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 9TH JULY 2019
Annual General Meeting & Button Sales Commencing at 7.30pm
Topic: Items decorated with, or made using, collectable buttons. (eg - souvenir items, Sweetheart items, hat pins)
Picture - Shipping line buttons converted into a pair of earrings.
THE BENDIGO BUTTONFEST ON SATURDAY 18TH MAY AT ST ANDREW'S UNITING CHURCH BENDIGO WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED.
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