Internet auction of historical materials to be held by Smythe and Co on Oct 1

Released on: September 28, 2007, 9:16 am

Press Release Author: Smythe & Co.

Industry: Retail

Press Release Summary: An eclectic collections of historical materials including
autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana will be auctioned by Smythe &
Co. on October 1, 2007

Press Release Body: Manhattan, New York - September 28, 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 by clicking on \"current auctions\". A brief sample of the items
to be offered include:

Lot #898 - ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.: PHOTOGRAPHS [12] (Estimate $650-Up) Outstanding
gathering of twelve vintage news wire Photographs of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lot #775
- PHILIPPINE OCCUPATION [26] (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 [3] (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 [33] (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 [2] (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 [3] (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: then select "Current

\"This auction contains many fascinating items in an extremely wide variety of
categories.\" said Mary Herzog, Vice President of R. M. Smythe & Co. \"when you
combine that with the affordable range of the estimates on these lots, this sale
will have something for just about everyone.\"

Lots will be available for viewing at Smythe's offices at 2 Rector Street, in New
York City, by appointment only. To arrange for an appointment call R. M. Smythe &
Co. at 800-622-1880. For updates on this auction check Smythe's website at This auction will be conducted with eBay Live/LiveAuctioneers.

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 firm's specialists, or to make general inquiries, call
212-943-1880 or 800-622-1880, or visit the firm's website at:

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Contact Details: Smythe & Co.
Manhattan, New York

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