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randyc
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posted 09-09-2013 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a signed and inscribed Jim Irwin White Space Suit (WSS) litho that has a blank back (no photo description, NASA insignia or printing of any kind). I've seen WSS lithos with printing on the back and I'm wondering if this one is authentic or a copy.

So my question is: do authentic, vintage Irwin WSS lithos have blank backs?

Mike Dixon
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posted 09-09-2013 10:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Plenty of WSS lithos in that period don't have anything printed on the rear and the Irwin is no exception. Mine's blank as well.

randyc
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posted 09-10-2013 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's good to know. Thanks.

I know signed Jim Irwin WSS lithos are fairly uncommon. How much have they been selling for?

benfairfax
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posted 09-10-2013 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benfairfax   Click Here to Email benfairfax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When valuing a litho there are many variables that can change the value. Why don't you post a pic for us to see and evaluate?

randyc
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posted 09-10-2013 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't post a photo but if this helps... on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being mint, I would rate the condition as 7.5-8.0. The inscription is to a couple (no last name) with 'best wishes' and signed 'Jim Irwin'.

randyc
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posted 09-12-2013 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Still looking for an idea of what an inscribed Irwin WSS is worth based on previous sales.

capoetc
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posted 09-12-2013 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a tough call -- they just don't come up for bid that often, so it really depends on if you get two or more motivated bidders.

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