Vintage advertising in The Sun (Sydney) from the 1940s:
“Sensational value in imitation Leather Cardigan Buttons! Obtainable in Green, Grey, Brown, Black, Navy and Fawn … Tremendous range of floral and plain Cardigan Buttons obtainable in all the wanted shades.” 30th April 1940.
21st July 1940.
29th May 1941. Were the buttons “prohibited due to where they came from, or because they were made of Erinoid (Casein) which was a restricted product during the war years?
8th January 1942.
17th June 1942. Ration coupons are now required for many purchases.