This listing of a card of 24 lovely vintage buttons with an intricate floral/foliage pattern around the edge with a tiny etched pattern in the center as well! I hope I included enough of a closeup picture to give a good sense of the elaborate detail in these buttons.
The buttons measure nearly 6/8 of an inch in diameter and have a metal shank on the back, and actually rather heavy! The card that the buttons are affixed to shows some signs of wear, i.e., missing or worn corners and discoloration, as well as a tear on the middle right edge - see pictures, but the buttons are in great condition, except for a few that have tiny spots of discoloration. A couple of these rows of these buttons do not have the string running through them. The others are affixed to the card with vintage string through the shanks on the back (see the last picture). This card of buttons will be kept in an archival sleeve to ensure that all buttons are kept intact.
I bought a huge collection of 19th century/early 20th century buttons at my local florist/antique store! Apparently, the previous owner had been an avid button collector her whole life, and I didn't want to break up the collection, so I bought 99% of it! I need to part with some of them now, to make room for all my various collections!! And my husband greatly appreciates me whittling down my collections:)
If I have overcharged for shipping, I will gladly-- and swiftly refund the amount of the overcharge!
These vintage buttons are being kept in a non smoking environment.
I ship within 1 to 2 business days after receiving payment, and ship both in the U.S. and internationally. Great care is taken to protect the vintage patterns for shipping. I place the pattern in an archival sleeve and ship pattern(s) in a bubble mailer or box depending on the size of order. I also use cardboard to stabilize the pattern during shipping. Domestic shipping prices include tracking; an email with the tracking number will be sent to you once I ship the item(s). If you want insurance added, please convo me.
I will accept payment in the form of PayPal, Direct Checkout, or Etsy Gift Cards. Orders paid for by PayPal e-check will be held until the check "clears", typically about 2-5 business days.
Returns & exchanges
Vintage patterns will show the typical signs of wear due to the age of the pattern. I also am quite detailed and up front in my descriptions of the condition of pattern envelope contents, so that you will not be surprised or disappointed in the quality of item you purchase. However, if you are not happy with your purchase or there was some error made on my part, (it happens sometimes:)) please convo me, so we can reach a workable solution in the hopes that you will be a satisfied customer.
I am happy to place items on Reserve for a short period of time. If the item hasn't been purchased within 3 business days, I will add it back to inventory. If you need additional time, please convo me.