Paul Cummins Designer Poppies - £30.95 Delivered @ Poppies/Tower of London
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Paul Cummins Designer Poppies - £30.95 Delivered @ Poppies/Tower of London

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Found 5th Aug 2014
Hand made in Paul Cummins' studio, poppies are available for £25.00 +p&p (£5.95). 10% from each poppy, plus all net proceeds, will be shared equally amongst six service charities. Poppies will only be available to purchase throughout the duration of the installation. The Tower Poppies are being sold by Paul Cummins Ceramics Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red Limited with the support of Historic Royal Palaces.

There are only over 800,000 at the Tower of London & they are selling fast! Buy them before they go! Support the armed forces that defend your country & keep you safe! Thank you.

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Going to wait til after 11th Nov for these to drop

Ordered mine didn't want to wait for the price to drop as that would not be in the spirit of things all the money going to charity and all.

Saw pictures of this lovely installation online the other day - very beautiful - hope I get down to London to see it in person before it is dismantled

catlady

Ordered mine didn't want to wait for the price to drop as that would not … Ordered mine didn't want to wait for the price to drop as that would not be in the spirit of things all the money going to charity and all.

Did you read the OP? Most of the money appears to be going into the manufacturer. The charities get £2.50 between SIX of them, the manufacturer gets £22.50. If you are buying this just to make a charity donation you'd be much better off donating the £30 between the six charities, giving them £5 each instead of 41p each. But I guess some people prefer to have a ceramic poppy to show off their charitability...

Edited by: "therealslimkaty" 5th Aug 2014

therealslimkaty

Did you read the OP? Most of the money appears to be going into the … Did you read the OP? Most of the money appears to be going into the manufacturer. The charities get £2.50 between SIX of them, the manufacturer gets £22.50. If you are buying this just to make a charity donation you'd be much better off donating the £30 between the six charities, giving them £5 each instead of 41p each. But I guess some people prefer to have a ceramic poppy to show off their charitability...



Maybe I'm wrong but it states,10% from each poppy, PLUS ALL NET PROCEEDS.

I'm presuming more than the 10% goes to the charities.

Heat added, got mine ordered!

bootneck42

Maybe I'm wrong but it states,10% from each poppy, PLUS ALL NET … Maybe I'm wrong but it states,10% from each poppy, PLUS ALL NET PROCEEDS.I'm presuming more than the 10% goes to the charities.Heat added, got mine ordered!



Yes I read that too. Net proceeds are nothing to do with the sale of these ceramic poppies going by that wording. It must be money made by people dropping coins in boxes at the display or something. So enjoy your £30 poppy of which £2.50 reaches actual charity.

Original Poster

I believe there are only approx 8000 left. That means 800,000 have already been sold in less than half a day. The price will certainly not drop!

Original Poster

I've spoken to Paul's team to clarify any speculation from these comments about charitable donations.

The fact is that some of the proceeds will cover the "materials used" in making these items only! The proceeds from these ceramic poppies WILL NOT go to the staff or to it's company for profit!

The £5.95 is a general P&P charge to cover all locations across the UK & British Isles.

I hope that clarifies & arbitrates any uncertainty?

Thank you.

Net proceeds are what is left after costs ... the costs to make the poppies, the costs to transport them etc. So, a lot more than just £2.50 should be going to charity. The BBC say it's hoped that the sale of 888,246 poppies will raise £15 million ... which is roughy £17 a poppy.

Edited by: "marble" 5th Aug 2014

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As residents & domicile citizens of the UK we should show our support. The UK has always been united & that's always been one of our strongest characteristics. You've always shown your unity during good & bad times. If you think about it our country was almost ruled by Germany in 1st & then again in the 2nd world war. If that happened then I wouldn't want to imagine the UK today!

Be thankful at least. A donation is not required if your income situation is difficult.

therealslimkaty

Yes I read that too. Net proceeds are nothing to do with the sale of … Yes I read that too. Net proceeds are nothing to do with the sale of these ceramic poppies going by that wording. It must be money made by people dropping coins in boxes at the display or something. So enjoy your £30 poppy of which £2.50 reaches actual charity.



I believe net profits mean, profits after all manufacturing, transport & necessary labour costs have been paid and the remainder will go to the Charities.

