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MikeDee
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posted 01-20-2019 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have this cover sitting in my collection for quite some time. I think it is signed by Bob Lawrence. I can't seem to find any references to his signature to compare it to. Does anyone have any insight on this signature?

Apollo-Soyuz
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posted 01-21-2019 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cover looks like a Riser fake.

MikeDee
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posted 01-21-2019 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is a Riser Fake? Thanks for the info.

MikeDee
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posted 01-21-2019 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK got it now. The Riser fake covers. Plugged 9 and so on. Boy I hope this isn't one of them. Any way to know for sure? If it is a Riser fake would that also indicate the signature is fake?

Thanks.

micropooz
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posted 01-21-2019 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately this is almost identical to a Riser fake MOL cancellation with a suspect inscription and autograph that Paul Bulver identifies on Page 2.11 of his CD: "Study of Suspect Space Covers", second edition, 2001. Image below:

And just a bit of a clarification, the Plugged 9's mentioned above were RONSON suspect covers, not Risers. Two shady cover makers with easy-to-confuse names!

Ken Havekotte
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posted 01-21-2019 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, even the other signatures of the MOL/NASA astronauts on the overlay are of Riser origin as well. Everything about the cover type, cancel, cachet, and signature were all created by Riser.

MikeDee
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posted 01-21-2019 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well that just stinks. Thanks very much for all of the great information.

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