Grading Guide

PINS

☆.。.:*Picky Collector Grade VS Standard Grade VS Second Grade.。.:*☆
Pins can be Excellent, Standard or Second according to their quality and amount of imperfections. But they are all beautiful the same, since defects can make them unique!
Everyone has a personal way to see defects and a different system of grading, that's why they may vary from maker to maker.

 

~Picky Collector Grades~

☆A+ Grade:

A plus, are the closest to being perfect in quality but still may or may not contain minor unnoticeable flaws.
✦Light and small scuffs/dents
✦Few little air bubbles in the transparent enamel

~Standard Grades~

☆A Grade:

A, are almost perfect in quality, but still have small flaws noticeable only under a strong light.
✦From light to medium scuffs/dents
✦Few air bubbles in the transparent enamel
✦Very small and unnoticeable parts of uneven enamel
✦Slightly crooked frame

☆A- Grade:
A minus, are still very beautiful pins, but with more little imperfections noticeable only from close up if examined.
✦Medium scuffs/dents
✦Air bubbles in the transparent enamel
✦Small but noticeable parts of uneven/lifted/overfilled enamel
✦Slightly crooked frame
✦Small dust/color specks

~Second Grades~

☆B+ Grade:

B plus have more defects compared to the standard ones, but they are more noticeable from a certain distance and lighting/angles.
That's why they have a little discounted price.
✦Scuffs/dents/scratches
✦Multiple air bubbles in the transparent enamel
✦Uneven/lifted/overfilled enamel
✦Slightly crooked frame
✦Dust/color specks

☆B Grade:
B have imperfections noticeable at first sight.
That's why they have a discounted price.
✦Large amount of Scuffs/dents/scratches
✦Multiple large air bubbles in the transparent enamel
✦Uneven/lifted/overfilled enamel
✦Slightly crooked frame
✦Dust/color specks
✦Very small missing enamel or misplaced color


Every grade has different degrees of imperfections and the perfect pin does not exist since they are all handmade.
Please keep this in mind as you are ordering!

STICKERS

☆.。.:*Standard Grade VS Second Grade.。.:*☆
The stickers can be Standard or Second according to their quality and amount of imperfections.
Everyone has a personal way to see defects and a different system of grading, that's why they may vary from maker to maker.

~Standard Grades~

Standard grade are the closest to being perfect in quality but still -may or may not- contain minor flaws.

✦Slightly crooked cuts
✦Soft misalligned cuts
✦Small printing imperfections/specks

~Second Grades~

A second grade sticker/sticker sheet has more defects compared to the standard ones.

That's why they have a little discounted price.
✦Severe crooked cuts
✦Uneven printed colors
✦Large misalligned cuts
✦Small-Large dots/specks of ink


Every second grade sticker/sticker sheet has different degrees of imperfections.
Please keep this in mind as you are ordering