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Author Topic:   400511398454: Apollo 12 'vintage' recovery patch

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From: Bloomington, Illinois, USA
Registered: May 2005

posted 06-18-2013 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seller states that this is vintage. Does not look like my original patch. Any thoughts?

eBay item 400511398454


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From: Lansing, MI, USA
Registered: Mar 2012

posted 06-18-2013 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They also state in the description it's a replica. Misleading, yes. How can you have a "vintage" replica?


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

posted 06-18-2013 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks pretty much like the modern reproduction listed on Chris' website. The seller also has a couple of other recovery patches which are modern repros too.

Of much more interest to me was the AB Green Moon variant Apollo 11 patch also listed by this seller which, for some reason, was plastic backed. If we accept the Green Moon variant is the earliest known AB Apollo 11, did they re-issue it later with a plastic backing or was it an early experiment with surplus stock? Any ideas?

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