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garyd2831
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posted 02-22-2013 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw these on eBay and wasn't sure to how they became?

Did the Vostok missions have their own mission patches or was this something created after the fact much like our Mercury flight patches?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-22-2013 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Vostok missions did not have their own mission patches. These appear to be commemoratives based on the design of vintage Soviet znachki — collectible pins.

garyd2831
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posted 02-22-2013 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert for the information. They are pretty cool in my opinion.

SpaceCadet1983
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posted 02-22-2013 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, Robert, I concur with your assessment. eBay is flooded with them.

garyd2831
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posted 02-22-2013 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe I will go with the pins verse the patches for time period accuracy.

kyra
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posted 02-28-2013 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyra   Click Here to Email kyra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garyd2831:
Maybe I will go with the pins verse the patches for time period accuracy.

This can be a tricky issue in itself without a good collecting guide. I recommend "космонавтики на значках СССР" as the definitive source for year of issuance and quantities issued (tiradzj) for each pin/badge. Some sellers have abused the word "rare" or claim a false year of issue and overcharge.

No equivalent guide exists in any other language.

All times are CT (US)

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