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jefespace
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From: San Diego, CA, USA
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posted 12-01-2010 01:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jefespace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm looking for some expert input regarding several oddball/variant patches. The Gemini 10 has the outer profile characteristics of the vintage crew patch but with the names added top and bottom, like with modern versions. It's not vintage (has a coated back); who might have produced it?

The two Skylab 3 variants are both cloth back vintage, but differ in the colors of the rainbow rings (as well as the detail integrity of the lettering). Are they both possibly AB Emblem?

The STS-8 patches intrigue me the most.

The top two are, I'm fairly certain, modern AB on the left and vintage AB on the right (with doubled-back merrowed edge at the center tank). The bottom one, though, is what I believe to be a prototype AB; very similar chracteristics and colors to the standard AB, but with larger names and "Truly" touching the outer tank tip, as in the Lion Brothers & Eagle Crest versions. The center tank, however, is not surrounded by the border, as in the LB and EC versions. Any clarification on the origins of any of these would be greatly appreciated.

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