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Old 19-12-19, 11:33 AM
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Default British Legion 100 Passchendaele Pin

To my utter amazement and disbelief when browsing our ‘favourite’ auction site this morning I found that a 100 Year Commemorative Passchendaele Pin sold by the RBL in 2017 has sold for £165! I cannot understand how anyone can bear to part with such a special thing and further, the thought that they have done so for sheer profit dismays me.
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Old 19-12-19, 11:44 AM
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Quite a few of them get sold , normally £150-£200 for 'standard' brass one.

There was also a copper one sold recently for £335.00

"And a limited edition (of 1000) "crafted using donor metal from original 1917 shell copper drive bands recovered from the battlefields of Ypres Passchendaele". Each pin is individually engraved with their limited edition number"

Surprisingly , I have managed to get hold of a spare 'Flanders Fields' one for less than the original price.
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It is just business, sadly, the norm these days, when these poppies were released by the RBL, at least on branch had people coming in and buying half a dozen at once, needless to say, they were destined for the ebay account of the buyers.

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To my utter amazement and disbelief when browsing our ‘favourite’ auction site this morning I found that a 100 Year Commemorative Passchendaele Pin sold by the RBL in 2017 has sold for £165! I cannot understand how anyone can bear to part with such a special thing and further, the thought that they have done so for sheer profit dismays me.
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