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davidcwagner
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posted 07-14-2012 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How many 4-inch diameter 1986 Apollo Reunion patches like these two were made? I have seen the number 100. Are these patches that rare?

This item had 15 Apollo signatures (five moonwalkers). The seller left out Bill Anders (upper left corner in blue ballpoint) and Charlie Duke (lower right in bold green Sharpie).

Seller noted: Walter Cunningham and Donn Eisele, Apollo 7; Jim Lovell, Apollo 8 & 13; Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9; Eugene Cernan, Apollo 10 & 17; Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, Apollo 11; Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. And Dick Gordon, Apollo 12; Alan Shepard and Stuart Roosa, Apollo 14; Alan Worden, Apollo 15 and Ronald Evans Apollo 17.

Besixdouze
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posted 07-14-2012 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I watched that auction with interest as it coincided with listing 200788563718. That particular auction for a single patch and 16 signatures had good provenance, some decent images posted and went for a lot of money ($1,675).

I had my doubts about the authenticity of 271009820043 and I think others did too as it only went for $150. I'd be interested to hear what the autograph specialists thought of those signatures and whether any patch collectors felt the same as me - that those two patches were reproductions.

davidcwagner
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posted 07-14-2012 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I took a chance based on what I could see of the signatures. These are framed under glass which explains the poor photo.

The signatures are more faded than listing 20078856371 but appear authentic to me on closer examination.

Examples: Gene Cernan on this and listing 20078856371 are very similar in style down to the "Apollo X-XVII". Stu O Roosa, Apollo 14 has the same flourish below it as listing 20078856371.

The two patches appear identical to listing 20078856371.

davidcwagner
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posted 07-14-2012 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any links to 1986 Apollo Reunion such as photos and/or list of participants?

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