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Voyager1975
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posted 02-26-2009 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voyager1975   Click Here to Email Voyager1975     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there any difference between the early or original AB Emblem Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Test (ALT) patch and the current one that AB Emblem makes?

I can't tell by looking at any of the patches on eBay, they all look the same. I would appreciate it if anyone can inform me of any differences between the two so I can get an original AB Emblem ALT patch.

pargoo
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posted 03-04-2009 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pargoo   Click Here to Email pargoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd very much like to see a hi-res version of the ALT patch artwork. I have never seen one anywhere.

hoorenz
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posted 03-05-2009 03:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceFacts: Approach and Landing Test Program

Voyager1975
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posted 03-23-2009 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voyager1975   Click Here to Email Voyager1975     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen the vintage AB Emblem patch and I have the current AB Emblem version. There is actually no difference in the layout or look of the patch if you put them side by side. I do not have the vintage but I would say the original is a much thinner and more floppier patch like cloth than the patch that is out now but that is just a guess.

hoorenz
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posted 03-24-2009 04:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, it is a guess.

My advice: get yourself a cheap box of original 80's and 90's Shuttle patches on eBay and stop worrying about the newer patches.

Voyager1975
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posted 03-24-2009 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voyager1975   Click Here to Email Voyager1975     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, but for some reason every box of vintage 80's and 90's patches does not contain the STS-Approach and Landing Test patch. That's the problem, I can't find it, not even on eBay.

There are some vintage patches that are harder to find than others.

Murph
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posted 07-07-2009 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Murph   Click Here to Email Murph     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was thinking that I need an ALT patch for my collection, and I realize I know very little about it.

Are there any different kinds? AB, Lion Bros, unidentified one worn by the crew, etc? If so, what kind should I buy? None of the patch websites say very much about them. Any input would be appreciated.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

spaced out
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posted 07-08-2009 01:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I show the AB, Lion Brothers and Swissartex versions of the ALT patch on my Lion Brothers Space Patches site.

The AB Emblem version is the most readily-available. The Lion Brothers version is very scarce and examples fetch serious money when they appear.

Liembo
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posted 09-09-2013 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regarding the Lion Brother's ALT patch, being already scarce, is the cloth backed or plastic-backed version more rare than the other?

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 09-09-2013 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The plastic coated version is actually a vacuum sealed patch and is much harder to find than the bare cloth backed version.

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