One of my many collections of Victoriana are button hooks.
These tools have been around for centuries but this post focuses on those used in the latter part of the 19th century to the early 20th century.
Used for buttoning boots, gloves, and clothing, they come in a variety of sizes and materials.
Handles are often found in silver, metal, celluloid, porcelain, or wood and can be stamped with an advertisement or have initials engraved.
Some have duel hooks for both boots and gloves.
They are a nice collectable in that they do not take up much space, are readily available, and are fairly inexpensive.
What is your favorite collection?