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Old 02-03-21, 12:45 PM
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Can anyone advise how to tell good from bad on these badges ? ie RBL as opposed to copies.

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Old 02-03-21, 04:39 PM
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Can anyone advise how to tell good from bad on these badges ? ie RBL as opposed to copies.

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Old 04-03-21, 12:09 PM
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The new logo badge I'm not sure about , it is larger than I thought it would be and 'confusing' !

It looks like they have removed the "British" part of the title , at a first glance it seems to be R Poppy L or even R.O.L!
Regarding the new RBL logo badge , someone in the supermarket asked where I got the “Ralph Lauren” remembrance badge !

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Old 04-03-21, 01:21 PM
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Thumbs up RBL Riders

The RBL Riders Branches have a lot of badges produced which they usually sell at their Rides/Rallies etc. They have made various 'biker' and 'commemorative' (what I term "Poppy Head" ) pins .

Possibly due lockdown/covid I guess their outdoor activities have been restricted and they now have some of these pins available on-line from the RBL Riders Store.

NB. Each year the Isle of Man also produce/sell 'biker' Poppy Head pins but theirs have the traditional RBL poppy with leaf.


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Regarding the new RBL logo badge , someone in the supermarket asked where I got the “Ralph Lauren” remembrance badge !

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I chuckled when I read that...some people are unbelievable.........then again, if it helps to sell the poppy badges it might be worth giving it a try.......I can see it now...an RAF poppy badge could be advertised as ‘a Renoir Alfresco Francini’ poppy! The possibilities are endless!
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Old 06-03-21, 11:42 AM
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Can anyone advise how to tell good from bad on these badges ? ie RBL as opposed to copies.
A 2010 Poppy pin with leaf at 10 o'clock just sold for £22.00.

As far as I'm aware this was not an official RBL issue for the following reasons :

1. The first official dated poppy with the leaf on that side was in 2011 and the leaf was at 11 o'clock.

2. It is slightly larger than all the other official single dated pins (2006 - 2013). Also , it is smaller than the later official double dated pins (2014 - 2018).

3. It has the criss-cross back similar to other unofficial/fake 'dated' pins.


But....... there are quite a few of this pin around !

The same seller has , over the past couple of years , listed 41 with bids varying from £3.00 - £150.00 and most selling for an average of £19.00.

Good or Bad ? These may have been made 'unofficially' for a branch but I can't see the RBL or Branch officials sanctioning them.

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I have seen one or two of this '11 o'clock' pins and have always avoided them as I have found proof of their official or semi official production. In 2010 most branches purchased the bags of 50 undated pins for resale. This was the last year of the '2 o'clock' Poppy Pin.
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