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166295

DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Morals of CHESS (Game) & George Washington 1787 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372426689408

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1787 * Benjamin Franklin - morals of chess * re. U.S. Constitution - George Washington Within is an interesting article titled: "The Morals Of Chess, By Dr. Franklin of Philadelphia" which takes nearly two pages (see). The article begins: "The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life are to be acquired & strengthened by it..." with much, much more An interesting & uncommon item by Ben Franklin & rare to find Franklin articles from during his lifetime. Relating to this is an article on the game of chess & how it is strategically played, found near the back of this... See More  

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Ends October 05, 2018 07:28

$149.00
166294

COLONIAL AMERICA Town Layout Diagram Pre Revolutionary War Tensions1770 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392118251023

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770 Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it (see). A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares" and various other aspects of such a town. No doubt many 18th century towns in the colonies were laid out using this plan. Also of great interest are over two pages headed "American Affairs" which is mostly taken up with a letter: "To the Betrayed Inhabitants of the City & Colony of New York" which is terrific reading on the har... See More  

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Ends October 05, 2018 07:27

$87.00
166882

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372447480503

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 26, 1782 * General Benedict Arnold * Benjamin Franklin & more Page 4 has: "...General Arnold lately arrived in town from New York, was at Court...was introduced to his Majesty & graciously received...Earl Cornwallis had a conference upwards of 3 hours with Lord G. Germaine & yesterday General Arnold with upwards of 2 hours...". Further on includes: "...we are assured that Dr. Franklin...laid before the French Ministry the outlines of a new treaty of alliance between France and Congress & that it had been revised, altered, and signed on the part of the French King...it is said the Americans, provided they are assisted by their allies to dispossess Grea... See More  

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Ends October 01, 2018 15:24

$57.00
166811

RHODE ISLAND SIEGE Revolutionary War Print & Treaty of Alliance 1779 UK Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 392128251496

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779 * Great siege of Rhode Island print * Revolutionary War original This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in prosecuting the war against them..." with other items as well. Perhaps the best content in this issue is the very nice fold-out plate titled: "The Siege Of Rhode Island, taken from Mr. Brindley's House, on the 25th of August, 1778." A rare print as th... See More  

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Ends September 28, 2018 09:54

$349.99
166238

Early & Rare 18th Century CANADA Hudson Bay North America MAP 1790 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372417899910

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1790 * Map of Canada, Hudson Bay & other portions of North America Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice, attached fold-out map: "A Map showing the communication of the Lakes and the Rivers between Lake Superior and Slave Lake in North America." The map shows the extreme western parts of Lake Superior and "Hudson's Bay", "Lake Winiping (now Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba) and other landmarks across what is now Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, to "Queen Charlotte's Island". Northern and northwestern points shown include Slave Lake in what is now the Northwest Territories, "Pr. William Sound" and Cook's River (both in Alaska). The map ... See More  

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Ends September 27, 2018 15:40

$236.00
165875

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA Anti -British 1768 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372397979318

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 4, 1769 * Rare Colonial title A notable title from the colonial period, that has an ornate royal coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead. Content includes a lengthy ftpg. letter addressed "To the Printer" that is signed in type: Atticus. Pages 2 & 3 has news and other content from "London", while page 4 has a lengthy letter from a "committee of merchants in Philadelphia, to the committee of merchants in London" discussing the differences between the two groups of merchants, particularly the imposition of duties on items such as "...glass, paper, &c...". The letter concludes on pg. 5 (see). There is also news from "Charles... See More  

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Ends September 09, 2018 14:33

$155.00
165388

WILLIAM FRANKLIN Non-Importation Agreement 1769 COLONIAL Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392088672117

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 18, 1769 * Benjamin Franklin's son - William * Non-importation agreement An item from Providence includes: "At a meeting of the merchants & traders of this town...convened in consequence of a letter from the committee of merchants at Boston recommending our extending the non-importation agreement until all the American revenue acts are repealed..." with more. Half of the back page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" which relates to fishing & related issues in the Delaware River, signed in type by the governor of New Jersey: William Franklin (Ben's son). Eight pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, han... See More  

