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161425

General George CUSTER'S MASSACRE Battle of Little Bighorn INDIANS 1876 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391984623233

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, July 8, 1876 * General George Custer * Battle of Little Bighorn * Indians massacre The front page has a report on the Custer massacre, with one column heads: "The Recent Slaughter" "Mourning Among the Indians--Volunteers Offering, Joe Shelby Among the Number" "Excitement Over the News". Part of the text notes: " ...opinion expressed generally is in favor of whipping the Indians into subjugation. They believe this is the only way to secure peace. Much regret is expressed over the fate of General Custer & the men who were killed...Joe O. Shelby, a noted Confederate General....sent the following telegram to President Grant...'Gen. Custer has been killed... See More  

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Ends March 21, 2018 16:27

$98.00
161421

The GREAT CHICAGO FIRE Burning Conflagration Disaster 1871 Oneida NY Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372227325346

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ONEIDA CIRCULAR, New York, Oct. 16, 1871 * The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 Page 4 has over one-third of the page on: "The Great Fire" which begins: "Chicago in Ashes -- Fire and death sweeping everything before them - 150,000 people houseless & homeless - Hundreds of millions of property burned - Fearful loss of life apprehended. These are the announcements that have struck every ear and saddened every heart. The calamity is almost unparalleled in kind..." with much more. This was the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (see the web for more). From the famous Oneida Community, an early "commune" in experimental living. Much o the balance of the issue is religiously-themed. Eight page... See More  

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Ends March 21, 2018 16:17

$59.00
161282

Early NOTRE DAME University Campus Print AD & Old West Crimes 1885 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391981326791

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 17, 1885 * Old West stage coach robbery * University of Notre Dame The ftpg. has some interesting articles including; "Battling With A Burglar" "Midnight Encounter with a Murderous Negro at Texarkana" "Slain by a Saloon-Keeper--Result of a Drunken Spree...". "Daring Stage Robbery which is from Phoenix which reads like a classic Wild West holdup, including: "...stopped by two men with shotguns & Wells, Fargo's & co.'s box demanded...". Page 3 has a nice ad for the "University of Notre Dame" which includes an early print of the campus (see). Also: "Death of a Noted Swindler" "New Way to Gamble" "Grant's Last Days". Ten pages, nice condition.

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Ends March 16, 2018 16:35

$33.00
161191

Rare Free and Sovereign STATE OF GUERRERO Southern Mexico 1873 LA PAZ Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372218257189

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: LA PAZ (Peace), state of Guerrero, Mexico, Aug. 6, 1873 A Spanish language newspaper from this state in Southwestern Mexico, Noted in the masthead (in Spanish) is: "Official newspaper of the State of Guerrero". Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, 12 by 15 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends March 11, 2018 16:39

$27.00
161183

Rare NELLIE BLY New York World ARTICLE "Sparing With Corbett" 1894 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391978108071

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE WORLD, New York, August 12, 1894 * Nellie Bly reporting * "Nellie Bly Spars With Corbett" * Many illustrations Nellie Bly is perhaps most famous for her trip around the world, which turned the fictional work by Jules Vernes' "Around the World in Eighty Days" into fact for the first time. But there were various other projects which consumed her journalistic career, perhaps most notably her undercover work in exposing the poor treatment of patients at the Blackwell Island asylum for the insane. This issue has one of her articles (she did a few over the years) on pages 13 & 14: "NELLIE BLY Spars With CORBETT" with subheads and several illustrations including life size illus. of each one... See More  

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Ends March 11, 2018 16:31

$82.00
161121

WALL STREET PANIC & Jefferson Davis Treason Trial 1865 Post Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977316499

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 16, 1865 * New York City Wall Street * Post civil war stock market * Jefferson Davis treason trial Ftpg. column heads include: "The State Prisoners & Their Treatment" "The Freedmen of Virginia!" and much more. Inside has: "Trial of Jeff. Davis" "The Policy of President Johnson" "Business Excitement in New York" "The Suspension & Failure of Several Houses" "Immense Fraudulent Over-Issue of Gold Checks" which is on the Wall St. panic of 1865. Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 2 folds, some staining inside.

