Auctions | February 26, 2021

Signed Earhart Book Sells for $10,938

Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions

Los Angeles – A scarce copy of 20 Hrs. 40 Mins., one of only 150 signed by Amelia Earhart, was auctioned Thursday night for $10,938 by Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

The limited edition book was published by New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. Earhart signed it on the limitation page, ''Amelia M. Earhart,’’ where the copy is designated as #67 in the limited edition of 150. The volume is full of photographs documenting Earhart's groundbreaking transatlantic flight in 1928, and contains one of the U.S. flags carried aboard her aircraft ‘‘Friendship,’’ affixed to the front pastedown. The flag is described on the limitation page as ''one of the small silk flags which Miss Earhart carried in the 'Friendship' from Boston to Wales.’’ The copy also has excellent association, previously belonging to the pilot Janet Dietrich (with two of her business cards included), one of the women of Mercury 13, a privately funded program that trained 13 women according to the same physiological screening standards as the Mercury 7 astronauts. The book is bound in publishers maroon and gilt boards, with deckled edges. It runs 374pp. and measures 6.5'' x 10''; flag measures 3'' x 2.25.'' Light shelf wear, otherwise an exceptional near fine copy.

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