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andrewcli
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posted 06-01-2009 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcli   Click Here to Email andrewcli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Go4Launch:
I guess I must have a different definition of what collecting space memorabilia is. This is more like collecting replica space memorabilia. But to each his own...
I can see both sides. For the past few years, I have been collecting crew patches and I am missing one patch now.

Chances are, this patch would probably not find it's way to auction, but if it does, it will probably be a flown example and I will have to pass on it because of the cost. I'm planning to frame my crew patches with my signed photo of Eagle's ascent. So to have a replica that is closer to the artwork than to the ones available, I would chose the former. AB and LB did not do justice on the Apollo 9 patch. As for Apollo 17, that's another issue and I would tend to favor the vintage AB patch if I can't get the "White Eagle" version. I wouldn't mind seeing a better rendition of the Apollo 7 patch over the white patch too.

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You know... the thing is, as long as it's properly identified as a replica, and not a vintage example, I don't see the harm. Maybe Tim can include hidden initials or some kind of "tell" that would make it obvious it's not an original. One thing I've discovered over the years is that patch collectors are as varied in their collecting habits and approaches as in any other hobby. I too concentrate on vintage crew patches, as made for the astronauts, but I do have some modern replicas and "fantasy" patches in my collection and I'm happy to do so. As long as people can tell they're replicas, and they aren't being sold for outrageous vintage prices, it's tough to see the harm. That's my take anyway.

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posted 06-02-2009 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Speaking as someone who does not have the means to collect original patches and only collects the souvenir versions, I say to Tim, Go For It!!!

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posted 06-02-2009 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At last, Tim is only offering us the chance of having the same thing that AB is making for years (without any criticize) but... very best done. Go ahead Tim! Count with me in any way you like.

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Tim it was a pleasure to meet and talk with you about space patches. You know you have my support 100%! Go for it!! Thank you.

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posted 06-03-2009 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Back to the main focus of this thread...

The 12" Apollo patches have arrived and the orders sold will be shipping this week.

I also have the three patch set of Ares I-X based on NASA art (and used with permission).

Thanks to all those who continued to support this project. I can honestly say I couldn't have done it without you.

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posted 06-10-2009 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CPCM   Click Here to Email CPCM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As always, very nice Tim!

Michael Clemente
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posted 06-10-2009 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Clemente   Click Here to Email Michael Clemente     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my 12" Apollo patch and it is really nice. If you collect patches, this is one you should have in your collection. Looking forward for the Skylab patch next. AIM HIGH! Mike

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posted 06-11-2009 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Tim. I received my Ares I-X patch set in the mail today and it is very nice but the 12" Apollo patch just blows me away. It is awesome!!!! I highly recommend this to collectors.

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posted 06-30-2009 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcli   Click Here to Email andrewcli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, if you are going to have a watermark on the replica patches, I would use the one on your 50th Anniversary NASA patch, "TANG".

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I am a little late to this conversation about the Apollo 9 patch. Tim knows my thoughts. Make a decent Apollo 9. Tim is creative enough to make a subtle change so that it will be recognized as a "commemorative."

For those that want vintage or original... keep up the search and you have my best wishes. For those of us that display these things differently.... Make the patch.

Tim, you can sell 50. I need a couple.

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posted 08-07-2009 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a heads up: I've just approved the Skylab sample embroidered patch and am ready to take orders. I'll be posting the image and order form by next week. (See this thread.)

Skylab will be the last commemorative released this year.

In 2010 you'll see a patch celebrating international cooperation, the Space Shuttle Program and, Constellation. That will close out my commemorative series.

I am working on the Grumman LM patches and Apollo mission patches based on the original artwork. Stay tuned...

But today my grandson turns 2. So nothing gets done this weekend.

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posted 08-31-2009 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, thanks guy! I am using the X-15 image in our show and display as I want more people to see your fine work!

Keep us aware about the LM commemoratives! Hmmm... for some reason I have wanted the Grumman patches since I was an unofficial employee at the Cape in 1998, er... 1968?

J M Busby
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posted 09-13-2009 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When will the Skylab commemorative patch be available through The Space Store website?

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posted 09-15-2009 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Skylab patch will be ordered from the embroidery company soon. The response has not been what I hoped and I'm trying to obtain commitments to at least break even.

As soon as it is ordered - I will be happy to post an announcement. I appreciate all those who have send orders - I won't let you down.

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posted 09-15-2009 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacebrane   Click Here to Email spacebrane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, as you know, it took me longer than I had planned to send in my order (hope you got it--if not, please let me know ). Perhaps some other folks are the same way and orders will be coming in soon. Hang in there--you are a fabulous space artist!

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posted 10-15-2009 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a photo of my finished Skylab patch. I will have them early next week.

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posted 10-16-2009 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will admit I am not a fan of commemorative patches. I'd prefer to celebrate what is going on now rather than what happened 30 years ago. However, these patches are really beautiful and in some cases better looking than the original mission patches. Tim, thanks.

