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.
Gettysburg which has been forgotten after Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, “E. Everett M.C.” on tiny slip of paper.
354 FENTON, REUBEN E. ($35-Up)
Governor, US Senator, and US Representative from NY (1819-85). Signed on a 16mo sheet, with mounting traces in all corners.
355 FISHER, JOHN S. ($8-Up)
Governor of PA (1867-1940). Signed on a 12mo card with embossed gilt State Seal. Tipped to secretarial presentation TLS.
356 FORAKER, JOSEPH B. ($8-Up)
Governor and US Senator from OH (1846-1917). On a 16mo card, dated 3/31/1902.
357 FROST, ROBERT ($90-Up)
Beloved American poet (1874-1963). Two fragments of wrapping paper from a package he sent to “Mrs.R.C.Taylor, 16 East 93 St New York City; From Robert Frost, South Shaftsbury Vermont,” all in his hand. Certainly unusual!
358 FRYE, WILLIAM P. ($10-Up)
US Representative and US Senator from ME (1830-1911). On a 2.5” x 3.77” sheet.
359 GILES, WILLIAM B.  ($60-Up)
American politician (1762-1830); US Senator and US Representative from VA; Governor of VA. Two signatures on clipped sheets.
360 GOETHALS, GEORGE W. ($65-Up)
US engineer and soldier (1858-1928); supervised construction of the Panama Canal. Signed on small 12mo card of the Cornell University President’s House, with mounting traces at corners.
361 GOOLAGONG, EVONNE ($20-Up)
Australian tennis player (born 1951). On 4.2” x 5.8” card, inscribed to Ruth, stapled with envelope to larger sheet.
362 GRANT, ROBERT ($10-Up)
US novelist and jurist (1852-1940). On a 2.9” x 4” sheet, dated, 1903.
363 GUSTAF V of SWEDEN ($20-Up)
Created Duke of Varmland at birth, King Gustaf (1858-1950) reigned from 1907-1950, signs “Gustaf” and collected by the same friend of the firm as Prince Eugen.
364 HALL, DAVID ($10-Up)
Governor of OK (born 1930). On a 12mo card, stapled with envelope to a larger sheet.
365 HARING, KEITH ($125-Up)
American artist (1958-90); his work in many media was characterized by the use of primary colors, simple but iconic shapes, and the influence of graffiti art. His Signature “Keith Haring”on verso of a 16mo business card of the Pop Shop in New York City. Contained between two plates of Plexiglas, overall size 3” x 5.13”. Minor scratching of Plexiglas, but autograph is in fine condition.
366 HERSEY, JOHN ($10-Up)
American journalist (1914-93). Short TLS, Nov. 11, 1987, Hersey (1914-1993) gives an introduction, “Sincerely yours, John Hersey.”
367 HERRMANN, ALEXANDER ($75-Up)
French-born American magician (1844-96). “A. Herrmann” written large and bold on a 2.25” x 7.5” sheet, tipped to a larger page.
368 HUMPERDINCK, ENGELBERT ($15-Up)
Anglo-Indian pop singer, real name Arnold Dorsey (born 1936). On a 16mo card, tipped to a larger sheet with a halftone news photo.
369 HUNT, LESLEY ($5-Up)
Australian tennis player. With inscription to fan on oblong 12mo sheet, stapled with envelope to larger sheet.
370 KAUFMAN, ANDY  ($175-Up)
American comic actor and performance artist (1949-84). Two signatures inscribed to a fan on versos of 12mo Hilton hotel forms.
371 KENNDEDY, EDWARD “Ted” ($30-Up)
US Senator from MA (born 1932). Signed on 12mo card underneath tipped halftone photograph.