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nomrakram
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posted 03-29-2011 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nomrakram   Click Here to Email nomrakram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a photo that is signed by Wernher Von Braun, Mueller, and three others:

All the signatures appear to be real and the photo is in very fine condition. Does anyone here have any idea who the other men are and how much this photo might be worth? Thanks a lot!

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posted 03-29-2011 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The signatures belong to (left to right):
  • George Mueller, Associate Administrator of the NASA Office of Manned Space Flight
  • Samuel Phillips, Director of NASA's Apollo Manned Lunar Landing Program
  • Kurt Debus, Director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center
  • Robert Gilruth, Director of NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center (Johnson Space Center)
  • Wernher von Braun, Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
With that said, the autographs themselves (and the inscription) are not authentic. They are pre-prints — printed with the photo when it was reproduced.

This is a well-known pre-printed signed photo, which was distributed to hundreds of NASA employees in appreciation for their work on the Apollo program.

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posted 03-29-2011 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nomrakram   Click Here to Email nomrakram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Robert!

Although you are more then likely right, being much more of an expert then myself, how would one go about verifying that the signatures are not authentic?

And again, thank you for your help!

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posted 03-29-2011 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the best verification I can offer: compare yours to the one displayed here on NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's website. You'll see they are identical. No one can sign the same way twice, let alone write an identical inscription, hence proof positive it is a pre-print.

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posted 03-29-2011 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nomrakram   Click Here to Email nomrakram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, well, that is pretty convincing... you're the best Robert. Thanks,

-Mark

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posted 03-30-2011 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have about 50 copies.

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