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Kevin T. Randall
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posted 03-23-2019 04:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem have added a new section to their website, "New Old Stock." There are 29 mostly shuttle mission patches described as:
These vintage mission patches are new-old stock Schiffli embroidered.

Production dates correspond to the missions circa late 1980s, early 1990s. Made in Weaverville, North Carolina USA. No country of origin or traceability stickers on the back of the patches; these predate us applying the stickers.

I notice they have used a photo of the modern updated STS-35 patch currently produced in China, and not the Schiffli embroidered version for this section.

Liembo
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posted 03-23-2019 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Curiously, the photo of the STS-68 patch is the prototype version.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 03-24-2019 02:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are using the same STS-68 patch photo on page three of the Space Shuttle mission section. So I think that particular patch has been sold a long time ago? May also of had one of the round white type 3 labels with "Made In USA A-B Emblem & Caps Weaverville N.C. 28787" on?

Mike Dixon
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posted 03-24-2019 04:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That new/old STS-68 is far better than the one were accustomed to, in my opinion.

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