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Ends August 23, 2018 15:31

$176.00
165387

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA Anti -British 1768 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372380317117

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 29, 1768 * Rare Colonial title Inside has a report from London noting in part: "Mr. Grenville's enmity against the Colonies still continues as violent as ever...he tired even his friends with a tedious harangue against America..." with more (see). Various other news reports of the day and a great wealth of ads, several of which are illustrated. Also an article which includes the ground plan of a four room house (see). Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to a large single sheet, a stain at the left side does not deter any readability, engraving of a coat-of-arms in the masthead, nice condition. This n... See More  

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Ends August 23, 2018 15:31

$130.00
164917

FRANCIS HOPKINSON & Benjamin Harrison V - Founding Fathers DEATH 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372356282340

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 18, 1791 * Francis Hopkinson & Benjamin Harrison V deaths * Declaration of Independence signers - Founding Fathers Listed under "Died" on pg. 3 is: "...In Virginia; Hon. Benjamin Harrison, Esq. formerly Govenour of that State..." and "...At Philadelphia, Hon. Francis Hopkinson, Esq. District Judge of the United States, for the State of Pennsylvania. The interests of science and patriotism will long deplore the loss of this valuable citizen..." (see photos). Both of these men were signers of the Declaration of Independence. Page 2 has an interesting item on the derivation of the term "Yankee", as well as a letter headed "Mr. Paine, in his reply to Mr. Burke... See More  

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Ends August 02, 2018 10:37

$64.00
164871

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Hometown Death FUNERAL Reporting 1790 Boston Mass. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392076089440

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 1, 1790 * Benjamin Franklin funeral * Report from his hometown A report on page 3 headed: "The Immortal Franklin" begins: "This great and good man, whose death we announced in the last Centinel, was aged 85 years--and was interred with every mark of the esteem and veneration of his fellow citizens. His last illness lasted 16 days. At his funeral the following was the order of Procession." It then lists the order of the Procession...". There are a few more particulars (see) plus word that: "The Supreme Executive of Pennsylvania have agreed to wear mourning for one month, in memory of Dr. Franklin..." Small tear at the spine is archivally repaired, oth... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2018 14:59

$247.00
163802

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Political Aphorisms Quotes & Sayings Signed "F" 1759 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372305825883

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759 * "Political Aphorisms...", by *Benjamin Franklin (?) The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information). Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which also has the identical signature "F", was attributed by Ford, 605 in a Bonhams' auction in 2009. Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, nice condition. * While we would be more comfortable with confirming this as a Franklin if we were able to site multiple sources, the text certainly has the flavor of his whit and wisdom.

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Ends June 13, 2018 15:43

$127.00
163028

GEORGE WASHINGTON 2nd Presidential State of the Union Address 1790 U.S. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392019057176

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, December, 1790 * President George Washington * 2nd State of the Union Address The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted in the title/contents page. Among the articles are: "Account of the Moravian Settlement at Bethlehem in Pennsylvania" which takes over a full page; "The Family Economy & Employments of the Gypsies" "Chinese Letter" "Classical Allusions to America Considered" "On Evil Invisible Beings" "Geographical Description of Bachelor's Island" "Curious Particulars Concerning the Inhabitants of the Island of Sumatra" "Remarks on the English Language, by Noah Webster" and much more. But certainly the most nota... See More  

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Ends May 13, 2018 10:12

$285.00
162584

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Pardon for Troops Who Return Ranks 1778 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372262027555

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, May 2, 1778 * Pardon for deserters ? * Revolutionary War This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. This issue is from the last month of its existence, rarely found today. The front page is entirely taken up with ads, including a notice of a meeting of the Library Company of Philadelphia, which was founded by Ben Franklin. Pg. 2 has a Resolve from Congress reading in part: "Whereas persuasion & influence...have induced some of the subjects of these states to join...the British forces in America & who, tho... See More  

