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Button Button: Identification and Price Guide Paperback – January 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 2 Revised edition (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764300822
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764300820
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Peggy Ann Osborne has studied and collected buttons for over twenty years.

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Highly recommended for the collectors.
William L. Borland
It has very clear, concise photos that help a lot when identifying buttons.
Idell Mulhern
This book has very clear photos and descriptions.
Lea Sullivan

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109 of 110 people found the following review helpful By seafire@seapost.com on June 28, 1999
Format: Paperback
I needed to price and identify over 100 pounds of vintage buttons with very little background in the subject. This book taught me everything I need to know in a very short time. Excellent photos and examples. Highly recommended.
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By merrymousies on November 24, 2003
Format: Paperback
I bought this for my mother who started collecting buttons that she was finding at yard sales and flea markets. She absolutely loved the book. It is very complete in terms of providing information on all sorts of materials and subject matters. There are lots of examples, great pictures, so you can compare your buttons with the ones shown to get an idea ofthewir history/origins as well s some pricing info. Definitely the best book I've come across for buttons as I was looking for this gift for my mom and she's gotten great use of it. (Now I get to hear from her about "oh and this button..... and that button..." It's fun :)
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Mark VanZanten on March 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
For a beginner, who knows nothing of buttons, I'm impressed with the depth of knowledge in this book. It's a must for collectors, or for those wanting to learn more about buttons.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Lea Sullivan on February 8, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have always been drawn to buttons, but didn't know very much about them. This book has very clear photos and descriptions. There are many "museum quality" buttons that are wonderful to see, but I was especially excited to see everyday buttons that I am more likely to find.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Anderson on August 1, 2007
Format: Paperback
This was a great book for photos and history, price guide would have been extremly useful, learned a bit about buttons, yet having the prices laid out in front of me would have been a great benefit.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sebass on June 29, 2010
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I was so excited to receive my book about buttons! It has a great deal of information on where the buttons came from
how they were made and when they were made. The book also has a pricing chart at the back of the book for nearly all the types of buttons. Overall I would recommend this book to people who are
beginners in collecting buttons just like me. I collect only glass buttons and there is alot of information on this type.
Have fun with collecting and make sure to read this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By happiecat on July 3, 2012
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The pics are great in this book, but I guess I wasn't expecting it to be as old as it is. I consider the price guide to be completely outdated and useless. I am a new button collector and all this did was give me nice pics and a little info. Way overpaid for it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carol Theodoru on July 29, 2010
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Very pleased with this informational guide to buttons. Older book and price guide, but very useful for the button collector who is new to the trade
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