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posted 12-23-2012 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for john81683   Click Here to Email john81683     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am looking for info on an Apollo 14 signed cover. Did they autopen or copy the signatures on any of these? The one I have is signed but it doesn't quite match up to other covers I have researched.

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posted 12-23-2012 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There were covers that were autopenned, and there were others that were authentically signed.

If you can share a scan or photo of the cover (instructions for posting here), we can help you identify what it is you have.

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posted 12-23-2012 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for john81683   Click Here to Email john81683     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a closeup of the signatures and a photo of the whole cover:

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posted 12-23-2012 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo 14 crew "signed" covers above were popular during the mission here at the Florida Space Coast, home of NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

They were produced by NASA Exchange and were mostly available to space center workers here. Others, however, made their way into other local outlets outside the space center's own souvenir and gift shops.

The signatures of the Apollo 14 crew beneath the mission emblem were part of the cachet printing, or better-known as facsimiles, and were not hand-signed.

Thousands of them were printed for the Apollo 14 mission, mostly for launch, in Jan. 1971.

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