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  PSA/DNA declares my Scobee an autopen: help?

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spaceflori
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posted 04-09-2013 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We all know how unreliable PSA/DNA is for astronaut signatures but unfortunately still too many collectors value their opinion:

Sold to a customer who "accidentally" sent it off to PSA/DNA and got it returned as autopen.

What can someone do other than finally sue PSA/DNA for interfering with my business? Classic Scobee signature from the early days incl. X-24-B. Doesn't get any better.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 04-09-2013 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Flo, in my opinion, this does match the rarely seen Scobee Autopen pattern:

 photo ScobeeDick-Autopen_zpsb936674e.jpg

Also, if you look very closely, you can see some machine "chugging effect" on the bottom part of the down loop of the D.

I agree that this is very deceptive... it looks like a natural signature with some streaking, but in my opinion it is an atypically deceptive Autopen signature.

spaceflori
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posted 04-09-2013 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, I stand corrected! However the ends are very faint not like a usual autopen — doesn't appear on the scan. I will certainly have a closer look at it again when I have it back in my hands!

Thanks a lot!!! — Florian

Ross
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posted 04-09-2013 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ross   Click Here to Email Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is my Scobee. What do people think?

Also, Florian mentions that it looks like a signature from the early days. But it's on a Space Shuttle photo. Is that likely?

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