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kosmo
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posted 06-04-2013 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wondering what cS members think of this "First on the Moon" signed book on eBay, item # 190834531482

Steve Zarelli
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posted 06-04-2013 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Reminds me of a Meatloaf song.

vidoz
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posted 06-04-2013 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vidoz   Click Here to Email vidoz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aldrin and Collins appear to be genuine. As for Armstrong, it really seems to be forged.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-04-2013 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Zarelli:
Reminds me of a Meatloaf song.
I wasn't aware he retitled his song, Three Out of Three are Bad.

(Look closely at the Aldrin...)

kosmo
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posted 06-04-2013 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I kind of thought that the "g" in Armstrong looked shaky, not fluid, as if it was done slowly. Aldrin bothered me a little too! the tail of the "B", start of the "A" the way they continue and the loop in the first "z".

Steve Zarelli
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posted 06-04-2013 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Armstrong is clearly traced or slowly drawn. Very shaky and hesitant. No fluidity.

In my opinion, the Aldrin and Collins are sloppy, yet may be authentic. They were signed quickly and carelessly, but very fluid and without a whiff of hesitation. You see nice interaction where the pen moved quickly from one component of the signature to the next.

If the Aldrin and Collins are fake, it would be a forger of an entirely different skill level than whoever did the labored, amateurish Armstrong imitation.

Just my 2 cents. In any case, it’s a moot point because the item has been ruined with at least one bad signature.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-04-2013 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Steve Zarelli:
In any case, it’s a moot point because the item has been ruined with at least one bad signature.
Very true.

Regarding the Aldrin and Collins, the looping of the 'B' and 'A' in the earlier and the extra loop at the base of the 'C' in the latter look unusual. The overall shape of Aldrin's autograph also appears, at least to me, a bit off.

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