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JOHN C. HEENAN vs. Tom King 19th Century Bare Knuckle BOXING 1863 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372401174949

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 26, 1863 * John Heenan vs. Tom King * One of the greatest fights of the 19th century * Heenan's last fight... was he cheated... drugged? The front page has nearly two columns of reporting regarding the famous (or infamous?) champion prize-fight between John Heenan and Tom King. Heenan eventually lost the fight but later claimed he was cheated by being drugged and by the fight not being called when he knocked down King for more than enough time for the fight to have been called. This issue contains considerable details regarding the fight. Complete in 8 pages and in very good condition.

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Ends September 12, 2018 15:18

$54.00
165821

Rare 17th Century KING WILLIAM III Era Pamphlet 1695 London England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392098413199

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, April, 1695 * Rare 17th century title This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military, that are most considerable in every Court: The Interest of Princes, their Pretensions, and Intrigues, etc." (see). Much of this issue is concerned with the political & military affairs of Europe & is organized into news by country or region with commentary on the events. Near... See More  

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Ends September 08, 2018 13:58

$73.00
165797

Rare DON'T TREAD ON ME Gadsden Flag Description Revolutionary War 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392097737055

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1776 * "Don't tread on me" naval flag * Post Declaration of Independence * Revolutionary War original from enemy A terrific item on the back page has a rare description of one of the American flags used during the Revolutionary War by the colonists, the text reading: "...the colours of the American fleet were striped under the Union with 13 strokes, called the Thirteen United Colonies, and their standard a Rattle-Snake. Motto, 'Don't Tread upon me.' " I don't believe I've ever seen this description in a period newspaper before. This flag is described as the first Navy Jack, or first "Continental Navy Jack", first used in January, 1776. Page 2 has ... See More  

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Ends September 07, 2018 15:46

$195.00
165796

EARLY EVENTS of the American Revolutionary War 1775 Enemy Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372395737504

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 31, 1775 * Early in the Revolutionary War * Original reporting from the enemy Page 2 has a report from New York mentioning: "We have made a beginning of casting of brass cannon in this city. Yesterday a brass six pounder, cast by James Byers...city is formed into four battalions...properly uniformed and make a fine appearance." And another item notes: "...sailed from hence for America having on board a detachment of Marines...same day a new ship of 50 guns was launched...she is put into commission bound for America...". Another page has an advertisement for: "A Concise, Historical Account of all the British Colonies in North America...Massachusetts ... See More  

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Ends September 07, 2018 15:44

$125.00
165758

Very Early UNION JACK Flag of the United Kingdom DESCRIPTION 1674 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392096953451

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674 * Very early Union Jack Flag description More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??). The Proclamation is a result of merchant ships using flags very similar to the British flag, yet slightly different, noting: "...to evade the punishment due for the same, bear Jacks in shape and mixture of colours so little different from those of His Majesty as not to be without difficulty distinguished therefrom...by this His Royal Proclamation strictly... See More  

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Ends September 06, 2018 14:49

$367.00
165757

Best KING JAMES II of England & Queen Mary Coronation 1685 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372394473272

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685 * Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary * Best title to be had - rare as such This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph preface reading: "This day being the Festival of St. George, the Coronation of their sacred Majesties King James the Second and Queen Mary was performed at Westminster in manner following..." and what follows is the lengthy text on the ceremonies. Given the historic nature of this report the full text is shown in the... See More  

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Ends September 06, 2018 14:49

$1,250.00
165648

GEORGE WASHINGTON & Lord Charles Cornwallis Revolutionary War 1777 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392094471054

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 3, 1777 * General George Washington * Lord Charles Cornwallis * Revolutionary War Half a column on page 2 is headed "America" being a: "Proclamation" from Halifax which has near the beginning: "The inhabitants of Machias...whilst a great part of America was suffering the inconveniences attendant on war, have thought proper...to invade & ravage the possessions of their innocent & peaceable neighhbours (faithful subjects of the King) in the province of Nova Scotia...Such repeated outrages could not pass unnoticed..." with much more. Over half of the remainder of page 2 is taken up with reports from the Revolutionary War, a few bits of which include: ... See More  

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Ends September 02, 2018 15:36

$60.00
165647

DANIEL MENDOZA Jewish Boxer vs. Humphries 1st BOXING Fight Jews 1788 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392094470556

