This list of button manufacturers and their button back marks might be helpful when dating buttons. It's from an interesting thesis by Sarah Elizabeth Marcel of The University of Tennessee - Knoxville "Buttoning Down the Past: A Look at Buttons as Indicators of Chronology and Material Culture."
The Florida State Button Society invites you to "A Winter Wonderland--Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow! This year's annual meeting is hosted by the Buttons and Buckles Club and runs from Thursday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 17.
A visit to the button-packed showroom costs only $3, but there are many other gettogethers that are part of the weekend's fun including the awards banquet and winter clothing fashion show/contest! The meeting is being held at The Shores Resort & Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118. Visit www.floridastatebuttonsociety.org for more show details. Call 1-866-934-7476 or (local) 386-767-7350 for reservations and mention the show for a discount.
A terrific second meeting of our newly expanded Hernando County Button Collectors Group was held Dec. 13, 2015 at the wonderful May-Stringer/Hernando County History Museum. Three months ago we started with 4 members and this day we had 20 people at our meeting! Anne Buckingham's talk about Moonglow buttons was very informative and the many cards of actual Moonglow buttons she and other members shared delighted the attendees. Refreshments on the wraparound porch made for a lovely social time.
Sylvia Liszka Durell, Author
Owner of HoleyButtons.com and a founding member of the Hernando County Button Collectors Group in Florida.