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Ends April 27, 2018 15:18

$325.00
161576

(2) BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Letters Supporting Jews Jewish Judaica 1768 U.K. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372231065414

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1768 * Benjamin Franklin letters * Jewish - Jews - Judaica * Pre Revolutionary War Inside has a letter which takes about a full page & is signed: A.B., which was written by Ben Franklin (see hyperlink for verification) with a reported title of "Subjects of Subjects" (see). and a few pages letter is another letter written by Franklin signed F.S. (see hyperlink for verification) which also relates to America, this article taking over 2 1/2 pages. In the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is an item: "A pamphlet has lately been published at Paris in favour of the Jews, in which the author has shewn the eminent advantages which every nation reaps i... See More  

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Ends March 25, 2018 16:13

$139.00
161138

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War w/ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Ltr. 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977905181

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * Benjamin Franklin & William Howe 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. The front page has an: "Order of His Excellency Sir William Howe....General and Commander in Chief" for the return of oil "...on pain of forfeiture...". This is followed by a great item headed: "By Order of His Excellency the Commander in Chief" which reads: "All... See More  

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Ends March 11, 2018 08:42

$455.00
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
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
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
157851

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372100124755

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 25, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The front page has two Proclamations headed: "By Order of His Excellency, Sir William Howe, K.B. General & Commander in Chief, etc.", with the full text of both seen in the photos below. The balance of the ftpg. is taken up with ads. Most of pg. 2 is taken up with a large chart headed: "The United States of America, in Account with the Continental Congress" with an introducto... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 14:29

$610.00
157835

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S WILL General Israel Putnam Death - Jews 1790 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372099862649

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1790 * General Israel Putnam death * re. Benjamin Franklin's will * Jews - Jewish - Judaica Pg. 2 has a brief item: "On the 29th of May last died, at Brooklyn in America, in the 73rd year of his age, Israel Putnam, Esq., Major General of the late continental army." Half of page 4 has news headed: "America" which includes a report from Boston: "The Select Men, having received from the executors of Dr. Franklin's will...The extracts are lengthy & contain many of those judicious & elegant maxims & observations for which the Doctor is so justly celebrated. They contain many legacies to the town..." with more. Page 6 has a Judaica report noting: "...r... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 08:09

$46.00
156716

FORT STANWIX Sir John Johnson Siege Revolutionary War 1779 Old British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372062528168

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779 * Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief) * Fort Stanwix report * Captain Cook's ships observed? Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin..." (see image). Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fort Stanwix was surprized & taken by Sir John Johnson...at the head of 1500 loyalists & Indian warriors; that there were only 100 rebel troops in the garrison...that a convoy of provisions & warlike stores were intercepted in going to the rebel army sufficient to supply the loyalists in that garrison during the winter." (see). Another rep... See More  

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Ends September 30, 2017 14:16

$65.00
156153

BATTLES OF SARATOGA Surrender of Gen. Burgoyne REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391859180764

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, PA, April 8, 1778 * Surrender of general Burgoyne * Battles of Saratoga - New York This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. One-third of the front page is taken up with a letter with commentary concerning the recently created Articles of Confederation, beginning: "By your Packet I am informed that the Confederacy of the United States, as proposed by Congress, has been assented to by the state or Virginia; and that the inhabitants of the town of Boston have instructed their representatives to assent to th... See More  

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Ends September 07, 2017 15:45

$488.00
154804

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND George Washington vs Howe Revolutionary War 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371980921603

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 25, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * George Washington vs. William Howe * American Revolutionary War original The front page has an item mentioning: "It is said General Lee was taken...crossing a ferry to Virginia & that Lord Dunmore, who had information of his route...sent a frigate to watch it, who took him and 30 rifle barrel men..." [must be untrue as he was not captured until December]. Another item makes an interesting observation: "...we as yet turned the tables on ourselves during the American war; for...instead of raising taxes on the Americans (the object of the war) we have been obliged o tax ourselves and that so enormously, t... See More  

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Ends July 13, 2017 15:50

$677.00
154624

1787 1st Magazine Printing UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION George Washington HISTORIC


