British Button Society, Membership Secretary, Jersey Cottage, Parklands Road, Bower Ashton, Bristol BS3 2JR

American Hatpin Society, 20 Montecillo Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, California 90274, USA
Hat Pin Society of Great Britain, PO Box 110, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 1GG, UK
International Club for Collectors of Hatpins and Hatpin Holders, PO Box 1009, Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805, USA

Plastics Historical Society (affiliated to the Institute of Materials), 1 Carlton Terrace, London SW1Y 5DB

The Dorset Thimble Society, 8 St Michael’s Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DX, UK
Thimble Society of London, 179 Malden Road, London NW5 4HT, UK
Thimble Collectors International, Membership Chairman, 3230 East Upper Hayden Lake Rd, Haydenlake, ID 83835-9084, USA

Birmingham Assay Office, PO Box 151, Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1SB
Conservation Unit, Museums and Galleries Commission, 16 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9AA
Costume Society, Membership Secretary, 56 Wareham Road, Lytchett Matravers, Poole, Dorset BH16 6DS
Decorative Arts Society, Membership Secretary, PO Box 136, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1TG
Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society, Local History Section, 7 New Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8AD
Society of Jewellery Historians, Department of Scientific Research, The British Museum, London WC1B 3DG
UK Institution for Conservation, 109 The Chandlery, 50 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7QY

Selected collections
Bath – Museum of Costume, Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 2QH
Birmingham – Jewellery Quarter Discovery Centre, 75/79 Vyse Street, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA
Birmingham – Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH
Cheltenham – Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3JT
Halifax – Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 6HG. The museum has a cross-section of the Charles Horner product range; some of this may be on display.
London – British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
London – Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL
Redditch – Needle Museum, Forge Mills, Needle Mill Lane, Riverside, Redditch B98 8HY
Stockport – Hat Works, Museum of Hatting, Wellington Mill, Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU

Web sites
American Hatpin Society www.collectoronline.com/AHS
Assay Office, Birmingham www.theassayoffice.co.uk
Bankfield Museum www.calderdale.gov.uk/ft_tourism/museums/bankfield.html
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery www.birmingham.gov.uk/bmag
British Museum www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum www.cheltenhammuseum.org.uk
Costume Society www.costumesociety.org.uk
Hat Pin Society of Great Britain www.hatpinsociety.org.uk
Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk
Museum of Costume, Bath www.museumofcostume.co.uk
Museum of Hatting, Stockport www.hatworks.org
Plastics Historical Society www.plastiquarian.com
Victoria and Albert Museum www.vam.ac.uk

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