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JasonB
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posted 04-07-2013 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonB   Click Here to Email JasonB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Tykeanaut:
I am now trying to decide whether to have the NASA booklet "On the Moon with Apollo 17" or his iconic flag and rover photo signed?
Decide which one you like the best and get that one signed. Regardless of value you'll always be drawn to the things you like best.

I met him at last years ASF show and he was beyond nice. His handshake was so forceful that my photo with him looks like we're armwrestling. He even signed that photo of me and him for free when I was paying to get some other items signed. One of the best astronaut experiences I had there. If you ever get the chance to meet him grab it.

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posted 08-11-2013 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does Gene Cernan sign books for free still. Also, can I send in other items for him the sign?

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posted 08-11-2013 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes. No.

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posted 08-11-2013 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it's the other way round, No and Yes.

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posted 08-11-2013 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unless he's changed his policy, he'll sign his autobiography (one copy per person) for free if you send him a postage-paid return envelope. I don't think he signs any other items free through the mail.

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posted 08-11-2013 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Correct, at least with regards to his book and the most recent response from his office. For other memorabilia, Cernan charges a fee and only signs at autograph shows or through hosted custom signings.

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posted 09-19-2013 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Captain Cernan recently kindly signed my copy of his book in the mail for free (just included postage).

Nicely personalized with an inscription and dated. Took 5 weeks to get back to me in Ireland.

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posted 09-20-2013 03:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does he sign the book for free in person (at Autograph shows), when he's charging for other stuff?

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posted 09-20-2013 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really do doubt that he would, but there is no harm in asking.

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posted 09-23-2013 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jvertrees   Click Here to Email jvertrees     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This experience is a couple of years old but I had him sign a photo for me at a show for his fee and asked if he will sign a copy of his book. He politely refused but did give me the address to send it to him and said he would sign it then. I sent it and he did sign it with a very nice inscription for no fee. Be sure to include return postage.

When I sent the book I also asked if I can send a photo TTM to the address with his signing fee and was told that I can. I did that quickly and it was signed and returned quickly. That was maybe three years ago. Recent posts seem to indicate he does not want to deal with other items TTM any longer. It can be very time consuming and many of them have been doing it for years.

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posted 09-23-2013 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for utopia1   Click Here to Email utopia1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent Gene's book off and included a postage return fee and got it registered from my end. It turned out that the registered post to send it back to me in Ireland didn't cover the return of the book from Texas. Gene actually paid 18 dollars to have it sent back to me registered first class to Ireland! And the inscription was beautiful. Class act!

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posted 09-24-2013 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a quick question but I am looking at sending my copy of Capt. Cernan's book for him to sign, would anybody from the UK who has recent experience be able to tell me how much the return postage was as I have it in Dollar stamps and just need to know how many to attach, I also have additional dollars in add in case more postage is needed?

Thank you in anticipation of any response.

Tykeanaut
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posted 09-24-2013 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In 2011 I sent him a $20 dollar note (bill) plus a self-addressed jiffy envelope. I seem to recall the return postage was about $17 but whether this would cover it now?

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posted 09-24-2013 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NeilPearson   Click Here to Email NeilPearson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex, I sent my copy of his book to him in May. It came back to me, signed with a lovely inscription, in June and the return postage cost $22.30. I sent $25 cash with the book.

ApolloAlex
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posted 09-25-2013 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Chris and Neil, your replies are of great help.

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posted 09-25-2013 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I mailed my book to Captain Cernan also, got back a very nice inscription and signature.

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posted 10-30-2013 05:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Khedron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello, I would like your opinion. Send along with the book about ten $2 stamps for the cost of return shipping is a good idea? Thanks.

cycleroadie
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posted 10-30-2013 06:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well it has to be U.S. Postage, USPS stamps would work if you can get them. I did a quick calculation on the USPS website for a small package 1.4 lbs and first class was $20.45. Better to have TOO much postage than not enough.

I would recommend shipping the return packaging inside the package you send the book in, that's how I did it for a friend in Italy last year.

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posted 02-24-2014 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received back in the mail today my personalized, signed copy of Mr. Cernan's autobiography, and I couldn't be any happier! What a class act!

Skyguy48
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posted 04-16-2014 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyguy48   Click Here to Email Skyguy48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sent my "Last Man" book off to Gene on the 3rd March and received it back this morning, very quick if I knock off the 8 days delay the book had at O'Hare Chicago on the way to Texas. Fantastic long inscription.

Gene Cernan really truly has a lot of time for people, even when you meet him in person and ask for a quick photo, he will say "No, take your time and take two!"

My return postage from Texas to Scotland was $20.45. Lloyd you were pretty spot-on with you estimate.

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posted 04-16-2014 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_Johnson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent a copy of "Last Man on the Moon" to be signed for my 7 year old son in March, and received it back in less than 2 weeks from when I mailed it. Interestingly, when Gene dated the inscription, he wrote 3/2015 instead of 2014.


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