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So this is not my picture, but I have this pin. A professional pin collector/trader tried to trade for it this year..I said no. Pluto is one of my favorite characters, and this pin is awesome. Anyone know if it is part of a series?

Yes, it is part of a series of 12 pins. You can find info on this pin here:

http://www.pinpics.com/cgi-bin/pin.cgi?pin=19787&sid=1840.1345382327

It is an old pin, and highly sought-after.

This pin website is the "online bible" for pin traders.

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All these pins are so cool! I had three (Alice, the Queen from Snow White, and Magic Music Days 2003) but they were on a purse that got stolen. Oh well...

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Some of my Winnie the Pooh collection. My name is Disneygrrl on pinpics. I have over 1500 pins and am always looking to trade. biggrin
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My favourites pins are my Buzz Lightyear, which came with the aliens, my Mickey sheriff badge and StormTrooper "Taste the Dark side" eatin a Premium bar.

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Zz, how do you get so many pins? I know you go to WDW a few times a year, but do you buy a certain amount each time or something like that? I'm just curious. I know you've been collecting a long time! Also, Zz, how do you feel about buying a "lot" of pins on ebay? Are those lots usually scrapped? Don't want to waste my money!

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Here is the pin I can find absolutely nothing about online. It says Disneystore (I think) 2007 on the back. Doesn't looked scrapped, but hard to read because it's so small. Can anyone give me any info about it? I traded for it on my most recent trip. The pin is extremely small. The black thing next to it, that's the pin back. Like I said..it's small.

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Hardy0109 wrote:

Here is the pin I can find absolutely nothing about online. It says Disneystore (I think) 2007 on the back. Doesn't looked scrapped, but hard to read because it's so small. Can anyone give me any info about it? I traded for it on my most recent trip. The pin is extremely small. The black thing next to it, that's the pin back. Like I said..it's small.

http://pinpics.com/cgi-bin/pin.cgi?pin=62594&sid=5288.1345426061.v2
From set 52701. Peter Pan mini pin, Peter is facing to his left with his arms crossed. Backstamp reads Disney Store new logo Disney made in china 2007.
Pin measures 3/4" H x 1/2" W
Pinpics.com is awesome!

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Hardy0109 wrote:
Zz, how do you get so many pins? I know you go to WDW a few times a year, but do you buy a certain amount each time or something like that? I'm just curious. I know you've been collecting a long time! Also, Zz, how do you feel about buying a "lot" of pins on ebay? Are those lots usually scrapped? Don't want to waste my money!

When I buy pins at WDW, I tend to buy either duplicates of what I buy, or buy stuff that I know other people want or make good trading. And since I get to meet many pin traders, both at WDW and also here in the Chicagoland area, I can use them for trading. So over the years, I get to collect a lot of pins.

Buying over ebay, or from any non-Disney source, is always a risk. Although, I must say that you don't get taken in when you're buying individual pins. Sellers that sell individual pins, especially when they tend to be more of the expensive ones, don't want their reputation ruined very quickly if they are caught selling scrappers. Many of my friends buy pins on ebay, and they either tend to know the reputable ones, or they know when they should stay away. Now, the ones that sell big lots of pins, those I would certainly be weary about, since those can easily contain scrappers.

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Zz - I'm thinking about buying a "lot" of them, I realize that I'm going to get some scrappers, but I'm only going to buy from a seller who has no bad rep on eBay. I'm going to try one time and see what I get. What's the best way to find if it's a scrapper or not when I get the pins? Just the prints on the back?

And also..I'm not sure how to find a trading group like you? I live in Wichita, so not a huge city. How did you find yours?

And one more thing..what do you recommend for someone like me? I want to start a pin collection, and I have very few right now (about 20), but I only go to WDW once every year or two, so I don't get a chance to trade with all the CMs there all that often. What do you recommend? 20 isn't many to trade online either...so what do you think? What would you do?

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If you ever find yourself in the Disney Store in Downtown Chicago (either the one on State Street or on Michigan Ave), don't miss out on these pins if they still have them in stock. You can find these pins only at these two stores.

The one of the right also has a t-shirt and a reusable bag of the same design.

They have other Chicago-specific Disney merchandise at these two stores. They are not available at the other suburban Disney stores in the Chicagoland area.

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Love that pin with mickey hanging on the light post Smile

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Ok so I got my pins I ordered in the mail today. I didn't by any means have an expecation for them to be real at $14 for 25 pins, but I gave it a shot and I still have some 11 days to return them. Anyways. Sure enough the pins were no doubt scrappers. Rough edges, flat paint (rather than glossy), borders around the back on backs with Mickeys, odd feeling pin backs. No doubt they were fake. I just wanted to give it a try. If you really wanted to, it'd be quite easy to trade them with cast members at a Disney resort, but I wouldn't do something like that. I feel guilty when I rip people off. We're returning the pins tomorrow. I feel like it's worth the few bucks to know whether those pins are real or not. So just a heads up, don't buy on eBay, unless you plan on ripping some CMs off.

