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11Boron12
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posted 01-23-2018 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 11Boron12   Click Here to Email 11Boron12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to know if the signature on the COA is genuine? The COA says:
I hereby confirm with my personal signature that the letter is a facsimile of the original Apollo 14 moon cover No. 52.

Wehaveliftoff
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posted 01-24-2018 02:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks different than this "crew insurance cover" (Mitchell's words).

Chuckster01
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posted 01-24-2018 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does not match my Edgar Mitchell flown patch COA either.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 01-25-2018 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do I understand this correctly?

The cover on the top is a facsimile/copy. The cover and signature are a copy of an original.

And the note at the bottom contains a live ink signature that verifies the cover above it is a facsimile?

11Boron12
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posted 01-25-2018 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 11Boron12   Click Here to Email 11Boron12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the top is a copy of a moon letter. The bottom is in German and should be a real signature?

Steve Zarelli
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posted 01-25-2018 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Mitchell signature on the bottom looks a little neater than typical, but not to the extent where I'd say it was a fake. If it is a fake, it's quite skilled and deceptive.

Looking at the whole picture, it doesn't make much sense to apply a master forgery on a COA for a replica cover. If you were this good at forging Mitchell, wouldn't you be using the signature on something of value?

11Boron12
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posted 01-26-2018 04:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 11Boron12   Click Here to Email 11Boron12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That was my opinion too. I bought it for 14€, it was framed in a nice metal frame which is at least 10€. The only thing I don´t understand why the certificate is in German?

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