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Dooku1996
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posted 06-13-2013 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dooku1996   Click Here to Email Dooku1996     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw on Astronaut Central's website that Jim Lovell is doing a signing this August.

Do they have a price list or any other information on this yet? I have a WSS lithograph I want to get signed and inscribed to Tyler. How much would it cost me?

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posted 06-14-2013 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No guarantee for this time but Lovell has been $175 for awhile now and simple personalizations are usually free at Novaspace signings.

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posted 06-14-2013 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According the their website, details are to follow.

Spacefest
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posted 06-15-2013 12:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We're currently waiting on prices from Lovell's office.

Spacefest
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posted 06-21-2013 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Site is LIVE: James Lovell Signing - August 2013

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posted 06-21-2013 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RockyMnWay   Click Here to Email RockyMnWay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am excited about this signing. Thank you NovaSpace!

I am going to have an Earthrise 16x20 photo, already signed by Borman that I recently purchased from NovaSpace, signed by Jim Lovell.

Any suggestions or opinions on personalizations and what would be cool to have him inscribe? I was thinking, after searching past posts from previous Lovell signings, on "Christmas Eve, 1968" with signature, mission and CMP. Not sure of placement of inscription. (Above or below signature and mission?)

I would appreciate and love to see scans or photos of your Lovell signed Earthrise. Feel free to email or post so that I could get an idea of how it looks. I would really appreciate your suggestions and photos of what you have to help me decide. Thank you in advance.

jiffyq58
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posted 06-21-2013 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Am I misreading the part that seems to say $20 extra per word for an inscription?

jiffyq58
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posted 06-21-2013 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Am I misreading the part that seems to say $20 extra per word for an inscription?

Spacefest
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posted 06-22-2013 12:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by jiffyq58:
Am I misreading the part that seems to say $20 extra per word for an inscription?

No, Buzz charges $50/word and has many signings left in him.

jiffyq58
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posted 06-22-2013 07:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sigh. That means I'm gonna pay almost as much for a 9-word inscription (if I do it) as I will for the autograph. Oh well.

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posted 06-22-2013 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess you have to take into account that in the time it takes to write out a nine word inscription he could have signed his name several times over.

jiffyq58
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posted 06-22-2013 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I know I'm just going to have to accept this and either pay the money or not do it. But he wasn't charging that much for inscriptions last year. Should have done it then.

AJ
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posted 06-22-2013 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, he does have very pretty penmanship!

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posted 06-22-2013 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jeff, there is a special price of $75 for "Houston, we have a ..." according to the website, if this was the inscription you were seeking.

There is also a 5% early bird discount for items received by Ju;y 10.

Also, the base price does apply to philatelic covers, according to Sally Poor in an e-mail in response to my query. (Unless the cover is a crew completion).

jiffyq58
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posted 06-22-2013 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David, the item I want to have signed is a photo of the damaged service module that I already had signed by Fred Haise at Spacefest IV. I had Haise write what he said in reaction to seeing the damage ("Man, that's unbelievable!"). I've been thinking ever since that I needed to have Lovell sign what he said upon seeing the damage: "And there's a whole side of that spacecraft missing!" I think I would regret it if I got him to write anything else just to get a discount.

So, the new pricing wasn't in my budget, but I'll have to try to make it happen.

garyd2831
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posted 06-22-2013 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You could pay $20 per word for these quotes.

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posted 07-01-2013 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 16x20 Earthrise with Borman's full Genesis quote on it and an 8x10 with a partial Borman quote. Any suggestions as to a Lovell inscription or to leave alone?

For what it's worth, the full Lovell inscription would run to $1,400!

jiffyq58
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posted 07-01-2013 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yikes!

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posted 07-01-2013 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by gliderpilotuk:
Any suggestions as to a Lovell inscription or to leave alone?
I think that almost every time an item is signed by one Apollo crew member and can't be completed (as is the case with Apollo 8, with Anders not signing) you should leave it alone instead of having a second crew member sign it.

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posted 07-02-2013 02:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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...you should leave it alone instead of having a second crew member sign it.
Is that based upon analysis of re-sale prices or just your personal opinion?

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posted 07-02-2013 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by stsmithva:
I think that almost every time an item is signed by one Apollo crew member and can't be completed (as is the case with Apollo 8, with Anders not signing) you should leave it alone instead of having a second crew member sign it.
But it doesn't stop people getting damaged Apollo 13 CM prints inscribed by Haise and Lovell! I think that principle doesn't apply in the case of the iconic missions like 8, 11 and 13, but only if the inscription looks "balanced" in terms of length and context.

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posted 07-02-2013 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just my personal opinion.

