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Chariot412
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posted 04-22-2012 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chariot412   Click Here to Email Chariot412     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really could use help on this one: Just won this auction and want to know if they're real. Please help. Could not find any reference to similar item. Thanks.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 04-22-2012 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my opinion, looks good.

Chariot412
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posted 04-22-2012 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chariot412   Click Here to Email Chariot412     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, the reserve was $1000, so had to pay that. Any thoughts on the value of this item from anyone?

Chariot412
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posted 04-23-2012 07:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chariot412   Click Here to Email Chariot412     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also wondering, with all the expertise here, has anyone ever seen this display before? It shows a series of 154. I wonder if that could have been the membership of Conquistadores del Cielo in 1994. There's not too much online about the organization, but it does say Armstrong was a member.

Chariot412
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posted 04-27-2012 04:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chariot412   Click Here to Email Chariot412     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, not sure why they elected to use pencil instead of pen. I'm wondering if that will detract from the value of the signatures. Any thoughts?

Tykeanaut
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posted 04-27-2012 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think pencil fades like pen. So that's a bonus!

Steve Zarelli
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posted 04-27-2012 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chariot412:
Also, not sure why they elected to use pencil instead of pen.
Pencil is often used for signing lithographs and artwork. It will last forever unless it is physically smudged.

Chariot412
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posted 04-29-2012 07:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chariot412   Click Here to Email Chariot412     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ahh, yes...so pencil would make sense for a presentation to an elite group of wealthy members. Thanks!

This piece is a limited edition of 154. I was trying to remember if Neil Armstrong did many limited editions. I seem to remember some posters of his home town and maybe some Paul Calle prints that he signed. Are there any others he did?

Also, this item is presented from Armstrong to his fellow club members; any other limited editions from Armstrong himself? (The only thing I can think of might be post-flight thank-yous to staff/contractors).

stsmithva
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posted 04-29-2012 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A good summary of Armstrong's commercial signings, including photos, was in this cS discussion.(Also, in a time when an index card signed by Armstrong can occasionally fetch $1000, I think you got a very nice item for your collection.)

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