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).



Vtg NASA Apollo 16 Moon Landing Spacecraft Rockwell Manufacturer's Model Lot 1

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Space Shuttle Tile - authentic, given by NASA to teachers -

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Space Shuttle Tile - authentic, given by NASA to teachers -

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Framed NASA Space Shuttle Challenger Flown Flag 1985 Last Successful Mission 61A

High Bid: $187.50
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disc roller planimeter OTT Kempten/ Bayern Type 737 NASA

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Vtg. NASA McDonnell Douglas STS/PAM-DII Payload Assist Module Contractor Model

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Rare Vintage Original NASA APOLLO 11 Lunar Landing Mission PRESS KIT - 7/6/69

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NASA LAUNCH TEAM LAPEL PINS,LOT OF 69, NEW OLD STOCK

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NASA Hubble Space Telescope 1/172 Scale Metal Manufacturer's Desk Model Lot 4

High Bid: $81.00
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AUTOGRAPH, HAND SIGNED ASTRONAUT CHRISTINA HAMMOND KOCK ,Official Nasa Photo

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NASA APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUT Neil Armstrong Photo SIGNED Feb 81 Inscribed Autograph

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SOFIA B747SP Safety Card NASA! Rare!!

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9 Apollo Era NASA Beta Cloth mission patches No Reserve Free Shipping

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HUGE VINTAGE LOT 100s NASA SPACE SHUTTLE, STS COVERS FDC LAUNCH & LANDING STAMP

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RARE Pink Floyd USAF VAFB 30SW 2ROPS NASA IRIS Satellite Mission Launch Patch

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1960 Viewmaster Original NASA Air force Sign ORIGINAL Store Display toy rocket

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Al Worden David Scott James Irwin Signed Apollo 15 NASA First Day Cover FDC

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Authentic Hand Signed Eileen Collins 8x10 NASA Litho 1st FEMALE SHUTTLE CMDR

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Very Rare SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragon 2012 COTS 2 USB Press Kit NASA ISS

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AUTOGRAPH NASA ASTRONAUT AL WORDEN APOLLO 15 MOON TRAVELER BOOK FALLING TO EARTH

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Judith Arlene Resnik A4 NASA Photograph. No. JSCL-186

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Vintage 1969 NASA Apollo SNOOPY Astronaut Peanuts Doll with Original Box

High Bid: $23.50
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Astronaut Gordon Cooper Air Races poster Signed Autograph NASA Mercury Gemini

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