Welcome

Welcome to the website of Griet Van Ranst.

I'm a button collector for eleven years now. In this website you can find some information about collecting buttons, what are collectible buttons and my collection.

To enlarge my collection, I'm still looking for eighteenth century buttons and artist buttons of the haute couture, and I'm willing to pay a correct prize for it.

As an active member of the French association 'Fibule' and the Dutvh Antique Button Society of the Netherlands, I try to learn all of buttons together with other collectors. Since 2013, I'm member of the N.B.S., the largest button collector society of America and recently I became also a membership of the British Button Society.

In the 172th edition of HZG, Handwerken zonder grenzen, august 2012, a publication describes my passion. p.52-55 (in Dutch)

On the 29th of May 2016, a successful meeting of button collectors from all over the world toke place in Belgium organised by Fibule and the Dutch Antique Button Society. Address of the happening was zaal 'De Kring', J. Pierrestraat 60, BE 3010 Leuven. The second meeting is planned on the 1st of July 2018, same location.

In February and March 2017, I had the possibility for an exposition of buttons about fairy tails, histories, in the library of Vorselaar, Nieuwstraat 15. This exposition will be showed on the button meeting of the 1st of July 2018 in Leuven.

Griet

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