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    Apollo 7 through Apollo 17: Complete Set of Embroidered Mission Insignia Patches Directly from the Estate of NASA Legend Chris Kraft, with Certificate of Authenticity. This collection from Dr. Kraft includes some of the rarest versions of these collectible and displayable items. As follows.

    APOLLO 7: The 4" Crew Patch by Texas Art Embroidery as worn by the crew on their blue jumpsuits at recovery, part embroidered on white cloth, merrowed edge without "tail." The very first one of these Heritage has offered.
    APOLLO 8: The 4.5" x 4" Crew Souvenir Patch, fully embroidered, merrowed edge without "tail," by Texas Art Embroidery.
    APOLLO 9: The 3.5" Crew Souvenir Patch, partially embroidered on blue twill, merrowed edge with "tail," maker unknown.
    APOLLO 10: The 4" x 4.25" "Post-flight" Crew Patch as worn by the crew on their post-flight jumpsuits at recovery, fully embroidered, merrowed edge with "tail," likely by Universal Commemorative.
    APOLLO 11: The 4" Universal Commemorative Patch, fully embroidered, merrowed edge with "tail."
    APOLLO 12: The 4" "Quarantine" Crew Patch (a variant) as worn by the crew on their flight suits in the Mobile Quarantine Facility, fully embroidered, merrowed border without "tail," by Dallas Cap & Emblem.
    APOLLO 13: The 4" AB Emblem Color Variant 2 Patch, partially embroidered on black twill, merrowed edge with "tail."
    APOLLO 14: The 4" x 3.5" AB Emblem Patch as worn by the crew on their post-flight jumpsuits, fully embroidered, merrowed edge with "tail."
    APOLLO 15: The 4" Lion Brothers Patch, with the upside-down "15" on the lunar surface, fully embroidered, merrowed edge without "tail."
    APOLLO 16: The 4" Crew Patch, as worn by the crew on their post-flight jump suits, partially embroidered on blue twill, merrowed border with "tail," by AB Emblem.
    APOLLO 17: The 4" "White Eagle" Crew Patch, as worn by the crew on their post-flight jumpsuits, fully embroidered, merrowed edge with "tail," by AB Emblem.

    A great set for the serious collector or a perfect collection starter; there are a number of very rare patches here. We would like to heartily recommend and thank Chris Spain's incredible "Crew Patches" website for much of the above information. Excellent.


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    May, 2021
    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
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