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Ronpur
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posted 10-09-2017 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does any one know why there are suddenly all of these Apollo 11 Beta cloth patches in "original" Owens Corning/Roma Chemicals envelopes on eBay?

When were they made? Are they even real? There have been a lot of them going up for sale in the last few months.

spaced out
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posted 10-09-2017 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I understand it one or more cartons of them were found at an old Roma Chemical site. Some were damaged by exposure to damp etc but many were in good condition.

I don't know how many were recovered but it's certainly dozens and could be hundreds. The market for Apollo 11 beta cloths is going to be flooded for some time to come so $50 to $75 is probably the going rate now.

Ronpur
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posted 10-09-2017 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up two at great prices. One to open and one to keep in the envelope. The actual beta cloths are in great condition.

Aztecdoug
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posted 10-13-2017 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked some up too. They are in great shape. There is also a slight smell that reminds me of my grandma's attic!

Sam Que
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posted 10-17-2017 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too was wondering why the sudden influx of Apollo 11 beta cloth patches. Bought one from a cS poster here a few months ago. Now I see I can buy five on eBay for about forty dollars more than what I paid for one.

By no means am I complaining, the one I received from the cS member is very nice and a smooth transaction. As an attorney, I don’t need to be reminded of caveat emptor.

woodg2
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posted 10-17-2017 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for woodg2   Click Here to Email woodg2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is anyone that bought in bulk interested in selling off one of them? I really don’t need five of them, but have not seen a single one sell for anywhere close to $40 each. I hate to pay triple digit prices for a patch that I know is selling at such a low cost in bulk.

Gonzo
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posted 10-19-2017 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too would be interested. In all of the variations of A-11 I've collected, I have yet to add any beta cloth patches!

Or, to go the other way, if I was to buy a lot, how many folks would be interested in the extras? I wouldn't need/want five either...

prowler5150
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posted 10-19-2017 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for prowler5150   Click Here to Email prowler5150     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would be in for two.

denali414
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posted 10-19-2017 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would also take one...

Panther494
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posted 10-19-2017 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Count me in for one.

Gonzo
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posted 10-19-2017 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just ordered a lot of 5...

fredtrav
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posted 10-19-2017 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you have an extra I will take one.

Gonzo
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posted 10-22-2017 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two things.

First, I plan to keep two. So I'll only sell three. And I've had two people email me directly for two of those confirming they want one. So I have one left to sell. I've not decided on a price yet, but rest assured that it won't be much more than to cover my costs since this is for fellow cS'ers!

Second, if you want to take a chance on eBay, I just found this: 322841117922. Current bid is like $37, with a buy it now price of $90. Or, 142536235082, with a best offer price of $165. Your choice.

Lunar rock nut
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posted 10-23-2017 05:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thinking about stepping up here. After Gonzo receives a commitment for his last patch. I am thinking about purchasing one of the remaining lots. I will keep two also, and if I get three commits, I will buy one lot.

Note 27 hours left before auction closing.

328KF
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posted 10-23-2017 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll be happy to buy one of these.

Gonzo
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posted 10-23-2017 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My third is still available. I’ve not received a commitment for it yet. They are due to be delivered today. If you want it, email me please.

Gonzo
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posted 10-23-2017 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The third had been sold...

328KF
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posted 10-24-2017 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lunar rock nut:
Thinking about stepping up here.
Any luck with this? I saw one lot of five at $199.99 ended and the price raised to $299.99 by eBay user "themoonthestars." I think somebody read about the plan here.

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