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kirkland
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posted 02-01-2019 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kirkland   Click Here to Email kirkland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I'm currently looking for some specific astronaut autographs. However my hunt is starting to slow up. I currently search the following websites regularly:
  • eBay
  • Facebook
  • Autograph Magazine
  • Fanmail.biz
  • Heritage Auctions
  • RR Auctions
  • Astronaut Archive
Are you aware of any website I have missed?

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 02-01-2019 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a great source for authentic astronaut autographs but he doesn't have a website. His name is Ken Havekotte and he's long time cS member.

kirkland
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posted 02-01-2019 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kirkland   Click Here to Email kirkland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the response, I have spoken to Ken and he doesn't have anything that I'm looking for sadly.

4allmankind
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posted 02-01-2019 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If Ken Havekotte doesn’t have it, there is a reasonable probability that it doesn’t exist.

Panther494
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posted 02-01-2019 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would add Farthest Reaches and Spaceflori to your list.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 02-01-2019 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks all for the good comments, but I think "kirkland" is looking for specific astronaut signed index cards. I've had a bunch of them for many astronauts during the 1970/80s, but unfortunately, most of my extras have been traded off or sold. I did keep, though, close to a full set signed by the M/G/A guys.

Ianhetho
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posted 02-01-2019 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ianhetho   Click Here to Email Ianhetho     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Moonpans, Astronaut Central and the best I've found is Florian Noller of Spaceflori (Artifactcloud). All have websites.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 02-02-2019 03:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most of the above plus others can be found by selecting the collectSPACE "Websites" and then "Space Memorabilia" links.

MarylandSpace
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posted 02-02-2019 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What about SpaceFlori?

Madon_space
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posted 02-02-2019 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceFlori now known as Artifactcloud is an excellent company to deal with you will be in safe hands with Florian.

eurospace
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posted 02-02-2019 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most of the sources cited are recommendable.

However, signed index cards are not really something very popular in most countries.

I know them primarily from the Czech Republic and other Eastern countries where other support material (photos, covers) were difficult to come by.

SpaceSteve
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posted 02-02-2019 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've run into the same problem over the last couple of years.

I'm down to needing the autographs of 42 shuttle astronauts to complete my collection. I have all the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts, as well as all the Vostok/Voskhod and Skylab astronauts.

The real complication is that all 42 of the astronaut signatures I need, are from STS-60 through STS-135, with only two of those before STS-83. Further, I collect the autographs on philatelic covers; either first day covers, or launch/landing covers. There are many of the autographs out there, but they seem to be concentrated on crew photos, and not philatelic covers. I just haven't been able to find signed covers for the latter third of the space shuttle program.

eurospace
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posted 02-02-2019 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have plenty of signed shuttle covers for sale. I just sent you lists via your e-mail account.

Daugherty54
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posted 02-02-2019 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Astronaut Archives is also a great site.

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