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Space Autograph News #27, May/June 1997; Price guide to astronaut-signed letters
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Space Autograph News #27, May/June 1997.  Articles in this issue: Marketplace remains surprisingly tight for letters signed by space explorers; Prices for letters signed by space explorers over the years; Upcoming Space Shuttle flights; Dealers selling space letters over the years; Glenn & Crossfield sign by mail, according to Weaver; Autographs in the mail, by Jurgen Peter Esders.

Space Autograph News (ISSN 1069-6016) was an underground, bi-monthly newsletter published from 1993 - 1997 by Michael E. Johnson.  It was designed for serious collectors of space autographs, covering authenticity, availability and prices for astronauts and cosmonauts.  Circulation ranged from 200 copies per issue to as few as 24 copies per issue.  Each issue averaged 8 pages; the size was 8 1/2" x 11" on white paper.  The newsletter first originated from Seaside, California, then was published from Encinitas and finally San Diego.  The cover price was $4 per issue domestic or $5 international.  Here’s some reviews of Space Autograph News:


  • The Astrophile, March 1993, page 10, “A must for the serious space autograph collector”
  • Factsheet Five, Issue #49, 1993, page 60, “A seriously comprehensive newsletter…A wealth of information”
  • Newsletter Times, Blue Edition, 1996, page 1, “The definitive source for current pricing and rarity of astronaut / space explorer signatures be they NASA or Russian”
  • Quest, Winter 1993, page 41, “A good source…An in-depth forum which covers every aspect of space autograph collecting
  • Topical Times, July-August 1997, page 70, “A Wealth of information for those who collect autographs of astronaut and cosmonauts” 

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