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Old 04-03-22, 07:24 AM
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Mike have you seen these ones ? They sell them at the National Arboretum
I've not seen the badges before , thanks for posting.

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Old 04-03-22, 07:32 AM
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I also have these....a money collection box and ww1 poppy.
I have both the RBL and the Scottish versions of the 1918 - 2018 poppy , I am also getting a couple of the Poppy Scotland "100" one from a friend. I have been informed that there was an RBL one with "100" on the leaf but have never seen it.

I like the collection box , there is also a large version.

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If anyone out there has a spare ‘Seaham Soldier Poppy’ which shows the Statue of the Tommy in Seaham Harbour, Co Durham, I would be very interested in purchasing.
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If anyone out there has a spare ‘Seaham Soldier Poppy’ which shows the Statue of the Tommy in Seaham Harbour, Co Durham, I would be very interested in purchasing.
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Hadn't heard about or seen that one , is it the one the Branch issued last year ?

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The smaller Poppy Box is known as a Home Collection Unit, the larger is a All Year Collection box for commercial premises. Both are still available
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The smaller Poppy Box is known as a Home Collection Unit, the larger is a All Year Collection box for commercial premises. Both are still available
Thanks for the info Mike .

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Old 04-03-22, 04:10 PM
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Hadn't heard about or seen that one , is it the one the Branch issued last year ?

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It has been around for about 3 years or so. I even drove up to Seaham to try to get one last year but could find nowhere selling them. The badge, I am told, has a black background (possibly a red background variant too) which has the outline of the statue at its centre. The only one I have actually seen (black background) was at a shopping outlet near Seaham. I popped into a shop to get some change in order to buy one……changed my £20 note and found……..the seller had packed up and gone…..rude words were spoken!
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ps: being blind as the proverbial bat, I read your post and replied…….then I noticed the photo you had posted…….that is the exact badge…..at least I can see why I was pondering red or black for the background . Well found sir. All I need now is how to get hold of one.
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Yes mine is the small home collection box. It was my father-in-laws he give it me before he pasted away. So it means alot to me as he use to take with him when he was selling poppies for his local branch.
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ps: being blind as the proverbial bat, I read your post and replied…….then I noticed the photo you had posted…….that is the exact badge…..at least I can see why I was pondering red or black for the background . Well found sir. All I need now is how to get hold of one.

Have you tried contacting the Branch ? They may have stopped making/selling them but someone may have a spare available.

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Excellent idea Mike and I will certainly give it a try. What is there to lose? I shall get their contact details and email them. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Excellent idea Mike and I will certainly give it a try. What is there to lose? I shall get their contact details and email them. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I've tried with a few branches , some don't even ackowledge the e-mails , others have been very polite but couldn't help and a couple have actually sent me badges (no charge but I always made an appropriate donation).

It's worth a try !

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If anyone out there has a spare ‘Seaham Soldier Poppy’ which shows the Statue of the Tommy in Seaham Harbour, Co Durham, I would be very interested in purchasing.
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They also produced a badge in 2018 for their Field of Remembrance.

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Beautiful badge that one.
Well I have contacted the local RBL branch by email and I have crossed fingers and live in hope. One can only try. Thanks once again for your suggestion.
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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee pin is now available from PoppyShop.

https://www.poppyshop.org.uk/product...oppy-lapel-pin

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Old 15-03-22, 10:36 AM
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Next , did anyone see PoppyScotland special "100" paper poppies last year ? A couple of articles from September 2021 stated they would be on sale during 2021 Poppy Appeal Week.

Anyone heard about any special commemorative items/pins for the Centenary of The Poppy Factory which opened in May 1922 ?

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Managed to get hold of two of the Scotland 100 paper poppies !

I can't decide if this was issued to commemorate the Centenary of the British Legion , the Centenary of the British Legion Poppy Appeal ....or both ?

I have also been told that there was a British version with "100" on the leaf but can find no information about it , I wonder if this is/was specially produced for "The Poppy Factory"?. If anyone has any information or spots one please let me know.

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