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Kev
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posted 04-22-2007 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kev   Click Here to Email Kev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have sent a few emails to Dick Gordon's website but haven't been able to get an answer as yet. Just wanted to check if anybody else had any luck?

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posted 04-22-2007 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could be that he and Linda are just unable to pick-up their emails right now... they could be on a spring vacation?

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posted 04-22-2007 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikelarson   Click Here to Email mikelarson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Capt. Gordon was at the Virginia Air and Space Museum on Saturday for a free autograph signing, so he's been traveling. I wouldn't worry as he's always been very responsive.

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posted 05-23-2007 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dirk   Click Here to Email Dirk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always had great contact with Linda, and the photos were signed and inscribed as demanded. No problem at all.

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posted 05-24-2007 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kev   Click Here to Email Kev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news, Linda has been in contact with me with instructions. I am delighted.

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posted 07-03-2007 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone tell me if Mr. Gordon charges extra as the last signer on a Apollo 12 litho or picture and what I might expect to pay? Also I would appreciate info. from experiences associated with his website.

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posted 07-03-2007 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am also curious to hear about experiences with dealing with the web site, as in the last two months I have twice filled out the online form inquiring about having an item signed, only to receive no response.

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posted 07-03-2007 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kev   Click Here to Email Kev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keep trying - not only did I receive a beautifully inscribed photo, but Linda was also kind enough to email me a couple of weeks later asking if I got it OK.

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posted 07-03-2007 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonpaws   Click Here to Email Moonpaws     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't say enough about Dick and Linda. Two very special people. Dick really enjoyed seeing and signing my two 16*20 photos of him riding the Agena. He inscribed them: Space Cowboy. Leslie shared a great story about when Dick was standing under the Saturn V(Apollo 18) rocket at the banquet. Dick said something to the effect: "@#$@#, I was supposed to be the commander."

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posted 07-29-2007 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwight   Click Here to Email Dwight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't say I have dealt with Dick via his website, but when meeting him at Autographica, nothing was a problem for him to sign. I got him to sign my multi-sig litho which already had about 25 other sigs on it. A great astronaut for whom nothing was too much hassle.

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posted 07-29-2007 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for manilajim   Click Here to Email manilajim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an authentic Ruffles Potato Chip bag that Dick signed for me in Florida. I don't know if you folks know, but Dick is a HUGE fan of Ruffles Potato Chips. They are his absolute favorite. I am thinking of starting a signed collection of Astronaut consumed food items. I know someone out there has that Buzz Aldrin ham sandwich from a few years back. What other folks out there have Astronaut food items... or... what do you mean... am I the only one?

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posted 07-30-2007 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a little weird, Jim.

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posted 07-31-2007 04:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered from him on the 19th of June. Still no word yet.

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posted 07-31-2007 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We only let Jim out for a few moments to check his email. We had no idea he would log onto this cS forum and we apologize.

Sincerely,
The Hospital Management

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posted 07-31-2007 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jim I think that is a GREAT idea. Very creative and unique. Go for it!

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posted 07-31-2007 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for farthestreaches   Click Here to Email farthestreaches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought this would be the appropriate time to announce that mail order requests for Richard Gordon autographs are now being handled though Farthest Reaches Inc. This arrangement is at the Gordon's request and will better allow them to focus on other projects currently in the works.

Linda Gordon has asked that I advise everyone with requests in the "hopper" at this time, that they will be forwarded to Farthest Reaches for response. Pricing will be announced within the next few days and posted on Farthest Reaches website under "Custom Autographs".

To start, only flats will be accepted with some exceptions depending upon the item. Dicks basic price structure will remain the same though a reasonable service fee for handling your custom items will be included.

For those of you not requiring a "custom" autograph, a variety of authentically handsigned Richard Gordon photos will continue to be offered for sale through Farthest Reaches Inc.

We're also pleased to announce within the next few days, the launching of a "new and improved" Richard Gordon website. We think you'll be impressed. For you flown artifact collectors out there, some new items will be added that are expected to impress, along with other new features that will make your visit to Dick's site, a most enjoyable experience.

Thanks to all for your continued support...

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posted 07-31-2007 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does an empty Ruffles chip bag count as a flat item?

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posted 08-01-2007 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Steve. This is what I have watched this thread and your website for since the third of July.

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posted 08-01-2007 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"New and Improved"?

Let's just say that it's the same Cheerios in a box that isn't dented.

There will be a few new flown artifacts and some awesome replica's on their site available directly through the Gordon's.

When the transition is complete, a note will be posted.

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posted 08-02-2007 04:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for farthestreaches   Click Here to Email farthestreaches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Does an empty Ruffles chip bag count as a flat item?
Only if you take the time to sit on it first, to be sure it's REALLY flat....

