China Buttons in Competitions

Shown here are award-winning trays of china buttons
entered in state and national competitions.

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NBS National Convention in Appleton, Wisconsin 2013


Division IX Cl. 3-0 Diminutive.
China Assorted. No balance required but cover as many subclasses as possible. Labeling of the classes is helpful but not required.
First Place
Exhibitor #37 (Name Withheld at Exhibitor's Request)


Denver and Eleanor Elliott Memorial Award:
Division IX Cl. 3-0 Mixed.
China Assorted.
First Place
Charlene Baker

 


Denver and Eleanor Elliott Memorial Award:
Division IX Cl. 3-4.4 Small Stencils.
First Place
Charlene Baker

 

NBS National Convention in Appleton, Wisconsin 2004


Division IX Section 8 Class 165 Diminutive.
China Assorted.
First Place
Diane Whisnant


Division IX Section 8 Class 165 Mixed.
China Assorted.
First Place
Jerry Brandt


Division IX Section 8 Class 165 Small.
China Assorted, specialized to 6 each of calicoes,
stencils, gaiters, whistles, birdcage shanks,
2-way inserted shanks, and piecrusts.
Second Place
Judye Stewart


Division IX Section 8 Class 165 Small.
China Assorted, specialized to 7 each of calico,
stencil, 2-hole sew-through (no calico or stencil),
4-hole sew-through (no calico), whistle,
and 2-way inserted shanks (no birdcages).
First Place
Jerry Brandt


Third Place
Diane Whisnant


Division IX Section 8 Class 165 Small.
China Assorted, specialized to shades and tints of pink,
or pink and white or cream.
First Place
Diane Whisnant


Division IX Section 8 Class 165
15 Pairs of Medium and Small.
China Assorted, specialized to 15 identical pairs
of medium and small buttons.
Merit
Jerry Brandt


Division IX Section 8 Class 165L Small.
China Assorted, specialized to examples found in book:
"Guidelines for Collecting China Buttons."
Label according to the book.
Limited to those who have not won a ribbon in chinas at NBS.
Merit
Barbara Hefner


Division IX Section 8 Class 165.1 Mixed.
Calico chinas.
Extra points for unusual colors and patterns.
Label pattern numbers.
Third Place
Jerry Brandt

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