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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Monday, September 27th, 2021 at 10:01pm
Genny two-piece gilt metal surrounding dyed green leather insert. Border contains impressed name “Genny” in three places. 1 ¼” Ref. Designer Logo Buttons Book II pg. 19 Reference: Designer Logo Buttons Book II pg. 17 Contributor: Ronnie Kauk

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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at 10:01pm
The full article is available in the September 2021 bulletin of the Washington State Button Society. Marie attended her first meeting of the WSBS shortly after coming to Seattle in 1944, and became a member of State and also Seattle Group No. 1. She was President of Seattle 1 in 1949-50 and President of State in 1957-58. She also served as Director of National for 3 years. ...

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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Saturday, September 25th, 2021 at 10:00pm
Gai Mattiolo enamel paint on metal snap together metal with pave rhinestones. Metal self-shank. “Gai Mattiolo” painted in gold. 1 3/16” In 1996 Gai Mattiolo presented four chasubles to celebrate Mass as a gift to Pope John Paul II. The chasubles presented to the Pope are the first created by a stylist. Two-piece blue top & skirt photo furnished by Genevieve Kemp owner. Reference: Designer Logo Buttons Book II pg. 17 Contributor: Ronnie Kauk

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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Friday, September 24th, 2021 at 10:00pm
Division I satsuma with a 陽山 (Yōzan) back mark. Yōzan is mentioned in "Satsuma" (ISBN 978-4990861407; p.142, p. 155) as a ceramic painter who once resided just south of the Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto, as inferred from an old New Year's Card found in Chin Jukan satsuma studio of Kagoshima. Size: 1 3/4" Contributors: Akiko Nishida, Shinobu Sugahara, Nancy Allen, Mika J.

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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at 10:02pm
Rena Rowan snap-together imitation tortoise casein button with initial “RR” impressed into metal piece with shank. The casein surrounds and snaps away from the metal. 13/16” Rena Rowan Damone was born in Lida, Poland in 1928. She and her mother were exiled to Siberia during WWII. After Russian penal law changed in 1847, exile and penal labor (katorga) became common penalties for participants in national uprisings within the Russian Empire....

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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at 10:00pm
A fascinating history is revealed in the August 2021 issue of the Idaho State Button Society bulletin. The well-researched article was written by Simone Kincaid, contributed by Lou Yeargain, Tom McCullough, Julie Stratton of the Swiss Community Historical Society. It's a whale of a story of a company's success and a town's struggle with devastating fires suspected of arson. It's a journey through time!

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