28th January 2023

A Mystery Solved and a new Mystery?

Bother: I posted this a day early!

I have a partial card of buttons from New Zealand:


The card has the same artwork as for Beauclaire buttons in the early 1950s, and a style of button also sold on Beauclaire cards. Another example recently came up for sale.

This button style was also made by G.P.  At least the branding is now clear. In Trove there were a couple of references to clothing made by “Ryders” in 1950-1, which is the right era. General Plastics must have carded these buttons for a clothing manufacturer.

The term “Bonnie Buttons” has me confused. I thought they were a G.Herring branding (see http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/australian-button-history/federation-to-ww2/g-herring-beutron/#G_Herring_Australia_Pty_Ltd_1939-1949 ), but perhaps they were actually made by General Plastics? However, the font type used is different.

Does any other collector have some “Bonnie Buttons” made in Australia or New Zealand?

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