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160354

Rare & Very Famous BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Pennsylvania Gazette Imprint 1765 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391959831085

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, January 3, 1765 * Most famous of newspapers * Benjamin Franklin (rare) This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by the partnership of Franklin & Hall as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B. FRANKLIN, Post-Master, and D. HALL, at the New-Printing-Office, near the Market." (see) Franklin's imprint only appeared in the Pennsylvania Gazette through 1765. Among page 2 reports from London: "Yesterday morning 42 convicts, men and women, were carried from Newgate, and put on board a lighter at Black-fry... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2018 12:10

$2,950.00
160352

Rare 18th Century EARLY AMERICAN GOVENRMENT ERA w/ Nice Masthead 1790 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391959829192

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE HERALD OF FREEDOM & THE FEDERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Feb. 23, 1790 * Rare 18th American title * Early federal government era One of the more unusual, and decorative, mastheads of the 18th century (see) which lasted less than 3 years from Sept., 1788 to July, 1791. Starting on the front page & taking all of pg. 2 are: "Proceedings in the Congress of the United States" which has interesting content from the beginning years of the federal government. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a minor archival mend at the bottom of pg.. 2, wide margins, good condition.

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Ends February 10, 2018 12:06

$86.00
160307

BANK NOTES Paper Money Currency Cutting 1/2 ROBBERY Prevention in 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391958554217

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 23, 1782 * Cutting paper money in half * Prevention of mail robberies This issue has a quite unusual print on page 3, prefaced with a bit of text headed: "TO PREVENT MAIL ROBBERIES" and with the text reading: "It is recommended to all persons, at present uninformed, who may have occasion to send BANK NOTES by the post, to cut them in two parts, according to the following specimen where it is marked with a blank line, and send them by different posts, first writing the name, date, and year at the end of the note & the letter and number at the other end. By this means each part will contain a sufficient specification of the whole & prevent any kind o... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2018 11:48

$34.00
160305

REVOLUTIONARY WAR (Fagg's) Frog's Point Camp Keowee 1776 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372189446412

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, October 15, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America * Great year to have (1776) The front page is a continuation of a dialogue concerning Pennsylvania creating a new form of government. Page 3 has a report from Harlem which includes: "Yesterday morning about 4000 of the enemy landed at Fagg's or Frog's point, about six miles above us. A detachment was immediately sent to oppose them; the enemy got possession of the point...had made no farther progress...the main body of Howe's army must be there..." & more. Also a letter from "Camp Keowee, South Carolina", which has much on military events in that part of the country--great reading. G... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2018 11:42

$620.00
160282

Forts Ontario & Oswego Plans & Early American Map - 1757 British Publication


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391957928463

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757 Among the inside pages is a quite lengthy & detailed article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages (see photos for portions). This text also includes a report headed "Account of the Surrender of Fort Granville" & "Col. Armstrong's Success against Kittanning". Included as well is a very nice half page map headed: "Plan of the Forts Ontario and Oswego with Part of the River Onondago and Lake Ontario", including a key to the noted points on the map (see photos). The more significant item in this issue is the... See More  

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Ends February 07, 2018 11:41

$540.00
160280

ROCHESTER CASTLE Kent England Plate Print & Early Eskimos Indians 1772 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372188422829

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1772 * Rochester Castle at Kent, South East England print This is the end of year "supplemental" issue to this famous title, containing on the front page the title with date, plus the list of the contents which includes: "Description...of the Esquimaux [Eskimo] Indians..." which is very descriptive of them and takes over a full page. Also in the issue are: "An Historical Account of a Late Revolution in France" "Account of the Revenues of Bengal" "...Uncommon Diseases of the Ear" "Mode of Raising & Paying the Church-Money in America" and more. Included is a nice full page plate of "Rochester Castle", actually called for in the December issue bu... See More  

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Ends February 07, 2018 11:35

$37.00
160189

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391955117626

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * Great year to have (1776) This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules for establishing a Society for Relieving the Distresses of Prisoners...". Page 2 has reports from Williamsburg, Worcester, New York, and Montreal with the latest reports concerning the Revolutionary War (see). Over half of page 3 is taken up with a very lengthy work: "To the People of Pennsylvania, Letter I" s... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2018 12:14

