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 . . .
TUESDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2020
Topic - Asian Silver Buttons - Guest Speaker
Picture - Sterling Silver Button made by Susanna Barker, an 18th Century silversmith.
A Typical Meeting. We arrive in the hall, there are many hello's & hugs - a happy atmosphere. Next tea & coffee if you wish. Raffle tickets to purchase, chats & catch-ups. Check out the lovely, interesting & sometimes unique buttons on display for the big finale - the Auction! Monthly talks on specific topics with button examples. 'New Finds' from members present. Supper. Raffle draws. We have an extensive library of button books to borrow. We are all Button enthusiasts! Lily (Member since 2014).