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goose77
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posted 11-24-2019 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for goose77   Click Here to Email goose77     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a patch that is autographed on the back. I have been thinking about how best to display it in a way that will allow both front and back to be seen, while also protecting the patch.

Any thoughts on this frame as a solution?

Liembo
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posted 11-24-2019 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about a shadow box frame with the patch affixed to the front glass and a mirror is placed on the back glass so you can see the autograph?

randy
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posted 11-24-2019 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too have some autographed patches. I keep them in a 3 ring binder with my other autographs, of course out of the sunlight. I have found this works for me. Just a suggestion.

rjurek349
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posted 11-24-2019 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would recommend a floating frame.

goose77
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posted 11-24-2019 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for goose77   Click Here to Email goose77     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had seen the floating frames suggested in a thread here from a few years ago. They look very nice but I'm a little concerned about any effects the silicone membrane in the frame might have on the patch or the autograph ink over time.

With either frame, I'm thinking of getting these archival mylar sleeves to put the patch in before putting it in the frame to protect it.

David Carey
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posted 11-24-2019 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the same challenge of how to display/protect a 3" Anders-signed (flown?) Apollo 8 patch dedicated to NASA PAO Bill DerBing. The patch is referenced on Chris Spain's Crew Patches website as AS8UNK3i3.

Like Rich suggests, the floating frames are nice though I wanted a more traditional frame than the "flip-top" floating frame mentioned and also preferred contact with only glass.

In the end I hunted down another AS8UNK3i3 patch, sandwiched both patches between layers of Museum Glass for UV protection, and retained the whole stack in a simple black wood frame. In doing so, both the signed back and attractive patch front are visible simultaneously.

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