Monday, 18 November 2013

18/11: Christmas Deal from Tragars Collectables

Gary from Tragars Collectables is offering a Christmas deal of a set of 12 Coca-Cola Paralympics pin badges for only £25.00 with free UK postage.

Plus any purchases over £35.00 will receive a Free Sailing Venue collection pin set of 3 pins.

Please contact Gary at

Friday, 15 November 2013

15/11: Christmas Offers from Pins and Things

John at Pins and Things has some Christmas offers for readers of the London Pins blog...

When customers spend £30 or over on the website they will receive a free Olympic Coca cola polar bear pin badge (worth £8.00).

All Honav single pins have been reduced to half price

P&T are authorised stockists of pin badges for Glasgow 2014. As new pins are issued, they will be available on the website

Finally they offer free UK postage.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

12/11: Updated Offers from Tragars Collectables

Gary from Tragars Collectables wanted me to pass on some updated offers...

  • Free UK postage on any pin badge order
  • A free pin badge on any direct order (not eBay)
  • New product - 6 Coke badges (safety pin back) - £5 including UK postage

Please contact Gary at for more details.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

10/11: November Meet Report

We held another pin meet yesterday at the Railway Tavern in Stratford. Despite the bad weather, the turn out was good if not quite as large as port-Games last year. A few key faces could not be there, but there was a steady flow of trades though out the day.

Thanks to Tragars Collectables, everyone there received 2 free Coca-Cola retail pins from a choice of 5 designs and those with children each took again set of Coke bracelets too.

It seems that collectors had been busy since the last meet as we saw a number of new designs which hadn't appeared before from sponsors, media and internal pins.

A few of us discussed a schedule of meets for next year, and the plan is to get together in late March, late July (to coincide with the 2nd Anniversary of London 2012) and then mid-November - an approximate 4-month schedule. Watch this space for new of the next pin meet.

Our thanks to Jan and the team at the Railway Tavern for hosting us free of charge once again.

10/11: Small Catalogue Update

I've updated the catalogue again to day with a couple of changes...

The Samsung Collectors Board pin images have been added. I'm missing 7 pins, so if you have photos of these, please get in touch.

A great new addition to the IOC/IPC page - a Paralympic Reunion pin

A couple of additions to the Media (Press) page - Titan 24 Media, European Pressphoto and Sports Journalist Assoc. One addition to the Media (Broadcast) - JOQR (Japanese Radio)

The press section still has more updates to come, but they will be early in the New Year.

Thank you to those who got in touch with updates.

Friday, 8 November 2013

8/11: Catalogue Update - Media Pins and More

For those of you that thought you'd never see an update to the the media section of the catalogue, I'm pleased to announce that I've finally made all the updates.

I can't claim much credit for the details - I'm indebted to Tom for almost all the information and images - thank you Tom.

It's taken me a while to get it finished, for which I apologise, but I've taken a day off work to get it sorted. The updates were all broadcast pins with one press pin added too. I'm happy that every pin I know about is on the site now. So, as usual, if you have anything I've missed, please let me know.

Click here to take a look at the broadcast section.

In addition to the media update, there are some other additions too...

Commemorative - the rare logo pin 0442 has been added

IOC/IPC - Mandeville pin

Partner  - Coca-Cola/Innocent smoothie pins and 3 P&G pins

Other - Anton Bauer pins

And finally, I've added the Samsung Collectors Board pins that were everywhere during the Games.
Like some of the other pins on the site - they weren't official London 2012 pins, but played a major part in pin trading, so it's only right to add them. The details are there now and the images will be added on Sunday - I ran out of daylight today!

These Samsung pins are on their own page - Click here to take a look.

So, for now, the online catalogue is pretty much up to date. If you think I'm missing something them please get in touch.

The pin trading lists have been updated with these changes too.