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 19, 1788 * Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew * Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fights Page 3 has a full column which includes: "Mendoza's Letter in Vindication of his Behaviour at the late Contest Between Him and Humphries" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the first Jew to talk to the King, George III. He was the British boxing champion from 1792-1795. This letter is followed by a report from a doctor as to Mendoza's injuries, and then by: "Humphries' Answer", signed by him: Rich. Humph... See More  

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Ends September 02, 2018 15:34

$54.00
165967

SLAVERY CRUELITIES Slaves In Virginia & Revolutionary War Peace 1783 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392103113943

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Sept. 25, 1783 Page 2 begins with: "Remarks On The Slave Trade" which takes over a full column. It relates a story of a very cruel slave-owner in Virginia. Also on ptg. 2: "Preliminary Articles of Peace between his Majesty the King of Great Britain, & their High Mightinesses the States General of the United Provinces". Four pages, red tax stamp on the ftpg., very nice condition.

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Ends August 22, 2018 07:54

$34.99
165173

1670 JEWS Expelled from Vienna - Original London Newspaper - Rare & Historic!


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372370998102

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 28, 1670 * Jews are expelled from Vienna (Austria) * The synagogue has been removed! * extremely rare reporting - only the 5th year of L.G.'s publication The top of the front page has a report from Vienna noting: "The Jews have offered great sums of money to the Emperor to dispense with his order for their banishment, or at least to give leave that a considerable number of them may be permitted to continue here, but have effected nothing and are consequently preparing to be gone within the time prescribed having already taken care to remove their Synagogue." (see image for details) Considering the power and influence of Vienna during the 17th century, thi... See More  

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Ends August 15, 2018 15:30

$425.00
165166

Rare Revolutionary War CLOSING EVENTS Post Corwallis Surrender 1782 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372370985312

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, January 17, 1782 * Closing events in the Revolutionary War Page 2 has a curious & interesting: "List of Lies Political, in the Ministerial Prints during the Course of the last week" which includes: "Great Britain has nothing to fear from her enemies" "The French fleet in America is not in a condition to be of any service" "The patriots always love to hear of bad news." "A number of letters written by general Washington have been intercepted by the king's troops." "Fayette is taken prisoner by lord Cornwallis, his army is dispersed, and the American general are making the best terms for themselves they can, and will surrender also to the British commander." ... See More  

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Ends August 15, 2018 15:15

$193.00
165044

King CHARLES II OF ENGLAND London Gazette DEATH Close 1684 Old British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372363685992

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 5, 1684 (note that by today's calendar the year would be 1685) * Charles II of England death close The top of the front page, set in larger-than-normal type, is a very timely and significant report on the ill health of the King. Indeed, he would die the day after the publication of this issue, February 6, which would be reported in the next issue of the London Gazette. The full text of the report is shown in the photo below, portions including: "The Lords of His Majesty's most Honorable Privy Council have thought fit...to make known that his Majesty, upon Monday morning last, was seized with a violent Fit that gave great cause to fear the issue of it...... See More  

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Ends August 08, 2018 15:37

$275.00
165027

Rare 1661 NEWSBOOK Newspaper MERCURIUS PUBLICUS 17th Century London Periodical


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392080108321

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MERCURIUS PUBLICUS, London, England, May 16, 1661 * Early newsbook, mid-17th century * Before the era of newspapers The longer titles also includes: "Comprising The Sum of all Affairs Now in Agitation in England, Scotland, and Ireland, Together with Forraign Intelligence for Information of the People, and to Prevent False News." Here is an uncommon title in newsbook format (the forerunner of newspapers). The issue is almost entirely taken up with news from "Westminster" with reports relating to the King. One interesting note: "...minding them from His Majesty to provide against that excessive drinking in counties and burroughs before they choose their knights and burgesses..."... See More  

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Ends August 08, 2018 15:09

$72.00
164908

Best KING GEORGE III of the United Kingdom Death FUNERAL 1820 London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392076536705

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE of Tuesday, the 8th of February. Dated Friday, Feb. 11, 1820 * George III of the United Kingdom * Funeral - best title to be had ? This is a broadside edition (single sheet printed on one side only) concerning the funeral of King George II of England. The ftpg. announcement is datelined Feb. 10 and notes in part: "All Peers, Bishops, Eldest Sons of Peers...who propose to assist at the interment of His late Most Sacred Majesty King George the Third, of Blessed Memory...are requested to signify their intention..." with more (see). Single sheet, 7 by 11 1/2 inches, great condition.

