Welcome to the British Button Society

President’s message:

I am delighted to let members know that, following the AGM for 2019, we will continue to operate and enjoy our wonderful British Button Society.

New members are welcome and existing members should please ensure their subscriptions are up to date with payments made for 2019.

President and Secretary: Angela Clark

April 2019


About us:

On 14 January 1976, 18 avid button collectors met at 125 High Holborn, London, and resolved to form the The British Button Society.  It went from strength to strength and now has over 200 members representing 13 countries.

Enthusiasm remains undimmed and we are always keen to see new faces at our meetings. If you love buttons, you’ll feel instantly at home.  Help us keep our society strong and active by becoming a member. Go straight to the membership page via the button below:

Our membership includes people with wide-ranging interests and button collectors in many fields. These include military, livery, hunt, sporting, police, yacht clubs, golf clubs, shipping and transport buttons.

Our dress button enthusiasts includes members who collect satsumas, mother of pearl, vegetable ivory, enamels, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, silver, glass, cut steel, horn, Dorset, paste, Bimini, Celluloid, Bakelite and flora, fauna and other picture buttons.   

 There is a wealth of history around buttons and their manufacture.  As a member you can attend meetings both local and national, take the opportunity to talk to fellow collectors and exchange ideas and information and receive our magazine.