All Disney pins have the Disney stamp on the back of them
There are many "fake" pins, which are commonly called "bootlegs". In some instances they are reproductions of actual Disney pins (right down to a copyright) and in other cases they are pins made with Disney Characters (even a copyright) that were not made by Disney.
And the newest thing is "scrappers". These are pins coming out of the orient that are made from the original dies (ocassionaly rejects) that sometimes surface before Disney even releases the pin.
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Great explaination Aimee (and nice to see you here as well as Dizpins )
What are good sites to go to for buying Disney pins?
I've been lurking around this site for a while and finally got around to registering and posting. I've bought a few pins off of ebay since I live so far from Florida, I can refer you to a few people I added to my favorite sellers list. They haven't tried to pass off any fakes so I do repeat business with them. PM me if you want their information and I can pull it up for you.
Originally Posted by OneLittleSpark
same goes for me.
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What exactly are those funny looking, embossed "Spanish" pins?? They aren't tradeable, are they?
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The pins from spain are called Sedesma pins. The quality is not as good as most Disney pins. While for the most part these pins are not popular among traders, Sedesma tends to make obscure characters in obscure poses. That makes them desirable among the "completists collectors" and people who just like the different pose or character. So they are kind of a mixed bag.
Some cast members will accept a Sedesma pin in trade but others won't. It just depends on the cast member.
Unfortunately things are getting to the point, where it's hard to say for sure a pin is authentic unles you bought it from the mouse itself. Even trading off a cast member lanyard is risky as many cast members aren't as knowledgeable about pins as others.
My best advice is trade and buy what you like! Then you will never be dissappointed
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