FANTASTIC BUTTONS, Vintage Group, Mid-Century Very Mixed Wonderful, 1930s-1950s

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Mid-Century FANTASTIC BUTTON Vintage Group Very Mixed Wonderful 1930s-1950s. I usually group by color or style, but this group is VERY mixed and VERY wonderful. Celluloid, plastic, brass...many different styles and types...mostly 1930s-1950s.
The largest grey sculpted button is 1.75" in diameter. The two white plastic buttons are 1.375". That will give an idea as to the sizes of the other buttons.

My Button Story:

About 30 years ago, I saw an ad for an auction in a nearby neighborhood. It was a store that had been a coffee roasting place and mostly had equipment relating to that endeavor. But included in the ad was a mention for lots of buttons. That caught my attention because the store had been closed up since the early 1950s, so I knew that anything in there had to be from before that time frame.

As it turned out, the buttons were mostly European, all before WWII, mostly Czech, and mostly glass. Some were made in Austria, some in the U.S.A. There were many buttons still on cards: Mode de Paris, The Star of the Season, Plus Ultra, Superior Quality Made in the U.S.A., Latest Novelty, etc.

I won the auction and went through the buttons…which took a long, long time. Many of the cards were perfect, even after all those years of storage, but many cards had seen better days, so the buttons were taken off.

I have used them in my work, but they are just too wonderful to hold onto forever.

If you see a type that you need more of, I might have more of some of the styles and sizes. Just send a note and I'll do my best to find them, if they are in the collection.

Also: I am NOT a button expert; I just love them. So, if anyone needs more information, I will try to help, but I can't be sure I will know every answer.

Thanks so much for visiting our Etsy shop.

We pack VERY carefully!

No musty or stale odor whatsoever.

Since there are different costs to ship different items depending on weight, etc., we feel the fairest thing to do for everyone is to quote combinations as they are requested.

We'll definitely combine for shipping savings!

Please visit our other vintage button listings on Etsy!

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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Please be so kind as to let us know your country for shipping rates outside of the U.S. We will get back to you as soon as we can with the information.

All items are very well protected and packed and will be shipped via USPS within 48 hours of confirmation of payment. Please note the item number with your payment. If you would like us to insure your purchase item, we are happy to do that. Please convo with that request and we will let you know what amount to add.

We definitely combine for shipping savings. Please let us know what items you are considering and we will let you know the cost.

My husband is the world's greatest packer.

One short story among many: We packed and shipped a framed photograph for a client. Her first comment was how much her father loved the gift. The second comment was that he said the packing was so amazing that he could have played touch football with the package and it would have been fine. Yes, he's that good.

We will endeavor to always be as fair as possible in determining rates. We try to keep shipping costs to a minimum, but we are not skimping on time or materials. Our shipping costs are a reflection of the balance we're attempting to achieve.


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Please add 8.875% tax if you are located in NY.

Returns & exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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We do everything possible to describe each item as carefully as possible and provide images to show things in great detail. Our policy has always been to sell "as is", but including full details as to any condition problems. Since grading systems for condition on vintage and antique items are so subjective, it feels too difficult to do otherwise. The prices are always based on that idea; if it were completely perfect, it might be considerably more costly. I am always happy to answer any questions via convos.

And, please know, that we are very fair. If there is a problem of any sort, please send a convo and we will respond as soon as possible. Our aim is to be responsible and reliable. If there is an issue, and we are made aware, we can make arrangements on a case-by-case basis to do what's fair and what's best for both you and our shop. We are a tiny mom and pop business, not a corporation with unlimited resources. We're all on this delightful platform together.

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Please feel free to convo with any questions you may have. We are happy to answer!
One more thing:
Since the latest round of post office increases (We LOVE the USPS and use it exclusively!), we have found that the shipping quotes on our items to the West Coast and Hawaii and Alaska (from Brooklyn, NY) have been too low and we have been losing on virtually every mailing. To redo all of the quotes on our listings would be a very difficult thing to do, so we are leaving the quotes as they are. But occasionally, we may have to alert a buyer in those areas that we might need to add some additional shipping cost. Of course, we would notify if that is the case and it would be up to the buyer to accept or not. I'm not comfortable with this outcome, but losing on each purchase is too much for such a small family business. We hope that you understand.