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Ends August 02, 2018 10:28

$47.00
164827

Very Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR James Rivington Tory 1782 New York City Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372347581343

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE ROYAL GAZETTE, New York, July 15, 1778 * American Revolutionary War * Extremely rare issue * James Rivington This is a case where the rarity of the title equals the historic content within. This was a Tory newspaper by the infamous James Rivington who was supportive of the British cause. Rivington's initially impartial stance shifted as the revolution loomed and public opinion polarized, until by late 1774 he was advocating the restrictive measures of the British government with such zeal and attacking the patriots so severely, that in 1775 the Whigs of Newport, Rhode Island, resolved to hold no further communication with him. The Sons of Liberty hanged Rivington in effigy. On May 1... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2018 15:30

$4,350.00
164594

Rare CONFEDERATE Capital of the Confederacy 1864 RICHMOND VA Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372335606119

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 16, 1864 * From the Confederate capital A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. The front page has: "The War News--Division of Sherman's Forces" "The Yankees in King & Queen--The Enemy We Are Fighting" "The History of the Military Operations of the Past Year in Mississippi & East Louisiana" which includes a very lengthy & detailed report of General Johnston, signed in type: J. E. Johnston, General. The back page includes; "Later From the North--The Spring Campaign--The Grand Object to be the Capture of Richmond--The Armies to be Concentrating Against It..." "A Negro Accidentally Shot" and other war-related items. ... See More  

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Ends July 14, 2018 15:32

$88.00
164519

Very Rare SALIDA Chaffee County COLORADO w/ Town Print 1882 Old West Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392062823819

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MOUNTAIN MAIL, Salida, Colorado, July 1, 1882 * Very rare Old West title * Town view print Printed in the masthead is: "Colorado Produces Millions of Silver, and Silver Is King." A very rare title, as there are no institutions noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) which have any holdings of this title. The holdings of the only one listed (Kansas St. Hist. Soc.) was purchased by us. This newspaper would change its name in 1885 to the "Mail", of which 3 institutions have holdings, the earliest from 1889. The town of Salida was founded just two years previously in 1880. Today the 5200 pop. community is basically a tourist destination. The top of the front page features a very... See More  

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Ends July 11, 2018 15:47

$115.00
164261

Queen Charlotte & King George III Marriage & Coronation - 1761 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372320175166

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August & September, 1761 (a two issue set) * Princess Charlotte Of Mecklemberg & King George III * Marriage & Coronation in an authentic British publication * Charlotte becomes 1st Black Royal (?) - see note below The August issue has: details, songs, and plates related to the marriage and Coronation of William III and Charlotte, Princess Mecklemberg. Also included is a detailed historical account (taking nearly 8 pages) of the Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary, from 1685, which mentions their Coronation being used as the precedent for the coming Coronation. Articles included welcome the soon to be Queen, and mention of her pending arrival. Plates c... See More  

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Ends June 29, 2018 15:36

$225.00
163612

Best King CHARLES II OF ENGLAND Scotland Ireland London 1685 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392038098295

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 20, 1685 * Death of King Charles II * In a British newspaper All of the front page & a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with various addresses to King James II concerning the death of King Charles II who died in February (see). The back page has a list of those who won in a recent election which includes "Samuel Pepys, Esq.". Pepys is perhaps best known for his diary which was one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London. A single sheet newspaper 6 1/2 by 11 inches, great con... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2018 15:47

$123.00
163417

DIAGRAM re. Battle of Bunker Hill Revolutionary War Beginning 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372292292476

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill diagram * John Hancock & George Washington A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War. Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, June 17, 1775" with some text on the illustration as well. A great graphic relating to the Battle of Bunker Hill (see). Also in the issue is an article: "An Intercepted letter from Benjamin Harrison to General Washington" which contains much on events of the ... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2018 13:49

$325.00
163399

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begins 1775 Old Enemy Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392029960685

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 15, 1775 * Battles of Lexington & Concord * Revolutionary War begins Page 2 has a great & very historic report concerning the battle of Lexington & Concord, in the form of a letter from an officer in the army at Boston to his friend in London, dated Apr. 20, 1775. See the photos below for the complete text, but portions include: "General Gage detached a party of the troops...to destroy a magazine of military stores which the provincials had formed at Concord...we were soon discovered upon our march & the country raised an alarm..." the latter statement being a reference to Paul Revere's ride. Included are some nice details on this first, historic battle o... See More  

