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Old 6 October 2003, 07:30 AM   #1
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this does look and sound like a massive con and buying the famous sock probably comes closer. The autograph is doing well though and seems to draw some attention. am suprised with the way the ink behaved clear on the v but apparently unable to sink in on the rest.

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Old 6 October 2003, 07:56 AM   #2
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Actually, MvR DID use an Albatros C.IX as a transport aircraft at the front. Cine film exists as do several photographs of this aircraft. It was quite an attractive aircraft w/ it's swept back upper wing!

Postwar there was an Albatros C.IX preserved at the old Deutsche Luftfahrtsammlung in Berlin. Since there were only three built perhaps it could have been one and the same? Perhaps one of our collectors can specify the serial number of that plane! The photographs of this aircraft are pretty dark and so I can't tell if it is the same aircraft or not!

Alan Toelle, on the other hand, is an expert. Knowing him, I know he didn't just eyeball it, but usually does some type of test to verify the accuracy. I will ask him if he knows anything about this and if his name was used without his knowledge.

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Old 6 October 2003, 11:57 AM   #3
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I doubt that his named was used without his knowledge. This auction house has rounded up a number of consignments from major aviation collectors, and is testing the waters a bit to see how they fare at selling that material. Some of the material was previously offered at Butterfields, or belongs to the same consignors who contributed to Butterfields June 2002 sale of aviation memorabilia. While I admit that I'm jealous about them getting the consignment, I think they have legitimate material there.

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Old 6 October 2003, 11:59 AM   #4
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... just to clarify, I was referring to the Von Richthofen airplane fragment, not the signed picture. I don't know anything about the signed picture, and I'm sure that someone else out there might have better info on that than I do.

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Old 6 October 2003, 12:27 PM   #5
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Did I mention that I still have a complete set of Ursula's Towels? Get 'em while they last!
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Old 6 October 2003, 04:01 PM   #6
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If AlanToelle says its real, count on it. Three by three inches, that is not a bad size, $1000 is a steal.
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