Help!! How many Gaston scrappers do I have?

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How many are genuine?

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  1. Spr175psu

    Spr175psu Well-Known Member

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    So I recently picked up a second Gaston B.O.L.O cast member pin and their backs are very different and now I cannot figure out if I have 1 scrapper, 2, or if they are somehow both genuine (unlikely). Please help!!

    I am now also worried about my Yzma that I got this week since the serial is more like the one I thought was the scrapper but my headless has a serial more like the other one. I’m hoping the difference is in when they were released but I have no idea. So confused!

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  2. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    Of course it is difficult to tell from a photo.... what you are concerned about since the backs actually look very similar to me? The only oddity being the relocation of the FAC number.

    At the risk of opening myself up to the question of my Maleficent BOLO. Here are what mine look like and I have always concluded they are the real deal. They are both good quality, sound the same when gently dropped, are the same thickness, and no boarders on back. I traded for both... and if I remember correctly @AvatarAng1 traded me the Maleficent BOLO (non-dragon). Not sure if AA could provide more insight into if mine are the real deal or if he also obtained Mali through trade.

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    Spr175psu Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for replying, Anne, and this actually makes me feel a little better. My concern is that they have two completely different serial numbers, one starting with P389 and the other starting with FAC.

    Could there be two different runs of the same pin that have two different serial numbers? That might be possible, I had just never seen that before.
     
  4. hopemax

    hopemax DPF Charter Member DPF Charter Member

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    P numbers preceded the FAC numbers. But I didn't pay attention to when pins started transitioning from P's to FAC. There also used to be N numbers.

    This was a CM series that came out when "Ack! I spent too much money on pins, I can't afford to buy these boxes too." So I don't have any from this series to compare, unfortunately.
     
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    hopemax DPF Charter Member DPF Charter Member

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    The "usual suspects" aren't selling this pin on Ebay either. So that is a good sign.
     
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  6. chubs191

    chubs191 Beautiful Tomorrow Admirer

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    These pins were sold over the course of like a year and a half (maybe more), there's gonna be more than one production cycle and maybe more than one factory. I would be more concerned if your enamel was streaky more than anything. I've also never seen these scrapped. I only have one Yzma that I pulled off the trade board in Company D when they went on clearance.
     
  7. Propita

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    I long-ago got to the point that, if you can't tell a pin is fake, it might as well be real. As it is, some "fakes" have better QA than real ones. That's sad. Fortunately, most of my pins are pre-1995, so they're most likely genuine. Trading was so much fun in the late 1980s. Real trading of real pins and no worries about fakes. I remember there was one Ariel pin that was fake/fantasy--but everyone liked it so they collected it. To this day, I don't know if it was fake or not.

    I've also stopped most of my collecting--except for Boo and the Club 33 pins I've resigned myself to never getting. I need to sell off the other pins. Suggestions for this?
     

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