Coloradofinds' Shop Announcement

Welcome to Coloradofinds! Find something you LOVE!

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

SURPRISE SALES and MARKDOWNS all over my shop! Surprise Sales are a fun concept established here in 2008 ...returning now in 2015.

Large private collection of vintage DESIGNER & LUXURY NECKTIES: FACCONABLE, COUNTESS MARA, IKE BEHAR, BROOKS BROS, XMI , ROBERT TALBOT, and many more! Paisley, Stripe, Repp, Foulard, Floral, Holiday, Skinny and Golf just to name a few. Something for everyone!

100 Ways to Tie a Tie that you never knew existed:

NOTICE: COLORADO residents. Due to the high combined tax rates for sales made within the state of COLORADO and the burden of collecting and reporting Sales Tax I can no longer offer my items for sale to Colorado.


Most Bakelite and Catalin buttons exude a characteristic phenol smell which can be detected by rubbing or subjecting to hot water. Before I sell any Bakelite, I always test using a variety of accepted methods to include, hot water, smell and even the sound test for the characteristic Bakelite "clack".

Here is an expert opinion by Karima Perry, who has published numerous books on the subject and what she has to say about Bakelite, Catalin and Simichrome testing:


I have found the research and writings of Julia Pelletier Robinson to be the most scientific and informative. Here is a link to her website and an article about the differences among Bakelite, Catalin and Celluloid as well as other related articles.

NOTE: My philosophy is to do no harm. If you are in doubt about any buttons in my shop please send me a convo. I do my very best to describe and test. If you remain in doubt, please do not purchase to conduct your own experiments and then request a refund based upon your own independent findings. I strive to help educate and inform along with the selling of vintage and antique buttons and collectibles.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.