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Announcing the latest work by 
Jocelyn Howells --
Identification Guide
-- a must-have button book, unlike any other.
To read what early buyers are saying about it,
 click on "Our Products" navigation bar.
 (See book details below.)
$55 postpaid (media mail)
(formerly called book post) for one book.
For multiple orders or other than media mail,
please inquire about postage. 
Insurance for one book is $2.30 and is OPTIONAL. 
Cost to mail outside the United States: 
Canada - air $7.50, most other countries - $17 air
Check or MO to: 
Jocelyn Howells, PO Box 22223,
Portland OR 97269-2223 
PayPal accepted at:  buttonjoss@frontier.com
If snail mailing your order, please write clearly and furnish a phone number or email address in case I need to get in touch.
Book details:
  • 140 different materials or techniques presented encyclopedic style
  • Over 1850 color images of exceptional clarity, including some backs, back marks and shanks
  • Many tips given to help the reader learn how to identify their own buttons
  • Lots of cutting-edge information, heretofore unknown or misunderstood, based on author's many years of button experience, research and testing
  • Emphasis placed on the most problematical or misunderstood materials and techniques
  • 160 pages, 8-1/2" x 11", plastic-coated soft cover
  • High-quality paper and printing
  • Binding stitched and glued with latest hi-tech materials
Don't miss this latest work by the author of the
How To Identify Them Using All Six Senses".
Although written for button collectors, 
 Identification Guide 
can be invaluable to collectors of
many other items as well.
Still available: 
Price Guide to PLASTIC BUTTONS: 
How to Identify Them Using All Six Senses
$6 postpaid.  This is for owners of the first edition only, 
as the price guide was incorporated into the second edition --
both of which are sold out. 
The basic plastic button primer and prerequisite to using above-mentioned plastic button book is the
National Button Society's
"Synthetic Polymer Handbook",
co-written by Jocelyn Howells, Joan MacFarlane & Nikki Deal. 
Highly recommend if you want to learn more about
11 different plastics that were made into buttons.
It is still available and, for your convenience, may be ordered here. 
$7 postpaid or $6 if included with another book order.

About the author -- 

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Jocelyn:  "Everything I know, I learned from my buttons, a 10x loupe, a Hot Tool, my mentors and reading about and handling buttons - lots of buttons. To that end, I am always interested in buying more buttons, from one to whatever. I would be pleased to know about buttons that you wish to sell."


Please check out the other navigation bars for lots more information, including Jocelyn's popular article titled



Jocelyn at Western Regional Button Association convention October 2004. 


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