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dave
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From: Leicestershire, England
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posted 03-06-2004 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dave   Click Here to Email dave     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a book from 1986 called "Space Patches-from Mercury to the Space Shuttle" by Judith Kaplan and Robert Muniz(Sterling Pub,New York 1st edition)-128 pages with many colour pix of patches and details of how each patch was designed...anybody wants it mail me!

AM curious as to why this book is on sale for 53 on Amazon?????????

[This message has been edited by dave (edited March 06, 2004).]

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-06-2004 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon's listing for this title is through used book dealers and only three copies are available at current. It may be that supply and demand has driven the price of this book skyward, similar to what has happened to Murray's and Cox' "Apollo" (that commands similar prices on the secondary market).

I do not know if faced with the decision today that I would pay the prices quoted for "Space Patches". While it has been a good book to have on the shelf for reference, if needed I could probably find much of the same information on NASA's website and inside Russ Still's "Relics of the Space Race" (that also addresses which company manufactured the official patches for NASA; a topic I do not believe is discussed in "Space Patches")... not to mention the excellent resource websites: www.spacepatches.info and www.genedorr.com/patches

dave
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From: Leicestershire, England
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posted 03-06-2004 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dave   Click Here to Email dave     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah,i think i would agree with that,its a good book but hardly worth those prices even if it is rare?
Anybody wanting it enough can make me a sensible offer and its yours

hoorenz
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From: The Netherlands
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 03-07-2004 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I loved the book back in 1988 when I bought it at a second hand bookshop. I often wondered how piles of that book ended up here in the Netherlands... It has certainly fueled my interest in space patches. The pictures were very nice. Man! How much I wanted these GTSI and Mach 25 patches... Through the years, I have discovered some strange errors and omissions, but that was before the time when all of us could discuss things in such a high speed on the internet... so for that time, it was a very good book.

Erik
spacepatches.info

John K. Rochester
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posted 03-09-2004 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert.. Murray and Cox' "Apollo" is commanding what kind of prices?.... How about one that is signed by Deke Slayton?

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