PA Button Society - Fall 2022 Awards
Div I - - Old: Includes old (pre-1918) non -uniform buttons.
1. Cl. 6-6.9 & 7-7.9. Medium. Molded/cut surface designs assorted, specialized to Victorian. No balance required between classes. PA Dutch Button Club. $10, 6, 4. Look for different colors of glass, include transparent as well as opaque. Must include at least one black glass button. Look for pictorials. Read the blue book definition.
See NBB July 2013
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. Moonglow. 7 each of 6 different colors with each one labeled. Include shapes, realistics, etc. Try for as many pastes/jewels as you can find. White is allowed as one of the colors. Alpha & Omega Button Club. $5, 3, 2. Try to cover the classification as completely as possible. Focusing on construction, DF, and Pastes will yield the most points. Include a range of shades of each color. For white, look for different color stripes, encased colors, etc. Label a backmark for a point. Labeling will assist the judges on this award.
3. Cl. 12-0. 25 Any. Synthetic Polymers specialized to WHITE. The majority of the button must be white. OME and DF are encouraged, but colors other than white should be minimized. At least one button must be Casein (milk related). No limit on realistics. Keystone Button Club. $12, 8, 5. Labeling is recommended for this award.
NOVICE AWARD – Anyone who has won 3 or less ribbons at P.S.B.S shows
4. Cl. 12-0. 25 Any. Synthetic Polymers specialized to WHITE. The majority of the button must be white. OME and DF are encouraged, but colors other than white should be minimized. At least one button must be Casein (milk related). No limit on realistics. Awards Chairman. $12, 8, 5. This is a synthetics polymers assorted award, therefore try to cover all the whole number classes, if possible, and as many sub-classes as possible. Labeling is recommended for this award. Include a button from each pictorial class. Look for shapes, a pattern, a verbal, a usage or uniform button. Label a backmark for an additional point. Celluloid is not included in this class!
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.
5. Cl. 7-0. Various. Clear and Colored Glass specialized to WHITE. Keystone Button Club. $12, 8, 5. This award was entered as size Various, which requires a minimum of 6 small, 6 medium, 6 large and 7 free choice including diminutive. Include all variations of white. This award also requires labeling and mounting in class order. There are over 50 glass subclasses, try not to duplicate any on your tray.
6. Cl. 17-0. 25 Any. Animals Assorted specialized to wild animals of Pennsylvania. No limit on realistics or studio buttons. Materials will not be considered. This award will be judged on animal activities, multiple animals, family groups, animals in their habitat, etc., OME and DF. Susquehanna Button Club. $10, 6, 4. Try to cover the Class 17 as completely as possible for Pennsylvania.
7. Cl. 17-5. 25 Any. Mammals assorted specialized to the dairy industry. The buttons should highlight animals that are used by industry for dairy products - Cows, sheep, goats, camels, donkeys (per Wikipedia). No Limit on realistic or studio buttons. Keystone Button Club. $12, 8, 5. In addition to multiple animals, animal activities, DF and OME, also to include a variety of materials.
8. Cl. 23-12. 25 Any. Assorted Materials specialized to buttons mimicking fabrics. (Refer to NBB July 2019) Label as to fabric. No limit on Studio Buttons. Star Button Club. $10, 6, 4. The focus of this award is the fabric being imitated. Try for as many different types of fabric as possible, including some in each of the worked, wound, woven and unlisted categories. Assorted Materials is a secondary consideration for this award. DF, OME and backmarks are always helpful. Another resource for this award is https://wrba.us/resources/buttons-imitating-fabric/
9. Cl. 17-2.1. 25 Any. Domestic Fowl, specialized to roosters. May include hens on the button, but must have a rooster. No limit on Studio Buttons. In memory of my grandmother, Eva Gerhart, who started us in this hobby. Karen Finkbiner. $15, 10, 5. Besides the usual variety of materials, DF, and OME, look for multiple animals or activities. Label a backmark, look for a usage or verbal.
Mount as you please/Popular Vote
10. Got Milk? - A salute to the Pennsylvania dairy industry. Any presentation that highlights the PA Dairy industry. Keystone Button Club. $12, 8, 5.
MOLLY PITCHER MEMORIAL AWARDS
If you have won 1st place as an individual, you cannot participate in the next 2 competitions.
If you have won 1st place as a club, you cannot participate in the next competition.
11. DIV IX. Cl. 22-1. 25 Any. Patterns Assorted. Requires Verbal Labeling. No limit on Studios. $50, 30, 20. Be sure to read all the requirements of this class, i.e., non-pictorial except for rebus, etc.
12. DIV IX. Cl 1-0. 25 Any. Celluloid Assorted. Label and mount in class order. No limit on realistics. $50, 30, 20.
Be sure to read the Blue book appendix for the class you are entering. Remember to label back marks, look for shapes and different back types (i.e., a sew through) and assorted materials if appropriate to the award.