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Mike_2817 12-01-17 07:37 PM

Poppy Appeal Pins
 
I'm am attempting to collect pins supporting the RBL Poppy Appeal, and will be starting a Gallery when I have time.

At the moment I am looking for 2007 to 2010 Poppy Pins (not sure if there was an earlier 2006 pin or not)

So if anyone can help please, please let me know.

BWEF 12-01-17 09:20 PM

They frequently turn up on ebay.

Mike_2817 12-01-17 09:38 PM

Not as often as you think mate. later ones yes.

Mike_2817 12-01-17 10:12 PM

Have made a start on my first album;

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...p?albumid=3095

More images to follow...

Shiny 13-01-17 09:23 AM

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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

Mike_2817 13-01-17 10:37 AM

I live in hope. I have pins from 2010 onwards, and now have confirmation that there was a 2006 example. As well as the earlier undated examples with 10am & 2pm leaves.

I have 2011 onwards to trade.

54Bty 13-01-17 01:02 PM

The information I had from the RBL is: The official RBL metal enamelled pins started in 2010 a little smaller and slightly different than the next one in 2011 both undated. The larger dated pins started in 2012.

There are numerous dated pins available, but, I am told they are not RBL pins.

Just looked in your poppy album, my local Post Office may still have some of the pins in your image.

Marc

Mike_2817 13-01-17 03:14 PM

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Earlier dated pins were sold via the RBL Poppy Shop at that time still located at Aylsford, but not distributed to PAO's which is why earlier dates were in smaller batchs.

First official pin was a small 'Poppy Stud' issued circa 2005 followed by a undated pin with 2 O'clock leaf in 2006 till 2010 and were available in singles via the shop or in bags of 50 at a discount for branch fundraising. [card 1]

The leaf changed to the 11 O'clock position in 2011 which was still only available via the shop in singles (only the undated pins were sold in bags of 50 and were till 2015) [card 2] (not complete)

From the 2012 Poppy Appeal PAO's & CFR's could order limited amounts of dated pins for sale in support of the Poppy Appeal and these were provided FOC instead of having to buy them via the Poppy Shop, with all profits banked via the Poppy Appeal [card 3]

From 2014 larger WW1 Centenary Pins were issued in support of the Poppy Appeal and will be till 2018 [card 4]

Which way the poppy pin will go in 2019 is not yet known.

These images will be added to Album.

I am a PAO and have received pins from 2011 from either the Poppy Shop or direct from Poppy Appeal in Aylsford.

engr9266 13-01-17 03:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike_2817 (Post 389761)
I'm am attempting to collect pins supporting the RBL Poppy Appeal, and will be starting a Gallery when I have time.

At the moment I am looking for 2007 to 2010 Poppy Pins (not sure if there was an earlier 2006 pin or not)

So if anyone can help please, please let me know.

I have from 2006 and possible 2005 (undated)

Mike_2817 13-01-17 03:49 PM

Hi Jerry, Have just obtained 2006, 2007 & 2010 examples and still looking for 2008 & 2009 examples.

Undated pin with 2 O'clock leaf were sold via poppy shop till 2010, The one to look for is the 2005 small poppy stud. I have a spare 10 O'clock undated if you need one.

54Bty 13-01-17 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike_2817 (Post 389824)
Earlier dated pins were sold via the RBL Poppy Shop at that time still located at Aylsford, but not distributed to PAO's which is why earlier dates were in smaller batchs.

First official pin was a small 'Poppy Stud' issued circa 2005 followed by a undated pin with 2 O'clock leaf in 2006 till 2010 and were available in singles via the shop or in bags of 50 at a discount for branch fundraising. [card 1]

The leaf changed to the 10 O'clock position in 2011 which was still only available via the shop in singles (only the undated pins were sold in bags of 50 and were till 2015) [card 2] (not complete)

From the 2012 Poppy Appeal PAO's & CFR's could order limited amounts of dated pins for sale in support of the Poppy Appeal and these were provided FOC instead of having to buy them via the Poppy Shop, with all profits banked via the Poppy Appeal [card 3]

From 2014 larger WW1 Centenary Pins were issued in support of the Poppy Appeal and will be till 2018 [card 4]

Which way the poppy pin will go in 2019 is not yet known.

