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mike_vee 04-10-21 09:35 AM

Inflation !
 
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Occasionally I see a badge I already have but pop it on my "watch list" to get some idea of the latest value.

Saw this "Poppy Appeal Honorary Organiser" with a starting price of £4.99 , I thought it would probably go for £15 - £20 but with 6 bidders it eventually went for £42.07 + £3.50 postage ! :eek:

I really need to sort out my "spares box" ! :D

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mike_vee 15-10-21 07:42 AM

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Saw this "Poppy Appeal Honorary Organiser" with a starting price of £4.99 , I thought it would probably go for £15 - £20 but with 6 bidders it eventually went for £42.07 + £3.50 postage ! :eek:

Someone must be kicking themselves , another "Poppy Appeal Honorary Organiser" badge just went for £15.00 (including postage) , 30% of the price paid 10 days ago ! ;)

Another old favourite has popped up :

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VINTAGE BRITISH LEGION WELSH GUARDS BADGE/PIN
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mike_vee 02-11-21 10:35 AM

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Some recent additions:

WW1 Centenary - I've been after this one for years (thanks James)

RBLWS 90 - Not seen this one before and not sure if it was 'official' or Branch.

CNC badges - Civil Nuclear Constabulary , not sure when first produced but still being made in 2020.

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mike_vee 17-12-21 02:48 PM

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A few Branch/unofficial pins , previously certain groups were authorised/permitted to use the poppy emblem but now due to copyright issues they are either using 'variations' or else stopping producing remembrance pins.

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Mike_2817 21-12-21 08:39 PM

2021 Poppy Pins
 
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2021 has seen more 'official' Poppy Appeal Pins I feel than any other year. but it seems in smaller quantities!

In the following image I have managed to get:
As I have these pins they are not illustrated on my wants list!

Top Row:
2021 dated UK Pin
RBL 100th Anniversary Pin

Second Row:
2021 dated Overseas Poppy Pin (Not sold in UK)
2020/2021 Undated PGA Pin (Professional Golf Association unissued in 2020)
2021 dated Manchester Bee Poppy Pin (Sold at Manchester Poppy Day)

Third Row
Undated Forth Issue Rugby Pins in White, Green, Blue & Red

Bottom Row
2021 dated Irish Poppy Pin (Sold in NI & ROI only)
Undated Isle of Man Poppy Pin (Sold on IofM only)
2021 dated RBL Riders Poppy Pin (Sold via the riders branch)

Two I have yet to obtain are:
2021 Welsh Poppy Pin (illustrated)
2021 London Poppy Day Poppy (same size as 2021 UK Pin but with LPD on top of pin.

Mike_2817 21-12-21 08:58 PM

New Poppy Appeal Volunteers 15, 20 & 25 Years 'Reward Badges'
 
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The following new design Poppy Appeal 'Reward Badges' which are applied for by Poppy Appeal Organisers (PAO) have been introduced in 2021

Also illustrated are existing 30 Years plus medals and 50 Year Badge (introduced in 2016)

mike_vee 23-12-21 09:34 AM

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2021 has seen more 'official' Poppy Appeal Pins I feel than any other year. but it seems in smaller quantities!

This year there was definitely a shortage of pins being supplied to branches and some which you would have expected PoppyShop to sell were not available.

That said , with lots of e-mails , requests for help and some swaps/trades etc most have been sourced. Thanks guys.

The London Poppy Day pins are usually the hardest to find as they were not sold but only 'issued' to the Poppy Sellers who were on duty on the day.

P.S Every time I find a badge from my "wanted list" I think GREAT ! Then I discover another I don't have and the list never gets smaller. :D


NB. Although PoppyShop doesn't have a lot of this year's pins available they are already selling 2022 Dated Silver/Gold Tone Poppy Lapel Pins.

mike_vee 23-12-21 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike_2817 (Post 568193)
The following new design Poppy Appeal 'Reward Badges' which are applied for by Poppy Appeal Organisers (PAO) have been introduced in 2021

Also illustrated are existing 30 Years plus medals and 50 Year Badge (introduced in 2016)

Just when I've almost completed my "awards" collection , only need a few date bars and a 50 year badge , they go and bring out new ones ! :(

Personally I'm not too keen on the new 15/20/25 years service badges , they are very 'generic' and are too similar to other commemorative ones that have previously been sold by PoppyShop.


.....but of course I'll still want to get a hold of them. :D

A recent arrival was a 1935 "Poppy Factory Illustrated Brochure" , 40+ pages including lots of photos. Will scan it at some point in the New Year.

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mike_vee 23-12-21 10:03 AM

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Here are some Poppies I am unlikely to ever get hold of.

HMS Sutherland sailor turns ammo into fundraising poppies for Remembrance

mike_vee 07-01-22 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike_2817 (Post 568190)
2021 has seen more 'official' Poppy Appeal Pins I feel than any other year.

The last one I was waiting for finally arrived today , Royal Mail is very hit and miss at the moment , some badges have taken over 3 weeks to get here !

Pic 1 : 2021 issued.

Pic 2 : Ones I already have.

Pic 3 : Full set of Rugby Balls (top one branch/unofficial ?).

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Mike_2817 08-01-22 04:38 PM

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Nice set of four available from Scout Shop

mike_vee 08-01-22 05:11 PM

I've got the 2020 set and have the 2021 on order ;)

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Mike_2817 08-01-22 05:33 PM

Ditto here

mike_vee 12-01-22 04:24 PM

Manchester
 
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Just found a photo of the previous Manchester Bee poppy pins , the only one I haven't got is the lime green one.

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Bronzestar 13-01-22 10:01 PM

I love looking at all your poppy pins. I do have rather alot but nowhere like your collection.:)


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