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Popping by Harbingers of It’s show season! to say, “Hi!” hallucinations ... Lotsa pages ... page 9 ... page 22 FREE! At all the BEST www.TheOldTimes.com Antiques P.O. Box 411 Shops and Sauk Centre, MN Shows! 56378 Section One Vol. 27 No. 5 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Treasures” • May 2017 Bursting with buttons Elephants. Just one of an infinite number of categories a collector can focus on. by Virginia Broich M E N D O T A HEIGHTS, MINN.- - Question: “Button, button. Who’s got the button?” Answer: The Minnesota Button So- ciety and their enthusi- astic program manager, Kris Peterson. To some, a button is nothing special. It’s something they see in their everyday lives. But to collectors, but- tons represent works of art. Peterson, who began collecting when she was nine years old, credits a neighbor for Buttons don’t just come in plastic. They can be initiating a button col- made of rubber, pewter, fabric, black glass, and lectors group. In 1957, pearl, as demonstrated by Kris Peterson, program manager of the Minnesota Button Society. (Photos Buttons by Les Broich) Cont. on page 3 “It’s All Fun and Games with Buttons,” last year’s theme of the Minnesota State Button Society, was exemplified in this first-place presentation. Th contestant assembled examples of equipment, pastimes, games, and sports. The judge particularly liked the blowing bubbles button of reverse painted glass in metal. This year’s theme is “Bird Watching on Button Lane.” Button lovers check out the myriad buttons for sale at the 2016 show. Plastic doesn’t have to mean plain. The joy of plastic buttons. METROPROMOS, INC. Presents q u e, Vint a ge Something For Everyone! 19th a Anti Held RAIN or SHINE & Craft Show Hours: Sat. 8 - 5 • Sun. 10 - 4 nok at the ANOKA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Sho VINTAGE DECORATIVE ITEMS Annua l Set-up: Friday 8 to 6 A w FURNITURE Fairgrounds Admission: Reg. $4.50 Saturday & Sunday, June 3rd & 4th GLASSWARE JEWELRY Railroad Tracks Ferry Street With Discount Coupon $3.50 Hwy. 10 BOOKS • TOYS (One coupon per Admission) • Anoka, MN Under 12 FREE! See full ad on page 12 FREE PARKING! 2 The Old Times May 2017 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 Cloisonné Vase $660.00 1966 Ford Galaxie Promo Car $55.00 9” French Mechanical Doll $1,400.00 Fenton Signed Vase $139.00 Weller Etna Vase $220.00 Counter Coffee Mill $789.00 Vintage Telephone $75.00 Inlaid Royal Doulton Charlotte Semainier $69.00 $695.00 Weller Etna Vase $220.00 Motorola Portable Radio $80.00 Un-opened Hamm's Coozies $36.00 Marx Dapper Dan Tin Herman Windup $795.00 Munster Puppet $55.00 Singer Featherweight Tonka Toys Mini Fire Set Sewing Machine $149.00 $75.00 Daphne Gift Set $350.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month www.AntiquesMinnesota.net 952-894-7200 952-894-7200 ANTIQUES MINNESOTA BURNSVILLE • 191 River Ridge Circle Exit 3A (Hwy 13N) off 35W, 1st Left Nicollett, Left to River Ridge Circle Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM • Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 PM May 2017 The Old Times 3 ual n th An 13 MINNESOTA ANTIQUES Exotic, birds, love, picture, jeweled. All of these DEALERS ASSOCIATION are possible categories a collector might use to file ANTIQUES this beautiful button. & DECORATIVE ARTS SHOW Minnesota’s Premiere Antique Show Saturday, June 10, 2017 10-6 Excerpt from a chart depicting different types of Made for Valentine’s Day, Kris Peterson’s first creation as a nine-year-old Jolly Junior button • buttons. Collectors can use these distinctions to organize their collections. collector. Mrs. Ethel Malone, leader of the group, fostered button love in her five students Sunday, June 11, 2017 Buttons 11-4 Cont. from page 1 Mrs. Ethel Malone Country, Formal, and started “The Jolly Ju- niors.” Peterson, along