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.
who was instrumental in the NY Mets 1969 World Series victory. Signed in blue marker over lighter portions of his body in a 4to color action shot.
441 ALBERT, EDDIE ($50-Up)
Popular American actor (1906-2005). Signed and inscribed to theatrical producer Anna Sosenko over light area at top of a 10 x 8 smiling close-up.
442 ALEXANDER, JANE ($50-Up)
American actress and public official (born 1939); has earned a Tony award and two Emmys; former director of the National Endowment for the Arts. Choice Photograph Signed For Anna, My best to you, Jane Alexander over lighter portion of image. A 10 x 8 black-and-white image of her on stage with another actress. Fine.
443 ANDERSON, JOHN B. ($15-Up)
US Representative from IL (born 1922); third-party presidential candidate. Signed over light areas at top of a b/w 10 x 8 photo.
444 ANDERSON, WENDELL  ($30-Up)
Governor of MN (born 1933). Signed in blank margin at lower right of an 11.25 x 8.2 printed color portrait, possibly clipped at left and top. With TLS presenting autograph to collector. Staple holes in each.
445 BAINTER, FAY ($75-Up)
American actress (1891-1968); awarded a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 1938s Jezebel. Signed over darker area at bottom of image, a 7 x 5 still of her playing backgammon. Stained around edges.
446 BARDOT, BRIGITTE ($60-Up)
Signed over light and dark areas of a sexy color 10 x 8 image.
447 BENEKE, TEX ($100-Up)
American saxophonist, singer, and bandleader (1914-2000). Portrait Signed Best Wishes to Walter Smith, Jr. You did a great job. Sincerely, Tex Benekeat bottom of page. A 12 x 8 pencil rendering by Smith on the back of a railroad time table. Very good.
448 BENNETT, JOAN ($30-Up)
American film and television actress (1910-90). Signed over light area of her chest on a glamorous 13.6 x 10.7 close-up portrait. Mounting traces at left, ink a little light.
449 BOLGER, RAY ($150-Up)
American dancer and actor (1904-87); a Tony-winning lead in Broadway musicals, he is best known for his role as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. Signed over light and dark areas of his torso. A choice 5 x 3.4 candid photo of him outside a Broadway theater, ca. 1941.
450 BOWEN, OTIS  ($30-Up)
US politician (born 1918); Governor of IN; US Secretary of Health and Human Services. Signed over light area at top of 10 x 8 b/w photo. With secretarial TLS.
451 BRINKLEY, DAVID ($20-Up)
American journalist and network news anchor (1920-2003). Signed over medium and dark areas of background on a youthful 10 x 8 b/w head-and-shoulders portrait.
452 BUMPERS, DALE ($25-Up)
US Politician (born 1925); Governor of Arkansas and US Senator. 8 x 10, b/w, signed over light portion. Stapled to larger sheet with photo of AR capitol on verso.
453 BUSBEE, GEORGE ($30-Up)
Governor of GA (born 1927). 6 x 4, b/w, signed at right. Stapled to larger sheet with a separate Sig, postcard photo of GA capitol. Some blotting.