Thursday, 25 February 2010

25/2: Team GB Vancouver Pin

Whilst not strictly a London 2012 Pin, I thought it worth a quick note about the 'Snowflake' pin worn by our GB athletes and officials in the Vancouver Opening Ceremony.

It appears that although it's a Team GB pin, it's a LOCOG pin.

The markings on the back of the pin are
(R) (C) LOCOG 2010
Team GB

These are standard LOCOG/Honav markings and seem to introduce another number series - TGB. Hopefully we can look forward to more of these in the run up to 2012.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

16/2: New Bridge Pins are from Honav

It's official, the 2 new bridge pins shown in yesterday's blog post are from Honav. It looks like they are retail pins. I'm hoping to get images of the pin backs to confirm the details, but if they are for retail, then we should expect to see them for sale in the usual places soon.

Maybe they'll be released on or around the Vancouver closing ceremony?

Monday, 15 February 2010

15/2: More Bridge Pin News

Following on from the previous bridge pin news from Vancouver, it looks like another 2 pins have surfaced.

Here's the original produced by VANOC

Here are 2 more that have appeared on eBay.

(Images reproduced with permission)

No word yet on where the two newer pins come from, I'm still chasing information on those but maybe they're from LOCOG. The first one of the two with the pink logo definitely looks like a LOCOG pin given the angular shape of the white block and the cut-outs in the logo.

More news when I have it.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

10/2: Official Vancouver/London Bridge Pin

After a couple of suspect Vancouver/London pins appearing on eBay which, in my opinion, were completely unofficial, it looks like we finally have the real thing a couple of days before the Winter Games open.

It's an attractive pin with the Canadian Flag and Vancouver 2012 Logo and also the Union Flag and London 2012 Logo in blue.

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I'll be adding it into the inventory as soon as mine arrive from Canada.