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Ends March 10, 2018 09:57

$34.00
161114

KKK Ku Klux Klan Warning from Ulysses S. Grant Proclamation 1871 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372217071939

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: WEEKLY MERCURY, Constantine, Michigan, May 18, 1871 * KKK - Ku Klux Klan * Ulysses S. Grant warning The top of page 2 has: 'President Grant's Ku-Klux Proclamation" with the full text of the Proclamation concerning warning against all illegal activities of the Ku-Klux-Klan (see), signed by him in type: U.S. Grant. Four pages, browning at the margins, good condition.

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Ends March 10, 2018 09:52

$37.00
161076

BROOKLYN THEATER FIRE Disaster w/ 300+ Deaths 1876 New York City Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372215682876

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK HERALD, December 6, 1876 * Brooklyn theater fire (1st report) * President Ulysses S. Grant * State of the Union Address Page 5 has one column headings that include: "IN FLAMES" "The Brooklyn Theatre Burned Last Night" "Stampede By The Audience" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up 3 columns. Nice to have in this NYC title. Page 2 has President Ulysses S. Grant's state of the union address which is signed in type: "U.S. Grant" Other news of the day. Complete in 16 pages, nice condition.

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Ends March 08, 2018 15:38

$47.00
161070

Very Early CHICAGO WHITE SOX Baseball w/ Box Scores More 1870 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391976291506

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 14, 1870 * Very early Chicago White Sox * Baseball The ftpg. has: "The White Stockings" "Reception Game at Chicago--The Playing--Honors in the Evening--A Banquet Without Wines". In the summary about a game played at Ogden Park in Chicago, it says that a "goodly number" of those in attendance were "...ladies, many whom...asserted their independence as to proceed to the grounds by themselves, walk up and by a ticket, and take their seats as though they were perfectly accustomed to that sort of thing." Describes the White Stockings as the "most famous nine in the country", with a few details about their opponents, the Picked Nine team. Says the Nevans & Deans Band was on ... See More  

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Ends March 08, 2018 15:31

$43.00
161067

Phineas P.T. BARNUM Museam Menagerie Advertisement & Illustration 1873 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372215674455

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 22, 1873 * P.T. Phineas Barnum ad The photo shows the nice back page ad for " P. T. Barnum's Great Traveling Museum Menagerie" which includes a portrait of Mr. Barnum and various details about the attractions and performances. The ad takes two-thirds of the column. Eight pages, good condition.

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Ends March 08, 2018 15:24

$45.00
161026

CIVIL RIGHTS ACT Enforcement Bill PASSES Senate Negroes Equal 1875 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391975675807

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, February 28, 1875 * Civil Rights Bill (Enforcement Act) * Reconstruction era - Negroes * Passes Senate (1st report) . The front page has one column headings: "WASHINGTON" "The Civil Rights Bill Passes the Senate" " and more. (see) Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, printing flaw within heading (see), minor spine wear, nice condition.

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Ends March 07, 2018 15:11

$30.00
161023

Rare PRO PROHIBITION Anti Alcohol Temperance National YWCTU 1894 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372214608465

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, August, 1894 * Young Women's Christian Temperance Union An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote. Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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Ends March 07, 2018 15:00

$28.00
160947

1st CIRCUS Performance Under Electric Lights Used AD 1879 Allentown PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372211139472

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CHRONICLE AND NEWS, Allentown, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1879 * First Circus show under electric lights A nice pg. 2 ad for Cooper and Baileys Great London Circus which says the: "Dense Night will be converted into Dazzling Day by Electric Light using 18 Electric Light Chandeliers equal to 35,000 gas jets at a cost of $15,000". One of the main attractions described as: "A Herd of 10 Monster Monarch Elephants". (see) A front page report on the circus states in part: "...This feature alone being new, and one that no other show can have as the Messr. Cooper, Bailey & Co....have the exclusive right to use it in tented exhibits....". Four pages, rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:43

