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posted 06-11-2010 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that the Apollo 11 commemorative patch shown below was likely produced by Lion Brothers.

Why do I think it's by Lion Brothers?

  • Selvedged (tail-less) border (all LBs)
  • Part-embroidered on twill cheesecloth (like all LB patches to Apollo 11)
  • Long 'anchor' threads on reverse running in parallel from each side as commonly seen on LB patches
  • Border detail a perfect match for LB patches of the time
  • Each time I've seen them sold they've been mixed with LB patches
I believe this identification has been suggested before and I thought it likely. I'm now convinced because I've been able to examine an example in detail, and because I've now seen several occurrences all with LB patches.

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