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Nigel Mc
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From: Sheffield, UK
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posted 02-20-2011 05:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nigel Mc   Click Here to Email Nigel Mc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What does everyone think about someone getting a signed book, then cutting out the signature and mounting it?

Is this common? What do you think?

GACspaceguy
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From: Guyton, GA
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posted 02-20-2011 05:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my opinion, it is your book; do with it as you please.

On the other hand if you are riding the fence in what to do, I would suggest that if it is a rare book, leave it alone. If it is a more modern book carefully remove the signed page and obtain your signature as you wish, then donate the book to your local school for their library.

fredtrav
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posted 02-20-2011 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I hate to see a book cut up. it is your decision. I do agree with GAC that if it is a rare book, do not cut it. An autographed copy of Carrying the Fire for example should not be cut for the signature.

The signature on some more common books can be taken and made into a nice display. Sometimes these are worth more than the book. I have seen cut signatures sell for more than a signed book. James Irwin is a good example.

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