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166908

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH 49ers Mining Miners Sufferings Dust Prices 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392130206095

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Jan. 13, 1849 * California gold rush - 49ers Page 2 has an article: "From California" which includes: "...the price of gold dust in the 'diggins' had fallen to six dollars an ounce, being less than one third its real value at the U.S. Mint...There was much suffering at the mines & even apprehensions of famine in consequence of the multitudes arriving from all quarters..." and a bit more. Also a brief item: "New California Association" being created for those headed west (see). Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends October 24, 2018 15:51

$55.00
166906

Rare SLAVES ADVERTISEMENTS Slavery New Orleans LA ANTEBELLUM 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392130205773

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, Dec. 27, 1848 * Southern newspaper with slave advertisements Page 2 has a small bit: "For California" about a ship headed there, and: "...a most safe, comfortable and speedy means of transportation to the El Dorado of California." Page 3 has 8 illustrated "Reward" ads for runaway slaves, not a surprise in a New Orleans newspaper. Four pages, good condition.

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Ends October 24, 2018 15:50

$43.00
167481

Samuel Colt Revolver Ad Gold Rush Era 1849 Newspaper with $150 Runaway Slave


eBay Auction Item # 372468412486

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 1849 * Colt Revolver Ad * Runaway slave ad * Gold Rush era newspaper The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see) Four pages, good condition.

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Ends October 19, 2018 15:07

$24.99
166586

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Mining & Slave Ship Captured w/ 400 Negroes 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372436789898

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848 * California gold rush * Slave ship captured Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849. Also at the bottom of the pg: "Slaver Captured" which reports on the ship Goodwin with 400 slaves on board (see). Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends October 14, 2018 15:47

$68.00
165912

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH San Francisco 49ers in 1849 Windsor Vermont VT Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392101920227

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 19, 1849 * California gold rush This title has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day. Page 3 has several reports from the gold rush region headed: "Latest From California" (see). Page one has an update in the missionary efforts to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands and various Native American Indian tribes including Oregon, Choctaws, Cherokees, Sioux, and more. Four pages, minor foxing at upper ftpg. folds, rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends September 12, 2018 15:17

$57.00
165903

Early CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Pre 49ers Letters from the Fields 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372401164647

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 1848 * California gold rush * Early - pre-49ers Page 3 has a lengthy article: "The Gold Region of California" which is from the very early period of the Gold Rush. It is mostly taken up with two letters from the gold fields, introduced with: "It would seem from late accounts that California is afflicted with some rich gold mines. The people there have been seized with madness on the subject & are abandoning the ordinary pursuits of life for the sake of hunting gold..." with more. And the two letters have some terrific content on the early days of the Gold Rush, the 2nd of which ends with: "...This placer was discovered some time since by a M... See More  

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Ends September 12, 2018 15:11

$88.00
165873

Rare TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA Antebellun w/ California Gold Rush 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372397978125

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, April 14, 1849 * Early California gold rush report * Rare title from pre-civil war Florida Page 3 has: "Interesting From California" which takes over a full column with various news items from the gold region. Some bits include: "...The whole of Lower California was deserted by the men who had gone North to the placer. When Mr. Suwerkrop touched at Cape San Jose he found scarcely any males there,,,There was not many in San Francisco; they were scattered over the country--at Sutter's Fort, encamped on the placers...many diggers had pitched their tents around the bay of San Francisco...The largest lump that Mr. S. has seen weighted 14 ounces..." and much ... See More  

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Ends September 09, 2018 14:31

$91.00
161122

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH 49ers Mining Miners Stock 1849 Augusta ME Maine Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977316748

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE AGE, Augusta, Maine, Jan. 11, 1849 * California gold rush - 49ers Page 2 has: "For California" concerning the creation of a stock company "...for the purpose of proceeding to California...Each member, on joining the company, is to pay $500 which will entitle him to an equal share with the others in the profits & income...". Also: "California Gold--Its Effect on Prices" which takes almost an entire column. Also: "The Administration & California" which takes over a column. More on the California Gold Rush on pg. 2, and a short bit on the Mormons as well. Four pages, good condition.

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Ends March 10, 2018 09:58

$57.00
160215

FUGITIVE SLAVES Slavery in Washington D.C. & California GOLD RUSH 1850 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391955226132

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE REPUBLIC, Washington, D.C., April 5, 1850 * Fugitive Slaves - slavery * California Gold Rush Page 3 has: "Robbery of a California" noting: "D. Campbell returned to the city...from California with a quantity of the sacred dust, which, for security, he kept to the number of 29 1/2 oz wrapped up & in his pocket..." with more on the robbery (see). Page 2 has a bit headed: "Fugitive Slaves--Slave States" and also: "Slavery and Slave Trade in the District of Columbia--Slave States, etc." (see). Four pages, good condition.

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Ends February 02, 2018 15:41

$38.00
157191

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372074963858

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1848 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners The top of the back page has a column head: "Further Of The Gold Mines" which is an early report on the California Gold Rush. It is primary a lengthy letter datelined "Monterey, California, August 29, 1848". A few bits include: "The gold discoveries still continue--every day brings some new deposits to light. It has been found in large quantities...At present the people are running over the country & picking it out of the earth here and there, just as a thousand hogs let loose in a forest would root up ground-nuts...The whole country is now moving on the mines..." and so much more. Truly... See More  

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Ends October 13, 2017 15:25

$79.00
155638

DOLLY MADISON DEATH & California Gold Rush Women 49ers Letter 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372017928290

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, July 14, 1849 * California gold rush - 49ers * Dolly Madison death The bottom of pg. 2 has an item beginning: "The death of Mrs. Madison is at length realized. She died at her residence in Washington about 10 o'clock on Thursday..." with more detail (see). Also on pg. 2: "What the Ladies Do In California" is part of a letter from the gold mining region with some interesting content (see). Four pages, minor wear at the margins, generally good.

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Ends August 18, 2017 15:32

$48.00
153681

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Head West Miners Mining 1848 Wash. DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371932110646

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 1848 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners A terrific & early issue on the California Gold Rush as nearly half of the front page has great gold-related content, items headed: "The Gold Region Of California", plus a letter datelined from "Monterrey, California, July 31, 1848; a "Proclamation" from Monterey, Calif., beginning: "Whereas many citizens have gone to the gold mines of the Sacramento without making proper provision for the families they have left behind..." with more (see). Also: "The Gold Mine" and "From California" "California Gold" and even more.

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Ends May 27, 2017 07:23

$78.00
153342

DONNER PARTY Tragedy & Early Abraham Lincoln in U.S. Congress 1848 DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371912187185

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 1848 * re. the Donner Party incident * Abraham Lincoln as a unknown The front page has an article: "California" with news from before gold was discovered, warning caution for emigrants traveling to Calif as: "...The fate of those who have taken the 'short cuts', it is said, ought to be a solemn warning. The horrible sufferings of those who were overtaken by the winter snows on the California mountains in 1846 are enough to appall the stoutest heart..." which refers to the Donner Party tragedy. (see hyperlink) Also the front page is mention from the House of Representatives that: "Mr. LINCOLN asked the attention of the House for a moment ... See More  

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Ends May 05, 2017 14:37

$52.00
152308

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Head West Miners Mining 1848 Wash. DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371873469858

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 1848 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners The top of pg. 2 has a column head: "The California Gold Region" which has near the beginning: "The accounts which have reached the United States concerning the auriferous region of country on the Sacramento...induced hundreds, we might say thousands, of our citizens to turn their eyes in that direction..." with more on the gold rush. Quite early concerning the discovery of gold in California. Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.

