Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Amelia Earhart First Day Cover Signed "Amelia Earhart". 5.5" x 3.5", signed on a Boston Chapter National Aeronautic Association first day cover in red pencil, July 9, 1928. In the spring of 1928, in the wake of Lindbergh's first trans-Atlantic flight, Earhart was offered the offered the chance of being the first woman to cross the Atlantic. On June 17, 1928 she and fellow pilots Wilmer Stultz and Lou Gordon - the "Friendship Fliers" - departed Trepassey, Newfoundland and crossed the Atlantic landing in Burry Point, Wales. Though she never actually was given the opportunity to do any of the flying, the event catapulted her to international attention. The postcard is in excellent condition with a Boston postmark dated July 9, 1928 on the recto and a Chicago postmark dated July 10, 1928 on the verso. The postcard also has 10 cent cancelled air mail stamp and the verso features a map of the United States with lines indicating all air mail routes established at the time. From the Judith Kaplan Women's History Collection.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 946

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 July 19 Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 March 6 Rare Books Signature Auction  Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part One - New York
    2019 March 6 Rare Books Signature Auction Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part One - New York
    REALIZED $1,683,726