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dwager
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posted 05-07-2019 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dwager   Click Here to Email dwager     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a few red serial numbered photos printed on "A Kodak Paper." I think they're great, simply as space history/photo history...

Been thinking of getting Frank Borman to sign one from Apollo 8 if he comes back to Novaspace this year. Does anyone have an opinion as to whether you should get these beautiful old photos signed? If so, with what pen?

spaced out
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posted 05-08-2019 05:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In pure monetary terms a Borman signed photo or litho is not going to have huge resale value today, no matter what the format.

The value of a vintage Apollo 8 photo is going to depend on the subject matter.

In my opinion a vintage Earthrise photo, or any really nice photo of the moon or Earth from Apollo 8, is going to worth more unsigned than signed by Borman.

On the other hand a photo of the crew, or of the Saturn V on the launchpad might be worth a little more with a Borman signature than without.

desey9
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posted 05-08-2019 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for desey9     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's quite an interesting opinion.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 05-08-2019 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Period red serial number - classic images can command big money at auction. I'd imagine the purist that collects such would see a single modern signature as a potential devalution of the original piece.

I agree a Borman signature would add little if the intention is to sell the piece. If your intention is to keep it, then that should be worth more to you personally than in purely monetary terms.

If in doubt leave well alone.

dwager
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posted 05-08-2019 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dwager   Click Here to Email dwager     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the input. I was also thinking I might just frame it with a cut autograph.

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