Welcome

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)

History

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 . . .

Virtual Activities

The Button Music Challenge  starts July 1st.  Choose a button that inspires a Song, a Music Theme, a Musical, Classical or Religious music or even a Nursery Rhyme. 

Click on the image to enlarge the button.

Day 14.       A Frog Went Walking

A frog went walking on a summer's day.
A-hum, a-hum.
A frog went walking on a summer's day.
He met Miss Mousie on the way.
A-hum, a-hum, a-hum, a-hum.

He said, Miss Mousie will you marry me?
A-hum, a-hum.
He said, Miss Mousie will you marry me?
We'll live together in an apple tree
A-hum, a-hum, a-hum, a-hum.

And what do you think they had for supper?
A-hum, a-hum.
And what do you think they had for supper?
A fried mosquito and bread and butter!
A-hum, a-hum, a-hum, a-hum.

Miss Mousie is a Bakelite realistic button.  Frog, made by ‘Peek-A-Boo’ buttons in Bangalow, NSW, is a copper button with an applied silver/black finish and a separate glued-in blue glass with goldstone, centre.  I bought Frog, and some friends, many years ago when travelling through the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

The Wiggles version of the song on the internet is great fun!                                                                                                                                                               

 Stop  Press: 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.  Why not join other members and put your  Letter  R   Button,  Alphabet Challenge or Button Music Challenge card up on Button Banter?  It is preferable to post your photo in Portrait format.

Next Meetings - Cancelled

Due to the spread of the Coronavirus, the Committee has decided it is in the best interest of our members if we cancel our Button Club meetings until further notice.  We don't want our members to be at any risk and feel this is the best option for now.  As things evolve we will keep you up to date. We hope you stay safe and well. The August Journal will be sent out to all members. Our Journals will continue to be produced.