We had a fabulous show! Thanks to our dealers, buyers, guests and volunteers who made it a success.  Check out the photos summarizing the 3 days of the show and the winning trays
At left, is a snapshot from the auction.

The Rochester Button Society of Collectors in Rochester, NY worked on creative button displays at their meeting on March 15th.  Click here to see the displays.

The Northeast Regional Button Association has updates about the association.  Read more. 

Do you love buttons? Do you like talking to other people that collect buttons? Do you sell or buy buttons? Are you interested in sharing your knowledge or learning more about buttons? Do you have secretarial or business skills? Are you a leader or a leader in training? We have opportunities where you can meld your love of buttons while using your talents to support the NYSBS by becoming an executive board member. If your interest is piqued, please read on…

Ever hear of a concho button?  Learn a little history and see a fabulous card by Pat Silvernail, President of the Elmira Button Club. Check it out.

Collecting stories about why people collect buttons for posting here. 
Please consider filling out the  Button Collector Interview Form. You can answer the questions for yourself, or call a button friend, and ask them the interview questions.
Responses will be collected and posted here, for all to see. 

 

Education

 

We have clubs throughout the state where you can learn about button makers, types, materials, and their fascinating history.

Preservation

 

Learn the best way to preserve, care for, and store buttons based on the material(s) the button is made of. Discover how to tell when a button has “gone bad.”

In 2017, the Albany Times Union wrote a feature article about how volunteers from local button clubs are helping to preserve the Capital Region’s button history in Troy, NY.  Check it out.

Community

 

We share our knowledge in our communities with exhibits, shows, and talks.

Joining a club brings you directly into a community of button lovers who are eager to share their knowledge of these miniature works of art.

Fun

 

Ours Juniors making Button Necklaces for a Mother’s Day gift.
From left: Sarah, Liam, Sophia, Chloe, Neil, Audrey & Teigan.  Missing from the picture but, still made a necklace is Esme.