Set of Counting Down Buttons x 6, white, vintage


1 in stock


COUNTING OUT/COUNTING DOWN –  SET OF 8 PLASTIC BUTTONS. This set is white with green writing on them.  They are a square shape with rounded corners.It is rare to find this full set of 8.  Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief, Doctor, Lawyer, Merchant, Indian Chief.  Plastic with self-shanks.  They also came as a set of four.

 Goofies or Goofy Buttons.  Realistic or Goofies are buttons (usually plastic) shaped like everyday objects. You can find flowers, food, circus, animals and even cartoon characters! Their hey-day came in 1930s to 1950s with the advent of the cheap plastic button. Many sets of Goofies were made which are now quite rare. Collecting these sets is a hobby for many people…..what can you find? Shirley says, “I have spent many years finding sets of Goofy Buttons.  You can see them on the ‘display only cards’ in the Cabinets of Curiosities at Morpeth Antique Centre, NSW.  If you are lucky you will find a set or a card of mixed Goofies there to purchase. They are becoming more collectable, higher in price, and very hard to find”.

(See separate listing for booklet $6 about goofy/novelty buttons).