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.
L. McKENZIE  ($25-Up)
Prime Minister of Canada (1874-1950, served 1921-26, 1926-30, and 1935-48). Signed on a card. With secretarial presentation letter and envelope.
373 LEAGUE OF NATIONS  ($200-Up)
The League of Nations was an international organization created as a result of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919-20. Its mission was to prevent war, encourage disarmament, resolve disputes between nations, and promote international well-being. President Wilson was very much in favor of American participation, but his herculean efforts were not sufficient to achieve that, and the U. S. never joined. The lot consists of a typewritten list of the attendees at the Geneva meeting of 1920, and six large size album pages on which are written the Signatures of the participants, most under the name of their country in French. The first is the autograph of “Eric Drummond, Secretary-General” of the League, and another well-known name is “Dr. Edvard Benes, Czechoslovakia.”There are sixty different signatures; a special collection for the right person.
374 LOOMIS, ELIAS ($10-Up)
Mathematician, astronomer, Yale professor, (1811-1889) and with Denison Olmsted he rediscovered Halley’s Comet in 1835, again computing its orbit. “Elias Loomis”on an oblong parchment strip.
375 LOW, SETH ($10-Up)
Mayor of NYC and of Brooklyn (1850-1916); President of Columbia University. Signed on imprinted 16mo autograph card.
376 LYNN, VERA ($10-Up)
English singer (born 1917); signature tunes “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “We’ll Meet Again.” Signed on an oblong 12mo card, with halftone portrait tipped at right.
377 MENJOU, ADOLPHE ($30-Up)
American actor (1890-1963). On 12mo card.
378 MITCHELL, DONALD G. ($10-Up)
Mitchell (1822-1908) was the Washington correspondent for the ‘New York Morning Courier and Enquirer,’“glad to comply with your wishes, Very truly yrs, Dond G. Mitchell.”
379 MORLEY, CHRISTOPHER ($10-Up)
American journalist and author (1890-1957),“Good luck and best wishes! Christopher Morley”on a small card.
380 OPERA: ALICE NIELSEN ($70-Up)
American opera singer (1868? - 1943). On a 12mo sheet with quote, “Many are called but few are chosen.”Dated 1908. Tipped to a sheet with three other autographs, with one additional unrelated signature.
381 OPERA: JOAN SUTHERLAND ($20-Up)
Australian soprano (born 1926). Signed on a 12mo card and inscribed to a collector, dated March, 1977. Tipped to left is a halftone printed photo. Stapled to a 4to sheet.
382 ORMANDY, EUGENE ($45-Up)
Hungarian-born American violinist and conductor (1899-1985). Signed on verso of a Watergate Hotel envelope.
383 PAYNE, JOHN BARTON ($10-Up)
Secretary of the Interior under Wilson. On his imprinted card, sends New Year greetings, “John Barton Payne”
384 POINSETT, JOHN ROBERTS ($10-Up)
American physician, botanist and statesman, from Charleston, SC, (1779-1851), found and named the poinsettia, popular Christmas flower. He signs “J. R. Poinsett.”
385 PONTI, CARLO ($20-Up)
Italian film producer (1912-2007). Signed on an oblong 12mo sheet stapled to a slightly larger sheet, with a halftone portrait tipped to page.
386 RIZZUTO, PHIL  ($30-Up)
Hall of Fame baseball player and sportscaster (1917-2007). Signed to a fan on an oblong 8vo sheet. With second sheet bearing signatures of announcer Frank Messer