Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Patches & Pins
  Skylab Program patch: versions, variations

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Skylab Program patch: versions, variations
Liembo
Member

Posts: 468
From: Bothell, WA
Registered: Jan 2013

posted 04-22-2013 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few months ago I acquired (with a lot of other random space patches from Gemini to STS) what looks like a regular AB Emblem Skylab program patch, however upon further inspection some slight variations in stitching were evident:

Mainly the stitching in the "Solar Observatory" section, there's criss-cross truss stitching like the Lion Brothers' version. The stitching is also slightly tighter on the solar panels. The white lettering is just a bit smaller as wel.

The way the clouds are done are identical to the common AB Emblem version so I am pretty sure this is theirs. I hadn't seen another likes this until I just saw another one on eBay this week (321111991546).

Kevin T. Randall
Member

Posts: 875
From: Chesham, Bucks UK
Registered: Dec 2008

posted 04-23-2013 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dose that AB Emblem Skylab Program patch have a bare cloth back, or dose it have a plastic coated back? Many thanks.

Liembo
Member

Posts: 468
From: Bothell, WA
Registered: Jan 2013

posted 04-23-2013 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the back, it is bare stitching:

Liembo
Member

Posts: 468
From: Bothell, WA
Registered: Jan 2013

posted 01-19-2019 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I finally found some definitive proof that this is an A-B Emblem variation. Curiously, it was produced at the or very near to the same time as the common version, as the pricing on this style packaging changed over time and these are the same:

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 2019 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement