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    Default Identifying Button Material? (I.E. plastic vs. horn, etc.)

    Hello All,

    Looking for some veteran insight. Any tips on how one can identify the material of which a suit's buttons are made of? I would love to be able to look and feel a button, and, without otherwise knowing, being able to identify if the button is plastic, horn, or perhaps even mother-of-pearl (and whatever else is out there, I suppose).

    Thanks!!

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    Morning all,

    After a couple days without reply I took the liberty of searching the inter-webs, and came up with this really interesting site: http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/V...ntique-Buttons

    Seems pretty legit to me and thought I would share.

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    What a wealth of information. Good find.
    Michael



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