Home What is a
Crew Patch?
Embroidered
Patches
Beta Cloth
Patches
Store Lion Brothers
Space Patches
< Apollo 11

Apollo 12

Apollo 13 >

"Our Apollo XII emblem had several variations made in patch form. These variations consisted of different colors and shades of thread, the patterns of the background stars, and thickness of the dust trail behind the clipper ship above the Moon. One production run even had a hidden number '12' in the dust trail." Charles 'Pete' Conrad, from a letter of authenticity accompanying flown patches from his personal collection in the 1991 and 2001 Christies Space Exploration auctions. As you'll see below, Pete Conrad was not exaggerating when he mentions several variations of the Apollo 12 patch.

When they stepped out of the recovery helicopter onto the deck of the U.S.S. Hornet the crew of Apollo 12 were wearing blue jumpsuits with an embroidered mission patch attached. The clarity of the color photos showing the patches on these jumpsuits was previously not sufficient to identify which patch the crew were wearing.

This was not considered a problem as later the same day in the mobile quarantine facility the patches on their jumpsuits are clearly visible in several black and white press release photos. Images 69-H-1884 and 69-H-1886 show the patch on Gordon's suit quite distinctly as shown in the detail on the right.

The distictive pattern of stars on this patch mark it out as the design generally acknowledged to-date as the Apollo 12 'Crew Patch'.

Easily-recognisable by its distinctive pattern of stars, this patch - thought to have been made by Dallas Cap & Emblem - is the one clearly visible on the jump suits of the crew in many photos taken whilst they were in quarantine. Examples of this patch were flown on the mission as souvenirs and flown and unflown examples are often seen mounted on flown flag presentations produced by the crew after the flight.

There is a further complication with this patch, however, since as many as three variant versions appear to have been produced at the time of the mission, with examples of all three having been carried as souvenirs on the flight. The only difference between the variants appears to be the three different color threads used on the surface of the moon as shown below, with the areas described starting at the lower left of the lunar surface.

Variant 1 has very dark gray, dark gray thread, and beige thread.

Variant 2 has pale gray, mid-gray thread, and beige thread.

Variant 3 has distinctive dark blue-gray, mid-gray , and beige thread.

The obvious question to ask is which of the variants the crew wore in the MQF. It's important to bear in mind that the relative brightness of the threads in a photo or scan depend a great deal on lighting conditions so it's difficult to judge with certainty from these photos and scans. In any case details from the clearest images are shown below in an attempt to answer this question.

Gordon's patch (on the left in both images) seems to match the shades of the blue variant 3 pretty well, with great contrast between the darkest area and the area above it. Even so, the middle areas do appear quite dark in both images. We can certainly rule out variant 2 as a match.

Bean's patch (on the right in both images) shows much less contrast between the two darker shades of thread, looking much more like variant 1 in these images, but it's not possible to rule out variant 3 as a match.

Finally, here's some detail from the best color image I could find of the crew in the MQF (from the LIFE archives), with the color saturation boosted as much as possible.

On the left, Gordon's patch looks like a perfect match for the 'blue' variant 3.

Although not as clear, I still think Bean's patch on the right is a better match for variant 1.

In conclusion, I'd say that Gordon was almost certainly wearing the blue variant 3 at this point and Bean was probably wearing variant 1. As for Conrad we simply cannot say based on the available evidence. Maybe he was even wearing variant 2.

A further complication to the story of the Apollo 12 crew patches came with the appearance of a version of the 'blue' variant 3 patch - which I'll refer to as variant 3b - that has distinctive brown rigging lines embroidered across the sails of the Yankee Clipper.

In all other respects this patch appears to be a standard variant 3 patch but, as can be seen in the detail on the right, these rigging lines are clearly a part of the design and not the result of an embroidery error or of exposed threads on an incomplete patch. In fact these rigging lines are faintly visible on the original Apollo 12 insignia artwork.

