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schnappsicle
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posted 06-22-2015 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Every time I go into a new city, I check out the local used bookstores to see if I can find any bargains. I didn't find a book yesterday, but I think I landed something even better.

While flipping through some space books, I came across a piece of paper signed by Buzz Aldrin. He wrote "Encounter With Tiber" below his signature. The paper itself has a letterhead from one of the major airlines (maybe Continental, I can't remember for sure). While I'm not into putting cut signatures below a photograph, this piece would be perfect for just such an ensemble, should I ever decide to do such a project.

Dooku1996
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posted 06-26-2015 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dooku1996   Click Here to Email Dooku1996     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got back my copy of "Homesteading Space" from Jack Lousma!!! Its long journey is now complete. It has been signed by all Skylab astronauts with the exception of Conrad. It has been a long time but it is finally complete.

Daugherty54
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posted 07-09-2015 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My latest from the Cernan signing. It goes well with my 1/6 figure:

gareth89
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Originally posted by gareth89:
It's definitely my intention to add Buzz, my fear is that I might not get the opportunity.
I did it... Just got an email from Buzz the other day, can't wait to get my crew litho back! It'll be a beans and toast diet for a while by the looks of my bank balance though!

18blue78
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posted 08-23-2015 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 18blue78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That looks great. I'm sure when you get it back those beans on toast will taste like caviar. Well done.

davidcwagner
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posted 08-23-2015 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Purchased Alan Bean's "That's How it Felt to Walk on the Moon - Apollo 12 Crew Signed" from eBay (111739392484).

The listing only showed Alan Bean and Charles Conrad signatures. The Richard Gordon signature was a pleasant surprise.

Skythings
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posted 08-25-2015 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skythings   Click Here to Email Skythings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received a Virgil Grissom and Alan Shepard autograph from a delightful lady who met the duo in June 1961. This is only my second astronaut autograph.

18blue78
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Since I last posted on this thread I've had a very busy few months adding to my collection.

Thanks to the Space Lectures event;

  • Eileen Collins STS-93 signed photo.
Thanks to the Cosmic-Con event;
  • Al Worden 'Falling to Earth'.
  • Jack Lousma STS-3 signed photo.
  • Kathy Thornton STS-61 signed photo.
  • Don Thomas beautifully inscribed 'Orbit of Discovery' and STS-70 signed photo.
Thanks to info from Astroaddies;
  • Bob Crippen STS-1 signed photo.
  • Donald Peterson STS-6 signed photo.
  • Guion Bluford STS-8 signed photo.
  • Susan Helms STS-64 signed photo.
  • Rich Clifford STS-76 signed photo.
  • Janet Kavandi STS-99 signed photo.
  • Robert Cenker signed cover.
  • John Grunsfeld signed litho.
  • Anna Lee Fisher signed litho.
  • Gene Kranz signed copy of his book 'Failure is not an Option' and a signed photo of him in Mission Control.
  • Chris Kraft signed copy of his book 'Fight' and a signed photo of him in Mission Control.
Thanks to the Association of Space Explorers;
  • Tom Jones signed copy of his book 'Space Walking' personally inscribed and STS-98 signed photo.
Thanks to One Giant Leap;
  • Bill Oefelein STS-116 signed photo.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 09-15-2015 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me and Norm - John Herrington and Norm Abram at Kennedy Space Center, where an episode of "This Old House" was filmed.

Daugherty54
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posted 12-22-2015 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My latest, courtesy of a friend in Houston.

John Aaron of the "SCE to Aux" call:

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 12-28-2015 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since I'm unlikely to get any more by year's end, for 2015 -

Added to "Space Shuttle: The First 20 Years": Mike Foreman; Clay Anderson; Ellen Ochoa; Kevin Ford; Brewster Shaw; Megan McArthur; Jean_François Clervoy; Claude Nicollier; Duane Carey; Jim Newman; Christer Fuglesang; Bob Thirsk; Bill Oefelein; Jean-Loup Chretien; Tammy Jernigan; Jeff Wisoff; Bruce Melnick; Kent Rominger; Joe Tanner; and Tom Akers.

