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Title: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on August 17, 2018, 12:10:38 PM
Collected badges this morning.

Q jumped the gun on sending in his order so he is the guinea pig. His have been sent. Stamp was 2nd L. Post Master said that was more than fine.

I have requests from Quentin, AnnC, Winston, Robin, Jimmy, Sue, Ebor, Vince, John,  Penn, Nigel, Martin, Nick CB.
Send me your SAE anytime, as in my PM. 40p each.
If I have missed anyone, please PM me.
I have 12 of the 50 left. If anyone else wants in please PM me.

Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on August 17, 2018, 02:47:56 PM
I made sure there was enough postage to ensure it safely cross the international boundary  ;D
Will let you know when they arrive, and thanks again Greg for doing this.
Gun Jumper  ;)
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Winston Smith on August 17, 2018, 02:52:04 PM
I've just returned from sending my money and envelope off. I needed to put a 79p 2nd class stamp on each. Perhaps because I used (pre-used, you know me!) padded envelopes, which wouldn't fit through the narrower of the gaps on his gauge?
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: GPS on August 17, 2018, 03:22:32 PM
I've just returned from sending my money and envelope off. I needed to put a 79p 2nd class stamp on each. Perhaps because I used (pre-used, you now me!) padded envelopes, which wouldn't fit through the narrower of the gaps on his gauge?

Blimey, is 2nd class post in the UK really 79p?  1st class airmail from Cyprus to UK is 67 (euro) cents.........

Graham
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Robin Tims on August 17, 2018, 03:39:52 PM
Many thanks Greg. I will get the envelopes and cash away over the weekend.

Cheers,

Robin
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on August 17, 2018, 04:42:07 PM
Greg - I can't do anything until I get home from Whitby, but I'll act asap after next weekend.  :||: :M
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: AnnC on August 17, 2018, 06:21:13 PM
 :D will get the cash and envelopes away asap.  Thank you,  AnnC
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Martin P on August 18, 2018, 09:34:22 PM
Money and s.a.e sent today. ta.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on August 19, 2018, 08:35:12 AM
I've just returned from sending my money and envelope off. I needed to put a 79p 2nd class stamp on each. Perhaps because I used (pre-used, you now me!) padded envelopes, which wouldn't fit through the narrower of the gaps on his gauge?

Blimey, is 2nd class post in the UK really 79p?  1st class airmail from Cyprus to UK is 67 (euro) cents.........

Graham

I think was for padded envelopes and things. I expected something a bit more prosaic.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on August 19, 2018, 08:53:14 AM
I decided to use padded envelopes to ensure our luverly brand spanking new badges got safely to me.
If anyone got a glimpse of their shiny loveliness I know they wouldn't be able to resist....
Apparently  8)
Q
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: GPS on August 19, 2018, 11:56:36 AM
I've just returned from sending my money and envelope off. I needed to put a 79p 2nd class stamp on each. Perhaps because I used (pre-used, you now me!) padded envelopes, which wouldn't fit through the narrower of the gaps on his gauge?

Blimey, is 2nd class post in the UK really 79p?  1st class airmail from Cyprus to UK is 67 (euro) cents.........

Graham

I think was for padded envelopes and things. I expected something a bit more prosaic.

Ah, right.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: vof on August 19, 2018, 06:05:31 PM
s.a.e. & 80p posted off today.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Julian S on August 20, 2018, 11:22:03 AM
Sent mine. Trust me to use old, non standard envelopes - cost extra and me a Yorkshireman...could have put the extra pennies towards my next instrument ! And I splashed out on first-class post...

J
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on August 20, 2018, 12:15:57 PM
Sent mine. Trust me to use old, non standard envelopes - cost extra and me a Yorkshireman...could have put the extra pennies towards my next instrument ! And I splashed out on first-class post...

J

You have to speculate...
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Winston Smith on August 20, 2018, 04:54:01 PM
"I splashed out on first-class post..."

Now, that was rash! Especially when the 2nd class probably will get there beforehand.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on August 20, 2018, 06:40:18 PM
"I splashed out on first-class post..."

Now, that was rash! Especially when the 2nd class probably will get there beforehand.

