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Dougin SoCA
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posted 06-13-2012 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dougin SoCA   Click Here to Email Dougin SoCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was given this signed envelope a long time ago. 1) Who are these signatures and 2) Do they seem genuine. Is it and are they of any significance?

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posted 06-13-2012 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like the Soviet Soyuz crew of ASTP Leonov and Kubasov. I'm not an expert but the signatures look good to me.

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posted 06-13-2012 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those are definitely Alexei Leonov on top and Valery Kubasov on the bottom. I'm not an expert either, but both signatures match up nicely with signatures I have, both obtained in person, and another pair on a cover from Deke Slayton's own collection.

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posted 06-14-2012 07:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As many of you may know, I exhibit a ASTP collection around the country. These signatures look 100% authentic as they are similiar to ones I got directly from Russia.

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posted 06-14-2012 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dougin SoCA   Click Here to Email Dougin SoCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone. It's nice to know when something is legit. Just curious, can anyone give me a ballpark idea what the two items might be worth? Were they the entire Soviet crew for this mission (sorry, not a Russian aviation expert)?

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posted 06-14-2012 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I usually sell these at $49, they tend to fetch $30 to $70 on eBay. The official KNIGA cover is probably at the higher end of the range with this one around $50-$60. They are fairly common but desirable due to the first docking mission.

And yes, the autographs are good.

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