Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Opinions & Advice
  251071038071: STS-8 "Ghost Eyes" patch

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   251071038071: STS-8 "Ghost Eyes" patch
Besixdouze
Member

Posts: 196
From: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Registered: Jan 2011

posted 05-26-2012 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see eBay lot no. 251071038071 is generating some interest and the only reason I can see why is because there is a 4 and 3" version of the STS-8 ghost patch. However, it doesn't look very much like the one I last saw offered for sale by Goldberg (Sale 64) which made $312.

Am I missing something here?

hoorenz
Member

Posts: 865
From: The Netherlands
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 05-26-2012 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is damaged (no border) and the orbiter windows are not filled with black embroidery, as the original AB Emblem version for the crew has.

Kevin T. Randall
Member

Posts: 539
From: High Wycombe, Bucks UK
Registered: Dec 2008

posted 05-26-2012 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes Mike, you have missed the Lion Brothers ALT patch in the top left corner. It looks like it could be the bare cloth back version. (It also look complete and in good condition).

mama04
Member

Posts: 143
From: Haarlem, N-H, Netherlands
Registered: Sep 2010

posted 05-26-2012 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mama04   Click Here to Email mama04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well spotted Kevin.

Besixdouze
Member

Posts: 196
From: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Registered: Jan 2011

posted 05-26-2012 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good catch Kevin and thanks for the info. I've gone back to a previous thread from May 2011 which dealt with rising shuttle patch prices and have a better idea of the situation now. If it is as you surmise, the seller should be in for a nice surprise.

Gonzo
Member

Posts: 510
From: Lansing, MI, USA
Registered: Mar 2012

posted 05-27-2012 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hoorenz:
...and the orbiter windows are not filled with black embroidery, as the original AB Emblem version for the crew has.

This raises two questions for me then. I checked the one I have that I believed to be an AB only to find the background and the windows to be twill, not embroidered. So I then checked Spacepatches.nl to find the one Chris has is also twill, not embroidered. So what gives? Can someone explain this? Should it be twill or embroidered?

My second question is can someone give a good description of the one that sold at the Goldberg auction?

Besixdouze
Member

Posts: 196
From: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Registered: Jan 2011

posted 05-28-2012 03:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From what I can see from the image posted on the Goldberg site, the background is black twill.

hoorenz
Member

Posts: 865
From: The Netherlands
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 05-28-2012 03:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The one that was presented to AB by the crew (remember the presentation sets that surfaced recently) has embroidered windows.

Kevin T. Randall
Member

Posts: 539
From: High Wycombe, Bucks UK
Registered: Dec 2008

posted 05-28-2012 03:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gonzo, e-mail sent with links to images and Goldberg Auction 64.

Mike, the lot Erik refers to is lot No. 200642983808 that sold for $305 with 24 bids from 8 bidders on 28th August 2011. (Ex Paul Gilsdorf estate). Crew signed night landing Presentation Piece with mission and 'crew' ghost eyes patch.

Besixdouze
Member

Posts: 196
From: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Registered: Jan 2011

posted 05-28-2012 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry Guys, I must have been looking at the wrong image because there's no way I can say that that Goldberg patch is on twill. In fact, it's almost impossible to tell from that shot what the background consists of (and I've been using Photoshop since 1991!) Reckon I've confused it with ebay item: 190648826465, an image of which has been lurking around on my desktop for a while. My apologies.

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2014 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement