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Button Up – Pin-Back Badges

1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Retro Advertising • 4484 Views • 1 Comment on Button Up – Pin-Back Badges

The button badge was first used to show your loyalty to a political party in the late 1700s. In 1860 Abraham Lincoln’s campaigners created the first badge that featured a photo, however the design that we know today wasn’t patented for another thirty six years. A patent was issued to Benjamin Whitehead on 21st July 1896 for a “Badge Pin or Button” .

We’ve had a rummage around the internet and found these cool badges from the mid sixties to the early eighties, including some groovy Atari, Seven-up, Pizza hut and Wonka badges, then to finish off we have ones promoting popular UK 1980s Kids programmes Tiswas and Magpie -Oookaay!

 

 

Slurpee Buttons
Slurpee Scooby Doo button
Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom….Esso Blue - promotional button badge (c.1971)
FORGET OXFAM FEED TWIGGY
I'M A BEATLE BUG
Atari Play Me Pinback
Pizza Hut Pete Button
I-Spy badge
1979 Presto supermarkets promotional badge
badge
badge
KNIGHT OF ANGLIA
MECCA DANCING - Dance News DISCO CLUB
MEET FOR THE BEAT BADGE
Orange Dragon - Lyons Maid ice lolly promotional badge (c.1973)
Curly Wurly Button
Bazooka Joe Club badge
Willie Wonka Power pin back button

Children’s TV promotional badges – Tiswas (1980's) & Magpie (1970's)



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