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Mike_2817 07-06-19 10:03 AM

I supplied 100 pins to Knarsbough RBL to sell on their stall at Knarsbough Market on Wednesday and the almost sold out, I took 100 to the Harrogate Cenotaph D-Day 75 commemoration yesterday and did sell out, along with 60 2019 pins...

I do not sell on e-bay or other bidding sites, but do offer the odd pin here and on my military web site.

RBL 'Poppy Appeal' would do well if they created a 'Poppy Shop' on e-bay selling direct to the public those items that are for sale by PAO's where this years distribution of pins has been haphazard to say the least.

mike_vee 07-06-19 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike_2817 (Post 480461)

RBL 'Poppy Appeal' would do well if they created a 'Poppy Shop' on e-bay selling direct to the public those items that are for sale by PAO's where this years distribution of pins has been haphazard to say the least.

RBL have had an eBay shop since 2012 but they have recently (past 6 months) only really used it to auction off signed football shirts.

I completely agree that PAO's/Branches need an outlet where they can officially sell "old stock" that they have left over after Remembrance Day. Anyone selling would have to be 'registered' and all profit automatically donated to RBL.

mike_vee 07-06-19 10:18 AM

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PoppyScotland also issued a D-Day 75th Anniversary pin/badge (brooch fitting) , available from their online shop for £4.50 + postage.

Have included other pin for size comparison.

Shiny 07-06-19 04:05 PM

I suppose supply and demand will always up the price but it always makes me wonder when you see this sort of thing particularly when some people complain about the suggested amount in November

Mike_2817 07-06-19 04:54 PM

I have to say that many people put in £5 & £10 notes as well as a few £20's for a poppy pin in November and others moan about it!

As you know Poppy Sellers in November are not allowed to state a fixed price and only suggest £2 for a pin, and yes some put in less...

Frank Kelley 07-06-19 08:16 PM

Does anyone know if these poppies were manufactured in Great Britain, it is a little disturbing to even consider that the hallowed sand from Arromanches might have been processed elsewhere.


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Originally Posted by Frank Kelley (Post 479406)
Just out of interest, are these poppies actually made in Great Britain like the Somme poppies were?

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Originally Posted by BWEF (Post 479156)
My poppy arrived today, the card dedicates it to Marine Cyril Bainbridge who died on 6th June 1944.

Due to the wonders of the internet I found that he was in 47 RM Commando, aged 23 and from Old Basford, Nottingham.

http://forum.commandoveterans.org/cd...list/1371.page


mike_vee 08-06-19 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Frank Kelley (Post 480515)
Does anyone know if these poppies were manufactured in Great Britain, it is a little disturbing to even consider that the hallowed sand from Arromanches might have been processed elsewhere.

I have not found any information about who manufactuered these or where they were made.

The 4 "Centenary" pins (Flanders Fields , Passchendaele 100 , Somme 100 and Thank You) were made by TMB Art Metal of London and each came with a small "Provenance Certification" card , the D-Day 75 ones do not have any information with them.

The fact that Poppy Shop/RBL make no mention about where these were made is strange , I will e-mail them but don't think I'll get a response as they would not want negative publicty if they were manufactuered overseas.

Frank Kelley 08-06-19 04:21 PM

It is really annoying to think that particular sand might have been on a trip "east" before being mixed with the black enamel.:(


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Originally Posted by mike_vee (Post 480562)
I have not found any information about who manufactuered these or where they were made.

The 4 "Centenary" pins (Flanders Fields , Passchendaele 100 , Somme 100 and Thank You) were made by TMB Art Metal of London and each came with a small "Provenance Certification" card , the D-Day 75 ones do not have any information with them.

The fact that Poppy Shop/RBL make no mention about where these were made is strange , I will e-mail them but don't think I'll get a response as they would not want negative publicty if they were manufactuered overseas.


Frank Kelley 11-06-19 07:52 PM

One enterprising seller on ebay has some available at a buy it now price of £29.99.


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Originally Posted by Shiny (Post 480412)
What on earth am I missing?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F133074199573

Our branch now has these and like everyone else they are £3 each.

On the subject of official sellers on eBay, my PAO keeps telling me that he has been told he is not allowed to put pins etc on it or any similar site, he is only supposed to collect within our branch area and is supposed to report any that he sees.

