Wednesday, 20 October 2010

20/10: Pin Meet - Ideas/Interest Wanted

A couple of readers have suggested that it would be good to meet up and trade some pins. This would be a completely unofficial get-together and allow us to put faces to names we have come across during the year. How do you feel about a meet somewhere in London at the back end of November? There's no budget so don't expect a lavish venue!! Suggestions have been the Museum of London or the View Tube at Stratford, but I'm open to ideas. It doesn't matter if it's 2 or 3 of us, or whether we can pack out Wembley, I'd be interested to know if anyone would like to join in.

You can add comments to this blog post or drop me an email at I'll give it a week or so and then see what the consensus is.

Sorry to those of you who aren't based around London, but we have to start somewhere. Hopefully if we get enough interest to get a sponsor on board (and some of them read this blog), then maybe we can get more adventurous in the New Year. Maybe even something 'official' (whatever that means) for the 500 DTG in March.

So, let me know what you think and I'll see what can be arranged.


Alan Christensen said...

It may be worth creating a Linkedin group for the pin collectors around the world.

Pippin said...

Paul, yes, please, count me in. Pippin

Bill said...

Linkin would be good

Robert said...

Linkin would be good. I agree with Bill. But still go ahead with the meet.

Tom said...

No problem with linkedin but there is a huge pin trading network already in existence on yahoo groups. Best place for all pin trading news.

Pippin said...

I'll vote for the View Tube at Stratford for a first pin meet. It's normally open 7 days per week from 9.00am to 5.00pm, but it may shut early if the weather is not too good.

This could limit our meeting to a week-end, though, as I doubt many people would turn up during a week-day afternoon.

For the time being, let's discount Wembley!