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.
Light edge wear, with minor tears from lower corner of one issue, otherwise all very good.
43 NEWSPAPERS: WORLD WAR II ($35-Up)
A box of historical newspapers: The Journal American, The Sun, The New York Telegram, The New York Times, 1942-1945. Brittle, but readable, and a lot of great background.
44 NEWSPAPERS: WORLD WAR II BOX 2 ($35-Up)
Box of hundreds of Newspapers of the World War II era. Some just front pages. Age-toned, with some chipped edges, overall about good.
45 PARTI COMMUNISTE FRANCAIS ($10-Up)
The “Republicain Radical et la Radical-Socialiste pour la Renaissance de la France...”Sept 23, 1945, a list of candidates as well as the party platform issues. A bit of ephemera which surprisingly has survived, albeit with the bottom corners missing.
46 RARE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS CATALOGUE 1953 ($10-Up)
Catalogue No. 1 of Lathrop C. Harper, Inc., NY, 84 pages with very good descriptions and black and white images. Cover loose, soiled, but rare and in very good condition.
47 RED CROSS: 1957 INSPIRATIONAL PLAY ($30-Up)
TLS “Ruth!” M. Shaferand Typed Script “Inside Anywhere,”for an American Red Cross motivational play Shafer presented in 1957. Very good.
48 SOCIALIST PAMPHLET 1917 ($15-Up)
Pamphlet,“Cooperation in the United States.” Cheves West Perky. NY, The Co-Operative Press, [ca. 1917]. Calls for co-operative farms to fight an expected food shortage. Minor dampstains, mainly to last few pages, otherwise very good.
49 SPACE: NASA POSTERS  ($25-Up)
Poster “First Flight of NASA’s Apollo / Saturn V” 27x22” with six images and very handsome, pristine; also poster “Exploration of Space - USA - From Mercury to the Moon” 38” x 25”, two copies, one slightly better than the other, with many images of astronauts, equipment, landings etc. Great for two boys with similar interests.
50 SS LEVIATHAN MENU ($20-Up)
Menu from the SS Leviathan, a luxury liner that had been the German ship Vaterland until the beginning of World War I. An 8vo fold-out menu for the NY-Southampton route, 11/20/1924. The fare includes oysters, salmon, sirloin, duckling, with ice cream for dessert. Soiled and foxed, otherwise good.
51 [St. AUBYN, THOMAS JOHN] ($125-Up)
British baronet and naturalist (1758-1839). Two posthumous manuscript items relating to his family. A Document, unsigned, 1p, legal folio, n.p., n.d. [ca. 12/28/1847]. Docket on integral leaf explains “Thos. Jno. St. Aubyn Esq. / deceased / names & addresses of the natural Brothers and Sisters of the deced...”With an unsigned 1839 Letter to the editor of the Satirist remarking on the disagreeable behavior of St. Aubyn’s widow. Both with light wear, otherwise very good. Contained together in an attractive blue cloth folder and slipcase.
52 US CONGRESS: PROCEDURAL RULES, 1803 ($20-Up)
“Report of the Committee...to Prepare and Report Such Standing Rules and Orders of Proceeding...to be Observed in this House.” [Washington, US Gov’t Printing Office], 1803. Re-bound at hinge with a paper strip. Very light dampstain on first page, otherwise very good.
53 WANTED! FBI, US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE  ($15-Up)
Two “Wanted” posters, small 8to, 1951, nice looking fellows, but