Our Stock pins come ready to wear - choose from a selection of designs perfect for any occasion! From tradeshows and conferences to corporate events or even gifting swag, our range of pre-made Lapel Pins is an easy way to accessorize.
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Boost your branding with a cost-effective, no-fuss solution: stock pins! From hearts to stars and everything in between, you can take advantage of our wide selection of popular designs for any business or event. Save yourself time and energy—these premade gems are ready to ship as soon as orders come through. Get the perfect look quickly and easily by choosing from our stocked pin collection today!
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With a wide selection of stock pins, you can quickly get your perfect design. Whether it's one of our pre-made designs or something custom for your group – we've got the solution and fast shipping to match! Don't be held up waiting - order from us today so that no moment is wasted in getting exactly what you need!
For those looking for a creative and quick solution to their promotional needs, our stock lapel pins provide the perfect answer. No need for design services or complicated assembly—they are ready to go with minimal time investment! Perfect as a holiday giveaway or new business promotion, these stock pins can fit into any budget while still being shipped out on the same day of your order.
Wholesale American Flag Pins
American flags are the most iconic symbols in America, and American flag pin designs are a great way to celebrate our history and heritage. Gift them on American holidays or to volunteers of your patriotic cause. The Monterey Company offers wholesale stock American Flag pins with classic designs that are premade and ready to ship as soon as you put in an order.
Labor Day Pins
This Labor Day, celebrate hard workers with an extra-special thank you! No effort is required to show your appreciation - these pins make it easy. From bosses expressing gratitude for their team's efforts to event organizers sending a message of admiration and respect, honor the laborers who have helped build walls, laws and even life as we know it today. Where would any of us be without all those hours spent by dedicated professionals? Show them they are appreciated this holiday season; because behind our smartphone's convenience, refrigerators fullness, and stylish wardrobes stands the tireless work done by many.
Underneath all this fun, however, is a long and rich history. Labor Day was created in 1882 by the New York City Central Labor Union. They celebrated Labor Day 2 years in a row before similar organizations in other cities were encouraged to follow the example of New York and recognize the 'workingmen's holiday." The idea spread and in 1886 legislation was passed recognizing the day as a national holiday.
Stock Lapel Pins Instead of Creating a Pin From Scratch
The Monterey Company stocks pins in different styles. Our stock styles range from ¾" to 7/8" in size. Stock lapel pins can be shipped within 24 hours as long as we have stock. We also offer a line of rush order products that can be made in a few days as well.
Ready to order? Step one is to contact us and we will provide you with a quote for your stock pins and we will also create a proof for your approval!
Below you can view a selection of stock pins for your every need and desire. From a simple star that symbolizes excellence to good luck emblems, our pin gallery that offers you an idea of the assortment that we proudly present. The Monterey Company makes products for nearly every occasion and purpose imaginable.
Stock American Flag Pins
Custom Made Religious Pins
Many churches and organizations choose to celebrate their faith through pins. For many years, the Monterey Company has been creating top quality religious pin designs for churches nationwide. They make ideal gifts for a congregation or group that can help strengthen its sense of unity and spirit when worn on clothing or displayed in buildings throughout an organization's grounds. Our creative designers are ready to work with you by providing design ideas from non-denominational, Catholic, Jewish Christian designs all the way down to other religions such as Buddhist Pins if your church doesn't want anything too specific made just yet!
Popular Symbols for Custom Christian Pins and More
Crosses and Crucifixes, these pins are customizable in size, dimension, material, and detail. Achieve antique finishes with an Antique Pewter finish or a more contemporary Matte Finish. Ichthys or Fish are depicted through simple linework designs that range from traditional to modern two-dimensional pieces of art for any occasion. Doves have been created as realistic 3D sculptures made from metal clay representing the most important symbols including Peace Dove - symbolizing unity among religions; Noah's Ark dove - signifying hope after a disaster; the Angel of Hope symbolic representation is inspiring us all to never give up on ourselves so we can better serve others! The Star Of David has also been designed into beautiful pin artwork by using clean linework representations.
Common Non-Western Religious Styles
- Hamsa, often designed with beautiful colors and raised linework, these pins are typically die struck and have a striking aesthetic.
- Buddhist Mandala, these designs best depicted in 2 dimensions, with simple color schemes.
- Chinese Yin and Yang, represented well in printed or 2-dimensional styles, this design lends itself well to bold colors or varied textures and finishes.
- Islam Star and Crescent, this design is often represented in printed pins but looks great in both two and three-dimensional designs.
- Hindu Om, a design beautifully represented in die-casting and three dimensions.
