Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
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From: PeterN <"peter,newdelete">
Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 13:53:36 -0500
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On 2/22/2018 4:54 PM, Savageduck wrote:
> PeterN <"peter,newdelete"> wrote:
>> On 2/22/2018 9:53 AM, android wrote:
>>> On 2018-02-22 13:42:49 +0000, PeterN said:
>>>> On 2/22/2018 5:07 AM, Whisky-dave wrote:
>>>>> On Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:21:07 UTC, PeterN  wrote:
>>>>>> On 2/20/2018 10:38 PM, nospam wrote:
>>>>>>> In article<>, PeterN
>>>>>>> <"peter,newdelete"> wrote:
>>>>>>>> Last year there was a Star Trek exhibit on the Intrepid. It
>>>>>>>> combined the
>>>>>>>> original with the Next Generation. I was told that most of the actors
>>>>>>>> were nice, regular guys. William Shattner was charging for his
>>>>>>>> autograph. I leave the name for that, up to the readers.
>>>>>>> most of them do that. they know the fans will pay, so why not.
>>>>>> Not when they are being paid for the appearance. And the fans are
>>>>>> making
>>>>>> a generous donation to a charity.
>>>>>> BTW I used to represent entertainers. Most thought it beneath them to
>>>>>> charge for an autograph. They either declined, or gave one free. I
>>>>>> don't
>>>>>> know the source for your statement, but I KNOW it's not true.
>>>>> I went to ST convention and most of the stars you had to pay for
>>>>> their autographs and pay for the part where they stand on stage and
>>>>> answer questions.
>>>>> Depending on who they were the cost was set, some were free but most
>>>>> cost money, I only went to the free ones.
>>>>> But this wasn't a charity event.
>>>> I specifically was talking about charitable fund raisers.
>>> I prefer autographs on personal checks. Don't really care much about who
>>> signs on as long as the bank honor them... :-ppp
>> Those were the only autographs I ever requested, or received. I gave
>> them to my bank, to be returned them to their originators.
> The only collectable autographs I have, my father got in 1944 one a US one
> dollar Silver Certificate bank note. The most prominent of these was
> Charles A. Lindbergh who toured the South-West Pacific during WWII, and
> flew missions with a number of P-38 fighter squadrons. He taught these
> fighter pilots how to extend the range of the P-38 which resulted in some
> of the longest escort flights in the Pacific Theater. Lindbergh flew as my
> father’s wingman on two such missions.
> The other rare autograph on that bank note is that of Tommy McGuire the
> second top scoring USAAF ace of the war. He was killed in the Philippines
> in 1945. He now has McGuire Air Force Base named for him.
> <>

IIRC The silver certificate itself may be a collectible.