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DChudwin
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posted 09-14-2012 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What do you think of these? Looks like forgeries to me.

fredtrav
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posted 09-15-2012 12:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My impression as well. I have been watching this for a couple of days. Check out his other item a genuine Jen Ivin.

stsmithva
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posted 09-15-2012 05:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you notice that McDivitt signed as "Apollo 10 CDR"?

Tykeanaut
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posted 09-15-2012 06:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is Apollo 9 (IX), but the signatures? Jim McDivitt nearly always signs in green ink doesn't he?

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 09-15-2012 06:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it was common for Jim McDivitt to sign in green ink when he was at NASA but since then any colour goes.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 09-15-2012 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here again, just like his Irwin offereing, all are bogus in their signatures and inscriptions, just from my own opinion.

mjanovec
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posted 09-15-2012 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Rick Mulheirn:
I think it was common for Jim McDivitt to sign in green ink when he was at NASA but since then any colour goes.

Most (if not all) of the vintage McDivitt stuff from the 60s is not signed in green ink. The green ink signatures came later.

Having said that, it does nothing to legitimize the piece up for discussion. It's an obvious forgery from a seller who apparently has an endless supply of suspect pieces. (The seller used to go under other names, such as "rockride," before being shut down.)

dogcrew5369
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posted 09-15-2012 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent McDivitt a Space Shots card back in the 90's and he sent it back signed in black ink.

DChudwin
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posted 09-15-2012 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I messaged the seller that the Apollo 9 signatures were forgeries. His reply:
"Thnx 4 the last minute drive-by!"

Cross atomsmasher3249 off my sellers list.

Spacefest
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posted 09-15-2012 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick is right. Jim will sign in green if asked, and a green pen is handy.

He only used green while at NASA, so at first glance, you couldĀ tell memos came from the Program Manager, and was important.

eurospace
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posted 09-16-2012 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
McDivitt used green ink also after his leaving NASA, and pretty much through the point in time where he stopped signing through the mail at all.

The eBay lot has been pulled from ebay in the meantime, by the way...

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