If you have gotten started in collecting lapel pins, then one thing that could be fun and interesting to you would be to start trading pins. There are many people who make a hobby out of just trading the pins. Whether you want to trade only or you want to build a unique collection and you are using trading to do this, then you will need to know where to go. There are many different ways that you can trade pins. If you are lost, then here is the help you need.
The Internet is a great resource for trading lapel pins. You can find many sites that are completely dedicated to trading. Whether the site owner is willing to trade or they offer a forum where different collectors can get together to trade, this can be a great way to expand your collection since you will have access to trading pins all over the world.
If you would like to actually meet and talk with other collectors, then you could go to a hobby convention. Some conventions are focused specifically on lapel pins while others are all sorts of hobbies. Either way, you will be able to see lapel pins up for sale or trade from very unique collections. In addition, you will be able to socialize with other collectors. This is a fun way to learn stories behind pins and learn more about the collector community that you are a part of.
Finally, you may be able to just find different individuals who collect the pins. If you do find individual collectors, they may be quite interested in trading too so that they can add to and build their collection. This can be an especially helpful way to fill in gaps of pin series that you may be missing. It is also a great way to trade away any duplicates that you may have. If you are building a lapel pin collection, then one fun part of the hobby can be trading pins. This can be a way to build a bigger and more unique collection.
It can also be a way to meet different collectors and learn their interesting stories. So many hobbies are common and rather boring. However, trading pins is not something that many people do. You can have a unique collection that can represent a theme or just your personality. To do this, you will definitely want to trade pins either online, at a convention or in person.