Roger Berry Pty. Ltd. was incorporated in New South Wales on 18/07/1946. From at least 1947 until 1956 they advertised in newspapers and magazines. Roger Berry Pty. Ltd. wound up on 21/1/1975.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 11th October 1947.
Published in the Advocate (Burnie, Tasmania) 21 December 1951.
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 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 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. The teal coloured one on the right has hand painted white and red dots.
A card sold by Kate to another lucky collector.
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. ‘Artistic Accessories’ were also Coronet branded buttons.
There are 4 other colours in this design shown at the start of this page.
From Carol’s collection.
Coronet card ?1940s.
Also from Carol.
Absolutely pristine paint on these cute little Coronet ponies.
In Lois’s collection.
The black/blue version was up for sale at a price I’m not prepared to pay.
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.
Robyn G. (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.
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 too expensive.
Although the manufacturer is not marked on the card, there is evidence to suggest they were made in Australia. Another button collector has seen Disney buttons on Coronet cards. Also, this type of button is listed in ‘Antique & Collectible Buttons: Identification & Values, Vol. 2. by Debra J. Wisniewski as ‘Disney buttons from Australia c 1940’s’.
The buttons below are Carol’s.
Published in the Courier-Mail, 26th October 1948.
Published in the Newcastle Morning herald and Miners’ Advocate, 26th May 1950.
The Advertiser (SA), 5th March 1950.
Published in the Examiner, 16th January 1953.
Cairns Post, 24th March 1953.
A branded packing box. Note that the identical Coronet symbol.
From Carol’s collection.
Detail of the buttons on the below card.
Spotted in an Ebay advert.