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The STS-7 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-7 AB Emblem patch

Worn by crew? Yes.
Flown? Yes.
Manufacturer: AB Emblem
Distribution: Sold as souvenirs.
Dimensions: 4" / 102mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge.
Scarcity: Common.
Value: Minimal value.
Notes: The AB Emblem patch was the version used by the crew.
Patch id:

STS-7 Lion Brothers patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Lion Brothers
Distribution: Was available commercially.
Dimensions: 4" / 102mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge with tail.
Scarcity: Scarce.
Value: Examples sell for around $15-$30.
Notes: The Lion Brothers STS-7 mission patch has a plastic coating on the reverse.
Patch id:

STS-7 Swissartex patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Swissartex Emblem Inc.
Distribution: Sold as souvenirs.
Dimensions: 4" / 102mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merowed border with tail.
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: Vintage examples sell for $10-$15.
Notes: The vintage version of the Swissartex STS-7 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 can be readily identified by the radial fill pattern in the red outer area.
Patch id:

STS-7 Cape Kennedy Medals patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Cape Kennedy Medals
Distribution: Unknown.
Dimensions: 4" / 101mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed border with no tail (selvedged).
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: Unknown.
Notes: This Cape Kennedy Medals patch has blue shading on the Shuttle like the Swissartex version but doesn't have the same radial fill pattern in the red outer area.
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