Preview of Ben Lang Article Coming in the NCSBS Spring Bulletin

Lovers of studio buttons will enjoy a new article in the NCSBS Spring Bulletin written by button collector and NCSBS member Laurie Smyrl.

For the article, Laurie did extensive research and came up with some unseen examples of Ben Lang’s work. Ben Lang was a studio button artist from Lansing, Michigan, who made buttons from 1967 to 1972.

NOTE! Bulletins are mailed twice a year to NCSBS members. If you are not a member, you”ll want to join (join here) and get your bulletin with Laurie’s article and more original articles from button collectors.

Don’t Miss Our Exciting May Show in Greensboro, NC!

BList 7-Birdcage-22-FMay 17-18, 2013  – NCSBS Annual Show

You are cordially invited to the North Carolina Button Society’s 17th Annual Show to be held on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: The Inn at Greensboro (formerly the Holiday Inn at Greensboro Airport) at 6426 Burnt Poplar Road, Greensboro, NC 27409. Mention “North Carolina Button Club” to receive the special show rate of $85/per night. Reservations can be made by calling (336) 668-0421. $2.00 donation at the door each day.

The theme for the 2013 show is “Metal Buttons From Around the World”

Button dealers from around the country will have thousands of buttons for sale! This show is for antique and vintage and modern button aficionados and those who are interested in the artwork and history of these items including their manufacture, design and material makeup. Costume designers, vintage clothing collectors, quilters, sewers, antique and history buffs, re-enactors, beaders, and crafters will also find this show educational, informative and fun!

Dealers this year are:

  • Sharon Braund, New York
  • Kevin Kinne, Tennessee
  • Mary Beers, Maryland
  • Paula Woods, North Carolina
  • Mary Gaumond, New Jersey

The Show will include:

  • A free, Friday evening program “Buttons Through the Ages” by Kevin Kinne
  • Educational displays exploring silver buttons from around the world
  • Silent auction items and raffle baskets
  • Buttons available for purchase throughout the show
  • Button Competition Trays (Entry and Tray Slip Form Available Here)

The North Carolina State Button Society (NCSBS) welcomes new members. Regional clubs are the Eastern, Central and Western chapters. The NCSBS was formed to encourage and promote interest in collecting buttons and related items for educational and historical purposes and for personal enjoyment. Our goal is to preserve for future generations all that is beautiful, artistic and historical in buttons, in cooperation with the National Button Society.

For more information, contact Show Chairperson June Chapman: or 910-791-9024