1930's plastic buttons 20mm, 24 vintage casein buttons, Art Deco galalith plastic button made in Germany, red white pinwheel pattern buttons

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Marvelous quality 1930's Art Deco plastic buttons still on their original papers, in unused condition, old stock buttons Made in Germany. These casein or galalith buttons are in wonderful condition, save but for a bit of dust from storage and age. The paper is no longer in top condition, but the buttons are still all securely fastened and are not loose.

These buttons have a wonderful smooth feel to them, and the casein plastic still retains a wonderul gloss or shine to it even after 80 years.

They measure approximately...
13/16th inch in diameter, or
20 mm in diameter.

These sweet red and white buttons look like little peppermint candies or like candy canes, and would be perfect for all of your Christmas decorating creations. Imagine them stitched to a handmade Christmas stocking.

Casein was an early plastic made from milk protein and invented in Germany in 1900, and was first introduced at the Paris Universal Exhibition in the year 1900. Casein plastic could not be moulded like Bakelite, but had to be cut or carved from rods or sheets. It was beautifully glossy and could be polished to a long-lasting silky lustre. It was used for jewelry, but was also laminated in layers to form cameos, to make fountain pen cases, knitting needles, and especially for buckles and buttons.

See my other casein buttons here...

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Please remember, that the items that I am offering for sale here in my shop are VINTAGE items and some may show signs of age and use.