arts & CraFts Furniture, with her sister and three other neighborhood original Prints & Paintings, kids, attended meetings Bronzes, Folk art, of this group, the first junior button organi- Jewelry, silver, zation in Minnesota. “Mrs. Malone ignited asian, textiles, Pottery, the spark for me. She had a passion in her vintage Couture, for button collecting graPhiCs, garden, and shared it with her girls,” Peterson said. sPorting, toys, For six years, Pe- terson accumulated sCandanavian & indian goods, what she calls a “kid” and muCh more..... collection, in which the buttons were housed in boxes and tins rather Fine Arts Building than sorted and mount- MinnesotA stAte FAir grounds ed on cards. In this type of collection, the range 1442 Cosgrove street of texture consists of more plastic and Bake- st. PAul, MinnesotA 55108 lite. The oldest button in AdMission $6 her collection is proba- bly 1930s Bakelite. She h FREE PARKING h feels that a kid collec- Handicap Accessible tion is “stuck in a time period rather than a collection created over MNAntiquesDealers.com Buttons Some buttons are deliberately symbolic. This handmade chart explains 651.430.0095 Cont. on page 4 Christian symbols used on buttons. 4 The Old Times May 2017 Buttons Cont. from page 3 time. My passion was ignited as a child, and I never let go of it even though it was dormant for a while,” Peterson said. Another plus to her early assortment of buttons included ones her uncle brought back for her when he trav- eled around the world. Everything in her col- lection is at least 50 years old. Adult collections contain more specific themes and areas of in- terest, according to Pe- terson. “The collector sorts out and arranges the buttons on cards. It helps, as a collector, to get the full comple- ment of something,” Peterson said. If collec- tors want to enter but- Peterson found valuable information in this used booklet she bought for 25 cents at the button show ton contests, they must one year. “This is where I discovered The Jolly follow the rules in the Juniors started in Minnesota,” she said. The Blue Book, published booklet details a 20-year history of  the Minnesota annually. It informs State Button Society, from 1943-1963. Mrs. collectors how to create Malone, founder of Peterson’s Jolly Juniors club, a card and qualify. In co-authored the booklet, making it an extra- special artifact. Button shanks can help determine the age of a button. This chart identifies 20 Buttons different types, from antiquarian to wedge. Cont. on page 5 Visit the “Granite City” and surrounding communities... ST. CLOUD AREA ANTIQUE SHOPS Seven GREAT SHOPS only an hour north of the Metro... Make it a day trip! ST. JOSEPH HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ST. CLOUD LITTLE FALLS Paper the Collector 707 W. 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Wed-Sat: 10-5 Richmond Lake We’re 1 block South of Hwy 10 Sun: 12-5 Find Us on • 23 Cold Spring 25 in downtown Clear Lake. Facebook Paynesville WeekendCottageAntiques.com 15 Becker 71 Big Elk 23 22 24 Lake River 55 Eden 94 10 New London Valley Monticello Spicer 101 May 2017 The Old Times 5 Buttons Cont. from page 4 Elkhorn market coming up the late ’50s and ear- --PRESS RELEASE Market at the Walworth pets. ly ’60s, Peterson won ELKHORN, WIS.- County Fairgrounds on Three other Sunday ribbons for her cards at -Rain or shine, N.L. Highway 11 in Elkhorn, shows are scheduled shows. “If you want to Promotions is opening Wis., at 7 a.m. Sunday, for June 25, August 13, compete, your buttons its first indoor-outdoor May 21. Admission, and September 24. must be in good con- 2017 Antique Flea $5. Parking, free. No Call 414-525-0820. dition,” Peterson said. ST. CLOUD INDOOR The contest rules vary slightly from year-to- year. Judges notify FLEA MARKET contestants if a rule has not been followed by sensitively writing the infraction on the par- ticipant’s score card. “There are many cat- egories defined by the National Button Soci- 3807 W St. Germain Street Buttons A fish button, accented by a boat pilot s wheel and St. Cloud, MN 56301 Cont. on page 6 a life ring or buoy. Directions: From Hwy 23/Division Street or Hwy. 23/2nd Street: South on 33rd Ave/ The Prairie Potholes Eden Valley West Saint Germain St. for 1.2 miles. (2 Blocks past 22nd Street/County Road 137). 