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.
338 CUSHING, CALEB ($10-Up)
U. S. Attorney General under Pierce, (1800-1879). On a 2.2” x 8.5” parchment sheet.
339 CUSHING, CALEB ($10-Up)
“Yours, C.Cushing”on a small strip of paper, affixed to a larger sheet with blue stars.
340 CRANE, BOB ($175-Up)
American disc jockey and actor (1928-78); best known for the title role in the television series “Hogan’s Heroes;” his murder, which exposed a sordid secret life, remains unsolved. “Love, Bob Crane” on a 12mo card.
341 CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE ($40-Up)
English illustrator and political cartoonist (1792-1878). Signed on a small 4to sheet to a collector. A large, idiosyncratic signature.
342 DALEY, RICHARD J.  ($30-Up)
Mayor of Chicago (1902-76). On 12mo Mayoral autograph card. Staple holes at right edge. With biography.
343 DANA, JAMES DWIGHT ($10-Up)
American geologist (1813-1895); made important studies of volcanic activity, “James D. Dana.”
344 DAMROSCH, WALTER ($30-Up)
Prussian-born American conductor and composer (1862-1953). Signed on a 12mo card.
345 DAVIS, RICHARD HARDING  ($10-Up)
Newspaper reporter, famous for his reporting of the Spanish American War, and a writer, Davis (1864-1916) was a leading foreign correspondent, and covered the Boer War. “Westward the course of Empire takes its way. Sincerely yours, Richard Harding Davis”Also on card, “Amelie Rives” woman poet.
346 DERSHOWITZ, ALAN M. ($35-Up)
Important criminal law professor at Harvard, and writer (born 1938). The title page of his book “Taking Liberties: A Decade of Hard Cases, Bad Laws, and Bum Raps”published 1988 by Contemporary Books, Inc. The page has been signed“Alan Dershowitz Aug 27, 1991” and is in fine condition.
347 DEWEY, ADMIRAL GEORGE ($10-Up)
American sailor (1837-1917); most famous for his success in the battle of Manila Bay. Signed on a small sheet.
348 DOCKING, ROBERT B. ($15-Up)
Governor of KS (1925-83). On imprinted 12mo card, with sticker of KS flag at lower right. Stapled to larger sheet along with TLS presenting autograph to collector.
349 DOLE, WILLIAM P. ($15-Up)
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, achieved a treaty between the U. S. and the Ponca tribe, signs “Wm. P. Dole Commr Ind Affrs Jun 15th, 1865 Ill”on laid paper, very fine.
350 DOUGLAS-HOME, ALEC ($20-Up)
British Pime Minister (1903-1995) 1963-1964, under Queen Elizabeth II. He was the last member of the House of Lords to be appointed Prime Minister, and the last to be chosen personally by the Queen. On a plain sheet of his stationery, an ANS“From LORD HOME OF THE HIRSEL, K.T.” with a printed seal of the House of Lords, he has simply signed “Home.” Pristine and desirable.
351 ELLINGTON, DUKE ($125-Up)
On verso of a 12mo ticket for the 6th Annual Splendid American Awards Dinner, 12/10/1970. Also signed by honoree Samuel F. Pryor. With unrelated clipping about Ellington.
352 EUGEN, PRINCE NAPOLEON NICOLAUS OF SWEDEN AND NORWAY ($20-Up)
Duke of Narke, (1865-1947) youngest son of King Oscar II, “Eugen” written years ago for a friend of the firm!
353 EVERETT, EDWARD ($10-Up)
Whig politician from Massachusetts, Everett (1794-1865) was also governor, and delvered the two hour speech at