Standard/A grade pins are pins that have virtually no flaws. However, keep in mind that they are still made by hand by highly skilled workers in my partner factories in China. For that reason, the pins might present some tiny flaws like dots, dents in the metal, bits of dust or slight underfilling/overfilling. Most of those very small defects are not visible unless you are very close to them.
Rest assured that each pin is sifted through carefully and I will make sure to send the best quality possible!
Seconds/B grade pins are items that have noticeable flaws/imperfections at first glance, for that reason they are being sold at a discount. Flaws vary greatly: dark spots in light enamel, larger dents or scratches, inconsistencies in line thicknesses, missing colour or wrong colour, dust trapped in the enamel, etc.
They are never huge errors and therefore the pin can still be enjoyed and we avoid wasting!
Last updated on January 9th, 2022.