EDU--Class 25-9: SPORTING BUTTONS by Joanne Irons

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Join Joanne Irons on the Button Express for an educational journey. Clearly all Volkswagens are cars, but not all cars are Volkswagens. So, it is with sporting buttons. Just because a button pictures an exotic animal, a hunter with a dog and rifle or an angler casting for fish it is not necessarily a sporting button. What criteria separates sporting buttons from hunt club buttons, or those depicting sporting pastimes? Let Joanne unravel the confusion. She will lead you on a journey of late 18th century through 19th century British nobility and landed gentry lifestyles. She will take a glimpse at English, French and United States sporting button makers, demonstrate what denotes a sporting button set and tighten up the description of a true sporting button. Lots of examples.

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