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371975845395

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 * First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of his subscription list which contained the names of the most famous men in the country, and printed commendatory letters of Washington, Dickinson, Livingston, Randolph and many others. Washington wrote in part: "I believe the American Museum has meet with extensive, I may say, with universal approbation from competent judg... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:56

$7,350.00
154275

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1775 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371960846782

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for." Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by William Franklin, governor of New Jersey (and son of Ben Franklin. He was a Tory, much to the displeasure of his father). The letter covers many issues relating to the war & troubles between the colonies & England and also touches on independence: "...for as sentiments of independency are, by... See More  

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Ends June 23, 2017 15:28

$533.00
154083

JAY TREATY RATIFICATION Benjamin Franklin & Captain James Cook 1795 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391788320558

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1795 * Jay Treaty ratification * Captain James Cook * Benjamin Franklin Included are two correspondences concerning the conflicting information on whether Ben Franklin requested that Capt. Cook, in his naval adventures, not be taken by American naval forces during the Revolutionary War (see). Near the back are a few bits of: "American News" with datelines from Quebec and New York, the latter noting: "The Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between Great Britain & the United States of America, was ratified on the 24th by the Senate of the United States. It is understood that this is the final decision of the United States on the subject...". T... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2017 13:58

$57.00
152439

Famous UNITE OR DIE Benjamin Franklin CARTOON Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371876268155

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774 * Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a label of a colony with the implied message that only by each of the separate colonies uniting under a single cause could the country--the snake--hope to strike back & be successful in defeating the British. Ben Franklin is credited with creating this device, conside... See More  

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Ends March 26, 2017 15:04

$18,500.00
149867

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA Anti-British 1767 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391631652093

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, AND UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, March 2, 1767 * Rare Colonial title * American taxation Much of the front page is taken up with a very lengthy letter concerning the theater in America and elsewhere. Page 3 has a letter from London with criticism towards George Grenville with one bit noting: "...they bribed them to be quiet; that the evil ought to be probed to the very bottom & the real causes of our present situation out to be explored...To this G--v--le replied that he having endeavoured to make our Colonies in America contribute to the support of government, they had bribed them to be quiet by a total repeal of that law, and that it was very strange they would not do tha... See More  

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Ends December 23, 2016 11:27

$188.00
144314

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & Water Spouts Doctrine Prints Plates 1788 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391459143832

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin on water spouts * Post Revolutionary War era Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work (see for portions). This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts (see). An article: "Edict in Favour of America, Issued at Paris" begins: "While the British court are endeavouring in some measure to discourage the American trade, the French are pursuing the quite contrary policy..." with more (see) taking more than a full page. Among other items of interest in this magazine are: "Original Letter on ... See More  

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Ends June 15, 2016 14:55

$67.00
143555

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Philadelphia Statue & Richard Henry Lee 1792 Concord Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371606893082

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, May 16, 1792 * Benjamin Franklin as Noble Roman (Statue) Page 3 has a report about the inscription to be engraved on the statue of Benjamin Franklin. A brief item says that the Vice President obtained a leave of absence from the Senate due to a "bad state of health". Another item notes: "The Hon. Richard Henry Lee, Esq. is appointed President, pro tempore, of the Senate...". Two small engravings within the masthead as well. Four pages in good condition.

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Ends May 22, 2016 06:40

$47.00
137938

CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA & Loyalty to King of England ? 1780 UK Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371481457759

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, July 18, 1780 * Citizens of Virginia * Loyalty to the king ? * Benjamin Franklin The front page has a letter from Paris with some American news: "Tis reported at Versailles that the Virginians have renounced Congressional authority, set up the English royal standard, confided several of the principal gentlemen attached to Congress, & petitioned to be under the King's protection. Another account says the loyalists of Virginia have seized the governor...taken up arms in defence of King George, & wrote to General Clinton for pardon, assistance, & protection....Letters from Paris advise that Dr. Franklin was moving heaven & earth to prevent Spain from offering... See More  

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Ends December 06, 2015 08:19

$40.00
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