25th July 2021


The sale of fundraising buttons took off during WW1, although souvenir celluloid buttons had been on sale since the 1890s. “Button Days” were constantly advertised. Below is the earliest I’ve found:

Punch (Melbourne), 11nd April 1915 page 26.

Below is a photo of a factory churning out the items in 1935.

The Mail (Adelaide), 13th July 1935.

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