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hoorenz
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From: The Netherlands
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 01-12-2010 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A fake TMA-17 patch has been spotted on eBay, this one is a little hard to detect.

Some clues:

  • The real patch has silver metalic thread in some places;
  • ISS too large;
  • Letters in real patch are not connected by single stitches;
  • Japanese flag has too large red circle.
The same seller also has a fake version of Tim's X-15 patch and a fake version of Detlev's Astrolab patch.

KSCartist
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From: Titusville, FL USA
Registered: Feb 2005

posted 01-12-2010 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the heads-up Erik. The stolen knock-off X-15 patch he is selling is a terrible reproduction. I hope he has to eat his inventory.

His STS-129 is a knock-off too.

Harald Kraenzel
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From: Dinslaken,Germany
Registered: Nov 2005

posted 01-23-2010 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KSCartist:
The stolen knock-off X-15 patch he is selling is a terrible reproduction.
I have asked the seller and he told me that the X-15 patches are from the Dryden Flight Research Center visitor service.

On edit: In addition he told me that he got the STS-129 and TMA-17 patches from a Huntsville based seller.

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