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Ronpur
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posted 12-20-2012 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have looked at this auction and I cannot figure out why they are priced so high. Anyone have any idea? Or is the seller just off target?

SpaceCadet1983
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posted 12-20-2012 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They just look like Lions Brothers patches to me.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 12-20-2012 11:00 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, they are all full size Lion Brothers Apollo patches, quite standard except the Apollo 7 which is the 'purple' variant.

Besixdouze
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posted 12-20-2012 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe the seller is basing his price on that realised by a similar set sold by RR in November which went for a staggering $1,986. That particular listing had some rarities in amongst the usual suspects but hardly enough to justify the price paid, in my opinion.

Gonzo
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posted 12-20-2012 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw that list as soon as it came up and wondered why the high price as well. They do appear to be pretty standard LB patches. Even if the A-7 patch is the purple variant (note - IF), that doesn't justify a $250 price tag.

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posted 12-20-2012 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JFS61   Click Here to Email JFS61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was a time when Apollo LB patches could set you back anywhere from $35-$50. That was until everyone who wanted one got one, and after we all found out that they had long runs and were not just made during the missions as some had thought. Therefore (at one time) that would have been considered an okay (but not great) buy.

Ronpur
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posted 12-21-2012 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Someone bought them at buy-it-now for $350! That is why you should ask here first. They are beautiful patches and I would love a set, but not at that price.

Besixdouze
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posted 12-21-2012 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They didn't sell. Check "Completed Listings: End Date: recent first".

Ronpur
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posted 12-21-2012 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, must have miss read that. Maybe they will show up again at a better price.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 12-22-2012 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the seller has just re-listed this set again, this time with a start price of just $199.95.

Gonzo
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posted 12-24-2012 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the seller is still dreaming...

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