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Ends May 27, 2018 14:25

$770.00
163348

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Begins w/ Creating Army & King Accepts 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372287835717

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 7, 1775 * American Revolutionary War * Creating the Continental Army * King George III recognizes start The front page has "Advices From America" with a dateline of "Philadelphia, July 26, 1775, In Congress, July 18, 1775" which begins with a call to arms and nothing less than the creation of the colonial army: "Resolved, That it be recommended to the inhabitants of all the united English colonies in North America, that all able-bodied effective men, between 16 and 50 years of age in each colony, immediately form themselves into regular companies of militia...That each soldier be furnished with a good musket that will carry an ounce ball; with a bayonet... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2018 15:25

$290.00
162290

Early 1718 Newspaper 18th Century LONDON GAZETTE Before Revolutionary War UK


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392003344382

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 9, 1718 * Early 18th century This issue is 300 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe and more. This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. Also with some interesting advertisements as well. A complete single sheet newspaper measuring about 7 by 11 1/2 inches in nice condition. Historical Background: "When in the autumn of 1665 Charles II sought shelter in Oxford from the Great Plague, he and his courtiers wanted newspapers to read, yet feared to touch "The Intelligencer" or "The News," which, coming from London, might be infected. Therefore L... See More  

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Ends April 18, 2018 14:40

$30.00
162024

Great NIAGARA FALLS Large Colorful Foldout PRINT Illustration 1860 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372243332161

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Aug. 25, 1860 * Great Niagara Falls illustration Certainly the prime piece with this issue is the excellent, very large, and colorful foldout "Supplement" print captioned: "The Falls Of Niagara" which folds out to measure 23 1/2 by 34 1/2 inches. When this issue becomes available this beautiful print is typically missing, having been removed years ago. But not only is this print present but it is in uncommonly nice condition. Due to its size it is often damaged when found, but this print is in very nice condition. There are just a few very small & discrete "scuff" marks in the bottom portion of the print, almost unnoticeable. And some off-setting in t... See More  

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Ends April 07, 2018 16:11

$188.00
161931

Best KING GEORGE III of the United Kingdom DEATH 1820 London England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391994733462

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 5, 1820 * George III of the United Kingdom * Death - best title to be had ? The front page has "By the King, A Proclamation" concerning the death of King George III, prefaced with: "Requiring all Persons, being in Office of Authority or Government at the Decease of the late King, to Proceed in the Execution of their Respective Offices.". The king had just died 7 days earlier. Great to have this announcement in this title, the official mouthpiece of the Royal Court. Complete in 22 pages, 7 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, small slits at the blank spine margin, great condition.

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Ends April 05, 2018 12:04

$42.00
161882

CHARLES GOODRICH Lizzie Lloyd King Brooklyn New York MURDER 1873 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391994253717

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 22, 1873 * Charles Goodrich murder * Lizzie Lloyd King The back page has one column headings: "MURDERED BY BURGLARS", "A Brooklyn Merchant Found Dead in his own House--Three Bullets in his Head". First report coverage on the murder of Charles Goodrich in Brooklyn. Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Lloyd King would eventually be found guilty of the crime. Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.

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Ends April 04, 2018 16:28

$27.00
161736

1765 Bound Volume w/ America STAMP ACT Tax on Colonists & Many Plates Magazines


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372235642641

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1765 This is a bound volume with all 12 monthly issues plus the annual Supplement issue as well. This is a great year for American-related content with much on the historic & hated Stamp Act. Some of the content includes: "General Gage's Account of the Reduction of the Indians" "Reasons Against Extending Excise Laws", "Account of the Number of Acres in Maryland" with a nice chart. A "Proclamation" by George Johnstone, governor of West Florida, which begins: "His Majesty having been...pleased to give to me instructions for the speedy & effectual settling of the province of West Florida..." which gives a descriptive account of it. Reports from Parliament and the King has a dateline of "Friday, 22" beginning: "Lord Mansfield, as speaker, an... See More  

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Ends March 30, 2018 14:47

$390.00
161690

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in Boston 1768 Colonial Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372234904667

