Ted Hake, founder of Hake’s Americana and Collectibles and author of the leading guide for button collectors, recently launched a new website selling some of the many buttons he’s collected over the years. Ted’s been working in collectibles since a teenager and has built up quite a collection of his own in that time. His new venture features buttons that Ted’s collected over the past 50 years along with others aquired more recently on a wide range of topics– celebrities, events, social causes, political campaigns, advertising and more. And they’re all for sale!
Ted’s been a pal of the Button Museum for many years, teaching us about the history of buttons and offering suggestions as Joel and Christen set about developing Busy Beaver’s collections into a museum. With all of his years in the collecting business you might think that Ted’s got enough buttons to last a lifetime but nope! Check out TedHake.com’s recent advertising campaign:
Thinking of acquiring some buttons for your own collection? Check out what Ted’s got to offer here.