Pin Gradings and Quality Guide

To help you make a more informed purchase, my enamel pins are categorized into two quality grades: Standard and Seconds. All pins are carefully inspected and graded before I package and ship. My enamel pins are individually handmade items, so each pin has its own unique quality and craftsmanship.

Standard Pins

Standard Pins are near-perfect or perfect, but as these are handmade items, they may contain minor imperfections. Examples of imperfections include, but are not limited to:

  • Small light scratches, scuffs on the enamel or metal
  • Slightly underfilled, overfilled or uneven areas
  • Small pores or specks of dirt in the enamel
  • Slight discolorations or unevenness in the metal
  • Slightly misaligned screen-printing

Seconds Pins - not yet available for sale

Seconds Pins have more noticeable flaws and are therefore sold at a discounted price. Flaws include, but are not limited to:

  • Scratches or marks across large areas of the pin
  • Discolored areas, or oxidization on the metal
  • Badly misaligned or missing screen-printing
  • Completely unfilled areas or large areas with very low fill
  • Unstable pin backings