Only one example of this variant 3b patch has surfaced to date, and my impression is that it may have been a prototype. Although these rigging lines are part of the original insignia artwork, when executed in heavy brown thread on a patch the result doesn't look quite right. It would certainly make sense that this was a prototype and that the these lines were then left out of the final production run.




When examining the color photos showing the crew walking from the recovery helicopter to the mobile quarantine facility in order to see if it was possible to tell which variant of the crew patch they were wearing I made a surprising discovery.

The image quality isn't great but you can just about make out the pattern of stars and it does not match the classic crew patch. More obviously, the shape of the dark areas on the lunar surface reveal that the embroidered patches on these jumpsuits are not the 'classic' crew patch at all.

The fact is that as with other Apollo flights each crew member actually had at least two different blue jumpsuits to wear after the flight. One was passed in to the command module by the recovery crew to be worn through the egress, on the helicopter, and on into the quarantine facility. After having a chance to clean up they likely changed into a fresh suit before making their appearance at the MQF window.

In the case of Apollo 12 these two different sets of jump suits had different patch versions sewn on them. The first set they wore had the mystery crew patch and the second set the 'classic' crew patch.

A close look at photos from other appearances by the Apollo 12 crew in the MQF shows that they were wearing the original set of jump suits again - complete with the mystery crew patch - on their arrival at Ellington AFB on November 29.

The closeup photo on the right is clear enough to show an identifying feature of this patch - the lower right star which is touching the broad ship's wake. Only the patch previously identified as AS12UNK2 has this feature. Since this patch was worn by the crew at recovery time it is fully qualified as a Crew Patch, and I now refer to it as the Apollo 12 "Recovery" Crew Patch.

UPDATE: Six years after close examination of the blurry details in extreme closeups photos of the Apollo 12 recovery revealed the crew to be wearing a distinct version of the mission patch on their recovery suits Conrad's actual recovery suit has appeared at auction.

As shown on the right, the suit still has the original patch attached and it is indeed the 'Recovery' crew patch which was recently discovered to have been produced by Texas Art Embroidery.

The Crew Patches

Patch id:

The 'Quarantine' Crew Patch

Worn by crew? Yes. Worn by the crew on their flight suits in the Mobile Quarantine Facility.
Flown? Yes. Examples of all three variants were carried on the flight.
Manufacturer: Dallas Cap & Emblem
Distribution: Unknown
Dimensions: 4" / 101mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed border without 'tail' (selvedged).
Scarcity: Rare.
Value: Unflown examples of this patch sell for anywhere from $112 to $600[1].
Notes:

Easily-recognisable by its distinctive pattern of stars, this patch - thought to have been made by Dallas Cap & Emblem Manufacturing Inc. (the company went out of business in the early 70s after losing a major legal case regarding trademark infringement) - is the one clearly visible on the jump suits of the crew in many photos taken whilst they were in quarantine. Examples of this patch were flown on the mission as souvenirs and flown and unflown examples are often seen mounted on flown flag presentations produced by the crew after the flight.

Three variant versions of this patch appear to have been produced at the time of the mission, with examples of all three having been carried as souvenirs on the flight.

Collectors need to be wary of the 'replica' version identified below. That later patch has a plastic backing but the front has the same characteristic pattern of stars as the quarantine crew patch so it is easy to mistake one for a vintage original.

Patch id:

The 'Recovery' Crew Patch

[AS12UNK2]
Worn by crew? Yes. Worn by the crew on their flight suits at recovery time.
Flown? No flown examples seen to-date
Manufacturer: Texas Art Embroidery
Distribution: Supplied direct to NASA.
Dimensions: 4" / 101mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed border without 'tail' (selvedged).
Scarcity: Rare.
Value: An example sold for $295 in 2009 but the most recent example went for an impressive $891[5].
Notes: Of note, the gold thread in the outer area is not radial, and the ship's wake is very solid, with one star touching the wake mid-way up.

