Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Maritime Keepsakes

Ahoy there! Carrying on with a week of buttons made of Bakelite combined with other types of plastic, here's a set of three buttons featuring nautical themes. While the black and creamed corn bases of these buttons are Bakelite, the seafaring designs are celluloid pieces. Due to its two-tone composition, I would consider the anchored specimen to be a Bakelite cookie button. These old collector's items are hard to find in decent condition since the celluloid bits tend to be ragged and soiled. Mine are in fair shape, which isn't quite as good as shipshape.

-Sherbert McGee

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