From: Lansing, MI, USA
Registered: Mar 2012
posted 06-27-2012 05:51 AM
quote: Indeed. I happen to have a copy of "Falling To Earth" from our local library right now. I just read the paragraphs about how the patch was designed. I never knew there was a hidden "XV" in the background (NASA required numbers, they wanted to use Roman numerals so they "hid" the Roman numerals in the background).
Originally posted by FFrench:
Original design description on P.144 of "Falling To Earth."
From: Bothell, WA, USA
Registered: Jan 2013
posted 02-03-2013 12:22 AM
I have two Lion Brothers Apollo 15 patches that have quite different appearance on the back side:
The patch on the left is the oddball. The stitching feels like it is coated with something. On the patch of the right, you can gently pry apart the threads, but not on the left, and obviously the coloration is different.
From the front they are virtually identical:
(the top one is the one with the chunky back)
Any ideas why there is a difference?
I don't suspect this is the "plastic backed" version, as that (according to crewpatches.com) has horizontal, not radial stitching in white. Thanks folks.
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