$645.00
160049

Early CHARLESTON SC South Carolina Pre Revolutionary War 1767 Old UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391951152380

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 10, 1767 * Early America report * Pre-Revolutionary War The back page has one paragraph with news from Charleston, South Carolina, noting: "...upwards of 40 Cherokee families having been cut off & their homes burnt by a sudden irruption of the Creeks and Choctaws..." and a bit more (see). Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends January 25, 2018 13:20

$27.00
160014

Rare 18th Century POST BOY w/ Nice Masthead Engravings 1718 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391949368647

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, Nov. 18, 1718 * Rare title The front page begins with a report noting: "...to get ready...a flotilla for Vera Cruz...whose lading was to be fruit...should not be done till the year 1719 by reason of the superabundance of goods yet remaining in New Spain...these vessels should bring back the returns of fruit & commodities still unsold in the West Indies...". Somewhat uncommon to find reports concerning the "new world" in period newspapers. Single sheet, 8 1/2 by 15 inches, handsome engravings in the masthead, very nice condition.

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Ends January 21, 2018 07:33

$59.00
159984

Early 18th Century PAMPHLET Queen Anne Reign Era 1703 ? Publication


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372171540071

Pamphlet: "A Speech For The Bill Against Occasional Conformity". A four page piece with wide, never-trimmed margins measuring 6 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches, very nice condition. It is not dated but the several references to "her majesty" puts it in the reign of Queen Anne (1702 - 1707) and the date of this publication is probably 1703. Very nice condition.

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Ends January 19, 2018 15:43

$39.00
159979

Rare 18th Century HAARLEMS NETHERLANDS 1752 Dutch Language Singlesheet Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372171530607

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HAERLEMSE COURANT, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1752 * Rare title No month or day noted but this is issue #6 for the year of this weekly, so likely early-mid February. A single sheet jammed with news items, so much so that margins are used for text printed vertically on both sides (see). Measures 8 1/2 by 13 1/3 inches, nice coat-of-arms in the masthead, totally in the Dutch language, minor foxing, good condition. The first of this title we have offered.

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Ends January 19, 2018 15:32

$59.00
159977

Rare WALPOLE NH New Hampshire 18th Century w/ TALLEYRAND 1798 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372171515979

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM; NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Oct. 15, 1798 * Rare 18th century American title The ftpg. has: "Biography - Character of Talleyrand". Over half of pg. 2 has: "Mr. Gerry's Answer to the Minister of Foreign Affairs' Letter of the 24th". Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition.

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Ends January 19, 2018 15:20

$42.00
159961

Rare 18th Century PHILADELPHIA PA w/ re. End of Revolutionary War 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391948554500

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 5, 1783 * Rare title w/ great masthead * re. End of the Revolutionary War * Jewish financier Isaac Franks Page 2 has a note that there were still serious concerns about possible alliances with England, with: "...the state of Virginia...earnestly recommended to all the good citizens of that commonwealth 'That in all future elections of representatives & officers of trust & power, caution be used that no foreigner or native who may give cause of sucpicion that he is attached to the interesting of Great Britain....& that they be guardedly careful to elect..decided & unequivocal proofs of his attachment to te cause of America (a... See More  

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Ends January 19, 2018 14:49

$230.00
159956

Unusual BENJAMIN FRANKLIN False Death Report 2 Years Prior 1788 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391948553057

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin * False death report Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extraordinary any age or country has produced..." with a bit more. Franklin actually died over two years later, in April, 1790. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, small binding slits at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends January 19, 2018 14:42

$52.00
159955

Rare & Early 18th Century BRITISH 1715 Old Newspaper w/ Nice Masthead Engravings


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391948552416

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE POST-MAN, London, May 14, 1715 * Rare & early 18th century issue * Nice masthead engravings Quite similar in format to the 'Post-Boy' which we offer, but a much more scarce title. Two nice engravings in the masthead. The front page has various news items with datelines from Genoa, Brussels, Plymouth and the Hague & elsewhere, while the back page is taken up entirely with advertisements save for a report on stock prices. Complete as a single sheet issue, 8 by 13 3/4 inches, very nice condition. A displayable newspaper.

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Ends January 19, 2018 14:41

$82.00
159905

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY Published by Isaiah Thomas 1798 Worcester MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372170338360

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 6, 1798 * 18th century American title The front page is taken up with: "Dispatches from the Envoys to France", and page 2 includes reports from the "Columbian Federal Congress" among other items. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed (desired), with very light browning at the front page folds, but otherwise in very nice condition.

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Ends January 18, 2018 07:25

$39.00
159786

NON-IMPORTATION AGREEMENT People of Boston Hoping it Works 1769 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372165807599

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 2, 1769 * Non-Importation agreement Page 2 has a brief item headed: "America" from New York (see), and the back page has a letter from Connecticut to a gentleman in Boston noting: "The public spirited & generous union & conduct of the merchants respecting non-importation are, & deserve to be greatly applauded, & will be had in honorable remembrance to late posterity whether they effect the noble end propos'd or not; though I have no doubt but persisted in a little longer, they will be happy means of procuring America the redress of grievances & freeing her & the Mother Country from the fatal effects of oppressive & arbitrary measures." (see) Eight page... See More  

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Ends January 12, 2018 14:07

$38.00
159714

NEW YORK CITY Nation's Capital Pre George Washington Inauguration 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372163987731

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 11, 1789 * 18th century America A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in less than 3 months. Pages 1, 3 & 4 are mostly filled with ads, with news reports on page 2, most of the page taken up with the conclusion of an article: "An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants of Pennsylvania". Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 10, 2018 15:33

$47.00
159675

GEORGE WASHINGTON Presidential State of the Union Address Signed 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391942179378

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HOUGH'S CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, Nov. 22, 1792 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Most of page 3 is taken up with Washington's state of the union address for the year 1792 with a prefacing report which includes: "...The members of the house accordingly repaired to the senate chamber where at twelve o'clock the president of the United States arrived...when he delivered the following Speech to both Houses of Congress..." and what follows is the full text of the state of the union message, signed in type: Geo. Washington. Just beneath his signature in type is "United States, Nov. 6, 1791" which would seem to be a typesetting error as it should be 1792 (see for... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 15:42

$440.00
159670

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War INDEPENDENCE YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372161604759

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) * Post Declaration of Independence Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning: "Being deeply interested in the welfare of America, I think it my duty to communicate a matter of intelligence...may be rendered conducive to the restoration of a desirable peace...request....permission...to lay the same before the General Congress..." and more, signed: Drummond. This is followed by Washington's s... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 15:27

$1,350.00
159638

Rare TORY Pro British Rev. Revolutionary War 1778 Old Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391941916963

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 7, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Page 2 mentions from Boston that: "...arrived here under an escort of American light dragoons, the Hon. JOHN HANCOCK, Esq., President of the American CONGRESS, and first Major-General of the militia of this state...his arrival was made known by ringing the bells, the discharge of 13 cannon...He re... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 07:47

$378.00
159636

Historic PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Death 1st Report John Adams 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372161301144

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 28, 1799 * President George Washington's death * Historic 1st report (rare) The front page begins with a nice letter from "The Senate...To the President of the United States" noting that they wish: "...to express to you their deep regret for the loss their country sustains in the death of General George Washington..." with much more. This is followed by the: "President's Answer" to the Senate, signed in type: John Adams. Then a report from the House of Representatives discussing: "...a suitable mode of commemorating the death of General Washington..." Also another letter concerning the death of Washington. But certainly the great content is on page two where... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 07:44

$1,875.00
159635

ROBERT MORRIS United States Superintendent of Finance Resignation 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391941915747

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, April 29, 1783 * Robert Morris to resign * U.S. Superintendent of Finance The front page has a nice report from "America" concerning the resignation of the famed patriot Robert Morris from the position of Superintendent of Finance for the fledgling federal government. Included is a letter from him in which he says he will resign on May 1 (see). Page 3 mentions that Congress has granted: "...a very large tract of country in Carolina to the Marquis de la Fayette." Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends January 07, 2018 07:43

