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Al Sep
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posted 03-12-2009 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Al Sep   Click Here to Email Al Sep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In going through my signed items, I came across my Aldrin "visor" litho. I cannot for the life of me identify who this signatory is...Herbert?

Can anybody help identify this individual?

I initially and apparently, ignorantly assumed him to have been part of Wernher von Braun's team.

Many thanks in advance!

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posted 03-12-2009 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Konrad Dannenberg?

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posted 03-12-2009 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Al Sep   Click Here to Email Al Sep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm in agreement with you on the bottom sig...it's the one above it.

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posted 03-12-2009 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would say it is Herbert Bergeler.

(caveat - I have no idea whether this is his genuine signature - I just recognize the name...)

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posted 03-12-2009 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Al Sep   Click Here to Email Al Sep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Francis, my sincerest thanks...y'all are amazing!

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posted 03-27-2009 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay all of you autograph sleuths out there, any thoughts on who signed the second autograph from the top on this Apollo 8 PRS cover?

Kraft's, Low's, and Gilruth's sigs are pretty easily identified. But the second guy doesn't ring any bells here...

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posted 03-27-2009 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My guess would be George S. Trimble, Manned Spacecraft Center Deputy Director.

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posted 03-28-2009 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert! The scribbles certainly seem to match a Geo S Trimble, now that I know the name!

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posted 06-24-2012 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have recently acquired a collection of astronauts, cosmonaut and a few German scientists autographs. I would like it if anybody can help me identify a few of these signatures. Here comes the first:

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posted 06-24-2012 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The one on the left is Sigmund Jahn, and the one signed vertically on the right is Ulf Merbold (last name only).

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The two others are Bertalan Farkas and Dumitru Prunariu.

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posted 07-14-2012 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ghola   Click Here to Email Ghola     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a large group of signatures and trying to ID them. So far I have been able to identify 47 out of the 51 signatures. I did not want to post until I really hit a rock. So far, starting from top left and going counter clockwise I have:
  1.  
  2.  
  3. Judith Resnik
  4. Joe Engle
  5. Jon A McBride
  6. Vance Brand
  7. Joe Kerwin
  8. Owen Garriot
  9. Jack Robert Lousma
  10. James D.A. (Ox) Van Hoften
  11. Bob Stewart
  12. Sally Ride
  13. Steve Nagel
  14. Joseph P. Allen
  15. James F. Buchli
  16. Fredrick C. Gregory
  17. Fredrick H. Hauck
  18. Donald H. Peterson
  19.  
  20.  
  21. Robert L. Crippen
  22. Robert L. (Hoot) Gibson
  23. Steven A. Hawley
  24. Ronald E. McNair
  25. Norman E. Thagard
  26. Kathryn D. Sullivan
  27. Terry J. Hart
  28. Thomas K. Mattingly.
  29. Henry W. (Hank) Hartfield
  30. John W. Young
  31. Richard H. Truly
  32. William B. Lenoir
  33. Dale A. Gardener
  34. Anna Lee Fisher
  35. Ellison S. Onizuka
  36. John O. Creighton
  37. Fred Wallace Haise
  38. Paul J. Weitz
  39. Donald E. Williams
  40. Robert F. Overmyer
  41. Charles Gordon Fullerton
  42. Story Musgrave
  43. Micheal L. Coats
  44. Karol J. Bobko
  45. Daniel C. Brandenstein
  46. Loren J. Shriver
  47. John M. Fabian
  48. Margaret Rhea Seddon
  49. Karl G. Henize
  50. Don Leslie Lind
  51. Bruce McCandless II
They are signatures, not autopen, they trail off on the ends of lines, and all appear to match the signatures I have checked on line. I have been hitting ebay and a couple other sites to compare them. Some are pretty close to how the autopens show up. Some signed different from the autopen like Ox Van Hoften using his nickname or Judith Resnik signing as Judy, Bruce McCandless using II instead of 2nd. Some like Fred Gregory he compacted his signature so much to fit the space it was the last I figured out. Several were real easy some pretty hard reading or at least figuring out first letters etc.

Anyways here's the full photo.

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posted 07-14-2012 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
#2 is Alan Bean. Could #1 be Mullane (even though it's different from more recent examples) and #19 be Bluford?

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posted 07-14-2012 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
#1 looks more like Jeffrey Hoffman.

And without a better scan it's just a guess, but could No. 20 be Dave Walker?

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posted 07-14-2012 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ghola   Click Here to Email Ghola     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay here is a try at a couple close ups. Thank You. Looks like the first two are a match for Jeffrey Hoffman and Alan Bean.

I kept going for one with a "K" instead of a "A" on Alan's signature. And the top one looking for someone with "W" or "M" for the last name.

And the last two Sol Bl... And whatever below that.

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posted 07-14-2012 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As previously mentioned, #1 is Jeffrey Hoffman, #2 is Alan Bean and #20 is Dave Walker. I've matched all of them up with ones in my collection.

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posted 07-15-2012 04:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would have been most helpful for those who want to help you if you had prepared the scan properly:
  • by actually using a flatbed camera (instead of holding the piece in front of a mobile phone)
  • if you had numbered the signatures properly, using a graphic software.
I'm still wondering what signature 19 is - are you counting from the left or from the right?

