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crash
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posted 03-25-2019 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know anything about this piece? It's a sheet of grey lightweight card with the various stamps/cancellations, mission sticker applied and the signatures. It seems homemade.

When I first got this I presumed that they were all autopens but I've just got it out of its plastic sleeve for the first time and the signatures seem to have made varying depth indents in the card which can be seen on the reverse. Any ideas as to what it is or whether they are autopen would be greatly appreciated.

Apollo-Soyuz
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posted 03-25-2019 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The signatures look good to me.

crash
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posted 03-25-2019 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, John, that is good news.

I seem to recall that this had some connection with Tom Foley but I obtained it a while after his sad passing. Sadly, I've lost contact with the friend who took me there and who could have possibly shed some more light on its background.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 03-25-2019 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, these were hand-made from a collector friend of mine. He would prepare the sheets and I would get them posted for the launch, sometimes mission control in Houston, and landing cancels either at KSC or EAFB. We would usually have them autographed before launch in most cases, though.

It wasn't Tom Foley, but Tom did acquire a few of them from us from time to time for certain flights that I can recall.

On this particular display presentation for STS-67/Endeavour in 1995, all 7 of the flight crew members' autographs are indeed genuine.

crash
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posted 03-25-2019 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for crash   Click Here to Email crash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken, hope that you are both well and still enjoying the cruises? Thank you for the explanation which is more than I hoped and clears up the mystery. It is greatly appreciated.

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