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ASCAN1984
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posted 01-07-2008 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just wondering if anyone has ordered from Charlie Duke's website and if so how did it go?

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-07-2008 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent stuff to Charlie long before he set his own website up. He is a class act. A pleasure to do business with.

ASCAN1984
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posted 01-07-2008 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's what I thought. Am going to order from him now. Thanks for your input. Kind of sucks having to pay for an autograph but it is worth it.

cddfspace
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posted 01-08-2008 07:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
General Duke is very kind. I have ordered two times from him - both times he actually called (I include my phone number in case of issues).

First time, they misplaced my request and he was calling to see if I was still interested - we spoke for about 30 minutes. Second time (about a year later) he called to confirm location of a quote I was asking him to write on the photo (another nice conversation).

You will be very happy ordering through him. Good luck!

spaceman1953
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posted 01-29-2008 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Hello, this is Charlie Duke".

MY cardiologist would be out of business!

Russ Still
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posted 01-29-2008 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ Still   Click Here to Email Russ Still     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spaceman1953:
My cardiologist would be out of business!
I'm not going to be a name dropper, but it was pretty funny about 10-12 years ago. My secretary came in my office with this odd look on her face. "Hey, some guy named – wants to talk to you on the phone." She had no idea who he was.

And that reminds me of another time my now ex-bro-in-law asked me, "So Russ, what does the Space Shuttle do? Just go back and forth to the moon?" He was serious.

dave sixsmith
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posted 01-30-2008 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dave sixsmith   Click Here to Email dave sixsmith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Charlie's a number one guy always a pleasure.

My first trip to the states way back in 83 he invited me to his house and he and Dotty took me to lunch. Man... you should see the stuff he had on his walls including his beta cloth patches and thank you inscription on a photo from the Apollo 11 crew, wow!!! And then there were the maps they used on the EVAs.

In the same week I went to the Coors distribution warehouse in Deerpark Texas and met Al Shepard. Just wish I had taken some 16x20 to get signed!! He supplied me with some free samples... thanks Al.

ASCAN1984
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posted 01-31-2008 04:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ordered and my autograph arrived last week. Can't tell you how happy I am. Terrific. Would recommend to anyone. Cool inscription. A class act.

SpaceSteve
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posted 02-05-2008 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered an 8x10 "Plum Crater" photo from General Duke's website on Jan 28th. I got it in the mail today and it is absolutely perfect!

CPCM
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posted 02-24-2008 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CPCM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a Moonpans panorama signed and it look less than 2 weeks. A class act.

nojnj
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posted 03-16-2008 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nojnj   Click Here to Email nojnj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely great! I ordered the Lunar Tribute and the two DVDs. They arrived in less than two weeks. They were all personalized. "The Walk With The Son" DVD is truly inspirational. Great items and a wonderful price!

Torsten
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posted 02-19-2012 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Torsten   Click Here to Email Torsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a short update, as this topic hasn't been updated a while...

Charlie is a very nice guy, he even sends e-mails and signs a custom declaration himself. I got a very nice autograph. Shipped after two weeks, arrived in Germany after two additional weeks (maybe due to German customs).

A great addition to my little collection!

gnewt
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posted 02-22-2012 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gnewt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wanted to add that I sent a prints to Charlie Duke from my current home in Brazil. He signed it with a unique inscription and returned the image to my permanent residence back in the U.S.

He is a very gracious signer and returned emails themselves. A Wonderful man and a great signing experience! Very glad to hear that your experience went well too.

Mr. Apollo 17
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posted 02-26-2012 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr. Apollo 17   Click Here to Email Mr. Apollo 17     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent a photo to Gen. Duke about 3-4 weeks ago and got it back autographed yesterday. Very great guy. Very happy!

cycleroadie
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posted 03-13-2012 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
General Duke signed / shipped a picture to me, personalized to me, added the mission, and a short inscription, all for his all too fair fee without adding any extra fee for the inscription I might add. If you are looking for something from him I think you will be more than happy with the experience.

TLIGuy
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posted 07-10-2014 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TLIGuy   Click Here to Email TLIGuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just wanted to update this thread regarding General Duke's signings via the mail. I know keeping things like this current is quite a task and the cS team has been fantastic at keeping the information current and accurate. The addresses provided for signatures via the mail are still right on the money.

I recently sent General Duke a piece for signing on July 3rd with a next day Saturday delivery because of the holiday. Less than a week later the piece arrived signed just as requested. I really appreciate that many of these gentleman continue to sign by mail and General Duke is still a class act in doing so.

schnappsicle
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posted 08-19-2014 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I seem to remember a few years back that there was a photo signed by Duke with a very long inscription on it describing what it was like to walk on the moon, or something like that.

