History & Fashion in the Palm of your Hand
Collecting vintage and antique buttons can be fascinating and rewarding for those interested in history, fashion, or vintage items. Antique buttons can be found in a number of shapes, sizes, materials, and designs, and can range in age from the 18th century to the early 20th century.
There are many categories of antique buttons, including military buttons, political buttons, mourning buttons, artistic buttons, and more. You may also choose to collect buttons made from a particular material, such as glass, metal, bakelite, enamel and more. Some buttons from specific historical periods, such as the Georgian, Victorian, or Art Deco era, can be highly collectible and fetch high prices among collectors. Additionally, buttons made of rare or precious materials, such as ivory, mother-of-pearl, or gold, can be valuable as well. The condition of the button also plays a role in its value, with well-preserved buttons commanding higher prices.
Lion and Unicorn Auction House is hosting an auction on April 12, 2023 of Vintage and Antique Buttons. Included are 18th & 19th Century, Motiwala Studio Buttons, Under Glass, Shibayama, Satsuma, Gay 90s, Jade, Pictorial, Handkerchief, Shakudo, Metal Works, Natural Materials, Jeweled, Enamels, Crest/ Livery, Presidential, Horn, Large Bags of Assorted Buttons and Much More. Online bidding is now available at https://bid.lionandunicorn.com/auctions/4-9A0NSB/spring-antique-button-auction. Live Auction begins Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 10AM EDT.