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JBoe
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posted 03-03-2014 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This auction appears to be legitimate, the signatures appear to be "real" and not autopen. What are your thoughts? Thanks!

eurospace
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posted 03-03-2014 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As the description already notes correctly, these are reprints of an originally signed photo. They are thus not genuine autographs.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 03-03-2014 07:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, none of them are authentic in my opinion (even the original referred to). Furthermore, not even the inscription is in the hand of any Apollo 11 crew member.

JBoe
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posted 03-03-2014 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh wow! I'm glad that I posted this. Thanks again!

vidoz
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posted 03-03-2014 07:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vidoz   Click Here to Email vidoz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As already pointed out by the other guys, this is just a reprint. And the original item bears three fake signatures.

In other words, a copy of a fake. Unbelievable.

Anyhow, you dodged a bullet!

JBoe
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posted 03-03-2014 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I figured I would get everyone's opinion since the price looked too good to be true.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 03-03-2014 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To add a point of clarity, I believe these to be a copy of NASA proxy signatures — not a malicious forgery.

Not that it makes them any more "real."

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