Sunday, 21 April 2013

21/4: Latest Pin Meet Report

We held our latest pin meet yesterday, and I'm pleased to say that despite the long gap since our last get-together, the enthusiasm (and attendance) was as strong as ever.

There were lots of regular faces but also a large number of new collectors that had caught the bug during the Games and decided to try out a pin meet.

From the feedback I received, it seems that there were a number of very successful trades made with all of us managing to fill gaps in our collections.

A lot of the conversations centred around pins that were not seen during the Games, prices on eBay and how to display collections as well as thoughts towards Sochi and Rio.

Someone from EDF came along and was trading a pin none of us had seen before. It combined the EDF logo with the tagline 'We helped London 2012 shine brighter'.  Whilst it did not contain the London 2012 logo it did use the typeface. There are no back markings on the pin.

Thoughts turned to the nect pin meet and the plans are still to gather in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (the permanent name for the redeveloped Olympic Park) on Saturday 27th July - the anniversary of the Opening Ceremony. Plans are in their early stages at the moment, but will depend on the access available on the day and the number of collectors who plan to attend the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games in the stadium that day. Keep reading the blog as I'll post more details when they are confirmed.

Finally, on a personal note, I'd like to thank everyone there yesterday who were part of my gift. I was really touched by the thoughts and sentiments expressed and appreciate your kind words. 

Saturday, 13 April 2013

13/4: Next Pin Meet - Next Weekend

Don't forget - one week to go...

The next pin meet takes place next weekend on Saturday 20th April 2013 at the Railway Tavern in Stratford. We start around 2.30pm and will finish between 5 and 6pm. There will be freebies of P&G Team GB and Team Ireland pins for those that do not have them yet.

As always, everyone is welcome regardless of how much or how little you have to trade. I've had emails from some 'new faces' who hope to be there, so if you're not sure it's for you, then why not turn up, take a look and maybe trade a pin or two.

Hope to see you there.