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On the recent episode of 24/7, host Catie Keogh stopped by Busy Beaver to check out the button-o-matic and our collection of naughty buttons. Click here to watch the episode.

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It’s Friday the 13th! Check out this vintage, black cat button:

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While the number 13 has been considered unlucky for centuries, superstitions about Friday the 13th didn’t begin until the 20th century. And sometime over the past century black cats became the unofficial mascot for the ominous holiday. Busy Beaver’s love for all things kitten has us a bit disturbed by the negative depiction of our fave furry friend, but we do love the simply elegant design of this vintage button.

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Presented by Atlas Obscura, Obscura Day is touted as a “day of expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasures in your own hometown.” From a tour of a Beer Can House in Houston, TX to a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum of Human Disease in Sydney, Australia, Obscura Day offers an array of quirky tours and events in 103 cities around the world.

Busy Beaver Button Co. is happy to offer four special Obscura Day tours on Saturday, April 9, at the Busy Beaver Button Museum. Stop by and check out the world’s only button museum featuring historic buttons such as the Glow-bama Button, historical Beatles buttons, and a whole section of buttons we affectionately call “social lubricators”.

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Welcome to Museum Monday! This is the first in a series of posts highlighting the extensive button collection at the Busy Beaver Button Museum. From our recently created Glow-bama Button to our collection of historical Beatles buttons, we’ll be showcasing a biweekly roundup of funny, cool, creative, and innovative buttons. We’ve spent years collecting and now we want to share with you!

First up, in honor of V-Day, these love buttons from the “hearts” wing of the museum. Who are A&S and why do they love us? We just don’t know, but it might be because of our awesome slow dance moves.

Be sure to check back in two weeks for the next installment of Museum Monday.

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Busy Beaver Button Museum founders Christen Carter and brother Joel visited Washington D.C. last weekend for research at the Smithsonian, and also prepared custom buttons to distribute at the Rally to Restore Fear/Sanity taking place the same weekend.

Only 100 buttons with the “Busy Beaver Thumbs Up to Sanity” were distributed at the event, and another 50 were sold to collectors online.

There’s just a pinch left of the dated buttons available on the Busy Beaver Etsy Shop here.

Celebrate the life of a prolific musician and activist John Lennon with this button retrospective brought to you by the Busy Beaver Button Museum.

Next Friday, September 10 marks the opening of the Busy Beaver Button Co. Museum.  Would you like a sneak peek of the collection?

Click here for the Museum Opening invitation.