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benfairfax
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posted 12-10-2012 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benfairfax   Click Here to Email benfairfax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any thoughts on this Gus Grissom signed photo?

Steve Zarelli
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posted 12-10-2012 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Autopen

benfairfax
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posted 12-10-2012 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benfairfax   Click Here to Email benfairfax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's what I was thinking. Thanks Steve.

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posted 12-13-2012 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jemmy   Click Here to Email jemmy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Grissom Autopen has been relisted on eBay and from reading the item description sounds like the seller isn't happy he found out it was an autopen.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 12-13-2012 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This must be preserved for the ages:
You may note that there is a signature over Gus Grissom. I tried to sell this as a signed photo. Meaning I did not think it was a copy. But all the self proclamed experts and self made ebay watchdogs jumped down my throat. Cried to ebay like little sissies and had the item pulled. They all say it is an autopen. Hey I just work in a factory and know nothing about this. So once again I am only selling the photo. Which may have an autopen signature or real signature or maybe signed by the space monkey. But I do know it meant a great deal to my cousin. And he had personal contact with these people.

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posted 12-13-2012 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dougin SoCA   Click Here to Email Dougin SoCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, at least the potential buyers of an autopen signature thank you. I wasn't aware that we now have space monkeys forging signatures to worry about now too. What's the world (galaxy?) coming to.

ilbasso
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posted 12-13-2012 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always ask for provenance when buying a monkey-signed item. If nothing else, it never hurts to have a picture of a monkey doing something cute.

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posted 12-13-2012 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bwhite1976   Click Here to Email bwhite1976     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regardless of the item, would anyone want to do business with this seller? Businessmen aren't usually hostile towards those that may buy their product and give them money.

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posted 12-13-2012 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dougin SoCA   Click Here to Email Dougin SoCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unless they aren't going to make the money they were expecting (counting on) on something.

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posted 12-13-2012 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By the statement "the space monkey", is the seller saying that the possible monkey in question has indeed flown a mission in space? That makes a difference, you know.

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posted 12-14-2012 06:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benfairfax   Click Here to Email benfairfax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe after Ham's flight, before autopen machines were used he was given an office job and ask to do some signing. We maybe onto something here.

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posted 12-14-2012 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my experience, aggression usually indicates guilt?

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posted 12-14-2012 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dougin SoCA   Click Here to Email Dougin SoCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Make sure you only buy official Space Monkey merchandise (O.S.M.M.)...

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posted 12-14-2012 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beware of space monkey forgeries. there are unscrupulous monkies out there trying to pass their sig er paws off as the space monkies.

lspooz
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posted 12-14-2012 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Y'all!!! That just ain't right - you've made me laugh so hard I nearly spilled on my laptop!

Great stuff.

And by the way, that's clearly not a space monkey - it's an ape... Pan troglodytes.

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posted 12-14-2012 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyforce1   Click Here to Email Skyforce1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're all not right!!

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posted 12-15-2012 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dougin SoCA   Click Here to Email Dougin SoCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Be on the look-out for non-authentic and unofficially "licensed" "Space Monkeys" signed merchandise (especially the Canadian ones)...

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posted 12-15-2012 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just for the record, there are 'monkey autographs' to be found on eBay. Ham's fetches about $5.

However, beware. There are fakes about. So many people wrote in requesting his 'autograph' that his handlers were worried that Ham might wear his hand out. Eventually, the first available chimp's hand print was used.

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posted 12-17-2012 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a few Enos fakes going around, too. Just like forgers have misspelled Neil Armstrong's name, they do it with Enos, too. I've seen a couple where E-N-O-S looks suspiciously close to A-N-U-S.

Lou Chinal
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posted 12-17-2012 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have Ham's back-up autograph. Let me look for his name... it's ... somewhere...

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