Heat usually does the trick.
Here's another method in case of future need:
If you plan to have the frame repainted and don't want the seatpin, fill the seat tube with caustic soda solution, replacing the solution every 24 hours or so. Within a week the seat tube will have dissolved in the caustic solution. It will also dissolve paint but doesn't affect the steel frame. This is a slow but good method as there's no risk of damaging a precious frame. You'll need to block up the lower end of the seat tube first. Best not to try this method with an alloy frame though...
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