Hey Pin Traders

Discussion in 'Disney Collectors Board' started by Corey Fiasco, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Corey Fiasco

    Corey Fiasco Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey there!
    Curious to see how many pin collectors and traders are around here - what do you collect?

    I’ve been collecting for about 20 years with my largest focused collection being Alice in Wonderland - Would love to know what everyone else collects

    - Corey
     
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  2. kbelle8995

    kbelle8995 DIS Veteran

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    I am a pin collector. Your video about Pin collecting was great. I am buying more from Universal these days. But the video has reinvigorated my affection for Disney pins.

    I love Epcot pins, Lost attractions (Horizons, 20,000 Leagues), Star Wars and Festival pins. I also have a growing collection of Harry Potter.

    Glad to see you on the DIS. Watched some of your videos after your 1st Dis show
     
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  4. MamaBelle4

    MamaBelle4 DIS Veteran

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    I got my kids into pin collecting last year. Actually, that was what my oldest spent most of her souvenir $ on. They loved talking to the CMs and picking out pins. My DD6 somehow managed to snag extra pins off of a couple CMs. She would tell them her favorite one or two and more often than not, the child would get both, not ask for both but the CM would hand her both. It was very sweet.

    I don't trade but I had fun helping the kids do it. DD10 was mostly looking for Figment and Chip & Dale.
     
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  5. Corey Fiasco

    Corey Fiasco Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    That’s awesome and I really appreciate it!! I love tracking down pins of retired attractions, those “piece of Disney history” pins are some of my favorite. They have a little piece of the attraction inside of it, super cool :)
     
  6. Corey Fiasco

    Corey Fiasco Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh I can relate to that!! Haha, when I was growing up that’s what I spent every dime I brought to the parks on!
     
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  7. lucas

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    Hi Corey! Dh and I have been collecting pins for 30+ years. My collections are too numerous to mention. I have about 52 pin binders on our bookshelves! But, some of my favorite collections are restaurants, food, hotels and Christmas. (Before pins really came out in force, we collected buttons and have jars and jars of those from the old days!)
     
  8. starry_solo

    starry_solo DIS Veteran

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    I've been collecting for 12 years now....so many pins!
     
  9. foodiddiedoo

    foodiddiedoo Mouseketeer

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    I've been collecting pins since pin collecting first began when I was a Freshman in High School. I have always been a fan of buttons and badges (I was the button purse girl in HS with a Dickey bag covered in buttons including the strap that I still have in my closet). It was super exciting when I could combine my love of pins with Disney. Almost all of my vacation spending money for souvenirs goes to pins these days. I usually look for limited edition and limited run pins first, love collecting ride specific pins (I have the most for Haunted Mansion and my biggest pin splurge was on a 110 dollar Haunted Mansion 45th Anniversary pin at Disneyland a few years back) and have a lot of Peter Pan and Nightmare Before Christmas character pins. I also try to get a resort pin for each resort I happen to be staying at. I also don't trade because I usually pick out pins I want to keep, are limited edition, or are only available for special events (like Run Disney). I got my husband into pin collecting on his first visit (so much so that he bought a Star Wars starter lanyard before we even left the Orlando airport), but he mostly collects Star Wars and one or two of his favorite characters. I keep almost all of my pins in a clear topped coffee table that I got ages ago at an Ikea. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when it eventually falls apart.

    I loved your video showing Pete how to start a pin collection, any idea if he's keeping it up?
     
  10. luv2cruisedisney

    luv2cruisedisney DIS Veteran

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    Cruise Line Pins. figured out pretty early on that I would need to have a focus for my collecting and since we love DCL that is what I collect. have been collecting for several years now and have a pretty nice group of pins
     
  11. Simba's Mom

    Simba's Mom <font color=green>everything went to "H*** in a ha

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    I trade, but I don't collect. On my last visit I told a CM my method to trading and she thought it was interesting, so here goes-when I'm in a park one day, I bring the pins that seem to "belong" in that park. Then I trade for pins that look like they "belong" in the park I'm going to the next day. For example, the day I'm going to MK, I bring Dumbo, Princesses like Cinderella, Tinkerbelle, etc. Assuming I plan to go to AK the next day, I look for "Up", Kilimanjaro Safari, Lion King, etc. Of course, if I have no idea where I'm going the next day, it's a little more challenging. I guess you could say I'm "bringing the pins to their homes".
     
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  12. DebiPT

    DebiPT Earning My Ears

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    I've been collecting for about 14 years, but have gone off/on several times.

    I collect Pooh, UP, orange bird, vintage things (like Piece of History as well), some Mickey and dogs/cats.

    I trade at events, but I haven't traded much in the parks lately with the influx of fakes.
     
  13. Ron Rico

    Ron Rico Earning My Ears

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    I just started with pins on our trip to WDW last week. It was fun tracking down pins at the parks and Disney springs! I even found a cast member with pins at the Disney store at the airport.

    I am trying to focus on Goofy and Grumpy, but was distracted by some others :D
     
  14. BadPinkTink

    BadPinkTink DIS Veteran

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    I collect Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Disney hotel pins. I started collecting in 2010. I only visit Disneyland California once a year and my collection was given a boost for the first few years by a very kind CM friend who would trade pins for me during the year between my visits. She found me tons of rare pins which I would never have found.
     
  15. Sara_H

    Sara_H 999 ghosts with room for 1 more...

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    My kids have done pin trading for a few years now and they collect whatever jumps out at them. Every once in awhile a whole series will jump out at them and then they will try to get them all. My husband and I will dabble in trading because the kids always want us to join but it is also fun. I personally like the monorail pins, you know the ones that are just the shape monorail and each are a different color (not the circle ones). Not sure why but those tend to be my favorites...and hard to come by too.
     
  16. Merida333

    Merida333 Earning My Ears

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    I really liked your video on pin trading! I collected as a kid and now my own child is collecting. For him right now, it's about what he likes in the moment but that might change as he gets older.
    When you were talking about fake pins it made me a bit nervous....are they really easy to spot? is there a certain thing that you look at right away or that might be an obvious sign, when you are trading?
     

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