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Post Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:11 am 
 

it's been a while...........

I have a lapel pin that I got when I joined the RPGA when it was first invented.  I actually also found the membership certificate with the Charter Member Gold Sticker to prove it, too.

Is this a "sentimental value" type of thing or would it actually have some value?

Its copper colored, has a raised die in the middle with the letters TSR on it and around the outer edge are the words Role Playing Game Association.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:18 pm 
 

I bought an RPGA cloisonné pin awhile ago, but I don't recall it being more than $15-20 or so.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:10 pm 
 

This one isn't cloisonne'
Its made of solid metal; no color to it other than the copper....like an American penny.....don't know if that makes a difference.


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:01 pm 
 

I believe vonmolkew's talking about the tiny bronze (?) "tie tack" pin the RPGA issued to members in the 1980s. They didn't switch to full-color pins until 1990 or so.



I can't recall ever seeing the tie tack show up on ebay. (I've been half-looking for a spare, myself.) I bet it would go for more than the cloisonné pins.



I still have my bronze pin, too. In fact, I had it stuck next to my name on my Gen Con badge three years running.  The pin is so small that nobody ever notices it. I can try to put up a photo later tonight.

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:28 am 
 

Contrarian wrote:I can try to put up a photo later tonight.


And here we go (with a dime for scale):

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So, anybody remember seeing one come up?

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:38 am 
 

I'm sure I have one of those, still stuck to the plastic backing I think, I also have the origional package that came with your membership card etc as well.. they did a couple of pins over the years I recall..

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:40 am 
 

That would be it!

Nice close-up BTW........................


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