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How to engage the slide show:
click on the first image on the left of the gallery below, then select the arrow at the bottom left of the enlarged image. Or you can manually go to the next slide by hovering your cursor on the middle right side then clicking the arrow that appears. Hover your cursor on the middle left side then click the arrow that appears to go backwards. Close the slide show or manual show by clicking the X button on the lower right of the image. (The image of each item is followed by an image of that item's back or reverse side.)
Acknowledgments, References and information for this category are at the bottom of this page.
An Educational Resource for Button Collectors - originally created by Paul Rice
Div. IV Section 9 : Other Related Specialties
To download and print a pdf of the history and information about section 9 items click here.
Some descriptions of these items may be cut off. Full descriptions can be seen in the slide show mode.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to those collaborators who made examples from their collections available for the images shown on these pages. They include Kevin Kinne, Adrienne Bennett, Jeffrey Lee, and Karen Farnsworth. Others who contributed reviews, comments and support included Pat Koehler, Barbara Barrans, Lisa Schulz, Lou Yeargain, and Pat Fields.
A special thanks to Joan Lindsay & Joy Journeay for their expert editing skills!
(1) National Button Society Blue Book, Official NBS Classification and Competition Guidelines
(2) Bachelor Buttons - Paul Rice - National Button Bulletin, Vol. 69, No. 3, July 2010
(3) Snapettes - Lucille Weingarten and Herman Bangeman - National Button Bulletin, Vol. 65, No. 2, May 2006
(4) US Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Images, http://www.uspto.gov/. 2008