MELBOURNE 2006 PIN COLLECTORS
A quick "How to Guide" for new collectors
A huge amount of
effort goes into making a pin!
The Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games has Official
and Unofficial sports. Pin collecting is know by many as the
unofficial sport of any great sporting event, and yet again
pin collectors have found new pins for the Melbourne 2006
BUT.....What is it all about?
Hopefully we can give you an
answer to understand just what a wonderful event pin collecting
Fun with pins and enjoy collecting
Pin Collecting is more than
just capturing the ownership of a little metal badge.
The magic of pins and the ability
to create and develop Friendship and Harmony
Pin collecting brings together
people and nations in an exchange of gifts - breaking down
and cultural or language barriers and the joy of meeting and
exchanging an item with someone you did not know a few minutes
of pins but what to collect?
There are many categories for
pin collecting. Here are a few that you may like as ideas
to get you started -
Special event / limited edition release
Torch Relay / Queens Baton relay
NOC / CGA (National Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games
Athlete pins (also called NOC / CGA)
Internal (M2006 Issued and not for sale)
Some collectors who collect flag pins for example
try and collect every single flag pin issued at the event.
What is your favorite and what
are you going to collect?
Be Polite - Wait your turn
Smile and enjoy yourself
Be Fair as you both want to be happy about the trade
Thank the other person when you have finished your trade or
Interrupt another trade - its not a nice thing to do
Don't rush a trade
Don't beg for a pin
Don't ask for a pin without offering the opportunity for a
trade in return
Always treat others the way
that you would want to be treated and respect the athletes
when asking for pins