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Gilbert
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posted 11-04-2010 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got it today. It is a beautiful patch.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 11-06-2010 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well congratulations Gilbert. I was really starting to feel sorry for you and briefly considered letting you have my Apollo 7 patch.

Gilbert
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posted 11-06-2010 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joel, "briefly" = nanosecond, right?

KSCartist
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posted 11-08-2010 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The very grateful artist and the astronaut who teamed up to make this poject possible. Dot took the photo yesterday at the ASF Show.

I told Walt how the collecting community was appreciative that he authorized this project and then priced it to make it possible for every collector to purchase them.

If you haven't ordered one you better hurry - there are only a few left.

Harald Kraenzel
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posted 11-08-2010 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like a proud team: astronaut and artist ...

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posted 12-12-2010 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Raptor79   Click Here to Email Raptor79     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received mine in the mail today, #216 of 300 is now mine...what an awesome patch.

Ronpur
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posted 02-14-2013 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These beauties are still available! I just received #267 today. I am glad I found this thread a few days ago!

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posted 02-15-2013 03:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for resurrecting this thread! I didn't know about these and they are a great find! Just ordered 2!

Thanks Walt and Tim for doing these! From the pics I am sure they are gorgeous! Great addition to my Apollo collection.

p51
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posted 02-15-2013 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Gonzo:
Thanks for resurrecting this thread! I didn't know about these and they are a great find!
I agree, I had no idea of this. It was surprising to see that there are still some for sale. I'd have thought these patches would have vanished right away. 300 isn't that big a number. I'm not that big a patch collector but I ordered one as at some point, I'd probably regret not doing so as I'm a big fan of any patches that are as close to the original art as possible...

Gonzo
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posted 02-15-2013 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Agreed. Considering these were available starting 3 years ago and only 300 were made, I too was VERY surprised that they weren't all gone. I figured these would be snatched up quick. And why I ordered two - Apollo being my main area of interest, I would regret not being able to get these. If they had been gone, I'd be looking to other collectors to see if they could "share" one. We'll have to see what our numbers are now when they arrive!

p51
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posted 02-15-2013 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess as Apollo 7 isn't exactly as well known at the later missions, this is the primary reason the patches didn't get sold out right away. If it'd been, say, 11 or 13, I bet those would have been sold out within a day or two...
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Originally posted by Gonzo:
We'll have to see what our numbers are now when they arrive!
You got it. I'll post my # when mine arrives.

Ronpur
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posted 02-15-2013 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went and ordered an extra one, I wonder how many were sold between my first post and this time!!

I am glad I posted about it so a couple more collectors have a chance to grab them.

And it was so amazing to get an envelope with Walt's return (home) address on it. That was rather special to me.

J Blackburn
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posted 02-15-2013 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just purchased one myself. I knew that these had been made but thought they where long gone by now. Looking forward to receiving it.

GoesTo11
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posted 02-15-2013 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Ronpur:
And it was so amazing to get an envelope with Walt's return (home) address on it. That was rather special to me.
Bought two of these when they were originally released. They're beautiful patches, and yeah, it was fun getting mail from Walt Cunningham.

SleeBaudrons
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posted 02-17-2013 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SleeBaudrons     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got mine two years ago (No. 225). I cut out and kept Walt Cunningham's address sticker! It is surprising though, that they never sold out quicker.

Ronpur
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posted 02-17-2013 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bet Walt is wondering why there was a run on these patches the last couple of days!

Gonzo
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posted 02-19-2013 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm cautious on agreeing that Walt is wondering why he's getting a rush on new orders. If he's as smart as I think he is and if he is as attuned to the collectors (us!) as I think he is, he's probably reading this thread. Maybe, maybe not. But I wouldn't be surprised if he was.

Either way, my patches came today. Numbers 268 and 269. The entire lot is going in my collection - the patches, the COA's and even the envelopes! Thanks Walt!

Now to be honest, I've been collecting for well over 20 years. Got my first patch in June, 1989, I think. For those of you that have said these are beautiful patches, THESE are the reason I started collecting in the first place. These rate up there with some of the best patches I've seen. And in 20+ years, I've seen quite a few. And these rate as two of the best I've seen. They are just so well done. The details are amazing. The Service Module in particular has details that are amazing to see in just thread.

So for those of you that have ordered in the last few days, you won't be disappointed!

J Blackburn
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posted 02-19-2013 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received mine in the mail today, it is number 276/300. I have already framed it with the letter and envelope. I agree with Gonzo, it is a beautiful patch. I am so proud of mine.

