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eems
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posted 06-20-2013 04:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eems   Click Here to Email eems     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Aldrin/Armstrong from this seller "disappeared." Opinions on the Shepard?

SpaceSteve
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posted 06-20-2013 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At first glance, the Shepard seems to be good.

When looking more closely however, at the word "Apollo", I don't like the breaks in the l's...they just don't look natural.

I have that identical photo, authentically signed by Shepard (that I picked up late last year from Gerry Montague), with the identical inscription. "Apollo" has no breaks in either l.

I don't know that this ebay photo is bad; it could just be that the pen slipped 2-4 times in rapid succession. It is enough though, when added to some other possible anomolies in the signature and inscription, to give me doubts.

liftoff1
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posted 06-20-2013 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for liftoff1   Click Here to Email liftoff1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks fine to me. I believe it was obtained via a private signing by Galaxy Space.

DChudwin
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posted 06-20-2013 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks good to me. The broken letters L in Apollo appears to be "normal" pen slips. The signature itself is quite typical.

eems
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posted 06-20-2013 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eems   Click Here to Email eems     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The signature looked good to me but I also haven't been studying as long as most people in the forum. I prefer items filtered by the eyes of Gerry, the Steve's, and the other reliable sources frequenting this forum but the tougher ones like Shepard on the moon I may have no choice but to brave the scary ebay waters at some point. Thanks.

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