Antique button question:
I’m hoping to use some buttons from Western Germany that are priced 10 cents for three. I have no idea how old they are. 1930’s? The card says Imported Mirror. The buttons are clear and a bit sparkling.
When I took the button off the card, I noticed that the backs of some of the buttons are gold colored and some of the buttons have a residue and are a rather greenish color on the edges and brownish in the middle.
Should I scrape off the brown and green? I tried scraping off one before I thought about it and the result is a clear button? Did I scrape off the mirror? It may not glisten as much but there isn’t a huge difference. Any suggestions or advice?
Can I launder these buttons?
Thanks so much. Of course, I hope to wear the jacket in a couple of hours! Another deadline, another miracle!