Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Historic Suit Costs At Least $150,000

STAMFORD, Conn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Suits can be pretty pricey, but one ensemble will set you back about $150,000 to $250,000.

Tomorrow (Nov. 6) through Friday (Nov. 7), Alexander Autographs will be hosting an auction featuring historic relics and memorabilia.

The priced piece is the flight suit worn by General Paul W. Tibbets on the Enola Gray, when he dropped the world’s first atom bomb used in warfare on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

The get-up – considered the “most important uniform of the 20th century” – also includes the general’s Distinguished Service Cross, and is expected to rake in a $150,000 to $250,000 bid.

Other noted memorabilia up for grabs includes...

  • The original sign used by Apple Computers at their first trade show in 1976 and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s blue steel tool box, with which he built the first Apple computer.

  • A rare signed photo of Holocaust hero Oskar Schindler.

  • A letter from John F. Kennedy in support of equal rights for women, from when he was a senator.

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