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Button Country

An Educational Resource for Button Collectors - originally created by Paul Rice

Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved.                                                  Website redesigned and Maintained by Deborah Hanson

Section 1 : Celluloid

Celluloid Buttons Worksheet

Acknowledgements: Thanks to Lou Yeargain and Barbara Barrans for assisting in the development of this section and for the use of images from their collections for many of the above examples.  A special thanks to Joan Lindsay & Joy Journeay for their expert editing skills!


References:

(1) National Button Society Blue Book - Official NBS Classification and Competition Guidelines

(2) Hughes, Elizabeth and Marion Lester.  The Big Book of Buttons. St. Johann Press - 2010

(3) Monica Walker. It's all about Celluloid Buttons - 2005

Note 1 - For celluloid buttons only, the openwork feature does not go all the way through the button as defined in the Blue Book appendix.


* To download and print a pdf of the celluloid worksheet click this link: page 1.

1-1.1 Body Types - Hollow Body (Glow Bubble)
1-1.1 Body Types - Hollow Body (Glow Bubble)
1-1.1 Body Types - Hollow Body (bubble top)
1-1.1 Body Types - Hollow Body (bubble top)
1-1.2 Sheet Assorted
1-1.2 Sheet Assorted
1-1.2.1 Sheet Assorted - Perforate
1-1.2.1 Sheet Assorted - Perforate
1-1.2.2 Sheet Assorted - plain center
1-1.2.2 Sheet Assorted - plain center
1-1.2.2 Sheet Assorted - plain center
1-1.2.2 Sheet Assorted - plain center
1-1.2.3 Sheet Assorted - shield
1-1.2.3 Sheet Assorted - shield
1-1.2.3 Sheet Assorted - shield
1-1.2.3 Sheet Assorted - shield
1-1.2.4 Sheet Assorted - tight top
1-1.2.4 Sheet Assorted - tight top
1-1.3 Solid Body
1-1.3 Solid Body
1-1.3.1.1  Wafers Assorted - Hors d'oeuvre
1-1.3.1.1 Wafers Assorted - Hors d'oeuvre
1-1.3.1.1  Wafers Assorted - Hors d'oeuvre
1-1.3.1.1 Wafers Assorted - Hors d'oeuvre
1-1.3.1.2  Wafers Assorted - laminated
1-1.3.1.2 Wafers Assorted - laminated
1-1.3.1.2  Wafers Assorted - laminated
1-1.3.1.2 Wafers Assorted - laminated
1-1.3.1.3  Wafers Assorted - One-piece '30s
1-1.3.1.3 Wafers Assorted - One-piece '30s
1-1.4.1 Specific Forms - celluloid with celluloid
1-1.4.1 Specific Forms - celluloid with celluloid
1-1.4.1 Specific Forms - celluloid with celluloid
1-1.4.1 Specific Forms - celluloid with celluloid
1-1.4.1 Specific Forms - celluloid with celluloid
1-1.4.1 Specific Forms - celluloid with celluloid
1-1.4.2 Specific Forms - extruded
1-1.4.2 Specific Forms - extruded
1-1.4.2 Specific Forms - extruded
1-1.4.2 Specific Forms - extruded
1-1.4.3 Specific Forms - Openwork (lace-like) top
1-1.4.3 Specific Forms - Openwork (lace-like) top
1-2.1 Decorative Finish -  white + 4 colors of paint (good counter!)
1-2.1 Decorative Finish - white + 4 colors of paint (good counter!)
1-2.1 Decorative Finish - paint
1-2.1 Decorative Finish - paint
1-2.1 Decorative Finish - paint
1-2.1 Decorative Finish - paint
1-2.1.1 Decorative Finish - Painted and buffed
1-2.1.1 Decorative Finish - Painted and buffed
1-2.2 Decorative Finish - Litho Print
1-2.2 Decorative Finish - Litho Print
1-2.2 Decorative Finish - Litho Print
1-2.2 Decorative Finish - Litho Print
1-3.1.1 Imitation of Other Materials -  Ivorine
1-3.1.1 Imitation of Other Materials - Ivorine
1-3.1.1 Imitation of Other Materials - Ivorine
1-3.1.1 Imitation of Other Materials - Ivorine
1-3.1.2 Imitation of Other Materials - Ivoroid
1-3.1.2 Imitation of Other Materials - Ivoroid
1-3.1.2 Imitation of Other Materials - Ivoroid
1-3.1.2 Imitation of Other Materials - Ivoroid
1-3.1.2 Imitation of Other Materials - Ivoroid
1-3.1.2 Imitation of Other Materials - Ivoroid
1-4.1 Mounted in/on metal - Background
1-4.1 Mounted in/on metal - Background
1-4.1 Mounted in/on metal - Background
1-4.1 Mounted in/on metal - Background
1-4.1 Mounted in/on metal - Ivoroid Background
1-4.1 Mounted in/on metal - Ivoroid Background
1-5 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - Raffia
1-5 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - Raffia
1-5.1 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - glass
1-5.1 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - glass
1-5.1 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - rhinestones
1-5.1 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - rhinestones
1-5.1 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - rhinestones
1-5.1 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - rhinestones
1-5.1 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - rhinestones
1-5.1 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - rhinestones
1-5.2 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - metal
1-5.2 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - metal
1-5.3 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - shell
1-5.3 Other Material Embellishments (OME) - shell
1-6.1 Working Methods - cut
1-6.1 Working Methods - cut
1-6.1 Working Methods - cut
1-6.1 Working Methods - cut
1-6.2 Working Methods - glow bubble
1-6.2 Working Methods - glow bubble
1-6.3 Working Methods - Incised
1-6.3 Working Methods - Incised
1-6.4 Working Methods - inlay/inset wood
1-6.4 Working Methods - inlay/inset wood
1-6.5 Working Methods - openwork
1-6.5 Working Methods - openwork
1-6.5 Working Methods - openwork
1-6.5 Working Methods - openwork
1-6.6 Working Methods - pressed surface design
1-6.6 Working Methods - pressed surface design
1-6.6 Working Methods - pressed surface design
1-6.6 Working Methods - pressed surface design
1-7 Unlisted - back marks
1-7 Unlisted - back marks

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