• Six pretty vintage 50's novelty cute plastic buttons - budgie, budgerigar, birds

    Three each of two different colour ways - 3 with a green back/background and three with yellow backs/backgrounds.
    £5.99
    Colour: Green
    £0.99 postage
    Age: Vintage (1900-1980)
    Only 1 left.
    Type: Buttons
  • Vintage coloured mother of pearl look buttons ,150+

    The item has been photographed the normal house lights.
    £1.50
    1 bid
    £2.00 postage
    Ending Today at 10:43AM GMT5h 26mAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: ButtonsMaterial: Plastic
  • Large Antique Glass Button female Head 1 inch & 2/8 Ths Across

    £6.75
    6 bids
    £2.50 postage
    Ending Today at 1:35PM GMT8h 18mColour: BlackAge: Antique (Pre-1900)Type: Buttons
  • ART NOUVEAU Antique BUTTONS, SET of FOUR - Mother of Pearl & Brass

    A set of four Art Nouveau buttons in brass with 'powder blue' finish. Get images that. make Supersized seem small.
    £12.50
    3 bids
    £1.50 postage
    Ending Today at 8:37PM GMT15h 20mColour: AssortedAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • New listingMix of 18 Vintage Buttons & Bits Metal Glass Enamel

    Pressed tin chickens.etc. Great for crafts.
    £3.20
    2 bids
    £1.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 5:45PM GMT6d 12hColour: MetallicsAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • New listingVintage Sewing Joblot Tin Buttons

    Nice assortment
    £5.50
    3 bids
    £2.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 5:08PM GMT6d 11hAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • 6 flower Patterned Detail Old/vintage black Glass Buttons Metal shank. 1.4 cm

    Set of 6flower patterned detailblack glass buttons. Great collectable buttons.
    £0.99
    0 bids
    £1.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 7:45PM GMT5d 14hColour: BlackAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • New listing12 Unusual Vintage Glass Buttons Floral Grapes Rare

    Lovely rare collection in great condition.
    £3.20
    1 bid
    £2.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 4:30PM GMT6d 11hColour: AssortedAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • VINTAGE TIN WITH LOTS OF VINTAGE BUTTONS

    £3.00
    3 bids
    £2.95 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 3:08PM GMT2d 9hAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Job Lot Vintage Buttons In Vintage Tin

    Huge job lot of vintage buttons, kept in a vintage "Milady" sweet tin. Tin measures approx 14cm in length. Buttons in good condition. Some wear & tear to the tin.
    £3.99
    1 bid
    £3.50 postage
    Ending Today at 8:42PM GMT15h 24mAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • New listingGorgeous Little Set of Vintage Metal Buttons Tropical Scenes

    Self shanks. Great for a collection. Great condition.
    £1.50
    1 bid
    £1.01 postage
    Ending Sunday at 4:30PM GMT6d 11hColour: MetallicsAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • A Beautiful Set Of Vintage / Antique Silver And Guilloche Enamelled Buttons

    Ros (Ruby's Shed).
    £12.97
    8 bids
    £2.00 postage
    Ending Today at 8:00PM GMT14h 43mColour: SilverAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • 5 PRETTY LATE 19th C CHINA/PORCELAIN FLORAL DECORATED BUTTONS. DIFFERENT SIZES

    THEY ARE WHITE BACKGROUNDS WITH FLORAL PATTERNS. THE LARGE BUTTON HAS A BOX SHANK & THE SMALLER ONES HAVE SELF SHANKS.
    £4.99
    1 bid
    Free postage
    Ending Today at 4:18PM GMT11hAge: Antique (Pre-1900)Type: Buttons
  • ART DECO CIAGARETTES TIN FULL OF VINTAGE BUTTONS

    £0.99
    1 bid
    £3.30 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 8:55AM GMT1d 3hType: Buttons
  • Vintage heart shaped small Mother of Pearl Buttons

    Sweet small heart shaped Mother of Pearl Buttons. I think these must have been hand cut as they all vary slightly.
    £0.99
    1 bid
    £1.75 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 11:24AM GMT1d 6hAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: ButtonsMaterial: Mother of Pearl
  • Bimini Glass Button 7/8ths of an inch Across

