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.
both on the wrong side of the law - violent overthrow of the government! Signed in type by “John Edgar Hoover.”
54 WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE ($40-Up)
Choice political Pamphlet presenting a speech by Sen. Gorge F. Hoar in 1885, entitled “Woman’s Co-Operation Essential to Pure Politics.”4pp, wide 4to. Published by the American Woman Suffrage Association, Boston. Minor nicks and uneven toning, closed interior fold tear, else very good.
55 YOUNG COLLECTORS: MAGAZINES ($5-Up)
Bulk lot of about a dozen vintage magazines from the 50s onward. Great for a new collector!
56 WASHINGTON, MARY: MONUMENT DEDICATION ($10-Up)
Printed small 4to program for the dedication of the monument at Fredericksburg, VA, May 10, 1894, where President Cleveland attended and spoke.
57 VIETNAM: GEORGE BALL ($40-Up)
US Under Secretary of State George Ball (1909-1994) was among the first in Washington to want to end the Vietnam War, and was not popular in those early days. Broadside from the “Far Eastern Economic Review, July 13, 1961 / Ball’s Bitter Cup”. Printed by the South China Morning Post.Under glass in a new frame, 24” x 19” overall size. Broadside somewhat toned, otherwise fine.
Art, Prints, and Related Ephemera
58 BARBADOS: ST. ANN’S GARRISON AND THE SAVANNAH ($100-Up)
Lithograph, 21” x 24” published by Day & Son, London, Lithographers to the Queen, 1853; attractive and nicely framed.
59 BROOKLYN BRIDGE, NEW YORK ($40-Up)
Apparently a copperplate engraving by artist, signed and in a mat, so that overall size 16x21.” Very pleasant, fine condition, ready for framing.
60 CARTOON: GEORGE W. BALL ($40-Up)
Signed Art, by James G. Reidfords of The Globe and Mail, Toronto. The image is of Ball at a desk surrounded by anti-Vietnam War posters, and a package in front of him labelled “US War on Poverty” while he wonders in the caption“...if the Canadian people will..accept..a per capita income less than three-fourths ours.” The US Capitol is in the background, and the artist’s inscription is on the desk blotter.
61 CARTOON: FRANK BEAVEN “JAILBREAK” ($20-Up)
“Don’t get excited, Chief! It’s just a painting!”Original Ink and Watercolor cartoon, ca. 12” square, by cartoonist Beaven, who Signs and inscribes “To Don - From one punk to another - Frank B.” Dated on verso, May 9/1936. Original, unusal very fine condition.
62 COLLAGE: NOTES and BONDS ($50-Up)
Created by Dan Collier, a dedicated collector, with a long career in the financial services industry and a great creative spirit, the collage was made from pieces of banknotes and bonds, as well as other ephemera. The theme is the Pacific Northwest, and the immense effect of the railroad on western settlement of the U.S. Size 23” x 14”. It longs for a place where it will feel at home.
63 ENGLAND: CATHEDRALS AND CHURCHES  ($100-Up)
Over 150 views of beautiful cathedrals and churches, engravings and prints, some floor plans, condition very good.
64 ENGLAND: PRINT ENGRAVINGS COLLECTION  ($20-Up)
Cut from publications. Interesting, historical, and in very good condition.
65 ENGRAVING: PHYSICAL FITNESS, 19th CENTURY ($10-Up)
French Engraving, “Anatomie