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Button Country

An Educational Resource for Button Collectors




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Click the link below to view buttons on the Paul Rice Button Country website.

There are more than 6000 images of buttons to visually demonstrate the Blue Book listings and definitions. One or more examples (front and back) are shown for all citations in the 15 material sections plus the sections on back types, patterns, studios, and 18th Century. Also much much more...


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Fun Facts & Useful tips

Antique and Vintage Buttons

Related Specialties, Division IV

  1. -Bridle Rosettes

  2. -Buckles & Clasps

  3. -Button Covers

  4. -Button Hooks

  5. -Costume Trimmings

  6. -Links & Studs

  7. -Netsuke

  8. -Obi Dome

  9. -Other related Specialties

Special Topics

  1. -Third Avenue Pictorial Buttons

  2. -19th c. Button Patents

  3. -Button Mosaics of Norman Engler

  4. -Black Glass Poke Box Bug

  5. -The Great Ashlee Buttons Drama

  6. -Deknatel Black Glass Patents

Links

  1. -Competition trays from past NBS & State Shows

  2. -On-line button dictionary at the Buckeye State Website

  3. -Buckeye State award trays

  4. -More award tray information

  5. -Resources for the new collector

  6. -Tips on cleaning buttons

  7. -Background and history of selected button types

  8. -Educational information on china buttons

  9. -History of shell buttons in the United States

  10. -More information on selected buttons

  11. -Dutch Button Collectors Website

  12. -Information on Enamel Techniques

  13. -Use Google patent search to find button inventions

Section Pages

  1. -Celluloid

  2. -Ceramics

  3. -China

  4. -Enamels

  5. -Fabrics

  6. -Black Glass

  7. -Clear & Colored Glass

  8. -Glass Mounted in Metal

  9. -Horn

  10. -Metals

  11. -Shell

  12. -Synthetic Polymers

  13. -Vegetable Ivory

  14. -Wood

  15. -Other Materials

  16. -Patterns

  17. -Back Types

  18. -Studio Buttons

  19. -18th Century

Worksheets

  1. -Section 1 - Celluloid

  2. -Section 2 - Ceramics

  3. -Section 3 - China

  4. -Section 4 - Enamels

  5. -Section 5 - Fabrics/Textiles

  6. -Section 6 - Black Glass

  7. -Section 7 - Clear and Colored Glass

  8. -Section 7-3 - Primer for Colors Assorted

  9. -Section 8 - Glass Mounted in/on Metal

  10. -Section 9 - Horn

  11. -Section 10 - Metals

  12. -Section 11 - Shell

  13. -Section 12 - Synthetic Polymers

  14. -Section 13 - Vegetable Ivory

  15. -Section 14 - Wood

  16. -Section 15 - Other Materials

  17. -Section 23-3 - Back Types with Pictures

  18. -Section 23-3 - Back Types w/o Pictures

  19. -Section 23-11 - Studio

  20. -Section 24 - Eighteenth Century







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