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It has been really neat working on this. I am putting together a numbered data base with the bios of all the ones on this. Then burn a cd and attach it to the back so the names are always with the picture. Had a nice frame put on it today. I've got another one of about 30 names of folks who worked at Johnson in the background. During the early shuttle years. I am going to try to do the same for it. At least all of these are legible signatures. I really appreciate the help.

Looks like the only one left to ID is the Sal or Sol BL... one.

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posted 07-15-2012 05:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would be Guion Bluford as he was known to use two autograph patterns as an early astronaut in training before his first shuttle flight into space.

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posted 07-15-2012 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ghola   Click Here to Email Ghola     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I checked against several autographs. And it is off on places, but it matches enough where I'm sure its his signature. I found a couple of his first signatures. He changed how he wrote his "B"s. I think part of the problem on a bunch of the autographs was it was hung on the wall with a thumb tack and signed as people came in to the office.

Again I thank you all for your help on this.

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posted 07-20-2012 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anybody please help me identify this astronaut or cosmonaut signature which was signed at The Hermann Oberth Society e.V. in Salzburg on the 21 to 25 June 1984.

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posted 07-20-2012 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
The two others are Bertalan Farkas and Dumitru Prunariu.

Thanks Robert, I had missed this one as Bertalan Farkas.

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posted 07-20-2012 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anybody help me identify this autograph?

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posted 07-20-2012 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe it is Dietmar Bohme. I had a similar signature and if it is the man I researched, he was an East German who worked (ran) the Nessa observatory.

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posted 07-20-2012 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, it is very difficult to try and find the authors of these covers without you people out there.

I have another autograph which has similar stamps and it's seems it has the name of Ron Köhler, does anybody know who this person is, please can anyone help.

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posted 07-22-2012 01:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am also finding this one difficult to recognise can anyone help me please.

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posted 07-22-2012 06:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would early rocketeer Gerhard Zucker, mostly known for his experimental mail rocket flights during the 1930s.

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posted 07-22-2012 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ken, I do have another autograph which seems to be of Gerhard Zucker but I am not sure.

Hopefully this should be one of my last covers that I could not manage to recognise all three signatures. The first two are of Josef F. Blumrich and of Hermann Oberth but the last one I do not know can anybody help.

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posted 07-22-2012 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by alexbaja:
I have another autograph which has similar stamps and it's seems it has the name of Ron Köhler, does anybody know who this person is, please can anyone help.
Rather Horst Köhler.

Name of the German President 2004-2010. However, the autograph does not match. Some other guy of this name.

There is a similar piece for sale on a current auction, Lot 3449.

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I do have another autograph which seems to be of Gerhard Zucker but I am not sure.

...the first two are of Josef F. Blumrich and of Hermann Oberth but the last one I do not know can anybody help.


Definitely Zucker again on the top cover.

The 3rd autograph on the 2nd item is Erich von Däniken, a Swiss-born author who claims Earthly intelligence and culture came from extraterrestrials. Immensely popular in the 60s and 70s.

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posted 07-23-2012 02:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Jürgen for your reply.

The autograph of Horst Köhler does have some resemblance but I still do not understand why he might have autographed this cover as it seems that he had noting to do with rocketry in his life.

On the other hand the autograph of Erich von Däniken seems to be a likely candidate for the second cover but his signature seems to be very different, any suggestions?

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posted 07-23-2012 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think the Horst Köhler who signed the cover was Ex-President Köhler. The name is not that rare. Since we found an almost identical cover in this auction, I'd rather suspect this other Horst Köhler might have been involved in that rocketmail flight, but I can't tell you who he is.

The von Däniken signature resembles many of the autographs I found on the net, so I'm not sure what you are alluding to here.

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Originally posted by eurospace:
I don't think the Horst Köhler who signed the cover was Ex-President Köhler...

The von Däniken signature resembles many of the autographs I found on the net, so I'm not sure what you are alluding to here.


Thanks again Jürgen.

I might have found a Horst W. Köhler who is a German writer, one of his books is Rocket Propulsion Elements. I can not confirm his autograph but he seems to be a very likely candidate.

Is it possible to post a link for one of the von Däniken signatures please?

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posted 07-25-2012 08:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I trying to determine who's signatures these are? These are astronauts who were part of the 1986 and earlier years of the space shuttle program. These come from a multi-signed litho of the Space Shuttle Columbia landing.

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posted 07-25-2012 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sikotic19   Click Here to Email sikotic19     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary, the middle one is probably Dick Richards. The top one I don't recognize, but there are also two other names on the litho I don't recognize either so maybe it has a couple non-astronauts?

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I think you are right, it looks like Richard (Dick) Richards.

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I have no idea at all if this is his signature, but in looking at the scan, the signature in the first scan from the multi-signed shuttle litho looks to me like it says "John N. Shoosmith".

I decided to google the name, and what do you know, there was/is a John N. Shoosmith associated with the NASA Langley Research Center, who worked in Trajectory Software.

That might be a place to start anyway.

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I wonder if you can identify the signature in the lower-left corner of this photo. The other two are Ken Bowersox and Vladimir Dezhurov.

Thanks for any help!

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posted 08-31-2012 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to say this is Sergei Revin, but I'd appreciate a better opinion.

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I think it is Dmitri Kondratiyev's signature.

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Yes it is. Thanks!


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