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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AB Emblem announced it was offered to traders in error and has been withdrawn.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
  • 406746 A-B Emblem 03/19 20 (USA) (Confirmed, seen photo)
  • 406746 A-B Emblem Made In China 03/1940 (Reported, not seen yet)
  • 406781 A-B Emblem 2/19 20 (USA)
  • 406781-J A-B Emblem Made In China 02/1940
  • 406781 A-B Emblem Made In China 04/1940 (Confirmed, seen photo)
  • 406746 A-B Emblem Made In China 06/19 40 (Confirmed, seen photo) in type 6A KSC sales packet.

Update on 21st June.
Three new date codes have been found/reported, see list above.
Update on 20th July. One new date code.

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.

denali414
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posted 07-18-2019 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina at the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 celebration at the History Museum, AB Emblem is going to have a booth there. Not sure if just informational or having anything to sell at the celebration.

If anyone is interested in if they do a special patch, let me know and I'll pick some up when there.

denali414
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posted 07-20-2019 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well they did not have any special patches at their booth.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 07-21-2019 12:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks for looking for us.

On their website they are currently "sold out" of 13 of their Apollo anniversary and commemorative patches. That includes the three patches photographed above.

denali414
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posted 07-21-2019 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kevin they had those three patches selling for $10 and $12 at their booth. Did not realize they had sold out on the website or would have picked some up. They had a small machine at booth making these patches. I'd guess maybe will have back at store soon.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 07-21-2019 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That sounds like a first, the "sample machine" they had out on site away from Weaverville. If they were producing patches from it, they should of had embedded labels with 07/19 55 date codes on them.

If I had known that I would of asked you to pick up two of each patch available.

Though they may well of taken their entire left over stocks of Apollo anniversary patches with them to sell at the booth, and just made a few there. Looking at the photo the sample machine is not in operation, but it is connected to an electrical supply. The blue cable/flex is visible running across the path at the lower left side.

Four of the 13 Apollo anniversary patches are now back on their website. That includes the three photoed above.

Update 22nd July.
Six still "out of Stock".
Four back in stock.
Three deleted from website.

denali414
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posted 07-21-2019 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, I asked them if anything "special" at booth and they told me no. I'm still learning all the "ins and outs" for collecting. Know for future to ask about labels for patches now.

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