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, October 10, 1768 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions A somewhat short-lived colonial newspaper by a publisher with Loyalist leanings. The entire front page is taken up with: "Description of the Anaconda, a monstrous species of Serpent...". Page 3 has: "A Letter from Mr. Voltaire..." signed by him in type. Another page has a report from Charleston which begins: "The outrageous opposition lately offered to the civil authority near Marr's Bluff on Peedee River being at present a general subject of conversation & by many attributed to the people called Regulators..." with more (see). An item from Philadelphia includes: "...the General Assembly of this province br... See More  

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Ends March 29, 2018 16:07

$158.00
161287

RHODE ISLAND & Jamaica Loyal To King James II re. Rye House Plot 1685 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391981328289

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, England, July 23, 1685 * James II of England * Rye House Plot The prominent feature of this single-sheet issue is the front page report and letter from the inhabitants of the Colony of Rhode Island, expressing their loyalty to the new king (King James II) upon his ascension to the throne after the death of his brother, King Charles II. Included also is a similar letter and report from Jamaica. The backdrop of this event is the famous and historic Rye House Plot. It was just days later that King James issued a Proclamation seeking the summons of several of the potential conspirators. Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice conditi... See More  

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Ends March 16, 2018 16:39

$125.00
161285

Historic & Rare BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL Revolutionary War 1775 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372222627375

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 1, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown * American Revolutionary War * The gunpowder incident The most significant content would be a fine account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill, being a letter datelined: "Watertown, June 22" and includes in part: "Before this reaches you, you will doubtless hear of the engagement of last Saturday between our troops and those of the army at Boston; but lest you should not be well informed, I will now undertake to give you as regular an account as can at present be obtained..." and what follows are the details of the battle, one portion including: " ...Last Friday evening, a detachment from the ... See More  

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Ends March 16, 2018 16:37

$7,950.00
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
160942

BATTLE & CAPTURE OF QUEBEC Canada James Wolfe French & Indian War 1759 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372211121801

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 20, 1759 * Battle & capture of Quebec, Canada * French and Indian War * General James Wolfe Page 6 has the: "Abridgment of the Placart Published by Gen. Wolfe...on His Arrival in the River St. Lawrence, 1759" containing in part: "The King justly exasperated against France, has set on foot a considerable armament by land and sea, to bring down the naughtiness of that Crown... The Canadians cannot be ignorant of their situation... The utmost exertion of their valour will be entirely useless, and will only serve to deprive them of their advantages that they might enjoy by their neutrality... they will only have their own selves to blame when they shall groa... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:25

$270.00
160938

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND New York & Patrick Henry Revolutionary War 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391973665142

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776 * Battle of Long Island * Revolutionary War * Patrick Henry This issue is filled with a great wealth of notable content concerning the Revolutionary War, however the prime piece here is the nice foldout map titled: "Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island". The map measures 9 by 13 inches & shows the region from Amboy in New Jersey to "Hamsted Plains" and a bit beyond, and north to West Chester & New Rochelle. Points of interest on the map include New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Jamaica, "Flat Bush", New York, Harlem & Flushing. Also shown on the map are Bergen Point, Staten Island Oyster Bay, Governor's Island, King's Bridge & ... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:18

$535.00
160844

RYE HOUSE PLOT King Charles II Of England Assassination Plan 1683 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372208757687

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 2, 1683 * Charles II of England * Assassination plot Over half of the front page is taken up with a Proclamation" by King Charles II for the apprehension of his illegitimate son the Duke of Monmouth. The text of the Proclamation reads in part: "...received information upon oath that James Duke of Monmouth [and others]...have traitorously conspired together & with divers other ill-affected & desperate persons of this our kingdom, to compass the death and destruction of our Royal Person, & of our dearest brother James Duke of York..." with more. This was for his involvement in the Rye House Plot, a plan to assassinate the king & his brother, the Duke of York.

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Ends March 01, 2018 07:30

$188.00
160836

Rare & Early JUDAICA Judaism Jewish JEWS Mention 17th Century 1670 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372208198886

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 27, 1670 * 17th century Judaica content * Jewish - Jews The front page includes an item from Rome: "The Pope seems much concerned that after all his care for the reestablishment of the Mount of Piety, few persons will be perswaded to adventure to take up moneys from them, but rather apply themselves to the Jews, who furnish them at a far greater interest. This week a congregation was held upon this affair where some ways were proposed for taking this trade out of the hands of the Jews, whose cause was there so well managed that nothing was concluded to their disadvantage." (see) The back page has an interesting item on the King opening Parliament, noting: ... See More  

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Ends February 28, 2018 15:42

