Button Collecting part 1
The following article featured on a newspaper’s ‘children’s page’ about “queer collections”.
This next article is less judgemental/condescending …
Despite the headline, button collecting was not a “new craze” in 1978, although the British Button Society was new, having met for the first time in January 1976. In the USA the hobby had boomed from 1938. An excerpt from a letter that year follows: