Sunday, 28 December 2014

Thrupenny bit 'Remembrance' cufflinks

The extraordinary 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation which flooded the moat of the Tower of London in 2014 really got me thinking. I'd made World War commemorative thrupenny bit coin cufflinks before, but I realised I should be donating the profits from their sale to a relevant good cause.

So in time for Armistice Day I created a small collection of limited edition WW2 remembrance thrupenny bit cufflinks. There were just three pairs which featured coins minted in 1939 and 1945, marking the start & end of the war. The remaining six pairs featured matching coins minted in 1945. 80% of their price went directly to the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal fund.

The cufflinks proved gratifyingly popular and they all sold in a flash. It was such a ridiculously tiny thing for me to do to mark an occasion of such massive significance, but it felt good to do it.