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neo1022
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posted 02-17-2014 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wanted to post an update on Kraft's continued willingness to sign. I sent him a nice personalized letter last month, and within a week he had emailed me back with a message that I could send him a copy of "Flight" for his signature. I did so, and he mailed back a nicely signed and inscribed copy about a week later. Class act, and a very nice man!

MCroft04
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posted 02-17-2014 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent him the book to sign about 10 years ago and included a few facts about myself in the included letter. Not only did he sign the book, the inscription complimented me. Pretty neat!

Daniel Lazecky
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posted 02-21-2014 04:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Lazecky   Click Here to Email Daniel Lazecky     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good day from Czech Republic. Yes, Kraft was a very kind person. Accommodating depreciate too. His contribution to my collection about 10 years ago back. Here you can also see.

astro-nut
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posted 02-22-2014 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wrote a letter to Chris Kraft back in the early 1980's and he responded back with a letter and autographed photo to me.

SpaceyInMN
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posted 02-24-2014 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been considering sending Mr. Kraft a photo and request for his autograph. If I do, I will post the results here, if I receive a response.

SpaceyInMN
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posted 03-20-2014 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received in the mail today two 8X10 photos nicely signed by Mr. Kraft. I had sent them on March 6. I'm thrilled to add these to my collection and appreciate Mr. Kraft's willingness to sign.

neo1022
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posted 03-26-2014 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did he sign the photos personalized or unpersonalized?

SpaceyInMN
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posted 03-27-2014 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He signed the photos unpersonalized. I'm not opposed to personalized signatures, as my collection is strictly for my own enjoyment and not for profit, but I never request a personalization when I send an item to be signed. I try to keep my requests as simple as possible to prevent any errors or to impose on the signer more than I already am by my autograph request.

neo1022
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posted 03-27-2014 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I understand. I was asking because many "free" signers insist on personalization in order to prevent the items from ending up on eBay as soon as they send them back! I've got a nice old NASA book with an essay by Kraft — I think I'll send it off to him for signing...

sprocketship
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posted 08-19-2014 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sprocketship     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm interested in your thoughts on this one.

I sent a letter of inquiry to Mr. Kraft asking if he would be willing to sign 2 photos for me. I included a self addressed stamped postcard. On the postcard, I asked that he check or circle "yes"or "no".

What I got back was his autograph signed between the yes and no on the postcard.

Not exactly what I was expecting.

I'm not sure if I should just send him a pair of stills and see if he will sign them or if I should leave the man alone.

Your thoughts?

neo1022
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posted 08-19-2014 11:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neo1022   Click Here to Email neo1022     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As of earlier this year, he was signing (and was quite nice in all interactions). Didn't seem put-out at all by the requests, as long as postage was included...

sprocketship
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posted 08-21-2014 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sprocketship     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please don't misunderstand me. I don't know if he was put off or not. I'm not trying to put words in his mouth.

I figured check Yes or No made sense. For all I know, he was busy, didn't even read the attached letter, saw there was a stamp on the postcard and signed it.

I just don't want to be a pest to Mr. Kraft by sending photos if he isn't receptive to them. Of course, the NASA enthusiast and collector in me wants to send them.

If I send them, the worst that can happen is that he sends them back unsigned or doesn't send them back at all...

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