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jay huneycutt
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posted 12-28-2012 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jay huneycutt   Click Here to Email jay huneycutt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent NASA a request back in the late 60's requesting signatures for my 9th or 10th birthday. A few weeks later I received in the mail on 3x5 cards autographs of the following: Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Dave Scott, Neil Armstrong, Frank Borman, W. Anders, Tom Stafford, Rusty Schweickart, John Young, James Lovell, Michael Collins and James A. McDivitt.

What should be my next step? The signatures look real as far as I can tell.

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posted 12-28-2012 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the autographs are authentic, you have a valuable collection. That said, NASA frequently used a machine called the Autopen to fulfill autograph requests.

To begin, it would be helpful if you could share photos or scans of the autographs. See the instructions for how to do so here.

One piece of advice: hold off accepting any offers you might get via e-mail until you hear back from some of the members here on the value of what you have. Most of our readers are trustworthy and wouldn't think to try to take advantage of anyone, but this site is open to all in the public to read...

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posted 12-28-2012 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jay huneycutt   Click Here to Email jay huneycutt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Steve Zarelli
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posted 12-28-2012 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From what I see here, they all appear to be Autopen (machine signed) signatures.

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posted 12-28-2012 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately, all of the signatures appear to match known autopen patterns. They aren't completely worthless, but they aren't valuable either. The total collection may be worth around $15-$25.

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posted 12-28-2012 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I concur. All autopens.

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posted 12-29-2012 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jay huneycutt   Click Here to Email jay huneycutt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh well, thanks for the review anyway, I still remember the day I received them in the mail. Never expected a response from NASA, I think I will still have them framed for old times sake.

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posted 12-29-2012 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also received some of those in the early 1970's. Unfortunately I too thought they were real when I received them, only to have my hopes dashed years later.

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