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Autopen signed items

Autopen signed items

Autopen signed lithos were often sent out from NASA during the 60's and 70's when space travel was at its peak. Even today, NASA still use the Autopen machine to sign lithos of the various crews to satisfy the demand from the collector of space signed images.

On a weekly basis we are asked to value collections of signed images whioh were collected through the post during this period, and always with the note that "i obtained these direct from NASA, and i can see that they all are signed with a pen, so they must be genuine and worth a geat deal by now!"  Well yes, they may have come from NASA, and yes, they are signed with a pen, but not by a human but by a machine!

The Autopen machine is designed to recreate a signature using a matrix created from an original signature. So by putting a photo, book or page into the machine, the pen will then recreate the signature from the matrix. The machine can only do one signature at a time, and can only recreate a signature from a matrix, it cannot simply recreate any signature that you want, as is often thought.

These Autopen signatures can be very good, indeed good enough to fool most collectors, especially if they have not made a study of them, or understand how the machine works.

Collectors now use these Autopen signed items to replace missing signed images within their collection, os simply as a seperate collection, as they are often considered an important part of space history. 

I have written an article about Autopen and machine drawn signatures, and you can find it here. It should be noted that it is not only NASA that used an Autopen machine, but music film and sports stars too, as well as most American heads of state, UK royalty, Prime Ministers etc. I advise that any collector should have a few Autopen signed items in their colection, so as to be able to study and understand what to look for, or you will find without doubt, that you will end up with some in your collection without realising it!

Please note that all the items listed here are Autopen signed items, and are not authentic hand signed signatures, but only copies of the authentic signature as reproduced by the Autopen machine.  We do now have a very comprehensive guide to Autopen signatures which you can find under "Free Autograph Guides" 



Autopen Al Worden Apollo Genuine NOT signed autograph litho

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with an Al Worden signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been signed ..

£14.95

Autopen Alan Bean APOLLO  genuine signed NOT authentic autograph AUTOPEN

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with an Alan Bean signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been si..

£14.95

Autopen Dick Gordon APOLLO  genuine signed NOT authentic autograph AUTOPEN

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with an Dick Gordon signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been ..

£14.95

Autopen Gene Cernan Apollo Genuine NOT signed autograph litho

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with a Gene Cernan signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been signed..

£14.95

Autopen signed Al Worden Apollo NASA litho AUTOPEN not authentic signature

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with a Al Worden signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been sig..

£14.95

Autopen signed Alan Shepard Apollo NASA litho AUTOPEN not authentic signature

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with a Alan Shepard signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been ..

£14.95

Autopen signed Charlie Duke Apollo NASA litho AUTOPEN not authentic signature

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with a Charlie Duke signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been ..

£14.95

Autopen signed Dave Scott Apollo NASA litho AUTOPEN not authentic signature

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with a Dave Scott signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been si..

£14.95

Autopen signed Ed Mitchell  Apollo NASA litho AUTOPEN not authentic signature

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with a Ed Mitchell signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been s..

£14.95

Autopen signed Frank Borman NASA litho AUTOPEN not authentic signature

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with a Frank Borman signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been ..

£14.95

Autopen signed Jack Lousma NASA litho AUTOPEN not authentic signature

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with a Jack Lousma signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been s..

£14.95

Autopen signed Tom Stafford Apollo NASA litho AUTOPEN not authentic signature

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with a Tom Stafford signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been ..

£14.95

Autopen signed Tom Stafford NASA litho AUTOPEN not authentic signature

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with a Tom Stafford signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been ..

£14.95

Autopen signed Walt Cunningham NASA litho AUTOPEN not authentic signature

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with a Walt Cunningham signature in black.  SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has be..

£14.95

Autopen Apollo 12 Bean Conrad Gordon Genuine NOT signed autograph litho

A 10" x 8" NASA litho which has been signed by an Autopen machine with the Apollo 12 crew in black marker. SPECIAL NOTE! This is not an authentic signature, but the litho has been signed by ..

£19.95

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