February 15 - A new boxed set of British Trees has been announced. This is a set of 17 pins and we understand they will not be available individually.

These are pins 0801 - 0817 and are limited to 2,012 pieces each. The boxed set is priced at £135.

The trees that have been selected are...

  • English Elm
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Maple
  • Alder
  • Silver Birch
  • English oak
  • Willow
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Blackthorn
  • Ash
  • Sycamore
  • Beech
  • Aspen
  • Yew
  • Holly
  • Lime
  • Pine

Each pin combines a silhouette of the full tree as a frosted silver background with the name of the tree stamped in silver too within the silhouette. Laid over that is the leaf and sometimes the fruit of the tree, both in coloured enamel with the shadow of the let picked out as shiny silver. Finally each pin bears an coloured Olympic Games or Paralympic Games logo. These are a very well designed set of pins as they combine so many elements and different styles of manufacture, one of the best sets we have seen so far.

The pins are arranged in the boxed set in a tree shape to finish off the package. Unfortunately, there is no inlay card or any details about the trees on the packaging, which would have been a great feature.