After examining this patch in detail, in particular the edge stitching on the reverse, I believe there is a strong possibility that this patch was produced by Texas Art Embroidery, makers of the Apollo 11 crew patch. UPDATE: This was confirmed by Kenny Suit's research in 2014.

I have seen a couple of examples of this patch that are missing the lower right star, as can be seen here. In my opinion these are most likely error patches rather than variants (note the missing white thread in the flag and top sail) but since two examples have been seen it's worth being aware of their existence.

Patch id:

The Crew Souvenir Patch

[formerly AS12UNK3]
Worn by crew? No.
Flown? Yes. Examples of this patch were carried on the flight as souvenirs[7].
Manufacturer: Dallas Cap & Emblem
Distribution: Unknown
Dimensions: 4" / 101mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed border with 'tail'.
Scarcity: Rare. Perhaps 5 examples sold in 2010.
Value: Examples have sold for around from $50 to $204[7].
Notes: This bare cloth back patch has a distinctive 'sparky' wake behind the ship. It also lacks the usual silver or white border inside the outer edge.

In the letter of authenticity accompanying one of these flown patches Conrad states "[This] patch was from the first group ever made. It does not have the white outer border between the blue and gold threads. That was added to the additional production runs of the patches."

A vintage publicity brochure produced by Dallas Cap & Emblem which surfaced in 2013 features this patch design on the front so they were apparently the manufacturers of both this patch and the very different Crew Patch design detailed above.

Looking back at Conrad's comments on this patch it seems likely that this first design from Dallas Cap and Emblem ("the first group ever made") was rejected by the crew and a re-design requested. This led to the "additional production runs of the patches" which would have been the new artwork of the familiar Crew Patches executed with variations in the thread color.

The scarcity of this patch and the fact that examples were carried on the flight as souvenirs qualifies it as a Crew Souvenir Patch.

Examples of this patch were apparently handed out by the Titusville Chamber of Commerce around the time of the launch as part of a goodie bag. It's not clear how many such bags were distributed or to whom they were given but this does at least show one possible source for these patches in the public domain.

Other Embroidered Mission Patches

Patch id:

AB Emblem patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? Yes. Regular AB Emblem patches may have been carried as souvenirs by the crew.
Manufacturer: AB Emblem
Distribution: Sold as souvenirs.
Dimensions: 4" / 101mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge with 'tail'.
Scarcity: Uncommon in bare back form.
Value: Bare cloth back examples sell for maybe $5-15.
Notes: The standard AB Emblem patch is very close to the design worn by the crew. The most obvious diference is the pattern of the four stars.
Patch id:

Crew Patch 'replica'

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: AB Emblem
Distribution: Sold as souvenirs.
Dimensions: 4" / 101mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge with 'tail'.
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: Unknown.
Notes: This patch is a later 'replica' version apparently produced by AB Emblem. It has the distinctive pattern of stars used on the Crew patch but has a plastic backing.

There are a couple of differences on the front that can help identify this patch, in particular the replica version lacks a dark line on the prow of the ship and a dark shadow on the jib (the triangular sail at the front), as can be seen in the closeup image here.

Examples of this patch are sometimes seen in the sets of space patches distributed by Willabee & Ward.

Patch id:

Lion Brothers 'pre-hallmark' patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Lion Brothers
Distribution: Was available commercially.
Dimensions: 4" / 101mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge without 'tail' (selvedged).
Scarcity: Scarce.
Value: Examples sell for around $15-30.
Notes: This is the earlier version of the Lion Brothers Apollo 12 patch without a hallmark. It has yellow horizontal thread in the border. The lunar surface differs from the AB Emblem version and the wake behind the ship is thinner.
Patch id:

