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Lunarlock
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posted 06-05-2008 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunarlock   Click Here to Email Lunarlock     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For a while now I have been trying to find a way to have a 10x8 photo of Mr Aldrin on the moon personalised and signed for me by the man himself. My preference is for him to sign my own photo rather than one provided by him or anyone else.

As I live in the UK and was unable to attend Mr Aldrin's last Autographica appearance I am not sure as to the best way to go about doing this.

I have tried writing to the dealers listed on the Buzz Aldrin website and also to Mr Aldrin directly via the same website but all to no avail.

I am now thinking of using the address listed here on cS for Mr Aldrin (i.e. the c/o Assante address).

Does anyone know if this address remains valid for an autograph request such as mine?

Furthermore, does anyone know what his current signing and inscription fees are?

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posted 06-05-2008 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Free, if you can get to meet him in person in public, not at the greed-for-all events.

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A few years ago I met Aldrin in person in Brussels. At a moment I was alone with him and my daughter in a small mess room. He asked my daughter to open his cola bottle, but refused that I made a photo of it. So I didn't even ask a signature...

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posted 07-02-2008 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikeh   Click Here to Email mikeh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the same question.

Has anyone had recent success sending in something for signing using the address on cS and the currently listed fees?

Do you recommend getting prior approval or just sending?

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posted 10-11-2008 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DSeuss5490   Click Here to Email DSeuss5490     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone been sucessful recently with the c/o Assante address for Buzz Aldrin?

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posted 10-11-2008 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure what address to use for Aldrin these days, but I have heard he now requests a $350 base fee for signatures sent to him. You might want to write first for details before sending anything for signing.

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Originally posted by Wehaveliftoff:
Free, if you can get to meet him in person in public, not at the greed-for-all events.
I believe your chances of getting him in person for free are slim to none nowadays, as Buzz is well aware of the value of his signature. I saw him a few months ago in San Jose and it was just me, one other collector, and Buzz. He not only refused to sign, but wouldn't even let me get a picture with him. While other astronauts like Armstrong and Schmitt don't sign, they are still quite personable when you meet them. The same can not be said for Buzz.

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posted 10-14-2008 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regardless of how Buzz "values" his signature IMHO its not worth anything remotely close to $350. You can pick up many signed glossies for exactly half that amount... and that's realistically what the price of his signature SHOULD BE.

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Well said, Derek. The upcoming show(s) will indicate just how valid the "because I'm worth it" argument is. Personally I have two Apollo 11 completions (at what? $1,000? $1,500? each) and I'm done. He's not the only one who's pricing himself out of the market as the credit crunch and people having had their fill - let alone resale values for most astronauts now being BELOW their signing fee - will see declining demand in my opinion. I've already started switching from signatures to flown memorabilia as the thrill of obtaining a heavily-paid-for autograph, grudgingly-given, waned a long time ago.

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I have had very pleasant experiences with Buzz at personal appearances (and book signings) over the years. With the possible exceptions of Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt, Buzz has been as accommodating in person as any of the pioneering (pre-STS) astronauts I have met. He provided autographs (free) and gladly posed for photographs at events I have attended.

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I too have met Buzz on many occasions over the years. I've always found him to be "all business". Sure, he puts up a good front when he's PAID to do a book-signing or other personal appearance. It's a different story when he's not paid. In recent years, with him becoming more and more aware of the value of his signature, the "all-business" side has surfaced much more.

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Originally posted by gliderpilotuk:
He's not the only one who's pricing himself out of the market as the credit crunch and people having had their fill - let alone resale values for most astros now being BELOW their signing fee - will see declining demand IMO.

A very telling statement you made, Paul. You were not the only one to notice this condition during Regency's auction last week.

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I went the cheap route and got two signatures one in a book the other on the COA for the book! Just went to Easton Press and bought the Spaceflight book he signed!

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posted 10-16-2008 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark Zimmer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, that's a good route for getting a bargain signature that you can feel confident about.

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posted 01-24-2009 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Flying Dutchman   Click Here to Email Flying Dutchman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone tell me if and/or when Buzz stopped signing through the mail?

Can anyone tell me when he started his website and thus started to sell through autograph organisations?

