Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Maroon Hoot

The more I collect Bakelite buttons, the more I prize these harder-to-find maroon specimens. This one is especially interesting. It's a robust and thickly made button with scooped-out dips at the top, which plunge down to the buttonholes forming a sort of number 8-shaped basin. Owing to these side-by-side indentations, this button resembles a pair of wide-awake owl eyes. Circa 1930.

-Sherbert McGee

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