$47.00
160891

CUSTER'S MASSACRE Last Stand Battle of Little Bighorn INDIANS 1876 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372210100140

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, July 7, 1876 * Custer Massacre - Indians * George Armstrong Custer * Battle of Little Bighorn The top of the front page has one column heads on the Custer Massacre, including: "On the Field Of Glory" "Custer, whom Grant Attempted to Disgrace, Dies Like a Brave Soldier at the Head of His Column" "Our Loss Over Three Hundred--that of the Indians Not Known--The Quaker Policy with the Red Man Won't Do". The text provides some of the earliest details of the tragedy, including: "...The Indians poured in a murderous fire, besides the greater portion fought on horseback. Custer, his two brothers, nephew and brother-in-law, were all killed and not one of his detachment ... See More  

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Ends March 02, 2018 15:04

$166.00
160868

1ST PRACTICAL TYPEWRITER Machine Christopher Latham Sholes PATENT 1868 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372209167880

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 8, 1868 * Christopher Latham Sholes * Patent for 1st practical typewriter Near the back is a lengthy list of the: "Official Report of Patents and Claims Issued by the United States Patent Office for the week ending June 23, 1868." One of these is the patent for the very first practical typewriter, given to C. Latham Sholes, headed: "Type Writing Machine" with some descriptive text (see the photos for the full report). An inconspicuous yet historic report, and a keystone issue for any collector of early typewriters. Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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Ends March 01, 2018 15:30

$61.00
160863

Rare TOMBSTONE AZ Pima County Arizona 1886 Original Newspaper w/ O.K. CORRAL


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391972290881

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY TOMBSTONE, Tombstone, Arizona, May 14, 1886 * Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame * Rare advertisement of the famed livery stable Here is a newspaper from perhaps the most famous town of the Old West era which has a nice back page advertisement for the O.K. Corral (shown in the inset). Has four pages containing various news of the day, plus bits of local news and many ads, all done in the typical Old West format. The year in the dateline is listed as 86 (the format used), although in the page 2 masthead it has 1886 which verifies the year. The front page has an inked business stamp just to the right of the masthead, plus some offsetting in the lower half causing loss to... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2018 15:20

$365.00
161401

Rare DRESS PATTERNS Insert 1879 Women's FASHION Prints Harpers Bazar Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372227077066

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HARPER'S BAZAR, New York, May 29, 1869 * Victorian fashions * Dress pattern "Supplement" included! This is the famous fashion periodical subtitled: "A Repository of Fashion, Pleasure, and Instruction" from the successful publishing house of Harper Brothers. It is the oldest continuously published fashion magazine in the world having begun in 1867. The early issues offered elegantly handy hints on living & dressing well, covering everything from the avant-garde to running a country home. There are a wealth of fashion-themed prints with this issue, with text as well (see). Of particular rarity is the large foldout dress pattern included with this issue. Since it was simply loose and not... See More  

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Ends February 26, 2018 09:39

$33.00
161395

PANIC OF 1873 Wall Street Stock Market Financial Crisis 1873 Indiana Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 391984395337

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, Oct. 1, 1873 * Panic of 1873 * Wall Street - stock market * Henry Clews The front page has much reporting on the financial panic of 1873 with headings: "Financial Situation" "The Dawn In The East" and more. Text takes up three columns, all on the front page. More on page 6 under: "Finance and Trade" Eight pages, small hole on the front page, otherwise nice.

