If you like collectible patches this company has a great collection of Adirondack designs, and they are good quality.
Among my many quirks is a love for collectible embroidered patches. I bought these two this summer on our Adirondack trip. There were so many designs available that it was really hard to choose just two.
You can see from the picture that I chose two classic round patches, 2.5 inches in diameter. One has Mount Marcy (the highest point in New York State at 5344 feet) and the words “Adirondacks Forever Wild” around the edge. This commemorates the “forever wild” clause of the Adirondack Park that preserves its wilderness status for all time.
The other patch has a bear with a hiking stick and backpack and it has the words “Adirondack Mountains.” Since we saw a bear this seemed like a fun patch to remember our hike.
The card says “high quality” and that is no idle claim. Some patches are thinner than others, and may have poor workmanship where the border satin stitch overlaps where they end the edge stitching. These are nice heavy patches, and there is only a minimal bump on the edge stitching. The back of the patch is sealed to prevent any possible raveling. These are sew-on patches (if you want to put them on a garment rather than just collect them). These are a little more expensive than some patches, but the neatness of the stitching and good quality is worth it.
In patch collecting the country of origin doesn’t make much difference, and it’s certainly not a wildly popular hobby!
I reviewed these together because they are so similar and will probably remain at about the same value. Patches don't appreciate very much with the exception of some military, police, or Scouting patches. They are mostly for the owner's enjoyment.
If you are into patch collecting it is nice to have an attractive backing card. The Daniel Ferguson Design collectibles (both patches and pins) have a generalized topographic map design, sure to appeal to adventurers of all kinds.