Lion Brothers hallmarked patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? Yes. Examples of this patch were carried by the crew (even to the lunar surface) as souvenirs during the mission[6]
Manufacturer: Lion Brothers
Distribution: Was available commercially.
Dimensions: 4" / 101mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge without 'tail' (selvedged).
Scarcity: Scarce.
Value: Examples sell for around $15-30.
Notes: The later hallmarked version of the Lion Brothers Apollo 12 patch has gold radial thread in the border, making it look quite similar to the AB Emblem version, but it is easily differentiated by the thin wake behind the ship. The hallmark is an upside down "12" in white thread in the wake just behind the ship.
Note that a rare plastic backed prototype version of this patch exists.
Patch id:

Universal Commemorative

[AS12UC]
Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Universal Commemorative of Los Angeles, CA
Distribution: Was available commercially
Dimensions: 4" / 101mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge without 'tail' (selvedged).
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: Examples have sold for between $28 and $76[8].
Notes: This patch by Universal Commemorative of Los Angeles, CA, has distinctive blue fill thread on the moon.
Patch id:

[AS12UNK5]

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Unknown
Distribution: Unknown
Dimensions: 4" / 101mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge with 'tail'.
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: Unknown.
Notes: This high quality bare cloth back patch from an unknown manufacturer has one star much bigger than the others, a broad wake behind the ship, and bright yellow border thread. The lunar surface is particularly well executed on this patch, with the stitching aligned with the craters.
Patch id:

Space Spin-Off Ltd. patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Space Spin-Off Ltd.
Distribution: UK mail-in offer
Dimensions: 4" / 100mm
Type: Partially embroidered on yellow cloth. Stitched border, cut edge.
Scarcity: Rare
Value: An example sold recently for $118[10]
Notes: This patch was offered to readers of Look-in magazine and Countdown magazine in the UK in 1972, and was part of a set manufactured by Space Spin-Off Ltd. The design is executed on thin yellow cloth (not twill) with a cut edge.
Patch id:

[AS12UNK8]

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Unknown
Distribution: Unknown
Dimensions: Approx 4"
Type: Partially embroidered on very dark blue cloth. Merrowed edge.
Scarcity: Scarce
Value: Unknown
Notes: The distinctive pattern of stars in this patch makes it look like one of the crew versions but there are notable differences to the design including the lack of a dark prow line on the ship, the lack of gray detailing along the edges of the wake behind the ship, and the lack of a radial pattern in the gold border fill.
More signficantly, this patch is partialy embroidered on dark cloth (possibly nylon) whilst the crew patches were fully embroidered. Overall the execution of the patch is somewhat crude, and this is particularly noticeable in the text.
The manufacturer is unknown but this patch was first identified alongside examples of AS9UNK2, AS10UNK2 and AS11UNK9, implying a likely common manufacturer.
Patch id:

[AS12UNK6]

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Unknown
Distribution: Unknown
Dimensions: 3 7/8" / 98mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge without 'tail' (selvedged).
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: An example sold recently for $75[9]
Notes: This bare cloth back Apollo 12 patch from an unknown manufacturer has a dark orange surround. The artwork is fairly crude.
Please see the notes on AS12UNK9 for a possible origin for this patch.
Patch id:

[AS12UNK7]

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Unknown
Distribution: Unknown
Dimensions: 3½" / 91mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge without 'tail' (selvedged).
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: Unknown.
Notes: This bare cloth back Apollo 12 patch from an unknown manufacturer is slightly smaller than most and quite crudely executed.
Please see the notes on AS12UNK9 for a possible origin for this patch.
Patch id:

[AS12UNK9]

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Unknown
Distribution: Unknown
Dimensions: 3¾" / 95mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge without 'tail' (selvedged).
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: An example sold recently for $137.50 [11]
Notes: Another bare cloth back Apollo 12 patch from an unknown manufacturer, this patch strongly resembles AS12UNK6 and to a lesser extent AS12UNK7. The lunar surface pattern in particular seems to be the same basic design as UNK6.

