27th February 2023

Beauclaire Finds

These “pearl-ball buttons”, as General Plastics called them (although surely they would not function well if used as a fastener) date from 1955 or later, as it was not until that year that the company quoted that the buttons were “Approved by the Federal Council of Dry-Cleaners of Australia”. However, such “buttons” (dress ornaments) were advertised in 1953, and possibly sold from 1950, judging from the earlier style of card they were sold on (see below). I have examples in three sizes and 6 colours.

Australian Women’s Weekly, 21st October 1953 page 34.

Details from similar advert.

























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