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Amelia Earhart photos found in NorCal storage unit

August 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A California woman found 18 original, never-published photos of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart while cleaning out a storage unit.

Diane Brown says the photos were in a box of belongings she inherited when her mom died nearly 40 years ago.

The photos appear to be publicity photos for Earhart's final flight. Brown believes the photos were a gift to her mother from Earhart, but she doesn't know how they might have met.

An auction house examined them and is auctioning them for Brown. The photos could bring in $1,000 each.