I believe there's a strong possibility that all three patches are "tiger embroidery" products - executed by hand in the Phillipines - which would explain the extremely uneven lettering and overall crude execution of the patches, as well as the fact that no two identical examples have been seen to-date.

In general collectors should be very wary of previously unseen patches with bare cloth backs, particularly when the execution of the lettering appears very crude and uneven.

3" Embroidered Mission Patches

Footnotes

[1] Examples of standard crew patch Variant 1 (dark gray) sales:
    FLOWN patch from Gordon Cooper Swann Spring 2005 lot 8050
    Batch of patches including Apollo 12 crew patch, eBay item no. 160300997022 December 2, 2008 sold at $355.99. Other patches worth approx $55.
    eBay item no. 140393077376 Mar 28, 2010, sold at $174.95
    eBay item no. 140400409755 Apr 25, 2010, sold at $174.95
    Lunar Legacies auction Lot 241 Jun 26 2010 sold at $195.50 (inc fees)
    eBay item no. 130449976493 Nov 7, 2010, sold at $159.95
    eBay item no. 140539110027 May 1, 2011 sold at $432.64
    eBay item no. 140816382857 Aug 8, 2012 sold at $138.29
    eBay item no. 221549443655 Sep 21, 2014 sold at $155.90
    eBay item no. 221639324373 Dec 18, 2014 sold at $299.95
    eBay item no. 400965585726 Jul 29, 2015 sold at $265 [buy-it-now]
    RR Auction lot 6428 Apr 21, 2016 sold at $4900 (flown by Bean)
    eBay item no. 272401349915 Oct 26, 2016 sold at $236 [buy-it-now with other patches]

[2] Examples of standard crew patch Variant 2 (pale gray) sales:
    Heritage Oct 6, 2008 auction lot 41203 FLOWN patch from Gordon Cooper's collection.
    Lunar Legacies listing Dec 2009 sold at $245
    eBay item no. 170455557950 March 11, 2010, sold at $112.50
    Lunar Legacies Space Auction lot 253 Nov 20, 2011 sold at $172.50 (inc. fees)
    eBay item no. 180796446060 Jan 22, 2012 sold at $227.50
    eBay item no. 320895378667 May 3, 2012 sold at $270.11 (in lot with other patches, including ASTP crew patch)
    eBay item no. 140876120571 Nov 4, 2012 sold at $109.31
    eBay item no. 181147055435 May 28, 2013 sold at $152.50
    Regency/Superior Space Auction lot no. 217 May 24, 2013 sold at $172.55
    eBay item no. 161118956223 Oct 6, 2013 sold at $228.50
    RRAuction Lot 542 Nov 21, 2013 sold at $2185.20 [FLOWN]
    eBay item no. 23110590224 Dec 9, 2013 sold at $170.00
    eBay item no. 261439597945 Mar 31, 2014 sold at $195 [buy-it-now]
     Lunar Legacies auction lot no. 296 Mar 28, 2015 sold at $190.40
    eBay item no. 141754476905 Aug 30, 2015 sold at $141.50
     Lunar Legacies Space Auction lot no. 298 Mar 12, 2016 sold at $190.40
    Space Walk Hall of Fame Charity Auction lot no. 86 Apr 2, 2016 sold at $420
    eBay item no. 252655678024 Dec 25, 2016 sold at $339 [buy-it-now]
    eBay item no. 162466141184 Apr 9, 2017 sold at $7.99 [buy-it-now]
    eBay item no. 322867981148 Nov 13, 2017 sold at $128.49

