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spkjb
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posted 08-20-2013 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spkjb   Click Here to Email spkjb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish to buy some patches (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo) to frame with various photographs and prints. Can you recommend resources to purchase and advantages/disadvantages of different quality patches.

Since these patches are just an adjunct to the item, I assume they would not need to be "premier" patches. However, if the cost of the better ones is not that different from the lesser patches then I would consider buying the more expensive ones.

Go4Launch
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posted 08-20-2013 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get the recent AB Emblem Gemini remakes, and Lion Bros. for Apollo. You can find these on eBay fairly regularly.

If you're going for authenticity, of course, Mercury had no patches (other than the NASA meatball).

onesmallstep
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posted 08-21-2013 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For completeness, be sure to get two 'unofficial' Gemini patches: the Gemini 3/Molly Brown put out by Gusmobile and the Jim McDivitt-approved Gemini 4 'eagle' available thru Novaspace. The Gemini 3 may be a little hard to get.

As for Mercury, you can use the 'Mercury 7' program symbol and maybe the artwork created for the MA-6, -7 and -8 spacecraft by the late Cece Bibby.

SparkR_13
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posted 08-21-2013 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SparkR_13   Click Here to Email SparkR_13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you would care to send me your mailing address, I will send you some extras I have at no charge to get you started on your project. — Stephen

GoesTo11
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posted 08-21-2013 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by onesmallstep:
...Be sure to get two 'unofficial' Gemini patches: the Gemini 3/Molly Brown put out by Gusmobile and the Jim McDivitt-approved Gemini 4 'eagle' available thru Novaspace.
Those are both great patches and a must for "completists." Here's the Novaspace GT-4 page.

John Berry's Gusmobile Memorabilia page appears to have gone dark, but here's the cS thread on the "Molly Brown" patch if it helps.

mooncollector
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posted 08-22-2013 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mooncollector   Click Here to Email mooncollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I followed an old PayPal link on the "Molly Brown" patches about 4-5 months ago and John Berry still had them available. It is worth a try to contact him and see if he has more. The web page is gone, though.

dogcrew5369
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posted 08-22-2013 10:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always put in a word for Joe Fricano and his Skyforce Space Patches site. Lots of patches and free shipping. He's a great guy I love doing business with.

Gonzo
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posted 08-23-2013 02:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto on Joe Fricano and Skyforce Space Patches. I've had many conversations with Joe. He's a great guy and runs his business like you're a friend. And if you're looking for "official" patches, he only sells AB's or recognized commemoratives.

spkjb
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posted 08-23-2013 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spkjb   Click Here to Email spkjb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to All for their input on my request.

vidoz
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posted 08-26-2013 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vidoz   Click Here to Email vidoz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mooncollector:
It is worth a try to contact him and see if he has more. The web page is gone, though.
Could you let me know how to contact John Berry, please? I emailed you but got it back. Thank you in advance for your time!

spaced out
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posted 08-27-2013 06:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I note that one of John Berry's GT3 replica patches is up for sale on eBay here.

SleeBaudrons
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posted 08-27-2013 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SleeBaudrons     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree that Joe Fricano's Skyforce store is the best place for AB Emblems patches. As another member has said, his prices are low and there are no shipping costs.

I would also like to put a word in for Stewart Aviation. Although their website is pretty basic, they send out a paper catalogue that is packed with patches from a variety of sources.

On the subject of Gemini patches, Space Boosters UK sell a reproduction Gemini era "meatball" with white border and extended vector.

vidoz
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posted 08-29-2013 05:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vidoz   Click Here to Email vidoz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spaced out:
I note that one of John Berry's GT3 replica patches is up for sale on eBay
Thank you so much, Chris!

spkjb
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posted 08-29-2013 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spkjb   Click Here to Email spkjb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to Sparky (Stephen) for sending me at a great collection of patches!

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