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divemaster
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posted 09-17-2013 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Walt Cunningham has unveiled an Apollo 7 45th Anniversary Patch and Tribute to Apollo 1 on his website.

The original concept for this patch was developed before the flight of Apollo 7 but was turned down by NASA. In time for the 45th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 7, this patch has been re-imagined with the help of Tim Gagnon and is now available autographed by Walt Cunningham or unsigned, both with COA and are numbered to the production run of 250 patches. This patch is also hallmarked for authenticity.

This patch is ONLY available through Walt's website and will not be offered anywhere else including his public appearances.

mode1charlie
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posted 09-17-2013 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Patch ordered.

Ronpur
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posted 09-17-2013 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Phoenix Rises!! I love it!

GoesTo11
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posted 09-17-2013 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Done, and done.

divemaster
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posted 09-18-2013 01:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The tribute to Apollo 1 is also a very nice gesture. Can't wait to receive mine, too.

Still can't believe it's been 45 years since Apollo 7 first flew. It seems like only yesterday. I'll have the same feeling for Apollo 8. I remember being in the hospital for splashdown and refusing to leave until I knew they were down and safe.

Skyforce1
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posted 09-18-2013 05:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyforce1   Click Here to Email Skyforce1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dazzling patch! Can't wait to get mine!

divemaster
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posted 09-18-2013 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Walt was pretty funny last night. He e-mailed me that he and Dot went out to dinner only to come home to a mailbox full of patch orders. No rest for the weary!

carl walker
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posted 09-18-2013 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
45 years... OMG!

Will be shaking his hand this Friday!

Ronpur
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posted 09-18-2013 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by divemaster:
No rest for the weary!
That is because he made such an awesome patch for us!

divemaster
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posted 09-18-2013 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Along with the fact that he makes himself very available to the public.

divemaster
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posted 09-20-2013 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My signed patch just arrived. Great Patch! [had to really hunt for the hallmark!] Great COA, too. Really terrific job all around.

Ronpur
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posted 09-20-2013 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine came today too! It is beautiful! I wonder what else Walt will make for us....

divemaster
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posted 09-20-2013 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A 50th anniversary patch?

Ronpur
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posted 09-21-2013 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
50 is too long to wait... let's go for 46th!

The card really was a big surprise, too. It is very beautiful and the history of the patch is great to display with it.

divemaster
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posted 09-21-2013 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was VERY impressed with the card COA. You don't get things like that with any type of patch.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 09-21-2013 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't been able to find an actual photo of the patch, just the artwork as seen on cS and WC's home page. Can anyone post an image of the real deal? Thanks.

KSCartist
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posted 09-21-2013 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the compliments about the COA. Jorge an I wanted to create something special for this project. The artwork is ours and Walt provided the text.

divemaster
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posted 09-22-2013 05:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Joel Katzowitz:
Can anyone post an image of the real deal?
The artwork and the actual patch are very similar. All top quality by Tim.

heng44
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posted 09-22-2013 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are the original designs featuring the phoenix that artist Al Stevens made for the Apollo 7 patch. The top painting is part of my collection.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 09-22-2013 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks for posting the actual patch image.

I just placed my order and am looking forward to getting it in my hands. I really think the Phoenix flame is well done.

divemaster
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posted 09-22-2013 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have fun finding the hallmark!

I think the Phoenix/flame is the best part of the patch. Tim and Jorge did an incredible job. A big thanks to Walt for making it available to the masses [or 250 of the masses]

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 09-29-2013 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my signed patch yesterday, and as everyone has stated, it's really nice. However, my COA wasn't signed, was it supposed to be?

garymilgrom
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posted 09-29-2013 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My COA was not signed either. I think they're numbered only.I think the hallmark is easy to see. A nice touch.

I really like the "stained glass" look of the bird in the designs Ed posted above. But I think the design of the final patch does a better job of showing the program (in the Saturn V and moon elements) rising out of the successful flight of Apollo VII.

GoesTo11
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posted 09-29-2013 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the cover of the very handsome COA, along with patch #12 and the Al Stevens "Phoenix" patch.

Ronpur
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posted 09-29-2013 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, where did you get the Al Stevens patch? Or is it something super rare I will never see?

KSCartist
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posted 09-29-2013 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Al Stevens set Apollo 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17 and Skylab 2 was a very limited edition set I managed a number of years ago. Stevens was a graphic artist who designed the 1, 7, 9 and 10 patches. The set was based on draft designs that were not chosen.

It was a one time offer and will not be repeated.

GoesTo11
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posted 09-29-2013 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, Tim beat me to it. The patch shown was indeed part of that set.

divemaster
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posted 09-29-2013 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Joel Katzowitz:
However, my COA wasn't signed, was it supposed to be?
The COA's are not signed, but contain the matching number to the patch.

TLIGuy
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posted 10-11-2013 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TLIGuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This my first post and I look forward to taking part in your wonderful forum.

I just received my 45th anniversary patch #43 just in time to celebrate with my 1968 Speedmaster and original NASA JB Champion bracelet. Not to be left out is the original unused 1968 Timely wrist calendar wore by many of the Apollo guys.

Thanks for having me.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 10-11-2013 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A fitting tribute to the 45th anniversary of Apollo 7. I ordered my patch today.

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