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moonnut
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posted 12-31-2013 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonnut   Click Here to Email moonnut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am just questioning the authenticity to this eBay listing. Looks horrible to me. The seller continues to argue its authenticity.

Thought I would get an opinion from cS. Is this an Armstrong signature for the hall of shame or does it have any potential for being authentic? Thanks to you all for your thoughts!

randy
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posted 12-31-2013 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks horrible to me too.

ColinBurgess
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posted 12-31-2013 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd give it the brush if I were you.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 12-31-2013 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not authentic. Not even close or debatable.

They may be NASA proxy signed rather than malicious forgeries.

moonnut
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posted 01-01-2014 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonnut   Click Here to Email moonnut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just curious Steve, what do you mean by NASA proxy signed? Looking to expand my knowledge. Thanks!

Steve Zarelli
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posted 01-01-2014 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by moonnut:
Just curious Steve, what do you mean by NASA proxy signed?
For a period in 1969 and 1970, some proxy signed Apollo 11 signatures were coming from NASA. I don't want to say "secretary" because it wasn't necessarily secretaries doing it. You can read more about it at my Neil Armstrong Autograph study.

Chris Spain's site also has some examples here.

The auction has since been removed, but if I recall correctly, the examples were consistent with the secretarial examples on Chris's site.

From the examples seen in my study and Chris's site, there is a stark difference making it clear more than one proxy was signing.

moonnut
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posted 01-02-2014 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonnut   Click Here to Email moonnut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve, much appreciated and informative.

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