Gallery To Auction Amelia Earhart Goggles, Photos

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Oakland, CA -- A Northern California gallery plans to auction goggles it says were worn by famed aviator Amelia Earhart during an early plane crash.

The auction in Oakland on Sunday will also feature negatives and photographs of Earhart, who disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe.

Clars Auction Gallery is running the auction and says 18 of the photographs, the bulk of the lot, include shots of Earhart at a barbershop and making other preparations for the round-the-world flight, as well as the plane taking off on March 17, 1937.

The gallery says the photos and goggles have been authenticated. The photographs are expected to fetch between $600 and $1000 each. The goggles are expected to bring in between $20,000 and $40,000.

AP

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