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Victorian Shell Boot Buttons, Singles (mix & match) ~ bb03-mm

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Size: 

approx 9 x 9mm each plus shank

Material: 
freshwater mussel shell and steel or brass shank
80
Catalog: 
Buttons and Coins
SKU: 
bb03-mm
50 ¢ ea.
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Description: 

100 pc Victorian (pre 1920's) shell High-Top boot-buttons. Handmade in Muscatine, Iowa from freshwater mussel shell from the Mississippi river. In the 1890's Muscatine was known as the Pearl Button Capital of the World! The boot buttons were exported worldwide for lace-up boots. At that time, over 2,500 workers were employed in different button-related businesses. These buttons are beautiful, versatile, historical pieces and are lovely beading componant!!