New Trend: Custom Trading Pins!

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While they have been around for many years, trading pins are quickly becoming a popular item amongst many pin traders. It is rare these days to find someone who hasn’t heard of pin collecting and trading. With massive worldwide organizations and societies, such as Disney and their trading pin groups, this pastime is becoming so huge now that conferences are being held throughout the year all around the world for just for lapel pin traders.

If you can’t make it to one of these giant conferences, don’t worry because there are also tons of small regional groups in thousands of cities who come together based specifically on their favorite pin theme. These groups make plans to travel several different trading shows each year to trade for new pins, show off all of their favorites, and even acquire some new ones.

Of course there are those that actually travel with the sole purpose of going to a convention or regional gathering to trade and collect with others, but there is a new trend that is emerging amongst these traveling pin connoisseurs, particularly in the retirement set. Many fanatics are taking it to a whole new level by RV’ing across the country to collect as many city and state lapel pins as they can. This is a great way to see all of the diverse beauty that this country has to offer, while indulging in one of your biggest passions. Networks are emerging on the Internet that allow collectors to easily find each other and share tips and tricks of the trade with their colleagues as to what new city and state pins are being released for and when the next big event will be.

This is a trend that we are seeing grow all across the United States as an outcropping of architectural and historic soglitter-pins-the-sinko-flamingos-pinciety pins is occurring. Special interest groups are gathering to commemorate their states and cities for different historical events, especially in areas of particular beauty, national parks, and other well-known points of interest. These pins can be collected and held onto forever or traded for new ones that are constantly emerging. They make a great keepsake and are something that can be passed down through the generations.

An exciting time is brewing in the trading pin world as this new theme of collectible trading pins is developing. Here at The Monterey Company we are a collection of people who are passionate about both trading pins and travel. Each time we create one of these special pins we are tempted to hop in the RV and join you in your great journey throughout the country. If you feel as strongly as we do we encourage you to meet up with others who share your passion for a particular type of pin and join in on the fun!


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