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xlsteve
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From: Holbrook MA, USA
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posted 05-31-2009 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought item 320377334330 was interesting. Seems like someone is proactively turning a free signing to their advantage. Is there a limit on how many can be signed at the event? There seem to be two of these listed right now.

Spacefest
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posted 05-31-2009 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, she might clear $20 after Ebay fees, sales tax and shipping. Big deal, but then no one gets rich off of book sales.

Kim

AJ
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posted 05-31-2009 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I personally like how it says it's one of the few chances to get an Alan Bean autograph. it actually made me laugh.

Philip
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posted 05-31-2009 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well AJ, for Europeans and Aussies it means travelling to the USA, something I do every 3 years or so... but other collectors don't for several reasons. So it's a good opportunity to get Al Bean's signature via NovaSpace. Although I don't collect autographs, I might go for a signed book this time.

AJ
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posted 05-31-2009 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh I completely agree with you and I do understand that. Even though I'm in the US, going to Tucson isn't really feasible for me, either. That eBay listing makes it seem like his autograph is generally hard to get, which is what I thought was funny. And yes, get the signed book! (Kim didn't pay me to say it, I'm just a big fan of Alan Bean.)

stsmithva
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posted 05-31-2009 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've never seen someone selling an autographed book months before actually getting it signed. (Dealers like Kim have you pay in advance, but they have specific arrangements directly with the astronauts.)

She is also taking "multiple orders" for Buzz Aldrin's "Magnificent Desolation", to be autographed in Los Angeles on June 25. So does she travel around the country visiting booksignings and hauling back boxes of books? Does she get in line the night before to make sure she gets a spot? What if, as I've USUALLY seen, there is a limit of two or so books per customer? Weird. (I'm not really demanding answers to those questions.)

I guess someone could take orders now for the multiple WSS portraits Neil Armstrong will sign for them on April 29, 2010, when they happen to meet him in Washington and he's in a really good mood.

mikelarson
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posted 06-01-2009 05:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikelarson   Click Here to Email mikelarson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In light of the recent thread about the Tom Stafford signing, I wanted to add my two cents about this one.

I think both Novaspace and Alan Bean should be commended for this signing. A free book-signing and private paid-signing for other items (at reasonable prices) is a really nice balance for everyone.

And the dinner/lecture is also a nice feature if you live in the area. I would pay about anything for a good Mexican buffet right now (it's hard to get over here)!

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