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BWEF 14-01-17 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Shiny (Post 389795)
I think you might have your work cut out doing this, I help collect every year so had the same idea but got a real surprise at the price some of them go for.

I think I'll be saving the attached photo from eBay for this year when the odd one or two complain about the suggested donation amount.

Michael

Good God!

I have been buying these dated poppy badges at a rate of one a year ever since I first noticed them for sale on ebay. About three quid each.

2008 is the earliest of the nine I have. If only I had known I would have got 100 not one.

I expect that this means I will never get the earlier years that I now know exist.

Shiny 14-01-17 11:40 AM

I think that depends on how savy your friends are and how many have previous years pins tucked away in their man drawers that they might be willing to donate to a friend's collection :D

Mike_2817 14-01-17 05:18 PM

I have now only 2 years to locate - 2008 & 2009 and as you say Shiny, eBay is not the only source and friends & contacts sometimes do indeed have one lurking in a drawer, and picked up a 2006 example on a simple trade for some later pins.

I do in fact have several dozen of all 2011 and onwards pins ;-) as stock returns via the Poppy Appeal, and all proceeds go back into the appeal.

mike_vee 14-11-18 10:34 AM

Real or Fake ?
 
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Hi ,

I'm ex army (Artillery) and collect various poppy pins , especially the "Centenary" ones.

I have all 4 of the "Provenance metal" ones , I thought that using old artillery fuses to make objects to commemorate those who died to be very touching and appropriate.

I recently saw online a 2018 poppy ( not the usual 1918-2018 one) and was not sure if it was a genuine item issued/sold by the RBL or simply a fake/counterfeit ?

Any help/advice would be appreciated as there are so many people trying to cash in on the "Centenary".

Will post some photos of my collection at a later date.

Thanks

Mike V

mike_vee 14-11-18 11:25 AM

Fakes ?
 
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Have just seen another couple of "dodgy" pins , these are dated:
1912-2012
1913-2013

As I can see no reason why the "double dates" would be of any significance , other than to cash in on 'Centenary' , I have to assume they are another case of fakes being produced to con people.

I have contacted the RBL and given them details so they can take action over the obvious copyright breeches.

Mike V

mike_vee 17-11-18 10:53 AM

Limited Editions
 
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The four "Provenance metal" poppies and one 2018 dated "Gold Tone" poppy.

1. Flanders Fields - Did not come in 'display' box and no commemorative certificate.(Have ordered "First World War Thank You Personalised Certificate")

2. Passchendaele 100

3. Somme 100

4. First World War "Thank You" poppy.

5. "Gold Tone" 2018 - Bought in 2017 (£5.99) but then 'disappeared from RBL website (now back again at sale price of £2.99). Display box not supplied , I bought separately.

mike_vee 17-11-18 11:24 AM

Leather Poppies
 
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Although I prefer the enamel poppy pins I think the two leather versions are quite good .

The "Centenary" one comes in a small box and the "Thank You" one comes in a 'display' box complete with certificate.

Windy Millar 15-01-19 06:07 PM

poppy pins 2006-2018
 
I have a collection of dated Poppy Pins from 2006 to 2018 and am looking to sell them as a collection and am wondering if anyone knew the value of them?

mike_vee 20-01-19 10:28 AM

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I'm in the process of organizing my collection , will make an album when I get finished.

In the meantime here are a few "sets" :

1. Standard Poppies - Still looking for 2006 , 2007 and 2008.

2. Bikes and Scooters - Ride of Remembrance had 1000 scooters in 2018 , money raised goes to RBL.

3. Isle of Wight - Nice set issued by Shanklin/Ventnor Branches.

mike_vee 20-01-19 03:18 PM

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A couple more :

4. London Underground/TFL.

5. Buses and Tube trains.

From one of the staff involved ;

"We commissioned and produced the badges with our own money, had get seek approval from internal departments within TfL, as well as getting approval from the Royal British Legion to use the poppy design."

These badges aren't sold in stations , they are predominately for TFL/LU staff and all profits go to RBL. When I have bought them either the seller has made a donation or I have.

mike_vee 20-01-19 04:14 PM

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Last one for today.

engr9266 20-01-19 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by mike_vee (Post 465919)
I'm in the process of organizing my collection , will make an album when I get finished.

In the meantime here are a few "sets" :

1. Standard Poppies - Still looking for 2006 , 2007 and 2008.

2. Bikes and Scooters - Ride of Remembrance had 1000 scooters in 2018 , money raised goes to RBL.

3. Isle of Wight - Nice set issued by Shanklin/Ventnor Branches.

Thanks for showing these, I did not know about the Isle of Wright pins but I have just found a set on you know where, quite cheap, so will add to my collection soon.

Jerry

Mike_2817 21-01-19 09:27 PM

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A few of my RBL Pins you may be interested in

1914-1918 pin from Poppy Shop (limited edition)
Thank You pin via Poppy Appeal
Irish Poppy Pin via Poppy Appeal for ROI & NI (was sold in UK as well)
2018 Overseas Poppy Pin via Poppy Appeal (also 2017) for sale outside of UK

slightly larger than life!

mike_vee 22-01-19 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike_2817 (Post 466067)
A few of my RBL Pins you may be interested in

1914-1918 pin from Poppy Shop (limited edition)
Thank You pin via Poppy Appeal
Irish Poppy Pin via Poppy Appeal for ROI & NI (was sold in UK as well)
2018 Overseas Poppy Pin via Poppy Appeal (also 2017) for sale outside of UK

slightly larger than life!

PM sent

mike_vee 22-01-19 11:11 AM

Is this real ?
 
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Can anyone tell me if this is a genuine RBL issued / approved pin or simply one made for show/profit ?

It was in a 'job lot' and cost about £4.


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