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Gonzo
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posted 08-30-2012 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Resurrecting an older thread and getting it back on subject...

I snagged a set of these reproductions "Gene had made" from eBay. They were delivered yesterday. What can I say besides

"Wow! These are awesome!"

Very well produced. Some of the best looking patches I've seen.

Great job all on a really super set of reproductions for Gemini! Thanks all for your efforts!

spaced out
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posted 08-30-2012 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can still order sets of these patches direct from the AB website here.

butch wilks
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posted 08-31-2012 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is this a new run of them by AB Emblem as I thought they only made up 200 sets? And that they sold out some time ago, did they not?

GoesTo11
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posted 08-31-2012 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since this thread has been resurrected, I thought I'd post a pic of the AB Emblem GT-5 patch "uncovered," as I had previously discussed...

butch wilks
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posted 09-01-2012 02:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too was able to do one too. I now have a lovey display with a cover and uncovered patch. Thanks to you for the how-to.

Gonzo
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posted 09-02-2012 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And after I recently received a set, I decided to buy an "extra" GT-5 patch just for this purpose. I mean really, how can you be serious about collecting these little gems to the point of buying one of these wonderful sets and NOT honor GT-5 by not having both versions of the patch (as the crew did originally)?

If you look at the history of this patch, they flew with it covered because they had to and then uncovered it upon landing. If I recall correctly, Cooper said something at the time to the effect that being just 103 minutes short of "8 days or bust" was "close enough" and then uncovered his!

onesmallstep
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posted 09-02-2012 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too have a set of these excellent patches, and hope to put up a nice wall display with them.

A question for those already displaying or planning to: Many here on cS have used the GT-3 Molly Brown and GT-4 McDivitt-approved patches as part of their displays. But shouldn't an American flag of the style used on Gemini suits also be put up, as the Gemini 4 crew stated that would be their crew patch?

It could get crowded on any collector's wall display, what with the covered/ uncovered Gemini 5 patches, the blue/black Gemini program insignia etc. A happy problem for any space fan!

Spaceguy5
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posted 09-02-2012 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spaceguy5   Click Here to Email Spaceguy5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Personally I was considering trying to find an American flag to display with mine. One thing to remember: Their American flag was not embroidered. Does anyone know the approximate size and material?

Bill Nelson
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posted 09-02-2012 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Nelson   Click Here to Email Bill Nelson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a good photo of Buzz Aldrin's American flag that he wore during Gemini 12. It appears to basically be a small desk flag.

Spaceguy5
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posted 09-06-2012 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spaceguy5   Click Here to Email Spaceguy5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I finally received my set today. Very, very nice patches, although I don't like how they mounted them to the informational cards. The backing on a few of mine were damaged in the process of removing them. I'm glad I at least have a huge roll of iron-on backing, so I can repair them.

spaced out
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posted 09-06-2012 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by butch wilks:
Is this a new run of them by AB Emblem as I thought they only made up 200 sets? And that they sold out some time ago, did they not?

I've been told they produced a new run after the original sold out. I don't believe this was ever designated as a limited edition.


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