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alexbaja
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posted 06-25-2012 01:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is this John Glenn authentic or autopen?

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posted 06-25-2012 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Appears to be authentic.

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posted 06-25-2012 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dougin SoCA   Click Here to Email Dougin SoCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't understand though why this object was asked to be signed though.

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posted 06-25-2012 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has happened to me a couple of times - you enclose something as a) a gift or b) as return postage, and you're getting it back with an autograph instead as clearly the signer and/or his secretary did not understand the purpose of the enclosure.

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posted 06-25-2012 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also thought it was strange as the stamp block is not space related but it is part of my collection and I love it.

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posted 06-25-2012 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is another stamp block in my collection which was signed twice, felt on the edge and ball pen in the middle. Are they both Authentic?

Ken Havekotte
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posted 06-25-2012 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just my own opinion or 2-cents, but all look fine to me.

alexbaja
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posted 06-26-2012 02:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now this seems to be a bit confusing, it seems that James A. McDivitt might be authentic but Edward H. White II seems to be an autopen. Any suggestions please?

Ken Havekotte
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posted 06-26-2012 06:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both the above signatures of McDivitt and White, that I didn't see before on this topic, are indeed autopen on the GT-4 secondary recovery ship cover.

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posted 06-26-2012 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ken, now I have another James A. McDivitt cover, I think this is authentic?

Ken Havekotte
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posted 06-26-2012 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The above McDivitt-signed Apollo 9 stamp souvenir sheet looks to be one of the original Sieger offered items. Yes, indeed, the autograph of the Gemini and Apollo pioneer astronaut is certainly authentic.

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posted 06-27-2012 12:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are Sieger's offered items as this collection was of a late German MD and I also hold an original COA of this collection

I am posting another two, a signed stamp and a first day cover, I have doubts on the first day cover as it might be an autopen can you please confirm.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 06-27-2012 04:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to help out if I can; Yes, the Sieger-provided stamp souvenir sheet does have a genuine Alan L. Bean signature on it. On the other hand, as you called it, the Bean autograph is an autopen on the SL-3 launch postal cover.

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posted 06-27-2012 05:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ken I will be posting some more later on.

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posted 06-27-2012 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are the last two autopens that I think I know of in my collection they are of Charles P. Conrad Jr and L. Gordon Cooper Jr.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 06-27-2012 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Correct, the above Cooper and Conrad are indeed autopens.

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posted 06-28-2012 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think this is authentic but I would like a second opinion about John H. Glenn's souvenir stamp block.

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posted 06-28-2012 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another Sieger item, part of a set, with this one having a genuine Glenn signature.

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posted 07-20-2012 04:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have recently purchased four sieger Stamps with their respective so called certificates. They are of Swigert, Roosa, Lovell and Mitchel.

My question is that all my set is in Blue ink but these last four I purchased are all in black pen. Also my set has it's certificates on thin stock paper whilst the four I bought are all in thick stock paper.

Can anybody explain the difference between these lots? Was there a second run of signatures?

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