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Amelia Earhart's Personal Collection

November 12, 2007 — September 21, 2013


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Earhart carried fifty pieces of mail on her solo flight across the Atlantic, May 20-21, 1932.

Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, was an avid stamp and cover collector. On view were key pieces from her collection, including photographs and stamps commemorating her flights. She often flew signed pieces of mail that were then sold to philatelists to support her endeavors.

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