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posted 06-12-2006 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I acquired this STS-51E patch the other day and just wanted to check with the experts to see what they think. From what I've read my impression is that this is an original AB (with dark blue edging) that was then trimmed and had the Baudry - Garn tab sewn on by hand. Can anyone confirm this?

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posted 06-12-2006 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yea, looks like original AB to me.

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posted 06-12-2006 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ben.

What about this offering currently on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7774457373

The one on the right is a replica. Is the one of the left a later AB or a Lion Brothers?

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posted 06-12-2006 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure about Lions, someone else would have to weigh in on that; but it looks like AB to me at first glance.

Yea, the one on the right is a replica with the blue border that goes all the way around.

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posted 06-13-2006 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dmash4077   Click Here to Email dmash4077     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lion Brothers from what I know didn't make a 51E, Ben is right, the one on the left is AB, and the one on th right is a repro

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posted 06-28-2006 02:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The overlock border on the right patch is interesting. I own exactly such a patch and discovered this is the way this path maker covered up the amputation of the Baudry tab. Note that the AB also has a light blue twill background, which indicates it is not the original 51E 'Baudry Only' production run. The blue background was needed when the seperate tab was added, otherwise there would be a small dark blue 'gap' between the border of te original patch and the tab, something which can be seen in the earlier versions with the dark blue background.

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posted 06-28-2006 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes. It is. I have it.
K.

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