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The STS-41C 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-41C AB Emblem patch

Worn by crew? Yes.
Flown? Yes.
Manufacturer: AB Emblem
Distribution: Sold as souvenirs.
Dimensions: 4" / 103mm across
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge with tail.
Scarcity: Common.
Value: Minimal value.
Notes: The AB Emblem patch was the version used by the crew.
Patch id:

STS-41C Lion Brothers patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Lion Brothers
Distribution: Was available commercially.
Dimensions: 4" / 102mm across
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge with tail.
Scarcity: Scarce.
Value: Examples sell for around $15-$30.
Notes: The Lion Brothers STS-41C mission patch only exists with a plastic backing. It features a paler yellow thread than the other versions, contrasting with a much darker blue fill for the background space.
Patch id:

STS-41C Swissartex patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Swissartex Emblem Inc.
Distribution: Sold as souvenirs.
Dimensions: 4" / 102mm across
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge with tail.
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: Vintage examples sell for $10-$15.
Notes: The vintage version of the Swissartex STS-41C 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.
The patch has a distinctive ridged fill pattern to the dark blue background space.
Patch id:

STS-41C Cape Kennedy Medals patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Cape Kennedy Medals
Distribution: Unknown.
Dimensions: 4" / 100mm across
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge with tail.
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: Unknown.
Notes: The Cape Kennedy Medals patch uses a distinctive orange color for the arms of the sun/star.
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