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    Posted 3 years ago

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    So this is the 2nd posting of by vintage button finds. The first were the glass buttons and now my metal. Some have makers on back and once again, I know nothing about dating. I do know that some of them are old and I need to know if I should clean them. I do believe that some are Military, not sure.

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    1. raven3766 raven3766, 3 years ago
      Thanks fortapache for the love.
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      1890's-1920's. Yes, you have Military, police, transit - and other official uniform buttons. We have CW experts that might chime in on those.

      I also have buttons similar and I don't clean them until I use them in a jewelry or sewing design. You can use a dry toothbrush or rub every button with a cotton t-shirt and then store them in little separate plastic bags - leave the top open so they can breathe. If you seal them, they may sweat and then rust or oxidize w/green verdigris. You could attach them to cardboard button cards where buttons don't touch.
    3. raven3766 raven3766, 3 years ago
      Wow, didn't know that. Thank you again.
    4. weimrnr weimrnr, 3 years ago
      You have some really cool buttons there. Do not clean them with any chemicals. Wipe them gently as some are quite lovely and older
    5. raven3766 raven3766, 3 years ago
      Thank you Weimrnr, I will make certain to handle with care.
    6. RightWing, 2 months ago
      lol my wife has tons of buttons ...shes been collecting for years .... nice collection you have going on here well done ...

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