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posted 07-02-2013 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Collecting is about having fun. Within the bounds of what you can afford do what floats your boat. I personally like having as many signatures as I can get, knowing that for many of the Apollo missions there is now no hope of completion.

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posted 07-03-2013 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spkjb   Click Here to Email spkjb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also am of the opinion that is best to have just one sign vs. two of a crew of three if can never get the third to sign. To me, two out of three leaves an appearance of incompletion.

A nice item with one signature is fine. Just my thought.

Having said that, I have several with two and will never be able to get the third.

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posted 07-08-2013 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I understand the reason for the high fees, I feel that they are making this experience too expensive for the average collector. I have better things to do with my money, even though my heart would love to!

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posted 07-08-2013 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also feel the autograph fees are at the point of diminishing returns. It gets ever more expensive and with the economy, at some point we just have to draw back. It isn't a reflection of how much most would like to have it, it has just gotten far too expensive. I understand at the Apollo guys age, travel and such is a challenge, so I also see there side. Thank goodness I have most of the autographs I want and have met most astronauts I most admire.

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posted 07-13-2013 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been frantically looking for the quote by Jim Lovell following his Gemini 7 flight. He said something about being on a 2 week honeymoon with Borman. I know I've read the quote in one of my books, but I'm not sure which one.

Does anyone remember the quote, or can anyone remember what book its in? The reason I'm looking is I want Lovell to write the quote as an inscription on a photo I'm getting signed next month.

Thanks for your help.

Spacefest
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posted 07-13-2013 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Deadllne 1 week.

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posted 07-15-2013 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It seems I spoke too soon... Jim Lovell's office called and postponed the signing until later in August.

Jim underwent a scheduled procedure recently, and has been advised not to fly. Just a precaution.

We're extending the order deadline until August 17.

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posted 07-18-2013 06:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtheoret   Click Here to Email jtheoret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am thinking of having Lovell sign the Apollo 8 launch, NASA image #S68-56050 - but that same image is also a lithograph (not sure from where) - but the litho image is reversed (mirrored). My question is, does the reversing of the image on the litho image make it bad for signing?

Does it make it less valuable because the image is reversed (whether signed or unsigned), or is it like the upsidedown plane stamp - more of a rarity? That image is one of my favorite launch images from any mission either way I suppose.

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posted 07-18-2013 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for YankeeClipper   Click Here to Email YankeeClipper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by schnappsicle:
I've been frantically looking for the quote by Jim Lovell following his Gemini 7 flight. He said something about being on a 2 week honeymoon with Borman. I know I've read the quote in one of my books, but I'm not sure which one.
Martin Collins has the following on p.105 of After Sputnik: The First Fifty Years Of Space Flight:
"We'd like to announce our engagement."
-James Lovell Jr., December 18, 1965.

Astronaut Jim Lovell playfully made this announcement after he and Frank Borman reached the aircraft carrier USS Wasp at the end of their grueling 14-day mission in Gemini VII. Imagine sharing two weeks in the front seats of an old Volkswagen Beetle - that was the cramped experience they endured.

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posted 08-01-2013 07:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, I'm not 100% sure if that's the quote I was looking for or not, but I am 100% sure it's far better than the one I was going to use. I appreciate it.

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posted 08-01-2013 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FlyBuzz11   Click Here to Email FlyBuzz11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just had a rush of disappointment, I was on the Astronaut Central's website and saw the deadline for Lovell's signing was July 20. I thought I saw different on here cS. Feeling better now.

Here's a question for you all. The Earthrise picture, without getting too technical, isn't the correct view of it the moon to the right of the Earth? As opposed to the moon on the bottom.

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posted 08-01-2013 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there a up and down in space?

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posted 08-01-2013 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A clever and handsome cS member started a thread on this topic several years ago.

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posted 08-01-2013 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtheoret   Click Here to Email jtheoret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my conversations with astronauts about the proper orientation I have been told that their feet were toward the moon, heads away - just like flying in a plane - so the orientation as viewed by the astronauts is the earth rising over the horizon - with orientation of north as up, then earth is on the left.

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posted 08-12-2013 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Deadline for Lovell is Saturday (Aug 17).

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posted 08-12-2013 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FlyBuzz11   Click Here to Email FlyBuzz11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info stsmithva. Great minds think alike. I decided to have Earthrise signed Earth to the left.

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Just a quick call out to commend Rob and the great staff at Novaspace; their professionalism in handling my material for their recent Jim Lovell signing was outstanding. Kudos to Rob, and thanks to all there for a job superbly done.

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posted 09-05-2013 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FlyBuzz11   Click Here to Email FlyBuzz11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So they're on their way?


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