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Charlie16
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posted 01-10-2018 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone confirm to me that John Young's autographs are authentic?

Walter II
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posted 01-10-2018 12:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Walter II   Click Here to Email Walter II     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What I've gathered from speaking to a couple different people is that they are seconds from Young's Novaspace signings. The prints with prime signatures, while nice, have lite ink and not quite as desirable as a nice bold signature in my opinion.

Charlie16
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posted 01-10-2018 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your help.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 01-10-2018 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The photo that is linked to by the original poster is from a private signing John Young did after he had a serious medical episode. It is not from Novaspace. In my opinion, these infirm signatures are far less desirable than prime signatures.

(It’s possible the seller may have swapped images and I am not seeing the same item you initially viewed. He seems to have a habit of frequently updating auctions and prices.)

Walter II
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posted 01-10-2018 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Walter II   Click Here to Email Walter II     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There were some other signed Young items earlier today, including the prime signatures. I went back and forth on purchasing one, but believe I will wait to find a more bold signature.

milkit1
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posted 01-10-2018 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for milkit1   Click Here to Email milkit1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dont understand why a guy would do a private signing with John Young and only get three different photos signed multiple times?

Steve Zarelli
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posted 01-11-2018 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I suspect he picked the most popular poses at the time. The problem is now that the market appears flooded with jump and salute poses.

Here is one that sold for $349 the day after John Young passed.

mjanovec
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posted 01-12-2018 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Zarelli:
Here is one that sold for $349...
And now inflated to $1299 by the buyer (and flipper) to take advantage of Young's passing.

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