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posted 10-16-2009 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, this is a very nice one... again. Congratulations!

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posted 10-16-2009 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow very sharp Tim. Can't wait to get mine!

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posted 10-16-2009 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Clemente   Click Here to Email Michael Clemente     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another fantastic job. Can't wait to add it to my collection. A great design Tim. My hat is off to you.

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posted 10-21-2009 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patches have arrived! I am beginning to fill orders and plan to mail them on Saturday.

I am going to email everyone who submitted an order tonight to let them know it will be filled this week.

If you have submitted an order and don't receive an email from me. Please contact me as your order might be misplaced. I don't want to overlook any orders.

Thanks again for all of your kind comments and support on this project.

Michael Clemente
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posted 10-26-2009 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Clemente   Click Here to Email Michael Clemente     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my Skylab commemorative patch today and it is really nice tribute to the crew members of Skylab. The patch looks better in person then in the picture. Another great job Tim. Looking forward to next year's additions.

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Well done Tim! I received mine in the mail today and I agree the colors just pop out at you in person much more so than on your computer screen. Thanks again, Marcy

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posted 10-26-2009 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedc   Click Here to Email tedc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, I received my patch in Renton, WA today. Another fantastic effort on your part.

Mike Z
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I too received my Mercury, Gemini and Skylab patches they along with the Apollo, X-15 and NASA 50 years patches are are outstanding. WOW, WOW and WOW!! These patches are all so well done. Thanks Tim for your fantastic work and for having all of your patches available to us! Again THANK YOU TIM! You're the BEST!

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This Skylab patch is another truly awesome creation! Congrats, Tim!

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posted 07-12-2010 04:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow it's been eight months since the last posting. Well it's been the best of times and the worst of times, to quote from Dickens. In January of this year I was laid off. But in February Jorge and I were asked by the STS-133 crew to help them finish the design of their patch.

Anyway to mark the 35th Anniversary of Apollo-Soyuz, I am releasing the eighth patch in my series: EX ASTRUM INTELLIGENDO - "From Space (comes) Understanding". This design honors not only Apollo-Soyuz but the programs of cooperation that came after: Shuttle-MIR and the ISS.

Please visit this thread under Buy, Sell, Trade if you are interested.


© 2010 Tim Gagnon

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Hey Tim, the final design (and the patch itself) is really great! Congratulations for a new well done job.

Michael Clemente
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posted 09-25-2010 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Clemente   Click Here to Email Michael Clemente     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my patch today and it is beautiful. It is another great addition to anybodies collection. You did a fantastic job with the design of the patch. The picture doesn't do it justice. I look forward to see what comes out next. Thanks Tim.

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Originally posted by Michael Clemente:
I received my patch today... I look forward to see what comes out next. Thanks Tim.

Mine arrived as well (finally went to the mail box this morning) and I agree what a great patch!

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Mine arrived safely in the mail to-day Wednesday 29th, many thanks Tim. Super patch!

What patch do you plan to do next Tim? Anything currently in the pipeline?

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Thanks everyone for your kind words about the "Ex Astrum" patch. Kevin there are plenty of designs in the pipeline. In fact it's getting a bit clogged.

I've been wanting to do painting with Ed H. for a while now, but my patch work is keeping me very busy. Not complaining - actually very grateful. Everytime I am asked to help with a new patch, I'm still pleasantly surprised and remember what it was like years ago when the answer was quite different.

There will be some news soon.

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posted 09-29-2010 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful work Tim. Great job.

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posted 10-07-2010 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In 2007 I began to design a set of ten commemorative patches honoring milestones in our space program history. Titled "Celebrating 50 Years of America in Space" in order they are:
  1. Celebrating 50 Years of America in Space
  2. Project Mercury
  3. X-15
  4. Project Gemini
  5. Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL)
  6. Apollo
  7. Skylab
  8. International Cooperation (Ex Astrum Intelligendo)
#9 will commemorate the Space Shuttle Program. It will be a 12" patch that illustrates the major achievements of the 30 year history. The design is 99.9% complete - but I'm waiting to see if the STS-135 mission is manifested to fly before it is released.

This message is about the tenth patch(es) in the series. Originally in 2007 I intended it to celebrate the future, The Constellation Program. But with the uncertainty about future exploration goals, I've decided to honor the golden anniversaries of "man-in space" in 2011. The first is "Celebrating 50 Years of Americans in Space" and the second is "Celebrating 50 Years of Human Space Exploration". See below descriptions.

The patches will cost $6.00 each plus $5.00 USPS Priority Mail (US) Flat Rate envlope or $15.00 Priority Mail International. I will ship both patches together.

Thank you all for helping me make this project a reality. This will be the last design released this year. But I've got a list of new ideas for 2011.

Tim Gagnon
Celebrating 50 Years Of Human Space Exploration

In 1961 two countries began what came to be known as the Space Race - the USSR and the USA. Its goal was to showcase to the world the technical prowess of each country. The results of the Space Race were advances in science, medicine, engineering and technology that benefited the entire world.

