Collecting and Heritage News

4/5: Partner Pin Round-Up

A few days ago an eBay seller put 3 BP pins up for sale. These pins had the same shape and look as the Open Weekend ones from last year and the more recent green/paralympic pins that have been seen.

27/4: New Mascot Pins

It seems as we get nearer to Wenlock and Mandeville's first birthday next month, they are appearing on more pins. Following on from last week's 'name' pins featuring the mascots, 4 more new sets of pins have been announced.

20/4: Furry Pins

For those that haven't seen or, more importantly, touched the new bird pins yet, you may be interested to find a new feature on London 2012 pins. Fur.

20/4: New Mascot Pins

Another set of pins announced today shows Wenlock and Mandeville looking out from behind their names.

These pins are limited to 10,000 pieces and are priced at £6.00. We understand these will be available at Glamorous Living and Pins & Things.

20/4: Afternoon Tea Pins

A new set of pins has been announced today on the subject of Afternoon Tea. The pins show a purple teapot silhouette along with various tea items such as cakes, scones and china.

18/4: New Diversity Pin - Age

The next pin in the diversity range has been issued. This one celebrates Age and shows a person at four stages of life.

Unlike the previous diversity issues, this time there is only one pin but it does show both Games logos.

Issue size is 5,000 for this one, no details of price or retailers for now

13/4: Rainbow Pin

Another new pin is due out next week. The 'Rainbow Heart' pin is being issued to celebrate the 'Out Of A Rainbow' theme associated with Wenlock and Mandeville.

12/4: Birds

Two new sets of pins are to be launched next week. The common theme is 'Birds'. There are 8 pins in each set depicting Garden Birds and Water Birds.

8/4: Olympic Village Pins

It looks like each time an Olympic Park venue is finished, a pair of pins may be released. The first residential plot has been completed and two new Olympic Village pins were mentioned on the message board earlier this week.

10/4: Crowns Set - Update

The Crowns set that was issued last week and then withdrawn is now back on sale at £150. The original plans to issue the pins in a cheaper set nearer the £50 mark have now been cancelled and therefore these pins will only be available in the deluxe framed set.

4/4: Crowns Set - Update

The Crowns set that was to be available from today has been withdrawn temporarily. The price quoted originally was £50 for the framed set. However it appears that the sets that were made available today were actually in a deluxe frame which was to be available at a higher price than £50.

31/3: Crowns Set

A new set of pins was announced today. The Crowns set comprises of 7 pins in a frame which show Royal Crowns 'through the years'.