Can enamel / paint just ´fall off ´ ?

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  1. DisneyOlivia

    DisneyOlivia Member

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    So the title is relatively self explanatory. It's about a DSF pin that I received from another reputable member on this forum a LONG time ago (not even sure who it was but I know I had/have no doubts about the person's honesty) with a whole "section" between gold lines that has no colour anymore. It definitely looks like there WAS something there which has since possibly just fallen out. The pin does have other scuff marks around the same corner - I had just never noticed as I wasn't a big fan of the pin.

    Its a DSF 2010 pin and I'm not sure if it has been counterfeited / was just possibly is bad quality ?

    I would love any feedback or experiences with DSF around this time etc...

    Thanks everyone ! :lurk:
     
  2. timeerkat

    timeerkat Your Friend Who Likes To Play

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    Yes. It's rare but it can happen. I've seen pins directly from DSF that were missing parts or entire sections of the enamel. (Friar Tuck PTD was a particularly bad one).
     
  3. DisneyOlivia

    DisneyOlivia Member

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    Hmmm that's super good to know ! Thanks. I'm pretty sure it's real but if someone wants it for their collection it isn't really "pretty". Should I bin it ?
     
  4. timeerkat

    timeerkat Your Friend Who Likes To Play

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    It might be worth it to post it up for sale/trade first (as long as you're up front about the missing enamel). You never know who might be interested.
     
  5. ladyroselie

    ladyroselie Water Talent Fairy

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    I have a PP Giselle pin that did that. A piece of her dress just fell right off into my hand. It was pretty disappointing :(
     
  6. Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky Cheshirefied DPF Charter Member

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    I have a rare Alice teacup pin (35572) that I traded a LOT for many years ago. Then when I happened to look at it maybe two or three years ago, I noticed it was missing a bit of enamel in I think two spots. I don't remember the paint being missing when I first traded for it - or I wouldn't have traded all that I did for it - so I think it may have fallen out over time. :(

    i eventually found a replacement for my collection but I keep the first one in my trade bag just in case I find the right home for it. It's way too rare a pin to let go of lightly, however, even missing a bit of paint.
     
  7. sockgnome

    sockgnome Well-Known Member

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    The enamel can definitely just fall out, particularly in older Disney auctions pins, and particularly the small pieces. If you have had pins in a book for a long time and suddenly notice a section missing, look in the creases of the book- it might be there. You can super glue enamel back in if you can locate the missing piece! I've done it.
     

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