[3] Examples of standard crew patch Variant 3 (blue) sales:
    Example offered by Moonpans from Dick Gordon's collection. FLOWN
    eBay item no. 400019216967 sold Dec 28, 2008, at $162.50
    eBay item no. 290407282115 sold Mar 4, 2010, at $313.85 [Variant 3b]
    eBay item no. 140410247601 May 30 2010, sold at $318
    eBay item no. 130510093018 Apr 24, 2011 sold at $338
    eBay item no. 280743218451 Sep 21, 2011 sold at $80 [lot including AS12 crew var 3, AS10 crew post-flight & AS14 crew souvenir patch]
    Lunar Legacies Space Auction lot 254 Nov 20, 2011 sold at $253 (inc. fees)
    eBay item no. 180789416233 Jan 7, 2012 sold at $252.49
    Lunar Legacies auction lot 301 Jun 2, 2012 sold at $247.80 (inc fees)
    eBay item no. 181066526185 Jan 28, 2013 sold at $245
    eBay item no. 261161619050 Feb 3, 2013 sold at $256.52
    eBay item no. 251491824130 Mar 31, 2014 sold at $249 [buy-it-now]
    eBay item no. 281426074176 Aug 29, 2014 sold at $28.50 [buy-it-now]
    eBay item no. 261581792324 Sep 2, 2014 sold at $249 [buy-it-now]
    eBay item no. 311422571026 Aug 13, 2015 sold at $250 [offer accepted]
     Lunar Legacies Auction lot no. 275 Nov 14, 2015 sold at $327.25

[4] Examples of standard crew patch sales (variant uknown):
    Batch of patches including Apollo 12 crew patch, eBay item no. 220145876056 September 8, 2007 sold at $446. Other patches worth approx $55 max.
    Batch of patches including Apollo 12 crew patch, eBay item no. 250173702522 October 14, 2007 sold at $130. Other patches worth approx $65 max.
    Aurora Fall 2007 Dec 1, 2007 lot 440 sold at $360 inc fees.
    eBay item no. 150216367964 sold at $465 Feb 21, 2008.
    eBay item no. 180242898172 sold at $40.33 May 24, 2008.
    eBay item no. 150249771197 sold at $150 May 27, 2008.
    eBay item no. 263199381558 Sep 17, 2017 sold at $200 (with other patches)

[5] Examples of 'Recovery' [AS12UNK2] (Texas Art Embroidery) crew patch sales:
    Heritage Sep 20, 2007 auction lot 25120 mounted alongside flown flag.
    ASF Auction Apr 19, 2008 auction lot 10 sold at $300, from the collection of Paul Weitz (Apollo 12 support crew).
    Lunar Legacies listing Oct 1, 2009 sold at $295
    Lunar Legacies Space Auction lot 257 Nov 20, 2011 sold at $891.25 (inc. fees)
    RRAuction lot no. 195 Apr 28, 2015 sold at $18,519.55 (inc. fees) [Conrad's original recovery suit with patch attached.]
    eBay item no. 152525145200 May 2, 2017 sold at $432
    eBay item no. 152535554361 May 17, 2017 sold at $499.99

[6] Examples of flown Lion Brothers version sales:
    Christies May 9, 2001 auction lot 153 sold at $10575 FLOWN to lunar surface.
    RRAuction Lot 196 Apr 28, 2015 at $3503.50 FLOWN LB patch [Cunningham]

