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MadSci
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posted 06-10-2013 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MadSci     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This one looks as legit.

bwhite1976
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posted 06-10-2013 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bwhite1976   Click Here to Email bwhite1976     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, it is signed by a Notary Public so it must be real as notaries are experts in authenticating autographs. Shameful.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 06-10-2013 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my opinion, that note is authentic.

As some may know, in the past year a cache of Armstrong notes were released by what is assumed to be a former business associate. It contained many notes similar to this.

mjanovec
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posted 06-10-2013 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by bwhite1976:
Well, it is signed by a Notary Public so it must be real as notaries are experts in authenticating autographs. Shameful.

Before assigning any shame, please look at it again. The notary is testifying to the signature of James Spence (the authenticator), not the signature of Neil Armstrong. The idea is to demonstrate that the LOA is not a forgery.

JasonIUP
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posted 06-10-2013 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonIUP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's interesting to see how quick some are to trash an item (or letter of authenticity) when they don't really know what they're talking about.

The Armstrong note looks fine, as Steve noted. It matches his writing on personalized photos perfectly. I wonder what makes someone concerned about it other than not seeing the version of "Neil" they expect.

And, as Spence's letters clearly state, the notary is attesting to the fact that Spence himself signed the letter, nothing more. You just have to read....

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