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Paulcpick December 11 2012 08:10 PM

need alittle help, got supposedly signed novelisations of TMP and TWOK
 
I picked up these books at a local used book store for almost nothing($3.00 each) and then noticed that the inside of the hard cover each had signatures on em, Alan Dean Foster in TMP, and Harve Bennett in TWOK. I've always wondered if they were authentic or not. It won't break my heart if they aren't, considering I've got all of six bucks tied up in em, but it would be nice to know...

I'll try to get some pictures up in a few minutes.

Here's TWOK..
http://s11.postimage.org/qnhjdpxmr/I...210_124915.jpg

Paper Moon December 14 2012 07:43 AM

Re: need alittle help, got supposedly signed novelisations of TMP and
 
I'm no expert, but if you look here, there do seem to be a few similarities, particularly in the way he crosses both of the t's in "Bennett" at the same time. :shrug:

FreddyE December 14 2012 09:52 AM

Re: need alittle help, got supposedly signed novelisations of TMP and
 
Its hard to make out...it could just be printed, or autopen.

Paulcpick December 16 2012 05:22 AM

Re: need alittle help, got supposedly signed novelisations of TMP and
 
Its not printed, it could be auto-pen I guess, the reason its hard to make out is because I used my tablet camera for it, and the camera on my tablet sucks.
I noticed those similarities myself, but that's not much to go on.

FreddyE December 18 2012 09:06 AM

Re: need alittle help, got supposedly signed novelisations of TMP and
 
Im not much of an expert...but when I saw an autopen autograph while visiting a friend, I noticed that the writing felt much to flat to the touch. You could try to find out if the author actually ever signed any books.

Rocketeer December 18 2012 10:59 AM

Re: need alittle help, got supposedly signed novelisations of TMP and
 
Paulcpick,

It looks real to me, but as FreddyE stated, inquire if the author signed the books. I have a friend that forges celebrity signatures and she's good at it. She just does it for fun if somebody asks her to do it. She's never scammed anyone, but my point is that there might be people that would.

If I purchase something with a signature, I try to get a certificate of authenticy if possible or purchase from a reliable source. I realize that you couldn't in this case. Anyway, good luck with your books.

Now if I could just find a way for authors to sign all the e-books that I've bought...

ps - Nice looking family, I grew up in Woodville (Tyler County).

Romulan_spy December 18 2012 04:40 PM

Re: need alittle help, got supposedly signed novelisations of TMP and
 
The H and B are completely different. I am not sure it is real.

Paulcpick December 19 2012 04:23 AM

Re: need alittle help, got supposedly signed novelisations of TMP and
 
Quote:

Rocketeer wrote: (Post 7414588)
Paulcpick,

ps - Nice looking family, I grew up in Woodville (Tyler County).

Thanks, that's my little brother and baby sister. Im from just down the road in Jasper. I pass thru Woodville quite often, as I used to live and work north of Houston, and now I'm going to school in Waco. It hasn't changed much between Livingston and Jasper the last 2+ decades.

As for the books, like I said, I've got a grand total of $6.00 in them, if theyre fake or auto pen or some such, it won't break my heart. If they're real, hey I paid $6.00 for them.

Garrovick December 19 2012 08:52 PM

Re: need alittle help, got supposedly signed novelisations of TMP and
 
If you don't mind my asking, what does the signature from Alan Dean Foster from the TMP book look like? I've got a copy of Star Trek Log Seven with his signature on the inside - It has a big "author signature" sticker on the front cover so I've always assumed it to be authentic but I don't know for sure - it would be interesting to compare.

Daddy Todd December 20 2012 01:21 AM

Re: need alittle help, got supposedly signed novelisations of TMP and
 
Here's an example of ADF's signature from ~1985. I watched him sign this myself.

http://www.toddbehr.com/adf%20sig.jpg


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