3rd September 2020

New finds

Woolies 1957-1965, Beutron 1970s

The trimmed card is a early 1950s Beauclaire. The Butterick was “packed in Australia by Beutron Ltd” ?1980s.

Perhaps you’ve heard of smuggler’s buttons, and wondered where this has truth or fiction …

The Daily Mercury (Mackay), 7th December 1936 page 8.


Hand crafted buttons

Australian Women’s Weekly 18th march 1950 page 60: A young Hungarian migrant living in a migrant’s camp made these buttons and necklaces from plum and cherry stones and walnut kernels and shells, carved by knife.

and from Carol,