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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-01-2003 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Xinhua News Service:
The Exhibition of China's First Manned Space Mission opened at the Hong Kong Science Museum Saturday, with China's first astronaut Yang Liwei and Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Tung Chee Hwa attending as officiating guests. Yang Liwei signed his name on an exhibition poster which is about two-meter high. The poster, with Yang's image and the Shenzhou-5 spaceship on it, will be displayed on the exhibition and collected as a museum piece.

spaceflori
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posted 11-01-2003 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will be interesting to see when the first examples pop up on eBay...and especially from where!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-03-2003 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a clearer photograph of Yang's autograph taken from the door of the hotel he stayed at prior to launch:

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posted 11-04-2003 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Isn't that more than just his autograph (in the second line)? An inscription?

The signature of his roommate prior to the flight? Anybody reading Chinese here who can say what it means?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-04-2003 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, if you compare the pre-flight "door" signature with the "wall" autograph post flight, then the common element is the second line of writing on the door. My assumption would be that the first line on the door is an inscription.

Yes, anyone here read Chinese and can translate?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-04-2003 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Though this is over, this press release might be of interest:
Lucky draw for a poster with Yang Liwei's autograph

Visitors to the Exhibition on China's First Manned Space Mission to be held at the Hong Kong Science Museum from November 1 to 4 will have the chance to win an exhibition poster autographed by Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, a spokesman for the Hong Kong Science Museum announced today (October 30).

There will be 100 awards. Each visitor will be given a lucky draw coupon on presentation of a valid admission ticket. Completed coupons can be put into the collection box at the exhibition exit.

The Secretary for Home Affairs, Dr Patrick Ho Chi-ping, will officiate at the lucky draw to be held within one month after the exhibition. Winners will be contacted individually.

Ham
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posted 11-04-2003 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ham     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Yes, anyone here read Chinese and can translate?
Here is a translation. It should read:
The first flown astronaut
Yang Liwei
2003.10.15
3:00am

Steve Zarelli
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posted 06-13-2012 03:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am looking for verified Yang Liwei signature exemplars. For example, in-person from a highly reliable source or on documents or sanctioned signings.

Please feel free to post here or email me directly with an image. The larger the image, the better. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 10-17-2016 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Slightly different than the examples shown on this forum...

Wehaveliftoff
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posted 10-23-2016 11:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wondered if they are more expensive generally than the cosmonauts? And how prevalent, if any yet, of forgeries?

Steve Zarelli
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posted 10-31-2016 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was a price spike a few years ago, but that seems to have settled down.

The challenge with Liwei is that there are not a lot of verified exemplars; and even among the verified examples, there is a good deal of variation.

I have rejected a few Liwei signatures over the years because they were not consistent with verified examples, but I don't think it is a signature that is widely forged at this juncture.

Daniel Lazecky
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posted 11-02-2016 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Lazecky   Click Here to Email Daniel Lazecky     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Yang Liwei.

Bob M
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posted 11-03-2016 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are a large number of Yang Liwei signatures displayed and for sale at chinaspacecover.com ("hand-signed"). For some time, this site and the Taikonaut autographs offered there, have been discussed here and it's generally considered a reputable site and the autographs authentic and prices very reasonable.

The Yang Liwei autographs on photos and covers are mostly less than $50 USD and probably autographs of about all the flown Taikonauts are still available there, with many multi-signed items.

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