There is something about Disney pins that get people more excited than riding any attraction at Disney parks. There are thousands of Disney pins of movie characters and Mickey Mouse and his friends, and while most of these retail under $10, there are limited edition pins and extremely rare pins at a much higher price.
Disney pins are some of the most thrilling things to collect if you love Disney films. There are so many characters, styles, sizes, and colors that it may be difficult to know if you own a rare pin. Pins released from 1999 to 2010 are said to be worth a lot more than newer pins released today. So, searching for one of these rare pins, where only a few have been made, can be truly exhilarating!
Here are photos of just a few of the rarest Disney pins and where to find them if you're considering shelling out the cash for them!
The Super Jumbo Maleficent Dragon Gate Pin Is Heavily Sought After
Maleficent is the evil and jealous witch that curses Princess Aurora in the Disney film Sleeping Beauty. One of the most iconic scenes in the film is the final battle, where Maleficent transforms into a terrifying fire breathing dragon to battle Prince Philip.
One of the rarest Disney pins and possibly the largest is the limited edition Super Jumbo Maleficent Dragon Gate pin made exclusively by artist Guy Vasilovich. There were only 100 of these pins made, making them very rare. The pins are platinum and very large, measuring, 4.5" x 5". Disney fans can get their hands on one of these epic pins of Maleficent in her dragon form on eBay for about $1,000!
Ariel On A Carousel Is Rarely Seen
The Little Mermaid is one of the most popular and beloved Disney films. Some of the most expensive pins ever made are themed after Ariel, her singing fish and the famous sea witch Ursula. If Disney pin fanatics ever spot a pin of Ariel, they might want to take a closer look to see if they've found a gem.
A pin of princess Ariel riding a colorful seahorse can be worth upwards of $1,000 on resell sites. There are reportedly only 100 of these pins made, in a series of oversize pins, making them just as rare as the Maleficent pin mentioned above. If you are a fan of The Little Mermaid, you might want to get your hands on this one!
This Specific Alice In Wonderland Pin Can Go Upwards Of $4,o00
There are a ton of Alice in Wonderland collectibles out there, but some of the most expensive and rarest ones are Disney pins that have to do with the film's most loved characters.
If Disney pin enthusiasts are looking out for an Alice in Wonderland pin, they should keep an eye out for the one pictured above. This colorful square pin of Alice surrounded by the talking flowers that include a tiger-lily, daises, and larkspur, is being sold on eBay for a whopping $4,000. This particular pin was created by Elizabeth Gomes and are limited edition, with only 100 ever made.
Steamboat Willie Is One Of The Rarest Pins Made
Steamboat Willie is as classic as it gets when it comes to Disney. Mickey Mouse steers a steamboat down a river in 1928 black and white animated short, where we also meet his girlfriend Minnie Mouse. Steamboat Willie is known as Disney's first cartoon with synchronized sound, so finding a pin depicting Mickey as Steamboat Willie is a terrific find.
Besides its vintage look, this pin, in particular, is exciting because it includes a small diamond at the bottom. It also may be difficult to find because it was given to a cast member of Disney for 50 years. It is one of the rarest Disney pins ever and can sell for over $5,000!