Interview with Sarah about her collection

We were lucky enough to chat with Sarah recently about her pin collection, and she shared some fantastic photos of her growing pin collection. We think you'll love this interview!
Thank you Sarah for allowing us to interview you!
Thank you Sarah for allowing us to interview you!

To get us going, can you tell us a little about yourself?

Hey! My name is Sarah :) I'm a 33-year-old Disney loving housewife from the Pacific North West. I'm a freelance makeup artist, but my favorite job is being an auntie. 

Thanks for chatting with us! When and how did you get into pin trading?

I've always loved Disney, but in March of 2020, I started watching multiple Disney YouTubers and become way more obsessed, haha. It was quarantine; what else was I suppose to do?! Then in November of 2020, the husband and I made a trip to Downtown Disney, and I purchased my first pin! 

Before we dig into your pins, I have to ask, who are your favourite Disney YouTubers?

Nice, I've subscribed to them and will check them out! What are your main collections, and why?

Pocahontas, attractions, and anything music-related. Pocahontas is my favorite princess; she really doesn't get enough love! Attraction pins are unique. And the music of Disney movies is what started my love for Disney as a child.

A collection of Pocahontas pins!
A collection of Pocahontas pins!

Excellent, and how many pins do you have?

82....with maybe a few more on the way :p

Sarah's collection
Sarah's collection
Haha, there is always a few more on the way, isn't there! What is your favourite pin?

My 2019 Teachers Appreciation Day pin featuring Professor Owl. Disney Sing-A-Long Song tapes were my childhood. This is the only pin even to come close to highlighting them.

2019 Teachers Appreciation Day
2019 Teachers Appreciation Day
What do you like most about pin trading?

I enjoy being part of the Disney community. Yes, there can be drama, but most people are very kind and just trying to share their love of all things Disney. I also enjoy finding new pins to admire that I've never seen before. I'll watch live pin sales with no intention of purchasing but just to see what's new and exciting (or old and exciting). 

Ha, there certainly can be drama; we're a passionate bunch! If you could change one thing about pin trading, what would it be?

Resellers who purchase all the limited edition pins at launch and then selling them for exorbitant prices. All people should get to enjoy these fun releases, not just those able to drop hundreds of dollars on one pin—also, shipping prices. Pin trading would be a much more affordable hobby if every trade didn't cost so much to ship. 

Do you have any advice for someone who wants to get into pin trading?

Save your money and traders for the more rare or grail pins you really, really, want. It's easy at first to buy a ton of $5 pins from sales. Try not to. In my first few months, I regret getting excited about cheap pins that I didn't necessarily love and then realizing that I could have purchased a pin I'd appreciate more if I had just held off on them. Also, don't ever feel guilted into buying or trading a pin. I wanted to make friends with those in the community, so I tried to purchase whenever I could. I also felt guilty if I was offered a pin at a "discount" and didn't get it. It's okay to say no!


That is some excellent advice to end our interview. Thanks so much for answering our questions, Sarah. If you're a pin collector and would like us to interview you, please get in touch.

Written by tosbourn - Sunday 16 May 2021

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