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Live/Online Antique Button Auction

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024, at 11:00 AM

Location: Gavin Bros. Auction Facility

E7429 State HWY 23/33

Reedsburg, WI 53959


Fantastic old collection of 1000s of antique clothing buttons of all types, materials, subjects. 1700s through 20th century. Collection included Gay 90s, lacy glass, charmstring glass, radiants, kaleidoscopes, small jewels, and many others. Also, a large selection of old black glass of all types. Cards of mother of pearl, Bethlehem pearl, enamels, fabrics, Bakelite, horn, Goodyear rubber, wood, many cards of celluloid of all types. Ceramic buttons include more than 1,000 calicos. Metal buttons include silver, brass, golden age, damascene, tole, 1700s copper, etc. Military and commercial uniform buttons, political, liveries. Also, button hooks, buckles, bridle rosettes. Many, many cards by topic, such as flowers, people, transportation, birds, animals, etc. Most buttons are on 9 X 12 cards, with some smaller cards and frames of buttons. There are also 1000s of non carded buttons in large lots.

This collection is huge. Many lots will include multiple collector- mounted cards. There are buttons for the collector, the crafter, and eBay and other sellers. Approximately 400 lots. Many lots contain 100s of buttons. A complete list of all lots will be online soon, and a printout will be available to you during preview and on auction day. All lots to be sold as is.

Come see the buttons for yourselves and enjoy an in-person auction. Preview the collection on Monday, May 6th 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM, and on the morning of the auction rom 8:00 AM until the auction starts at 11:00 AM.

Go to to see many of the buttons.

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