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Mike_2817 16-05-22 06:18 PM

Re Post #449 - Yes Ann has both of them as well as a badge sized Gold/Silver Brooch she used for mess 'Ladies Night' dinners when I was still serving :) I have a Coller Dog sized Gold/Silver RAOC Badge

Just to get on Thread I also have a Gold Poppy Stud I wear as well.

mike_vee 21-05-22 02:50 PM

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Just picked up a nice small poppy pin , no idea where/when it is from but it is a similar style to a "doggy" one (war dogs/PAWS/dog handler ?) I found in 2019.

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mike_vee 23-05-22 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by mike_vee (Post 579157)
On eBay a few days ago a 2006 Poppy pin went for £77.95 + £2.99 postage !

At first glance it looked genuine , right size and plain back , but on very close inspection I am sure it is a fake. I have personally seen and handled four 2006 pins , have also seen and handled at least a dozen other early dated (2007-2010) pins and they are all identical so I'm sure this isn't a genuine one.
Plenty of bidders , so price shot up but someone is going to get a surprise /shock when it arrives.

This is the first time I have spotted such a “good” fake and worry that more will start appearing on eBay.

As they say - "Buyer Beware" !

A second fake 2006 poppy pin has just gone for £102 + £2.99 postage !

There is a third one with starting bid at £30.00 which finishes tomorrow.

I'm guessing there is a batch of them around and more will start to appear , a lot of people are going to end up disappointed and out of pocket.

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Lord Willy 01-06-22 08:12 PM

What's up with the same guy posting 2006 poppy badges as soon as one ends on eBay, and it seems like he has multiple account's? He has one on now for £10.50! Clearly something wrong there.

mike_vee 02-06-22 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Lord Willy (Post 580567)
What's up with the same guy posting 2006 poppy badges as soon as one ends on eBay, and it seems like he has multiple account's? He has one on now for £10.50! Clearly something wrong there.

Post the accounts being used and members can check them out.

I'm sure they will have already been reported to the RBL and they will hopefully take action.

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mike_vee 15-06-22 10:08 AM

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While checking out the IOM motorbike pins I discovered a couple of photos of motorbike pins that I think were early Riders Branch ones.

1. Last year's excellent Riders Poppy Pin.
2. Previous motorbike/scooter pins sold at Riders Rallies etc.
3. Unusual 2012 dated motorbike with RBL on tank (rider facing opposite direction from normal) , would love to get hold of this one !
4. Possibly pre 2011 pin , leaf at 2 o'clock :confused:

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Little & Large

Just picked up this motorcycle pin , it is the same size as the I.O.M/Riders ones but doesn't have the same enamel/varnish finish.

It is the same type of badge as the larger version (bought 2 year ago) which I assume was not an "official" one.

I don't know if these are "branch" items or simply made for MC clubs/rallies ?

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mike_vee 21-06-22 03:18 PM

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The latest additions to my collection (Thanks Bob). :D

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Waterloo1815 21-06-22 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mike_vee (Post 581532)
Little & Large

Just picked up this motorcycle pin , it is the same size as the I.O.M/Riders ones but doesn't have the same enamel/varnish finish.

It is the same type of badge as the larger version (bought 2 year ago) which I assume was not an "official" one.

I don't know if these are "branch" items or simply made for MC clubs/rallies ?

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Mike,
Looking at the exhaust system on the bikes, I'd say they were Harley Davidson's, so probably HD Owners Club.
Regards,
Leo

mike_vee 22-06-22 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Waterloo1815 (Post 581980)
Mike,
Looking at the exhaust system on the bikes, I'd say they were Harley Davidson's, so probably HD Owners Club.
Regards,
Leo

Thanks , I've been told they are cheap "knock-offs" of the pins produced for the Royal British Legion (I.O.M) who sell them at the T.T and for poppy appeal.

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mike_vee 23-06-22 02:06 PM

2022
 
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Last year there were eleven of the special "double" pins :

4 x Rugby Balls
1 x Isle of Man
1 x Motorbike
1 x Overseas

1 x Manchester Bee
1 x Welsh
1 x Irish (shamrock)
1 x Golf Ball

Today this year's I.O.M and Motorbike arrived , I already have the Overseas and the Rugby Balls so am doing a lot better than last year ! ;)

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Mike_2817 23-06-22 06:40 PM

What I have heard of and am looking for in 2022 and received so far in bold
Not all are doubles!

4 x Large Rugby Ball doubles White, Blue, Green & Red (Large Red is scarce)
1 x Dated 2022 single poppy
1 x 2022 Overseas double
1 x Platinum (70th) Jubilee single
1 x Falklands War 40th single
1 x undated Isle of Man Manx double
1 x undated Motorbike double
1 x Dated Irish (Poppy & Shamrock) single [illustrated in my wants list but not yet obtained]
1 x Welsh [no details as yet]
1 x Manchester Bee [no details as yet]
1 x 2022 London Poppy Day Pin [Looking for multiple dates]


If anyone has details or pins for Ireland, Wales, Manchester or London I would like to know...

Same Golf pin as last year (undated)

mike_vee 24-06-22 10:10 AM

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The Manx and Motorbike pins were available at the T.T (29 May 2022 – 10 Jun 2022) so should start appearing on-line soon.

The Royal British Legion Republic of Ireland are hoping to have their pin (see photo) available for the Annual Somme Commemoration and Wreath Laying at Islandbridge on 9th JULY.

The Poppy/Shamrock and Poppy /Welsh Dragon pins were only available in their respective countries last year (due to supply issues) but hopefully more will be around this year.

Haven't heard or seen anything about Manchester Bee this year but as these are normally widely available for sale/donation they may start appearing nearer the Manchester Poppy Day.

The London Poppy Day pin is probably the hardest one to get hold of as they are not sold and only available to to those taking part on the day.

If I hear any more information I'll post it.

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Mike_2817 25-06-22 01:45 PM

My Post @ #461 updated thanks to Mike V

The ROI/Irish pins are available for CFR's but not PAO's to order on Poppy Appeal order site so should be OK for 9th July.

Mike_2817 05-07-22 12:43 PM

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Welsh 2022 Poppy Pins are now available for Welsh CFR/PAO's to order

If anyone sees an Irish or Welsh Pin for sale either buy it for me or let me know where...

I will refund cost plus postage via PayPal Friends or BACS

mike_vee 09-07-22 12:33 PM

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Got hold of a 2019 Overseas pin , I know there is a 2017 one I need to get but were there any earlier ones ?

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