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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-29-2008 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Astronaut's son draws insignia inspiration from father, mother and Leonardo da Vinci

Like any soon-to-be astronaut, Richard Garriott needed a patch to sew onto his spacesuit and to represent his mission. Unlike those who have launched before him however, Garriott had a unique source for his insignia's inspiration: his father's patch.

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posted 07-29-2008 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Super design! It's the perfect homage to his parents and his mission.

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posted 10-09-2008 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Richard Garriott's personal patch is as pictured above, but he will also be flying an alternate version:

Also, in challenge coin format:

butch wilks
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posted 10-11-2008 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd love to get them, but who has the patches and pins up for sale?

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posted 10-11-2008 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The design belongs to Richard Garriott, thus it cannot be reproduced (commercially) without his permission. After he returns from space, it should become clearer how he intends to answer requests for his patch.

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posted 12-08-2011 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mooncollector   Click Here to Email mooncollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of these just sold on eBay for about $280. I was not sure how rare these were. I had a bid on it to about $75 just to test the waters (and was prepared to snipe higher), but that wouldn't even touch the final price. Evidently very few of these have ever escaped Garriott's private circle.

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posted 12-08-2011 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What’s the patch to the left in the first photo with the woman on it? What’s the story with that one?

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posted 12-08-2011 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As noted in the article that accompanies the photo, it is the Skylab II "wives" patch.
Unbeknownst to Owen [Garriott] until he arrived on orbit, an alternate version of the Skylab II patch also flew, this one listing the names of the crewmen's wives – including Helen-Mary, Richard's mother – and altering da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" to appear as a similarly-styled woman.
You can read more about it on the Space Patches and Crew Patches websites.

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posted 12-09-2011 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mooncollector:
One of these just sold on eBay for about $280.
Which one of the two patches was up for sale on eBay?

mama04
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posted 12-09-2011 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mama04   Click Here to Email mama04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The english version of Richard Garriott's patch.

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posted 01-26-2014 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mooncollector   Click Here to Email mooncollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...and won one tonight (1/26/14) for under $70.

I am noticing that there has been a gradual, but noticeable, downward slide in many patch bids on eBay since the end of 2011 (and end of the shuttle program). Bumping this thread to mention that fact. Anyone else seeing this?

I guess the patch hobby has cooled somewhat over the last 2 years!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-26-2014 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once returning from space, Richard (Garriott) handed out a number of his patches at events, and so in the years since, collectors who desire such have had more opportunities to obtain one.

At $70, I would say the market is still strong considering the potential audience.

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posted 01-27-2014 04:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cascader   Click Here to Email Cascader     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes as I bought one from same person a few weeks back. This is a Velcro backed version, very nice.

butch wilks
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posted 01-27-2014 06:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has he given out stickers too? I'm looking for a set of stickers for my collection for a number of years now with no luck.

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posted 01-27-2014 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mooncollector   Click Here to Email mooncollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The seller I bought from had listed a number of the crew patch stickers (the descent module-shaped one with red border and the three cosmonauts holding up the earth) as of last night. Not the Garriott personal patch though.

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