About

The Western Regional Button Association (“WRBA”) was formed in 2003 to further the fellowship of those who share a love of buttons and to add to our knowledge about buttons.

WRBA publishes a quarterly newsletter that shares educational button articles, button photographs, work sheets, etc.

WRBA also hosts a Button Show & Sale in Reno, Nevada, every two years, offering educational presentations as well as a button sales event.

WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)

Welcome to WRBA. We like to talk about buttons. Please share your finds and likes.
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 2:48pm
Large moonglow green glass button with a peacock. Gold luster decorative finish. Division III.

https://wrba.us/buttons/peacock-green-glass/
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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 7:41pm
"The top piece is made of clear colorless glass flashed with colored glass (typically red, but blue, green, and even white, have been found), which we now know is really a thin sheet overlay. This clear glass top piece, with its added color, is cemented onto the base with a thin piece of gold leaf sandwiched in between, giving the flashed top a reflective nature, revealing both the added color of the glass flashing and the gold of the underlying leaf. " by Barb Barrans, National Button Bulletin, page 37, Feb. 2009

https://wrba.us/buttons/tingues-19th-century/
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)WRBA (Western Regional Button Association) shared their post.Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 3:43am
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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)WRBA (Western Regional Button Association) shared Colorado State Button Society's post.Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 1:41pm
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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 5:30pm
Cast black "8 ball". Vintage. Tunnel shank. Realistic shape billiard ball. Phenolic resin is the material of Bakelite. Page 15, Plate 1 - PHENOLIC RESIN #1 "Plastic Buttons: How to Identify Them Using All Six Senses" by Jocelyn Howells

https://wrba.us/buttons/8-ball-phenolic-resin/