'Antiques Roadshow:' Letters from Amelia Earhart are worth big bucks

'Antiques Roadshow:' Letters From Amelia Earhart Are Worth Big Bucks
'Antiques Roadshow:' Letters From Amelia Earhart Are Worth Big Bucks

On "Antiques Roadshow," a man brought in a collection of letters from a pilot you may have heard of.

"Personal letters from Amelia Earhart to my aunt along with a telegram."

"I would estimate the collection at an auction value at about $12,000 to $18,000."


Of course, Earhart is the famous pilot known for attempting to fly solo across the Atlantic. Her plane disappeared in 1937, and its whereabouts have remained a mystery ever since.

That lucky guy inherited the collection of letters from his aunt, who was friends with the famous pilot - Earhart was even the maid of honor in his aunt's wedding. He also mentioned that his aunt, along with other friends, discouraged Earhart from flying because they felt she was not a proficient pilot.

According to Paul Fraser Collectibles, a similar set of letters from Earhart was sold for the "bargain" price of $3,125 in 2010.

And Premier Auctions Online had a set of letters from Earhart available for auction earlier this year that sold for more than $8,400. Whoa.

If you're itching to snag a piece of Amelia Earhart history for yourself, Skinner has several pieces available for auction -- just be ready to fork over several thousand dollars for them.

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