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Ok here is the pin I said was my favorite.

For those of you that did not see the post. J is a sailor, he was on an aircraft carrier at the time and he will be going back to one soon, and we love stitch.

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It was a bloodless massacre!

We had 3 full frames of Mickey Pins. However, because our other collections have significantly increased in size, and I'm determine to keep all our pins only on the walls that they are on now, something has to go. We decided to take down all of our Mickey pin frames, and trade them away.... except for a few that we really, really like. So out of about 200 Mickey pins, we are now down to only these few that we are keeping.

We're doing all this to update our photo database of our pin collection before we leave for the upcoming Pin Event.

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These are two pins that we are keeping, not as part of the Mickey pins, but rather part of the set frame. These were "surprise" pins, meaning at that time, they were never announced in advanced. If you happened to be looking at the pin racks, or if you browsed through the Disney pins website on the day it was released, only then would you have noticed these pins.

I like them because of the simplicity of the design, the complete pair has Mickey and Minnie, and you can actually use them as ornaments on your tree!

We have an extra complete pair of these pins, and the ones you see in this picture is going into the trading pin book that we will take with us this week to the pin event.

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Been doing a lot of pin sorting in anticipation of our trip later this week. I came across this set that is one of my most favorite set. I forgot what it took to get these pins (I'm sure a lot of trading of LE pins). But it was worth it.

Now, if only Disney will produce a large print of this pin......

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I really like all my 'special event' pins. My favorite so far is the pin I bought on September 9, 2009. Chip and Dale surrounded by acorns and it says 999.

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It was a bloodless massacre!

We had 3 full frames of Mickey Pins. However, because our other collections have significantly increased in size, and I'm determine to keep all our pins only on the walls that they are on now, something has to go. We decided to take down all of our Mickey pin frames, and trade them away.... except for a few that we really, really like. So out of about 200 Mickey pins, we are now down to only these few that we are keeping.

We're doing all this to update our photo database of our pin collection before we leave for the upcoming Pin Event.

Zz.

Beside our stitch pins, I like pretty much any sorcerer's Mickey pin. I love the one in the middle.

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This frame is what I called Mickey and Friends. I try to collect pins with the Fab 5 in it. Don't find it as often as I would like. So other than a few odd pins in this frame (what is Agent P doing in there?), most of the other pins are the Fab 3, Fab 4, Fab 5 and even Fab 6 (with Daisy). Three of them are jumbo pins.

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Zz I love the pin with Walt holding a picture of the Fab 5!

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ZapperZ wrote:
This frame is what I called Mickey and Friends. I try to collect pins with the Fab 5 in it. Don't find it as often as I would like. So other than a few odd pins in this frame (what is Agent P doing in there?), most of the other pins are the Fab 3, Fab 4, Fab 5 and even Fab 6 (with Daisy). Three of them are jumbo pins.

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That's a great collection, Zz!

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I showed Donald's cast ID pin a while ago. Since then, I've collected quite a few more Cast ID pins, all waiting to be put up in their own frame.

The latest acquisition was last month. I got this via trading with another pin collector at our monthly Windy City Pin Traders meet.

BTW, our next WCPT pin trading will be this coming Saturday at Downers Grove Fuddruckers, from 11:00 am till whenever. Tom Tombusch (if you are a pin collector or a Disneyana collector, you'd know his name) is planning on dropping by all the way from Ohio with his collection for trading.

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I hope to be taking the South Shore Train from South Bend Ind. into Chicago in the next two weeks..
and I can' t believe I've never been in either of the Disney Stores there!
I plan on dragging AJ out of Crate & Barrel and heading to Disney..
Thanks for the pin tip! biggrin

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Sorry Zz but all I can see is the dreaded red X, I do not know if anyone else can see it or not.

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I can't see it either right now. Maybe the imageshack server is down.

Edit: it seems to be displaying it now.

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I am not a "pin collector", but I do have a few.
I love my pins from doing Disney Tours. I have several Christmas ones, but my favorite is the "Keys To the Kingdom" pin. It is very simple, but I think It makes it a classic.

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This was a favorite after I made the last graduate school payment for my youngest daughter.

And this is a favorite. I earned this by doing a very embarrassing dance at the AC.

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The Colonel wrote:
This was a favorite after I made the last graduate school payment for my youngest daughter.

{whispers} Just so you know, that is a button, not a pin. Us Disney pin purists make a distinct difference with those (we normally don't trade buttons either). Smile

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ZapperZ wrote:
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This was a favorite after I made the last graduate school payment for my youngest daughter.

{whispers} Just do you know, that is a button, not a pin. Us Disney pin purists make a distinct difference with those (we normally don't trade buttons either). Smile

Zz.

You are 100% right. My mistake. You can tell I'm not a collector.

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Good morning. I'm reporting live from fuddruckers in Downers Grove, IL. We are in the middle of this month's Windy City Pin Trading meet. Tom Tombush has just shown up and a bunch of pin traders just swarmed all over his table.

If you are in the neighborhood, do drop by.

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