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I have Amelia Erhardts compass. She gave it to her chauffer,

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I have Amelia Erhardts compass. She gave it to her chauffer, Charles Strausser who is my husbands Grandfather. I live in Port Aransas, TX
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 8 months ago.
Hello, Can you provide photos of the compass? ~Nora
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Yes. I can take a pic now. My dog sitter noticed when the afternoon light hit it showed her initials.
Expert:  Nora replied 8 months ago.
Hi, Great, that is important to show the initials. You can send images at your convenience. No rush - there is not a time limit here. ~Nora
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Amelia Earhardt gave this to her chauffer Charles Strausseur.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Where can I sell this. How much do you think this is worth.
Expert:  Nora replied 8 months ago.
Hello, Thank you for the images and for your patience. I suggest contacting Heritage Auctions through their website This can conservatively garner $5000 - $8,000 possibly more. It will help the sale-ability if you have any photographs showing him with Earhardt or pay stubs as proof, or provenance, that he was in her employ as the chauffeur. ~Nora