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Ray Katz

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Registered: Apr 2003

posted 10-24-2003 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ray Katz   Click Here to Email Ray Katz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Noticed this auction is coming up and has space items. See items starting 1104 in session 2. (November 3). (Go to; scroll down to Fine Selection of Autographs and Manuscripts - Session 2; then view catalog.)

Any feedback? Is Alexander Autographs good for space-related stuff? Anybody had experience with them? Do you think the Roger Chaffee items are authentic?

Bob M

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From: Atlanta-area, GA USA
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 10-24-2003 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just quickly scanned Alexander's session #2 space lots and saw no obvious problems, but much that was offered are pretty routine autographs: Cernans, Conrads, Fullertons, etc. And the Chaffee handwritten postcard to his parents - signed "Rog" - is from a batch of authentic written postcards that pop up occasionally that he sent to his parents.

But the Chaffee signed 8x10" portrait offered by Alex in session #1, appears to be the usual Chaffee autopen. And also offered is another of the becoming-common Soyuz 11 cosmonaut signed postcards.

A good rule of thumb is to be extra careful of astronaut autographs offered by general autograph dealers, as they have a history of poor authenticating of space autographs.

It's an impressive site, but with at least one questionable astronaut signature offered, and the usual batch of Gagarin & other deceased cosmonaut signatures, you have to wonder a little about his other historical stuff. IMO, it appears that most general autograph dealers don't have the expertise necessary to deal properly with space material.

Bob Mc.


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From: Houston, TX
Registered: May 2001

posted 10-24-2003 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My recollection of their stuff is that they sell good, authentic autographs. They are a generalist, but there are lots of good generalists.

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