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Old 04-12-19, 10:44 AM
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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...

As a collector I want to have as complete a set as possible , as an RBL member I ensure that a donation (either from seller or myself) is made so that the charity continues to benefit from their sale.
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I now have quite a few different pins purchased from RBL sellers or the Poppy shop and though not a collector of the pins in the true sense of the word I buy the latest pins as they come out. It has to be said that the RBL have been very inventive in their efforts to raise as much money as possible and have produced some stunning pins & brooches to commemorate special events or people...for example the Somme, Passchendaele, Women of the First World War, D-Day etc. Some of these are beautiful . However, when visiting Salisbury Cathedral over the Summer months I spotted the following ...I initially thought it was for the RBL but on examining it, I found the money was donated to other Charities for Soldiers...it had to be bought albeit I felt a wee bit guilty about it not being for the Royal British Legion.
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Old 05-12-19, 10:30 AM
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I'm not a "purist" , I simply collect Poppy/Remembrance pins. My preference is official RBL/Poppyshop items but I also like the ones issued by the various branches.

Another point is that previously numerous groups/companies were 'authorised' by RBL to produce pins/badges but are now banned , so the charity is missing out on a lot of donations.

I am totally against people cashing in on the RBL "brand" or making fake/imitation items but I feel it is a step too far when simply calling an item a "poppy" (no mention of RBL) is portrayed as illegal/wrong.

P.S I would have bought the one above without a second thought , a nice item benefitting charity.
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Default Centenary/Commemorative Pins

Picked up a joblot of 15 pins which included 3 of the Commemorative pins I have been looking for.
1. Great Pilgrimage 90
2. Royal Air Force 1918-2018
3. Battle of Amiens 1918-2018

Still got a few more to acquire before the set is complete :

1. Battle of Cambrai
2. WW1 Centenary (helmet and boots)
3. Hexagon The Falkland War 1982-2017

Plus the round Thank You 1918-2018 (no writing round edge) and RBL 1914-1918 WW1 Centenary .
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Old Yesterday, 01:53 PM
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Default Another variation !

While sorting out my latest acquisitions I noticed that the Passchendaele 1917-2017 pin didn't fit in with the other Centenary ones , it had the poppy with leaf .
A quick Google search shows that 2 versions of the pin were sold , so I now have another one to find .

All the ones I've seen posted are the same , anyone got the other version ?
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