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15/3: Ticketing Pin

imageSo, it's 500 days to go, you've just applied for your tickets, and wait!  Here's the opportunity for a pin...

A reader, Pippin, has said that when he made his ticket application, he got the chance to purchase a Ticketing pin.

No word on issue size but given the number of tickets that are available, we guess it's a big number!

13/3: Thomas Cook Pin

imageLooks like Thomas Cook have released a pin. It is a silver base with the Thomas Cook logo sandwiched between a blue Games logo and the Paralympic logo. The pin is 55mm wide by 28mm tall.

The pins are for staff only and will not be available to the public.

Photo reproduced with permission.

11/3: 500 DTG Pins Available from 9.00am on 12th March

A couple of days ago, there was a comment on our message board about being able to buy the 500 days to go pins in advance so that they could be worn on the day.


We're pleased to say that in direct response to that comment, we've been told that the sale date has been brought forward and the 500 days to go pins will be available for sale from 9am tomorrow morning - Saturday 12th March.

9/3: Mini Pin

Pin MINI0001No, not  a smaller version of another pin this time. But a pin of a Mini. 

Thanks to a reader for sending us the details. This pin was issued on 1st March to workers at the Cowley plant just outside Oxford where BMW produce the Mini, The pin shows a cream coloured car with an orange logo and the wording 'official partner'.

No word on the issue size.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

7/3: London 2012 Shop Pin

7/3: London 2012 Shop PinAlong with the new London 2012 shop at Heathrow last week, a new pin was released.

This pin is exclusive to the London 2012 shop and at present only available in Heathrow, although we understand it will be moving into the other shops (St Pancras and Paddington) soon.

This is pin number 535 and is limited to 2,012 pieces.

7/3: 500 Days To Go Pins

imageDetails about the 500 days to go pins are available today.

Four Pins will be available from next Tuesday  - 15th March. Three of them use the irregular shape background, countdown number and date and complement previous countdown pins.