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Melrose (320) 763-1655 114 Glenwood Memoryville Freeport OPEN Wed-Sat: Albany 10-4 Jan Watson’s Back Again! ...and LOTS of New 4 Mon-Fri: 11-5; Sat: 11-4 28 Starbuck 71 Lake Minnewaska Glenwood Osakis Morris Vintage House Antiques Antiques Osakis 55 Blast From the Past Grandpa’s Attic & Gifts OLD STUFF! 701 N Franklin 26 West Main • (320) 859-3200 125 Central Hwy 27 (Nokomis St.) & 1st Ave (320)634-3618•(320)491-7752 Open Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm (320) 859-4500 4 (320) 766-0394 OPEN 10am TO 5pm DAILY! Mon - Sat: 9:30-5 (Closed Tues) Sun: 11-4 Opening Saturday, May 13th OPEN YEAR ROUND. for their 31st Season! Stop In! OPEN Mon-Sat 10-5 YEAR ROUND! Antiques, collectibles, 2nd hand. OPEN DAILY 10-5 YEAR ROUND! Les Kouba prints / Used furniture MAY 13 THRU OCTOBER 29 6 The Old Times May 2017 Spirit Lake hosts show Buttons Cont. from page 5 Memorial Day ety. They are specific to weekend size, color, time period, design, type of shank, --PRESS RELEASE Fairgrounds just south use, manufacturer, etc. SPIRIT LAKE, of the Minnesota border I have displays of cards IOWA.—The 2017 at 1602 15th St. in within a category,” Pe- Grand Champion Spirit Lake, Iowa. terson said. Antiques Fair & Blue Free parking and In addition to col- Ribbon Flea Market admission. Linda lecting and display- annual indoor-outdoor Dingel, show promoter, ing her cards, Peter- show will be held says, “Dozens of son is fascinated with Memorial Day weekend: upscale dealers from all the history of buttons. Through her research The button collectors’ Saturday, May 27; over the Midwest will Blue Book, now Sunday, May 28, and offer their collections.” she discovered that available in eBook Monday, May 29 at the For information, the oldest record of a form, lists classifications Expo Building at the call 712-336-0479. button came from the of buttons and Dickinson County Indus Valley Civili- guidelines for contests. zation, now Pakistan, The book is put out by The National Button Let There Be Light Society (NBS), which was founded in 1938 and currently boasts Peterson shaped a glass button mosaic around a 3000 members on four Antiques cutout Christmas card pasted on shiny paper continents. Local clubs during her Jolly Junior days. She said the card are active in 39 states. was “labor-intensive” and “weighs a ton.” 5,000 years ago. This ry. Recently, a George Flights of Specializing in: button was made of a curved shell. Peterson Washington inaugural button, copper with gilt late 19th century, sold for $1,215. To feed her passion, Fancy • Antique Lighting • Repairs & Restoration also learned that in the Massachusetts Bay remnants and made in the United States in the Peterson is involved in The Minnesota State Colony, people with- late 1700s, sold at an Button Society, which • Rewiring out a certain fortune auction for $2,825. A has existed since 1943. • Shades & Parts could not wear buttons Lincoln and Washing- She plans a program or lace. Some buttons ton button of dyed and Hours: Friday & saturday still in existence date molded horn, made in Buttons back to the 18th centu- the United States in the Cont. on page 7 10am - 5pm sunday: noon - 5pm "the flying saucer" 27" wide, one of a pair. $695 each. Over 500 Fixtures In 10 am - 6 pm Stock! 651-430-1816 1960's retro pull-down light. 