|Text on Button||ROBIN TOM|
Brown ink creates glasses and mustache smiley faces on yellow background with felt hats that have gold text names on them. Pins are affixed to tan holiday greeting card that measures 5 x 7. Card reads Happy Holidays From~ ROBIN TOM your little ol' Button Makers ASI5951 HAND TIP & NOVELTY CO., INC
The Little Ole’ Button Maker was a registered trademark of the Hand Tip and Novelty Co. for the promotional buttons in their line, based out of Newburg, New York. The trademark was registered in 1970 and notes the first commercial use of the Little Ole’ Button Maker was in 1965. The trademark expired in 1993. Hand and Tip Novelty Co. eventually became Hantico Line which was a New York City and Newburgh New York advertising specialty company. Hantico was later purchased by Uniflex, a bag manufacturer in 1992. In 1995, Uniflex Inc. sold Hantico to American Greenwood Inc. that had a similar promotional product line.
The Hand Tip and Novelty Co. was founded in Manhattan, New York in 1900 and was a manufacturer of promotional items such as ornate brass medallions and political buttons. As advertisements became popular in the 1950’s, there was a shift towards utilizing buttons for promoting items, people, and events. Hand and Tip Novelty Co. eventually became Hantico Line which was a specialty advertising company which later moved its base to Newburg, New York in 1984. Though the Hantico Line produced other items such as ribbons, clips, and clipboards, buttons were always the main focus of the company.