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Ends February 26, 2018 09:02

$24.99
160787

FINANCIAL PANIC Post "Black Friday" Wall Street & Gold Crisis 1869 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391969678290

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 1, 1869 * New York Wall Street financial crisis * Stock Market & gold Panic * Post "Black Friday" (Sept. 24th) With pgs. 1 & 2 filled with ads news coverage begins on pg. 3 with: "WALL STREET" "Encouraging Prospects & a Gleam of Hope at Last" Gold Dealers Effecting Settlements Among Themselves" "More Injunctions Upon the Gold & Stock Exchange" "Sales of Government Gold" and more (see). This is a report on the great gold panic of 1869 when wealthy financiers Fisk and Gould caused a financial panic by attempting to corner the gold market. It was one of several scandals that rocked the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant (see hyperlink). Twelve pages, irregular at the spine... See More  

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Ends February 25, 2018 12:50

$42.00
160772

19th Century Variey Lot - 10 Authentic Issues From the 1800's Severely Discouted


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372205338351

Shown is an original & historic old set of newspapers, offered to enhance your collectible interest: WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of ten different titles dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition---not a damaged lot and no pulpish newspapers. A popular way to assemble a variety of titles at a low price. We will give you ten different American newspapers ranging from 1820 to 1899 (no pulp issues) in average condition with good reading. A wealth of varied issues for under $2.50 each. A great set for a great price. The image shown is representative of the look and condition of the issues you will receive. Actual issues vary. Additional lots are available. Feel free to order more than one set.

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Ends February 25, 2018 08:52

$24.95
160761

GOLFING ILLUSTRATIONS William Thomas Smedley 1897 Harper's Weekly Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391969046997

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1897 * William Thomas Smedley * Golfing illustrations The full front page is an illus: "I Felt Her Seize My Hand and Shake It." which shows a woman greeting a man with a golf club, with caddies & others in the background. This print accompanies a story inside titled: "Colonel Bogie, A Golf Story" where also is found a print of a woman about to hit a golf ball off a tee, with men golfers in the backround (see). Elsewhere in the issue: full pg. of illus. of "The Sixteenth International Convention of the Societies of Christian Endeavor, at San Francisco, July 7-12." 1/4 pg. illus. of "Mr. Frederick Macmonnies's Group for Prospect Park, Brooklyn." 1/2 pg... See More  

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Ends February 24, 2018 15:45

$75.00
160714

Post ADANA MASSACRE Armenian Genocide TURKEY Ottoman Empire 1909 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372203878344

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1909 * Post Adana massacres - Christians genocide * Armenians - Ottoman Empire - Turkey The top of the front page is a one column heading: "GENERAL MASSACRE OF FOREIGNERS PLANNED" with subheads. (See) Complete in 12 pages, light toning, some spine wear, should be handled with care.

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Ends February 23, 2018 15:53

$37.00
161359

Rare AUBURN Placer County CALIFORNIA Old West Gold Mining Town 1885 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372224841805

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PLACER HERALD, Auburn, Placer County, California, October 24, 1885 * Rare Old West title Placer mining in the Auburn area was very good, with the camp first becoming known as the North Fork Dry Diggings, later changed to Woods Dry Diggings. The area soon developed into a mining camp, and it was officially named Auburn in 1849. In 1851 Auburn was chosen as the seat of Placer County. Gold mining operations moved up the ravine to the site of present-day Auburn. In 1865, the Central Pacific Railroad, the western leg of the First Transcontinental Railroad, reached Auburn, as it was being built east from Sacramento toward Ogden, Utah. Various local & national news plus a wealth of ads. Wight... See More  

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Ends February 23, 2018 14:17

$37.00
161312

CIVIL RIGHTS BILL Becomes LAW Slavery Ends 1866 Post Civil War Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372223465365

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 9, 1866 * Civil Rights Bill becomes law * Post Civil War - slavery The top of page 3 has: "The Civil Rights Bill A Law" noting; "The vote on the Civil Rights bill was taken this afternoon and passed over the veto by a vote of 122 against 41, and the Speaker declared that the bill had become a law. Tumultuous and long continued applause follow3ed, with some hisses, when the House adjourned..." with just a bit more. Very rare to have this same-day report. An interesting pg. 2 tidbit: "Lieut. Gen. Grant was arrested on Saturday for fast driving in the streets of Washington." Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends February 22, 2018 10:01

