- Standard: In a Standard Grade, typically any/all slight flaws will only be visible when held at an angle & will be unnoticeable when held from an arm's length in normal lighting. No flaws such as: missing enamel, deep scratches, misprinting or miscoloring will be sold as, Standard Grade. These pins will be the, "best of the batch". Common & acceptable flaws in a Standard Grade pin could be: very small pin pricks, small specks from screen printing, slight surface scratches from the polishing process, etc.
- Seconds: Seconds grade pins will have minor flaws that will not take away from the overall beauty or enjoyment of the pins. Flaws may include all items listed above (typically in greater quantity) in addition to: light scratches, scruffs, specks, pinpricks &/or (enamel) bubbles, slight screen printing &/or plating issues, etc.
- Flawed: Flawed pins will not be for sale for profit. On rare occasions, they will be sold to raise funds & awareness for different charitable organizations/causes. These pins (while still enjoyable for collectors) will be held & at times traded (w/priority to fellow creators &/or artists).
PLEASE NOTE: enamel pins are handmade products & no item will be perfect. 2D art will never translate exactly into pin form & decisions will be made throughout production to deliver the best end result possible.
The backs of pins (in their entirety) are NOT considered in the grading process (unless there is a missing or highly dysfunctional post - those pins will be considered, flawed).
Seconds & Flawed pins cannot be exchanged or returned. Standard Grade pins will be considered for exchange on a case by case basis thru photos & communications exclusively thru email via: MADAMALEEOTA@OUTLOOK.COM