Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ball Button in Creamed Corn

One of the rarest types of Bakelite buttons is the spherical variety, or what's known as a ball button. For my personal collection I'll usually only invest in a ball button if it's unusually large. This creamed corn orb is an exemplary biggie that measures one inch across, which is the fattest ball button I've seen. Its jagged carvings have a rough-hewn texture that give it the look of a battle-scarred novelty bauble. This is one beast of a button and I'll bet it could choke a rhinoceros.

-Sherbert McGee     

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