    With Bimini Backmark. A Lovley Button.
    £7.99
    1 bid
    £2.50 postage
    Ending Today at 1:49PM GMT8h 32mClick & CollectColour: AssortedAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • 1950s Tin Full Of Vintage Buttons, Mostly Mother Of Pearl / Shell

    A vintage tin (16 x 12cm) celebrating the coronation of Elizabeth II, 2nd June 1953. The tin is full of buttons of assorted sizes, mostly shell or mother of pearl but also some plastic etc. Some of the buttons are still attached to cards. I'm not sure how many there are, but the buttons and tin together weigh about 725g, so there are quite a lot. Thanks for looking!
    £10.99
    2 bids
    £2.95 postage
    Ending Today at 8:27PM GMT15h 10mClick & CollectAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: ButtonsMaterial: Mother of Pearl
  • ART NOUVEAU Antique BUTTONS, SET of THREE - Mother of Pearl & Brass

    A set of three Antique Art Nouveau buttons. Condition / Defects.
    £6.87
    2 bids
    £1.50 postage
    Ending Today at 8:33PM GMT15h 16mAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: ButtonsMaterial: Mother of Pearl
  • Large Biscuit Tin of Vintage Buttons Nearly 2k

    Weight 1.94k.
    £3.50
    1 bid
    £2.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 5:14PM GMT6d 11hColour: AssortedAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Flower Buttons - Vintage- Craft -Multicolours and Shapes

    For use as buttons or for craft purposes. Over 40 Flower shaped Buttons.
    £1.70
    2 bids
    £1.75 postage
    Ending Today at 10:09PM GMT16h 52mColour: AssortedAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Vintage buttons 3 sets - 10, 4, 3

    These are 17 vintage buttons in 3 sets of 10, 4 and 3. Generally in good condition apart from a bit of tarnish on the back of one of the silver sparkly buttons. The gold and orange/coral buttons measure 1cm across. The silver one is more like 1.5cm.
    £2.00
    0 bids
    £1.35 postage
    Ending Today at 8:25PM GMT15h 7m
    or Best Offer
    Age: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • 4xArt Nouveau Brass Buttons 2.3cm Across

    Beautiful art nouveau buttons Four Brass with pierced design of foliage and leaf Painted black and white Approximately 2.3cm at widest Loop back Quite light Lovely condition
    £5.00
    0 bids
    £2.95 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 3:57PM GMT1d 10h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectColour: BlackAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Vintage Toffee Tin Full of Vintage  Buttons & Bits

    All sorts.
    £2.50
    1 bid
    £2.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 5:30PM GMT6d 12hColour: AssortedAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Vintage Tin Of Buttons

    Old tin full of buttons, in total weighs 1047g From a smoke free home. The tin measures approx 14cm x 10.5cm x 12cm I will combine postage where possible if asked. Please take a look at my other items.
    £1.99
    1 bid
    £3.99 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 3:41PM GMT1d 10hAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • 6 vintage buttons - black glass with web pattern

    6 gorgeous buttons -  black glass with a wedge of spiderweb pattern. 17 mm, self shank. Circa 1940 Czechoslovakia. Perfect condition!
    £2.40
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Today at 9:25AM GMT4h 8mColour: GoldAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • *x25 DUG BRITISH METAL DETECTING FIND 1700s GEORGIAN DECORATED TOMBAC BUTTON*

    A nice lot of buttons that would grace any collection.
    £6.05
    2 bids
    £2.50 postage
    Ending Saturday at 8:41PM GMT5d 15hColour: MetallicsAge: Antique (Pre-1900)Type: Buttons
  • Job lot of fancy assorted pattern vintage metal buttons. Great lot

    £0.99
    0 bids
    £1.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 10:05AM GMT2d 4hColour: AssortedAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Chanel style buttons x5 excellent unused condition.  Navy with gold, white 

    Having a craft room clear out and have some beautiful buttons to sell. This is the start of many Although I have said used they are almost new as they have been unused and sitting in a cupboard!! In dark navy with white centre and gold colour CC Chanel style   in relief in the centre and a gold colour rim. Size just over 1cm DIAMETER Listing is for 5 buttons 30 available Rather heavy too. Sorry about the postage, but at least this way you get them. Have a peep at my others   Will be listing lots more!! Thanks for looking
    £10.00
    Click & Collect
    £2.11 postage
    Colour: GoldAge: Contemporary (1981-Now)Type: Buttons
  • New listingLot Of 28 Vintage Black Glass Buttons, Gold Lustre

