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.
in diameter, the larger buttons with a curved rim, showing four designs in all: Theodore Roosevelt preparing to shoot a lion ; on horseback as a “Rough Rider”; armed, riding an elephant through the jungle ; and facing down a rhinoceros! The duplicated designs are present once in each size. All are attractively held on a 4to card with a postcard photograph of Roosevelt. Patina on two larger buttons, otherwise all are in very good condition.
901 TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD  ($25-Up)
Invitation and sympathy card, plus envelope.
902 TRUMAN, HARRY S  ($45-Up)
Two oblong 12mo engraved White House Invitations requesting “the pleasure of the company of Mrs. Casey at luncheon,” 1/25/1946 and 4/20/1950. With a third card instructing her to respond to the White House Social Secretary, bearing her annotation that it was answered on 4/10/50. One small stain on earlier card, else all fine.
903 TRUMAN, MARGARET ($90-Up)
TLS “Margaret Truman,”1/3p, 8vo, on White house stationery, 3/22/1947, to Mrs. Watson, thanking her for encouragement. In fine condition.
904 TYLER, LETITIA: OBITUARY NEWSPAPER ($20-Up)
“Daily National Intelligencer,”vol. XXX, no. 9226, 9/12/1842. Includes obituary of sitting First Lady Letitia Tyler. Edge wear, pen notes, otherwise very good/fine.
905 WASHINGTON BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES  ($65-Up)
Trio of books: “The Constitution of the Washington Benevolent Society of the County of Delaware.”Albany, Websters and Skinners, 1813. 12mo, contemporary 1/4 calf with marbled boards. Includes the Farewell Address and the US and NY Constitutions. “The Text-Book of the Washington Benevolent Society: Containing, a Biography and Character of George Washington...”Concord, George Hough, 1812. 16mo, contemporary 1/4 calf. With Farewell Address and US Constitution, and 1/18/1814 membership certificate for the Society’s New York chapter for Henry Osgood. With an 1814 3rd edition of the same book, slightly smaller, with certificate for Abel Coldwell of the Londonderry, NH chapter. Last with front board detached but present, first apparently with frontispiece removed. Otherwise all very good.
906 WASHINGTON: CENTENNIAL RIBBON  ($35-Up)
Silk Centennial Ribbon with red, white, and blue designs, US shield, golden stars, American eagle, dates 1776 and 1876, quote from Declaration, and portrait of George Washington after Stuart’s painting. With maroon tassel. Pinned to a card from Phoenix Mfg. Co. With engraved portrait after Stuart. Color missing from some details, possibly a defect of manufacture. Card foxed, otherwise very good.
907 WASHINGTON, GEORGE  ($145-Up)
Six carte-de-visite Photographs from engravings, of George Washington , Martha Washington, both together, and the Washington family.
908 WASHINGTON, GEORGE: FIRST ELECTION  ($225-Up)
Periodical Book The American Museum, vol. V, Philadelphia, 4/1789, 106pp., 8vo, relating news and opinion of the day, including the “Proceedings of Congress,”with the report that “A quorum of both houses met, and on counting the votes for president and vice president, they appeared to be For president: His excell. gen. Washington - 69 / For vice president: Hon. John Adams - 34...” explaining after a list of the other votes for Vice President that “His excellency George Washington, esq. was announced president and the honourable