On this page you will find the hobby's most comprehensive compilation of lapel pin collecting and pin trading resources. Quickly jump to your desired resource section by clicking on the following links: Pin Trading Tutorial, Pin Clubs and Shows, Pin Collecting Guides and Pin Bags and Accessories
Our pin trading guide will help you prepare for face-to-face taking as well as trading with collectors online.
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.
Olympin Pin Club is the largest Olympic pin collectors club reaching more than 500 members in over 30 countries. It is the oldest active pin club in the pin world.
Sydney Pin Collectors Club Australia (SPCCA) promotes the hobby of Olympic Pin Collecting & Trading in Australia, particularly with the new and younger Collectors, and to support the traditional values of the Collectors of Olympic Pins & Memorabilia, and foster the interests and activities of the Membership.
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 is Western Canada’s première organization for lapel pin collectors and traders. Since 1986, they have invited and encouraged people to discover the exciting pastime of pin collecting.
The Society of Olympic Collectors was founded in 1984 and promotes and encourages the collection and study of Olympic memorabilia and collectibles.
The Lions International Trading Pin Club promotes the collecting and trading of Lions International lapel pins. They routinely organize pin swaps and have members worldwide.
Le Club des Collectionneurs d'Epinglettes was founded in 1984 in Quebec and has more than 200 active members, making it the largest club of collectors of pins in Canada and the second in North America. This website is in French.
The Calgary International Pin Club was originally organized by a number of pin traders who had a heck of a lot of fun during the Calgary Winter Olympics in 1988. Members are interested in furthering the knowledge and culture of pin collecting within our club and throughout the community.
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!
The Nippon Internet Pin Club is the premier on-line location for Nagano pin collectors. This website is in Japanese.
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 Hard Rock Collectors Club Facebook Page brings together HRC pin collectors from all over the world. An extensive listing of upcoming pin meets and other events is provided.
The Hard Rock Cafe Pin Collectors Club Facebook Page is another online community of HRC pin collectors.
The Olympic Pin Collectors Facebook Page is a community of Olympic pin collectors.
The Mouse Pin Trading Facebook Page is dedicated to promoting and teaching new Pin Traders everything about Disney Pin Trading. A list of upcoming Disney pin meets and other events is also provided.
The Disney Pins Blog Facebook Page provides the latest news on Disney pin trading and collecting.
The following online and printed pin collecting guides will help answer many questions about this exciting hobby and where to go for print and online information.
Spector's Pins of the World is the exclusive reference for NOC pins. You can purchase this guide through Amazon.com by clicking on the link.
The most comprehensive guide to Olympic NOC (National Olympic Committee) pins may be found at A Collectors Guide to Olympic NOC Pins.
The Hard Rock Cafe Online Pin Collector's Catalog is a HRC Pin Collector's dream come true. This online catalog allows you to search through a database of thousands of pins and find the must-haves for your collection. You must sign in to the HRC Collectors Club to access the catalog.
The Official Hard Rock Cafe Pin Collectors Guide First Edition is a paperback book available on Amazon
The official guide to trading pins at Disney Resorts and Theme Parks may be found at Disney's Official Pin Trading Site.
Sammler Net is an online guide for pin collecting that provides an extensive list of links. In German and English.
The following sites offer a variety of lapel pin accessories including pin bags, display boards, cases, frames and collecting software.