hand painted white and red dots.

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The card is a bit battered, but the buttons look like chocolate truffles. Yum!

The card is a bit battered,  but the buttons look like chocolate truffles. Yum!

Behind the 2 buttons on the left is an artist's pallet and paint brushes.

Behind the 2 buttons on the left is an artist’s pallet and paint brushes.  ‘Artistic Accessories’ were also Coronet branded buttons.

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There are 4 other colours in this design shown at the start of this page.

From Carol's collection.

From Carol’s collection.

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Also from Carol.

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Absolutely pristine paint on these cute little Coronet ponies.

Absolutely pristine paint on these cute little Coronet ponies.

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In Lois’s collection.

The black/blue version is up for sale at a price I'm not prepared to pay.

The black/blue version is up for sale at a price I’m not prepared to pay.

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A 4-hole version of the above design.

A 4-hole version of the above design.

The only small card of Coronet I've seen. There seem to be perforations along 2 sides.

The only small card of Coronet I’ve seen. There seem to be perforations along 2 sides.

Robyn Greenwell (Button Broker)  started my collection of these plastic and metal  Disney buttons (below).  She has seen a complete card of metal Disney’s with the Coronet logo. We don’t know whether the plastic Disney buttons were Coronet also,  but they do originate from Australia and are considered hard to get buttons by collectors of novelty buttons in America.

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Notice that the metal buttons are further mounted in a plastic surround to make a more fancy button (the white Donalds).  The Donalds also show variation in the painted finish,  as one has an orange bill whilst the other has orange.  This kind of variation is due to the painting being done by hand.  The variation in amount of detailing,  as well and the changing type of plastic indicates that these buttons were made over a period of time.  Hand painTing was labour intensive,  and therefore became to expensive.

The buttons below are Carol’s.

Donald

Donald

Chip

Chip

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pluto

Pluto

Bambi

Bambi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courier-Mail 26 oct 1948

published in the Courier-Mail,  26th October 1948

Newcastle Morning herald and Miners' Advocate, 26th May 1950

published in the Newcastle Morning herald and Miners’ Advocate, 26th May 1950

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Advertiser (SA) 5th March 1950

The Advertiser (SA) 5th March 1950

Examiner 16th Jan 1953

published in the Examiner, 16th January 1953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cairns Post, 24th March 1953

Cairns Post, 24th March 1953

ROGER BERRY:

I've not yet found many 'Roger Berry' branded buttons.

I’ve not yet found many ‘Roger Berry’ buttons,  but below is a branded packing box.  Note that the identical Coronet symbol is combined with the name.

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from Buttonmania.

From Buttonmania.

From Carol's collection.

From Carol’s collection.

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Detail of the buttons on the below card.

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Spotted in an Ebay advert.

Spotted in an Ebay advert.