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neo1022
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posted 06-05-2013 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm wondering what the consensus is on those Flatsigned Press editions of "Encounter with Tiber" and "Men From Earth," all signed by Buzz Aldrin. Are the signatures legit?

lspooz
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posted 06-05-2013 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Should be legit given the Easton Press origin, but even at half-price seems too expensive (there are ALWAYS some of these on eBay).

Steve Zarelli
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posted 06-05-2013 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Agreed they are good. Last year on Autograph Magazine Live, someone had a stack of these and he blew them out at $75 each or two for $125.

Gilbert
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posted 06-06-2013 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The signatures in the FlatSigned Press editions are legitimate. The leather-bound books are very nice, well made, with gold page edges, acid free paper, etc. They were way over priced when they first appeared but are well worth (IMO) the $75 to $100 you can get them for now. They would be great additions to any library.

neo1022
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posted 06-06-2013 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the opinions on these... I much prefer the Easton Press editions, but they are much harder to find. This seems like a great way to get a light Buzz signature, presumably on acid-free paper...

Ispooz, you mentioned an "Easton Press origin" — I assume you were simply confusing the Flatsigned series and the Easton series? Although I have heard that Flatsigned buys up copies of other print editions, then rebinds them with the signed front page...

In any case, thanks for the feedback on this.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-06-2013 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Flatsigned's owner Tim Miller, as quoted in a press release:
I patterned my company after my only competitor, Easton Press. They're in the business of publishing leather-bound, limited, numbered editions. I was very impressed with their quality and I sought out their binder.

Now, our books are bound and printed by the same companies, with moiré patterned sheets, a built-in satin bookmark, gilded page edges, and gold stamping and raised hubs on the spines. We go the extra step and add a photograph of the author signing our books on the inside and a dual-hologram seal — one on the signed page, and one on the certificate of authenticity.

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