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Besixdouze
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From: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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posted 06-02-2014 02:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some eBay auctions (like this Apollo 11 patch) never cease to amaze (and amuse).

BlueHalo
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posted 06-02-2014 03:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueHalo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe the guy who screwed Chris out that Apollo 11 BIG patch and keeps relisting it for $1499.99 can trade with this guy? I saw he was trying to push that patch on Craigslist too.

David C
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posted 06-02-2014 05:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't do that again, I nearly spilt my coffee!

Lunar rock nut
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posted 06-02-2014 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love the description. Short and to the point!

Panther494
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posted 06-02-2014 06:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have two of those in my collection. If only I'd known they were that valuable, I would have bought five more!!!!

This is shocking... Just hope no-one gets caught.

Beau08
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posted 06-02-2014 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Beau08   Click Here to Email Beau08     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At least it has free shipping...

mode1charlie
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posted 06-03-2014 12:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, what a deal!

One Big Monkey
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posted 06-03-2014 12:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for One Big Monkey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aww - he won't ship to the UK

On the subject of dubious eBay sales this one offends me. I had one of those little badges that they've scraped off (until my wife 'tidied' it along with a lot of Christmas rubbish), was cheaper than the cheesy certificate thing they're selling and nowhere was it claimed to be from Apollo 11 and it was not a golden colour.

And this Apollo 11 crew patch came up in today's search results! The description is cleverly worded.

David C
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posted 06-03-2014 01:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that's the patch referred to in the second post of this thread.

spaced out
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posted 06-03-2014 06:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by One Big Monkey:
On the subject of dubious eBay sales this one offends me.
'Shavings' of a badge that was from an edition of over 20,000 examples produced containing CM-flown metal (maybe a tiny scrap of Kapton foil).

That's approaching homeopathic levels of dilution!

Go4Launch
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posted 06-05-2014 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The original source material was an LM pulley clamp and a CM heatshield bolt.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-05-2014 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was neither kapton foil or the clamp and bolt combo (as used in the Manned Flight Awareness medals). Nor, for that matter, is the metal necessarily from Apollo 11.

The auction in question uses one of the First Footprint pins made by Winco. The flown material in Winco's Apollo products is from an internal command module component, but the mission has never been made public (per NASA's desires).

Go4Launch
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posted 06-06-2014 06:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Winco may have melted an MFA medallion for this project; in any event, it is all fairly preposterous as others here have noted...

Gonzo
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posted 06-17-2014 05:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And it closed with no bids. Go figure...

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