Set of Faces of the Eastern Hemisphere, Vintage x 6 pink


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 SET OF FACES OF THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE OR ‘GOOD NEIGHBOUR’ BUTTONS  Vintage set contains SIX BUTTONS; Arabian Sheik, Egyptian with sphinx headdress, Hindu with his draped turban, Chinaman, Negro and Turk with a fez. Original set had paint trim and was called ‘Good Neighbour’ on the sell card. Re-issued set was without trim Squared Self-shank.  These buttons measure approx. 15mm x 10mm.

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.  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 sets of goofy novelty buttons).