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22/5: London 2012 Pins from USA and Pin Licensing

Late on Friday a few readers started receiving mailings about 24 commemorative (i.e. retail) pins available in the US. Just to be clear, these are official pins made under licence, but they are not part of the 2,012 pins being made by Honav UK, they are manufactured under a different LOCOG licence.

17/5: New Cadbury Pin

When the Cadbury Spots and Stripes pins came out numbered CAD0003 and 4, it was obvious that CAD0002 was 'missing'. Jerry from Cadbury Spots & Stripes kindly posted on the blog comments that the pin was being issued internally following a colleague design competition.

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