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posted 10-12-2012 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space-coins   Click Here to Email space-coins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need some help identifying some signatures on a postal sheet. The only one I can read is 'Richard Shaff' — I think he is the designer of the souvenir sheets, but don't know for sure.

The other ones are supposed to be astronaut signatures... anyone out there who knows which astronaut? Thanks!

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posted 10-12-2012 11:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The shuttle photo is signed by Bill Readdy. I'm not sure about the other one, but it kinda looks like it could be a hurried Chris Kraft.

Also, the stamp designer's name was Richard Sheaff.

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posted 12-28-2012 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A cS reader has requested assistance identifying the following two autographs:

Neil DC
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posted 12-28-2012 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil DC   Click Here to Email Neil DC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bottom one looks like Michel Tognini.

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posted 12-30-2012 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could the top space shuttle cover be John Grunsfeld?

MikeDee
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posted 03-14-2013 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am new here so please bear with me. I recently obtained a large space memorabilia collection from my dad with a lot of Russian space books and autographs. I have been doing some research and I am have some difficulty learning who these autographs are.

I have posted a link with the hopes that someone can help decipher these. One of these books has 32 different autographs on it the other about 10. I hope to hear from someone. Thanks in advance for your help.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

Lev M
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posted 03-14-2013 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lev M   Click Here to Email Lev M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MikeDee:
I have been doing some research and I am have some difficulty learning who these autographs are.
The first screen
    Top half, left to right

  1. V. Afanasyev
  2. V. Kubasov (top left)
  3. A. Leonov
  4. -- ???
  5. -- ???
  6. A. Alexandrov (USSR, not Bulgary)

    Bottom half, left to right

  7. -- ???
  8. V. Titov
  9. -- ??? (bottom right)
  10. A. Serebrov
Please correct me if I am wrong.

Neil DC
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posted 03-14-2013 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil DC   Click Here to Email Neil DC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To follow on from Lev M.

The first screen
Top half, left to right

V. Afanasyev
V. Kubasov (top left)
A. Leonov
G. Stekalov
S. Krikalev
A. Alexandrov (USSR, not Bulgaris)
Bottom half, left to right
Y. Kondakova
V. Titov
A. Serebrov
N. Budarin (Bottom in green)

Neil DC
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posted 03-14-2013 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil DC   Click Here to Email Neil DC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Misspelled - should be Gennady Strekalov.

The other scans are easier because the names are also nicely spelled in cyrilic though not all were collected.

2+5) Romanenko, Grechko, Dzhanibekov, Makarov, Gubarev, Remek, Kovalyonok, Ivanchenkov, Klimuk, Hermaszewski, Bykovsky, Jahn

3+4) Lyahkov, Ryumin, Rukavishnikov (missing), Ivanov, Kubasov, Farkas, Malyshev, Aksyonov, Gorbatko, Tuan, Romanenko, Tamayo-Mendez, Kizim, Makarov, Strekalov

6)Kovalyonok, Savinykh, Dzhanibekov, Gurragcha, Popov, Prunariu

Nicely in order of launch!

MikeDee
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posted 03-17-2013 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW, you guys are so helpful and this will be a great reference moving forward. I can't thank you enough. I am having a lot of fun learning about this stuff.

MikeDee
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posted 04-07-2013 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a Project Mercury first day cover with two autographs on it. One of them I think is Gordon Cooper but I can not figure out who the other is. If anyone can I help I would really appreciate it. Here is the photo.

Thanks for any help anyone could provide.

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posted 04-07-2013 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like Eugene Kranz.

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posted 04-07-2013 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely Gene Kranz and Gordon Cooper.

MikeDee
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posted 04-07-2013 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys rock. Thanks so much for the help. And so quick too.

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posted 04-18-2013 01:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a space shuttle commemorative booklet published soon after the Challenger disaster. On a page showing a shuttle launch, there are about 30 autographs. I recognize some of them as German scientists who came to America as part of Operation Paper Clip in 1945. They are: Konrad Dannenberg, Karl Heimburg, Eberhard Rees, Gerhard Reisig, Ernst Stuhlinger, and perhaps Walter Häussermann.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would let me know if you recognize any other autographs, their approximate location, and if any of these autographs are particularly rare. I thank you in advance.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 04-18-2013 06:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, all signatures from the above shuttle launch photo from Press Site 39 appear to be German/US rocket "Paperclip" specialists of the original von Braun team.

Just off hand, others not mentioned are Oscar Holderer, Helmut Horn, Wilhelm Angele, Werner Sieber, Bernard Tessmann, Dieter Drau, Werner Voss, Walter Wiesman, Hans Palaoro, Max Nowak, Fritz Mueller, Otto Hoberg, Herbert Bergeler, Walter Jacobi, Gustav Kroll, Werner Rosinski, along with a few others that I can't see too well at the moment, but can get them for you later if needed as time permits.

Overall, a nice selection of rocket pioneers from the original team.

Meanwhile, if Bob McLeod sees this, he may "fill in" the other names for you as I know he is a regular viewing of this site.

