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Gonzo
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posted 07-02-2013 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're interested...

Apollo 11 Bullion patch(es). The seller has several to sell. I emailed him asking for the source and the reply was that he's selling them for a man he knows in a nursing home that used to have a store in Cocoa.

$32US ($6.60 expedited shipping, for what it's worth). Estimated delivery 17-18 July. Sorry, US only.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-02-2013 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are from Tom Foley's inventory. Foley had them produced.

garyd2831
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posted 07-02-2013 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are nice looking patches and I purchased an Apollo 11 and STS-51L patch for my collection.

Mike Dixon
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posted 07-02-2013 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They certainly are ... and just how good would they look framed beneath a crew signed item.

Pity it's only US shipping.

Mike Dixon
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posted 07-03-2013 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wanted to publicly thank George and Gonzo for their generous offers of assistance in securing one of these bullion patches. Fortunately, I quickly had it covered thru another US member, but it's great to know others are happy to lend a hand. Much appreciated guys.

Gonzo
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posted 07-03-2013 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two updates. First, the seller has others listed as well, including Apollo 1, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 17, as well as 51-L and STS-107.

Second, just to be clear, Tom Foley had Bullion make these, so they ARE Bullion patches, made in the US. Do I have that right?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-03-2013 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unless I am mistaken, bullion is a term describing a style of patch, generally hand-crafted and incorporating metallic thread. It is not a company or manufacturer.

Foley had most of his patches produced overseas, so it wouldn't surprise me if these patches were similarly outsourced.

Mike Dixon
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posted 07-03-2013 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Unless I am mistaken, bullion is a term describing a style of patch, generally hand-crafted and incorporating metallic thread.

Yep, that's my understanding as well.

Ross
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posted 07-04-2013 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ross   Click Here to Email Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I live in Australia, I can't directly purchase one. However I would be interested in the STS-51L and the STS-107 patches if someone could act as a go between. Thanks.

fredtrav
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posted 07-04-2013 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would be glad to help. Email sent to Ross and Mike.

Ross
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posted 07-04-2013 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ross   Click Here to Email Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've received Fred's email and would like to thank him for his help. Aren't cSs great.

Gonzo
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posted 07-04-2013 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, guys, for the education. Now I know. I've always admired these patches but was always put off by the price. These are CHEAP compared to what I've seen them go for in the past. Hence my purchase. I also just ordered the Apollo 7 to go with the Apollo 11.

As far as helping others, that's what I've learned cS is all about and am very grateful for all I've learned and what others have done for me. That being said, that's why I offered to help Mike earlier. I've shipped overseas for others, no reason not to help now. So if anyone wants to buy a patch where the seller won't ship overseas (from the US), drop me an email and maybe I can help!

Gonzo
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posted 07-06-2013 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quick update - I received the Apollo 11 patch today. It is absolutely beautiful. If you managed to purchase one of these, you'll know what I mean. It is a very nice patch and I'm glad to add this to my Apollo 11 collection.

I'm now looking forward to receiving the Apollo 7 patch I also ordered.

Gonzo
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posted 07-23-2013 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
These are from Tom Foley's inventory. Foley had them produced.
And for those still following this thread, there were only 100 of them produced of each patch (100 Apollo 11, 100 Apollo 7, 100 51-L, etc.) from what I've found.

Mike Dixon
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posted 08-15-2013 03:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...and like an idiot, I did grab one of these patches (Apollo 17) and now regret not also purchasing an Apollo 11.

Anyone out there have one they're prepared to sell? Thanks.

Gonzo
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posted 08-15-2013 05:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike - be patient and watch the listing. The seller has listed this patch three times that I know of. The last time it was listed, if I recall correctly, he had three of them left. (I may be wrong.) But if you don't hear from anyone (likely), you may be able to pick one up from the next listing.

And, yes, this a great price for these bullion patches. It's interesting that several have been listed from other sellers for as much as $330 (didn't sell alongside this listing - duh...) I picked up the Apollo 7 as well.

fredtrav
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posted 08-15-2013 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike, you might try to send a question to the seller from ebay asking if he has any more to sell. I did that and he replied that yes and which ones did I want. Unfortunately my circumstances had changed and did not have the funds to buy the ones I wanted but he had them.

Mike Dixon
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posted 08-15-2013 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gonzo / Fred, thanks for the advice... have contacted him and hope he responds. And yes, I did see the others on eBay at those inflated prices.

Thanks guys — Mike

Mike Dixon
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posted 08-16-2013 01:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amongst these bullions I have on file (not necessarily on offer through the same seller(s)) I noticed an Apollo Program patch as well.

Thus far, I've come across that patch as well as Apollo 1, Apollo 7, Apollo 8, Apollo 9, Apollo 10, Apollo 11, Apollo 13, Apollo 16 and Apollo 17.

They're simply extraordinary.

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