22nd April 2024

Unusual Beauclaire

These are 16mm diameter casein (probably) buttons with hand-painted highlights. The only other hand detailed buttons I have on a blue and white Beauclaire card are an example of the ‘Tiny Tots’ fish. Indeed, out of all the buttons made by General Plastics the Tiny Tots fish, duck, elephant and rabbit were the exception, until now. They are similar to, but not the same as some Coronet branded buttons. Could O. C. Rheuben & Co (predecessor to General Plastics) have supplied Coronet during the 1940s?


Buttons in the News

The Daily Mirror (Sydney), 7th July 1949 page 18.

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