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I have a current auction on ebay for a good size lot of buttons.
4.5 pounds of them. Mixed sizes and colors.
Great for sewing projects or craft ideas.
I will ship them the cheapest way possible.
I normally only sell USA but I will consider Canada if you email me first either through ebay or here to get a shipping quote.
 
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I sure hope that you have sold these - I am soooooo tempted!! Perhaps I'll just take a peek!!
 
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I knew I shouldn't have looked - that is a beautiful collection. Sigh!!
 
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:)

I love old buttons. I just have too many of them.
If you do some research on ebay for ended auctions, you will see some big $$ when they get put up, in bigger pound lots.
I rarely sew anymore unless it is some mending.
But I do knit and crochet ,especially this time of year :)
 
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I'm still thinking. Don't use buttons much anymore - styles are definitely different - think my purchase would be to enjoy the buttons for their personalities and uniqueness!!
 
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If you PM, and give me the zipcode, I would be glad to get you a shipping quote.
I think they can go in a usps box easy, that is the same price no matter the distance. Flat rate. Not sure I have a box here but I could get one tomorrow at the post office and check for you.
 
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Zipcode is 96761. Temptation is calling my name!!
 
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I will get a box tomorrow. I will take the buttons with me, so I can find a flat rate box to fit them.
I would like to give you a quote right now, but I am not sure of the dimensions of the flat rate boxes.
I usually ship media for books and I can figure them real quick at home. Not so good with the flat rate boxes.
 

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Okay - I'll be looking forward to see what you discover!!
 
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Hello Tempatation, for Zipcode 96761
Priority Mail® Regular/Medium Flat-Rate Boxes, 3 days, $ 10.35

If one lives closer to me, than one of the other rates might be less.
( in case anyone else wants to bid )
 

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Mahalo for checking this out for me - I'm going back to check them out!!
 
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This auction ends this morning.

I did count them and there is over 1200 in the box.

I also have some box lots of books up.
 

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I've been checking and saw that there were interested bidders - good fr you!! Let us know when you have other things for sale!!
 
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I just pulled out 19 more pounds of buttons.
Not sure how to put them up.
Thinking of breaking down into 2 or 3 lots.
I am not a button person so not real sure how to lot them.
Just going to do a lot and call it *estate lot as found*
 

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Your first auction did well. I hope any others you list do just as well :yes:
 
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I don't sew anymore, but that would have been a great nostalgia thing. When I was little my grandmother had a big jar of buttons. I would lie on the floor for hours sorting them -- by color, by size, by numbers of holes, shiny ones and dull ones, plastic and wood and mother of pearl or metal....

Ok. I was a weird kid.
 

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Dcompton - you were certainly not a weird kid - a lot of us grew up with button jars - a very soothing thing to do. And - as a teacher -I cannot begin to tell you how important that activity was and still is for children - and I know of very few who participate in such a great memory making activity!!
 

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I too, figured out that first auction did well :)
Not real sure why, but I was quite happy about it.
And the buyer has already paid too.

I like buttons. I had some growing up when Mom was teaching me to sew. And it was always neat to sit down for a hour or so, and sort them. I saved buttons from clothes that ended up in the ragbag and kept adding to the jars.
I pick them up whenever I see them at the right price.
Nothing like sitting down with old memories :)

I haven't found my old personal stash yet. Seems I buried them in a tote here somewhere. But they will surface :)
Kind of like fondling yarn I think...........
 

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I don't sew anymore, but that would have been a great nostalgia thing. When I was little my grandmother had a big jar of buttons. I would lie on the floor for hours sorting them -- by color, by size, by numbers of holes, shiny ones and dull ones, plastic and wood and mother of pearl or metal....

Ok. I was a weird kid.
Make us two weird kids. You mean that it wasn't normal? Hmm...I can remember it. And I had forgotten the memory. Thanks for bringing it back DC. Such a simple thing but I'm feeling teary here. Those were the simple days weren't they. Mother and Grandma were still alive, young and vibrant. And those buttons!!!!
 
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I too, figured out that first auction did well :)
Not real sure why, but I was quite happy about it.
And the buyer has already paid too.

I like buttons. I had some growing up when Mom was teaching me to sew. And it was always neat to sit down for a hour or so, and sort them. I saved buttons from clothes that ended up in the ragbag and kept adding to the jars.
I pick them up whenever I see them at the right price.
Nothing like sitting down with old memories :)Ok, now you did it, I'm going to hide and have a good cry.

I haven't found my old personal stash yet. Seems I buried them in a tote here somewhere. But they will surface :)
Kind of like fondling yarn I think...........I think it makes up for the comfort of the childs snuggle blanky..It's has such a calming thing to it...back to much simpler times..
Hugs to you and all of you have a wonderful Sunday
 
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