Michael


mike_vee 12-06-19 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Frank Kelley (Post 480953)
One enterprising seller on ebay has some available at a buy it now price of £29.99.

At the moment there are 6 different sellers with the cheapest being £5.00 , another at £20.00 and 3 taking 'bids'. Only 1 of the sellers (bids up to £8.50) has stated that 100% profits going to RBL , all the others do not mention the charity at all !

I pointed out the ridiculous prices being asked to the RBL , I also questioned where the D-Day 75 lapel pins were made . Their response was ;

"Thanks for bringing this to our attention, i will forward this over to poppy appeal."

I won't hold my breath waiting for a reply.

mike_vee 12-06-19 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Frank Kelley (Post 480953)
One enterprising seller on ebay has some available at a buy it now price of £29.99.

Perhaps I should become an enterprising seller :D , someone is offering 4 'provenance metal' pins :
1. Flanders Fields
2. Somme 100
3. Passchendaele 100
4. Battle of Britain 75th anniversary (4th in set is actually Centenary 'Thank You')

And they are only asking for £799.00 ! :eek:

I bought all of mine directly from RBL and would never sell them for profit

Frank Kelley 12-06-19 12:48 PM

I would just be interested to know where those D Day lapel poppies were actually made, it is rather strange that there is absolutely nothing whatsoever included that gives the answer, all the more so, given the lack of publicity when compared to the Somme poppies and the other similar.



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Originally Posted by mike_vee (Post 480999)
At the moment there are 6 different sellers with the cheapest being £5.00 , another at £20.00 and 3 taking 'bids'. Only 1 of the sellers (bids up to £8.50) has stated that 100% profits going to RBL , all the others do not mention the charity at all !

I pointed out the ridiculous prices being asked to the RBL , I also questioned where the D-Day 75 lapel pins were made . Their response was ;

"Thanks for bringing this to our attention, i will forward this over to poppy appeal."

I won't hold my breath waiting for a reply.


mike_vee 13-06-19 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Frank Kelley (Post 481013)
I would just be interested to know where those D Day lapel poppies were actually made, it is rather strange that there is absolutely nothing whatsoever included that gives the answer, all the more so, given the lack of publicity when compared to the Somme poppies and the other similar.

RBL say they were made in the UK but no specific details.

Frank Kelley 14-06-19 07:26 PM

I think I will believe them, I certainly would like to, well, I did subsequently buy one, after watching last weeks very moving events in Portsmouth and in Normandy and I am really pleased with it, a most handsome and nicely made little poppy.

mike_vee 20-06-19 09:17 AM

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Two new commemorative pins available from Poppy Shop , Battle of Imphal and Battle of Kohima.

mike_vee 03-07-19 05:13 PM

Lucky find
 
Saw a large joblot of mainly charity pins and partially hidden in the middle of them was ...........a 2006 poppy pin.

There were no bids yet and there was "make an offer" , so offer /counter offer/accepted/deal done. Got the lot for £20.00 :D

Next day the seller sent a message , another buyer who had just missed out had sent him multiple messages wanting him to ask if I would consider selling the poppy as he wanted it for his "son's collection".;)

Seller told me he checked out the other buyer and he was a badge dealer !


Now all I need to do is find 2007 and 2008 pins. :(

mike_vee 10-07-19 08:35 AM

RBL -ROI Poppy/Shamrock Pin
 
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"RBL-ROI are delighted to introduce a new pin commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the start of WW2 and particularly acknowledging the contribution of Irish men and women in that conflict."

" Available online for suggested donation €3 each + €2 IE & NI p&p (for up to 10), €3 rest of world."

These can be ordered via a PayPal link on their Facebook page , be sure to state Code 'WW2' and how many you want.

Mike_2817 10-07-19 04:35 PM

Have some on order

mike_vee 15-07-19 12:58 PM

Mine arrived today , excellent badge , same size as RBL WW1 Centenary , will be a great addition to any collection.

mike_vee 18-07-19 10:32 AM

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Spotted a British Legion 15 year award brooch (was simply listed as 'poppy brooch') and thought it could replace the one I already have.

Wasn't really paying attention to detail but when it arrived today I discovered it is a different version , double poppy flower.

Nice addition to my set. :)

mike_vee 01-08-19 01:08 PM

10 o'clock or 11 o'clock ?
 
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Originally Posted by Shiny (Post 389839)
I seem to have a 10 o'clock and an 11 o'clock one

Rearranging pins to fit 2006 in I spotted something I hadn't noticed before.:confused:

I define 10 o'clock as having leaf starting at join of poppy petals (low leaf) and 11 o'clock as having leaf midway up top petal (high leaf).

Undated pins
Small - 10 and 11
Medium - 10 and 11

Dated pins
2011 - 11 o'clock only
2012 - 10 and 11
2013 - 10 and 11
Centenary double dated - 10 only
2019 - 10 only

The Poppy Shop website currently has small and medium pins with 11 o'clock leaf and as was pointed out earlier in this thread the 2011 pin was only available from Poppy Shop , so is it possible that at some point Poppy Shop was using a different supplier/manufacturer for items sold in the shops ?

mike_vee 02-08-19 01:40 PM

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Latest additions.

mike_vee 17-08-19 01:49 PM

Full Circle
 
Another 'browsing' find , a lot simply labeled "metal pin badges' comprising about 40 charity pins. In among them was ....... a 2008 poppy pin ! :)

Got the lot for £2.70 + £1.06 postage , so total cost £3.76 (less than Poppy Shop charge to post 1 pin).

They arrived today and when going through them I found a 2009 pin :eek: , first thought was I need to wear my glasses before buying things but at the bottom of the package was the 2008 one. :D

So why full circle ?
Well , in January I posted that I was "Still looking for 2006 , 2007 and 2008" and now I have the full set ....plus spares from 2009-2018 including the elusive 2005(?) micro/stud (most were in joblots containing other badges I was after).

My next goal is to get the oval 'centenary' ones I'm missing. :(

mike_vee 31-08-19 01:11 PM

Full set plus 'variations'
 
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Now that I have finally got a complete set of poppies I have found out that I also have some that are do not appear in most 'standard' sets.

1. Stud/micro - First official pin issued circa 2005.

2. Mini (2 O'clock leaf) - Not official RBL but 'possibly' an early authorised item ?

3. Small undated - 2 O'clock , 10 O'clock and 11 O'clock leafs.

4. Medium undated - 10 O'clock and 11 O'clock leaf.

5 . 2012 - Standard dated 'split' poppy with 10 O'clock leaf .
...............Dated 'full' poppy with 10 O'clock leaf (full enamel , no metal 'splits').
...............Dated 'split' poppy with 11 O'clock leaf.

6. 2013 - Same 3 as 2012.

7. 2016 - Standard double dated poppy.
..............Standard double dated poppy , colour variation (quality control issue ?). These were definitely supplied to some RBL Poppy sellers.

Are these all genuine RBL poppies ?

The 2012 and 2013 'full' poppies were bought from local Poppy seller/stand , I have had them since they were issued (wasn't buying from eBay at that time). The following years 2014-2018 and the 2019 pins no longer have the 'split' poppy.

The 2012 and 2013 pins with 11 O'clock leaf (and 'split') are the same as the 2011 one and the small and medium undated pins currently on sale directly from Poppy Shop.

N.B - I also have a 'dodgy' set of eight dated pins ! :eek:


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Mike_2817 31-08-19 01:33 PM

Thanks to Mike V who pointed out a 'Buy It Now' 2008 Pin @ £20 (Postage Free) I also now have a complete set. Well done Mike for getting your at such a good price. I also think mine was a fair price as well, but would still pick up a spare at the right price.

I know I have surplus dated pins from 2010 onwards in the office plus 'Poppy Appeal' special sets and some undated examples which are returns from shops & poppy sellers after each poppy appeal, which I am now mounting examples onto a cork board for sale during this years appeal.

Mike, stand by for a e-mail re missing variation examples in my collection. I know I want a small stud poppy for a friends collection, and I have a 2018 'Overseas' Poppy example for you.

mike_vee 24-09-19 09:43 AM

New pin
 
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Spotted this new "Commonwealth Pin Badge" on Poppy Shop site a couple of days ago ......... but it was 'out of stock' . Set up an e-mail alert for when it became available.

Got e-mail this morning and immediately placed order , within 1 minute it was again showing 'out of stock' and is not yet available on RBL eBay site.

Edit : I am signed up with Poppy Shop to get e-mail when new products come out but never get any information/alerts. :mad:

mike_vee 26-09-19 12:06 PM

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New pin arrived today , larger than expected but a nice one.

