How Do I Decide What Vintage Pins to Buy for Hey Viv?

How Do I Decide What Vintage Pins to Buy for Hey Viv?

Posted by Vivian Vassar on 11th Mar 2022

Recently I went to Baltimore on a buying trip (and to go the American Visionary Art Museum - so cool) I shopped all the vintage shops I could find and lucked into a super trove of vintage pins.  I'm in the process of listing them now.

So, what do I look for when I buy pins?  I have to sell them after all (except for maybe one or two I keep for myself) so here's how I decide what styles will sell. 

I always snap up Classic 50's Circle Pins like the  Heart Shaped Pin in the picture below.   They are popular as a token of love or friendship. And this heart shaped one is a bit unusual with the floating pearl. Circle pins look good on a sweater, blouse, or collar. If you're going to a 50's dance you've got to get pinned!

I can't go wrong with Animal Pins. This Owl Pin will appeal to someone who collects owls or someone who likes figural pins. Or this Basket of Chirping Birds - who can resist a pin with a cute theme, plus it has lots of detail work. These pins appeal to all kinds of animal lovers and collectors. These detailed pins look best worn on a jacket lapel so you can appreciate the whimsey up close. 

Please check out our latest Vintage Pins  See if you can find your favorite bird, butterfly, flower, or statement pin. 

"Vintage Charm for your Modern Style" at Hey Viv !