Graves Registration Patch

UPDATE: 05 Jul 2016
The patch order is IN! The patches should hit my doorstep in 14 business days or less. When I get the patches, shipping will commence. Thank you, everyone, for making this happen.

UPDATE 30 Jun 2016: This patch run is ON! Collecting orders and payment now. See details in comments below!
Graves Registration Patch

As everyone might be aware, I’m an ardent fan of a certain sci-fi/western show by a certain genius (currently known for the Avengers movies and kicking the MCU into high gear …), a certain show that was killed mid-way through its first season by FOX.

Yes, I’m still a mite bitter about it. No, I won’t rant about it here.

I’ve got better things to do.

Like promote this nifty patch I’ve designed to expand the universe of that beloved show.

For those who may be interested, here’s the story for the patch:

After the U-War, massive numbers of the dead lay at Serenity Valley and elsewhere. They had to be identified and catalogued by name, DOB, POB, bio-stats, and SoCon number. The work has endured years beyond the end of the war and there are still those listed as missing. Remains do turn up periodically, found on Hera and other locations of major land battles, in the course of natural forces or human activity.

Once the remains have been identified against the database of the dead and the missing, they are sent on to surviving kin. The Graves Registration Department will diligently perform its duty until everyone comes home.

Serenity Valley is one of the locations the Graves Registration Department has established a physical facility to handle the sheer numbers awaiting identification. There are other such centers throughout the Verse during and after the conflict but unlike those others, which were clearly temporary, the one at Serenity Valley (and two other sites) are permanent. It is now part of the larger Serenity Valley Battlefield Memorial Park, ajacent to the Serenity Valley Visitor Center and Museum.

The Graves Registration Department is Federally funded but donations from citizens and corporations are always welcome.

Above is the manufacturer’s proof to show what my design will look like as an embroidered patch. It will have an iron-on backing and a merrowed edge. I’ve had a patch made by these folks before and the quality is top notch.

I will make a presentation card jacket for this patch, just as I did for my first patch: Rim Fire Mining Co.

As with anything I write out of fannish devotion, the backstory for the Graves Registration patch posted above will be appropriately edited and polished for the card jacket that will accompany the patch.

I will be up-front with you, because everyone needs to know what it’s gonna cost:

I’m pricing the patches as follows: $10 for 1, 3 for $25. Minimum run is 100 patches.

I need to pre-order 25 individual patches or 10 sets of 3-for-25 to break even and fund the run. Any patches after that will fund shipping. I’m donating my time and printing costs on the patch jackets.

Folks will say I’m shooting myself in the foot by telling y’all this but I’m not the sort that handles suspense well. If knowing the target nmbers will shorten the time we’re all waiting for a green light on the run, I’m all for it!

I am not taking money now. I am only taking pre-orders. If there is enough interest to fund the run, I will alert everyone by posting here and then AND ONLY THEN will I get shipping and billing information from those who pre-ordered their patches.

Beause of this, please only leave a serious order for what you will actually buy. I don’t want to disappoint anyone because half the pre-orders dried up from wishful thinking. I need an accurate count in order to fund the run.

If there isn’t enough interest to fund the run, then the patch will be put on hold and no one need pay anything.

It’s as simple as that.

Please leave your pre-order in the comments below. Thank you for your time and interest, everyone. If this run goes well, I will have more in the future!

Thank you, Spasiba, and Xie Xie, y’all!


One thought on “Graves Registration Patch

  1. taimdala


    It took less than 48 hours to get enough pre-orders to fund the run. I will be accepting orders and payment until 23:59:59hrs on 08 July 2016. After that, ordering will be closed so I can submit an accurate order to the manufacturer.

    Prices: 1 patch for $10, 3 for $25.

    If you wish to make an order and send payment, please post it below with an email so I may contact you to complete the order.


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