Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Knobbly Goblin

Whenever I rummage through the Bakelite buttons in my collection, I always feel like this major oddball is just begging to be selected for a spot on my blog. It's one of my weirdest buttons and unquestionably one of my favorites. With its strange surface of nubbly bumps and swirls of green and butterscotch, it's absolutely one of the freakiest buttons I've ever seen. A Martian or a pimply troll in Bakelite going back to the 1930's, this queer bug gives the impression of a spacey contagion if not an intergalactic hobgoblin.

-Sherbert McGee 

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