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mensax
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posted 07-09-2006 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see that Buzz Aldrin's practice flight suit is up for auction... with an opening bid of 120k I wonder if it will sell?

http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260004105560

Noah

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-09-2006 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This same suit, sans Aldrin's autograph, was listed as sold in November 2003 by Aurora Auctions. The hammer price then was $1500.

mensax
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posted 07-09-2006 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a bit of a markup isn't it?

Noah

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-10-2006 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just came across the press release for this auction. In it, Joseph Maddalena and "his internationally-renowned company" claims about the suit:
quote:
The Buzz Aldrin flight training suit is the single most important Apollo 11 item to ever come to public auction. Over the years we have seen flight patches and artifacts surface, however, none have been as complete or important as this one, worn by the second man to set foot on the moon. Outside of the air and space museums, this will be the only opportunity a collector will ever have to own a true piece of world history.
Hmmm... I'd be the first to defend the historical importance of such a flight suit, but "the single most important"? More important than say, the hand controller that actually flew on and was used to fly the mission? More important than the handrail outside Columbia? More important than Aldrin's own communion kit that he used on the lunar surface? Or the checklist cards he and Neil used during the descent? I wonder...
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