A Special Collectors Weekend

October 25–27, 2019


This button auction has a sampling of diminutives, antique glass buttons, vintage glass buttons, enamel buttons, historic 18th century buttons and a large selection of handkerchief corner buttons. Also offered is an outstanding selection of buttons from the Motiwala Brothers (India) in a large variety of techniques.

Also included are many Arita porcelain buttons, Satsuma buttons, picture buttons, a wonderful selection of animal and bird buttons and a plethora of Realistic and Goofy buttons.

In addition, we have many lots of whole cards, bag lots, multiple card lots, books, frames and much more. There is something to appeal to beginner, intermediate and advanced collectors, as well as those who are creative, competitive, and looking to sell.

gay 90 button

Auction Showstopper
Lot 1085

Central to the sale is an Oval Gay 90 Popper Frog button. Created by Leo Popper during the late Victorian period known as the gay 90 period, this button has never been seen before at auction. It is considered the holy Grail of gay 90 Buttons. 

Sue M.

“I think I am a bit of an auction addict.  I love the fever and excitement from the first item to the last going, going gone.  Whitley’s first button auction did not disappoint.  The auction house was beautiful, we were treated like kings, and the buttons…wow!  Bruce did an excellent job grouping, describing and auctioning the buttons.  We had two days of pure button joy.  Will I go again?  I have already made my reservations.” 


Our host hotel for the weekend will be the Hotel Morrison Dania Beach, a newly-opened boutique hotel located just minutes from the Gallery.  A limited number of rooms have been secured at the discounted rate of $125 per night for a single King Room or Double Queen.  This special Seaway China rate includes a complimentary full American breakfast, free internet and free parking.  The hotel also provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. 

Reservations can be made by calling (954) 773-7174.

If you’d like to extend your hotel stay in sunny South Florida, please contract your Seaway China representative directly to make special arrangements.   

Hotel Morrison Dania Beach
28 S. Federal Hwy Dania Beach, FL  33004


The Gallery of Amazing Things

481 S. Federal Hwy Dania Beach, FL 33004

This weekend event will be held at the Gallery of Amazing Things, a spectacular 40,000 square-foot, two-story event venue; also home to the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) and the largest selection of European decorative ceramics in North America.

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