$48.00
159590

Rare 18th Century MARYLAND SLAVE Print & Girl Soldier Hannah Snell 1750 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391941315877

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1750 * Rare engraving of a Maryland slave * Woman soldier Hannah Snell This issue features a full page plate of two Africans, one of whom, named Job, spent some time in Maryland as a slave, as noted in a brief article which includes: "...he was seized & carried to Joar where he was sold to Capt. Pyke, who...carried him to Maryland and sold him to a planter. Here Job lived about a year without being once beat by his master..." with a bit more, including mention of Mr. Oglethorpe and Georgia as well (see). There is also an article which describes the town of Halifax in Nova Scotia. A page contains at the bottom an illustration of a co... See More  

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Ends January 06, 2018 09:17

$165.00
159525

BATTLE OF PRINCETON & Washington Crossing the Delaware 1777 Revolutionary War


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372158861019

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Feb. 28, 1777 * Battle of Princeton - New Jersey * George Washington crossing the Delaware * American Revolutionary War Inside has: "Advices From America" has very nice content, beginning: "Many thousands from the province of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & Penna. have already come in & claimed the benefit of the late proclamation for his Majesty's free pardon...The congress have put a public affront on Mr. Washington by stating their whole dependence upon Mr. Lee, who they intended to have made their commander in chief..." with more. This is followed by a fine letter with an historic report beginning: "Several skirmishes between the King's troop... See More  

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Ends January 04, 2018 15:28

$270.00
159523

Historic CENSUS ACT President George Washington 1st Printing 1790 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372158855678

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, March 10, 1790 * 1st printing of the First United States Census Act * Historic report in early American government This famous newspaper was the mouthpiece of the federal government so almost without exception the first utterances from Congress appeared in this newspaper before any other. The nation's capital was in New York City at this time. So it is of great significance that close to half of the front page is taken up with the very first printing of: "An ACT Providing for the Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States". This was the Census Act, creating the very first national census, an event which would happen every ten years to this da... See More  

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Ends January 04, 2018 15:25

$530.00
159490

Rare 18th Century CRIMINAL Trial Judgement French Republic 1794 BROADSIDE


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391939647026

Shown is an original & historic old broadside, offered to enhance your collectible interest: Interesting French criminal broadside announcing the acquittal of a trial against Etienne Michaud. Headed in large type at the top (translated): JUDGMENT OF THE CRIMINAL COURT of the Department of Rhone, Who Declares Etienne Michaud Acquitted of The Charge Against Him." followed by details of the result of the trial. There is a "dateline" at the middle; "Du 17 Floreal, l'an second de la Republique francaise une & indivisible." above which has been penciled "May 6, 1794" being the second year of the new French Republic. Measures 14 3/4 by 20 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends January 03, 2018 15:44

$300.00
159487

WASHINGTON D.C. Seat of Government CREATION District of Columbia 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372157729773

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792 * Creating Washington D.C. * Nation's capital planning A terrific issue on the creation of the nation's capital. Beginning on page 2 & taking half of page 3 is a great article titled: "New City Of Washington" which has as a subtitle: "Plan of the City intended for the permanent seat of the Government of the United States, projected agreeably to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of an Act of Congress...establishing the permanent seat on the banks of the Potowmack, by Charles L'Enfant". The text is great and very descriptive. It begins: "The positions for the different grand edifices & for the several gra... See More  

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Ends January 03, 2018 15:40

$478.00
159345

Rare Revolutionary War PHILADELPHIA PA Newspaper w/ Battle of Eutaw Springs SC


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391935772584

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781 * Rare 18th century American title * Great masthead engraving for display I have always thought this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments (see). A decorative issue for display. Inside has a letter from St. Augustine noting: "...We are very apprehensive that the Spaniards mean to pay us a visit in the spring, but if we had 4 or 500 men more here it would not be an easy matter to take this place...". Another news report notes: "...An embarkation of 2 or 3000 me... See More  

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Ends December 28, 2017 15:49

