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  Is the Alan Shepard autograph I bought real?

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ereschke
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posted 03-14-2014 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ereschke   Click Here to Email ereschke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Purchased this picture in Ellisville, Mississippi from an antique store. Wondering if the signature is real, and since the frame is old and the matting material is stained, should I have it reframed or keep it the way it is? Would reframing it make it more valuable, and what may be the value?

David Carey
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posted 03-14-2014 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks OK to me - doesn't seem to be an autopen and probably not a secretarial - but I'm certainly not an expert.

Chris Spain's useful resource on the topic is a great place to learn more.

jonspace
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posted 03-14-2014 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jonspace   Click Here to Email jonspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two similar ones just sold on eBay. One for $149 (261415659462) and the other for $72.55 (131091538259).

fredtrav
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posted 03-15-2014 12:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks good to me. As far as reframing, yes do it, especially if you are planning to display it. Male sure you use acid free matting and UV glass. It will not make the print any more valuable, unless someone is looking to buy a framed print.

The two examples posted by Jonspace are good. The first is a very nice one on a less than good litho, the second, while the signature is not as good but is on a litho in much better shape. It should be noted that the first hung in the Outpost Tavern on Houston. Look for info on it in the forum.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 03-15-2014 01:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks good to me.

Tykeanaut
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posted 03-15-2014 04:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice find, can I be cheeky and ask how much you paid?

chet
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posted 03-15-2014 04:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chet   Click Here to Email chet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's good, no question. Congrats.

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