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bthumble
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posted 09-08-2012 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bthumble   Click Here to Email bthumble     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have started collecting space related patches and would like to know good reference books, websites, etc. to assist me in my collecting.

Also, any suggestions on reputable vendors that sell the patches? I have been to the NASA gift shop sites and AB Emblems websites and have purchased a few there already. Have also been looking at eBay but unsure which ones are making the knockoff patches.

KSCartist
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posted 09-09-2012 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's only three websites you need for patch references: SkyForce Patches - Joe Fricano's store or Brett Anderson's The Space Store are both excellent and honest patch retailers.

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posted 09-10-2012 06:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would add SpaceBoosters from the UK to this list.

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posted 09-10-2012 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you also could have a look to Spacefacts.de to read more of the mission's stories.

Tykeanaut
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posted 09-10-2012 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Space patches" - From Mercury to the Space Shuttle, by Judith Kaplan and Robert Muniz is also a handy reference although published in 1986.

bthumble
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posted 09-10-2012 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bthumble   Click Here to Email bthumble     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the information. I will look at the sites this week and review the information.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 04-27-2015 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently saw a small paperback book, approximately 7x5 in size. The book was a definitive shuttle crew patch reference. Each page featured a single coloured patch and details there of.

Anybody able to tell me the likely book title? The chap did show me but in all the excitement I subsequently forget. I think he said he got it from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Space Shop but I can't seem to find it.

SpaceyInMN
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posted 04-27-2015 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be thinking of "Human Space Flight Mission Patch Handbook." It covers Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and the Space Shuttle Program. It's full color and about the size you describe. My brother got me a copy at KSC, so I know it's sold there.

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posted 04-28-2015 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrorero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Correct. $14.95 sold by the Space Store.

astrorero
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posted 04-28-2015 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrorero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may also see here. It gives you more information on the book. What I have done is cut out small copies of the different versions of certain patches, Gemini 6 patch on the 6TA Gemini patch page for example. Also the Gemini 5 patch with the "5 Days or Bust" covered.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 04-28-2015 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's the one. Thanks guys!

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