$59.99
161306

BROOKLYN BRIDGE East River New York City Under Construction PRINT 1877 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 391981830243

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1877 * Brooklyn Bridge - East River * Under construction print The full front page shows portraits of: "The Cabinet". Great fullpg. sailing ship illus. perfect for display: "The New U.S. Frigate Trenton". Great fullpg: 'The Brooklyn Ascent to the Bridge Tower" shows the famous Brooklyn Bridge under construction. Nast doublepage centerfold is a political cartoon. There is nearly a full page with three: "Random Street Sketches in Philadelphia",' mostly shows African-Americans. Sixteen pages, foxing & damp stains most at bottom margin, stain & hole to the front leaf, never bound nor trimmed.

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Ends February 22, 2018 09:25

$44.99
161267

Historic ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL Electric Speech Machine TELEPHONE Patent in 1876


eBay Auction Item # 372222239374

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 8, 1876 This is a very historic issue in the well-known struggle for the patent for the telephone. See the photo below for the very significant, yet quite inconspicuous, recording of the patent number to Alexander Graham Bell for "Telegraphy", with the patent number noted. All patents issued were published as such in Scientific American, and here is the announcement of Bell getting the telephone patent! No related article or illustrations. Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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Ends February 21, 2018 08:01

$114.99
161266

HENRY MORTON STANLEY African Explorer & Journalist PRINTS 1890 Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 391981094778

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, March 8, 1890 * Henry Morton Stanley The ftpg. has two prints on the noted African explorer Henry Stanley one showing his arrival at Cairo, Egypt. The article is headed: "Mr. Stanley's Latest African Discoveries" carrying over to page 2. Other prints include: "The Screw Tug Kathleen" "The First Train Over the New Forth Bridge" "The Three Story Reservoirs of Montmartre" "Japanese Puzzle" and more. Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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Ends February 21, 2018 07:57

$29.99
161264

Rare COLOR POLITICAL Cartoons Comical Prints Illustrations 1893 Old Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 372222217290

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PUCK, New York, June 28, 1893 * Color political prints - cartoons Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as its political cartoons: front page: "De Monk Coma Back Again!" double-page centerfold: "Too Much Business vs. Too Much Leisure." back page: "Condemned To Die in September." Sixteen pages, very nice, clean condition.

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Ends February 21, 2018 07:46

$24.99
161243

1ST ELECTRIC CHAIR Execution 1st Person Murderer WILLIAM KEMMLER 1890 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 391980633604

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, August 8, 1890 * William Francis Kemmler * 1st electric chair execution * From the city where he is from Front page coverage on William Kemmler, who had the dubious distinction of being the first person to die by the electric chair. One column headings: "ELECTRICAL EXECUTION" "Physicians And Electricians On The Subject" and more. (see) Text takes up just over a full column. He would be executed on this day. Nice to have in a Philadelphia paper, his hometown. Other news of the day. Complete in 16 pages, large issue measuring 29 x 21 inches, some margin wear with small tears, generally good. Should be handled with care.

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Ends February 20, 2018 13:17

$49.99
160561

MARY TODD LINCOLN Suicide Attempt OSCEOLA MILLS Pennsylvania FIRE 1875 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372199106682

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 21, 1875 * Osceola Mills PA Pennsylvania fire disaster * Mary Todd Lincoln's suicide attempt The front page has one column headings: "DESTRUCTION OF A TOWN" "Osceola, Penn., Swept Over By Forest Fires" and more. Page 7 has a small heading: "Mrs. Lincoln" See image for text here. Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, light toning a little wear at the margins, should be handled with care.

