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johntosullivan
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posted 04-09-2014 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johntosullivan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know the history of the SpaceX patch currently on eBay for $48,000? Is it that rare? as in unique?

Apparently it contains a portion of a Dragon parachute.

There are Al Bean paintings with moondust cheaper than that. Has anyone seen or heard of a more expensive patch?

jonspace
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posted 04-09-2014 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jonspace   Click Here to Email jonspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are flown Apollo 11 artifacts that have sold for less than that.

Jurg Bolli
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posted 04-09-2014 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a great deal, the shipping is free! What more do you want?

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 04-09-2014 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This SpaceX item started out at $4,995.51 just over a month ago. It is only this week the seller raised the Buy It Now price to $48,000. I thought $4,995.51 was bad enough!

rgarner
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posted 04-09-2014 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let's not get ahead of ourselves, it may be that he has made a decimal point error on his listing price and not noticed... I hope. O.o

328KF
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posted 06-01-2014 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I came across this listing 331143293117 for a SpaceX-issued patch that is composed of a flown parachute swatch. I'd never heard of such a patch being offered before.

The description reads:

The limited-edition mission patch commemorates the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) mission (C2+), May 22-31, 2012, when SpaceX's Dragon became the first privately developed spacecraft to attach to the International Space Station. This custom patch contains a portion of one of the three parachutes that brought Dragon safety back to earth at the end of that historic mission.
A pretty cool piece, but priced way too high!

Editor's note: Threads merged.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 06-04-2014 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The seller has dropped the Buy It Now price down from $4,800.00 to $1,500.00, and has added a 'Best Offer' option.

Sold with Best Offer of $800.00.

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