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mike_vee 24-01-22 11:40 AM

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Picked up this one to go with the 2021 poppy/dragon pin.

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mike_vee 26-01-22 10:33 AM

London Ambulance Service
 
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Saw a small lot of what I thought were the 2021 "Royal British Legion 100 years" badges , there were 2 of them but also some "RBL 100 LAS 2021" ones !

The lot arrived this morning and it is excellent pin that I thought I had missed .

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mike_vee 27-01-22 01:52 PM

Great !
 
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This badge was delivered today !

Mike_2817 27-01-22 06:56 PM

Received my 2 Welsh Poppy Pins as in Post #362 courtesy of Mike Vee

Centenary Welsh pin looks Yellow but turns out to be Gold coloured

Thank you Mike for your continued support.

mike_vee 28-01-22 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike_2817 (Post 570963)
Received my 2 Welsh Poppy Pins as in Post #362 courtesy of Mike Vee

Centenary Welsh pin looks Yellow but turns out to be Gold coloured

Thank you Mike for your continued support.

The pins came directly from an RBL branch in Wales . :)

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mike_vee 30-01-22 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by mike_vee (Post 568278)
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.

Last year the dated Poppy Pins came out in May due to the RBL Centenary , I wonder what reason they will give for PoppyShop selling 2022 dated pins in January !

I know Branches benefitted from selling dated pins during Poppy Week but if they are readily available for 10 months who is going to be buying them in November . :confused:


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Mike_2817 30-01-22 06:11 PM

Earlist I have seen one!
£5 plus £3.99 is a bit steep for some people! I will keep an eye on the Poppy Appeal portal...

No new Rugby Poppy Pins for 6 Nations as yet.

mike_vee 30-01-22 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike_2817 (Post 571210)
No new Rugby Poppy Pins for 6 Nations as yet.

Are the set from 2021 not for the 6 Nations ?

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Mike_2817 31-01-22 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by mike_vee (Post 571213)
Are the set from 2021 not for the 6 Nations ?

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Yes but they are unavailable from Aylsford and I never got any Red pins for Wales

mike_vee 31-01-22 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike_2817 (Post 571256)
Yes but they are unavailable from Aylsford and I never got any Red pins for Wales

Sorry Mike , I misunderstood your post ! :o

I've heard that some English branches even had problems getting White pins . :eek:

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Mike_2817 31-01-22 09:28 PM

Some Appeals got no 100th anniversary pins and little or no dated pins...

Aylsford Order Portal as you today have no Dated 2022 pins or Rugby Pins to order.

mike_vee 01-02-22 02:29 PM

Just double checked and discovered I ordered my 2021 poppy pin from PoppyShop on 20th February but assumed they were doing that because of the Centenary in May . This year just seems ridiculously early and not good for PAO's/Branches.

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mike_vee 02-02-22 08:50 AM

Fakes !
 
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A seller I have previously posted about is now getting ridiculous !

He is offering a fake set of 2006/2007/2008 poppy pins , he claims to have "12 kilo,s of different ones i purchased from a liquidation sale.!" which means he's had batches made (probably in China). The fact he has included a tape measure , which shows they are the wrong size , indicates he knows nothing about these pins.


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mike_vee 02-02-22 11:09 AM

I have informed RBL and "Help for Heroes" (10% of the sale of this item will benefit Help for Heroes) about this listing and also reported it to eBay !


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mike_vee 03-02-22 09:27 AM

Legion Companion
 
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I picked up this badge in 2019 (there is also a silver tone version) but had no idea if it was an official badge , a branch item or a commericial/souvenir pin.

Yesterday I spotted one on eBay (sold very quickly !) , it came with a card/booklet(?) which shows it was an official badge.

I still don't know the who or why but wonder if it was given to donors like the "Poppy Supporter" badge today ?

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