I love collecting Disney pins and I have a huge collection. This past week I found one of my Holy Grails, the WDW Atlas set complete with the map that they attach to for $475.00 on eBay. Had to have it. I get almost all my pins from eBay. Since I live so far from the parks, I have a few friends that I have made that will pick up the new ones I want and I also find all the LEs and DA pins that I covet. My collection is mostly Disney Auction and LEs as well as Jumbo pins and framed sets. I LOVE pins! I probably am up to well over 1000 pins now and still bidding on eBay. You can find some of the best stuff there, it can be quite expensive since the ones I want are the Very Rare and HTF pins. I also collect Ariel and Beauty and the Beast, castle and D-Land Hotel mostly. I want to do some trading in the Parks when we come down next trip. I have many dupes and a lot of traders, some very good LEs to trade and the usual bag of trading pins. It will be fun to go to a trading event. Nothing around here, that's for sure. No Disney in Denver! LOL!
We always get pins to commemorate each trip. I also like to collect the pins that are of DL, the lands, the attractions, etc. I find it difficult to stick to one subject, so I have many different collections. Hubby collects POTC and Pooh pins.
Just found this thread, what a great idea! Pin trading is such a habit, er, I mean hobby! It is my favorite hobby! Love those shiny little pieces of Disney Joy!