$560.00
159326

President JOHN ADAMS Script Signatures Acts of Congress 1799 Old USA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372150846824

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 30, 1799 * President John Adams : script signature on front page The front page has an Act of Congress under: "Laws of the United States" which includes the text of sections 16 through 26 of "An ACT for the better organizing of the Troops of the United States; and for other purpose, dated March 3, 1799" which is signed in script type: John Adams President. This is followed by a Senate Resolve and is also signed in script: John Adams. Pg. 2 has an item: "This Day, the President of the United States enters the 64th year of his age..." with a bit more (see). The back page has a nice ad headed: "Playing Cards" for Columbian, Harry the Eighth, and Merry And... See More  

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Ends December 28, 2017 10:21

$73.00
158418

Rare WORLD'S 1ST SUCCESSFUL DAILY 18th Century London England 1718 Old NEWSPAPER


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372116262802

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY COURANT, London, Jan. 4, 1718 * Rare 18th century title This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such having begun in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with half of the back page taken up with advertisements. Complete as a single sheet newspaper measuring 7 by 13 1/4 inches, various foxing, otherwise good condition.

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Ends December 24, 2017 14:07

$115.00
159219

Very Early & Rare 18th Century Sport of TENNIS Match Report 1767 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391930556420

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 30, 1767 * 18th century tennis Inside has a very early report on the game of tennis, as such are difficult to find in 18th century newspapers. The report notes: "Yesterday the second grand match at tennis was played at the Tennis court, Whitehall, between Macon and Tomkyns, and finally ended; they were to play seven sets, three of which Macon won on Monday last; Tomkyns won the fourth yesterday..." with more (see). Rather detailed. Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends December 20, 2017 12:29

$48.00
159212

Rare DANIEL DEFOE REVIEW Pickering & Chatto 1708 Old London England UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391930548202

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, July 17, 1708 * Rare Daniel Defoe periodical * Early 18th century original From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is: "...one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known, works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical. It had a tiny original print run of just 400, making this a very rare title. Defoe's "Review" played a significant role in the birth of the modern press. It was not so much a newspaper dealing in facts but a journal of opinion and discussion. But in some ways it was itself the most interesting example as it was the first of a new genre: the eigh... See More  

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Ends December 20, 2017 12:12

$56.00
159070

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT Women's Woman Rights Advocate & Writer BOOK 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372136456217

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: KENTISH GAZETTE, Winchester, England, April 21, 1795 * Mary Wollstonecraft * Women's rights advocate This newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one being the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. The back page has a brief item mentioned Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest woman's rights advocates, with mention of her most famous book: "The author of the Rights of Women, Mrs. Woolstonecraft, is arrived from France in this country..." with a bit more (see). Four pages, slightly irregular at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends December 14, 2017 15:39

$59.00
159068

Very Rare CONVICTS TO AMERICAN PLANTATIONS Nice Masthead Prints 1728 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372136454484

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, May 23, 1728 * Convicts to American plantations The front page is a terrific item noting: "The government are about contracting with the proper undertakes for transporting the felons, convicts, being about 80 in number, to his Majesty's Plantations in America."." Although it was known that convicts were occasionally shipped off to the American colonies, it is exceedingly rare to find such mention in period newspapers. Single sheet, 8 1/2 by 15 inches, handsome engravings in the masthead, very nice condition.

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Ends December 14, 2017 15:36

$225.00
158936

American Patriot PATRICK HENRY DEATH 1799 Boston Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923395407

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1799 * Patrick Henry death * 18th century original On page 2 under "Died" is an inconspicuous obituary that reads, in full: "In Virginia, the 6th inst. the Hon. PATRICK HENRY, Esq. one of the Envoys appointed the last Session of Congress, to treat with the French Republic". The back page has the lyrics of a "Song, For The 4th of July, 1799. To the tune of the 'Vicar of Bray.'" Four pages, a little light foxing, minor spine wear, nice condition.

