Vintage Post Office Department Buttons by Leafcutter Designs


Vintage Post Office Dept Buttons

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Pretty sweet, huh? These vintage Post Office Department buttons are circa 1940. The governmental Post Office Department eventually became the United States Postal Service in 1971, a (supposedly) fiscally independent agency. It hasn’t quite worked out that way, has it?

You can find lots of these on eBay and they are a great way to add a vintage touch to a new garment…

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Lea Redmond is always looking for the poem hiding inside things: a salt shaker, a clothes tag, a hand gesture, a cloud. She is infinitely intrigued by the way experiences can slip from the ordinary to the extraordinary and she endeavors to design things that hold this possibility. Leafcutter Designs, her creative studio in Berkeley, CA, makes the world more playful and peaceful one little experience at a time.


  1. hint

    July 17, 2009 at 8:25 am

    My friend Genevieve pointed me to your web site and blog…

    OMG you're a miniature junky too! Love the buttons and hope to connect more with you over the small things 🙂

    beth hemmila :: hint jewelry :: stories in metal

  2. Lea Redmond

    April 13, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Oh – I get it now. It’s still a federal agency, it’s just fiscally independent. Thanks for letting me know!

    I found the buttons on eBay. There are tons of them.

  3. His Decemberist

    April 11, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Where did you find these? (BTW, the USPS is still a federal agency.)

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