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Ronpur
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posted 06-05-2015 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have a good way to display an autographed space patch?

I want to see the patch and autograph and the only way I can think of is with a duplicate patch on one side and the signed patch on the other, since they are usually signed on the back.

Any other techniques you have tried?

David C
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posted 06-05-2015 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't do this, but what about using a clear acrylic frame with a mirror a couple of inches behind? Of course the autograph will be reversed if the patch is shown front side forward, but you avoid having to find a second identical authentic crew patch.

mmcmurrey
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posted 06-05-2015 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmcmurrey   Click Here to Email mmcmurrey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You could have the signature facing forward with the patch reflecting reversed.

Ronpur
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posted 06-05-2015 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also thought of getting a photo from the mission as a background.

JBoe
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posted 06-06-2015 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen this before, but you might want to consider these types of frames. I'm sure there are other variations. Good luck!

Ronpur
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posted 06-06-2015 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a great idea. I just have to find a larger one.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-06-2015 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a 6x6 version that should work for any 4-inch patch (and that's just an example; there are other manufacturers of similar frames).

Ronpur
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posted 06-06-2015 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just found that one and was about to order, but does anyone know what effect the "silicone membrane" would have on a patch long term?

Ronpur
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posted 06-23-2015 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The frame arrived today. I like the way it displays. And not knowing how the silicon will react to the patch long term, I put the patch in clear mylar before putting it between the silicon rubber.

JBoe
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posted 06-26-2015 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really like the frame and it displays the patch well! If you do find out the affects of the silicon/plastic on the patch, please share. Such a frame would have many potential uses to display some of my collection.

David Carey
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posted 06-27-2015 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you have the inclination - and available room - another approach is a non-reversing (or 'True') mirror.

Fabrication and technique are described here and here.

You see both front and un-reversed back from a single vantage point but it's not as compact as the floating glass frame (which does look nice).

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