PA State button society

PA State Spring Show

You are cordially invited to:

The Pennsylvania State Button Society

Spring Show

April 26th and 27th, 2019

Theme: “Make A Joyful Noise”

Hosted by The Alpha and Omega Button Club

Friday Evening Program

Presented by Annie Frazier

Location:

The Inn At Reading
1040 N. Park Road
Reading, PA 19610
 

Phone: (610) 372-7811 

www.innatreading.com

Special Show Rates:
$100.00 + tax per night
Deadline for reservation: Before March 31, 2019

Showroom hours

Friday:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Saturday Breakfast and Meeting

Breakfast buffet is $22.00

Make checks payable to: Pennsylvania State Button Society

Please send check by March 3, 2019:

Lyn Pannebaker

342 North Pine Street

Middletown, PA 17057

Registration and Collection of Door Prizes:

Pennsylvania Dutch Button Club

Raffle and Distribution of Door Prizes:

Star Button Club

All clubs are responsible for Two Door Prizes

Awards

Pennsylvania State Button Society Spring 2019 Competition Awards

DIV III — Modern/vintage: Includes modern or vintage (post-1918) buttons. Div. II buttons are allowed unless excluded by the award.

1. Cl. 23-6.3. Large. Gay 90’s.
Susquehanna Button Club. $10, $6, $4.

Be sure to read the Blue Book page 64 description of Gay 90’s buttons. Look for different colored stones, shapes of stones and buttons, pictorial elements, different base materials.

DIV III — Modern/vintage: Includes modern or vintage (post-1918) buttons. Div. II buttons are allowed unless excluded by the award.

2. Cl. 7-4.11. Small. Moonglows. Trays should consist of seven colors (excluding white), with six buttons of each of the selected colors.
French Creek Valley Button Club. $10, $6, $4.

Look for pastes and colors of pastes, decorative finishes and other moonglow characteristics – shave top, faceted, encased, etc.

DIV IV — Related Specialities.

3. Cl. 4-2. 10 Any. Button Hooks – handle design.
Pennsylvania Dutch Button Club. $10, $6, $4.

Pictorials, verbals, and assorted materials will all give you points in this award.

DIV IX — Age not considered – includes buttons eligible in Div. I and/or Div. III, regardless of age. No age balance is implied; may include all modern or all old unless specified otherwise in the award. Div. II buttons are allowed unless excluded by the award.

4. Cl. 3-0. 25 Diminutive. China.
Alpha and Omega Button Club. $5, $3, $2.

In honor of Hazel Hadley, a charter member of our club, who recently passed away. Hazel loved diminutives.

Look for various colors, 2 and 3 hole, different body types and decorative finishes.

5. Cl. 17-0 thru 20-24. 25 Any. Pictorials assorted specialized to wood and vegetable ivory buttons, at least 10 of each. Label pictorial by name. In honor of natural materials.
$10, $7, $3.

Try to cover as many whole number classes in the pictorial section as possible. Don’t fall into the trap of too many mammals in the animal class, or too many flowers in the plant life class. Shapes, back marks, sew thru also gain you points.

6. Cl. 17-5 & 19-7.1. 20 Any. Squirrels and Acorns. No Balance required. No limit on realistics or studios.
Star Button Club. $10, $6, $4.

Try to get in some squirrel activities if possible. Squirrel with acorns a plus.

Mount as You Please, Judged by Popular Vote

7. Div IX. Cl. 20-7. Religious Symbols or anything Bible related. Must have at least ten or more buttons.
Alpha and Omega Button Club. $5, $3, $2.

Molly Pitcher Memorial Awards

If you have won first place as an individual, you cannot participate in the next two competitions.
If you have won first place as a club, you cannot participate in the next competition.

Club Award

8. Div IX. Cl. 2-0. 25 Any Size. Ceramics Assorted. Labeling required.
$50, $30, $20.

This is a difficult award but will be a good study for your club. Labeling would be helpful to the judges and to the competitors. Include all ceramic types, pictorials, label any back marks, look for shapes and sew thrus.

