Well, I need to keep pin trading I guess - mystery of the Tink Grail finally solved

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  1. Purplemandms

    Purplemandms Like the candy!

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    I don't think much is going to top this.

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    (I can't tell which one is prettier. The pin or @chubs191 's artwork. ) I just submitted my first thesis, and am absolutely exhausted, but wanted to share the news.

    Edit: we've found some differences between this pin and the pinpics listing. The seller was very kind in messaging and quick to offer a refund. What should I do?

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    Edit edit:

    Mystery solved. I'm guessing it's a reproduction based on the differences in line art. (Most notable ones circled below.) It's going back. :( There is still a good chance that it is a pre-production pin and I will be calling Disney to confirm since I found another buyer who is in the same scenario.

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  2. chubs191

    chubs191 Beautiful Tomorrow Admirer

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    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh (oh my gosh)!

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  3. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

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    *gasp!* words cannot express how fantastic that is.....

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  4. coblj003

    coblj003 DPF Charter Member DPF Correspondent

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    Wow, Congrats :)
     
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  5. AshleyV

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    Utterly gorgeous! And congrats on finishing your thesis too, I hope you get some much-needed rest. :)
     
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  6. xdattax

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    That’s a gorgeous pin! Congrats!


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  7. Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky Cheshirefied DPF Charter Member

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    Congrats!
     
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  8. CCofRR13

    CCofRR13 Well-Known Member

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    WOWSERS!!!!!!!! Congrats!!
     
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  9. timeerkat

    timeerkat Your Friend Who Likes To Play

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    WHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  10. arielsdinglehopper

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    Oh my god, she’s STUNNING! Congrats!! <3


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  11. PixiePost

    PixiePost Previously SoraPandora

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    Yessss!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!


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  12. Disneychildwithin

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    HOLY MOLY, Congrats Emily!!!
     
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  13. watzshakinbacon

    watzshakinbacon B for Belle or B for bacon?

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    Beautiful pin AND beautiful artwork!! Congrats!!

    Also congrats on finishing your thesis!


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  14. Purplemandms

    Purplemandms Like the candy!

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    Thank you all. I'd be jumping off the walls right now but these last few weeks have been rough. I'm taking off until 4 tomorrow and then it's time to start on finishing the next thesis! (2 majors, 2 thesis projects, 2 hours of sleep.) Plus a week-long conference in 2 weeks, defense in 3, and school work I've fallen behind on! So expect pretty pictures/more energy after I graduate. (Also sending grail vibes to everyone else too!!! I've got enough good pin karma to last me awhile now.)


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  15. Haunted575

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    Amazing pin! Congrats


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  16. Purplemandms

    Purplemandms Like the candy!

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    So I just noticed the differences from this pin and the pinpics listing... does anyone happen to have photos of any other iterations of this pin?

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  17. Purplemandms

    Purplemandms Like the candy!

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    Edit: found an older eBay listing..... this sadly doesn't look good.

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  18. chubs191

    chubs191 Beautiful Tomorrow Admirer

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    What does your back look like? I noticed something was off in the background, but wasn't sure.
     
  19. chubs191

    chubs191 Beautiful Tomorrow Admirer

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    I just found the listing on eBay. The back looks like it's been sloppily manufactured like its a PP pin or something. The auctions holo is badly glued on as well.
     
  20. Purplemandms

    Purplemandms Like the candy!

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    What do you think I should do? Contact the seller? It didn't come on a card or anything, and is really heavy and just looks like there is a lot of wear on the pin (I.e. Not manufactured recently)


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  21. momin.ator

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    You need to decide how much you love it.
     
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  22. chubs191

    chubs191 Beautiful Tomorrow Admirer

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    I would totally contact the seller asking them where they got it from. I would mention that it looks nothing like the pinpics pin. If there was a certificate, that would prove authenticity. The top left of the back looks like it was hastily grinded from the metal feed line.
     
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  23. slbrabham

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    Congrats on the pin. It's a beauty.
     
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  24. Abyssinian28

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    Ahhh, man, I went from about to congratulate you from feeling so bad for you as I read the thread! I'm looking around for mine so you can use it as a comparison. It's a little wild here, since we're still unpacking, but if I find it, I'll let you know.
     
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  25. Purplemandms

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    So here is what I have learned:

    * it was not purchased from Disney directly, but a dealer
    * it came on a card which the seller no longer has
    * the seller was very quick to offer a refund


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