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RockyMnWay
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posted 03-06-2013 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RockyMnWay   Click Here to Email RockyMnWay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just purchased an Jim Irwin signed litho from a second-hand store for fairly cheap ($29). Just wondering what your thoughts are on the inscription and signature.

It appears to look different than his typical pre-printed inscription "His Love from the Moon". Also, "Delta" could either be a person's name or perhaps referring to Mt. Hadley Delta?

Any opinions are greatly appreciated.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 03-06-2013 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Delta 23 Seat 82" Flight information? Maybe inscribed to someone he met on a flight?

You got a great deal for $29.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 03-06-2013 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or is it 23 Sept(ember) (19)82?

And Delta is someone's name.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-07-2013 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Zarelli:
"Delta 23 Seat 82" Flight information? Maybe inscribed to someone he met on a flight?

"Hi, I walked on the moon. Would you like to join the 240,000 mile high club?"

RockyMnWay
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posted 03-07-2013 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RockyMnWay   Click Here to Email RockyMnWay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for your thoughts and opinions. I value your expertise. It does say "23 Sept 82". The inscription "His Love from the Moon" appears to be hand written. I'm not 100% positive though. It looks different than the common pre-printed inscription. Any thoughts?

mach3valkyrie
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posted 03-08-2013 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks genuine to me. I think it's inscribed to someone named Delta and the date is 23 Sept 82. In any event, the signature is good.

I'd buy these all day at $29. Great Deal!

NAAmodel#240
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posted 03-11-2013 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NAAmodel#240   Click Here to Email NAAmodel#240     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My understanding is the quote, "His love from the Moon" is done by an autopen while the inscription name and the signature are by the astronaut.

mmmoo
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posted 03-11-2013 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You do usually see the pre printed, "His Love Form The Moon" on most lithos, but in this case it does seem to be all hand written.

Philip
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posted 11-15-2013 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The preprinted "His Love From The Moon" were plentiful available and this one certainly looks genuine.

I believe some cS forum member once offered a stack of these lithos via the Irwin Foundation at $75 a piece... Ten years later these have doubled in price.

Rick Boos
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posted 11-15-2013 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Boos   Click Here to Email Rick Boos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the 70' and 80's Jim would personally write "His Love From The Moon" on photos. In later years to save time he had that quote preprinted and would sign it as well as personalize it to whoever. Yours appears to be completely authentic.

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