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Kevin T. Randall
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posted 04-27-2020 06:59 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 first version of this Expedition 63 patch with the crew initials on has now sold out from the AB Emblem website. Only two production runs are known to of been made at this time, they are;
  • 419926 A-B Emblem 0120 20 (USA) crew issued, seen photo from Baikonur
  • 419926 A-B Emblem 0220 20 (USA)
The revised version of this Expedition 63 patch without the crew initials is only known with the following date codes;
  • 422231. A-B Emblem 03/19 20 (USA) should read 03/20 20
  • 422231 A-B Emblem 0320 20 (been reported on 24-06-20) the ones I've seen have single labels so far.
  • 422231. A-B Emblem 04/19 20 (USA) should read 04/20 20
  • 422231 A-B Emblem 05/2020 (USA) Correct date code double labelled, bottom label reads 05/19 20

Tom
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posted 06-01-2020 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the arrival of the Crew Dragon Endeavour crew now as part of the ISS-63 crew, any word on a "modified patch" being released?

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 06-01-2020 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have not heard of any changes to the current Expedition 63 patch. I don't think any changes will happen now the crew initials have been removed from the current Expedition 63 patch. But I might be wrong?

Watch this space. (No pun intended).

Update:

AB Emblem have just released the Expedition 63 patch with the correct 2020 date codes. So with another two production runs completed it looks like there will be no changes coming anytime soon.

  • 422231 A-B Emblem 05/2020 (USA)
  • 422231 A-B Emblem 06/2020 (USA)

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 06-04-2020 06:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It has been reported to me that some of the Expedition 63 patches with the 05/2020 date code on have been found with "double labels" on them. One label on top of another, some slightly off set so the bottom label can just be seen under the top label.

This may of been done deliberately to cover up the "wrong" year 2019 instead of 2020, which have been found on most patches produced at Weaverville, North Carolina during January through to April this year. (Patches manufactured in China and Mexico this year all have the correct 2020 date codes on them).

Double labels were also found on the Expedition 61 patches, to cover up the "wrong" Expedition 60 labels which were applied under the plastic coatings of the Expedition 61 patches (see ISS Expedition 61 insignia thread).

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 06-04-2020 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both patches shown here are double labelled.

The one on the left looks and feels like it has been coated with plastic twice. The one on the right has just been re-coated over the label only. So I'm unable to peel either back without damaging the back of the patches to see what is underneath.

I have some more of these ISS-63 05/2020 patches coming in the next few days, so I'm hoping to find one I can peel back the top label on to see what is beneath.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 06-08-2020 12:52 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 other Expedition 63 patches I bought from the same two packets of ten patches, arrived today, Monday 8th June. All 20 patches are "double labelled." Most are like the patch shown on the left, but I have eight patches which have off-set labels like the patch shown on the right, so show parts of the bottom label numerals.

I have now cut around three sides of one label on one patch, and the bottom label is indeed date code 05/19 20. I could not separate the two labels because of the second plastic coating which was applied to the backs of these patches. So I basically damaged one patch. See below.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 06-11-2020 05:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It has been bought to my attention that a limited edition of 100 full size, fully embroidered Expedition 63 patches are available to buy from SpaceBoosters, a United Kingdom space memorabilia retailer, and cS member.

These fully embroidered Expedition 63 patches are not AB Emblem patches and are privately commissioned.

A truly superb piece just as the artist Blake Dumesnil envisioned.

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 06-11-2020 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Kevin.

Panther494
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posted 06-12-2020 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice. That's how this design should have been done in the first place. Great execution of the bootprint.

keith.wilson
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posted 06-15-2020 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for keith.wilson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received this fully embroidered patch today - it's stunning compared to the AB Emblem version. I can't understand why they didn't produce a fully embroidered patch like this in the first place.

Cascader
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posted 06-16-2020 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cascader   Click Here to Email Cascader     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why o why was this not produced as "the" ISS 63 patch. Well done Nick, a great job done.

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 06-23-2020 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just received my patch today. I have to echo what others are saying, a phenomenally executed patch - well done!

MSS
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posted 08-05-2020 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there a simplified version? Here is at this photo.

Moonbase Alphan
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posted 08-05-2020 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MSS:
Is there a simplified version?
That's the embroidery version used for clothing.

MSS
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posted 08-06-2020 06:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks.

MajTom7
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posted 08-06-2020 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MajTom7   Click Here to Email MajTom7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kevin T. Randall:
...a limited edition of 100 full size, fully embroidered Expedition 63 patches are available
Thanks, Kevin. I just ordered one.

It arrived today (8/21) and to echo others, what a fantastic design & great execution.


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