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Ends December 09, 2017 15:28

$125.00
158921

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War INDEPENDENCE YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923371376

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, May 29, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) The entire front page is taken up with considerable detail on the court martial trial of Col. Roger Enos. In the summer of 1775 Enos took part in the Battle of Bunker Hill and other activities around Boston and then joined Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec as commander of the rear guard. In October of 1775 Enos and the soldiers under his command left the struggling expedition because of a shortage of food and supplies. After marching his troops through the Maine wilderness and home to Connecticut, Enos was called a traitor and a coward, and court-martialed for "quitting without lea... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 14:52

$615.00
158917

ACTION OF 17 JUNE 1778 Belle Poule & Arethusa Rev. War Naval Battle Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923366154

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23-27, 1778 * Fight of Belle Poule and Arethusa * British and French frigates - 1st naval battle * Action of 17 June 1778 A very notable issue reporting a significant naval event in the Revolutionary War. The front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with letters headed: "Victory, at Sea" which give details of the naval battle between the Belle Poule and Arethusa, being the first naval battle between the British and new American allies the French, in the Revolutionary War (see hyperlink). Significant not only to have this report in a British newspaper, but on the front page. Complete in 16 pages although mostly taken up with legal notices & Parliame... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 14:44

$125.00
158895

James SOMERSETT'S CASE Decision Lord Mansfield Slaves SLAVERY Negro1772 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131223736

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1772 * Somersett's case * Slaves - slavery Certainly the most significant report in this issue is the court decision in the James Somersett court case, the slave purchased in Virginia then taken to England, escaped & eventually recaptured. This case ultimately determined that slavery was unsupported in England. This was a landmark slavery case which received wide attention (see the Wikipedia for much more on Somersett & his legal case). The report reads in part: "The Court of King's Bench gave judgment in the case of Somerset the slave, viz. that Mr. Stuart his master had no power to compel him on board a ship or to send him back to the plantations..... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 12:31

$125.00
158891

Early 1706 Virginia mention THE REHEARSAL London Charles Leslie 1706 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923275391

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE REHEARSAL, London, Oct. 9, 1706 * Rare 18th century title * Quite early mention of Virginia A fine single sheet newspaper which lasted only 6 years. It was published by Charles Leslie, considered a violent controversialist who was virtually inextinguishable. Another source notes: "...in August 1704, he had started, in opposition to the ‘Observator’ and Defoe's ‘Review,’ a periodical entitled ‘The Rehearsal.’ It was published...beginning with 10 April 1706. In form ‘The Rehearsal’ was a lively dialogue between Rehearsal and Observator or Countryman, and, though largely occupied with matters of merely ephemeral interest, afforded Les... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 11:47

$47.00
158885

BATTLE OF QUEBEC Benedict Arnold & ETHAN ALLEN 1776 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923194942

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 * Battle of Quebec - Canada * General Benedict Arnold report * Ethan Allen in captivity * American Revolutionary War The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & that several of the officers who are absent have sent letters to acquaint their officers that they shall not join their regiments to be sent upon so unusual a war, to shed the blood of their countrymen." with more related content. There are additional reports relating to the Revolutionary War on the front page, includin... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 10:11

$890.00
158881

TRICORNE HAT ADVERTISEMENT Philadelphia PA Post Revolutionary War 1785 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131126189

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 14, 1785 * Colonial tricorne hat advertisement The ftpg. is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads (see). Printed during the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War & the creation of the federal government. Pg. 3 has an item from Charleston noting: "We are informed that Congress have sent a body of troops to take possession of the frontier posts, pursuant to the treaty, & to insist upon their being immediately delivered up...". Some reports from Congress. The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the classic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period (see Wikipedia).... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 09:45

$45.00
158868

(2) SAMUEL CHIFNEY Prince of Wales ESCAPE Horse Racing Scandal 1791 Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131087099

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of issues dated Oct. 29 and Nov. 15, 1791 Samuel Chifney, Sr., was a pioneer of professional horse racing and was the leading jockey of his day. But his career ended in ignominy after a scandal around a ride on the Prince of Wales's horse, Escape. The Oct. 29 issue contains an article: "Fracas at Newmarket", the racing venue where the scandal happened, providing much detail of the event (see hyperlink for much more). The Nov. 15 issue has follow-up information concerning the scandal (see). As a result of this controversy he would die in debtors' prison in London. Each issue is 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends December 09, 2017 08:45