Interesting to note the shuttle-related photo signed by more than 30 rocketeers.

For many of my personal shuttle launch viewings, my "station" in covering a liftoff at the shuttle press site was near the flag pole that you can see in this image.

For this particular liftoff, though, I don't see myself or other known news media or public affairs reps that would be covering with me nearby the flag pole area just a few yards to the north of the big countdown clock.

Do you know what mission it pertains to?

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posted 04-18-2013 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken, in addition to the names you identified, I found a few more:
  • ?
  • Oscar Holderer
  • Helmut Horn
  • Wilhelm Angele
  • Herbert Bergeler
  • Walter W. Jacobi
  • Karl Heimburg
  • Werner Sieber
  • Gerhard Drawe
  • Bernhard Tessmann
  • Willi Schulze
  • Dieter Grau
  • Gerhard H. R. Reisig
  • Walter Wisemann
  • Ernst Stuhlinger

  • Hans R. Palaoro
  • Guenter Haukohl
  • Gustav Kroll
  • Max Nowak
  • ?
  • Otto ?
  • Hans Fichtner
  • Hans Hosenthien
  • Art Rudolph
  • Eberhard F. R. Rees
  • Willi ?
  • Walter Haeusserman
  • Fritz Müller
  • Konrad Dannenberg
  • Hubert Kroh
  • Werner K. Rosinski
  • Werner Voss
  • Herfurth?

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posted 04-18-2013 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you both (and Bob, who has e-mailed me) for your help!

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posted 05-06-2013 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a Russian space book with an autograph on it but I can not figure out who it is. Any help would be great.

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posted 05-06-2013 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's the signature of the same person named on the opposite page in Cyrillic - Pyotr Klimuk.

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posted 05-07-2013 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you so much for the reply. Very helpful.

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posted 06-11-2013 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmcmurrey   Click Here to Email mmcmurrey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody recognize the first and last signatures here?

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posted 06-11-2013 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think Mary Ellen Weber and Fred Gregory.

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posted 06-11-2013 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First one I don't recognize. Last one could be Fred Gregory.

Good luck!

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posted 06-11-2013 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely Mary Weber and Fred Gregory. Both match signatures in my collection.

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posted 06-12-2013 01:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes Mary Ellen Weber and Fred Gregory.

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Originally posted by BMckay:
I think Mary Ellen Weber and Fred Gregory.

Thanks to all for the info!

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posted 07-05-2013 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cleaning up, found a 1999 letter from Star City with this signature on it. Another cosmonaut or a secretary?

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posted 07-06-2013 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lev M   Click Here to Email Lev M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He is not one of the cosmonauts, he is their coach (senior instructor, according to the scan) Alexander Aguntsov.

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posted 07-06-2013 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! I guess I'll file it in the recycling bin.

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posted 07-29-2013 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone help tell me what autographs these are? There is also an inscription. These are form a space collection of Russian books my dad gave to me. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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posted 07-30-2013 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
3rd page, lower left corner in blue is Valery Bykovsky.

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posted 07-30-2013 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Top: looks like Malyshev and Rozhdestvensky to me, both deceased.

Middle: Lazarev, also deceased.

Bottom: Popovich, Shonin, Filipchenko, Gubarev, Dyomin, Bykovsky, Rukavizhnikkov, Glazkov

Lev M
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posted 07-30-2013 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lev M   Click Here to Email Lev M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The inscription says:
"To Lebedev (last name) Vadim Mikhailovich with the wishes of good luck and happiness. Cosmonauts ("cosmonauts-pilots" to be exact) {signatures, dates}"

MikeDee
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posted 10-07-2013 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was looking through some more of the collectibles my dad gave to me and came across these items. Two of them look like some kind of letters, one is a Russian space envelope and one is a book with what looks like a bunch of signatures on it.

Can anyone tell me who they are of or if the letters have any significance? I appreciate any help anyone could offer.

SpaceSteve
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posted 10-07-2013 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the book above, I believe the blue signature is Andrian Nikolayev, the signature at bottom left is Vladimir Komorov, and the one at bottom right is Valeri Kubasov.

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posted 10-07-2013 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neil DC   Click Here to Email Neil DC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One out of three correct on the book. It is Nikolayev but the rest are as follows. Left hand side down: Shatalov, Lebedev, Y. Romanenko, Kovalyonok. right hand side down: Zholobov, Nikolayev, Shonin, Glazkov, Zudov.

I guess we shall see this on eBay shortly?

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posted 10-08-2013 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the cover, this is probably a flown one (see the pentagonal cancellation). It was signed by Alexandrov, Viktorenko and Syrian cosmonaut Muhammad Fares.

Lev M
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posted 10-08-2013 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lev M   Click Here to Email Lev M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first letter has an autograph of Korolev. The second one is a translation.

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posted 10-08-2013 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeDee   Click Here to Email MikeDee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone. I always appreciate all your help here. And you are right, these items probably will end up on eBay. Gotta put food on the table.


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