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Amelia Earhart goggles, photos pull in more than $31,000 at Clars Auction Gallery
An original, unpublished personal photo of Amelia Earhart dated 1937, along with goggles she was wearing during her first plane crash. AP Photo/Ben Margot.


OAKLAND, CA (AP).- Goggles worn by Amelia Earhart and photographs of the famed aviator pulled in more than $31,000 at an auction in Oakland, Calif.

A spokesman for Clars Auction Gallery says the winning bid for the set of 1920s Luxor aviator goggles with a cracked left lens was $17,775.

The goggles previously were owned by Barbara Englehardt, a Contra Costa County resident who got them from a friend about 20 years ago.

In addition to the goggles, 24 photographs were auctioned off Sunday morning for a total of $13,509.

The photographs included shots of Earhart making preparations for her round-the-world flight, as well as her plane taking off on March 17, 1937.

The March flight was one of two attempts Earhart made that year to circumnavigate the globe. Her plane disappeared in the Pacific during the second attempt a few months later.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.






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