Wednesday, 25 November 2015

25/11: Discount Offer from

The guys at Fine Gifts would like to offer London Pins readers a discount code on their site. Click on the image to access their site and enter the discount code LPIN5 when you checkout.

The code can be used from now up until the Rio Games in 2016.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

18/11: New Pride the Lion Christmas Pin Issued

The Pride the Lion Christmas pin announced last month was issued today.

Pin TSU002

The pin is limited to 500 pieces, is 45mm x 40mm and has two pins on the back due to its size.

The RRP is £8 and is available from Great British Collectables and
As always, if you place an order, please let them know you heard about the pins on London Pins.

This is the final Team GB pin for 2015, but expect a range of pins in the run up to Rio 2016.

Friday, 30 October 2015

29/10: Rio Logo Pins - Olympic and Paralympic

For those of you looking for a range of Rio logo pins, Gary at Tragar Collectables has the following pins available

Rio 2016 Olympic Logo

Rio 2016 Paralympic Logo

Rio 2016 Olympic Logo - Gold, Silver, Bronze

Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Logo 

Rio 2016 Olympic - 4 Years to Go

These are all official merchandise and are prices as follows...
  • Olympic Logo - £5 each or full set of 6 for £25
  • Paralympic Logo - £5 each or full set of 6 for £25
  • Olympic Logo - Gold, Silver, Bronze set of 3 - £15.99
  • Olympic and Paralympic Logo Twin Pack - £10
  • 4 Years to Go - £5

Postage is £1.90 regardless of order size.

You can contact Gary via email -

Monday, 26 October 2015

26/10: New Pride the Lion Team GB Pin Announced

The next in the series of official Team GB pins leading up to Rio 216 has been announced.

This time, Pride the Lion is driving a Christmas sleigh being pulled by Rudolph.

A picture of the artwork is available and the pin will be approximately 48mm x 40mm, so a fairly large pin this time.

Circulation is limited to 500 like the first pin and no word on pricing at the moment. 

I imagine that this pin will be available from the same retailers as the first pin. More details as soon as I have them.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

21/10: New Team GB Pin Update

Here are a couple more details about the new Team GB pin launched last week.

TS001 on card
The pin is mounted on a white card with Union flag detailing. The card and in are enclosed in a clear cellophane wrapper to prevent damage to the pin.

The pin is approximately 32mm x 10mm and the card 55mm x 85mm.

The pin is marked on the back: Circulation = 500 TS001.

The back of the card is also printed with 'Limited circulation of 500 pieces'

Sunday, 18 October 2015

18/10: New Team GB Pin

As Team GB prepare for Rio in 2016, the first in a new range of official Team GB supporter pins has been released.

TS001 - Believe in Extraordinary

The pin is numbered TS0001 and combines the Team GB logo and Olympic rings with the wording 'Believe In Extraordinary'.

I understand there will be a number of official Team GB supporter pins produced in the run up to the next summer Olympic Games.

This first pin is limited to 500 copies and over 50% have already been sold, so it seems likely that this first pin will sell out and be one of the harder ones to pick up nearer Games time.

It is available from
If you order from any of these sites, please tell them you read about the pin on London Pins - thanks.

The next Team GB pin is planned to be a Pride the Lion Christmas pin with more designs to follow in 2016.

Friday, 30 January 2015

30/1: Sailing Pin Error

Gary from Tragars Collectables has contacted me to point out that the pin sets for Sailing sold during the Games contain an error. The date printed on the venue pin (1270) is '29/08 - 11/08/2012' whereas the correct dates were 29/07 - 11/08/2012.

It seems that all the sets sold at the time have the error. I've checked my set and the website photo and they are both wrong!

Pin 1270 - Original version with incorrect date

Pin 1270 - With correct date

It appears that the incorrect pin was the first version, Honav spotted it and had the reprint made, but these never made it to the sets.

Gary has a few of the correct version if you are a completist who needs to have the correct version!

Contact him at