This emblem attempts to celebrate that achievement that sparked the imagination of people everywhere. Its focus is the outline of a human in a "space suit" arms outstretched as if to say "look what we have done. " The globe and laurel wreath are borrowed from the United Nations Emblem to illustrate that the exploration of space has been done to promote the peaceful benefit to humanity.

The three larger stars represent the three nations who have launched people into space. The other 29 stars represent the nationalities of the 500 people who have traveled into orbit from every continent on Earth.

It is my hope that the United Nations will adopt this emblem as the official logo for this worldwide achievement and that it will be unveiled to the world from space aboard the International Space Station in 2011.

Celebrating 50 Years Of Americans In Space

In 1961 two countries began what came to be known as the Space Race - the USSR and the USA. Its goal was to showcase to the world the technical prowess of each country. On May 25, 1961 the American President challenged his nation to "land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth." That goal was met on July 24, 1969. The knowledge gained from that achievement led to learning how to "live and work in space" towards the goal of returning to the Moon to stay and one day explore the surface of Mars.

This emblem attempts to celebrate that achievement that sparked the imagination of people everywhere. The central elements are representations of our past and current achievements. The US Flag on the surface of the Moon and the International Space Station in orbit above the Earth. The Astronaut Symbol, representing every American who has flown in space connects the two achievements.

The emblems of every past "manned space program" from Project Mercury to the Space Shuttle surround the center paying tribute to the men and women who made those programs possible and a success. The seven star constellation "Aquila" which means "Eagle" honor the original seven Astronauts as well as the final crews of Challenger and Columbia. The three stars together in the upper left honor the crew of Apollo 1.

It is my hope that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will adopt this emblem as the official logo for this achievement and that it will be unveiled to the world from space aboard the International Space Station in 2011.

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It has just come to my attention that I screwed up. The art that is shown in my posting of October 7th shows a misspelling of "Celebrating" in the art for the 50 Years of Human Space Exploration patch.

It is an error that should not have happened and since it is shown above I cannot blame the embroidery company. It will be rectified in the next batch and I hope I am not inundated with returns.

Hopefully this error will be considered a collector's item - we'll see.

Below is the correct image of the patch.

Thanks to all who made this project possible.

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AB Emblem has announced is now stocking and selling Tim's Project Mercury 8-inch emblem:
This design honors the men and women of Project Mercury in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the program - 1961-2011!

The central themes of the design are the emblems that were painted onto the side of the Mercury spacecraft. These emblems were chosen by the astronauts who flew to illustrate their feelings about the program. You will note that "Freedom 7" and "Liberty Bell 7" are below the horizon. This illustrates that these two missions were sub-orbital. The earth has directional stitching to represent the water and the continents. The other four missions rise above the Earth's horizon into orbit. The Sun, just beginning to rise, highlights the fact that these missions were our first forays into space. The Greek Symbol of the Planet Mercury with the number "7" inside was adopted as the astronaut's symbol for their group. The surnames of the astronauts who flew the missions surround the patch in the border. Donald Slayton's name is in gold to signify his appointment as Chief Astronaut in charge of crew assignments.

The patch is 8" in diameter with a merrowed border. The area of "space" above the earth is black twill which allows the astronauts' artwork to be highlighted in a three dimensional effect.

This design was created by Tim Gagnon of Titusville, Florida, a graphic and portrait artist with a lifelong passion for space exploration. His work is on display at the Kennedy Space Center, City Hall in Elmira, NY and the International Space Station.

The part number for this design is 170004. Pricing is the same as our other 8" emblems. Please contact your Account Executive to place your order. This emblem will be available after the first of the year.

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I am needing to update my files and database. If you have purchased one (or more) of my commemoratives and would like to be notified directly when a new design is released, please email me offline and provide all of your contact info: Name, address, etc.

If you have purchased a commemorative and would like to be removed from such a database, please let me know that as well.

There will be some new patch announcements soon.

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I have organized a way to reward those who have supported my commemorative patches since 2007.

I have built a list of members for my "New Patch Alerts". Being a member of this list will give you an opportunity be be one of the first to purchase new patches. Those on the list will be sent an advanced notice sometimes weeks before the patches become available commercially. Of course members are under no obligation to purchase anything. This is not a "subscription" or a "patch club" where you are charged a monthly fee. It costs nothing to join.

The alerts are time sensitive. In fact I emailed a notice tonight that the patches from the first alert will be shipped tomorrow and if an order had not been placed, they could contact The Space Store to purchase the patches.

The only reason I am posting this public notice here is to ensure I make every effort to reach all of those who have supported my work since the beginning.

So if you did not receive the first alert, please email me so I can check and update your contact info with my records.

Thanks for your support and I hope you like what you see.

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Here's a brief clip from Spain's ANTENA 3 ("El Hormiguero") showing Apollo 16 lunar module pilot Charlie Duke wearing a flight jacket with Tim's commemorative patches:


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