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.
first, about writing an article for ‘Opera News’ in 1943, with carbon copy of answer, and the second to a collector, saying “I thoroughly approve of hobbies, and autograph collecting is a good one.” Both signed in full, very good. A third, ANS, in Latin, Jan 25, 1860 from Theodore D. Woolsey, Yale College.
726 YALE UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS: SILLIMAN, HADLEY, THACHER  ($10-Up)
Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864) chemist, the first to distill petroleum, and one of the first science professors, “Benjamin Silliman 1864” weakened with age. James Hadley (1821-1872) chemist, language expert and professor of Greek “James Hadley” small and clear. Thacher, (1815-1886) graduate of Yale and member of Skull & Bones, became a Latin professor, and was much loved by the students, though a stern disciplinarian, “Thomas A. Thacher” slightly faded.
727 YALE VS HARVARD : FOOTBALL 1923 ($10-Up)
At Soldier’s Field, the Thanksgiving classic, Nov. 24, 1923, an Official Score Card with wonderful team photos, a list of the players, and various statistics. Some tape stains, wear, but a great piece.
728 YALE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS  ($45-Up)
A sheet from an autograph collector’s book with three examples mounted, and a fourth separate: Jeremiah Day, 1817-1846; Theodore D. Woolsey, 1846-71; Noah Porter, 1871-1886; Timothy Dwight, New Haven merchant and philanthropist, son of Timothy Dwight, Yale president 1795-1817.
729 AUSCHWITZ: CORRESPONDENCE  ($75-Up)
One postcard and two letters, one of which, dated 2 III 1941, begins “Liebe Mutter.” With envelopes.
730 AUSTRIAN RELIGIOUS CIRCULAR 1808 ($65-Up)
Remarkable Austrian Broadside, in German, Circular no. 249 from the Regional Office of Kroneuburg, legal folio, “Concerning what to do with the children in the event of the conversion of a Jewish father to Christianity...all children who have not yet reached the age of reason must follow their father’s religion. District of Kornneuburg, Sept 3, 1808, Czech, Head of District.” In fine condition.
731 AUSTRIAN TAX CIRCULAR, 1835 ($60-Up)
Remarkable Austrian Broadside, in German, legal folio, concerning taxes “...and the Jews Tax...the 1835 inheritance, income and Jew tax should remain in effect for the 1836 fiscal year and should be collected in the usual manner. Vienna, August 21, 1835.”In fine condition.
732 BEGIN, MENACHEM ($75-Up)
Israeli politician and Zionist fighter (1913-92); Prime Minister of Israel; for his historic agreement with Anwar Sadat of Egypt, ending decades of conflict between the two countries, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize. FDC Signed “M. Begin”in Hebrew and Roman characters. The cover commemorates Sadat’s visit to Israel. In fine condition.
733 BEN GURION, DAVID  ($225-Up)
First Prime Minister of Israel (1886-1973). FDC Signed in Hebrew, celebrating the 4th Maccabiah. Also, a 12mo Card Signed in Hebrew.
734 BEN GURION, DAVID  ($125-Up)
Commemorative photographic FDCSigned in Hebrew, 1953 With newspaper clipping.
735 BEN GURION, DAVID  ($175-Up)
A printed facsimile letter, 1p, 8vo, Jerusalem 3/27/1958, in Hebrew , on official government letterhead, to the parents, wives and children of those fighters who have sacrificed their lives to die protecting their land and nation, written on the 10th