Pins for Your Church Group or Retreat
Lapel pins are a popular way for religious organizations to show off their faith and promote their beliefs. From the traditional cross or Bible verse, lapel pins can be adorned with symbols that are important to each specific religion. Worn by members of the congregation as well as staff and volunteers, these simple accessories provide an opportunity for believers around them to connect with one another in support of shared values. Lapel pins may also serve as tangible reminders from special occasions like baptisms or confirmations – giving those involved something more than just memories!
Custom Ameican Flag Pins & Their History
If you are looking for a great way to show your patriotism, consider custom flag lapel pins. They're easy to make and can be customized with any design or wording that you want!
The Origin of American Flag Pins
The American flag lapel pin has become a ubiquitous symbol of patriotism and pride. While it is hard to pinpoint the exact moment this distinctive display was adopted, its manifestation on politicians across the nation suggests that these pins have been part of our culture for quite some time - surpassing trends in standard lapels far before they became popularly en vogue.
The American Flag Pin Has Been a Symbol Since the 1700's
An even more common sight than flag lapel pins, the American flag is cherished by citizens as a symbol of all that this country stands for? liberty, equality, social mobility, etc. A drive through any neighborhood will turn up at least one house flying the flag. It is a tradition that goes back to the founding of the USA. Or so many people believe. In fact, America's love affair with their flag did not begin uymbolntil much later.
In the popular imagination, during the Revolutionary War, the stars and stripes were proudly displayed by all American rebels, whether decorating George Washington's boat while crossing the Delaware (which occurred before that flag design was even adopted) or flapping in the breeze in front of various storefronts. These types of images are all very unlikely.
Few private citizens owned flags at this time. For the most part, only military and government institutions owned flags. Furthermore, the design of stars and stripes was not settled on until 1777. Before then a variety of flags that would be unrecognizable today were used to represent the rebelling colonies. For instance, at the battle of Bunker Hill, Americans flew the New England Flag, which featured a blue background and a white field in the upper-left corner divided by the red cross of St. George. The stars and stripes flag first came into widespread usage among citizens during the Civil War. Confederates won many of the early battles of the Civil War, leading Northerners to fly the flag as a sign of both pride and solidarity.
Evolution of Flag Pins
Interestingly, the lapel pin came out around the same time that average citizens started flying the flag as a symbol of patriotism. Despite the proximity of the two developments, however, the lapel pin was not emblazoned with an image of the flag or used by ordinary citizens. The lapel pin was originally conceived during the Civil War as a means of distinguishing different units. This organizational marker had an unintended effect, though it increased solidarity among members of the same unit by outfitting them with a distinct symbol that represented only their unit.
Lapel pins were still in use during World War I, but their function changed. Rather than being given out to all military personnel as a means of identifying units, they were granted only to certain individuals as a means of distinguishing them for their service. This was the dawn of lapel pins being used as an award to honor those with distinguished records. This use of lapel pins is still practiced today.
Today lapel pins have been adopted by many types of organizations, inspired by the use of custom military pins. Fraternities and sororities use lapel pins as the main symbol for their groups. Schools hand out Custom American flag pins as an award to students for various categories, from academic achievements to extra-curricular activities. By far their most prominent use, however, is among politicians, which leads us to our next point.
Lapel Pins and Politics
The flag lapel pin first reached its current prominence during the cultural wars between the ?counterculture' and ?silent majority' of the 1960s and ?70s. Some anti-Vietnam protestors adopted the use of the flag as an image, such as Abbie Hoffmann, who donned a shirt made out of an American flag, and other protestors who sewed the flag to the seat of their pants. As a response, many Republican politicians began wearing American flag lapels. It became ingrained in the public's mind when Richard Nixon began wearing the flag lapel pin and demanded that all of his aides do so as well, inspired by the Robert Redford movie, The Candidate.
The lapel pin's popularity has gone through a couple of spikes since. They sold very well during the Gulf War but then disappeared for a while. They are still important symbols of patriotism, as demonstrated by recent events. After 9/11, George W. Bush, probably inspired by Nixon, began wearing an American flag pin and requested all his aides do so also. A large number of Fox News anchors followed suit, along with politicians across the country (Republican and Democrat alike). In a highly controversial move, ABC prohibited its reporters and anchors from wearing the flag lapel pins, citing a desire to maintain its perception as an objective source of information as well as concerns about the safety of its reporters (claiming that sporting the American flag could cause reporters to be perceived as mouthpieces for the American government, which could place American reporters in foreign countries in serious danger). It should be noted that the ban on American flag lapel pins was already in place long before the sudden surge in the popularity of American flag lapel pins.
The lapel pin has been firmly lodged in the public consciousness since 2008 when it caused a stir during Obama's presidential run. After famously arguing that patriotism should come from actions, not clothing, he changed his tune and began wearing custom American flag pins each day- cementing the trend for all who followed him into the office!
What Kind of Stock Pins Do We Stock?
