Pin grading is subjective. Since enamel pins are handmade items, they rarely, if ever, will appear 'perfect'. I keep this in mind while creating our grading scale!
I thoroughly examine each pin on arrival and are separated from B grades by an identifier on the backing card. See below under what qualifies for a B grade to see exactly what I look for when grading. I will always do our best to send out the best pins available! If there is a major issue, please send photos and an explanation of your problem to email@example.com so I can help.
Please note that all images on the website are a digital representation and the final product may differ slightly due to physical colour reproduction, sizing and scale.
The highest quality of pin that I offer! These pins are subjectively flawless to us. If you notice any issues with your A Grade pin please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
B Grade pins have one or multiple defects exhibited below:
- Scratched plating
- Damaged plating
- Damaged plating edges
- Loose pins
- Loose pin backings
- Loose pin on pin attachment (where applicable)
- Damaged enamel
- Enamel infill
- Uneven enamel fill
- Specs inside/on top of enamel fill
- Enamel discolouring
- Misaligned screen printing
- Damaged screen printing
- Printing discolouring
- Printing lines