Hi Everyone!I just recently acquired a Russian Red Star newspaper from 16 April 1961. From what I can tell the newspaper seems to be legit, however, the signature seems to be a pretty obvious fake.…Continue
"Just remember, that it is a facsimile of Gagarin's signature before he was asked for his autograph worldwide. He was unknown outside of those who knew he was going to make that flight. It appears he's written his first initial as…"
"Herman, is that actually Gagarin's signature in facsimile? Could it possibly be the author of the story? I just can't seem to put together "Yuri Gagarin" out of that track, not in English or in Russian."
"Actually, if you mentally remove the "signature" from the article, there's a large space at the bottom. That would never be allowed to happen in a newspaper. It had to be printed with the article. --- Herman"
"The signature was signed by Gagarin but it is a facsimile printed in the newspaper. While I would usually have to examine the original newspaper to determine whether or not it was actually signed in ink, in this case it is not necessary…"
Hi Everyone!I just recently acquired a Russian Red Star newspaper from 16 April 1961. From what I can tell the newspaper seems to be legit, however, the signature seems to be a pretty obvious fake. Every other Gagarin signature seems to nail the top of the "T" and it was also dated the day prior. (Don't worry, I only paid $20 since I was more interested in just having a period paper.) Can anyone lend any further analysis on the signature or maybe the value/legitimacy of the paper as a…See More