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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-30-2018 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem is producing a 4-inch patch for the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary.

This is not an official NASA design. It is not yet available.

vanerie
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posted 07-31-2018 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vanerie   Click Here to Email vanerie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is this a 100% embroidered patch or a hybrid of printed and embroidered? As an old school patch collector, I would like to see AB Emblem return to fully embroidered patches.

Liembo
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posted 07-31-2018 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not sure but I to me it looks 100% blasé. For such a momentous occasion the design is a bit of a let down.

spaceman
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posted 08-01-2018 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem announced it was offered to traders in error and has been withdrawn. It is an exclusive for the Johnson Space Center.

waa49
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posted 08-02-2018 02:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for waa49   Click Here to Email waa49     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to the German shop Andromeda24, there are two versions of this patch:
  • with the words "50 Years Moon Landing" (exclusive for the Johnson Space Center)
  • with the words "The First Lunar Landing 1969-2019" (for the general public).

waa49
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posted 09-05-2018 02:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for waa49   Click Here to Email waa49     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to the German shop Andromeda24, for licensing reasons, the patch has yet to be revised and A-B Emblem is working on a new design.

I'm sorry, the first information from the manufacturer was different.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-03-2018 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This patch ("The First Lunar Landing, 1969-2019") is now for sale (as seen at Space Center Houston's Space Trader gift shop).

The AB Emblem design code is 297086 (with date code 07/1840).

waa49
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posted 12-05-2018 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for waa49   Click Here to Email waa49     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB-Emblem information: The patch is not available. This was a custom patch that we made for a customer, we will not be reselling it.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-04-2019 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem has available two additional designs, a 3.5-inch patch and a 4-inch patch with a gold metallic border:

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 03-04-2019 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The above AB Emblem Apollo 11 50th Anniversary patches are manufactured at Weaverville, U.S.A. (so far). Both have been found with the same date codes 2/19 20. The top 3.5" patch has SKU No. 406746. The bottom 4" patch has SKU No. 406781.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 03-11-2019 05:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The two AB Emblem 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 patches have now been found with a slightly different SKU patch design numbers. Both have been found with an extra "-J" at the end of the patch design numbers and are attached to Johnson Space Center "Space Trader" sales cards.
  • 406746 A-B Emblem 2/19 20 (USA)
  • 406746-J A-B Emblem Made In China 02/1940
  • 406781 A-B Emblem 2/19 20 (USA)
  • 406781-J A-B Emblem Made In China 02/1940

Liembo
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posted 03-11-2019 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am surprised they went through the effort of making a very accurate rendition of the classic Apollo 11 souvenir version but decided to scale it to 3.5". I suppose it's 25% less material involved...

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 04-01-2019 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That 3.5" Apollo 11 50th anniversary patch has just been released as a 6" version with SKU patch design number 407607 A-B Emblem 03/19 20, and is available from the AB Emblem website for $10. That's nearly double the size for just another $2 on the $8 for the 3.5" version.

This 6" patch is attached with a staple to a 6"x 8" white rectangular "Space Emblems" sales card.

Liembo
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posted 04-01-2019 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They stated on Facebook that the 6" version was a limited edition release, when I asked about the number produced.
We don't share exact number of patches to be made on a limited run — before they have been made available for sale. This 6-inch version is planned at two runs only. They will go on sale this weekend to our space distributors.

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