These marvelous good quality two hole sew-through plastic buttons were made in Germany in the 1930's. These casein or galalith buttons are in wonderful condition!! They are unused and clean, and are ready for your sewing and creative projects. Some buttons are darker in shade then the photos show, more ivory then white, all nicely aged by time and storage, so please allow for some differences in color / shade.
These wonderful quality and very pretty Art Deco ivory buttons have a wonderful smooth feel to them, and the casein plastic still retains a wonderul gloss even after 80 years. Trully wonderful vintage plastic buttons from an era when quality was made!
1-1/2 inch in diameter, or
38 mm in diameter
Casein was an early plastic made from milk protein 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.
I have more then just two 12/units of these delightful off-white buttons...See my other casein buttons here...
When purchasing more then one set of buttons, a combined shipping cost will automatically calculate when you add the items to your shopping cart.
Please allow for possible color differences in the buttons due to variations in computer screens and how they show colors.
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Once payment has arrived for items, I try to ship within 48 hours. The post office is closed here Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, so items purchased on Friday will go out on Monday. My shipping prices reflect International over seas shipping rates from Germany to all destinations in the world.
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For customers in Europe ....
Orders may be cancelled within 14 days of receipt of your purchased item, and this must be done in writing, either via an email to me using the address given below, or via Etsy's convo system. It is the customer's responsibility to cover the return postage and ensure safe return of the item in its original condition. The item must be returned to me with tracking and the tracking number forwarded to me at the time of returning the package, as proof that it has indeed been sent back. A refund of your purchase price will take place when I have recieved the item(s), and only if it is in the same condition that it was shipped to the customer. Thank you for your understanding that a refund can not be made if the item is returned to me in damaged condition.
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.