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velocity
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posted 05-14-2019 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for velocity   Click Here to Email velocity     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would anyone mind offering an opinion as to whether these signatures are authentic on these Apollo 10 and STS-1 crew signed items?

Really appreciate your time and the wealth of knowledge on this site!

capoetc
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posted 05-14-2019 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both look good, assuming they are not facsimile covers.

Steve Zarelli
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posted 05-14-2019 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't remember the last time I saw an authentic John Young signature where the loop of the J was — by far — the smallest of the three down loops.

velocity
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posted 05-14-2019 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for velocity   Click Here to Email velocity     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you both for your replies.

I thought that it looked unusual myself, but then again my expertise in that area is far too limited for any conclusions!

Do you think they both look suspect Steve, or just the Apollo 10 Young signature?

Eddie Bizub
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posted 05-14-2019 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Eddie Bizub   Click Here to Email Eddie Bizub     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can tell you at least that the Apollo 10 Orbit cover is what is known as a "Plugged 9" variety. It is named so because the circle of the 9 in the zip code is filled in. It is "plugged" with ink.

Plugged 9 cancels on Orbit covers have been considered suspect for many years. That said, many plugged 9 covers contain authentic signatures as only the cancels are considered suspect.

astrobock
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posted 05-25-2019 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrobock   Click Here to Email astrobock     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo 10 cover sold for $650 and the STS-1 sold for $280.

rbee
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posted 05-27-2019 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rbee   Click Here to Email rbee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my opinion always tread carefully with this seller.

velocity
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posted 05-29-2019 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for velocity   Click Here to Email velocity     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rbee:
In my opinion always tread carefully with this seller.

I have bought a few items from them in the past, albeit nothing particularly extraordinary. Would you say they knowingly sell inauthentic items?

velocity
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posted 05-29-2019 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for velocity   Click Here to Email velocity     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rbee:
In my opinion always tread carefully with this seller.

I have bought a few items from them in the past, albeit nothing particularly extraordinary. Would you say they knowingly sell inauthentic items?

Chuckster01
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posted 05-29-2019 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although not an expert on autographs they have sold items that i found questionable. Enough so I avoid there auctions all together.

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