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.
737 BUTLER, NICHOLAS MURRAY ($30-Up)
President of Columbia University, Butler writes to Robert Underwood Johnson on Apr 28, 1911, TLS“Nicholas Murray Butler,” 1/2p, 4to, on Columbia University sationery, NYC, 4/26/1911. He tells Robert Underwood Johnson, “There is no possible objection to your bringing the name of Mr. Kennan to the attention of President Hadley. Our own Jewish constituency is not large enough to give much point to giving a degree to one of the champions of that people. Harvard or New York University would probably be the most fitting institution to give the degree on that ground.”In very good condition.
738 CENSORED COVERS  ($10-Up)
Two covers with Afghanistan stamps with censor seals, “Hebrew characters Persian language” on the outside.
739 DISCOURSE ABOUT THE JEWS - 1681 ($125-Up)
“Peculium Dei, a Discourse about the Jews, The Peculiar People of God...” G. Hickes, vicar of Alhallows-Barkin. London, Walter Kettilby, Feb 6th, 1681. 32 pages, sewn. No boards. A carefully constructed instruction, very readable, and in excellent condition.
740 DIZENGOFF, MEIR ($100-Up)
A founder, and the first mayor, of Tel Aviv (1861-1936). TLS “M. Dizengoff”as vice-consul,in French, n.p., 7/7/1929, a letter of introduction for Zvi Genin, a businessman from Jaffa with a visa problem, addressed to the Consul General of Belgium, in Paris.
741 FIRST DAY COVER - 1948 ($15-Up)
May 16, 1948 was a historic day in Jewish postal history: the last day of the British Mandate Postal Service and the Interim Postal Service, and the first day of the Israeli Postal Service. The cover has has one stamp from each service, cancelled with the proper May 16th codes.
742 INTERNATIONAL JEW: BROADSIDE ($15-Up)
Broadside, “The International Jew Originally Published by Henry Ford Fearless -- Documented -- Revealing Resurrected From Jew-Controlled Obscurity.” In 4 pieces. Advertisement for a reprint of Henry Ford’s anti-Jewish book originally published in 1922. In 1927, Ford apologized for the book. However, this poster suggests that Ford was threatened by Jews and that was why Ford apologized and stopped the printing of his book.
743 ISRAEL: SETTLEMENT AND BUILDING ACTIVITY  ($120-Up)
Twenty photographs, mostly stamped ‘Government Information Services’ showing building activity in the Negev, at the harbors, and other similar scenes. Young people are building the country. There are also a few shots of the insides of businesses, as an orange packing plant. A very nice collection of a new nation. The only date apparent is 1954, but it may not refer to the year the photographs were taken.
744 JEWISH HOSPITALS COINS  ($10-Up)
Three commemorative coins: 50 years of Health & Hope 1949, National Jewish Hospital, Denver; New Mount Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles; Mount Sinai Hospital & Clinic, Los Angeles.
745 MAUTHAUSEN CORRESPONDENCE  ($55-Up)
Two letters. 21 Apr 1941 with envelope, second undated, in German.