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spaced out
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posted 09-13-2008 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a few Gemini crew patches on eBay right now that I believe to be replicas but several of them are picking up bids that imply people think they're the real thing. Does anyone know who made these? I'm thinking either Randy Hunt or Cargo Bay Emblems.

If anyone has examples of these patches I'd love to add them to the Crew Patches site to help avoid people overpaying for replicas. A 100dpi front/back scan would be perfect.

OV-105
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posted 09-13-2008 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They were done by Eagle One Aerospace around 1988-1989 if I remember right.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 09-13-2008 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are right eagle one patches, very good remakes, I have the complete set, and also the funny Gemini 7 and 12.

OV-105
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posted 09-13-2008 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Around the same time they did the Gemini they also did the Mercury art in black 4 inch patches that are really nice I think. They used to have some good stuff come out of Eagle One.

mooncollector
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posted 12-08-2011 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mooncollector   Click Here to Email mooncollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have always thought Cooper's bulging-star "Faith 7" design would look fantastic as a 4-inch patch in plain B&W.

Go4Launch
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posted 12-08-2011 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cargo Bay Emblems was a website operated by Mary Wagner, Randy's widow, where she sold the rest of his inventory. Randy was Eagle One Aerospace.

Gilbert
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posted 01-28-2012 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They (I think it was CBE) also produced a very nice four-inch Mercury set that included an MR-5 "Banana 7" patch and an MA-10 "Delta 7" patch for Slayton. The images are colorful and the patches are high quality. They are great eye candy. When I get out my Mercury patch binder I always enjoy looking at them. I acquired them in the mid-90s.

Go4Launch
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posted 01-28-2012 11:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those were made by Randy Hunt, aka 4gator. With all due respect to Gilbert, Randy Wagner would never have gone for the "Banana" patch...

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