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We carry a selection of metal buttons. The buttons shown below are available
in the sizes and prices as listed.
Finishes available are:
GERMAN (NICKEL) SILVER
**Please note that AVAILABLE SIZES AND FINISHES VARY WITH PATTERN.**
PEWTER buttons (not shown) are available in 5/8" and 1" domed with rim (ridge edge),
and 5/8", 7/8" and 1" flat. All pewter buttons are 75 cents each. We sometimes have
pewter in death head or basketweave patterns, as well.
For dressier apparel, we offer a selection of buttons in gold-colored and white metals.
B1 "Cut Steel design" 1" $2.50 each B3 Brass "Rimmed Weave" 7/8" B4-1 3/4" "gold" $2.00 each
C6 3/4" $2.50 each C7 7/8" Final 20 for $40.00
The Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City owns a late 18th century French salesman's sample card of metal buttons. To see it online, go to http://collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?q=sales+book+of+sample+buttons&tag.cstype=all . Our selection of fancy buttons is based on similarity to buttons shown in that set, as well as to buttons shown in 18th century portraits and other museum collections.