I love finding containers of mixed items at garage sales, thrift stores, or, as in this case, antique malls. I bought a quantity of "vintage buttons" and have been selecting individual, unique items to offer. When I have enough (say a dozen) of the same kind, I will offer them as a lot for people who want them for shirts, etc... These, however, are unique individual buttons for collectors or costumers needing a specific accent. More will be coming, including some metal buttons, bone buttons, and mother of pearl. I'm not sure of the "vintage" of all of these. They could be anywhere from the 19th century to the mid 1900's. I leave it to enthusiasts to research.