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Ends February 18, 2018 07:55

$42.00
160485

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Presidential Election Win w/ Levi P. Morton 1888 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372197403417

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE ILLUSTRATED CHRISTIAN WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 17, 1888 * Benjamin Harrison elected * Levi P. Morton The full ftpg. shows: "The President and Vice President Elect", being Benjamin Harrison and Levi Morton, with an article on them on pg. 2. Inside has several prints of Ephesus, plus more. Sixteen pages, great condition.

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Ends February 16, 2018 07:55

$29.00
160484

ELECTRIC LIGHT PATENT NO. 237,732 Thomas A. Edison Menlo Park 1881 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391963318416

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1881 * Thomas Alva Edison * Electric light patent # Near the back is an inconspicuous yet very significant item under the list of: "Index of Inventions For Which Letters Patent of the United States were Granted in the Week Ending Feb. 15, 1881" is an entry reading: "Electric light, T.A. Edison.....237,732". This was the patent given to Thomas Edison for the light bulb, certainly one of his most famous inventions and one which transformed lifestyles for everyone. Also in this issue is an article: "A Reception of Professor Bell" which was given for him by the mayor & corporation of Brantford, England (see photos). The balance of the issue is taken up w... See More  

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Ends February 16, 2018 07:53

$94.00
160476

Rare LOS ANGELES Southern California Wild Old West 1873 Newspaper w/ Ads


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372196799538

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, May 5, 1873 * Rare Old West title This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis. Very early for California. Complete in 4 pages, very minor margin wear, nice condition.

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Ends February 15, 2018 14:46

$40.00
160460

SARATOGA NY New York United States Hotel FIRE Disaster 1865 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391962787553

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK HERALD, June 19, 1865 * Saratoga, New York fire disaster The ftpg. has column headlines: "Disastrous Fire At Saratoga" "Great Destruction Of Property" "The United States Hotel and Its Cottages in Ashes" "The Marvin House, Telegraph & Express Offices, & Many Other Buildings Burned" "Two Persons Killed" "The Fire Believed to Have Been the Work of Incendiaries". Eight pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 15, 2018 10:28

$27.00
160453

SANTA CLAUS at Children's Hospital Passing Out Gifts PRINT 1882 Illus. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372196578634

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 16, 1882 The full ftpg. is: "Abandoned". A very nice doublepage centerfold: "Visions of Christmas-Tide" has four scenes including a central print showing Santa Claus, with his bag of toys, distributing dolls to a children's hospital (see). A few other Christmas related prints as well. Complete in 32 pages, nice condition.

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Ends February 15, 2018 10:16

$87.00
160451

Rare MAXFIELD PARRISH Harper's Weekly Christmas Plum Pudding PRINT1895 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391962779422

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HARPER'S WEEKLY--CHRISTMAS, Dec. 14, 1895 * Maxfield Parrish * Christmas Certainly the feature of this issue is the great Maxfield Parrish front cover which shows a waiter delivering a plate with Christmas pudding. Typically this desirable cover is lacking as they were extracted from volumes over the years. Rare to find an issue with this cover intact. Although the prints within pale in comparison, they include a full pg: "The Christmas Season in the Shopping District."; a 1/4 pg. portrait: "Madame Calve as Anita in 'La Navarraise'."; full pg: "Buying Christmas Presents." 2/3 pg. illus: "Maternity."; full pg: "Je Vous Salue, Marie (Hail Mary)."; doublepg. centerfold: "An Unwelcome Toast... See More  

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Ends February 15, 2018 10:13

$215.00
160448

TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Trains Promontory Point Last Spike 1869 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372196572021

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, May 17, 1869 * Completing the Transcontinental railroad * Promontory Point - last spike The back page has a report noting: "On Monday, May 10, the two great divisions of the Pacific Railroad, i.e. the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, accomplished their junction at Promontory Point, Utah, by laying the last rail & tie, & driving the last spike. The following is the official announcement of its competition..." which has the official report datelined: "Promontory Summit, Utah, May 10" & reads in part: "The last rail is laid! The spike driven! The Pacific Railroad is completed. The point of junction is 1,086 miles west of the Missouri River, and 9... See More  

