Hello from Illinois

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  1. MommaIvy

    MommaIvy Active Member

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    Hi all I’m pretty new to pin collecting. Got started on our first family trip to WDW in 2012, but this year I found out the Disney store has a pin set every month and now I’m hooked!!! Looking forward to building up a collection. So far my purchases have been random but I see here people tend to stick to themes. Guess if I was to focus it would be on the princesses, Stitch, and Orange Bird. Here’s my princess collection. [​IMG]


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  2. AlaskanMalamute

    AlaskanMalamute Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum, what a wonderful collection!
     
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  3. MommaIvy

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    Thank you!!! I got a lot of the smaller ones from cast members. Now IDK if they’re real or the scrap ones so I’d never trade them, but I still like them because they were fun to collect.


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  4. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    welcome!
     
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  5. krand1276

    krand1276 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! Those are some great pins!

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  6. pins4twin

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    Welcome to the pin Trading family. I am from Illinois, near Chicago, and there is a small group that gets together every month to trade pins. If you are nearby and want more info please let me know.
     
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  7. coblj003

    coblj003 DPF Charter Member DPF Correspondent

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    Hi there fellow Illinoisian and welcome to the forum. :)
     
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  8. dancecats

    dancecats Administrator Staff Member DPF Administrator

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    Aloha and Welcome! I think sticking to a character/theme (or maybe a few, depending upon the chosen character/theme) is a very wise decision and I would recommend it highly. The rationale behind this is to have a defined collection so as to avoid the temptation of buying every single shiny piece of metal with a pointy back attached.

    If you like, post detailed pictures of the pins you are questioning in the Pin Comparison section of the forum (found here: Pin Comparison). I'm fairly certain that someone should be able to let you know what you have - and if they turn out (shall we say?) dodgy, you still can use them as push pins for a cork board, turn them into magnets for your fridge, or any number of creative endeavors.
     
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  9. Shelterkat

    Shelterkat A Very Merry Unbirthday!

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    Welcome:lgm:
     
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  10. Palancar

    Palancar Pinpics: Palancar

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    Welcome to the forum, like stated knowing what you are looking for helps a lot. I have also found setting a price limit for most pins and special consideration for those special pins. Do your research if you buy from other sources than here or Disney. Lastly enjoy yourself, you picked a great hobby and joined a great forum.
     
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  11. CCofRR13

    CCofRR13 Well-Known Member

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    Hi and Welcome!
     
  12. BATB_Abbi

    BATB_Abbi Abbi

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    Welcome!! And hi!! I love your collection!!
     
  13. Hiddenmickey2018

    Hiddenmickey2018 Member

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    Lol I was just about mention the near Chicago trading group. Nice group of people. Went to my first meeting last month.
    Welcome!

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  14. pkf

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    I'm also near Chicago - far western suburbs. I would like information about the monthly trading group.
     
  15. pkf

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    Welcome to the forum from a fellow Illinoisan!
     
  16. Hiddenmickey2018

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    New here so not posting a link but there is a website if you search for windycitypintraders

    Pasted from their site:
    WCPT-North meets at Fuddruckers in Downers Grove IL. The meet starts at 11am central time.
    Which is just off 355 at the north edge of downers grove near frys electronics.

    Remaining meetings for the year.

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Saturday, November 17, 2018

    Saturday, December 15, 2018
     
  17. pins4twin

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    Which suburb are you in? I'm from Hanover Park. We get on the Elgin-Ohare tollway and then 355, and we get to Fuddruckers in 20-30 mins. If you are farther west and south 88 would be better. We will be there Sept 15th with all our goodies from the pin event.
     
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  18. LittleBird

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    I'm from Roselle originally! Small world.
     
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  19. Disneychildwithin

    Disneychildwithin Well-Known Member

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    Howdy neighbor! I too am from Illinois, welcome to the fun!
     
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  20. pkf

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    I'm from Geneva. Thanks for the info - I'm going to try to make it.
     
  21. slbrabham

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    Welcome.
     
  22. MommaIvy

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    I’m way up north in Fox Lake.


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  23. pins4twin

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    Fox Lake is a bit farther away, but we do have people who regularly come from Wisconsin. We also have members from Peoria and even some from Indiana. They don't always come every month, but make it a couple times a year.
     
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  24. summerskin

    summerskin I control the weather

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    Darling collection. Welcome to the forum.
     
  25. watzshakinbacon

    watzshakinbacon B for Belle or B for bacon?

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    Hello and welcome! Idk if anyone has mentioned this yet, but the monthly releases will end in Dec? They might come out with a new set next year.
     

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