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|jiffyq58||Does the "AUTO" in the title of this auction mean that this signature is an autopen? I'm thinking that's what it must mean or the bidding would be higher for a John Young signature than this one has gotten.|
|stsmithva||I was just wondering the same thing yesterday - almost wrote to the seller to ask. I do suspect that it is a sneaky way to sell an autopen as genuine, then if caught be able to say that the AUTO was a perfectly clear notice. Which it isn't.|
|Steve Zarelli|| |
Originally posted by stsmithva:
I do suspect that it is a sneaky way to sell an autopen as genuine, then if caught be able to say that the AUTO was a perfectly clear notice. Which it isn't.
I think you are giving him too much credit. This seller is a high volume consignment seller. He doesn't know good from bad autographs.
Originally posted by Steve Zarelli:
He doesn't know good from bad autographs.
...or doesn't care.
|Tykeanaut||Well, someone paid $67 for it!|
|jiffyq58||Someone must have thought he/she was getting a steal. Can't imagine anyone knowingly paying that much for an autopen sig on a 3 x 5 card.|
|Steve Zarelli|| |
quote: They got a steal alright.
Originally posted by jiffyq58:
Someone must have thought he/she was getting a steal.
But it was the seller doing the stealing.
|spaceman1953||Why is an autopen not an original autograph of an astronaut, if the President of the United States can sign legislation using the autopen as his legal signature?|
|Robert Pearlman||Very simply: the reason the President can legally use the Autopen is because the law does not require an original signature. At the time the Constitution was written, a legal mark could be in the form of a wax seal or an authorized signature by another man. |
But really that is neither here nor there: it doesn't matter if law says an autopen is a legal signature or not, it is not an autograph. To the collector, it does not matter if a signature is legal or not, but rather than it is from the hand of the celebrity whose autograph is being sought.
|bwhite1976||Well, I clicked on several of his other auctions and they all clearly state that the signatures are hand written and not autopens. The John Young auction has none of these disclaimers. |