[7] Examples of the Dallas Cap & Emblem Crew Souvenir 'sparky' version [AS12UNK3] sales:
    Christies Sep 18, 1999 auction lot 148 sold at $25300 FLOWN to lunar surface.
    eBay item no. 160311081529 sold at $305 Jan 24, 2009.
    eBay item no. 250376125754 sold at $49.99 Feb 25, 2009.
    Lunar Legacies listing October 2009 offered at $275
    eBay item no. 250376125754 sold at $49.99 Feb 25, 2009.
    eBay item no. 360217732758 sold at $100.03 Dec 21, 2009
    Lunar Legacies Spring 2010 auction lot no. 270 Sold Mar 6, 2010 at $69
    eBay multiple examples (12+) from a single seller in Feb 2010, sold for approx $50-60 each on average.
    eBay item no. 220658016816 Aug 28, 2010 sold at $56.55
    eBay item no. 130436008057 Oct 3, 2010 sold at $76.99
    eBay item no. 130481214726 Feb 6, 2011 sold at $49.95
    Bonhams Auction lot 189 May 5, 2011 sold at $7320 [FLOWN]
    Lunar Legacies Auction lot 334 Aug 20, 2011 sold at $115
    eBay item no. 360415923056 Dec 11, 2011 sold at $102.50
    eBay item no. 120846660836 Jan 24, 2012 sold in lot
    eBay item no. 180806096196 Jan 30, 2012 sold at $108.49
    eBay item no. 150802737316 May 3, 2012 sold at $102.50 (mounted on wooden shield)
    eBay item no. 130802927193 Nov 4, 2012 sold at $45.55
    eBay item no. 251217019770 Jan 27, 2012 sold at $203.76
    eBay item no. 261333495383 Nov 21, 2013 sold at $149 [buy-it-now]
    eBay item no. 261341288567 Dec 4, 2013 sold at $125 [error patch with other factory rejects]
    eBay item no. 231157876518 Feb 24, 2014 sold at $197
    Bonhams Space Auction Lot 196 Mar 25, 2013 at $10,000 [FLOWN to lunar surface by Conrad]
    eBay item no. 171721472771 Mar 22, 2015 sold at $100
    eBay item no. 171721471341 Mar 22, 2015 sold at $223.50
    eBay item no. 262121069501 Nov 10, 2015 sold at $177.50
    eBay item no. 262383784728 Apr 15, 2016 sold at $155 (with other patches)
    eBay item no. 262876425700 Mar 29, 2017 sold at $179
    eBay item no. 201956573493 Jun 20, 2017 sold at $91.09
    eBay item no. 263062476813 Jul 3, 2017 sold at $169 [buy-it-now]

[8] Examples of Universal Commemorative [AS12UC] patch sales:
    eBay item no. 320346332958 Mar 7, 2009 sold at $56.55
    eBay item no. 360359514767 Apr 18, 2011 sold at $76
    eBay item no. 180672568153 May 29, 2011 sold at $90 with UC meatball patch
    eBay item no. 220835704864 Aug 22, 2011 sold at $27.99 [AS17UNK2]
    eBay item no. 300619182602 Nov 14, 2011 sold at $24.99 [factory reject patch]
    eBay item no. 180782777510 Dec 31, 2011 sold at $34.99 [in orignal envelope]
    eBay item no. 180806086977 Jan 30, 2012 sold at $22.01
    eBay item no. 181147053933 May 28, 2013 sold at $31.07
    eBay item no. 200961803812 Sep 18, 2013 sold at $9.99 [in orignal envelope]
    eBay item no. 231076569851 Oct 25, 2013 sold at $52.89
    eBay item no. 301672037473 Jul 2, 2015 sold at $49.95 [in orignal envelope]
    eBay item no. 252154496756 Nov 9, 2015 sold at $39.77
    eBay item no. 391758568028 Apr 24, 2017 sold at $20.10 (with Apollo 11 patch)
    eBay item no. 263250358428 Oct 7, 2017 sold at $29.95

[9] Examples of AS12UNK6 patch sales:
    eBay item no. 110975690573 Nov 18, 2012 sold at $54.14
    eBay item no. 111256778741 Jan 20, 2014 sold at $75.15

[10] Examples of Space Spinoff patch sales:
    eBay item no. 361037791982 Sep 7, 2014 sold at $49.00
    eBay item no. 181603060530 Dec 7, 2014 sold at $49.99
    eBay item no. 131417351874 Feb 6, 2015 sold at $117.91

[11] Examples of AS12UNK9 patch sales:
    eBay item no. 261858647491 Apr 22, 2015 sold at $137.50
    Space Walk of Fame auction lot no. 150 Oct 29, 2016 sold at $96

< Apollo 11 [ Back to Top ] Apollo 13 >