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Re: Bimini and Orplid buttons
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2007, 09:38:57 PM »
That's the one, thanks David. I'd intended to go back and search but got sidetracked with uploading today's finds to the gallery.   ::) 


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Re: Bimini and Orplid buttons
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2007, 09:42:19 PM »
I've mailed her, as button topics are a little scarce.
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Re: Bimini and Orplid buttons
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2007, 01:46:59 PM »
I've started a new gallery for my Bimini and Orplid buttons, here it is:

Bimini and Orplid Button Gallery


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Re: Bimini and Orplid buttons
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2007, 04:27:49 PM »
Now this backplate looks different to the usual ones.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6264

Compared to the Orplid and Bimini backplates in the gallery, the flowerpot is rather narrow and upright.  And the backplate states Hand Made that Orplid and Bimini don't.  Does anyone know which maker this plate is used by, or is it a blatant copy?  I have several nice buttons with this mark.



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Re: Bimini and Orplid buttons
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2007, 04:52:47 PM »
I'm bumping this in the hope that Heidi or Marinka may still be able to tell me something about the company copying the Bimini flowerpot, only narrower.  I've found out a bit more about Glass Developments Ltd, from this auction site, that had a LOAD of glass buttons of all ages up for grabs last year.

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/2672172

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Glass Developments Ltd of Brixton was owned by H.R. Thomas. It began at Morrish Road Brixton, later moving to Endbourne Road, Brixton Hill. One of their most notable customers was Norman Hartnell - HM the Queen's dressmaker.

Their Glass Developments ones were marked Brixton SW2, mine just say London, so I don't know if that makes them earlier or later?

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