Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Maroon Bakelite

Today's Bakelite button is a striking emblem in maroon. It evokes bloodshed and patriotism, French valor and beheaded queens. Like a stylized splash of wine, this button is a salute to Pinot noir and King Louis XVI. Too bad this dark purplish shade of Bakelite has always been so difficult for me to find. It's the one color area where my collection wanes. C'est la vie...

-Sherbert McGee

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