You've seen the sticker probably dozens of times over on your vintage cameras and lenses, but are you familiar with their history?
They're as much part of a marketing campaign as they are a quality assurance effort: many products coming out of Japan were regarded by the rest of the world as cheap and inferior--an assessment that may have been accurate in decades past, unlike today.
Though many products improved over time, the perception of their inferior quality remained, so these stickers are part of a campaign by Japanese companies, along with the Japanese government, to help change that perception.
Now you can wear this lapel pin to show off your affinity for quality Japanese photographic equipment to your fellow photographers.
- 1" / 25mm Length
- Gold-colored plating
- 10mm pin post
- Deluxe locking clutch
- ShootFilmCo-approved quality assurance
2018 HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES
ABOUT SHIPPING TIMES: USPS First Class Mail and First Class Mail International can take from 7 to 21 business days, but USPS DOES NOT guarantee these times. The shipping deadlines detailed below are only recommendations provided by USPS and take into account our added packaging and handling times.
FOR PATCHES, STICKERS, PINS, NOTEBOOKS, AND ZINES:
|USA (Lower 48).....||December 12th 5:00pm PDT|
|Alaska.....||December 18th 5:00pm PDT|
|Hawaii.....||December 13th 5:00pm PDT|
|APO/FPO (Military Mail).....||December 9th 5:00pm PDT|
|International (all countries).....||December 3rd 5:00pm PDT|
FOR SHIRTS, HATS, AND HOODIES, DRINKWARE:
|USA (Lower 48, AK & HI)......||December 10th 12:00pm EST|
|International (all countries).....||November 25th, 12:00pm EST|
I ship WORLDWIDE from California!
ALL orders include tracking for FREE
ALL orders over $49.99 ship for FREE to the whole world
All packages are sent using U.S.P.S. First Class Package service and include tracking for FREE. Tracking information is emailed automatically when your package ships. Packages are shipped in rigid stay-flat mailers to protect your gear. Other items that require padding, such as lapel pins, ship in padded envelopes for better protection.
Within U.S.A.: Starts at $3.21 USD
Outside of U.S.A*.: Starts at $4.59 USD
Heavier packages will go up in price incrementally; the most accurate way to get an exact price on shipping is to fill your cart with everything you want to buy and then fill out your shipping information. You will be given your total, including shipping, before you pay.
You'd have to order a lot of patches for the shipping prices to start rising--patches and stickers are very light. BUT:
Orders over $49.99 USD ship for FREE. No coupon codes needed. It's automatic.
Gift cards are delivered via email, along with instructions on how to redeem it. No physical gift card is created or shipped.
* Customs, Duties, and Taxes
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