Covid19 has played havoc on our hobby. But — when the pandemic started, button sales seemed to soar. With staying home and time on their hands and no button shows to attend — what else were people to do than peruse the internet for buttons.
With all the shut down of button shows at the state, regional and national level where does that leave us to shop for buttons? Many of us often turn to eBay auctions, Etsy or maybe online button groups such as Button Bytes. These are fine, but for me and my need to sell, I needed to reach more button collectors. I’ve signed on to 4 groups, with many more out there. During this time I mailed buttons all over the states as well as Canada, England and Australia.
Each group has its own rules for selling and buying, they even do auctions occasionally. You will meet not only button collectors but sewers, crafters, jewelry and costume makers.
Buttons can be listed as a single button or a group. There are also times where large lots are listed. It depends on the button group what type seems to sell. I notice my higher end buttons don’t move as fast as my lower cost or novelty buttons.