10% at point of sale and the rest when the event is over as I presume they're not Psychic to know how much it will cost as yet as its pre-order!

This should be scorching!

Why not just give the whole lot to the charities and not buy a ceramic poppy?

Angof

Why not just give the whole lot to the charities and not buy a ceramic … Why not just give the whole lot to the charities and not buy a ceramic poppy?



I can't speak for anyone else, although I do donate to certain charities especially Help for Heroes, but I purchased one of these Poppies not only for the donations for the Charities, but also to have something I believe is a piece of History, and not to show people an award for any donation i have made, but so I can look at it and be reminded of all the the Selfless men & women who sacrificed their tomorrow for our today, and be very thankful for what they did, and what I have!

If someone buys one of these poppies who would not normally make a donation or just wants the ceramic poppy because it looks nice, is that not a bonus for the charities?

Lest We Forget!

Original Poster

Some of these comments & responses are very honourable & heartfelt. On behalf of the general public of the UK - Thank you.

Heat added for the memory of all our soldiers who fought in wars past and present and to anyone waiting for 'the price to drop' get a life, there's a time and a place for bargain hunting, this is not one of them!

Haha... cummins.

I've bought one. Yes, I could have given all the money direct to the Poppy Appeal, but I want to own a piece of this incredible artwork. I'll still donate money to the Poppy Appeal this year, as I do every year.

ses6jwg

Haha... cummins.



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I am going to buy one, my grandad's nephew died in WW1, aged 20. I have even found where his grave is and would love to buy a ceramic poppy for me to remember him. I think the display at the Tower is awesome.

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joesmum

I am going to buy one, my grandad's nephew died in WW1, aged 20. I have … I am going to buy one, my grandad's nephew died in WW1, aged 20. I have even found where his grave is and would love to buy a ceramic poppy for me to remember him. I think the display at the Tower is awesome.



That's very touching. Bless you. Thank you for sharing.

This is called capitalism. First they make money out of your holidays and religious events. And now the departed loved ones. Seriously guys open your eyes. We have gone so comfortable with our lives that we feel giving few quids for a tangible item can quench our guilty conscious . I agree if you really want to help give it to the charity directly. If this was really a selfless act by the govt then they would have given the entire proceed to the charity. You are already paying an enormous amount in tax. I feel so sorry for our citizen now they are using our emotions to blackmail us. Just imagine their faces if a single one off these poppies don't get sold, then they will lash out on you for not having a heart for your loved ones.


Believe me the general public is always the one getting the brunt of this. And I assure you some of your tax money must have already gone into this project.

I would buy one but when part of money to charity goes to H4H who will not help injured soldiers before 2001 i have to object

A lot of the comments on this post, is exactly why I didn't post this myself this morning. Some people just spend their lives writing pathetic things on posts. If you're not interested in whats being advertised, why bother commenting?

Not only is it giving some money to charity, its been part of an amazing display, to honour those that died in the first world war.

Ordered mine this morning. Heat added

Just send them this email. I am sure few here would like the answer of this. I would encourage you to ask the same.

Hi,

I really appreciate all the hardwork that went into this great display of poppy, and thank you guys for donating 10% of proceed from each poppy. I just have few questions before I make the purchase.

1. Can you please clarify exactly how much of the £30 + 5.95 will go to the charity. Your description says 10% plus net proceed.
2. When will the charity get the money from the sale?
3. Was any of the UK taxpayers money used in this project?

Thanks for all your help in advance.

Best regards,

Aziz

Just out of interest amoten84, what bearing will the reply have on this original post. This was to purchase a poppy to remember those who fell in war. Either purchase or don't ....No matter what is on offer some people are so cynical.

Angof

Why not just give the whole lot to the charities and not buy a ceramic … Why not just give the whole lot to the charities and not buy a ceramic poppy?


Because some people want a ceramic poppy...& if some of it goes to charity, that's a bonus for them.

Their choice basically

roy7423

I would buy one but when part of money to charity goes to H4H who will … I would buy one but when part of money to charity goes to H4H who will not help injured soldiers before 2001 i have to object



A portion also goes to SSAFA who will help anyone who has EVER served in our forces (and their families)

valian

Just out of interest amoten84, what bearing will the reply have on this … Just out of interest amoten84, what bearing will the reply have on this original post. This was to purchase a poppy to remember those who fell in war. Either purchase or don't ....No matter what is on offer some people are so cynical.