21" wide. $295. StaplesMillAntiques.com 210 N Main Street • Stillwater, MN 55082 E-mail: At last year’s show, a card labeled, “Architectural Structures and Scenes,” displayed this beautiful (651)-351-7580 • www.BeLightMn.com StplsMillAnt@aol.com button of a home painted in colorful detail. One of the TOP 10 BEST Antiquing Towns TM ANTI ANTIQUES Visit Stillwater, MN in the 300 DEALERS OVER 200 DEALERS in 5 Malls, IN 5 MALLS Vintage & 11 Lighting, SHOPS Book and Clothing Shops U.S.! St. Criox River HWY 35/64 from Wisconsin Fodor’s Travel Lowell Park www.fodor.com Lowell Park Stillwater, MN P P P P P HIG HW AY 95 Stillwater 94 35E 95 AY HW HIG 494 694 Stillwater 35 NORTH WATER W SOUTH WATER W 94 Stillwater iS 36 36 694 95 P 3 5 94 35E NORTH MAIN ST SOUTH MAIN ST MinneSota’S PreMiere 1 4 94 antiqueS DeStination.. ViSit uS toDay! St. Croix River St. Paul COMMERCIAL 2 35W 494 Minneapols MULBERRY CHESTNUT 95 NELSON MYRTLE 494 OLIVE P Stillwater 35W 35E P PARKING When you come to Stillwater w w w . s t i l l be sure wate r a n t i to q u evisit s h o p sthese . c o m “Fabulous Five” first! Stillwater’s BEST Antiques Shops! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Staples Mill Antiques Let There Be Light Stillwater Antiques Mall American Gothic Antiques Midtown Antiques 410 N. Main St 210 N. Main St 101 S. Main St 236 S. Main St 301 S. Main St 651-430-1816 651-351-7580 651-439-6281 651-439-7709 651-430-0808 May 2017 The Old Times 7 An early 1900s stenciled button, which might have been done freehand. Stenciled denotes a certain style, not a technique. A colorful, painted porcelain button on the cover of a National Button Society bulletin. This pearl button chart includes tinted, inlaid, polished, cameo, and painted buttons. Pearl buttons were made from the soft inside bed of a clamshell. In the U.S., Muscatine, Iowa, became known as the “pearl button capital of the world.” Located on the Mississippi River, the town was ideally located to harvest clams for manufacture. The decimation of clams and the development of plastic buttons led to the decline of the pearl button industry in Iowa and around the world. tural architecture, fun- Tree in Bloomington, Buttons gi mushrooms, grapes, Minn. “Button collec- Cont. from page 6 elephants, and fish. tors really like Minne- for members nearly ev- This year the annual sota events,” Peterson ery month. The group show’s theme is “Bird said. “They come from A worksheet for also sponsors an annual Watching on Button Winnipeg, Canada, collectors that show. Last year some of Lane.” The show takes Arkansas, Wisconsin, illustrates a variety of the winning themes at place from Thursday, A beaded fish button, the perfect medium fo add- stencil patterns for that show were: birds, May 11 through Satur- Buttons ing fish bubbles china buttons. women’s heads, struc- day, May 13 at Double Cont. on page 8 The Shops of North Saint Paul JUST 15 MINUTES FROM ANYWHERE! (In the Twin Cities Metro) 7TH AVENUE ANTIQUE MALL ANTIQUES Luther Auctions 2563 7th Ave. E, North St. Paul, MN 55109 at the Old Pharmacy A Fun Place to Buy 651-773-7001 2551 7th Avenue E A Premier Midwest Auction House jrpete40@gmail.com North St. Paul, MN 55109 OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK ALWAYS 651-748-0073 MONDAY NIGHT BUYING! AUCTIONS Monday 10aM to 8pM ~ Hours ~ tuesday thru saturday 10aM to 6pM Mon.-Sat: 10:30-5 •Sun: 3 pm-7 pm visit LutherAuctions.com (Closed sunday) (Closed Thursday) 2556 7th Ave. E • 651-770-6175 The Nic Nac North St Paul aNtiqueS Antiques/Collectibles We Buy! “Something for everyone!” Antiques Open 2564 7th Ave 2533 7th Ave E Collectibles 7 Days Hours: A Week North St. Paul, MN 55109 Mon.-Sat. 10-6 North St. Paul, MN 55109 Vintage 9 to 5 651-777-4000 (Closed Wed.) 612-757-5568 Mid-Century Jgotch@TheNicNac.com Sun. 4-8 Hours: A New, UNiqUe Retro Mon-Sat: 10-5 Oddities 2424 Margaret St. N. • North St. Paul, MN 55109 MUl
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