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Freedom 7-II - MA-10 - Unknown maker

It appears that this patch was produced as an expansion to the original Eagle One Aerospace Mercury patch series.

Mercury-Atlas 10 (MA-10) was a cancelled early manned space mission, which would have been the last flight in NASA's Mercury program. It was planned as a three-day extended mission, to launch in late 1963; the spacecraft, Freedom 7-II, would have been flown by Alan Shepard, a veteran of the suborbital Mercury-Redstone 3 mission in 1961. However, it was cancelled after the success of the one-day Mercury-Atlas 9 mission in May 1963, to allow NASA to focus its efforts on the more advanced two-man Gemini program.

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Freedom 7 - MR-3 - 4" - Eagle One Aerospace

Eagle One Aerospace produced an exclusive set of Project Mercury crew patches in the early 90's. 5 sets were produced and mounted on a poster, another 25-50 were produced as an unmounted set. Each patch has the hallmark initials of their respective crewman. They faithfully render the capsule artwork and are often considered to be the proper mercury crew patch as opposed to the common, later souvenir patches from A-B Emblem and others. 

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Apollo 14 - 4" - Cape Kennedy Medals

This Apollo 14 patch is part of a set of modern reproduction Apollo patches produced by Cape Kennedy Medals. 

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STS-102 - 4" - Eagle Crest Emblem

STS-102 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Discovery and launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. STS-102 flew in March 2001; its primary objectives were resupplying the ISS and rotating the Expedition 1 and Expedition 2 crews.

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STS-102 - 4" - A-B Emblem

STS-102 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Discovery and launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. STS-102 flew in March 2001; its primary objectives were resupplying the ISS and rotating the Expedition 1 and Expedition 2 crews.

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Apollo 14 - 3" - Unknown maker

Of vintage make, fully embroidered, bare backing.

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Apollo 14 - Swissartex

This is the classied Swissartex 4" Apollo 14 patch. Fully embroidered with plastic coated back.

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Apollo 14 - 3" - Lion Brothers

I have never seen this particular line of Lion Brothers' Apollo emblems before. Marketed under their "Put-Ons" emblems line, Lion Brothers produced these Apollo 11Apollo 12, Apollo 13 and Apollo 14 patches. There may be others, but these are the only one's I have seen. Had these not been in their original packaging, they would probably have not been able to be associated with Lion Brothers.

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STS-27 - Swissartex

STS-27 was the 27th NASA Space Shuttle mission, and the third flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Launching on 2 December 1988 on a four-day mission, it was the second shuttle flight after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of January 1986. STS-27 carried a classified payload for the U.S. Department of Defense.

This version of the STS-27 patch was manufactured by Eagle Crest Emblem Inc. of Taiwan. (Formaly Swissartex Emblem Inc. of Asheville, NC.28814).

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STS-27 - 3" - Unknown maker

STS-27 was the 27th NASA Space Shuttle mission, and the third flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Launching on 2 December 1988 on a four-day mission, it was the second shuttle flight after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of January 1986. STS-27 carried a classified payload for the U.S. Department of Defense.

The embroidery of the names is quite crude.

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STS-27 - A-B Emblem (modern)

STS-27 was the 27th NASA Space Shuttle mission, and the third flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Launching on 2 December 1988 on a four-day mission, it was the second shuttle flight after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of January 1986. STS-27 carried a classified payload for the U.S. Department of Defense.

This is a modern version from A-B Emblem. The crew name embroidery is tighter than the original.

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STS-27 - A-B Emblem

STS-27 was the 27th NASA Space Shuttle mission, and the third flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Launching on 2 December 1988 on a four-day mission, it was the second shuttle flight after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of January 1986. STS-27 carried a classified payload for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Apollo 14 - 3 1/2" - Eagle One Emblem

While not the worst reproduction of an Apollo 14 patch, the vacuum-sealed back and modern stitching aren't very authentic. 

 

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Apollo 14 - 4" - Crew issue

This patch is the version that was issued to the crew. The maker is unknown. Radial border. 

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Apollo 14 - 4" - Backup Silver Commercial version

 

This is a silver-bordered version of the infamous Apollo 14 backup crew patch made by A-B Emblems. 

The gold border version was the type issued for the crew copies were flown on the mission. This silver version was the more common commercial version.

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Apollo 14 - 4" - Backup Crew "gold"

This is a gold-bordered version of the infamous Apollo 14 backup crew patch made by A-B Emblems. 

The gold border version was the type issued for the crew copies were flown on the mission. A silver version was the more common commercial version.

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Apollo 14 - 4" - Lion Brothers

The Lion Brother's Apollo 14 patch, like many others, closely resembles the crew version and is a better rendition than the A-B Emblem issue. 

It is a cloth-backed patch. This is the first Lion Brother patch with a hidden hallmark and it is very difficult to make out, it is sewn with a single width of thread. 

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Apollo 14 - 4" - A-B Emblems

A-B Emblem's product is Apollo 14's most common souvenir edition. Oval, 4" class patch, fully embroidered. Somewhat crude on the lunar detail.

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Mercury 3 - 3" - Dallas Cap & Emblem

Collected as a set with other 3" Mercury and Gemini patches. This set of patches, while at first glance appear to be regular A-B Emblem 3" souvenir versions, actually have some distinct oddities that set them apart. 

 

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Apollo 14 - 3" - Cape Kennedy Medals

Fully embroidered, unique for a 3" version. Very thick stitching in the trail for the astronaut symbol. Overall, good detail for this size.  Rust colored "Apollo 14" and border.

This patch was collected in a set of other 3" patches, also dissimilar from "original" A-B Emblem issues. 

I am going to tag this collection with the "apollounk2" tag. Leading candidate is Cape Kennedy Medals based on the Apollo 17 patch in this set being a CKM patch.

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Apollo 14 - 3" - Dallas Cap & Emblem

This patch is a member of a set of Apollo patches that, while closely resemble A-B Emblem's 3" set, have several identifiable differences that set them apart. 
 

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STS-102 - 4" - Unknown maker

STS-102 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Discovery and launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. STS-102 flew in March 2001; its primary objectives were resupplying the ISS and rotating the Expedition 1 and Expedition 2 crews.
This patch is virtually identical to the A-B Emblem STS-102 patch, however, there are some subtle differences, such as the stars of the USA flag.

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Apollo 14 Lunar Team (Snoopy)

The original version has white outlines around "Apollo" and "Lunar Team". 

The last image a modern reproduction. 

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ISS Expedition One

First [Expedition One] crew Commander William Shepherd, Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev to inhabit the International Space Station.
 
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz TM-31
Launch: Oct. 31, 2000, 2:53 a.m. EST
Docking: Nov. 2, 2000, 4:21 a.m.
Return Vehicle: Space Shuttle Discovery
Undocking: March 19, 2001, 11:32 p.m.
Landing: March 21, 2001, 2:31 a.m.
Duration:
On ISS: 136 days
On orbit: 141 days

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USS New Orleans - LPH-11 - Apollo 14 Recovery

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Apollo 16 - Zero in on safety 1972 - Charlie Duke - Snoopy

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Apollo 17 - "Zero in on safety" - Alan Shepard, Jr - Snoopy

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Apollo 14, 25th Anniversary

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Freedom 7/Mercury 3, 30th Anniversary

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