I really can't understand the mentality of the RBL/Poppy Shop , this badge is no longer "out of stock" .......... it is now not even showing up on their website !

There has already been the fiasco of the 2019 poppy pin and the D-Day75 pin not being sold by Poppy Shop and ending up only being available to most people on eBay for ridiculous prices (they are now being sold on eBay in 3's and even 10's !).

If they are going to produce these items then they need to have them available to RBL members and the general public . :mad:

mike_vee 08-10-19 12:06 PM

Remember Together Lapel Pin
 
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Another "commemorative" pin from RBL , price £29.99 + p&p.

"The Royal British Legion have produced this Remember Together Lapel Pin with 53 facets, representing each of the 53 Commonwealth countries."

Not one that I'll be buying , I'd rather they had made a better version of the "Commonwealth Pin Badge" as this one looks like cheap 'costume jewellery'.

It does come with a "Commemorative Certificate" dedicated to individual Commonwealth service men who lost their lives.

jermil 15-10-19 07:26 PM

RBL Jersey poppy pins
 
Have you seen the Jersey poppy pins? There are quite a few variations

jermil 15-10-19 07:31 PM

Jersey pins
 
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A few from my collection

mike_vee 16-10-19 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by jermil (Post 489947)
Have you seen the Jersey poppy pins? There are quite a few variations

Think I've got a couple , they always look well made.

Nice collection , thanks for posting ,I'm still concentrating on the RBL sets especially the Centenary ones .

mike_vee 04-11-19 09:50 AM

Silly money !
 
Although I now have the full set of dated pins I keep an eye out for bargains in joblots/mis-named items etc.

Prices for early dated pins are getting ridiculous :

Yesterday after a 'bidding war' a 2006 pin sold for £275.00 ! :eek:

Today a different seller is offering one (buy it now) for £250.00 :eek:

2007 + 2008 pins are being offered with starting prices of £70.00 each.

I may have ended up spending hours searching listings but , after checking back , I ended up getting all 3 early pins (plus other joblot stuff) for a total of just under £45.00 ! :D

mike_vee 09-11-19 03:01 PM

Latest additions.
 
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Yesterday I received 4 excellent Cullybackey Branch RBL pins (Thanks Alistair , donation made) and also some 'Poppy Head' pins from London.

It seems to me that 'RBL Riders' branches have access to a lot of pins that are never available via Poppyshop which is a shame as I think they would be quite popular.

Tigger84 19-11-19 11:08 AM

Hi I'm hoping someone can help I have been getting the dated poppy pins for my children from the year they were born. I'm looking for 1 2010 pin and 2 2012 pins. Thanks

mike_vee 30-11-19 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Tigger84 (Post 492777)
Hi I'm hoping someone can help I have been getting the dated poppy pins for my children from the year they were born. I'm looking for 1 2010 pin and 2 2012 pins. Thanks

Sorry , hadn't spotted your post , I have 1 x 2012 if you still need it.

mike_vee 30-11-19 03:10 PM

2019 Specials + Branches
 
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Latest batch :

1. RMP 2019 - Excellent pins , have from 2015.

2. TFL 2019 - 3 of this years selection.

3. "Paw" poppy - Don't know who/when it was produced.

4. Isle of Man 2019 - Have also motorbikes/triskelion with poppy wreath.

5. RBL Northern Ireland 2000 , RBL Ypres 11/11/11 , RBLS "Paisley Comrades".

Royal 02-12-19 05:32 PM

I've never considered that these might be collectable!

Are the dated LPD (London Poppy Day pins) also collectable?

Mike_2817 02-12-19 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Tigger84 (Post 492777)
Hi I'm hoping someone can help I have been getting the dated poppy pins for my children from the year they were born. I'm looking for 1 2010 pin and 2 2012 pins. Thanks

I need to check tomorrow, but I think I may be able to do all 3 pins in one go

Mike C

mike_vee 03-12-19 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Royal (Post 493855)
I've never considered that these might be collectable!

Are the dated LPD (London Poppy Day pins) also collectable?

Everything is collectable ! :D I only have 2 LPD pins but if I see others I'd want them.

When the first 'dated' poppy pin was produced in 2006 it probably wasn't considered "collectable" but is now going for £100+.

Royal 04-12-19 08:06 AM

Well I've got them all from 2010 onwards but I'd feel a fraud looking for older ones as I wasn't there on the day...


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