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Guzu
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posted 02-08-2013 04:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Guzu   Click Here to Email Guzu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw a book signed by Alan Sheppard for sale and asked for a picture of the signature. I was just wondering if the signature is authentic, because it is a little different from what I saw in other places.

The signature is on a Moon Shot book, third printing. The book is from a book store in the US. Here is the scan I got.

Tykeanaut
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posted 02-08-2013 06:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like one of his rushed signatures.

Guzu
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posted 02-08-2013 07:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Guzu   Click Here to Email Guzu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. What concerned me a little was the fact that I saw many pictures of his signature with his whole name "Alan Shepard"

Steve Zarelli
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posted 02-08-2013 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shepard's signed books and bookplates often have abbreviated, rushed signatures. AShepard or AlaShepard.

In fact, it's hard to find them with neat, full signatures.

Guzu
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posted 02-08-2013 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Guzu   Click Here to Email Guzu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok. Thank you all for your replies.

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