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Brian Robbins
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Posts: 234
From: Hertfordshire, England
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 12-11-2003 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brian Robbins   Click Here to Email Brian Robbins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the following autographs for sale:
Tom Henricks
Charles Walker
Rusty Schweickart
Gene Cernan
Owen Garriott
Ed Mitchell
Richard Gordon
Bruce Melnick
John Konrad
John Blaha
Roy Bridges
Farouk El Baz
- See my ebay auctions for more details, my username is UKAutographShop - they close this Saturday at 10pm GMT. If the Buy It Now items don't sell, feel free to email after they close and make me an offer.
Thanks
Brian

Frederic Janik
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Posts: 308
From: Helsinki, Finland
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 12-11-2003 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Frederic Janik   Click Here to Email Frederic Janik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brian,

Nothing personal, but I believe this auction for Rusty Schweickart's autograph is wrong. This guy does not sign through the mail, and made a nice and very generous for -lucky- you.
Now it's publicized everywhere that he "could" make exceptions, and as a result the mail flow to him is going to be multiplied many times I'm sure. Then what? No more exceptions for anyone is a risk.


I believe this is another way to alienate more the veterans astros. I know for sure this is far from being your intention but it just might be the result of this auction.

Best regards

Frederic Janik

Richard
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From: Morrisonville, New York USA
Registered: Apr 2009

posted 12-11-2003 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard   Click Here to Email Richard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree. This is probably the reason why some astronauts don't sign. Heck, I wouldn't sign things if I thought somebody was just going to turn around and try and make a buck off me.

Also, it seems that collectspace has become more and more an advertisement for people with ebay based companies and autograph dealers selling on ebay. I mean, we even have people trying to hock Muhammad Ali signatures on the board! What do other people think?

[This message has been edited by Richard (edited December 11, 2003).]

Brian Robbins
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From: Hertfordshire, England
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 12-11-2003 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brian Robbins   Click Here to Email Brian Robbins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK guys - I've got a few items surplus to my collection that I want to get rid of, that's all. The Rusty Schweickart I bought from Jurgen Esders, I didn't get it thru the mail as I know he doesn't sign so I don't bother him.
Now, I may have the ebay name UKAutographShop but I don't usually sell Astronaut autographs, I COLLECT Astronaut autographs. I buy and sell autographs from other fields (check out my items for sale if you don't believe me) in order to fund my purchase of Astronaut autographs - how else could I afford a Neil Armstrong, Jack Swigert, or Bill Anders?!
And the only reason I chose UKAutographShop as my username was because I got so spammed using my email address as my username that ebay told me to change it and that was the only name with 'autograph' in it that wasn't taken!
Anyway, I am extremely thankful for the Astronaut Autograph Club. Belonging to it should bring an end to this frustating merry-go-round. If the Astronauts who don't usually sign will sign for the ASF, then there's hope for all of us to complete our collections without spending over the odds and without offending anyone... and it's all for a good cause.
I rest my case.
Thank you.
Brian.

Keith Barber
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Posts: 287
From: Warwickshire
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 12-11-2003 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Keith Barber   Click Here to Email Keith Barber     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cannot see any problem with Brian and E.bay is the main place to sell and easy for us to click on their listings from here if links are given, their multiples maybe my major wants - this is a Buy,Sell and Trade forum also!.

[This message has been edited by Keith Barber (edited December 11, 2003).]

DSeuss5490
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Posts: 257
From: Columbus, Ohio USA
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 12-11-2003 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DSeuss5490   Click Here to Email DSeuss5490     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have purchased some exceptional items directly from CollectSpace members--even a wonderful Muhammad Ali signed photo! Dean

JasonB
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posted 12-11-2003 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't understand what the big deal is-I mean it's not like he wrote "Bombard Schweickart with mail!" in his auction. He's simply selling a signed note. I'd like to assume Rusty Schweickart is an adult and wouldn't care about him selling this note, because if he gave it to him(or whoever had it originally) he has no right to.

That note sure was funny though. I've read more warmth in eviction notices . Sometimes I wonder if some of these astronauts are friends with J.D. Salinger .

David Stephenson
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From: England
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 12-12-2003 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Stephenson   Click Here to Email David Stephenson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cant see a problem with Brian selling surplus autographs on Ebay.Id be much happier buying from a fellow collector simply from the trust side of thngs and knowing they would be genuine.
David.

Frederic Janik
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Posts: 308
From: Helsinki, Finland
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 12-12-2003 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Frederic Janik   Click Here to Email Frederic Janik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well.

My original comment had nothing to do with selling things on eBay in general. I too enjoy dealing and trading with fellow collectors.
The problem to me was:

1- "publishing" very clearly that an astro can sign TTM (even though the official word is that he doesn't want it) - and just because he was nice and made an exception he'll get flooded..

2- and selling THAT particular item, which too me is really psuhing it to the limit..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=62&item=3258633665

Again, I have nothing against Brian but still felt quite strongly against this particular eBay listing.

Frederic Janik


PS: Whey-hey! 100 posts

[This message has been edited by Frederic Janik (edited December 12, 2003).]

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