Unused cards of 19th c buttons
Porcelain stud buttons were often sold blank & ladies could paint them at home to wear & exchange with friends.
Victorian salesman's sample card.
Salesman's cards would often have variations of the same button for buyers to choose from. These black glass buttons have differing tints.
Buttons on their original cards by the same maker.
Virtue, Liberty,and Independence is the state motto of Pennsylvania. The motto of was officially adopted in 1875. The meaning of the Pennsylvania State Motto reflects the attitude & hope of the people of New York following the outbreak of the War Of Independence in 1775-1783.
The images of horses, eagle, wheat, plow & boat are all on the state flag of Pennsylvania.
Before & After
French pierced brass buttons.
Nearly a full card of pierced brass buttons with floral designs. Four different flowers among swirling leaves.
Pretty Paris buttons.
Full cards of unused antique Victorian & Edwardian buttons; a great way to motivate me to create more jewelry.