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posted 01-25-2009 01:46 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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Can anyone tell me if and/or when Buzz stopped signing through the mail?
Unless he has recently decided to stop, I believe Aldrin continues to sign for his fee through the mail.

He also works with several autograph dealers, including those listed on his website but others as well (Farthest Reaches, for example).

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I meant when did he stop signing for free. Sorry my mistake. But when did he start his website?

I wrote him in 1984 directly and received my personalised WSS photo. But I was wondering when did he stop doing so and started a website and started to ask a fee?

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posted 02-09-2009 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just saw Buzz Aldrin on "TMZ" that infamous TV show which videos "celebs". Buzz was on there, he signed an autograph and took a photo op with some guy (only showed him doing one, but could've done several). This 1st week of Feb 2009.

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But when did he start his website?
BuzzAldrin.com first came online in 1996, in support of the release of "Encounter With Tiber". At the time, he was still signing for free, as I recall his signing autographs for literally hundreds of people at the National Space Society's Race for Space, though he also attended his first space show that year (organized by The Space Source, then AVD, in College Park, Maryland).

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Buzz has signed a great many books over the years. It's still possible to find signed books fairly cheaply, even aside from the Easton Press book. The last second hand book I obtained that was signed by Buzz cost about 20% of his current base signing fee.

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posted 02-18-2009 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DSeuss5490   Click Here to Email DSeuss5490     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And that children's book he put out a few years ago was available, signed, for just $15.00.

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Personally speaking, I've always thought that signed books are the best value in autographs! You can read the book, display it on a shelf, pass it round without worry... And, on release, particularly, they tend to be inexpensive. Harrison Schmitt's and Alan Bean's are cases in point.

As for Buzz: if you shop around, you can get an authentic signature in either of his 'interesting' novels for $30: less than a tenth of his base fee!

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posted 02-20-2009 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same for signed DVDs or CDs.

I prefer them actually, yes, you can watch the dvd and listen to the cd and get added satisfaction from them.

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Aldrin's interpretation at Spacefest 2009 of "multi-signed Apollo 11" items was different than what I thought was common sense. Since he was charging $200 more for a multi-signed item, I went to his booth first to get him to be the first to sign my five items. He explained that multi-signed meant that he would charge the extra $200 per item for any item that COULD be signed by more than one member of the crew, whether it was actually signed by them or not at that time. I thought that was incredible but I didn't want to stand there and make a Federal case out of it, but he put me $1K over budget before I even went to my second booth!

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My only frustration was that Aldrin's interpretation of "multi-signed Apollo 11" items was different than what I thought was common sense.
Very sorry to hear how Buzz has MIS-INTERPERATED the multi-signed Apollo 11 fee.

IMHO, he screwed you over royally and I believe that the Spacefest team should address that with him. Did you get a receipt? At least at the ASF show you got a receipt for anything you had signed and it was marked on the receipt what the item was. And to think that at the last Spacefest show the fee to sign an item previously devoid of signatures was $175... now for an item that CAN be signed by the Apollo 11 crew (but his will be the first signature) the fee is $550. I joked with some friends recently that it won't be long before Buzz is $500 per... looks like that I was correct but much sooner than I anticipated.

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My only frustration was that Aldrin's interpretation of "multi-signed Apollo 11" items was different than what I thought was common sense.
Unbelievable... but there again, probably not. So if Collins hadn't been there he would have charged less? I wonder what the next variation on fee-inflation will be.

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Hopefully Buzz won't ruin the event for the true fans hoping to get his autograph, but that is ridiculous. Why even have a multi-signature fee? Technically, couldn't ANYTHING get multi-signed? Even a blank index card? Another poor showing by Aldrin.... I'm scared to hear what comes next out of that guy.

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Yes, astronauts have the right to charge whatever people are willing to pay. But what Aldrin has done at this event goes beyond that: saying he has one fee for most things and a higher fee for multi-signED items, then suddenly charging that higher fee for NON-multi-signed items that MIGHT LATER be signed by someone else. Which, as stated above, could include a blank index card.

