Grading Scale

How do you grade pins?

We inspect every pin at arm's length and grade them accordingly:

• Standard
These are the best of the batch. We refrain from calling these perfect due to the handmade nature of how enamel pins are made, but if there are any flaws, they would be really light.

• B-grade/Seconds
These have more noticeable, but still minor imperfections that aren’t visible from a distance. As such, they make a great option for collectors with a budget in mind! Types of flaws include, but are not limited to: underfill visible at face value, dots, minor miscolour, stray glitter, chipped plating, etc.

Examples:



• C-grade
These are pins with more significant flaws such as colour spills, broken posts, major sections with miscolouring, etc. We do not normally sell these at all, but if you would still like to purchase one, please contact us.