The Rusty Pin is run by me, Alice, a London-based cultural historian, and collector. Having collected all sorts of popular culture trinkets over the years, I have finally settled on the humble pin badge. 

My background is in the history of the counterculture. I worked at the V&A for 5 years in the archives, cataloguing, photographing, and conserving objects. 

We also offer a selection of vintage music patches and vintage badges from pop culture, biker culture and politics, and film.


All pins are good quality and original pieces dating predominantly from the 1970s and 1980s. 

A curated collection of badges and pins is updated regularly here.

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