2007 was a banner year for auctions hosted by R.M. Smythe & Co. with record prices achieved In 2007 R.M. Smythe hosted six major auctions and set record prices for historical autographs, currency, coins, stocks bonds and antiques
Crowned arms in collar of the Golden Fleece. Slight lamination on cheek, and rubbed forehead away from Gem.
Sale #274 - Lot#1616 - Final Bid $9500
18th Century Spanish Bronze Breech Loaded Cannon. Typical form, 39 1/2" in length. Bourbon arms of Charles III on top of barrel. Breach fired cannon with breech block present. Minor damage to pindle. Nice surfaces with only traces of verdigris. One of only 40 cannons that were reported on the El Cazador. The fact that the breech block is present is simply amazing. Cannon weighs 200+ pounds. Must be picked up-no shipping available.
"As you can see, 2007 was a great year for Smythe." said Mary Herzog, Vice President of R. M. Smythe & Co. "We had some exceptionally high quality consignments, which resulted in a great deal of bidder interest. For 2008 we've got some wonderful auctions planned and our customer can expect even more quality merchandise on our auction floor."
Accredited media interested in scheduling an interview to discuss this release or past or upcoming auctions are encouraged to contact Mary Herzog at 212-943-1880
About R. M. Smythe & Co.
R. M. Smythe and Co., established in 1880, buys, sells, and auctions coins, paper money, stocks and bonds and autographs at their corporate headquarters at 2 Rector Street in the heart of the Financial District in New York City. To order a catalog, to contact any of the firmís specialists, or to make general inquiries, call 212-943-1880 or 800-622-1880, or visit the firmís website at: http://www.smytheonline.com.