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Old 31-08-19, 01:11 PM
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Default Full set plus 'variations'

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 !


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