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jfs2
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From: Flagstaff, Arizona
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posted 02-05-2013 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jfs2   Click Here to Email jfs2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Out of the dozen times I have used them I've never received anything but a "Likely Not Genuine" on any Space items submitted to this service. The latest was today on an early 60 Armstrong cut. I'm curious of others peoples experiences with this service. Not implying bad or good. Maybe I just have a bad choice of items.

Thanks in advance.

rgarner
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posted 02-05-2013 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen some shockers come from them (you only need to read a few posts to notice the trend). I would not consider their opinion worth paying for. If you want authentication, post it here. Plenty of experts who are always happy to offer their opinion.

mjanovec
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posted 02-05-2013 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jfs2:
I'm curious of others peoples experiences with this service. Not implying bad or good. Maybe I just have a bad choice of items.

Considering how little time and effort they appear to put into some items they've written COAs for (see the recent thread where they authenticated a Buzz Aldrin autopen as being a genuine autograph), I'd hate to guess at how little time and effort they put into their "quick opinions."

In my opinion, I agree with "rgarner" and say it's not worth your money to use their services for space autographs.

fredtrav
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posted 02-05-2013 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are terrible for space related autographs. I would not rely on them for anything as far as buying. If anyone advertises they have a PSA letter, I discount it immediately.

Also if you are going to sell something on eBay and someone gets a quick opinion which says not genuine on your item, they report it to eBay and eBay can/will pull the item. even if PSA is dead wrong.

chet
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posted 02-06-2013 01:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chet   Click Here to Email chet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As Fred has pointed out, PSA is not only not of any benefit to the hobby (of space autograph collecting), they are a downright detriment. (In my opinion, you're likelier to get better accuracy on whether any given space autograph is authentic or not by simply flipping a coin).

jfs2
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posted 02-06-2013 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jfs2   Click Here to Email jfs2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Everyone, thank you for your input on this. I really appreciate all of your comments.

spaceflori
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posted 02-06-2013 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have heard nothing but bad things about their space autograph "service" or rather "non-service" ...makes me wondering nobody has sued them so far.

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