Photos included: Peggy Whitson; Reid Wiseman; Bob Cabana; Charlie Bolden; Woody Spring; Terry Virts; Dan Tani; Steve Swanson; Butch Wilmore; John Herrington; Anne McClain; Loren Shriver; and Rakesh Sharma.

cycleroadie
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posted 01-16-2016 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA astronaut Drew Morgan signed litho:

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-15-2016 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Working on completing a post-Challenger crew: Norman Thagard on a print of a Shuttle-Centaur launch.

I've had the print for at least a dozen years, been working on getting it signed for about seven. Just need Ron Grabe and I'll have the living members of 61F and G, including John Fabian, whom Thagard replaced.

Tallpaul
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posted 04-20-2016 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tallpaul   Click Here to Email Tallpaul     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of my colleagues returned from a conference and he walked into my office and gave me a piece of paper with Kathy Sullivan's autograph and mission numbers on it. It was also inscribed to me.

randy
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posted 04-20-2016 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got a cover signed by Mike Foreman.

fredtrav
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posted 06-17-2016 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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...it may be harder to find a "First on the Moon" that I can afford.
Finally got one of my holy grails for my book collection, "First on the Moon" signed by Neil Armstrong.

SkyMan1958
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posted 06-28-2016 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Given that Michael Collins, Dick Gordon and Al Worden were at Spacefest VII, I thought it might be fun to get a 16" by 20" picture of an Apollo command module (specifically the Columbia) signed by the command module pilot astronauts, as well as their thoughts about the machine.

Michael Collins signed, but aside from mission designation did not add any words (as I knew was the case before having him sign). Al added, "This photograph shows the best time I had during my flight!" Dick's comments were quite heartfelt, "A view that I have not had the pleasure of experiencing" (e.g. he never saw the CSM from a detached LM).

Jurg Bolli
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posted 07-05-2016 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to Jeremy Theoret I now have a signed Vance Brand book in my bookcase, thanks a lot!

randy
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posted 07-06-2016 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm adding a Jim Lovell signed Lost Moon to my collection.

Ironman
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posted 07-12-2016 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman   Click Here to Email Ironman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Buzz Aldrin was a recent addition to my collection of one metre wide aluminium mission patches. He joins Jim Lovell, Tom Stafford and Al Worden.

schnappsicle
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posted 07-21-2016 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few weeks ago, I went into a used bookstore on my way home from work and found an inscribed Alan Shepard signed "Moonshot" for $7.99. I already have an uninscribed copy, but it was hard to resist at that price.

I was lucky enough to get a John Young 16x20" photo of him at the ALSEP site from a fellow cS'er. Someone else on here (I can't remember who) has sold me several shuttle EVA autographed photos, which I really love.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 07-21-2016 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ted Freeman signed card. Been wanting one for a long time.

SpaceyInMN
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posted 07-21-2016 03:48 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 a signed first edition, first printing of Chris Kraft's "Flight." I had sent it to him earlier this month. I'm very happy!

schnappsicle
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posted 07-23-2016 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mach3valkyrie:
Ted Freeman signed card. Been wanting one for a long time.
That's a great find. I worked on a Freeman signed photo for two years that was being offered by one of the auction houses. I believe it was RR, but it could have been one of the others. The first time I saw it, they wanted more than I was willing to pay for it. I saw it again several months later. I put in a bid, but it didn’t reach the minimum. About a year later I saw it for around $400, which was a third of the price the first time I saw it. I put in a bid and won. I was thrilled to finally get it.

I hope to someday own a signed Ed Givens photo.

lpm9413
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posted 08-11-2016 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lpm9413   Click Here to Email lpm9413     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wanted to share with you a website that I am working on. It's not published publicly yet, it's still a work in progress.

I wanted to create a website where I could catalog and display my collection all in one place. I wanted a chance to share my passion for collecting space memorabilia with other collecting enthusiasts.

Please feel free to check it out and feel free to leave me a message or share comments about your collections as well. I would love to network with other collectors. Thanks!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 08-11-2016 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great!

