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Ralph Likes Space

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From: Martinsburg West Virginia 25404
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posted 08-09-2013 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Likes Space   Click Here to Email Ralph Likes Space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any thoughts as to authenticity of these two supposed Goddard signature cuts?

Acquired from eBay a few years ago. No COA.

If either is real, what would be a reasonable asking price? Thanks for any information that can be supplied.

Ken Havekotte

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From: Merritt Island, Florida, Brevard
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posted 08-12-2013 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In checking with some of my own Goddard autographs (2) and with some copied letters of his in my files, overall, I am not completely happy or satisfied that either cut signature is indeed authentic.

Granted, while I have very little evaluation autograph experience with America's father of rocketry, there appears to be more than three major concerns that I have with each of them.

I also have a cut signature from a letter of Dr. Goddard, however, mine does differ in some patterns that I am just not too comfortable with in comparison with your signed pieces, but especially with your first signature sample.

With a genuine cut signature of the rocket pioneer from a letter, but with no date nor letter content, I would place a estimated value of at least a few hundred dollars and possibly more if the cut signature was a better sample.

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