Ronpur
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posted 02-19-2013 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got my second today, #270. Also received a Lion Bros. Apollo 11 from eBay. A good Apollo day! And, yes, I too am agreeing with Gonzo that these have to be the best quality patch ever made. I would love to have all of the Apollo patches made to this accuracy. It has nothing to do with rather they are vintage or not to me, just accurate. I hope Mr. Cunningham does read the thread and sees how happy he has made us all!!

p51
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posted 02-20-2013 01:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by J Blackburn:
I received mine in the mail today, it is number 276/300.
I got 275! Just got it today. Going to keep it in the envelope it came in.

Gonzo
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posted 02-20-2013 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Out of curiosity as I've not seen it posted, who made these patches? I'd assume AB, but the quality is more in line with TAE.

Anyone?

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posted 02-20-2013 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are AB's. Aren't them, Tim?

KSCartist
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posted 02-20-2013 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The embroidery company I have used since I began my commemoratives in 2007 produced the patches.

Dan Lorraine
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posted 03-01-2013 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dan Lorraine   Click Here to Email Dan Lorraine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently purchased one of these patches and I am very happy with it! My certificate was also unsigned so I sent it back to Walt thinking it was an oversight. However, I received the certificate back today from him, still unsigned, but with a note that he signed some of the COA's initially, but he shouldn't have. I am not sure who is advising him, but I am okay with that. Not sure if there are any left, but if there are grab one while you can. They're wonderful!

p51
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posted 03-01-2013 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just curious, does anyone know if he numbered the backs of the patches himself or the letters than came with them?

Not that it's that big a deal, I was just curious...

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posted 03-01-2013 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Dan Lorraine:
Not sure if there are any left, but if there are grab one while you can. They're wonderful!

Excellent advice, so I just did I've always been a fan of Apollo 7. I have one of Florian's pieces of flown exercise cord, so this will go nicely with it.

Gonzo
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posted 03-03-2013 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We can tell if they are all gone if you'd post your number. Walt (and Tim) limited the release to just 300. The last number I heard being received was 276, so with these couple that were just ordered he should be over 280 now.

Also, when I received my 2 (#268 and 269, both COA's were not signed)), I sent Walt a letter thanking him for the patch, what he did for the space program and the wonder he still evokes in me when I look up at the night sky and wonder... I haven't received a reply. And that's not a big deal. I just wanted him to know how much I appreciate everything he's done.

jerseyboy
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posted 03-03-2013 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jerseyboy   Click Here to Email jerseyboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my patch last week, number 282.

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I am just repeating what has already been said, but I recieved number 286 today in the mail and it is one of the nicest patches I have ever seen. The quality is outstanding.

PeterO
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posted 03-05-2013 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received patch #287 today, just 4 days after ordering it. Both the patch and the service are outstanding!

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posted 03-05-2013 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mooncollector   Click Here to Email mooncollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received #273 about a week ago.

I also thought they were long gone and jumped in when I saw the posts.

Very nice item and it will be kept in the original packaging!

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posted 03-05-2013 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are sold out now.

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Originally posted by cycleroadie:
They are sold out now.

Indeed. Just checked the website.

Thanks Walt (and Tim) for a truly outstanding patch!

p51
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posted 03-06-2013 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't help but wonder if Walt has been scratching his head recently, wondering why the sudden burst of orders?

Glad I got mine when I did!

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posted 03-06-2013 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, he knows. I told him and he shared Gonzo's letter with me.

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posted 03-07-2013 06:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Had a nice chat with Walt Cunningham last night. He wanted me to mention that the limited edition remake of the original Apollo 7 patch that you could only buy on his website has indeed sold out. For those of you who have a numbered signed version, you have a great new collectable. For those with an unsigned patch, you, too, have a nice new collectable. Walt asked me to extend his thanks to all who bought one.

His website is due for revision soon. Look for some new goodies in the near future. Also, his autobiography, "The All American Boys" is now available on Audible.com as an unabridged audio book narrated by Walt.

He also mentioned that the Apollo 7 covers signed by all three crew members have sold out but he will soon make available covers from his personal collection that were signed by he and Wally.

This October will be the 45th anniversary of Apollo 7 (seems like yesterday). Look for a surprise or two coming in time for the anniversary.

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While listening to the closing chapters of "The All-American Boys" the other day while driving home - the audiobook has been a companion on several road trips - I got to thinking again about what a good friend Walt (and Dot) Cunningham has been to those of us in the hobby. The audiobook is wonderful, and the limited-edition patch was first-rate while still being affordable.

I don't know if Walt and Dot look in on this forum, but I hope they know how much they are appreciated, and the gratitude that exists for what they have to offer.

Gonzo
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posted 03-07-2013 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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No, he knows. I told him and he shared Gonzo's letter with me.

Thanks, Tim. Glad to know it was appreciated.

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posted 03-07-2013 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dot hopes to publish a cookbook soon!


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