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Old 15-05-21, 06:56 AM
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Does anyone have the 2006, the stud or the mini poppy for sale? I need these ones to complete my collection.
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Old 15-05-21, 08:53 AM
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Does anyone have the 2006, the stud or the mini poppy for sale? I need these ones to complete my collection.
Will have a check , I may have a 'stud' but I think the 'mini' was an unofficial one and they don't appear that often.

I don't think I've a spare 2006 and the prices for early dated poppies is ridiculous , a 2008 one just went for 120.00 !

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Old 15-05-21, 09:22 AM
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Will have a check , I may have a 'stud' but I think the 'mini' was an unofficial one and they don't appear that often.

I don't think I've a spare 2006 and the prices for early dated poppies is ridiculous , a 2008 one just went for 120.00 !

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Yeah I know I have been watching them for ages!!! Haha that was me that got the 2008 one this morning🤣, these hasn't been any posted for ages the 2 come along in one week, just like buses ay haha

If you have a stud one I could buy one you that would be amazing
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Old 15-05-21, 01:46 PM
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Yeah I know I have been watching them for ages!!! Haha that was me that got the 2008 one this morning��, these hasn't been any posted for ages the 2 come along in one week, just like buses ay haha

If you have a stud one I could buy one you that would be amazing
Looks like that other 2008 one has attracted some interest , it's already up to 29.00 and there are still 6 days to go !

I won't be able to check my 'spares box' until tomorrow but if you are desperate I spotted one on eBay an hour ago (no mention of RBL or Poppy in the listing) that had a 'buy it now' price of 25.00 + 1.95 pp . As I had stuck it on my "watch list" I just got a seller offer for 20.00 + 1.95 pp.

Have sent you a PM.

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Old 15-05-21, 02:32 PM
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Looks like that other 2008 one has attracted some interest , it's already up to 29.00 and there are still 6 days to go !
I would want to see photos of the back of this badge , the seller also has a 'single date' 2017 one for sale and as far as I know the RBL only officially produced/sold the 'double dated' 1917-2017 version. Also 2010 poppy with 11 o'clock leaf !

There have been a batch of unusual/rare dated poppies appearing from Northern Ireland , none produced/sold by the RBL in England so either local/branch orders or fakes/copies .

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Old 21-05-21, 08:49 AM
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Another "commemorative" pin from RBL , price 29.99 + p&p.

"The Royal British Legion have produced this Remember Together Lapel Pin with 53 facets, representing each of the 53 Commonwealth countries."

Not one that I'll be buying , I'd rather they had made a better version of the "Commonwealth Pin Badge" as this one looks like cheap 'costume jewellery'.

It does come with a "Commemorative Certificate" dedicated to individual Commonwealth service men who lost their lives.
The above post was from October 2019 and I have just given in and bought one of these "Remember Together" pins.

They have been available on the PoppyShop website at reduced price of 7.99 for the past couple of month (I guess they didn't sell well originally ) and have been showing up on eBay for well above that recently.

NB. They are now showing up on the official Royal British Legion eBay shop at the full 29.99 price .
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Old 21-05-21, 09:11 AM
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Question Lost direction ?

As I've said , I don't like the new "corporate" logo the RBL has introduced and thought the "British" in the badge was getting 'lost' in the design.

Checking the "New in" section of the PoppyShop website they have four new badges (not available but coming soon ) but what I find strange considering their push for the RBL/Poppy brand is that the badges give no indication that they are from/supporting the charity.

Perhaps it's just me but I feel they have not only lost direction but are out of touch with the views/feelings of the grassroots members.

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Old 21-05-21, 05:49 PM
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I do not think these are 'new designs' but pins which have been picked up or donated, as they are WW1 orientated not 100 years of the RBL which is meant to be the currant trend/event.
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Old 22-05-21, 11:00 AM
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I do not think these are 'new designs' but pins which have been picked up or donated, as they are WW1 orientated not 100 years of the RBL which is meant to be the currant trend/event.
Just thought the timing and subject matter was odd , there is also a WW2 badge (again no poppy ?).

Didn't know RBL/PoppyShop sold donated items , I knew their 'official' eBay shop listed signed football shirts etc .

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Old 19-06-21, 11:34 AM
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Thumbs up Poppy Supporter

Latest addition to my collection , official RBL Poppy Supporter 2021 pin.

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Old 19-06-21, 07:56 PM
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Nice pin, I have not added any new pins to my collection other than the 2021 Poppy Pin and 100 Years RBL Pin, plus an undated PGA Golf Pin

Have marked my report card - Must try harder
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Old 20-06-21, 07:11 AM
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First thought was that it was a 'chinese made' fantasy item but a check on the RBL site showed it was real .

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an exclusive Poppy Pin every year, which is only available to Poppy Supporters
It arrived on RBL card and in original package . A nice eBay find for less than 5.00.

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Old 20-06-21, 10:23 AM
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Not being a 'Poppy Supporter' in the donation sense I have never seen one, or any of my local members wearing one!
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Old 20-06-21, 11:25 AM
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Not being a 'Poppy Supporter' in the donation sense I have never seen one, or any of my local members wearing one!
I hadn't seen or even heard about them , so possibly a very recent item introduced to increase donors.

Spotted it on eBay listed as :

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No mention of RBL or Poppy in the title , so (luckily for me ) it slipped through the net . There were 2 other bidders but the highest was only 4.00 so I got it for 20p more.

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Old 20-06-21, 05:37 PM
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All I can say is well spotted. I agree this may well be the first year of issue,

so you need to donate a minimum of 10 per month to get one!

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

I am not a Poppy Supporter as I only donate my time as a now Deputy Poppy Appeal Organiser and have to wait 15 years for my 'free' badge!
[already served my time]
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