    4 different sets of 7 black glass, gold decorated buttons, 28 in total. The large round gold edged ones have metal shanks and concave multi faceted centres. The rest are self shanked. There is a pretty set of flower ones where the petals are gold. Another set of round gold buttons and a set of geometrically faceted ones. ( these show a little wear so please look at the photos which form part of my description. The photos are taken in natural light and alongside a 20p coin for sizing. The third picture shows a close up of each type of button and the last photo shows the backs of the buttons. Any questions feel free to ask. Happy Bidding.
    £2.99
    0 bids
    £1.64 postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:55AM GMT6d 4h
    or Best Offer
    Colour: BlackAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Vintage Glass Pearl Coloured Buttons

    Vintage glass pearl coloured buttons. They measure approximately 3/8 of an inch. Please take a look at our other items. We are happy to combine postage, please ask (applies to UK buyers only). Sent by tracked mail. 3655
    £2.00
    0 bids
    £3.30 postage
    Ending Today at 9:12AM GMT3h 55mAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: ButtonsMaterial: Glass
  • Vintage Tin Of Buttons

    Old tin full of buttons, in total weighs 1404g From a smoke free home. The tin measures approx 17.5cm x 14cm x 11cm I will combine postage where possible if asked. Please take a look at my other items.
    £4.40
    6 bids
    £3.99 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 3:18PM GMT1d 10hAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • New listing27 Unusual Metallic Inlaid Vintage Buttons Colours

    Interesting selection.
    £1.99
    0 bids
    £1.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 6:30PM GMT6d 13hColour: MetallicsAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Job Lot Vintage Buttons Lots Of Sets

    Many are in sets.
    £2.95
    0 bids
    £2.95 postage
    Ending Today at 11:46PM GMT18h 29mColour: AssortedAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • vintage sewing items

    Assorted Pieces, SOLD AS SEEN LOOK AT PHOTOS.
    £3.99
    1 bid
    £3.90 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 10:09AM GMT1d 4hAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: ButtonsMaterial: Assorted
  • A RARE UNUSUAL LARGE 1940's STUDIO BiIMINI? BUTTON IN BLACK & GOLD

    THE PATTERN IS COLOURED BLACK & GOLD. COULD BE BIMINI AS NOT ALL WERE SIGNED ON THE BACK. THE BUTTON HAS A BRASS BACK PLATE WITH A LOOP SHANK. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
    £9.99
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Tuesday at 2:15PM GMT1d 8hClick & CollectColour: BlackType: ButtonsMaterial: Glass
  • TIN FULL OF VINTAGE BUTTONS

    VINTAGE TIN FULL OF VINTAGE BUTTONS THE TIN MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 4 1/2" WIDE X 3 3/4" DEEP AND STANDS APPROXIMATELY 3 3/4" HIGH ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK
    £5.00
    1 bid
    £3.45 postage
    Ending Today at 6:39PM GMT13h 22mClick & CollectAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • 3 VINTAGE CZECH GLASS CARVED GLASS BUTTONS BUTTERFLY DRAGONFLY LADYBIRD

    ONE BUTTON HAS A RAISED BUTTERFLY, THE NEXT A DRAGONFLY & THE LAST IS A LADYBIRD.
    £9.99
    1 bid
    Free postage
    Ending Today at 4:17PM GMT10h 59mClick & CollectAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: ButtonsMaterial: Glass
  • Vintage Livery Button (unknown)

    Images give a good representation of condition.
    £7.82
    3 bids
    £2.30 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 7:54PM GMT2d 14hAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • New listingLot Of 15 Vintage Black Glass Buttons, Gold Decoration/lustre

    Interesting group of medium sized vintage black and gold glass buttons. There are 2 pairs, one trio but mostly individual. Photos taken in natural light and alongside a 20p coin for sizing. Hopefully the close ups show enough detail. There are some interesting designs. The Last photos shows the backs of the buttons. You can see from this photo that one pair are clear glass over painted with gold lustre. Any questions feel free to ask. Happy Bidding.
    £1.50
    0 bids
    £1.26 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:47PM GMT6d 15hColour: BlackAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Vintage Carded Salesman’s Glass Buttons made in Germany