These images will be added to Album.

I am a PAO and have received pins from 2011 from either the Poppy Shop or direct from Poppy Appeal in Aylsford.

Thank you for all the above information. It is a shame that the RBL could not give me the same information when asked.

What is the meaning of PAO and CFR please.

Marc

Mike_2817 13-01-17 04:48 PM

PAO = Poppy Appeal Organiser

There is also a CPAC = County (later Community) Poppy Appeal Coordinator

who are volunteers

and

CFR = Community FundRaiser

who are paid who managed PAO's in the county assisted by the CPAC

Shiny 13-01-17 06:19 PM

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I've just been and checked my undated pins after all this discussion, I hadn't cottoned on to the 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock leaves.

I seem to have a 10 o'clock and an 11 o'clock one as well as the 2 o'clock one in my jacket.

Good to have the list of what's out there.

Michael

Mike_2817 13-01-17 07:07 PM

Opps, While they may look 10 O'clock, they are intended to represent 11 O'Clock

Shiny 13-01-17 08:22 PM

That's what I always thought so the 2 o'clock one seems odd, but I suppose they always say the correct way to wear it is with pride so where the leaf points is irrelevant really (outside of us looking for collectible variations).

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

Quote:

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.

mike_vee 22-01-19 02:21 PM

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New pins arrived from Poppy Shop , they make a great addition to collection.

Madziro 26-01-19 07:54 AM

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The poppy pins make a great collection. Have also started to collect them in the last few years. The collection thus far as attached.

mike_vee 26-01-19 09:00 AM

Nice pics , my only problem is that when others post their collections I see pins that I am missing ....... and want ! :D

Mike_2817 26-01-19 06:43 PM

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:rolleyes: For Information Only

Special Issue PAO (Poppy Appeal Organiser) Pin for 2018

One pin sent to each registered PAO and not intended for sale.

Mike, it would no longer be interesting if you had everything LoL

mike_vee 07-02-19 01:20 PM

Latest
 
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Found this one online.

mike_vee 08-02-19 09:53 AM

New Poppy Shop pins
 
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New 2019 pins in Poppy Shop.

mike_vee 09-02-19 01:48 PM

A couple more sets.
 
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Another couple of my sets , the Legion ones are just pins that caught my eye (I have no idea about them but like the look).

Got about 3 or 4 more pages still to sort out , then will put them all into an album.

dumdum 14-02-19 09:09 PM

Hi

How old do you want your poppies? I've got some from the 1920s including a couple of the first poppy appeal held here in NZ in 1921 (although it actually was held in 1922, due a to a hold up with the shipment, I'm told). Interestingly enough it says "DECORATIONS DAY" on the small paper tag.

The poppies were in a small lot from an antique shop some years ago and someone put together quite a "run" of these up until the mid-1940s.

There is also a very early British poppy that has a most realistic paper flower and a small round red label that mentions the BL. I'd have to check on this however!

Happy to help!

mike_vee 15-02-19 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by dumdum (Post 468955)
Hi

How old do you want your poppies? I've got some from the 1920s including a couple of the first poppy appeal held here in NZ in 1921 (although it actually was held in 1922, due a to a hold up with the shipment, I'm told). Interestingly enough it says "DECORATIONS DAY" on the small paper tag.

The poppies were in a small lot from an antique shop some years ago and someone put together quite a "run" of these up until the mid-1940s.

There is also a very early British poppy that has a most realistic paper flower and a small round red label that mentions the BL. I'd have to check on this however!

Happy to help!

I only really started collecting when the "Centenary" items came out , so most of my stuff is new but I have quite eclectic tastes and if something catches my eye I may buy it.

PM sent.

mike_vee 16-02-19 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by mike_vee (Post 468132)
New 2019 pins in Poppy Shop.

Glad I ordered mine as soon as I saw them because I checked today and they are no longer showing anywhere on the Poppy Shop site !


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