Wednesday, 13 June 2012

13/6: International Flag Pins

Thanks to a couple of readers for telling me about some international flag pins seen at the London 2012 shops in Stanstead and St. Pancras. There are 10 countries represented...

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Spain
  • USA
  • Great Britain

Three of the pins are shown below.

Pin 1322
Pin 1389
Pin 1499

Based on the pin numbers and the size of the gaps, it seems that there are a lot more countries to come and it seems that the Great Britain pin number is higher than the USA pin number, so perhaps they are in the order off the Athletes' Parade at the Opening Ceremony? The issue size for these 10 pins is 5,000 pieces.


Anonymous said...

they have got to make up the 2012 pins somehow so we will see a pin for every country with a silver logo , then gold and then bronze thats 600 new pins accounted for

Anonymous said...

We think that these are the only flag pins that will ever be on sale. All other 194 pins have already been entirely bought up by the relevant NOC's, so they will not be available to the long suffering collectors who have naively believed that there would be a remote possibility that they could ever collect all 2,012 pins.

TJ said...

To Mr Anonymous why the dig at collectors. Some people may want to buy pins and try and collect as many or as few pins as they choose. It's wrong for Honav to say certain pins are for retail when they are not even getting to the retailers in the first place which has happened just recently so people will feel cheated and frustrated.

Anonymous said...

TJ, i suspect the last anonymous post was meant to be ironic.

Acer said...

No CANADA pin! Obviously another mistake by the LOCOG.

John - Honav said...


There is a Canada flag pin, just no retailer has taken it yet.