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Old December 26 2009, 08:39 AM   #1
EnsignVorik
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Memorabilia Identification Challenge!!!

Hey all,

So my sister just gave me the following insignia pin for Christmas, and for the life of me I can't really find what the symbol on it means. After a few hours of scourging the bowels of the internet, i've found a few online pin and merch. dealers that have called it a "personnel pin," but i've never seen anything like it in the canon universe.

If any of you might have more info or maybe a lead that does, i'd definitely appreciate it, because I can't wear it in good conscious without knowing what it stands for. I'm sure you can sympathize.



And Thank You!

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Old December 26 2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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Re: Memorabilia Identification Challenge!!!

Looks to be a TOS starbase personnel insignia.
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Old December 26 2009, 09:22 PM   #3
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Re: Memorabilia Identification Challenge!!!

The symbol is a lowercase Greek Gamma. For people serving in the Gamma quadrant? (Just a guess, working on minimal sleep right now...)
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Old December 26 2009, 09:56 PM   #4
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Re: Memorabilia Identification Challenge!!!

It first appeared, IIRC, in the Franz Joseph Star Fleet Technical Manual (1975). It appears on the heading page for the General section of the manual. There is also a delta insignia on the heading page for the Miscelaneous section which features the symbol for Pi. Neither of these insignia are defined further, or seen anywhere else in the manual.
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Old December 26 2009, 09:57 PM   #5
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Re: Memorabilia Identification Challenge!!!

it's a TOS pin for ship personnel.

those not in command, science, medical or security/engineering
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Old December 26 2009, 10:37 PM   #6
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Re: Memorabilia Identification Challenge!!!

It's cool. Thank your sister.
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Old December 27 2009, 12:47 PM   #7
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oh, yeah, it ain't canon. the pi symbol is supposed to be Starbase personnel according to my source.
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Old December 30 2009, 10:09 AM   #8
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Re: Memorabilia Identification Challenge!!!

Wow, thanks for the thorough and prompt response, I knew I could count on you guys.
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