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Ends March 23, 2017 16:11

$76.00
149353

Official GOLD DISCOVERY Discovered in California Territory Mining 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391618276298

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848 * Gold discovered in California * Official government report * Pre 49ers- Forty-Niners Beginning on the front page and taking all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 is the: "President's Annual Message" to the nation, in which is a rather lengthy & detailed report on the discovery of gold in California. Although there were earlier newspaper reports of gold discovery, this was the first "official" announcement by the government and did much to cause many to head west and be among the "49ers" who would created the great gold rush in the coming months & years. At one point on pg. 2 in the address is: "...The accounts of the abundance of gold in t... See More  

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Ends December 08, 2016 13:03

$430.00
147105

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever Mining Mines Miners Diggings Discovery 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391541587291

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 5, 1848 * California Gold Rush California Gold Rush reports from 1848 are rather rare but we've found some through the years, such as this one. A bottom corner of the front page has: "Gold Mines of California" noting: "These mines are represented as very productive & of immense value...making rapid fortunes by gathering gold..." and a bit more (see). Page 2 has: "Guano Versus Gold" which includes: "...several vessels are up for California...rumors are rife of the forming of companies of young men...for gold-hunting expeditions to this new El Dorado. We advise all persons inoculated with the mania...and see a specimen of Californian gold...accounts o... See More  

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Ends September 23, 2016 07:23

$84.00
146768

Early CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Pre 49ers Letter from the Fields 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371702157468

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 8, 1848 * California gold rush letter * Early - pre-49ers The front page has over half a column headed: "The Gold Excitement" which has some great content, including: "...what a spectacle that of whole villages being deserted...rushing pell mell...over the mountains, through forests...into the newly discovered mine region!...Many persons have collected in one day, of the finest grade gold, from three to eight hundred dollars..." and more. A great letter from the early days of the California Gold Rush. Four pages, small folio size, very nice condition.

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Ends September 03, 2016 14:30

$64.00
146762

Best JAMES K. POLK 11th President of U.S. Washington D.C. DEATH 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391524738094

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1849 * James K. Polk death * Best title to be had ? All columns on all 4 pgs. are black-bordered for the report which appears on pg. 3 headed: "Death of Ex-President Polk..." (see photos). Pg. 3 also has a letter "From California" concerning the Gold Rush & the success--or lack of it--among many there. Always nice to have a Presidential death report in a newspaper from the nation's capital. Four pages, some small tears at margins and some small archival mends, good condition.

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Ends September 03, 2016 14:16

$52.00
143563

Very Early & Rare KIT CARSON American Frontiersman Indian Agent 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391439978935

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, August 1, 1848 * Early & rare Kit Carson mention Page 2 has a report from "St. Louis" that mentions the famous explorer and guide Kit Carson. The report states that he left Santa Fe on June 25 and arrived at St. Louis with dispatches from California. Among the news is word that a party of fourteen Americans was attacked by one hundred Apache Indians near Taos, killing four and wounding eight of the former. Mentions that the Indians stole eighty horses during the engagement. Uncommon to find reports mentioning Kit Carson, especially this early. Other reports includes: "Slave Case at Washington" "Later From Yucatan" "Free Soil Movement in Virginia" and ... See More  

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Ends May 22, 2016 06:59

$38.00
138701

Rare & Early CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Related PRINT 49ers 1849 New Orleans Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391329094088

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Louisiana, June 25, 1849 * Rare & early gold rush print A very unusual issue as the top of the front page features a nice illustration with a California Gold Rush theme, headed: "The California Porter And the U.S. Naval Officer" with a caption which relates the story from the beach at San Francisco (see). Prints in newspapers from 1849 relating to the Gold Rush are very rare. Inside has: "California News", and a report headed: "Death of James K. Polk" with all columns on the page black-bordered.

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Ends December 25, 2015 14:43

$177.00
137865

Very Rare OLD WEST Volume 1 SAN FRANCISCO CA California Gold Rush 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391311738878

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PACIFIC NEWS, San Francisco, Dec. 22, 1849 * California Gold Rush - 49ers * Rare Old West title An extremely early newspaper from California, the vol. 1 number 52 issue, being only the fourth newspaper to print in all of California. And it was printed before California statehood. There were only four newspapers which printed in Calif. in the 1840's. This issue is dated from the midst of the '49ers gold rush' with the front page containing many advertisements relating to mining. Page 2 has a wealth of California-related content with: "A New Work Upon California" "Landed Estates in California" "Various Mineral Resources of the Country" "The Agriculture of California" "Trouble at the Mi... See More  

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Ends December 04, 2015 09:01

$475.00
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