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jemmy
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posted 05-22-2012 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jemmy   Click Here to Email jemmy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would love to hear you opinions on the authenticity of this Edward White signed business suit photo. Thanks.

randy
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posted 05-22-2012 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Autopen?

benfairfax
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posted 05-23-2012 08:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benfairfax   Click Here to Email benfairfax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks okay but we need a closer view.

idrvball
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posted 05-23-2012 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for idrvball   Click Here to Email idrvball     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is not an autopen. There are too many differences from the exemplars. I think it is an authentic autograph.

jemmy
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posted 07-17-2012 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jemmy   Click Here to Email jemmy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If this was intact a perfectly genuine autograph could anybody help put a value on it?

LM1
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posted 07-17-2012 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If this is an authentic Ed White autograph, it would have a very high value, probably over $1,000. However, we need a closer view of the signature. Where did you get it? If you purchased it, where did the dealer get it?

Your photo of astronaut Ed White is in very low resolution. I tried to make a copy, but it may be too small to determine if it is genuine. Can you make a high resolution image of just the signature? What is on the back of the photo?

jemmy
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posted 07-17-2012 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jemmy   Click Here to Email jemmy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's not an official litho, it has no writing on the back. The seller purchased it from Donnis Willis at Lunar Legacies around 1999 - 2000.

Spacefest
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posted 07-17-2012 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's real. Donnis wouldn't sell it if it wasn't, anyway. Retail or dealer price?

LM1
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posted 07-17-2012 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should have said that to begin with. You therefore have a COA. How much did you pay for it? Can you scan the COA?

Steve Zarelli
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posted 07-17-2012 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really should have hit the BIN on this one. LOL

jemmy
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posted 07-18-2012 06:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jemmy   Click Here to Email jemmy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to Steve, Kim, LM1 and everybody else that responded, I really appreciate it.

I have yet to receive the item but the seller has indicated that it is not an official litho and has no writing on the back

I asked him was there any damage to the photo and replied "there are no dings on the edges but there is a small round mark by the ear which is difficult to notice unless you're looking" I have seen a up close photo of this and looks fine.

The reason I asked for advise on cS was because the seller only claims it was purchased via Donnis Willis at Lunar Legacies around 1999 - 2000.

It does not have a Lunar Legacies COA (Sorry LM1) so that's why I was asking cS members for there opinions.

This was a rare opportunity that I saw. I followed the sale of this item for around three months and got good professional advise. Then I seized the opportunity and got myself an "affordable" unpersonalised White.

Its going to go deep into my collection (because I never thought I would own a signed White) and I am not looking to resell it but was just wondering in this climate what would a photo like this go for? Just to see how well I actially did or did not do.

To answer Kim's question: I am a buyer so I would be looking to find out the retail price?

garymilgrom
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posted 07-18-2012 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great purchase. Ed was a real hero to me after Gemini IV. Here's a photo to remember Ed by:

Ed White 400px

benfairfax
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posted 07-18-2012 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benfairfax   Click Here to Email benfairfax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is my litho, I think retail between $1500-$2500 depending on condition.

Edward White

Daugherty54
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posted 07-18-2012 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is one sweet autographed picture! I am jealous

liftoff1
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posted 07-18-2012 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for liftoff1   Click Here to Email liftoff1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That image of Ed White is my absolute favorite astronaut image from the entire Apollo program. I've admired that image since first seeing it a kid. Naturally, this is my favorite MFA poster....

mjanovec
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posted 07-18-2012 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by liftoff1:
That image of Ed White is my absolute favorite astronaut image from the entire Apollo program.

Not to nitpick, but that image is technically from Project Gemini.

liftoff1
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posted 07-18-2012 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for liftoff1   Click Here to Email liftoff1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for pointing out that oversight. And actually, the image on the poster is taken from the photo that is my favorite. Two brainfarts in one post... not bad. My birthday is tomorrow and I guess the years are taking their toll.

jemmy
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posted 07-20-2012 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jemmy   Click Here to Email jemmy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I asked the seller about a COA when he purchased the White from Lunar Legacies.
He told me he purchased the item form Donnis' website and never received a COA. He also told me that he purchased a few items around 1999 - 2000 and doesn't recall Donnis ever sending a COA with any of the items he purchased.

Maybe Donnis only started to include COA or receipts after that or on request but as far as the seller can remember he did not receive any.

Great to see other member White collection. What a signed photo you have "BenFairFax"

benfairfax
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posted 07-20-2012 07:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benfairfax   Click Here to Email benfairfax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Daugherty54 and Jemmy. It is a prized piece of my collection. Yours looks awesome.

jemmy
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posted 07-31-2012 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jemmy   Click Here to Email jemmy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would like to hear a bit of information on the actual White photo. Where and when was the photo taken and for what mission? Thanks.

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