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Old Oct 6th 2014, 7:41 pm
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Gosh is it the autumn already?!

I've got the Poppy tin out for 2014.

If you'd like a Poppy (or a number of poppies) please PM me and let me know. I'll give you a contact address to send a donation (last year $2 a poppy seemed about the right mark, but whatever you can afford is fine).

If you can include an stamped SAE that would be a big help as postage costs will come out my own pocket - 100% of donations will go in the tin.

All proceeds are sent to the Royal British Legion 1st Florida Branch. Thanks!!

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Good to see you're doing this again!

For those in Boston, the consulate usually have them too, but they often do fairly quickly.
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Cheers Bob - every donation is greatly received, it's nice to have a place to come where others like to mark the event!
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I wonder how many of these poppies have been sold?

https://poppies.hrp.org.uk/buy-a-poppy/
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I wonder how many of these poppies have been sold?

https://poppies.hrp.org.uk/buy-a-poppy/
As of August, over 200,000 according to the DT.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/w...of-London.html


I ordered mine.

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As of August, over 200,000 according to the DT.

Row on row, the poppies flow at the Tower of London - Telegraph


I ordered mine.
I ordered one too, but ouch, that postage hurt.
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Just curious what do you plan to do with it?
Stick it in the garden? display it somewhere in your home? Maybe close to a photo of the display at the tower of London etc, just keep it as a collectible? or something else.
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Just curious what do you plan to do with it?
Stick it in the garden? display it somewhere in your home? Maybe close to a photo of the display at the tower of London etc, just keep it as a collectible? or something else.
The main reason for getting it was to support the charities the sales benefit, and to support the continued remembrance of who died for what and why.

I did not buy it as a decorative item, any more than I do the paper poppies I buy every year. It will probably be visible in my house somewhere, however.
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I ordered one too, but ouch, that postage hurt.
Yeah, but it's a once in a lifetime thing.
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I like this option. Something for everyone.

Poppy Shop UK - The Royal British Legion Online Charity Shop and Gift Shop
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Just curious what do you plan to do with it?
Stick it in the garden? display it somewhere in your home? Maybe close to a photo of the display at the tower of London etc, just keep it as a collectible? or something else.
Good question. In my case I couldn't resist the concept, as it were. I have no idea what I'll do with it once it arrives. No need to worry about the answer for a few weeks yet!
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Good question. In my case I couldn't resist the concept, as it were. I have no idea what I'll do with it once it arrives. No need to worry about the answer for a few weeks yet!
I'll just try and not break it and worry about where to put it afterwards
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We decided to buy one too
We will decide where to put it when i see what condition its in, it says to expect rust.
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We decided to buy one too
We will decide where to put it when i see what condition its in, it says to expect rust.
They are outside. The metal stems are bound to be rusty. It matters not.

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I was up the Shard in August and remember seeing something red around the Tower of London, and wondering what on earth it was. Wish I had gone to look now!


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