Butter pat collectors have a new reason to join the Butter Pat Patter Association, America’s only club for connoisseurs of butter pats. Afficionados of this collecting hobby will receive a Victorian-era butter pat with their new membership.
With payment of a $22 membership fee, new members receive 10 issues of The Patter newsletter and a late 1800s Austrian floral butter pat.
Butter pats are miniature plates that were introduced during the mid-1800s for individual servings of butter. The Butter Pat Patter Association was founded for beginner and advanced collectors alike. Their collections include all varieties and patterns of exquisite household china butter pats, from the Victorian through Edwardian eras and 19th-century to current-day transportation, advertising and restaurant ware pats.
For information about the club and membership, in addition to sample copies of The Patter newsletter, send a stamped (59 cents) self-addressed long envelope with $4 to Mary Dessoie, Butter Pat Patter Association, 7950 E. Keats Avenue, No. 178, Mesa, AZ 85209-5025. Be sure to mention the special offer.