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I always thought multi-signed fees were a bit ridiculous, charging extra to those admirers who had undertaken the work (and expense) to collect other signatures on an item first. But to charge extra because an item might have other signatures added to it someday is beyond ridiculous. Anybody who was already willing to pay his $350 base fee has already proven themselves to be an admirer (since no dealer would pay that rate). To then attempt to extract even more money from fans for "what if" items is without precedent. I feel sorry for any fans of Buzz who were treated like this. Hopefully some people had the courage to walk away from his table after being told the fee.

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Ready for the Buzz story? I had two crew completions and a baseball signed by others. Completions were $550 and the ball was $750. I offered $1500 rather than the $1800. They were having none of that -- no discounts of any kind! Further, they wanted $1500 for the ball alone since it was multi-signed; $750 was the price for an unsigned ball. Buzz argues that he wasn't a baseball player and that he tries to discourage people from getting balls signed. So, for $1500, I guess he becomes a baseball player. (?)

So, I take the ball off the table, literally and figuratively. I tried to get a reduced price for the two photos. Buzz and the young woman representing him filibustered me for a couple minutes that they know how much value Buzz adds to these photos, and that these photos "will be worth a lot." I reminded her that they already are because Armstrong is on them. Buzz jumps back in and says that they try not to differentiate between who (Armstrong v. Collins) is worth more. At this point, I wonder what we're all arguing about. So, believing she is his daughter-in-law (and an attorney), and being in law school myself, I seek to pinpoint the problem. I ask, "So, what's the issue? What is it we're trying to figure out?" If there are no discounts, fine, I get that. But I don't need Buzz to make himself look worse than he is by filibustering me about value, value, value. So, she charges $550 for the one, $450 for the other one (a "partial completion" since she didn't see Neil, who was very light), and $50 for the mission one the second photo. I pay the $1050, he signed them beautifully (I'll give him credit for that) , and away I went.

I'm in the Collins line, and hear about the Buzz experience of the guy in front of me. He had his own photo and silver pen. The pen died after "B". Buzz allowed him to get another photo, but not one the guy actually wanted. Buzz absolutely refused a refund. Class act.

Rumor has it fees are about to increase again.

My girlfriend came to the show thinking Buzz was the nice, sweet old guy she saw on TV who would do anything to accommodate. She now sees what I've been telling her. She went there wanting a picture with him; she left not wanting one. Thanks, Buzz! You make a great #2.

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A good friend took an 8x10 multi-signed moon litho of mine to the ASF show last November with a view to getting some extra signatures.

Unfortunatly for me Buzz was one of the signatures I needed, he charged $600 for the privilege this was the same fee he was charging for an Apollo 11 completion.

Needless to say that is the last dollar Buzz gets out of me.

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I'm amazed by the idea of charging a multi-signABLE fee.

I would also strongly contest the idea that Buzz's signature on multi-signed items adds anything more than the value of his base fee (and here I'm talking more $150-250 than $350) to the overall item.

This applies to Apollo 11 crew items as well as general mixed items. Compare the prices of Armstrong-only sigs on RR and those for crew items and you won't find a great deal of difference. In many cases they actually fetch LESS than uninscribed Armstrong WSS portraits. Where there is a positive difference in values it's definitely not of the order of the combined fees of Collins and Aldrin even without any extra completion fees.

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Whilst people bemoan the fact his fee has increased and this new incredible fee for "possible other signature space" I can't help but feel perhaps now the time has come for people to vote with their feet.

Stop paying his signing charges and that way he might get the message.

At the end of the day however, whilst ever people keep paying him, no matter how high a fee he decides he wants to charge, Buzz will be happy to accept it.

When I first met him in 2005 I paid about $130 for his signature with "Apollo 11" added and that was to a "multi signed" moon picture with other Apollo era astro's on it.

Since then, his fee seems to have gone up every year and the latest "well you may get it signed by someone else" fee is just the icing on the cake.

As I said though, whatever his signing fee may be, whilst ever people pay what he asks, he will be happy to charge it. Don't be surprised come July if it hasn't gone up again.

To me it's a real shame this, as there are a lot of people out there adults and children alike who are no less the space enthusiasts that we are, who do want to be inspired by him, and look up to him for what ever reason, but alas some of whom simply can't afford to pay to have his "autograph" and that really saddens me.

It seems that Buzz's current autograph fee for example could be equal to 6 weeks welfare/social security to some space enthusiasts! It kind of puts it into perspective really.

