Seconds pins are pins that have small flaws, so they are available for a cheaper price. The third and fourth photos have some zoomed-in examples of some of the types of flaws you may see in your seconds pins.
Each seconds pin may have one or more of these flaws:
- excess enamel on the edge of the pin
- misplaced enamel splotches
- small areas missing enamel
- dust and dark marks
- other small errors or marks
The majority of the pins that I have designated as seconds may be largely indistinguishable from a normal pin. I tend to grade my pins pretty harshly, and I tend to count small scratches and bits of dust as seconds grade quality. However, there is a chance that you will get a pin with a more noticeable flaw, such as small sections of missing enamel, or miscoloured enamel splotches.
You cannot choose which type of flaw you will receive. It is random chance.
Not all of my designs are available as seconds, and some designs are only available in very limited quantities.
I’ve got a few acrylic pins available as seconds too - the flaws on those are a slight dimple or shininess on the print, visible from certain angles, where the glue for the posts has affected the print a little.
So happy with the pieces overall, fast postage especially considering its Christmas time. Quality packaging too! Ensured everything arrived damage free. Looking forward to seeing more pieces from you Jesse.
Got it as a gift for a cat lover friend and she loved it! She sent me photos and the quality of work seemed excellent from what I could see! Will definitely order from Jesseirwinart again!
Pin received quickly and is of excellent quality. I can’t find why it’s a second. Would buy from again. Thank you