Usually 12 buttons are on a waistcoat so buying by the dozen makes sense. Throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries there were many types of thread buttons available. Star buttons were less common than death head or basket but are found on some original garments. Our 5/8 inch (14 mm) buttons are a perfect size for a man's waistcoat and are made of silk over a pasteboard button mold.
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 25 July, 2012.