Topic: Lion Brothers Apollo 11 commemorative patch?
spaced out Member
Posts: 2779 From: Paris, France Registered: Aug 2003
posted 06-11-2010 12:59 PM
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.