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Apr 1st, 2015, 03:52 PM
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My poppy arrived today!

My Poppy from the Tower of London https://poppies.hrp.org.uk was delivered today. I am thrilled.

(I had checked my order # last week and it still showed mine hadn't been processed/packed/sent yet and there was no estimated date)
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Apr 1st, 2015, 04:13 PM
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A stirring display, and fun souvenir.
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Apr 1st, 2015, 04:54 PM
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Mine says it is in transit...can't wait!
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Apr 2nd, 2015, 04:48 PM
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Janisj, this was a wonderful thing to do.
IIRC, it goes to a very good cause.
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Apr 2nd, 2015, 07:23 PM
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Hi JANISJ, also received my poppy this week. Beautiful - but the red color is deeper than I expected. I will treasure it always.

Looking forward to your trip reports for yoru upcoming jaunts to London this year.
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Apr 3rd, 2015, 12:16 AM
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Glad it arrived safely Janis. What a special thing to own. May your poppy bring you, and others who have purchased one, many years of joy and remembrance.

Not long now till Belgium.
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Apr 7th, 2015, 11:41 AM
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I got my poppy today, but it arrived broken. The packaging was perfectly intact. One petal was broken off and then a small piece of that petal was also broken off. I could glue the small piece back on, but the petal itself does not even match where it is supposed to be broken from and therefore can't be attached. I am really disappointed, but have emailed them to ask what I should do. AAARRRGH!
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Apr 7th, 2015, 11:46 AM
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Oh - that is too bad jane. I'd be very upset.

Let us know what you find out.
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Apr 7th, 2015, 11:50 AM
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that's great jj.

Jane - you are not alone in this - I think that they are offering to replace broken ones - here's the info on the website:

http://support.britishlegion.org.uk/...ies-order-faqs
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Apr 7th, 2015, 12:02 PM
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Wow. We were in London and visited the Tower. What a beautiful, moving display the poppies made. We NEVER saw any opportunity/display to purchase said poppies.

I searched the site and was unable to find a contact in order to be placed on any kind of mailing list for possible future purchases.

If anybody can send me the link (which clearly I've missed), I would be grateful.
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Apr 7th, 2015, 12:12 PM
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>>We NEVER saw any opportunity/display to purchase said poppies.

I searched the site and was unable to find a contact in order to be placed on any kind of mailing list for possible future purchases.<<

AFAIK purchasing was on-line and they sold out last Fall.

But check the websites to be sure

https://poppies.hrp.org.uk
http://www.britishlegion.org.uk
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Apr 7th, 2015, 12:22 PM
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I believe all the poppies were sold by the end of October last year.
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Apr 7th, 2015, 12:51 PM
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janisj--

Last October we visited some of the Somme battlefields and I was very moved by the thousands of poppy wreaths, crosses, etc., that people had placed on monuments, cemeteries, battle sites, churches, etc. The sad thing is that when I wore on November 11 the little plastic poppy I had acquired at one of the visitors centers, most here had no idea what it was, let alone what it meant.

Most of our history has been put down the memory hole, and you know the saying about those who forget the past. May God help us.
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Apr 7th, 2015, 12:59 PM
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dwdvagamundo: >>The sad thing is that when I wore on November 11 the little plastic poppy I had acquired at one of the visitors centers, most here had no idea what it was, let alone what it meant.<<

It is always striking -- in the UK just about everyone wears a poppy leading up to 11/11 and Remembrance Sunday
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Apr 8th, 2015, 08:19 AM
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Thanks for the link annhig. It took me to the email to which I have already sent a message. I'm sure it will take a few days for them to get back to me.
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Apr 8th, 2015, 12:09 PM
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that's good, jane.

Let us know how you get on.
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Apr 9th, 2015, 08:48 AM
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A quick update. I got an email response from them, referring me to another email address. I have sent off a note to the new address and hopefully will hear back in a couple of days.
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Apr 9th, 2015, 09:57 AM
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I had an email today from the appeal to say that all poppies have been dispatched. I got mine back before Christmas, but then I am in the UK
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Apr 9th, 2015, 10:01 AM
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>>I had an email today from the appeal to say that all poppies have been dispatched. I got mine back before Christmas, but then I am in the UK<<

The e-mail I received today said all were sold but not all sent yet:

>>To date over 860,000 poppies have been delivered to their new owners. We are making the final few UK deliveries over the next week, with all international deliveries expected to be completed by the end of April.<<

The good they are doing is amazing: >>Each of the service charity partners has received a staggering £1.2m and you can find out here how they are already using this money to help their causes. We anticipate that this figure will rise even further once we complete our accounts<<
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Apr 9th, 2015, 10:10 AM
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Wasn't there some problem with the original shipper and that contributed to the wait for people to receive their poppies? I remember reading something about that.
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