Read the Spring 2023 Newsletter from NERBA – the North East Regional Button Association. It includes detailed plans for a show June 9-11, 2023 in Milford, MA. 

The NYSBS Annual Show and Awards is Fast Approaching! 
April 28-30, 2023 at the Double Tree in Binghamton, NY. 
We welcome the following dealers and look forward to making lots of button purchases: Nancy Boyer, Sharon Braund, Deb and Dee Hanson, Donna Ledoux, Kathy Schaller, Tender Buttons and Joan Tyl
Find all the details, including the planned agenda and final awards list here.

Do you have buttons or a button-related item you’d like to donate to the NYSBS Button Auction? Your donation can make money for you and for the NYSBS. The Auction is scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2023, at 8:00 PM during the show in Binghamton, NY. Click here to learn more.

The January 2023 edition of the New York State Button Society Bulletin is in the mail! We have some really great features in this edition – here are just a few:
What to Do with All Those Buttons by Jane Quimby
My Button Buddy – Janet White by Cindy Clauss
Topsy-Turvey Buttons (Reprinted w/permission WSBS and Beth Schaut)
My Tingue Story by Carolyn Simmons
Collector Spotlight on Karen Hise
NYSBS 2023 Show Details and Final Awards List
Want to receive a copy? Join the NYSBS for $15.00/year today!

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. 




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



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.



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.



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.