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em8g16
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posted 01-05-2018 04:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for em8g16   Click Here to Email em8g16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have found this signed book online, could you tell me if it is authentic or just a fraud/autopen? Thank you!

ea757grrl
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posted 01-05-2018 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I can't offer an opinion on the autograph itself, I did find this press release that verified Capt. Lovell was to be the keynote speaker at the conference noted on the bookplate, if that's of any help.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 01-05-2018 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is authentic.

em8g16
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posted 01-05-2018 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for em8g16   Click Here to Email em8g16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you!

dwager
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posted 01-05-2018 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dwager   Click Here to Email dwager     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To add another angle to your original question (possibly unnecessarily), I have a Lovell signature on a chart obtained at Kennedy Space Center in person and it looks just like your book signature. It is, however, different from the one I obtained on a photograph the previous year from Novaspace. When he signed the chart, he did it a little hurriedly... I assumed that was the cause of the variation.

Mike_The_First
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posted 01-06-2018 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by em8g16:
I have found this signed book online...
This raises (what I think is) an interesting question: were there any astronauts who, upon leaving NASA, acquired an autopen machine for their private sector office?

Some, like Bill Anders and Frank Borman, did go into fairly big corporate jobs where an autopen machine wouldn't necessarily have been out of place, and a lot of the others maintained personal offices, generally with a modest staff at their disposal.

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