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Ends February 15, 2018 10:08

$62.00
160382

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR BEGINS United States Navy vs. Spain 1898 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391960356488

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, April 23, 1898 * Spanish-America War begins Nice ftpg. reporting on the very beginning of the Spanish-American War including heads: "FIRST NAVAL BATTLE OF THE WAR FOUGHT" "A Monitor Has an Engagement With a Spanish Gunboat Off Florida" "THE NASHVILLE MAKES A CAPTURE" "Sampson's Fleet Has Sailed For Cuba" and much more including a graphic of: "The Gunboat Nashville". Eight pages, as little irregular along the spine, generally in good condition.

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Ends February 11, 2018 07:47

$75.00
160283

June 28, 1873 19th Century MAP of AUSTRIA & the GERMAN EMPIRE Germany - Europe


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372188433084

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: Here is a 19th century foldout map of "AUSTRIA And The GERMAN EMPIRE" from the extra supplement of the Illustrated London News, dated June 28, 1873 This map measure 33 x 22 inches and is printed on very high quality paper, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing it to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Nice for display.

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Ends February 07, 2018 11:49

$36.00
160265

William M. BOSS TWEED Tammany Hall Scandal Fame DEATH 1878 NY Times Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391955899072

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 13, 1878 * William M. "Boss" Tweed * Tammany Hall fame A full column on the front page is headed: "DEATH OF WM. M. TWEED" "The Ex-Tammany Chief's Last Hours In Jail" and various subheads. This is the infamous "Boss" Tweed, an American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York City and State. At the height of his influence, Tweed was the third-largest landowner in New York City. This report carries over to take most of page 2 details his life and career. Eight pages, evenly toned, loss to a lower corner does not affect any text, nice condi... See More  

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Ends February 03, 2018 15:35

$54.00
160221

Confederate President JEFFERSON DAVIS Indictment for High Treason 1866 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372183714847

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 11, 1866 * Confederate president Jefferson Davis * Official indictment for treason Page 3 has an article: "Jeff. Davis Indicted for Treason" which has near the beginning: "Yesterday Jefferson Davis was indicted for treason by the Grand Jury of the United States...and the trial of the prisoner, it is supposed, will take place in June..." with more. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends February 02, 2018 15:52

$38.00
160217

BUFFALO BILL CODY Wild West West Show Frederic Remington PRINT 1892 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372183703082

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1892 * Buffalo Bill Cody * Fredric Remington * Wild West show print The full ftpg. is a nice print of: "Mrs. Grover Cleveland". Inside has a nice full page montage of prints by Frederic Remington: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in London--The Cossacks & Guachos", including part of a poster which shows Buffalo Bill himself. A nice full page "The Last Load" is by A.B. Frost; a full page "Columbian Exposition - Interior of Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building, Showing Base of One of the Great Arches"; doublepage centerfold "Americans in Paris"; full page "With the Militia at Buffalo" contains many illustrations; full page "The Cliffs at Grand Manan, Ne... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2018 15:44

$53.00
160194

Rare VELASCO TX pre Freeport Brazoria County TEXAS Map 1892 Volume 1 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391955123593

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, February 4, 1892 * Rare Southwestern title * Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note) A rare title as it existed for less than six months. Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport. Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early history is closely tied with the Battle of Velasco and the Texas Revolution. Velasco was an important entry point for American settlers in Texas. In 1836 following the decisive Battle of San Jacinto, Velasco was named a temporary capital of the Republic of Texas by the interim President David G. Burnet. In 1837, the ... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2018 12:24

$52.00
160165

BASEBALL GAME Post Civil War Full Page PRINT & Bocce Ball Illus. 1889 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372179781652

