11th May 2024

New Finds

Something different …

I have cards of several designs, all with the ‘vine-leaf’ border. Some are marked as ‘Made in Australia’, and some carry buttons that are clearly of General Plastics design. This is the first labelled as ‘British Made’. Like for G. Herring (their main competitor), General Plastics must have imported buttons in the 1940s as well as manufactured them.

Opal-Glo Style 877

G. Herring thought it worthwhile to print the style number on some of their cards. I can’t imagine why this was so.

Please let me know if you have any style numbers not already shared here: http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/australian-button-history/federation-to-ww2/g-herring-beutron/#Opal-Glo

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