The goal of our Club is to provide opportunities to study buttons that are worth collecting, and share that knowledge as we come to appreciate their beauty and history. Collectable buttons include all buttons - antique and vintage, uniform and military.

Meetings are held at 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month (except January) in the Fellowship Room of the Burwood Heights Uniting Church (A-frame) on the corner of Burwood Highway and Blackburn Road, Burwood East.  (Melways Ref. 61 K7)


The idea of a button collecting club was conceived in 1995. The Victorian Button Collectors Club became a reality in 1996 when, through word of mouth and personal contacts, we held our first meeting at a private home. As individual button collectors, we had been aware of established button clubs in America and the United Kingdom. In Melbourne at that time, there was very little public information about buttons available, button collecting was not a hobby most people had heard of, and it was difficult to find collectable buttons even in antique shops. The Victorian Button Collectors Club was established to encourage the collecting, preservation and appreciation of buttons, antique and modern, and research into the history relating to their origins and uses. Most of all, the club provides an opportunity to meet like-minded people.  If you are a member you can Find out more . . .


Another Button Story

A new button will be posted on the Home page once per month.
Click on the button to enlarge.


Carpe diem  (Seize the Day)

The button:   1980’s, 20mm, die cast, 9ct gilt brass button. Hollow back with  H and S  Made in England. Soldered loop shank.
The button is embossed with CARPE DIEM, a crest and the traditional belt and buckle creating an  ”eternal loop” symbolizing eternity, fidelity, strength and protection.

Having just turned 80, I thought of Judy Dench and her temptation to get a tattoo on her eightieth birthday. Her daughter bought her a CARPE DIEM tattoo for her 81st birthday. No tattoo for me but I did bring into the light, what I think is my fabulous collection of Holland and Sherry gilt blazer buttons.

Holland and Sherry blazer buttons are made in Birmingham, England. Each button is cut from brass, individually die stamped and roughly buffed by hand in preparation for plating in 9ct gold, silver, antique silver or bronze finishes. There can be up to 19 individual processes involved in producing  each button and it takes about a month to make the button.

MEMBERS ONLY - Information for ordering our special 25th Silver Anniversary button remains under Button Banter (post date 2/10/2021) - plus photos.  Details for purchasing a 25th Anniversary button are also in our November 2021 Journal.  

BUTTON BANTER is now up and running for members only. It has its own heading at the top of the Home page which you can see once you log in.  Click on this heading to view contributions.  If you want to add an item use 'Add Button Banter'  under the Member Menu on the right of that screen or the Home page.  

Button Banter is for you to share your button interests with other Club members, ask advice or give feedback. You can also see other members buttons or Button Challenge Cards or join in and show your own. It is preferable to post your photo in portrait format.

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday May 14th

Topic:   BUCKLES

 (Meetings start at 8.00pm - arrive from 7.30pm)