Stock Airplane Pins
Available in silver or gold plating we have everything from jetliners to various fighter jets.
'Tis the season…look through our Stock Holiday Symbols for some last minute holiday gifts or retail items. Available in silver or gold we have everything from holly and mistletoe to Santa Claus himself.
Browse through our children-themed stock lapel pins. Available in silver or gold, we have everything from bicycles to baby blocks and shoes.
By whichever means you travel, we have the pin that catches your method. Not to say that you often travel by pirate ship or submarine, but we have created stock pin designs in gold or silver in the off chance that you do. Our spread ranges from classic locomotive trains to canoes and sailboats. Feel free to browse through our gallery.
For the child who loves dinosaurs, the T-Rex is without a doubt number one from the Triassic period.
If not a fan of cats, you must be a trusted admirer of man's best friend. From the pudgy bulldog to the pristine poodle, we offer you a selection of man's most loyal companion.
We offer you a variety of stock fish lapel pins for your choosing. Though not always the most chatty of characters, fish are a childhood must have that is matched perhaps only by the humble hamster.
Plants & Flower Pins
Our gallery offers to the gardener who has a passion for flora, a selection of engaging stock plant and flower lapel pins that catch the eye. Whether you are involved in environmental preservation, or simply love the beauty nature has to offer, a pin that captures your favorite flower or plant truly speaks that splendor. T
Our selection of Stock Flower and Plant Pins is perfect for any event or special occasion. Each pin has been delicately crafted by hand with the highest quality metal and materials, making them an ideal way to illustrate a biennial in beautiful detail. From 3D flower pins that look strikingly life-like, to elegant silver and gold designs - our artists are skilled at creating unique pieces tailored specifically to you!
From the wings of a ladybug to the webs of a spider, you can't help but get caught in our collection of stock pins shaped like your favorite insect.
Pins with Cut-outs
Our selection of cut-out designs is intended to meet your every sentiment. Whether you are looking for designs with words of encouragement or words of praise, we have it all. In addition, we feature a variety of single symbols that sum up a phrase or meaning in one simple silver or gold lapel pin.
From ballet to baseball, skiing to archery, our lapel pins in silver or gold capture the essence of your most beloved pastime. The perfect selection to encourage a team or club. Our lapel pins are carefully crafted to display your devotion and passion for a specific sport or hobby.
For the man attending the "honey-do" list at home, or the painstaking manual labor worker, our gallery of lapel pins below showcases a variety of tools that capture your efforts.
Fork, Spoons, and Knives
Those with culinary skills and a taste for the craft of cooking might find themselves properly suited to our stock utensils lapel pins. Have a look through our utensil lapel pins gallery to find whichever instrument best suits your craft in the kitchen.
Western & Cowboy Hat Pins
Cowboy hat pins are classic accessories for western-style headwear and attire. They are small and elegant, often representing an iconic western theme, like the Texas longhorn skull or a simple horseshoe. They are typically cast, creating three-dimensional products with realistic detail and gold, silver, or bronze plating finishes, matching the quality and aesthetic of traditional western hats.
Western Style Pins for your event
Themed stock pins for cowboy hats and western attire are the perfect items for your Western-inspired event or cause. Rodeos, horse races, shootouts and more bring people together over the love and lifestyle of the Wild West, and act as souvenirs, are used for volunteer "thank you's," recognize participation, and can be used to raise money.
Classic styles include designs of animals such as horses, bulls, bison, eagles, and more. These animals are often cast, capturing the intricacies of their three dimensions, and are plated, achieving a simple, striking effect.
Other popular western-themed styles include cowboy hats and boots, horseshoes, rodeo scenes and lassos, spurs, landscapes, and more. These styles are perfect for cowboys and wild west enthusiasts everywhere.
Music-themed designs are perfect for awarding participants at choir competitions, choral festivals, and musical performances. They are designed in classic shapes, like music notes and clefs, and often display a school, club, or organization's name or logo. Choir awards can be used to recognize outstanding performances, to commemorate an exceptional year, or to celebrate victories in competitions.
Musical Instrument Lapel Pins
Sought after by bands, choirs, theater departments, and music-enthusiasts alike, musical instrument designs can be created to depict your favorite instrument or music-themed design. Represent various orchestral sections with three-dimensional replicas of instruments, award first chair members for their dedication with commemorative pieces, or create pins with your group's logo to promote a concert or event.
Orchestras pins are designed with musical themes and are used to celebrate lifelong participation in music. They are awarded in the school-aged program and university-level and professional orchestras. They celebrate years of involvement and recognize significant achievements, like making the first chair.
Music Festival Hat Pins
Collecting commemorative pieces, like festival hat pins, is a favorite part of a regular music festival goers' experience. They often represent a particular festival and year of attendance and can be traded with other music festival pin collectors from festivals around the world.