Pin Clubs and Shows
Pin clubs help promote the hobby and camaraderie of lapel pin collecting. The members of many clubs will come together during pin shows, where collectors can trade with each other face-to-face. The following pin clubs and pin shows are located around the world, and concentrate on many different types of pins.
Olympic Pin Clubs and Shows
Gold Medal Collectables lists all of the current Olympic Pin Clubs and Pin Shows around the globe. This is a nice place to start to find out where the nearest club or show is located!
Norpin - The Norwegian Pin Club (Norsk Pinsklubb) was established in 1992. Current membership has over 150 members in Norway. The club's emphasis is on Olympic pins, especially those issued in Norway and during the Lillehammer Games.
The Nippon Internet Pin Club is the premier on-line location for Nagano pin collectors (in Japanese).
Sydney Pin Collectors (SPCAI) Association promotes the hobby of Olympic Pin Collecting & Trading in Australia.
International Pin Club Norway is one of the largest pin collecting clubs in Norway. Membership includes free member pins, "Pin News" magazine with 8 issues per year, free advertising, opportunities for buying, selling and swapping pins, and information about newly released pin designs.
The Pacific Pin Club, founded in 1987, primarily focused on Expo 86. The members of this club now collects of all types, and is gearing up for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Hard Rock Cafe Pin Clubs and Shows
The Official Hard Rock Cafe Pin Collectors' Club provides a special membership card and pin for new members, 10% discount on food, beverage and merchandise at participating cafes, access to chat rooms and bulletin boards to communicate with other collectors, insight and advice from the writers of the ultimate book on Hard Rock Pin collecting, advanced information on upcoming pins, a huge membership base for pin trading, and worldwide information on Pin events.
The Pincollectors International Network is a club of more than 200 members from all over the world that collect Hard Rock Cafe pins. The club assists new members and collectors, provides information and background stories about older and new pins, posts a calendar of pin trading events, and carries out an annual International PINMarch with the aim to intensify International friendships and contacts. The latter event also raises funds for local recognized charity organizations.
Disney Pin Clubs and Shows
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General Pin Clubs and Shows
The Badge Collectors Circle has been operating since 1980 and is a club for collectors of non-military badges. Members collect anything from Trade Union to Robertson golly from pre-war enamel to modern button badges. Newsletters are published four times per year.
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