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posted 01-16-2008 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by farthestreaches:
Linda Gordon has asked that I advise everyone with requests in the "hopper" at this time, that they will be forwarded to Farthest Reaches for response. Pricing will be announced within the next few days and posted on Farthest Reaches website under "Custom Autographs".
Have any of the signing details (prices, etc.) been worked out for custom autographs and have any signings been arranged so far? I have been checking the Farthest Reaches website periodically since last summer, but haven't seen any details posted, other than prices are TBA.

I notice no details are posted for Al Worden either. So I have the same questions regarding prices and signing times for him too.

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posted 01-17-2008 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would also like to know as I have been waiting to have an Apollo 12 photo I would like completed with Richard's signature.

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posted 02-16-2008 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Gordons are now handling their own autograph requests again. Just go to the website and send them an email. All the info is there.

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posted 11-22-2008 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have sent a few emails to the address on Dick Gordon's website regarding some TTM items I have to sign and also an item from his site I wish to purchase but have heard nothing (I sent the email 4 days ago or so). Does anyone know how Dick is doing?

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posted 11-22-2008 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jut2y   Click Here to Email jut2y     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have also been emailing Linda with no response as yet Derek, I seem to remember once before I had to send two or three emails to get a reply.

Linda gets hundreds of emails a day and I think sometimes we may just get overlooked in the volume.

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posted 11-22-2008 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dick and Linda have been getting a lot of spam recently, so they may be getting a new email address soon.

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posted 11-22-2008 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcli   Click Here to Email andrewcli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too sent an email a week before the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation show with no response yet. But I now see that he is going to be at Spacefest. I hope that he will make it!

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posted 12-12-2008 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone have any joy contacting Dick or Linda Gordon recently? I am still awaiting a reply regarding my inquiry/order.

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posted 12-13-2008 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent an email to Linda ~3 weeks ago following up a request that I'd made earlier when Dick was ill. She usually responds promptly, even if she isn't able to comply at that time. However, I haven't heard anything back so I must assume that they are busy, or perhaps there is an email problem as mentioned above.

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posted 09-11-2009 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7 Forty7   Click Here to Email 7 Forty7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone advise on the status of the web site DickGordon.com? I've tried making an order inquiry but as yet have had no reply - just wondered if the site was still operating. Thanks!

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posted 09-20-2009 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for farthestreaches   Click Here to Email farthestreaches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been speaking with Linda Gordon who has asked that I notify this group to apologize for her slowness to respond to the many emails and requests for Dick's autograph. She has been dealing with some health issues and this has slowed things down a quite a bit. She promises to get back to you all but it will take some time, so she conveys her thanks in advance for your consideration.

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Good to see that Captain Gordon is still responding to requests as his prices are reasonable and he does offer a wide range of photos.

With his operation being run in house then there will be delays but with his 80th birthday coming up and also nearing 40 years since Apollo 12 then it's worth remembering that he was a vital cog in the Apollo programme and also flew on Gemini. If he had commanded Apollo 18 then he'd have had even more huge collector appeal having been an CMP and a Commander on a Moon Landing Mission.

I can see why guys like Al Woorden do sub out their requests to Furthest Reaches as running a website is time consuming especially when you are near 80.

Al Worden was apparently on great form at Autographica recently and doing a few shows a year whilst someone else handles your signings all other time must appeal to the Apollo/Gemini guys.

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...She has been dealing with some health issues and this has slowed things down a quite a bit.

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope it's not serious and that she is feeling better soon.

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I'm wondering if anyone has tried to contact Richard Gordon lately? I have tried going through his web site twice over the last month with no response. I remember contacting him a few years ago through the same site and received a response just about immediately.

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posted 02-24-2010 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacehiker   Click Here to Email spacehiker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've also tried to contact Richard Gordon through his website and sent him two emails, one at the start of January and one during the first week of February but have received no response. The emails appear to have reached his email address as I've received no delivery notification failure message.

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posted 02-24-2010 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This has been an ongoing issue for quite some time. As discussed here. I gave up back then. According to this thread Farthest Reaches was supposed to handle his requests.

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posted 01-19-2011 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone had any joy recently with ordering through dickgordon.com?

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posted 02-11-2011 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bthumble   Click Here to Email bthumble     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anybody had recent success with DickGordon.com? I sent them an email through the website about ordering a signed picture, but have not received a response yet.

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posted 02-12-2011 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For anyone in the U.K make your way to Pontefract on 31st Mar or April 1st and obtain an autograph in person courtesy Ken Willoughby. Please see sightings.

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I'd like to but after costing the whole trip out (travel, hotel etc) I wouldn't be left with much change from £200 which knocks it a bit out of my budget this time.


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