    £2.99
    0 bids
    £1.75 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 7:58AM GMT1d 2hAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: ButtonsMaterial: Glass
  • Vintage button collection 20 glass, metal, mother of pearl,stone,

    This auction is for a collection of vintage buttons as shown in photo. these buttons have been stored in a tin for some time and could do with a wash .Found when clearing a house prior to sale The item has been photographed the normal house lights. The actual items may look slightly different in tone or colour thanks to the calibration of computer screens. Item will be sent via Royal Mail. Dispatch will be next day after payment via PayPal Happy to post anywhere around the world.
    £1.50
    1 bid
    £2.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 6:05PM GMT2d 12hColour: AssortedAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Large vintage tin of vintage decorative buttons, includes sets, 1.7 kg

    Large vintage tin with vintage decorative buttons, sets included  1.7 kg
    £5.99
    0 bids
    £2.95 postage
    Ending Friday at 10:19AM GMT4d 5h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Job lot vintage buttons and buckles-plastics,Bakelite type,metal,military,deco

    £2.50
    1 bid
    £2.95 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 11:32AM GMT1d 6hColour: AssortedAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • 10 Small deep Red Frosted Glass Old/vintage Buttons. Size 1.1 Cm

    Set of 10 deep red frosted glass buttons. Great collectable buttons. size approx 1.1cm.
    £2.20
    Colour: Red
    Free postage
    Age: Vintage (1900-1980)
    or Best Offer
    Type: Buttons
  • JOB LOT OF MIXED VINTAGE BUTTONS

    Ideal for craft projects
    £2.00
    0 bids
    £3.95 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 4:58PM GMT2d 11h
    or Best Offer
    Colour: AssortedType: Buttons
  • Nice Old Tin Of Mixed Buttons.

    A very nice selection of old buttons ,in an nice old tin
    £3.00
    1 bid
    £2.95 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 1:21AM GMT20h 4mAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Lot Of 10 Vintage Deco Buttons

    Two sets of lovely vintage deco buttons, one set of four reddish coloured with cut out design and a set of 6 orangy/tan buttons with curved design, typical of the era. Hopefully the photos show them clearly. The last photo shows the backs of the buttons. All photos taken in natural light. Thanks for looking and Happy Bidding.
    £1.30
    0 bids
    £0.99 postage
    Ending Today at 6:10PM GMT12h 52mAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
  • Four Antique Buttons 2 agate 2 venetian

    there are four beautiful buttons in this lot to our Green banded glass / agate really pretty buttons and with them comes to Venetian glass buttons nice lot for a collector
    £9.99
    0 bids
    £3.00 postage
    Ending Today at 9:28PM GMT16h 11mClick & CollectAge: Vintage (1900-1980)Type: Buttons
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Collectable Sewing Buttons

With thousands of designs, sizes, uses, and materials available, buttons are a highly collectable item. Collectable sewing buttons are available in everything from glass to plastic, wood to metal. So whether you're looking to grow your collection or you're just starting out you'll be spoilt for choice.

Collectable buttons through the ages

Whether you prefer a modern collection of buttons or something with a little more history, you'll be sure to find what you're looking for. Contemporary collectable sewing buttons are classified as being produced from 1981 onwards. Plastic buttons tend to feature more heavily in garments from recent decades, so if you like to collect plastic buttons then something from this era would be suitable.

If you're looking for something a little older, a vintage collectable button would be perfect. Buttons from the period 1900 - 1980 are classified as vintage, and they are ideal if you wanted to customise your clothes to create a unique vintage look.

Looking for something even older? Collectable antique sewing buttons from before 1900 and are ideal if you like your button collection to have a little history. Antique buttons tend to feature a lot of metal, such as brass or silver. You can also find some more unusual materials such as enamel or mother of pearl, perfect if you want something a little different.

Materials

No matter what type of button you enjoy collecting, whether it's something attractive and shiny or something more understated, you'll find something for you. A gold or silver plated selection would make an attractive centrepiece to a collection. Alternatively, glass buttons with delicate floral patterns would look pretty on a sideboard. With many options to choose from you could have a button collection for every occasion!

Buying buttons as a gift

Collectable military buttons would make an unusual addition to the collection of any button collector. Military buttons are available in many styles with some having the regiment's name embossed on them. This would make a thoughtful gift for someone who has a particular connection to the military.

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