Individual Award

9. Div IX. Cl 10-1 & 10-7. 20 Any Size. White Metal Assorted and Yellow Metal Assorted. Ten from each class.
$50, 30, $20.

Label class numbers to help you and the judges. Cover decorative finishes, mechanical make-up, OME, pictorials, shapes, specific types, label any back mark all for extra points.

PA State Fall Show

October 20th and 21st, 2018

Pennsylvania State Button Society Fall Show

Theme:
“Dragons & Wyverns & Griffins Oh My!”

Lancaster, PA
 

PA State Fall Show Competition

Pennsylvania State Button Society Fall 2018 Competition Awards

DIV IX — Age not considered – includes buttons eligible in Div. I and/or Div. III, regardless of age. No age balance is implied; may include all modern or all old unless specified otherwise in the award.

1. Cl. 1-0 through 15-0. 25 Any. Assorted materials specialized to “Things with Wings”.
Pennsylvania Dutch Button Club. $5, $3, $2.

Notes: This is an assorted material award, therefore materials are primary. Choose as many different materials as you can find. Things implies that all the buttons need to be pictorials. Try to cover as many pictorial classes as possible. Things need not fly. The standard 20% limit on Realistics and Studios allows up to 5 each.

2. Cl. 14-0. 30 Any. Wood.
Alpha and Omega Button Club. $5, $3, $2.

Notes: Include as many classes and subclasses as possible. Try to cover the 4 pictorial sections, and label a backmark for an additional point. Labeling is not required, but strongly suggested to help the judges.

3. Cl. 17-4.1 and 17-5. 20 Any. 10 spiders and 10 bats. No limit on realistics or studios.
Susquehanna Button Club. $10, $6, $4.

Notes: Look for multiples and activities. Select as many different materials as possible. Look for DFs and OMEs.

4. Cl. 18-11 and 20-17. 25 Any. Sports, Game Equipment and Pastimes/Games/Sports. Assorted materials. No limit on realistics or studios.
Red Rose Button Society. $10, $6, $4.

Notes: This award includes 2 sections – sports and game equipment as objects (no people) and people interacting in Sports/Games. Try to cover as many different sports as possible, since that is the focus of the award. Second, look for as many different materials, DFs and OMEs as possible. Labeling could be beneficial to the judges.

5. Cl. 20-1. 20 Any. Architectural Structures specialized to castles.
Star Button Club. $10, $6, $4.

Notes: The focus of this award is castles. If you have identifiable ones, please label for additional points. Look for different materials, DFs and OMEs. The standard 20% limit on realistics and studios is in place on this award. As always, label backmarks, and consider shapes as well.

Mount as You Please, Judged by Popular Vote

6. Div IX. Cl. 20-7. Fabulous Creatures. Must have at least one of each: Dragon, Wyvern and Griffon.
Star Button Club.

Molly Pitcher Memorial Awards
If you have won first place as an individual, you cannot participate in the next two competitions.
If you have won first place as a club, you cannot participate in the next competition.

CLUB AWARD

7. Div IX. Cl. 1-0 through 15-5. 20 Any. Assorted Materials. Must be mounted and labeled in Class order.
$50, $30, $20.

This award requires you to label in class order. Materials must be labeled correctly or you will be disqualified. Remember to also label a backmark, cover the 4 pictorial sections, consider shapes and sew through. Remember that even though different metals count as different materials, do not overload with any one section. The exception is Class 15, since unlisted materials all count. This is a challenging award and would make a great study project for your club.

INDIVIDUAL AWARD

8. Div I. cL 21-3. Pictorial Summary (Secs. 17 through 20) Large. Specialized to Brass. Must label and mount in Class Order.
$50, 30, $20.

This is another challenging award, since labeling is required and must be correct. Try to cover as many whole number classes as possible (i.e., Don’t overload with mammals but rather look for bird, mammal, fish, insect, reptile). The exception is Objects where the unlisted class can be used as different objects. Look for brass buttons with OME, original tints, shapes, sew through, label backmark and consider usage.