The reason I'm asking is that I contacted Duke and asked if he would write something similar to that for me at the upcoming ASF show. He said he would. I was worried because his website states that he has a 10 word limit on inscriptions. Apparently he's willing to exceed that at additional cost, which I am more than willing to pay.

Anyway, I was just wondering where I can find that photo that Duke signed a while back so I can get him to write something similar to it on my photo. If anyone has it or knows where there is a photo of it online, I would appreciate a scan or link. Thanks for your help.

woodg2
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posted 08-19-2014 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for woodg2   Click Here to Email woodg2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cannot help with the photo you are looking for, but he is a VERY accomodating signer. A couple of weeks ago ago he went out of his way and helped me complete a collection of Apollo 11 signed covers (you can see a pic in the stamps area of this message board). He was very willing to help me out and returned the cover very quickly, especially considering how busy his schedule must be. He is a true class act!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-19-2014 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by schnappsicle:
...a very long inscription on it describing what it was like to walk on the moon, or something like that.
This is not an inscribed photo but here is a long, handwritten manuscript by Duke describing his experience on the moon. Might it be this is your are recalling?

moonguyron
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posted 08-20-2014 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonguyron   Click Here to Email moonguyron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, I have the same letter. Purchased so long ago I can't remember where I got it or how much I paid. I do remember it was sold as an original but it is so lengthy I thought it must me just a good copy. Therefore I never framed it. Any comment?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-20-2014 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that Duke hand-wrote a number of these one-page manuscripts. I don't believe he offered reproductions.

Someone else might have duplicated it and resold it, but you may want to take a closer look at yours as it may be authentic.

moonguyron
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posted 08-20-2014 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonguyron   Click Here to Email moonguyron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On closer inspection mine differs from yours slightly and is signed 1999. I had had it in storage for years. Sure looks authentic. Thanks.

liftoff1
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posted 08-20-2014 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for liftoff1   Click Here to Email liftoff1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That appears to be one of the items that David Frohman of Peachstate Historical Society had produced back in the 1990's.

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posted 08-20-2014 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by schnappsicle:
I seem to remember a few years back that there was a photo signed by Duke with a very long inscription on it describing what it was like to walk on the moon, or something like that.
If you are talking about a long inscribed photo rather than a letter, then you may be thinking of the Moonpans Charlie Duke presentation.

schnappsicle
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posted 08-21-2014 04:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes I was thinking of the Moonpans photo. Thank you for finding it for me. The letter is also very intriguing. I've never seen that or anything like it before. I'll have to play with the wording and see if I can combine the best elements of both I have a lot of homework to do before the ASF show.

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posted 12-22-2017 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know who manages Duke's CharlieDuke.com website, in terms of the Store page etc.?

Dave_Johnson
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posted 12-22-2017 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_Johnson   Click Here to Email Dave_Johnson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I had contact with them recently (passed through via Charlie) when I discovered an issue with Charlie's website.

The company that manages his website is chaco.cc.

davidcwagner
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posted 12-22-2017 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Charlie signed some items I sent. Price was reasonable and rocket fast turnaround. Class act all the way.

kirkland
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posted 01-14-2018 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kirkland   Click Here to Email kirkland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have noticed Charlie Duke's autograph varies, sometimes he signs with "Jr" sometimes he doesn't. I believe the version without "Jr" is more common. However how common is the style without?

Does any exemplars study for his autograph? What's the key to determining authenticity with both styles?

Mike_The_First
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posted 05-13-2018 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not sure if anyone's noticed this, but on CharlieDuke.com's Store section, the main description reads "Prints are 8x10 and borderless," but the individual description on every single print reads "8 [inch] by 11 [inch]."

Has anyone bought from the new site? Which is it?

As an aside, does anyone know if the DVD comes signed? It strikes me as a bit cheap for a signed item (not that I'd be complaining if it is) but going to order it, the page does ask what inscription I want. That said, it's also the page that contradicts itself about what size the photos are, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's just a coding error.

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posted 05-13-2018 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Mike_The_First:
Which is it?
I have two from his site, they were both 8x10, they were bought 3 years or so ago however so not sure if it has changed.

Dave_Johnson
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posted 05-13-2018 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_Johnson   Click Here to Email Dave_Johnson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Count on the DVD not being signed — it's a coding error. I had a similar issue when I ordered a patch from Charlie's site. It has since been corrected.

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posted 05-14-2018 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I noticed the patch (assuming we're discussing the same one) now specifies an additional charge for signed. The DVD doesn't mention it one way or the other, but my understanding from the previous site was that they weren't signed (at least at that time).

However, looking at the site now, it's impossible to come away with any other idea if one wasn't familiar with the old site.

Dave_Johnson
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posted 05-15-2018 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_Johnson   Click Here to Email Dave_Johnson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the patch I was talking about is the one that's for sale on Charlie's site.

The DVD issue has been corrected.

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