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.
and no. 28 of the “Men of the Day” series. With the magazine’s text for the image. In very good condition.
131 VANITY FAIR PRINTS: KUBELIK AND JOACHIM  ($10-Up)
Jan Kubelik (1880-1940) Czech, also composed; his Bach-Gounod “Ave Maria” was a great early recording success, and developed popularity for the instrument. Vanity Fair cartoon, May 7, 1903. Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), Hungarian, teacher, composer, conductor and considered on the most influential violinists af all time. Vanity Fair cartoon, July 5, 1905. Both have condition problems, no text, but very good images.
132 VIETNAM PEACE: GEORGE BALL ($50-Up)
George Ball pictured as a hen trying to hatch a “Hard Boiled Vietnam Peace”Ball perspires while Arthur Goldberg flies off, hopefully to get the job done. An original piece by Cy signed, “Hungerford” (1889-1983) political cartoonist from Pittsburgh. Under glass in a frame, overall 20” x 16” and very fine.
133 WATERFOWL U.S.A. GEORGIA FIRST STATE PRINT ($20-Up)
The first of the Georgia duck stamps was created by James Edward Partee, Jr., in 1984, and pictured Wood Ducks, as shown. A stamp was also issued with this image. This is #381 of 500 Signed by the artist, Second Edition.
134 WIMBLEDON TENNIS: FIFTH SEASON ($20-Up)
The oldest major championship meeting, Wimbledon tennis matches began in 1877. Here, in The Graphic of August 6, 1881, an illustration, 12x16.5,” of “The Fifth Round of the All Comers’ Match.”
135 WYETH, ANDREW: THE FOUR SEASONS ($150-Up)
12 reproductions of famous Wyeth paintings in black & white and color, no date. With a preface by Lloyd Goodrich, Director of the Whitney Museum of Art, published by Art in America, New York City. Size 17” x 13”; the box is soiled but good, the contents as new.
136 ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS ($80-Up)
US Minister to England during the Civil War (1807-86); US Representative from MA; son of John Quincy Adams. ALS “C.F. Adams,” 3/4p, 4to, n.p. [Boston], 6/9, no year. He writes Francis Jackson that “I have submitted your letter of the 7th to my father [John Quincy Adams] for his consideration. We both think that it is not advisable to sell the land you point out at present...” Toned, mounting trace on address leaf, otherwise very good.
137 ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS ($60-Up)
ANS “C.F.A.”in pencil,nd, np. Three-line note to an editor about Chinese characters in a text, on a ca. 2” x 8” sheet. Paper mending tape on two folds on back, otherwise very good. With an engraving of Adams.
138 ADDINSELL, RICHARD  ($100-Up)
Two letters from this Hollywood film composer, with responses from his correspondent, “Mr. Dreyfus.” The first, TLS, 19th February 1949, two pages with five lines handwritten above signature, about music for the film Passionate Friends and “the new Hitchcock film for Ingrid Bergman”and Smoky Mountains. The second, ALS July 25th 1949,about slow delivery schedules of air freight! Both letters written from 30, Launceston Place, Kensington.
139 [ARMSTRONG, NEIL]: VIOLA ARMSTRONG  ($40-Up)
From the astronaut’s mother, ALS, July 11, 1972, Wapakoneta, Ohio,