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In 2016 The Paul Cummins’ WW I Centennial Ceramic Red Poppies Will Be At Caernarfon Castle, Wales.

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Remembrance Day/Poppy Day 2016, In The U.K., Will Be On Sunday, November 13.

by Anura Guruge


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My Paul Cummins “Tower of London” Ceramic Red Poppy from 2014 — centenary.


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Click to access official “British Legion” page for 2016 “Remembrance Sunday”.


With this post we kick off the 2016 “Poppy Day” posts.

Remembrance, Honor & Pride.



by Anura Guruge

Some Tower Of London’ Ceramic Red Poppies Move To St. George’s Hall In Liverpool.

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Click to access pretty amazing gallery of pictures.


Red Poppies Popping Up All Over London Well Ahead Of Poppy Day/Remembrance Day 2015.

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My Paul Cummins “Tower Of London”  Ceramic Red Poppy.


The Historic “Tower Of London” Paul Cummins’ Ceramic Red Poppies, All 888,246, SOLD OUT.

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Well that is all good news. I am happy.

Click here to go to the ‘6 charities’ referred to in the notice.

OK. Given my wont and bent I did some sums. The poppies were £25 each (without shipping and handling).

So 888,246 poppies should have generated £22.2 Million. [At the current £1 = $1.46 that is $32.4 million. Not shabby at all, at all.]

[There are saying that they only sold 860,000. That would have generated £21.5 Million. I can believe that 28,246 were given to folks, got damaged etc.]

So at £1.2 Million per charity they have distributed £7.2 Million. That is 32.4%.

OK. Yes, there were costs. I assume Paul Cummins got a cut too. But, 32.4%. Hhhmmm.

Yes, they say that more might be distributed. I hope so.

Am I the ONLY one who has done the sums. I would have liked to see the number closer to 50%.


I just checked eBay. True to the policy they instituted, there are NO ceramic poppies per for sale. Just a lot of expensive artwork and posters.

I have mixed feelings about this. How long will they keep the policy in place. What happens IF my kids want to sell my poppy 10 years from now. I think it would be good to have a 1 year moratorium. Then it should be a free market.

I checked the Web as a whole. Couldn’t find any so to speak. So, GOOD JOB.