R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
typed announcement from the “Headquarters / Seine Section Com Z / European Theater of Operations / United States Army / Public Relations Section”giving a summary of American news in the French press, 11/14/1944. Mainly it tells of a football game in Paris and a new book on President Roosevelt. Toned, overall good/very good.
823 WORLD WAR II: SEVENTH ARMY INSIGNIA ($40-Up)
TLS by the appropriately named Lt. Gen. “A.M. Patch,” 3 lines, 4to, on 7th Army HQ stationery, NYC, 4/24/1945, enclosing the insignia patch [present] of the Seventh Army, which is tipped to the page. Very good, patch with minor fraying at edges.
New York City
824 BEDFORD AVENUE, BROOKLYN, GRADING AND PAVING  ($25-Up)
Five notices about Bedford Avenue work, 1849; one Hamilton Avenue, 1849, auctioneer’s license for Brooklyn group, 1897 (part torn); large police services listing for 1859/60; repair proposals for tugboat “Wm Parks”, 1875. Nice pieces, in very good condition.
825 BEEKMAN ESTATE ($20-Up)
Pamphlet showing “Maps of the Beekman Estate...to be sold at auction...May 1863, New York, by Adrian H. Muller, Auctioneer, printed by Hall, Clayton and Medole, Steam Job Printers.” 24 pps plus orange cover, with maps, annotated in pencil. Great history, lovely condition.
826 BOOK: NEW-YORK AS IT IS 1840 ($90-Up)
“New-York as It Is...”NY, T.R. Tanner, 1840. 12mo, dark blue cloth with blind decoration and gilt lettering. Beautiful fold-out map of lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn. Owner’s bookplate on front pastedown. Minor dampstain on front endpapers, light toning, otherwise very good/fine.
827 BOSS TWEED AS DEPUTY STREET COMMISIONER ($50-Up)
Folio part-printed DS, Mar 29, 1864, “Stationery & Blank Books” with a list of items, and signed by “W. M. Tweed, Deputy Street Commissioner.”
828 BOX OF CITY HISTORY - 1818 - 1830  ($50-Up)
Approximately 160 pieces of financial documents of various New York companies ranging in date from 1818 to the late 1830s. There are administrative items; Court Crier; Washington Square work; Construction materials invoices, street inspector reports, salary forms, and more. There are normal aging problems, some foxing, but generally quite good. All are folded, some with small tears, and lots to enjoy.
829 BOX OF CITY HISTORY 1840-1880  ($100-Up)
Over 400 items: court records, Water Commissioners, Street Paving, Bureau of Repairs & Supplies; Pay Roll; Street Inspector Reports, etc. Plenty of things to find.
830 BROADWAY BANK - SEPT 7 1863 WAR ITEM ($25-Up)
“Funds to pay substitutes provided by County under Res. Aug 28, 62.” Those who volunteered to enlist in place of others were given a bonus, usually $300. Signed George Opdyke, Mayor. After the Draft Riots, $2,500,000 was appropriated. Very unusual, poor condition but important.
831 BROADWAY BANK 11-07-1863 ($25-Up)
Payable to the County Treasurer, $500,000, “for account of State Taxes for the Year 1862-63.” Sailor, eagle, Indian, city seal vignette. Brilliant blue on white paper. A very light vertical stain through the center, minor rounding of the corner tips, pinholes, but otherwise very fine.
832 BROADWAY BANK - TWEED RING ($25-Up)
Richard O’Gorman, check