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Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 08-29-2013 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did anyone buy one of these spacesuits?

David Carey
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posted 08-29-2013 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Order now and receive a SECOND space suit free (just pay separate handling & shipping).

That's a hoot...

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 08-29-2013 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Slightly before my time, but I believe $7.95 was a lot back then. That may have been the price of my Tintin books, while comics were 12 cents or so.

At any rate, to quote Eddie Murphy, "Wotta bahgain. That is a bahgain for me."

Makes you wonder what the first space autograph sold went for if there was such a transaction back then. I look at coin prices then and wince.

mode1charlie
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posted 08-30-2013 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow. Total chick magnet.

p51
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posted 08-30-2013 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keep in mind, ads like this were the best way to rip people off, back when it took forever to figure out who just suckered you.

Anyone remember seeing the ads for military Jeeps in the crates? All those ads were for was to sell people lists for government surplus listings, which were free to the public if you knew who to ask anyway.

NOBODY EVER bought a new Jeep in a crate for $50 from one of these ads. Yet, any military Jeep owner will keep running into people who swear they know someone who knows someone who bought one (they never can tell you where it is today, or even tell you who it was or any way to reach this person, yet people will argue to death that they know 'someone' who got one). Just google, "$50 Jeep in a crate" to see what I'm talking about...

DG27
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posted 08-30-2013 02:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DG27     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yea, funny ad. There were similar ads which offered the helmet too, but these were just surplus USAF MC-1 partial pressure suits. No idea if these were legitimate ads or not.

Probably not from this source, but many surplus Air Force suits like this ended up in late 50's and early 60's grade B science fiction movies.

Funny thing about the ad is, he has the suit on backwards.

onesmallstep
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posted 09-05-2013 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmm... Awkward if he wanted to use a waste collection system. LOL

Glint
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posted 09-05-2013 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Depends on whether it was #1 or #2.

cspg
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posted 09-05-2013 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mode1charlie:
Wow. Total chick magnet.
Are you THAT sure?

Skytrotter
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posted 12-21-2013 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skytrotter   Click Here to Email Skytrotter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don Knotts is ready for launch in "The Reluctant Astronaut" Looks like he bought his suit from the same magazine ad!

Lou Chinal
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posted 12-29-2013 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My parents bought me a parachute, for $2.95.
quote:
Originally posted by Hart Sastrowardoyo:
Did anyone buy one of these spacesuits?
Yes Hart I've seen a few.

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