Etiquette is a part of daily life. There's etiquette at the family dinner table, etiquette attending a theatre event, etiquette in wirting and responding to email. Pin trading is no different. An etiquette has evolved over the years within the culture of pin trading. A wonderful article on pin trading etiquette has been published at the mypins.com pin site.
A copy of this pin trading artricle is attached to the CIPC site. The article was taken from http://www.mypins.com and the Calgary International Pin Club is grateful to help pass along this aspect of the pin trading culture to pin collectors everywhere.