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    Thanks for the guide! It was very helpful.

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    Thanks for writing this post. Very informative.

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    How do you tell the counterfeit pins of older ones which do not have the mickey background on the back. They are just plain backs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evansrle View Post
    How do you tell the counterfeit pins of older ones which do not have the mickey background on the back. They are just plain backs.
    You want to check the release date and make sure it's correct. If it's a part of a hidden Mickey collection you also want to look at the number of the pin in the collection. A lot of counterfeit pins are incorrect and there are also no spaces between the stamped writing.

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    Great thread and highly useful! Thanks to all posters. Thus ends my ebay habit!
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    Thank you!

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    Thank you for the post! I am really tired of going to WDW and seeing 75% of the cast members lanyards full of scrappers. It really takes the enjoyment out of trading when you feel like you are being ripped off.

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    What if you have pins that were made before Disney
    started doing the Mickey head background proofing?
    how do you tell then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KristieD View Post
    What if you have pins that were made before Disney
    started doing the Mickey head background proofing?
    how do you tell then?
    There are indicators for the older pins, including but not limited to: being magnetic (for the most part, they shouldn't be, though there are some exceptions), bad detail- especially the eyes of the character(s) depicted, lack of or too much of a given color, and the general indicators for any fake pins: lightweight and/or thin metal, sharp or rough edges, misspelled words, and bad enamel fill. Again, there are more indicators than these, and if a pin meets only one of these, it isn't necessarily fake or a scrapper (there is a difference between the two also).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ildar717 View Post
    There are indicators for the older pins, including but not limited to: being magnetic (for the most part, they shouldn't be, though there are some exceptions), bad detail- especially the eyes of the character(s) depicted, lack of or too much of a given color, and the general indicators for any fake pins: lightweight and/or thin metal, sharp or rough edges, misspelled words, and bad enamel fill. Again, there are more indicators than these, and if a pin meets only one of these, it isn't necessarily fake or a scrapper (there is a difference between the two also).
    Thank you for the reply Ildar
    It's a shame people feel the need to
    put all of those fakes out there for us
    to have to sift through.
    It's true that the fakes can look nice
    and make a collection seem complete
    but there is just something satisfying
    about an authentically complete
    set ◠‿◠

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    Thank You for such an informative post. Now I know the difference between a counterfeit pin and a scapper pin.

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    wow ty

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    Awesome info on this. I've always wondered the best ways to determine this. I'm glad I found this!
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