Internet auction of historical materials to be held by Smythe & Co. on Oct. 1 An eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana will be auctioned by Smythe & Co. on October 1, 2007
News-Antique.com - Sep 14,2007 - Manhattan, New York - September 14, 2007 - R.M. Smythe & Co., Inc., New York's largest and oldest dealer in autographs, vintage photographs and Americana will hold auction #273 on Oct 1. 2007, starting at 11AM (EST). The sale will be be conducted as an Internet auction and will be comprised of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana. The auction will be held on eBay Live and will contain 975 affordable lots with estimates ranging from $5 to $1600. Absentee bids will be accepted at www.smytheonline.com by clicking on "current auctions". A brief sample of the items to be offered include:
Lot #898 - ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.: PHOTOGRAPHS  (Estimate $650-Up) Outstanding gathering of twelve vintage news wire Photographs of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lot #775 - PHILIPPINE OCCUPATION  (Estimate $1,600-Up) Incredible photographic archive of 28 images showing American and allied Filipino soldiers during the early years of US administration following the Spanish-American War., Lot #42 - NEWSPAPERS: WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE  (Estimate $75-Up) Three issues of “The Revolution,”vol. VII, no. 9, 3/2/1871; vol. VII, no., 5/11/1871; and vol. VIII no. 5, 8/3/1871. Full of works favoring women’s rights and extension of the suffrage., Lot #123 - THREE PENNY OPERA: JACK LEVINE ETCHINGS (Estimate $500-Up) Outstanding limited edition double Portfolio Dreigroschenfilm, inspired by the Brecht-Pabst film of 1930, Dreigroschenoper, (Three Penny Opera). New York, Touchstone Publishers, 1967. No. XLII/XLV., Lot #847 - NEW YORK: THIRTY-FIVE VIEWS  (Estimate $20-Up) From a Rand, McNally view book, 1897 except for one sheet of stationery with a pigeon’s eye view of “New York and Adjacent Cities from Jersey City Heights.” Good condition, fine., Lot #804 WORLD WAR I: THE MILITARY SURGEON  (Estimate $20-Up) Two volumes of the 4to publication “The Military Surgeon,” vol. XL no. 5, 5/1917, and vol. XLII, no. 3, 3/1918. Pencil owner’s signature on 1918 volume. Both in very good condition., Lot #545 HEMINGWAY 1st EDITION “FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS” (Estimate $150-Up) “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”Ernest Hemingway. New York, 1940, Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1st edition., Lot #544 HELLER’S “CATCH-22” 1st Ed, 2nd Printing (Estimate $250-Up) “Catch-22.”Joseph Heller. NY, Simon & Schuster, 1961. 1st Edition., Lot #285 STRAVINSKY, IGOR  (Estimate $250-Up) Composer, pianist and conductor (1882-1971), Stravinsky is widely considered one of the most import influences on modern music.His “Rite of Spring” 1913, continues to astound audiences. Calling card, written in red ink “So sorry I didn’t see you in NY - and didn’t thank you for the beautiful gift”signed with initials, and another with thanks for birthday wishes, signed “LStravinsky.”TLS, 19 March 1970 from Douglas Fairbanks, requesting a signed photograph to replace one lost in a fire years before. Long and warm, signed “Sincerely, Douglas Fairbanks.”
These lots typify the varied and eclectic nature of the items being offered at the October 1, Internet sale. Detailed descriptions and photographs of all 975 lots are available for review online at: http://www.smytheonline.com then select “Current Auctions”.
"This auction contains many fascinating items in an extremely wide