My son wanted to sort buttons yesterday and these are some he picked out as his favorites. My favorites are the blue glass Scotty dog and the blue glass tennis rackets.
If you want to know some facts about buttons read this button workshop by "abuttonlady". The proper term for my buttons is "realistic". Some of her yummy bakelite buttons below.One of her missions is to help people avoid using valuable buttons for craft projects.
I know I might be guilty of this, someone out there could have a Betty Jo brooch with a button 6x the value of the actual piece! So sorry "abuttonlady", I'm not an expert. I just love buttons!