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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.

randy
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posted 07-12-2016 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just added a Jim Lovell to my collection.

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
In my previous post, I stated that I had about half of the Shuttle crew photos. I counted them last night and I have exactly 49, which includes the 6 I purchased recently during the Lunar Legacies auction. Not quite half, but I'm on my way. My prize acquisition from that auction is the STS-107. Since I'm not as knowledgeable on the Shuttle astronauts as I am for the pre-Shuttle crews, I'm sure I paid too much for it, but it was worth it to me to finally get one of the biggies of the Shuttle era. In addition to the 49, I have a few duplicates that I purchased without knowing what I already had in my collection. I will post those up on cS to try to sell or trade those in the very near future.

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.

In November, I'll be at the ASF show to get myself the Joe Tanner EVA autograph I've always wanted.

Other than that, I've just been buying whatever I can to fill up the empty space on my walls. I was lucky enough to get a John Young 16"x20" 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! — Ray

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! (And two of your photos look familiar. ) I use Flickr for my collection.

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

lpm9413
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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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posted 08-11-2016 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for calcheyup     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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. I was going to post individual photos, but it's just easier to post a link 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!

Silver
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posted 03-10-2017 05:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver   Click Here to Email Silver     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While not entirely unique and something similar is probably in many collections of cS members, I thought I'd share this one since a few friends on this site have helped me complete it!

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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posted 03-28-2017 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.

BMckay
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posted 05-21-2017 05:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just added some in person Josh Cassada and Kevin Ford autographs. Real nice guys...

Tallpaul
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posted 05-22-2017 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tallpaul     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently picked up one of the Apollo 9 flown quotes on parchment from Rusty Schweickart and in last Friday's Heritage auction I won Jim Lovell's membership card in the International Association of Turtles that was signed by Wally Schirra.

randy
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posted 06-03-2017 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jeff Hoffman autographed photo.

BMckay
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posted 06-03-2017 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just added a Paolo Nespoli signed book (the book is about him) with a nice inscription.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-03-2017 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't normally collect autographs that aren't real, but I picked up an STS-121 autopenned litho - the only way (for now) to get Lisa Nowak's autograph on a photo without breaking the bank. Surprisingly, not too many around either.

Mike Dixon
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posted 06-04-2017 12:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Her autopen (be it individual or crew) are indeed uncommon.

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posted 06-04-2017 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Hart Sastrowardoyo:
Surprisingly, not too many around either.
My understanding is that, even before everything, she wasn't big on signing in any capacity. I assumed that applied to crew and class photos, as well as individual shots.

As a completely unrelated aside, how did one go about getting shuttle crew autographs like that? Was it a strictly in person or one astronaut at a time through-the-mail thing or was there a way to write to "the crew of STS-[#]"?

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posted 06-05-2017 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Mike_The_First:
...how did one go about getting shuttle crew autographs like that?
Mike, my experience goes back to the early days of the shuttle from STS-1 through 51L. When I wrote to some astronauts, they would include their crew picture along with their individual portrait (without me asking). For the other crew pics that I was missing, I would kindly ask an astronaut to also include (for example) STS-8, 9, 41B etc. It didn't always work, but the majority of the time it did.

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posted 06-05-2017 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting. I had always just kind of assumed (for no reason, now that I think about it) that astronauts dealt exclusively with sender supplied items or their personal official NASA supplied image when handling through the mail requests.

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I think back in those days the astronauts also had some type of support staff to help them out with requests. I remember one time when I wrote to Dick Truly. Upon opening the large yellow official NASA "PHOTOGRAPHS - DO NOT BEND" envelope I found his portrait and a whole slew of various other portraits, crew pics, and shuttle pics.

Also included was a small slip of paper with Truly's handwriting that said, "Pls add more pics". I think this was meant for the support staff to add the additional pics and to retain the slip of paper. However, they forgot to remove it.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-05-2017 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Mike_The_First:
My understanding is that, even before everything, she wasn't big on signing in any capacity. I assumed that applied to crew and class photos, as well as individual shots.
One of my few regrets is that during a period I took a break from collecting autographs, the STS-121 crew did a signing — including Nowak — in New York City.

Also, as for crew-signed items, I was able to get the crews of STS-26R and 29R on one item (a NASA Fact Files) by writing to one person on the crew — however, I don't remember who that was.

Mike Dixon
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posted 06-05-2017 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hart, before or after Reiter was added to the crew?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-05-2017 10:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're talking about the litho, it's the seven-person with Reiter, shuttle Discovery. I would assume the shuttle Atlantis 121 photos would be rare.

If you're talking about the crew visit, it was 2007. Don't know who was there, aside from Mark Kelly, Nowak and Wilson.

Mike Dixon
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posted 06-05-2017 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, you got it. Original crew lithos (signed or otherwise) are out on their own regarding rarity.

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posted 08-22-2017 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up an odd one today sight unseen. A first edition second printing copy of William Bridgeman's "The Lonely Sky."

Signed and inscribed. This 1955 book is 62 years old. The dust cover is falling to bits. The book itself is in great shape though for 62.

BMckay
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posted 11-11-2017 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very rare astronaut photos!

Panther494
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Ha... that's very cool. I loved the Six Million Dollar Man. Appears his head is a little small, may have needed an extra million.


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