$59.00
158833

Alexandria MASOIC LODGE NO. 22 President George Washington Acts 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391922741897

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 29, 1797 * President George Washington acts * Alexandra-Washington Masonic Lodge On the front page under "Laws of the United States" are three "Acts", each signed in script type: Go. Washington. Also, on the front page under "Masonic", is an address from Lodge, No. 22, of the Ancient York Masons, at Alexandria, to the President, delivered during a meeting attended by Washington, and signed in type by James Gillis, the lodge Master. The President's gracious reply follows, signed in type: Go. Washington. According to two sources, Washington was a member of this lodge, in addition to being a member of a Fredericksburg, Va., lodge that he joined in 1753. ... See More  

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Ends December 08, 2017 15:04

$177.00
158807

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ John Paul Jones & More 1780 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391921884033

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, May 30, 1780 * Revolutionary War * Great masthead On the front page under "London" is part of a letter from Amsterdam stating: "...that several English gentlemen have been in company with the celebrated Paul Jones, who relate that he is proud & haughty, and can talk nothing of sea affairs; however, he has the good manners not to speak disrespectfully of the English; the only reflection he made worthy of committing to paper was this: 'he never did, nor...would accept...a command...for his private advantage...he would be cut to pieces rather than shuffle with his employers to enrich himself, at the expence of his honor.' ". The front page also has a l... See More  

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Ends December 07, 2017 15:37

$435.00
158674

Great Mid 18th Century SHIP of War Detailed ILLUSTRATION 1748 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372124492107

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748 * Great ship illustration Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War", with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor". The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well as 17 other features which are listed alphabetically from A to R. A terrific plate for display for any naval history collector, measuring (with the margins), about 8 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches. Other items in this issue include: "Description of the Cumberland Coast" which includes a small illustration: "V... See More  

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Ends December 02, 2017 13:50

$226.00
158661

JOHN WILKES Radical Supporter of Americans 1768 Pre Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391917996081

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 29, 1768 * John Wilkes - radical * Pre Revolutionary War The first half of the newspaper is taken up with the continuation of the "Narrative of the Hon. Commodore Byron" on his expedition around the world in the 1740's. Near the back are reports from London noting in part: "...that most of the readers of our paper are such friends to liberty that they will receive with the most heart felt pleasure the news we give them this week that Mr. Wilkes, the great assertor of the liberties of this country, is now restored to all the rights & privileges of it, of which he has been long deprived by an illegal proceeding...". John Wilkes was a radical membe... See More  

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Ends December 02, 2017 13:32

$135.00
158613

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Edinburgh Scotland 1780 Old Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372123516967

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 2, 1780 Page 2 has most of a column taken up with various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, a few items including: "...that Monsieur de Ternay sailed from France with 6000 troops but that so many died on their passage that when he came to effect a landing on Rhode Island he did not disembark more than 4000. That Washington was making a show of forming magazines & had collected as large a body of forces as possible, but that his army was made up of men of all ages & conditions & was but little to be depended upon. That Gen. Clinton had taken with him 10,000 men & after having embarked them and proceeded...to the extreme point of Long Island..." ... See More  

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Ends December 01, 2017 14:11

$57.00
158452

(4) President GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams ACTS of Congress 1796 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372117314614

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796 * President George Washington * John Adams - Acts of Congress The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the ftpg. Four pages, bit close-trimmed at the top affects a bit at the top of the pages, otherwise very nice condition.

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Ends November 25, 2017 13:44

$156.00
158450

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS Message Signed in Type re. France Relations 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391913831229

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 21, 1798 * John Adams signed message * 18th century American original Page 2 contains a message from the President of the United States signed in type: John Adams, concerning relations with France. Page 3 has a brief mention of the reading of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature titled: "an Act for suppressing rogues, vagabonds and other idle, disorderly and lewd persons." Four pages, decorative masthead, scattered light foxing, generally very nice condition.

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Ends November 25, 2017 13:41

$46.00
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