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GerryM
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Posts: 240
From: Glenside PA
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 10-09-2002 01:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GerryM   Click Here to Email GerryM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keep away from these signed covers,,they are all fakes!! This dealer has some scam going on!!

Ebay #1387338126..Von Braun cover
Ebay # 722326131..Christie McAuliffe cover
Ebay # 72232619..Neil Armstrong signed cover
(sort of looks like he copied Neils early autopen pattern),,,IDIOT!!

Gerry Montague

spaceflori
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Posts: 1410
From: Germany
Registered: May 2000

posted 10-09-2002 02:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Am i right and all his currently offered "autographs" are forgeries ? I'm sure the Albert Einstein is fake, too - you can see with most his "drawings" that they are done by the same person - all are very shaky.

Florian

Rizz
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From: Upcountry, Maui, Hawaii
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 10-09-2002 02:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What mission was Albert Einstein on?

Philip
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From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 10-10-2002 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wanted to point out that Dr. Albert EINSTEIN lived for a while in Belgium, more precisely about 6 months in 1933 at a Belgian coastal town " De Haan aan zee " ( Weathercock at Sea ) ...
Best regards from Belgium ( this is my 500th post )
Philip

BigWaveDave
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From: Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 10-10-2002 02:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BigWaveDave   Click Here to Email BigWaveDave     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
<What mission was Albert Einstein on?>

A mission from God

Dave

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eurospace
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Posts: 2349
From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 10-10-2002 04:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GerryM:
Keep away from these signed covers,,they are all fakes!! This dealer has some scam going on!!

Ebay #1387338126..Von Braun cover
Ebay # 722326131..Christie McAuliffe cover
Ebay # 72232619..Neil Armstrong signed cover
(sort of looks like he copied Neils early autopen pattern),,,IDIOT!!

Gerry Montague



Wernher von Braun is even described as "Nazi rocket pioneer James van Allen" in the description ....

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Jrgen P Esders
Berlin, Germany
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Astroaddies

WAWalsh
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From: Cortlandt Manor, NY
Registered: May 2000

posted 10-10-2002 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am not sure about Einstein, but Sir Issic Newton certainly made every flight. :-)

OPOS
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Posts: 186
From: Inverness, FL
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 10-11-2002 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OPOS   Click Here to Email OPOS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been seeing this username regularly associated with fakes. Has anyone tried to throw him under the bus? It would seem one questionable auto could be a mistake, but this many.....?

Tom

Robonaut
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From: Solihull, West Mids, England
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 10-11-2002 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robonaut   Click Here to Email Robonaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same handwriting and at times same pen. Many of them are not very good either and as someone else once said on this site - they are so shaky they must have been signed during re-entry.

Best wishes

Rob Wood

sproctor11
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posted 10-13-2002 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sproctor11   Click Here to Email sproctor11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
with all of these fakes (I saw several), why hasn't he gotten more negative feedbacks...

Inquiring minds wanna know...

Joe Davies
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From: UK
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 10-13-2002 03:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Davies   Click Here to Email Joe Davies     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sproctor11:
with all of these fakes (I saw several), why hasn't he gotten more negative feedbacks...

Inquiring minds wanna know...



I wouldn't call 49 negative feedbacks exactly few! Sellers on EBay that get into the thousands of transactions always pick up a couple of negative feedbacks on the way, from misunderstandings, bad buyers etc, but 49 negatives is the highest I think I have ever seen. That single point is all you would need to know to NOT bid on that person's wares, the authenticity of his items is somewhat immaterial compared to the negative feedback level.

Remember the safe EBay bidding rules:-
1. NEVER bid on an item which has the bidders identities protected UNLESS you personally know the seller and know they are doing this for a very specific and sensible reason.
2. NEVER bid on an item where the seller has any negative feedbacks that are disproportionate to their total number of feedbacks, and I would suggest that 1 negative feedback in 100 is probably too high, but in that instance go read the feedback, and see if there was a genuine reason for receiving it or whether the buyer was a nut.
3. ALWAYS be wary of sellers associated with sports of any kind. I rarely see items on sale from those type of vendors that I would recommend. Whether they are all just lousy at buying authentic material or whether there is another reason for this, I do not know.
4. NEVER buy anything that is of a pictorial nature that does not show a good scan of the item.
5. NEVER bid on anything that you have the slightest doubt about or the credentials of the seller.
6. If you are thinking of bidding on a high dollar value item email the seller and engage in an email chat with them. You will very quickly get to know if they are the sort of person you would wish to do business with.

You will occassionally have to pass up on items that you would like to acquire if you follow these rules, but better safe than sorry. Ive been using Ebay for a few years, mainly as a buyer but occassionally as a seller and I have only been stung once on a "relatively" inexpensive designer golf shirt, and the seller really wasn't aware that it was a cheap copy, so I just let the matter ride and swallowed my loss.

Ebay can be great, it can be a nightmare. The responsibility is with the buyer to do their homework. Anytime you log onto EBay think of it as having just wandered into a back street used car lot, and adopt an appropriatte defensive mechanism!

Joe

Shuttlefan
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Posts: 173
From: 41366 Schwalmtal, Germany
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 10-13-2002 03:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttlefan   Click Here to Email Shuttlefan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Joe,
I aggree with you that 49 negatives is quite high and suspicious. Ive got 2 (in a total of 936 positives) and I was quite furious getting them because it really depended on misunderstandings and not on my honesty. For a short moment when I saw the McAuliffe offer I thought "Wow" , you will get this , what a nice starting prize! But when I saw the scan, I doubted, and even my wife, whos not so trained in space items,said: "That does not look like the real thing!" I think, this guy is quite clever, he sells a bunch of good times and is mixing some frauds in them, and if anyone complains he will always make a hint to his "big crowd" of pleasant customers. looking at the developement of his feedbacks he seems to play the good guy for a while , than risking some forgeries, and once again.
Chris

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