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Old 24-04-22, 07:22 AM
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Hi Terry,

It's basically a marketing thing. The one with the golf ball is usually left at golf clubs for people to buy, the rugby balls are left at rugby clubs.

The area I'm in has two clubs, one who wear red and one who wears white so we leave those colours at the respective clubs.

One of those local clubs has a lot of veterans and reservists as members and they often impose a fine of buying a round of drinks for any member who turns up not wearing one in their team colours and they ask for a slightly larger donation for their pins so they can collect a higher total. They are huge supporters and always collect a good amount for the appeal.

That being said there is a strong connection to rugby in the military over here, just look at this:

https://www.armynavymatch.org.uk/1/8...vy-rugby-match

Often refered to as the greatest military reunion.

There are sets of lots of different colours for the rugby balls, numerous different football (soccer) teams and then lots of special events or commemoration ones available.

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Old 24-04-22, 07:38 AM
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As Michael has said , it is all about marketing/finance .

The RBL bring out numerous "special" pins , here are some from last year :


A slight change in design or date and people (especially collectors) will buy a new one each year.

Then there are the football (soccer) teams , the RAF Squadrons , the numerous military regiments/corps and you can see how big the "franchise" is becoming.


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Old 24-04-22, 02:21 PM
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Thank you Michael and Mike!!! I apologize for being so uneducated in such things, but I am learning! And, now I better understand he lovely pins I was sent! The Army/Navy Game sounds very much like our Army/Navy football game each year, only ours is a college event played between the two academies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army%E2%80%93Navy_Game

All I can say is - GO AIR FORCE (I'm an Air Force brat)

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All I can say is - GO AIR FORCE (I'm an Air Force brat)

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PoppyShop has over 100 different RAF related poppy pins !

https://www.poppyshop.org.uk/collect...20Force&page=1


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Old 24-04-22, 07:41 PM
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Thanks Mike. My "Go Air Force" reference was to the Army/Navy game and the USAF Academy, since I grew up an AF brat. However, the Army/Navy game is older and more traditional and so gets more focus.

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Old 29-04-22, 09:56 AM
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Question Variation ?

Just picked up this "variation" , post 1987 (?) but with no enamel.

This badge has been discussed before and the options were :
1. A 'variation' or specially produced badge.
2. A 'modified' badge that has had enamel removed (either damaged or to appear "rare").
3. A production/manufacturing error (enamel never applied).

Now that I have one to hand , I don't think the enamel has been deliberately removed. Too much work for a "common" badge and no one is asking high prices for them.

My first thought was manufacturing error but I would have assumed that the lion head is attached/glued on after the enamelling process , so badge would have failed quality assurance check.

It is possible it could be a prototype/trial 'variation' as there are some RBL badges/medals which have 'plain metal' and enamelled types available.

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Old 29-04-22, 03:18 PM
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Mike, I am definitely no expert of RBL pins, but one thing that I notice is the detail in the scrolls behind the lettering. I wouldn't think they would go to that much trouble if they were going to just cover it with enamel. So my thinking is that it's either a variation or test pin???

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Spotted this Women's Section badge on eBay , after checking the ones I have , I discovered that I also had one.

Going on the membership numbers it looks like at least 1,000 of these were made by the BIRMINGHAM MADAL Co.

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Old 28-05-22, 10:06 AM
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Hi all thought to post on here before going to classifieds as these are not in my collecting sphere and would ask what would be a reasonable price for these two items without ripping anyone off, both are in pristine condition, many thanks Billy
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Old 28-05-22, 10:35 AM
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The Royal British Legion badge is the 'modern' version which was introduced in the 1980's and is still sold today (£3.99 at PoppyShop).

The British Legion Women's Section badge is probably from late 1930's .

Both are reasonably common badges so you might expect to get £5.00 - £7.00 for the pair.

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Old 29-05-22, 11:21 AM
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If anyone wants these just P.M. me, If I say £6 that will cover price of Jiffy bag and postage hopefully not extortionate?
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Not my usual area but this Scouts badge is unusual.

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I had just finished posting about the Scouts badge when I spotted this badge in a small job lot of British Legion badges.

The lot was "buy it now" or "make an offer" , so I (being cheap !) was about to offer a lower amount but then discovered there were three 'offers' already in.

As I have been after this badge for years I decided not to risk missing out so bought it.

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"The Cubs were introduced in 1935 and each month details were sent to its members telling the stories of "Peter and the Gang"

Members of the club under the age of fourteen and war orphans were given their own badge and membership card and were encouraged to do good deeds for ex-servicemen.

The club didn't survive the war however being "disbanded" due to a paper shortage in 1941."
in Brian Harding's book "Keeping Faith - The History of The Royal British Legion" there is basically one paragraph.

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" It seems to have been intended as a low key propaganda activity among the young : Peter and his friends had a poor opinion of politicians and those who had not joined up in the war , while performing good deeds for ex-servicemen".
So , not really a 'youth club' and possibly the "paper shortage" was just an excuse to stop the political 'propaganda' ?

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Old 17-06-22, 03:24 PM
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Mike, that Cubs badge is pretty cool!

A question for you - what tells you the Hucknall title is a scout badge? Just curious as you never know what might come in useful in this hobby.

Thanks,

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Old 17-06-22, 03:33 PM
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A question for you - what tells you the Hucknall title is a scout badge?

Thanks,

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Google !

It is a Scout/Cubs group in Nottingham , found a photo showing the badge being worn.

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