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spacehiker
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posted 02-06-2013 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacehiker   Click Here to Email spacehiker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just saw this on eBay and it made me smile.

Looks like a genuine signature to me and doesn't match any autopens I can find. Any opinions would be appreciated.

spaceflori
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posted 02-06-2013 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Haha - that is cool!!!!

Thanks for sharing!!! By the way, I'm asking $100 per signature now.

garyd2831
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posted 02-06-2013 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good thing I have a few already. The market for these bad boys could start taking off at anytime.

fredtrav
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posted 02-06-2013 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Florian... write me. This is just too funny.

rgarner
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posted 02-06-2013 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Watch the inflation on that bad boy. This is where the world of autographs comes tumbling down.

craigerocksngemz
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posted 02-06-2013 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for craigerocksngemz   Click Here to Email craigerocksngemz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Should I do a PSA quick opinion on that sig? HA? HA? What do you think they would say?

Tallpaul
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posted 02-06-2013 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tallpaul     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know, doesn't look like any of the exemplars that I have seen. The letters look squashed together and the loop in the letters l are not in character. Could this be one of the Baden Baden schnapps signatures?

Jurg Bolli
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posted 02-06-2013 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It might be a crude secretarial.

stsmithva
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posted 02-06-2013 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Florian, do you have an exclusive signing agreement with "wamco", or will you still be signing through the mail and at booksignings?

eurospace
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posted 02-07-2013 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, Florian and I have just been co-operating to use a scanned signature now to respond to all the fan mail he is getting now. He is experiencing such a mass of mail at the moment he can hardly handle that any longer. Thank you for your understanding!

PS: Genuine autographs are still available at $100 a piece, just as Florian said.

David Bryant
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posted 02-07-2013 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My autographs are, of course, still free! LOL!

mikepf
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posted 02-07-2013 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad I already have mine. It came with some dirty old bit of junk stuck to a picture. Not sure what that was all about so tossed it.

fredtrav
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posted 02-07-2013 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received one of the famous Noller signatures today. I bought an item on ebay and it came with a signed authentication letter from Florian. Which is worth more the Grissom piece or the Noller signed LOA?

Madon_space
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posted 02-07-2013 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got several of Florian signatures in my collection so laughing all the way to the bank and then early retirement for me!!!

albatron
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posted 02-07-2013 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just as a goof, I messaged the seller and asked who this Noller was. He stated quite clearing the "well known space collectibles dealer". I followed it up asking if there was any special notoriety to this man, and he said "that depends on what you consider".

Congrats Flo - new notoriety!

MrSpace86
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posted 02-07-2013 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrSpace86   Click Here to Email MrSpace86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am kicking myself for giving away his signature on COAs with some flown items I traded

garyd2831
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posted 02-07-2013 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This new trend could go viral. Florian, start talking to your agent regarding some good TV spots. We could have a new thing going here with this new found fame.

spaceflori
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posted 02-07-2013 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys really make my day!!!

This is so funny - thanks Al for inquiring!

spacehiker
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posted 02-08-2013 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacehiker   Click Here to Email spacehiker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although I've got a stash of your signed letters, I just knew it was worth holding onto them, I am missing one of your rare signed 10x8 lithos.

Any chance of getting one with my next order?

eurospace
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posted 02-08-2013 04:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Note that Florian will join the signing session during Astrophil 2013 at Berlin on 13 April 2013.

On this unique occasion, he will grant autographs for free. (Actually, the entire signing event is sponsored by spaceflori.com!)

tnperri
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posted 02-08-2013 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is that an autopen?

garyd2831
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posted 02-08-2013 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are no known patterns for autopen. My concern would be with a pre-print or possible high quality digital scan and copy.

tnperri
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posted 02-08-2013 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was going to offer $.05 You think he would take it? Hoping to get it cheap so I can list it on one of the big auction houses and make some big dollars.

413 is in
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posted 02-08-2013 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 413 is in   Click Here to Email 413 is in     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Funny story. I've been looking for a good vintage uninscribed Mac Tonight photo in business suit for several years. I found one recently as part of a small lot at a local auction house. I didn't have time to examine the lot up close prior to the auction but took a chance on it, untimely winning but spending way too much. Adding insult to injury, it turned out that the Mac signature was an autopen.

Long story short, upon examining my winning lot, I was shocked to find a pristine, authentic and vintage Florian Noller TLS. I've since doubled my money on just the Noller! Sometimes you just get lucky.

mjanovec
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posted 02-08-2013 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garyd2831:
My concern would be with a pre-print or possible high quality digital scan and copy.

Personally, I would be cautious of any German-sourced forgeries. For all we know, the German forger might still be selling items, now including a Spaceflori COA.

spaceflori
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posted 02-09-2013 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, I might be the next target!!! Scary...

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