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capoetc
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From: Plano TX (USA)
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posted 10-21-2017 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any opinions on the Anders signature on my Apollo 8 crew signed cover?

I always thought it was authentic (purchased it in a Superior auction in the 90s), but then I noticed Autopen Pattern 6 for Anders at Chris Spain's Astronaut Autopen Guide website. When I look at mine closely with a magnifying glass, it does not appear to be an autopen, but the match with the pattern is pretty darn close.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 10-21-2017 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, unfortunately, it's an autopen of Apollo 8's LMP.

capoetc
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posted 10-21-2017 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's kinda what I figured, Ken. I don't mind so much that I bought it through a reputable auction house — I just wish I would have known sooner, since they are much more expensive now that I need to replace it.

Bob M
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posted 10-25-2017 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately this is just one example of certainly a large number of misrepresented autograph material (autopens, forgeries) that Superior Stamp and Coin sold over many years that many collectors are stuck with.

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