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 31, 1889 The full ftpg. is a nice print: "At Lake George Landing--Saluting the Passengers". But likely the most significant print is a great full page: "A Base-Ball Incident--Caught Between The Bases" which shows a player caught in a rundown. Other good prints include a half page: "Gioca Di Bocci--Summer Afternoon Scene at an Italian Resort on Staten Island", a rare print showing the sport of Bocce Ball; a great fullpg. print: "Fishing In The Adirondacks" "The Insurrection in Honolulu, Sandwich Islands--The Royal Hawaiian Palace" & more. Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 29, 2018 09:17

$128.00
160158

MARIAS MASSACRE Wyoming Piegan Blackfeet Indians EUGENE BAKER 1870 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391952528877

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 29, 1870 * Marias Massacre - Piegan Blackfeet Indians Page 5 has an article headed: "The Indians" "The Piegan Massacre-Col. Baker's Report..." (see) Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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Ends January 28, 2018 07:58

$24.00
160054

Uncommon 19th Century VIROQUA Vernon County WISCONSIN 1884 Old Newspaper w/ Ads


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372176484524

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE VERNON COUNTY LEADER, Viroqua, Wisconsin, July 4, 1884 * Uncommon title News of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete with all 4 pages, minor margin wear, generally very nice.

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Ends January 25, 2018 13:31

$27.00
160015

Rare CARSON CITY NV Nevada KIT Comstock Lode Mining Town 1881 Old West Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372173108893

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY INDEX, Carson (City), Nevada, May 4, 1881 * Wild Old West * Rare title Coin collectors are very familiar with this town (the capital of Nevada) for the mint which produced the famous "C.C." mint marks on gold & silver coins it produced. Situated just east of Lake Tahoe at the western "elbow" of the state, this issue from its heyday during the mining era. Various local news tidbits, one: "Sitting Bull will not surrender." Four pages, 9 3/4 by 13 1/2 inches, great condition.

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Ends January 21, 2018 07:36

$46.00
160012

ANDERSONVILLE Civil War Prison CAPTAIN HENRY WIRZ Execution 1865 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391949045251

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW-YORK TIMES, Nov. 11, 1865 * Execution of Captain Henry Wirz * Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia The front page has: "Execution Of Wirz" "Closing Scenes in the Life of the Andersonville Jailor" "Farewell Interview with his Associate, J.H. Winder" "Final Effort of His Counsel to Obtain Executive Clemency" "Firm Demeanor of the Prisoner on the Scaffold" "He Asserts His Innocence to the Last" "A Remarkable Attempt to Poison Him Just Brought to Light" "A Bolus of Strychnine Conveyed to Him by His Wife" and much more. Eight pages, good condition.

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Ends January 20, 2018 15:21

$82.00
159960

Historic THE PHONOGRAPH Thomas Edison Machine Invention w/ PRINT 1877 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372171485742

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 * Historic Phonograph invention * Thomas Edison - inventor Page 3 has a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate idea of its performances. Fully familiar as we are and have been with the machine since its inception, it is still impossible for us to listen to it without a feeling of astonishment and a well defined doubt that our senses are not deceiving us. The extreme simplicity of the contrivance enhances this notice..." The report conti... See More  

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Ends January 19, 2018 14:47

$140.00
159957

Very Rare PIOCHE NV Lincoln County Nevada OLD WEST Gunfights Fame 1875 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372171482831

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY JOURNAL, Pioche, Nevada, May 15, 1875 * Wild Old West original * Known for gunfights * Silver mining town The first settlement of the area was in 1864 with the opening of a silver mine, but it was abandoned when Indians launched a series of raids and massacres. It was resettled in 1868 and François Pioche bought the town in 1869. By the early 1870s, it had grown to become one of the most important silver-mining towns in Nevada. Because of the remoteness which allowed Indian raids to occur, the town had a reputation for being one of the roughest towns in the Old West. Local lore says 72 men were killed in gunfights before the first natural death occurred in the camp. This le... See More  

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Ends January 19, 2018 14:44

$76.00
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