Wednesday, 3 August 2016

3/8 - British House - Pin Image

Just for completeness, heres an image of the British House pin mentioned in a previous blog post

The pin measures 28mm x 23mm and is not backstamped.

There are a few of these available retail from Great British Collectables

3/8 - I AM TEAM GB Pins - Camelot/ITV

As I mentioned in an earlier post, a second 'I AM TEAM GB' pin issued by the National Lottery (Camelot) does exist.

The pin on the left is backstamped IAM001 but the one on the right is not backstamped at all.
The first pin measures 28mmx24mm and the second pin 27mm x 18mm.

Thes epiks are not available for retail customers and I have no information on the issue size.

3/8 - More Team GB Pride Sports Poses

Another 7 pins have been released which show Team GB's mascot, Pride the Lion in a series of sports poses. These pins use the drawings first seen at London 2012 in the round pin format.

Pride the Lion Sports Poses

The new pins show the following sports

  • Archery - TS013
  • Fencing - TS014
  • Handball - TS015
  • Show Jumping - TS016
  • Basketball - TS017
  • Cycling - TS018
  • Boxing -TS019
Each pin is limited to 500 pieces and measures 22mm in diameter

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

27/7: Team GB Pins - Sponsor and British House

News today of some non-retail pins that are being issued in connection with Team GB and Rio 2016.

The first is a sponsor pin from Camelot / ITV and features both company logos together with the Team GB logo and the slogan 'I AM TEAM GB'

I have no details on pin reference or size as yet, but there are only 200 of these in circulation

A second Camelot / ITV pin is also due out, and there will be 1,000 of these. More details soon I hope.


The other pin announced today is the 'British House' pin. This pin is only available to delegates, athletes and guests who visit the Team GB British House in Rio. There are 4,200 of these in circulation and 200 of them will be available for retail but are not part of the Team GB retail series. This pins are sure to be popular with collectors due to their rarity.

I do not have a pin image but the design is shown below.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

3/7: Pride the Lion Sports Pose Pins

Team GB have released 4 new Pride the Lion sports pose pins. A few weeks ago, the Golf pin was issued, and that is now followed by rugby, athletics, gymnastics and diving.

5 sports pose pins
The pin references are:
  • Golf - TS005
  • Rugby - TS006
  • Athletics (Javelin) - TS009
  • Gymnastics (Pommel Horse) - TS010
  • Diving - TS011
All the pins are limited to 500 pieces and all available now from the regular sources.

There should be a few more designs to follow.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

17/5 - Countdown Continues - New 50 DTG Pin

Another official Team GB/Rio 2016 countdown pin has been issued today. This time it's to mark the 50 Days to Go date.

TS0008 - 50 Days To Go

This pin is the same design as the 100 Days to Go version (TS007), but is limited to 1,000 pieces.

Is it available from the usual sources

Great British Collectables

Fine Gifts

Please remember to mention London Pins if you order - thank you.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

23/3: New Team GB Pins 'RIO' and 100 DTG

Two news pins have been released by Team GB in the run up to Rio 2016.

The first is a brilliant design combining the medal colours to form the word 'RIO'. In my opinion one of the simplest yet effective designs we've seen.

TS004 - Bronze, Silver, Gold - RIO
This pin is limited to 1,000 pieces and available now.

The other new release is a 100 day to go pin.

TS007 - 100 Days to Go

This pin is a gold coloured pin with the Team GB logo in relief rather than coloured. It combines distinctive elements of the Rio skyline namely Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain together with the 100 DAYS TO GO caption, the date and the Team GB logo.

This pin will be available soon but can be preordered. It is limited to only 500 pieces.

You can find these pins at;

Great British Collectables

and Fine Giifts

Please remember to mention London Pins if you order - thank you.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

31/1 - First Team GB Pin of 2016 Launched

As we move closer to Rio 2016, Team GB have issued their first pin in the Olympic Year. This is the third pin in the current set.

TS003 - Bring on the Great pin

The 'Bring on the Great' pin is limited to 2,000 pieces and is available to pre-order at Great British Collectables for £5. The pin should also be available from Fine Gifts and Pins and Things too.