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    Amelia Earhart Autograph Letter Signed with Cover Addressed in Her Hand. One and a half pages, 5" x 8". Though the letter is undated, the envelope is postmarked from West Medford, Massachusetts, on November 22, 1924. Addressed to Lloyd Royer of Santa Monica, California, the famed aviatrix writes regarding the sale of her automobile, in part: "If the offer for $1500 cash is real, I think we'd better take it. You have the necessary papers. From the fact that the hunting season is due for its slack time soon and from what I gather of conditions in building in Calif. I should imagine this is a good time to sell. The last letter was mailed before I put the number in so you may not get it promptly. I am writing in much haste. Adios, [signed] Am. E."

    With the letter and cover is a 2.75" x 4.75" photograph of a man in knee-high boots and cap standing in front of a large Moreland truck. A pencil notation on the verso reads "Amelia's Moreland - 1923."

    According to Doris L. Rich's 2013 book, Amelia Earhart: A Biography, the Moreland truck was once used by the Earharts in a mining venture in California. Lloyd Royer was a mechanic and friend of Amelia's in California and, following her return east, he sold the vehicle for her, though payment was slow in coming.

    Condition: The letter has two horizontal folds, else fine.


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    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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