These people are no less enthusiastic than we are but they will maybe never get the chances that we have had, I find that really sad too.

To me, with some, it's a little like football/soccer has got, it is all about money, commercial possibilities, finance and not the real fans, who at the end of the day are the people who really matter!

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Unfortunately, Buzz is not the first to be led down this path. At the Burbank show some years ago, Tom Stafford's "agent", "handler", or whatever he refers to himself as put the same notion in Stafford's head.

"Why should I charge you the base fee when I know you're just going to go over there and get it signed by Cernan?" I was asked by the sidekick.

Well, I had none of that. I said "no thanks" and walked away.

The sad truth is that some "representatives," however temporary they may be, seek to maximize profit for the celebrity and for themselves by charging a premium for items such as those mentioned. Not in all cases...the astros are able to set their rates as they wish, but it is pretty hard to swallow when you see some of the regular "agents" whispering things in the ear that would otherwise have gone unnoticed.

No offense to those who facilitate an astronaut's appearance at an event and simply assist them during the event. Many people here have generously donated their time at many of these shows to keep things running smoothly.

The true class acts reject these kinds of suggestions and sign willingly for the advertised fee. Cernan is a prime example. All sorts of additional fees may be posted, but he rarely charges anything more than base fee. A true gentleman who seems to really enjoy doing these shows. Equal credit goes to Charlie Duke, Al Bean, Dick Gordon, even Dave Scott. There are many others as we all know.

It's no surprise why some of the guys no longer do these signings. It's one thing to have an enjoyable time talking to interested people, particularly kids, and giving them something to take home to remember the day and in equal return for their investment. But when some guy sits next to you all day long trying to fund his own retirement plan on your product and reputation, it would turn my stomach after a while too.

Not only will I refuse to pay the fees demanded by these parasites, I will never purchase any signed items from their websites. It's embarrasing to me as a "common" collector to watch these guys jam up the line at the signing table to get stacks of photos multi-signed at the base fee they are unwilling to accept.

Go get a real job. Astronaut autographs are not going to allow you to retire to a quiet strip of beach somewhere.

At some point, Buzz will simply price himself out of the market, as he did long ago for me.

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At the end of the day Bizz or is that Buzz is his own man and he doesnt need to be led by agents or other people.

It is a shame that it has come to this.

I agree though that some of the other guys are delightful, Charlie Duke is just a fantastic guy, he sat and signed a free autograph for 400 people at the event I organised, Buzz on the other hand at a similar event wanted £90/$140 per signature at the time.

It's about time some of these major events were organised on a "non profit" basis and any profits if made are donated to charity maybe for those less fortunate than the rest of us.

Im sure I heard heard that at some events the astronauts are charged a fee to attend and then they set a price for the their auto less a percentage for the organisers too?

Maybe Buzz knows something we don't...

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Probably just me being thick but why does everybody keep moaning about Buzz'z prices.

The consensus on cS seems to be that Armstrong has every right NOT to sign (I concur with that) so hasn't Buzz got the right to sign for free, not sign, or charge what he likes?

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Yep and as I keep pointing out, whilst ever people keep paying his prices he will continue to charge such large fees, thus making it a rich man's hobby and not for everyone.

I wonder if people would moan if it was Armstrong signing for $1000 a time or Gagarin if he was still here? I doubt it. But then again they were the first to do what they did

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Probably just me being thick but why does everybody keep moaning about Buzz'z prices.
If the average collector had unlimited funds then it might not be so much of a problem... But MOST of us are collecting on a budget.

Of course he can charge what he wants. But if you are attending these shows and you notice how his fees have rocketed it is bound to p*ss you off. Spacefest 2007 base fee $175. Spacefest 2009 base fee $350 (but with the added caveat that he can apply an additional $200 to any Apollo item).

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I quite agree, I was merely pointing out that at least he does sign whereas Mr. Armstrong won't for any money but seems to attract few moans.

Oh, and being a Mortgage Broker I am a little light on funds as well!

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Personally I paid no notice to the fees for Spacefest as I did not attend. But I presume all those that did knew the fees in advance and were prepared to pay them.

The tone of the thread currently was set not by the fees but rather by the fact the "goal posts" were moved mid show... and with the manner with which they were moved.


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