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.
815 WORLD WAR II: ITALIAN OCCUPATION - MILITARY LAW  ($80-Up)
Three Broadsides from the Allied occupational forces in Italy. The first [40 x 28], Proclamation No. 1 (revised), establishes military rule; the second [28 x 19.5], Proclamation No. 3, gives police and security regulations; and the third, Proclamation No. 4 (revised), closes financial institutions. All with minor partial fold splits but each in very good condition.
816 WORLD WAR II: ITALIAN OCCUPATION - COMMODITIES  ($40-Up)
Trio of Broadsides in Italian and English during the Allied occupation of Italy. The first [28.6 x 20.5] lists commodities that may not be moved or traded, by order of the Allied authorities; the second [19 x 14] demands surrender of all arms, ammunition, and radio transmitters, on pain of death; and the third [7 x 12.5], possibly incomplete, notes that anyone in the possession of any such cans risks prosecution. First with edge wear and partial fold splits, otherwise very good; second fine; third with edge tears affecting two words, otherwise about good.
817 WORLD WAR II: ITALIAN OCCUPATION - LUCCA  ($60-Up)
Three Broadsides, in Italian (one also in English),issued during the Allied occupation of Italy. One [32.5 x 22.5] addresses Italian Patriots now Free Italian Citizens, the second [34.5 x 25] , from the Prefect of Lucca, concerns olive oil production, and the third [20 x 14] gives orders to the people of Lucca from the Allied authorities. Partial fold splits, edge wear, and toning, but overall very good.
818 WORLD WAR II: ITALIAN OCCUPATION - PROCLAMATIONS ($30-Up)
Fantastic group of Broadsides, legal folio, stapled together as a single group, of Proclamations Nos. 2 through 13 of the Allied Military Government in occupied Italy. The first deals with war crimes. All are present in both English and Italian versions. Edge wear to all, overall very good.
819 WORLD WAR II: ITALIAN OCCUPATION - PROPERTY CONTROL ($15-Up)
Broadside of Proclamation No. 2 of the Allied Military Government in Italy, in Italian and English, 34 x 19, giving regulations on property control, including rationing and price fixing. Near fine condition.
820 WORLD WAR II: ITALIAN OCCUPATION - TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS  ($20-Up)
Two Broadsides from the Allied occupational government in Italy, both in Italian, the second also in English. The first [20 x 13] reminds locals that permission from the military governor is required to travel more than 2 km. The second [28 x 19], General Order No. 20, gives rules regarding motor vehicle permits. Some edge wear to the first, otherwise both very good.
821 WORLD WAR I: RAMSAY MacDONALD ($10-Up)
One page 4to broadside, printed copy of his letter for distribution. MacDonald (1866-1937) explains his positions, and argues for pay of 1 pound per week for the men at the front and See the war through..put an end to secret diplomacy..do justice to the families of the men at the front.
822 WORLD WAR II: 1944 US NEWS SUMMARY ($5-Up)