Set of vintage antique railroad buttons
Antique : Old Buttons Shop
Antique buttons can be made out of just about anything, from antlers and bone to glass and ceramics to metals and stone. There are" Diminutive" buttons (less than 38" across) and" Large" buttons (greater than 1 14" wide), " Old" buttons (pre1918), and" ModernVintage" ones (post1918).
Vintage Button Guide - Ways to Identify Antique Buttons
Jan 20, 2012 Many will have two holes widely spaced apart. Bone buttons also have a very dry feel to them. Although the button will feel very smooth, If you look at it with a magnifying glass it should have very tiny small holes all over it. A set of bone buttons will never be the same size, only approximately.
Antique and Vintage Buttons - loomshowroomcom
Rare find for a Collector or to make a garment really special. 1980s encased clear plastic objects set on a yellow plastic button with white rim. Each button individual so might vary from photograph slightly. (Featured in Peggy Ann Osbornes book About Buttons.