9th November 2021


Early Beauclaire cards

Early 1950s: “Beauclaire Buttons are manufactured in Australia from the finest Urea and Phenolic Plastic Powders – are guaranteed boilproof, ironproof, fadeproof and unaffected by dry cleaning.”

Jack and Jill

These small square (6 x 6cm) cards dating from around 1953 are rare.


Beutron Originals

This design has irritated me for a long time, turning up in button tins. I kept exclaiming “Oh! That’s a Beauclaire button!” only to realise it had 8 hearts, not 6 as in the Beauclaire design, shown here:

Detail from 1954 Beauclaire advert.

Now I can rest easy.