Thursday, July 18, 2013

Button Materials A-Z: Identification Guide

Button Materials A-Z: Identification Guide by Jacelyn Howells can help the most advanced collector or dealer, as well as the beginner. It includes:
  • Step-by-step directions for identifying your own buttons
  • Descriptions of 140 different materials from ABC to Zirconia. Typical of the care with which the material is presented is that Zircon is carefully distinguished from Zirconia!
  • Lots of cross-referencing, making it easy to find what you're looking for
  • Over 1850 color images of great clarity, including some backs, back marks and shanks.
  • Emphasis on problematical or misunderstood materials and techniques, such as how to distinguish between several different polymers.
The author's many years of button experience, research and testing is obvious throughout this attractive and detail-packed book. She has over 20 years of experience as a button judge at competitions, and it shows!

If you're a button collector, or looking for a gift for a button collector, this is the book you want!

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