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.
757 ECLIPSE OF 1878: WAR DEPARTMENT ($17-Up)
LS “Albert J. Myer”as a brevet brigadier general and Chief Signal Officer of the US Army, 1p, 4to, on his official stationery, Washington 2/25/1880. He transmits to Prof. Wm. Harkness of the US Naval Observatory his records of the “total Eclipse of 1878...”The records are not present.
758 ENOLA GAY: LT. JACOB BESER ($25-Up)
Photograph Signed “Jacob Beser”over light portion of image at lower right, a 10” x 8” b&w image of Beser in front of the Enola Gay. Beser, in charge or radar counter-measures, was the only man to fly on both atomic bombing missions.
759 HAIG, ALEXANDER, Jr. ($50-Up)
US Soldier and public official (born 1924); Supreme Allied Commander of NATO; Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan. Choice content TLS “Al Haig, Jr.”as Supreme Allied Commander, 2-1/5 pp, 4to, on his official stationery, [Mons], Belgium, 6/17/1977. he writes Paul Hanley of West Orange, NJ, explaining his official views on the Cold War, the SALT talks, and his personal heroes. In fine condition.
760 HONORABLE DISCHARGE 1911  ($35-Up)
DS by Col. H.C. Bomm[?], 4/23/1911, discharging Michael E. Koettel of Ohio fater the expiration of his term of service. With a pair of 5.85” x 10.75”Photographs of soldiers of the era practicing maneuvers, on black mounts, by Meiser of Vancouver, WA. With a photocopy of the discharge. All very good.
761 KOREA: SECRET AIR INTELLIGENCE DIGEST, 1953 ($75-Up)
“Secret Air Intelligence Digest,”vol. 6, nos. 1-12, 1953.Directorate of Intelligence United States Air Force. Collects the full year. 4to, blue cloth with gilt lettering and spine, reading at top and bottom, “SECRET”. In fine condition.
762 MILITARY COOKING: 1910 / 1915  ($10-Up)
Two different editions of the “Manual of Military Cooking.” London, His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1910 and 1915. Both small 8vo, paper. Owner’s pencil notes on covers. Toned, very good.
763 MILITARY SERVICE JOURNAL, 1900 ($15-Up)
A bi-monthly “Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States.”Volume XXVI; no. 104. Ed., Col. William H. Powell, New York, 1900. With 146pp of articles, an appendix on the the annual meeting, and several pages of advertisements. A few folded pages, otherwise very good.
764 MUSTERING OUT: FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT 1840  ($5-Up)
Document, 4/2/1840, a “Statement of the Difference resulting from a settlement of the Account of E.W. Morgan, late Lieut. of the 2nd Artillery...as late Assistant Commissary...for Disbursements and Expenditures by him...”With envelope.
765 NAVY: ALLOWANCE OF ARTICLES, 1890 ($30-Up)
A hardbound 4to Report detailing the “Allowance of Articles...for Vessels of the United States Navy.” Navy Dept., 1890. 4to, 79pp., in deep navy blue with gilt lettering on cover. NY Chamber of Commerce Library handstamps on 2 pages, otherwise in very good condition.
766 NAVY - ARTHUR BEAUMONT “OUR FIGHTING NAVY” PRINTS  ($25-Up)
Eight color Prints of different classes of ships of the line in World War II, starting with the USS Alabama, Louisville, Cleveland, San Diego and Enterprise and three others. By Arthur