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.
on Swedish television. Edited down to three hours, a film version was released internationally and was awarded the 1980 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Ullmann might well have regretted not appearing in it, for it proved to be the last film directed by the legendary Bergman.
299 U.S. GOVERNORS  ($185-Up)
Excellent collection of 22 TLS by Governors J. Hugo Aronson [MT], Ralph G. Brooks [NE], George D. Clyde [UT], J.P. Coleman [MS], Leroy Collins [FL], Price Daniel [TX], John E. Davis [ND], Michael V. DiSalle [OH], George Docking [KS], Lane Dwinnell [NH], J. Howard Edmondson [OK], Dwight H. Green [IL], Marvin Griffin [GA], Harold W. Handley [IN], Mark O. Hatfield [OR], Joseph B. Johnson [VT], Herschel C. Loveless [IA], John D. Merwin [USVI], Robert B. Meyner [NJ], Gaylord Nelson [WI], Charles H. Russell [NV], Howard L. Simpson [WY]. All on official stationery. Nearly all in fine condition, otherwise very good.
300 VALLEE, RUDY ($50-Up)
American singer (1901-86); considered the first of the ‘crooners’. DS “Rudy Vallee,”1p, oblong narrow 8vo, Hollywood, 9/30/1944. Bank check to Ralph W. Carney drawn on the California Bank in the amount of $39.50. Endorsed on verso. Stamp and perforated cancellations not touching signature, overall very good.
301 VANDERBILT, GLORIA  ($150-Up)
American socialite, artist, and fashion designer (born 1924). Three printed photographs, one inscribed “To Anna - our love and wishes for happy holidays and new year Stan, Anderson Gloria and Carter, Ten Gracie Square, 1980.” and four greeting cards, two with photographs, one of the blanks Signed “Dearest Anna we love you, Happy Holidays, Gloria, Carter, Anderson.” All in fine condition. On the cards, she signs for her sons, Stan Stokowski, Carter Cooper, and Anderson Cooper, the last of whom has become a popular television journalist.
302 VANDERHOOF, JOHN D. ($15-Up)
Governor of CO (born 1922). Signed over darker portions of a 12mo printed color image. Stapled to a TLS sending the autograph to a collector.
303 VIRGINIA POLITICS  ($55-Up)
Group of seven pieces of less well-known Virginia political personalities: Samuel Southard, Senator, Secretary of the Navy, Treasury, President of the Senate -Free Frank; N. F. Cabell; M. R. H. Garnette; J. Mahlpen; John Roane, Free Frank 1812; John Jay Jackson, W. Va.
304 WATSON, THOMAS J. ($25-Up)
American businessman, president of IBM (1914-93); said by Time Magazine to be one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th Century. TLS, June 9, 1971 about his Boy Scout experience, becoming a Life Scout. “..the initiation..during which they had three candles on the table (one of which they used as a symbol of purity and morality that a young man ought to achieve) was a great help to me.” Signed in full, very good and the Time list would be a wonderful collecting theme.
305 WEBSTER, DANIEL  ($125-Up)
Leading American statesman of his time (1782-1852); lawyer, US Senator, Secretary of State. ANS, May 25, 1841, signed “D Webster,”with a printed image. Also, part-printed form from the Department of State, U. S.,