I narrowed down what shuttle astronauts I'm missing by adding Steve Frick, who I missed out on early this year, Jim Kelly and Dave Brown. I also picked up an STS-51A crew photo for Dave Walker, as well as a Greg Harbaugh signed photo.

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posted 08-11-2016 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lpm9413   Click Here to Email lpm9413     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Hart! Good to hear from a fellow collector from NJ!

calcheyup
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There are some items in here that make me really, really jealous!

Aztecdoug
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posted 08-23-2016 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, this one is an interesting find with about three layers of oh my...

A 1961 book titled, "X-15 Diary" very cool. Good condition, hardcover, missing a DJ, but you can forgive that in this case.

Autographed by the author Richard Tregaskis. Again very very cool. Maybe not a household name but a quick Google will enlighten you.

Inscribed to, and this the hat trick...

For Dr. Hugh Dryden -

The perennial brain at NASA and one of the nation's best

Dick Tregaskis

When you tie in the title to the inscription, add in the author, this is just one of those quirky finds that left me going, oh my goodness. Wow.

jtheoret
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posted 08-23-2016 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtheoret   Click Here to Email jtheoret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice find Doug!

Jurg Bolli
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posted 08-23-2016 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, that is a great find.

dwager
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posted 09-15-2016 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dwager   Click Here to Email dwager     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wanted to post a few photos to this conversation because the experiences surrounding my collecting experience are what make it so fun. I got "hooked" on NASA history only 4-5 years ago after finding some red numbered photos at an estate sale – it's been a compulsion ever since. My first trip to Kennedy Space Cetner for the Astronaut Autograph and Memorabilia Show in 2014 sealed the deal (going back for no. 3 this November).

The series of Hasselblad photos of the Apollo 13 service module after separation are pretty intense. After I blew one up and had it centered, I brought it for Jim Lovell to sign. He immediately started to explain how they had to wait after separation for the SM to come from behind them in order to start taking photos. He genuinely reacted to the photo and was really conversational while signing it. Now it's going up on the wall!

The John Glenn LIFE magazine was special because I mailed it off in January 2014 and it came back in January 2015 – after Glenn's heart surgery in June. The autograph seems good - I was really struck by the fact that he really made an effort to do this for people at 94 years of age and after heart surgery. Incredible. All of these astronauts, mission control people and others have made this hobby/obsession many times more special than it would be otherwise. It's not the mission(s), it's the people...

AlanC
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posted 09-17-2016 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AlanC   Click Here to Email AlanC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice; they will make fine displays

dwager
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posted 09-26-2016 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dwager   Click Here to Email dwager     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Alan. They're actually going on the wall for the first time in the new house this week!

I found (very quickly) that the experience is what makes them so valuable, you know...? Just read Walt Cunningham's book and am really looking forward to meeting him to ask a couple of questions at KSC in November (and get a couple of photos signed).

SpaceyInMN
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posted 03-03-2017 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've picked up a number of items in the past several months that I have posted to my Flickr page.

Highlights include Jack Swigert, Jim McDivitt, Yuri Gagarin, Stu Roosa, Ken Mattingly, Bill Anders, and Wernher von Braun. Thanks to all the cS members that have helped me fill some gaps in my collection!

AlanC
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posted 03-10-2017 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AlanC   Click Here to Email AlanC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got a Bill Pogue signed Skylab lithograph and a Jim Lovell signed copy of "Lost Moon" recently.

AlanC
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posted 03-18-2017 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AlanC   Click Here to Email AlanC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Richard Gordon signed photo courtesy of Florian to complete my Apollo 12 set. Nice extras mein freund!

SpaceyInMN
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I just went into my local used book store on a whim and walked out with a signed, unpersonalized copy of Gene Kranz's "Failure Is Not an Option" for $8.99. It will be replacing my unsigned copy when I get home.

randy
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posted 05-15-2017 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve Hawley autographed photo.

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I just added some in person Josh Cassada and Kevin Ford autographs. Real nice guys...


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