Your badges are on their way.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Winston Smith on August 20, 2018, 07:25:46 PM
Thank you. I'll see them when I get back from Whitby, those and my newly acquired Liliput! (I just had to find out what all the fuss is about the little bleeders)
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on August 21, 2018, 01:50:45 PM
Badges sent to Nick, Julian, Martin and Robin.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on August 21, 2018, 01:52:07 PM
Postie says they do need large letter stamps
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Martin P on August 21, 2018, 09:59:36 PM
Do I owe you something for postage as I only attached a std 2nd class stamp?
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on August 23, 2018, 09:37:24 AM
Badges sent to Vince, Sue, Jacko and Gren.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Chris Ryall on August 23, 2018, 02:56:14 PM
Not seen any in Whitby in 3 days (except mine)
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Winston Smith on August 23, 2018, 04:12:11 PM
I would have worn mine at Whitby, but I couldn't get to them till I got back home last night! I'm over-the-moon with them, many thanks to all involved.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on August 23, 2018, 08:21:29 PM
Badges sent to Anne and Michael.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on August 24, 2018, 08:51:52 AM
Hi Greg,
Mine have arrived this morning - they're great!
Thanks for doing this for us Melnetters.
Cheers
Q
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Julian S on August 24, 2018, 09:12:58 AM
Mine have arrived safely as well - another vote of thanks for Greg

J
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Winston Smith on August 24, 2018, 10:44:54 AM
Now all we need is someone who can knock up some stickers, with glue that won't damage our instruments when they're pulled off!
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Robin Tims on August 24, 2018, 10:47:30 AM
Greg, many thanks, my badges arrived safely a couple of days ago.

Much appreciate that you took this on, nice one.

Robin
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: AnnC on August 24, 2018, 08:39:50 PM
Not seen any in Whitby in 3 days (except mine)
I thought I'd spotted you sporting one in the distance  (:) but was tied up with the Morris  :|||: so couldn't catch up with you to say "hello".
 Thank you Greg, the envelope arrived on the mat today, found it as we all staggered in after the parade this evening and will be wearing one tomorrow  ;D
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on August 24, 2018, 09:24:22 PM
Now all we need is someone who can knock up some stickers, with glue that won't damage our instruments when they're pulled off!

Would Avery work, or are they too permanent?
[Edit: I think they are removable with an alcohol rub, but I've never tried it]
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Winston Smith on August 24, 2018, 10:37:17 PM
"Would Avery work"

I thought they made shop scales? Or, to put it another way, I've no idea whatsoever!
I had thought that the vinyl sticker man who has replaced signwriting would be the easiest, but they may be too expensive.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on August 24, 2018, 11:36:44 PM
"Would Avery work"

I thought they [Avery] made shop scales? Or, to put it another way, I've no idea whatsoever!
I had thought that the vinyl sticker man who has replaced signwriting would be the easiest, but they may be too expensive.

Avery are THE supplier for label blanks. Removable adhesive paper blanks would cost about £6 plus postage for box of 20 sheets. I have a friend with a laser printer who might help.
Commercial manufacture is cheap per label but minimum order quantities seem to be £40 (for 500 plastic labels).

I have another friend with a printing business. I could ask him for options.

Is there any interest
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Winston Smith on August 24, 2018, 11:42:07 PM
Depending on cost, I'd have a few. Don't know how many just now, as it's past my bedtime!
My printer mate (from our youth) retired last year, and he specialised in labels, b****r!
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on August 25, 2018, 12:10:40 AM
Depending on cost, I'd have a few. Don't know how many just now, as it's past my bedtime!
My printer mate (from our youth) retired last year, and he specialised in labels, b****r!

Cost of removable adhesive plastic labels, 40mm dia,  printed,  is about 8p each plus postage. But minimum order is £40ish, which is 25 sheets of 18 labels. If they're moved on by the sheet this would come to £1.60 a sheet plus postage (A4 envelope), which seems reasonable to me.

I think we need about 23 more people interested.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Winston Smith on August 25, 2018, 12:13:47 AM
I'd take a sheet, and if the order proved to be difficult to make up, I'd take another as well.
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: AnnC on August 25, 2018, 10:08:50 AM
 (:) I'll have a sheet too please
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on August 25, 2018, 10:19:53 AM
New thread started in buy and sell (don't know if that's an appropriate place. Leave it up to Theo to decide). If you're interested, please post there.

https://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,22738.0.html

Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: penn on August 25, 2018, 05:43:05 PM
Badges received yesterday thanks Greg. Made it's first outing with the Morris today!
thanks
Gren
Title: Re: Get your luverly Melnet badges
Post by: Worldsend on August 25, 2018, 07:34:06 PM
Badges received thank you

How about sew on badges?

We paid £25 for set up for my bee group design

 company can  can embroider onto tops or have badges made  about £4 per badge