Official webshop of Sylvia Llewelyn Author of Old Buttons, Anno Publications. Established since 1979, Kings Road Chelsea, London. Purveyor of antique & vintage buttons, & jewellery

Welcome to our Shop!

We have 100,000 Vintage buttons in Stock and at least 800 Styles in Quantity. 
SIZES OF BUTTONS (in mm, Inches and Lignes)
EXTRA LARGE ( 35 mm – 44.5mm)  1.5 – 1. 75 inches  L.55 – L.70
LARGE (28.6mm – 35mm)  1.15 -1.5 inches  L.45 -L.55
MEDIUM (19.1mm – 28.6mm)  0.75 -1.15 inches  L. 30-L.45
SMALL (12.7mm – 19.1mm)  0.5 – 0.75 inch  L.20 -L.30
TINY (6.4mm – 12.7mm)  0.25 – 0.5 inch  L.10 – L.20

About Us

Old Buttons Shop is the website of Sylvia LLewelyn who is a Qualified Valuer of Antiques and Art and who has been collecting and dealing in buttons for many years in London, around the UK and in Budapest , Hungary. Her collection of buttons has examples from 450 BC to Present day, and in 2011 her book ‘Old Buttons’ was published with 900 individual photos of buttons with a complimentary Price Guide. Selling over 2,000 copies Worldwide including many Museum shops including the V & A Museum, the Louvre Decorative Arts Museum, Paris and all the Museums in Budapest, Hungary. A copy of the book can be ordered on the website (Signed and Dedicated if you Request) or also Available on Amazon, Etsy and Ebay.

Our customers said

19.2.2022 From a Customer in UK…I belong to a needlecraft group and will certainly pass on the word about your buttons/website. I’m so pleased to

9.6.2022 From a Customer in Ireland…’The buttons I ordered arrived today. I’m very pleased with them.’

19.5.2021 From Customer of ‘Old Buttons’ book in Illinois. USA..’Your delightful little book arrived today and I wanted to thank you. It is full of

9.2.2021 From A Customer in UK ‘Just to let you know my button has arrived and I have just sewn it onto the teddy bear

5.10.2020 From a Customer in Ireland…” The buttons have arrived and they are gorgeous!!  I can’t wait to sew them on the cardigan I’ve just

4.6.2020 From a Customer in Cheshire, UK..’ THANKYOU so much for the vintage buttons that arrived today . Thought you may like to see them

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