Annual ‘Fun Day with Buttons’ July 16 in Rockton, Ill.

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ROCKTON, Ill. — Rockton Community Center will host its annual free-admission event, “Fun Day with Buttons,” from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16. The center is at 302 W. Main St., Rockton, Ill.

Attendees will learn some people choose to collect buttons by the material from they are made, such as bone, metal, glass and others. Others collect by themes such as animals, flowers, transportation or sports, and there are collections based on the number of holes in a button.

Buttons can often tell you the time period they were made during and military buttons can be used to identify what uniform on which they appeared.

In addition to the buying, selling and exchanging of buttons with dealers from four states, those who have buttons they do not know anything about are invited to attend. One of the members of the button club will take a look at their buttons to explain more about them and their value. Button reviews are also free.

As with many collections, there are specific ways to display these precious items. The event may even get you interested in how professional button collectors mount their buttons onto the display cards.

The Rock River Button Club sponsors this event. Food will be available for sale, and doors open at 7:30 a.m. to dealers for set-up.

Posted July 10, 2014

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