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The STS-41B crew wore the standard AB Emblem embroidered mission emblems on their flight suits and on their in-flight clothing, thus there is no rare 'crew patch' for this mission.

Embroidered Mission Patches

Patch id:

STS-41B AB Emblem patch

Worn by crew? Yes.
Flown? Yes.
Manufacturer: AB Emblem
Distribution: Sold as souvenirs.
Dimensions: 5⅞ x 3⅝" / 149 x 93mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Stitched border, cut edge.
Scarcity: Common.
Value: Minimal value.
Notes: The AB Emblem patch was the version used by the crew. Note that some later versions of the AB Emblem patch added a merrowed border to the patch although the design remained otherwise identical.
Patch id:

STS-41B Lion Brothers patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Lion Brothers
Distribution: Was available commercially.
Dimensions: 6⅛ x 3⅞" / 156 x 98mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Stitched border, cut edge.
Scarcity: Scarce.
Value: Examples sell for around $15-$30.
Notes: The Lion Brothers STS-41B mission patch only exists with a vacuum-sealed plastic backing.
Patch id:

STS-41B Swissartex patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Swissartex Emblem Inc.
Distribution: Sold as souvenirs.
Dimensions: 5½ x 3½" / 139 x 90mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merowed border with tail.
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: Vintage examples sell for $10-$15.
Notes: The vintage version of the Swissartex STS-41B mission patch exists both with a waxy plastic backing and with a vacuum sealed clear plastic coating on the reverse. The fronts of the two versions are virtually identical.
Patch id:

STS-41B likely Cape Kennedy Medals patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Likely Cape Kennedy Medals
Distribution: Unknown.
Dimensions: 6 x 4" / 155 x 100mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Stitched border, cut edge.
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: Unknown.
Notes: This patch is not confirmed as the Cape Kennedy Medals version but seems a very likely candidate.
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