Pin collecting is a fun past-time, yet it may not be the first thing that pops into your mind when it comes to collecting.
Stamps, coins, bank notes, tickets… These are things you think about the moment hear the words “collector” or “philately”, pins probably don’t come to mind.
However, pin collecting is a hobby that is very popular amongst both young and old. Some choose to wear the pins while others cherish them and keep them in albums.
The first question you should ask yourself is: What kind of pins should I collect?
Some people go for art pins, others who are big fans of history and the story objects can tell, go for the vintage pins. Do you love the story behind the items or the way they look? Is there something in particular you love?
Some people collect Disney pins for example, others will collect everything and anything they can get their hands on!
Check out this fantastic article on everything you need to know about pin collecting if you want to learn more!
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to pin collecting, so this is something you can fill in for yourself!
Now, there are a few things you still need before you can start this hobby and that’s an album, and the pins themselves!
We have a few different choices for you when it comes to albums. On our pin collecting albums page you can have a look and see what your options are.
Keeping your pins in albums will allow you to sort them better and keep them in a much better condition.
Where you’ll find your pins depends on the type of collection you want to set up. A quick google search will provide you with a plethora of sites that sell new trendy pins. Another great place to find both new and vintage pins is eBay.
Etsy is another fantastic place to look for new pins to add to your collection. They will even have pins made by up and coming artists which may be a great addition to your collection depending on what you are collecting.
All in all, pin collecting is a fantastic and extremely dynamic hobby. Whether you will be wearing your collection one by one, or will enjoy them all within your album, there’s a lot of fun to be had.