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.
495 RACING: REX MAYS and DUKE NALON ($20-Up)
Signed by both over medium-toned portion of an 8” x 10” image of Mays in his car for the 1949 Indianapolis 500.
496 RAEBURN, BOYD ($45-Up)
American saxophonist and bandleader (1913-66). Signed in blank lower right of a 12” x 8.5” pencil portrait drawn by a fan on the verso of a train time table.
497 REYNOLDS, DEBBIE ($35-Up)
American actress, dancer, and singer (born 1932). Signed across medium portions of image, a 4.8” x 3.9” studio pose by Bud Fraker, ca. 1953.
498 SOTHERN, ANN ($50-Up)
American film and television actress (1909-2001). Signed over light and dark portions of a 3.5” x 2.5” candid image on a big city street, ca. 1940.
499 SUCHET, DAVID ($35-Up)
English actor (born 1946), known especially for his portrayal of Agatha Christie’s detective Hurcule Poirot. Signed over light area at left of a 4.8” x 5.5” close-up in costume as Poirot.
500 SUSANN, JACQUELINE ($250-Up)
American novelist (1918-74), known for her popular novel Valley of the Dolls. Signed over light portion of a 10” x 8” close-up, inscribed to theatrical producer Anna Sosenko.
501 SWANSON, GLORIA ($125-Up)
Signed over large blank margin of a 7” x 5” photograph, image size 3.4” square. A beautiful profile image, ca. early 1930s, holding a cigarette. Fingerprint at left edge.
502 SWANSON, GLORIA ($150-Up)
Signed over light area of her dress on a large, 14” x 11” image of her seated with her cat and dog, ca. 1940s. Some creases.
503 TEMPEST, MARIE ($80-Up)
English singer and actress (1864-1942); originally a star of light opera, she later abandoned musical theater for straight comic roles. Beautiful cabinet card SP “Marie Tempest”at lower edge of image. A soft close-up of the winsome star. Some surface scratches and stains, otherwise very good.
504 TEXAS: POMPEO COPPINI  ($80-Up)
Italian-born sculptor (1870-1957); best known for his works in Texas, especially at UT Austin, Texas A & M, and the state capitol. Photograph Signed and inscribed “From your ‘Almamater’ A picture of your friend standing by his work with his wife - both wishing you a Merry Xmas and a happy 1940, Pompeo Coppini” over dark and medium portions at bottom of image. A large, ca. 10.8” x 13.75” photograph of the famous Littlefield Fountain at the University of Texas, Austin, with the sculptor and his wife at right. In fine condition. Mounted on a slightly larger board. With an unrelated photograph of the Graf Zeppelin.
505 THOMSON, MELDRIM, Jr. ($20-Up)
Governor of NY (1912-2001). Signed over dark and light areas of a 5.25” x 4” printed photograph. Stapled with his TLS signed “B” to a larger sheet.
506 TICKNER, CHARLES ($15-Up)
American figure skater (born 1953); World Champion 1978, Olympic bronze medalist, 1980. Signed to a fan over mid-tone portions of a printed image of him in mid-routine. With his Signature and inscription on a 12mo card, both stapled to a larger sheet.