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The premier lapel pin collecting mailing list is Yahoo! Group's Pintraders Network. This group has more than 550 members, and focuses on all aspects of lapel pin collecting, including Olympic, Hard Rock Cafe, hot air balloon, sports, Disney and many other designs. For the Hard Rock Cafe pin and memorabilia collector, please visit Yahoo! Group's Hard Rock Cafe Underground. This mailing list was founded in 1994 and maintains over 1200 members! Both groups allow you to choose the most convenient method of message retrieval (individual email messages, a daily email digest or web-based).
You can join many other pin collecting mailing lists by clicking on the following links:
Hard Rock Collector: Hard Rock Cafe pins and other memorabilia (over 700 members).
HRC Middle East: Discussions about Middle Eastern Hard Rock Cafe pins (over 250 members).
Pinsmania: Hard Rock Cafe pins (over 250 members).
Pin Traders Corner HRC: Hard Rock Cafe pins (over 190 members).
Golly Badge Club 2: Robertson's Golly Badge collectors (over 270 members).
Pin Collectors Welcome: General list for pin collectors (over 150 members).
ccfpins: Cheescake Factory Pin Collecting (150 members).
Athens 2004 Pins: Athens 2004 Pin Group (80 members).
DIZnee Pins: Disney Pin Collecting (80 members).
There are a number of smaller pin collecting groups and mailing lists, and you can search for these by typing "pins" in the search field on the Yahoo Groups Home Page.