You are right valian. Probably none, I am not being cynical just wanted to find the fine print on what is exactly on offer.

n15hu

I believe there are only approx 8000 left. That means 800,000 have … I believe there are only approx 8000 left. That means 800,000 have already been sold in less than half a day. The price will certainly not drop!


How do you know that there are only 8000 left?

Original Poster

SaadiMonkey

How do you know that there are only 8000 left?



You can email or ring Paul Cummins hello@paulcumminsceramics.com
or 01332 349369

You can also contact The Tower of London Remember team on 0303 770 1914.

You should be able to get facts & figures from them.

heat added.

anything that raises money for these worthy charities is a good thing. anything that i can put in my house or garden that will make my nephews ask questions, and allow me to impart some knowledge and keep remembrance active is a good thing.

i'd also like to think that it will be kept safe, and when i die it can be passed on to a younger relative who in turn can impart some knowledge and again.......keep remembrance going.

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gav123

heat added.anything that raises money for these worthy charities is a … heat added.anything that raises money for these worthy charities is a good thing. anything that i can put in my house or garden that will make my nephews ask questions, and allow me to impart some knowledge and keep remembrance active is a good thing.i'd also like to think that it will be kept safe, and when i die it can be passed on to a younger relative who in turn can impart some knowledge and again.......keep remembrance going.



Very well said gav123. Thank you.

This isn't an either/or. The poppy appeal in November will raise more than it ever has before, rightly so. I've bought two ceramic poppies as a lasting tribute. They also happen to look beautiful.

If the haters were all here a century ago they'd feel very differently after 4 years of war. If they were that lucky. But not to waste time on them. Good on you, everyone also voting this up. I'll be buying my paper poppy this year too and I'll wear it with pride.


I had no idea these were available to own, and I'll now be delighted when mine arrives. Thanks OP!

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stevieshoes

This isn't an either/or. The poppy appeal in November will raise more … This isn't an either/or. The poppy appeal in November will raise more than it ever has before, rightly so. I've bought two ceramic poppies as a lasting tribute. They also happen to look beautiful. If the haters were all here a century ago they'd feel very differently after 4 years of war. If they were that lucky. But not to waste time on them. Good on you, everyone also voting this up. I'll be buying my paper poppy this year too and I'll wear it with pride.




Thank you

Original Poster

TheGreatPoobarr

I had no idea these were available to own, and I'll now be delighted when … I had no idea these were available to own, and I'll now be delighted when mine arrives. Thanks OP!



You are welcome. Thanks

Brilliant post.

Ordered mine earlier. I don't care if some of the money is for the cost of the poppies, the fact is, some of it goes to charity which I think is great!
Also, I get a piece of history in return!

Thanks

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Jonobiwan

Brilliant post.Ordered mine earlier. I don't care if some of the money is … Brilliant post.Ordered mine earlier. I don't care if some of the money is for the cost of the poppies, the fact is, some of it goes to charity which I think is great!Also, I get a piece of history in return!Thanks



That's very kind. Thank you.

amoten84

Just send them this email. I am sure few here would like the answer of … Just send them this email. I am sure few here would like the answer of this. I would encourage you to ask the same.Hi,I really appreciate all the hardwork that went into this great display of poppy, and thank you guys for donating 10% of proceed from each poppy. I just have few questions before I make the purchase.1. Can you please clarify exactly how much of the £30 + 5.95 will go to the charity. Your description says 10% plus net proceed. 2. When will the charity get the money from the sale?3. Was any of the UK taxpayers money used in this project?Thanks for all your help in advance.Best regards,Aziz



To be honest, I DON'T CARE how much of my tax went towards it as its for a great cause, and surely if you are that bothered is it not a good thing they are being sold to the public in November after Armistice day for more money for the Charities, and I believe the Blood Swept Lands And Seas of Red exhibition at the tower of London is very fitting to commemorate the 888,246 fallen British and Colonial service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Please Note £15m is the estimate to be raised from the Poppies for the six Charities, not to mention the funds raised on site over the next few months at the tower of London and other donations.

Thanks
John

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