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kosmo
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posted 10-30-2012 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wondering what cS members think of these autographs?

DOX32
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posted 11-01-2012 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DOX32   Click Here to Email DOX32     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was this obtained at Waverly Rare book sale Falls Church VA recently? The signatures look familiar to me (I was there in person).

Some of the signatures (Grisson and Shepard) are questionable to me, but I will let the experts opine.

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posted 11-01-2012 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope, this was not obtained at Waverly Rare book sale Falls Church VA, just trying to get peoples take on the signatures. "It's all in the mind you know."

mjanovec
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posted 11-02-2012 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All seven signatures appear to be authentic.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 11-02-2012 04:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd second that.

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posted 11-02-2012 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dougin SoCA   Click Here to Email Dougin SoCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very precisely arranged and grouped. Was this normal for such a signed book?

mjanovec
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posted 11-03-2012 12:04 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 Dougin SoCA:
Very precisely arranged and grouped. Was this normal for such a signed book?

I think every vintage authentic signed copy of this book I've seen has the signatures stacked neatly like this.

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posted 11-03-2012 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dougin SoCA   Click Here to Email Dougin SoCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I did a Google search for one of photos of these signed books, most of the ones I saw were either missing various signatures, had added inscriptions, or the autographs weren't nearly as nicely organized and neatly done as this. Perhaps this particular example is one of the best ones.

DChudwin
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posted 11-05-2012 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The signatures look good to me, and I agree this is one of the nicest I've seen. I would be very interested in the provenance of the book.

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posted 11-07-2012 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only thing I know is that it was previously owned by a John C. Durand. I have no idea who this person is?

spacehiker
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posted 11-07-2012 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacehiker   Click Here to Email spacehiker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was this the same item that was on eBay around two weeks ago?

PeterO
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posted 11-07-2012 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Comparing the signature page above with the eBay photo, it certainly appears to be the same book.

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