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Old 08-04-22, 12:26 PM
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There was a Royal Engineers Reunion in Ripon at the weekend where 11 Field Squadron (were in the Falklands in 1982) held a service at Ripon War Memorial on Saturday the 2nd, I could have sold so many had I got them in time!
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Old 13-04-22, 10:34 AM
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Latest addition to my collection (Thanks Tim) .

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Old 14-04-22, 08:02 AM
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Contacted PoppyShop today asking about the two different versions and got this reply :


So it is possible/probable that the one with 1982-2022 on the back was a trial/prototype pin and should not have appeared on the PoppyShop page.

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I have just received 100 Falklands pins in bags of 50 via my CFR and they are the backs with dates and LEST WE FORGET on the rear

I have some more plus Jubilee pins and 2022 pins en route via Aylsford but I think they will be the same.

So if anyone finds a Falklands Pin without 'Lest we forget' on the back I am looking for one.
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Old 14-04-22, 08:24 AM
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So if anyone finds a Falklands Pin without 'Lest we forget' on the back I am looking for one.
I think they must have been a prototype/trial version so will keep an eye on eBay , at least we know that they are an official RBL design.

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Old 14-04-22, 10:32 AM
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Exclamation Rugby Balls !

I thought last year's set of Rugby Balls , which were hard enough to get hold of , would be the latest ones around for a few year but there is a new set this year.

There are 5 of them , they are larger than all the previous ones and have a silver coloured back.



EDIT : I made a mistake , there are only 4 new pins . The Green one in the middle is to show the size difference.

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Old 21-04-22, 02:46 PM
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Postman delivered a 'back log' of packages !

1. My complete set of Rugby Ball pins , including this year's ones.
2. 2022 Overseas pin (Thanks !)
3. Etched Poppy in Gold Tone , PoppyShop are selling them in batches of 10 but I got this one from a friend.
4. Small 1914-2014 double poppy , lots of various ones around but this is one of the better ones.

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Old 21-04-22, 02:49 PM
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I also got an addition to my "Cornish" set , the timing is perfect !

"Happy Birthday Your Majesty"

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CITY OF NOTTINGHAM POPPY APPEAL

As I already have 3 poppy pins I snapped up a 2008 one on eBay , then discovered I already had the 2005 one (in with badges of different Branches). Next day I spotted a 2009 one , so my Nottingham set has basically doubled !.


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Old 15-05-22, 08:55 AM
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Exclamation FAKE !

On eBay a few days ago a 2006 Poppy pin went for £77.95 + £2.99 postage !

At first glance it looked genuine , right size and plain back , but on very close inspection I am sure it is a fake. I have personally seen and handled four 2006 pins , have also seen and handled at least a dozen other early dated (2007-2010) pins and they are all identical so I'm sure this isn't a genuine one.
Plenty of bidders , so price shot up but someone is going to get a surprise /shock when it arrives.

This is the first time I have spotted such a “good” fake and worry that more will start appearing on eBay.

As they say - "Buyer Beware" !


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Old 16-05-22, 03:02 PM
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Not RBL but a couple of nice badges I was given .

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Old 16-05-22, 03:46 PM
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I have a Veterans Poppy & RAOC Badged Poppy which I wear on my suit/overcoat on occasions, my wife wears a QARANC example.
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Old 16-05-22, 04:01 PM
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I've got the R.A one (my forum photo) and have my Veteran's pin.

I also ended up with this unusual REME Veteran one , was in with a job lot.
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Old 16-05-22, 04:41 PM
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Always interesting! Are the QARANC pins hard to come by? Might have to look for one if they're not over the moon.

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Old 16-05-22, 05:35 PM
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Always interesting! Are the QARANC pins hard to come by? Might have to look for one if they're not over the moon.

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The Royal British Legion one is £7.99 + postage :


But I prefer this one :



Will see if I can find one for you .

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This is the first time I have spotted such a “good” fake and worry that more will start appearing on eBay.

As they say - "Buyer Beware" !
As if by magic another 2006 pin has appeared !

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224989705...kAAOSwNptigoJW

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