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And this one on a cream background?
Response: The three buttons in the first photo above are probably kitchen jobs, i.e. hand decorated chinas. Usually, the paint will scratch off quite easily. The second photo is probably just a worn gingham.
Julia Coons of Utah also had seen the "plasticoes". She found them in a Ralph Lauren store about 15 years ago in Utah. She's not sure of the manufacturer, but at least she has narrowed it down to a clothing designer and a time period.
Response: Millicent Saffro of Tender Buttons in New York City recalls when a representative of Ralph Lauren purchased calicoes in her store during the 1980s. Presumably, these originals were the models for the plastic calicoes. Visit the Flickr page of Z's Wife to view more Ralph Lauren plastic reproduction calicoes.
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