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Hart Sastrowardoyo

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From: Toms River, NJ
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posted 10-19-2013 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With a binder of shuttle autographs came this portion of a letter, purportedly signed by Scott Carpenter. A Post-It was attached, "Not a real signature." However, also included was a COA from Christophe Stickel Autographs that it is authentic.

As I'm not the original buyer I'm not out anything. If it's real, I'll put it up. If it's not, I'll get it to the recycling bin.


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From: cumberland, wisconsin
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 10-19-2013 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for liftoff1   Click Here to Email liftoff1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to Chris Spain's site there are no known Scott Carpenter autopen patterns.

That looks like a very nice example of his signature. A very nice find!

Steve Zarelli

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From: Upstate New York, USA
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posted 10-20-2013 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unless it is a photocopy or fascimile, looks good to me.

I have never seen a Carpenter Autopen, but I did recently come across an exemplar I think was probably secretarial. There was no danger of it fooling anyone... Not even close.


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posted 10-21-2013 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shouldn't the wording of the letter fragment ring alarm bells?


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posted 10-22-2013 01:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why should it ring alarm bells?

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