FOUND > Thrift Store NASA 'Suits' May Fetch $20,000

College Students Paid $1 for the 'Shuttle Flown' Flight Suits

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Flight suits were worn by Astronauts during Space Shuttle missions in the 1980s.

September 1, 2017
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA (VIDEO) – CBS reports, two college students found four NASA Space Shuttle flight suits at a Salvation Army thrift store. They paid $1. The suits may fetch $20,000 in an upcoming auction.

THE STORY

FOX 35 reports the central Florida students, Talia Rappa and Skyer Ashworth were shopping at a thrift store closeout sale, where they found the suits marked at 20-cents a piece.

The suits were under a stack of sweaters. In an interview with WKMG News 6, Rappa said. “They were kind of in a weird corner," “He (Skylar) pulled them all out at first, then brought the whole handful over to me.

Reportedly, the American Space Museum, helped identify the suits as space flown, and linked them to astronauts George “Pinky” Nelson, Robert A. Parker, and Charles D. Walker, who flew shuttle missions in the 1980s.

The 20-cent NASA flight suits have been valued by experts at $5,000 each, or $20,000 for the entire collection.

WHY THEY'RE RARE

Less than 600 people have flown into space. From that number, only a small number of space flown items ever slip outside of NASA and/or museums, into private ownership. Those rare items that do, are highly sought by collectors.

HOT 'SPACE' SALES

Using the free collectible price research page. There are many examples of high-prices for a wide variety of rare space items. Particularly items from early in space history, or flown to the moon.

The rarest items that are most sought by collectors are Space Flown.  They sometimes launch bidding wars ending in the millions. Here's some examples:

'NASA 'Flight Suit' Auction Information

The Suits will be sold in an upcoming American Space Museum auction scheduled for November, 2017. You can learn more at the museums auction website.

Top 25: NASA Collectibles on eBay

Try to spot a bargain among NASA items listed on ebay (research prices). Also see; Top 25: Historical Collectibles on ebay, worldwide, right now (links open on ebay).



Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 Signed Life Magazine, NASA Gemini Astronaut, Moon Flag

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Original NASA Red No. Apollo 8 Lunar Surface Color Photo earth/View kodak paper

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Neil Armstrong Hand Signed 1st Edition NASA Book First Man On The Moon Vintage

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1968 NASA Photo Release Apollo 8 Earth View

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NASA 60 ITEM SPACE PIN LOT

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7 RARE Tektite II Underwater Habitat NASA (US Virgin Islands) Patches + Sticker

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ORIGINAL 1968 NASA B&W PHOTO SHOWING APOLLO 7 CM 101 DELIVERED TO KSC

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FUNKO POP! VANS STEVE VAN DOREN NASA EXCLUSIVE IN HAND SHIPS NOW! WITH PROTECTOR

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Funko Pop! Exclusive Vans Steve Van Doren NASA Promo Very Rare - SHIPS NOW

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ORIGINAL 1961 NASA ISSUED PROJECT MERCURY PROGRAM B&W PHOTO 61-MA2-6

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Vintage NASA Space Shuttle Brass Art Deco Booends 7" Tall, Numbered

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