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NightHawk117
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posted 02-12-2008 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NightHawk117   Click Here to Email NightHawk117     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am looking for a little info on this framed Wernher von Braun display. First off is it a real/fake/autopen autograph and any idea of a value? Thanks for any info!

mjanovec
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posted 02-12-2008 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sadly, the signature appears to match his autopen pattern.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 02-12-2008 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, this was von Braun's primary autopen pattern throughout his NASA career; both at Marshall and NASA HQS. His long-time personal secretary while WvB was director of MSFC, Bonnie Holmes, did write similar letters to autograph seekers all throughout the 1960-70s. While many did contain genuine autographs of the famed rocket pioneer leader, unfortunately others like this, were indeed autopens.

NightHawk117
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posted 02-13-2008 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NightHawk117   Click Here to Email NightHawk117     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info!

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