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From: Morrisonville, New York USA
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posted 06-08-2007 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard   Click Here to Email Richard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just recently purchased an Apollo 11 beta cloth patch from eBay. However, I now notice that the patch does not have the words Apollo 11 written on it like the others I've seen. Does anyone know more about this?


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From: Seminole, Fla.
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posted 06-08-2007 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The versions without the flight name were issued as commemoratives by the cloth's manufacturer, Owens Corning. They came in a set with a US flag and a "Man on the Moon" logo, both also on beta cloth.


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posted 01-08-2012 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nyos   Click Here to Email Nyos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought on eBay a beautiful Apollo 11 beta cloth patch (50$). Do you know the real story of this patch version (blue without APOLLO 11)?

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posted 01-14-2012 12:44 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As above mentioned, this was put out as a commemorative patch by the Owens-Corning company. Besides not having 'Apollo 11' the background is blue, not black like the mission logo.

The package included the patch, an american flag, and a patch of a LM on the surface with 'Man on the Moon' above and 'July 20, 1969' below.

It also came with an information sheet:

"Apollo Emblems'

Which has a photo of an astronaut with a description of the beta patches on one side and an ad for Fiberglas insulation on the other.

Yours is unusual in that it is hemmed. Mission patches were hemmed for use, but this is not a mission patch.

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From: Paris, France
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posted 01-14-2012 02:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The hemming looks pretty amateurish though - the edges are far from straight - which would suggest it was done by a previous owner of the commemorative patch.

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