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. 


noel 9 said...

A fine time had by all. From a slow start the day got better and better. some nice trades and chats had. Nice to see a lot of the old faces, and in my case as was a few others, it was nice to see a lot LESS of some of us. Looks like a few of us are getting in training for the re opening of the stadium. We may be a little late to be real 2012 OLYM"PIN"IANS though. Finally Thanks Again to Paul for arranging the get together, and for the time he spends on making our collecting a little bit (sorry a lot) easier over the last few years... Paul or Pins A Ultimate Lister to use his correct title, Thanks for Spending the time doing your thing. And a Special thanks To Sue and Sarah for letting or is it allowing him do his thing.

See you all soon

Mikeyboy said...

It was a superb day, and I think the best meet I've been to. Thanks again to Paul, the Railway, and everyone for the trades (inc EDF and Inside The Games). As I had no new pins, and nothing that I thought was terribly exciting, I didn't really expect to make many (or indeed, ANY) trades. I ended the day with 26 new pins! So cheers to all!!

wookie said...

I didn't have anything new to trade, so just went for the social occasion really, not expecting to get anything new. Surprise, surprise, I had a great day and got quite a few new pins troo!

paw1914 said...

This was my 2nd pin meeting that I attended and I managed to trade 9 pins. I'd like to say thank you to all the newer and experienced pin traders who kindly traded with me. I hope you are all pleased with your pin trade as I was with mine !!