$64.00
160733

Very Early LONDON GAZETTE 17th Century 1666 England Newspaper w/ GREAT PLAGUE


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372204718735

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, March 29, 1666 * Earliest of newspapers to be had * Update on the great plague (rare) Front page news from "Spain" includes: "The Queen of Spain in Acknowledgment of the good services and fidelity of the Servants and Family of the Late King....". From "Venice" is a report stating, in part: "We have very great probability that our Fleet by this arrived at Candia, the Navy' having been ready long since at Pharos...". On the reverse is news from "Lisbon" stating: "We are Very impatient to hear what success his Majesty of England's Ambassador hath had in the mediating od a Peace between us and Spaine...". By far the most historic content in this issue is a... See More  

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Ends February 24, 2018 14:53

$244.00
160284

MERCURIUS AULICUS (2 issues - Oxford & London) English Civil War King Charles I


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391957934119

Shown is an original & historic old set of newspapers, offered to enhance your collectible interest: * A top-end collectible set for the distinguished collector * The mouthpiece for King Charles I from during the English Civil War * Both the Oxford and the smuggled "underground" London editions of the same date I don't believe we have ever offered a pair of issues of the rare British newsbooks, but this very special situation almost require that these two issue remain together.. Offered is a pair of issues of the MERCURIUS AULICUS newsbook, both of the same date, "The five and thirtieth Weeke" of 1643 (year not printed but is verifiable), one the "regular" Oxford edition, the other the secretly-printed and exceedingly rare London edition. This newsbook was created because of the E... See More  

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Ends February 07, 2018 11:55

$4,300.00
159982

Very Early GEORGE WASHINGTON Colonel in French & Indian War 1754 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372171537277

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1754 * Very early George Washington (age 22) Among the early reports on the French & Indian War, is a very rare mention of colonel George Washington when he was just 22 years old. The report is a continued one, headed: "Account of Our Affairs in America" and the text includes: "...On the other side the French have this season reaped a crop of corn from the lands on the borders of the Ohio which will be sufficient to subsist the troops with which they are carrying on their invasions till the next year. Col. Washington with 400 men having encamped in a wood at the great meadows on the Ohio, & defeated a party of French that had been dispatched to inter... See More  

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Ends January 19, 2018 15:40

$285.00
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
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
158912

JOHN GAFFNEY Major League Baseball "KING OF UMPIRES" Pioneer 1888 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131331632

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 29, 1888 Page 5 has a notable article: "The League Umpires" "President Young to Stand by His Staff--Gaffney's System Endorsed". John Gaffney was nicknamed the "King of Umpires", being baseball's first great umpire. He played a pioneering role in the use of Multiple umpires in baseball games. (see Wikipedia for more) Six pages, very large folio size, minor margin tears, a bit loose at the spine. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Ends December 09, 2017 14:34

$57.00
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
158673

Best KING GEORGE III of the United Kingdom SON'S DEATH 1820 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372124490479

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 25, 1820 * George III of the United Kingdom * Death of his 4th son - best title to have The front page is black-bordered for the announcement of the death of the 4th son of King George III, the page reading: "Yesterday morning, at ten o'clock; departed this life, at Sidmouth, after a short illness, His Royal Highness Edward Duke of Kent and Strathern, His Majesty's fourth son, to the great grief of all the Royal Family." The remainder of the ftpg. has notices concerning the official mourning (see). Ironically, King George III would die just six days later. Great to have this announcement in this title, the official mouthpiece of the Royal Court. Complete... See More  

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Ends December 02, 2017 13:48

$138.00
158672

Best KING GEORGE III of the United Kingdom FUNERAL 1820 London England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391918012570

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 19, 1820 * George III of the United Kingdom * Funeral - best title to be had ? A terrific issue on the funeral for King George III with a ftpg. announcement: "The interment of His late Most Sacred Majesty, of Blessed Memory, took place in the Royal Chapel of St. George, withi9nt the Castle of Windsor, on Wednesday evening the 16th instant. An account of the solemnities observed upon that melancholy occasion will appear to-morrow morning in a Supplement to this Gazette." And included is that "Supplement", a six page edition with each bordered in wide mourning rules and providing considerable detail on the funeral procession (see photos). This would be the... See More  

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Ends December 02, 2017 13:46

$227.00
158224

Early AMERICAN PLANTATIONS TRADE w/ England in 1680 Old London Gazette Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391909904325

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 7, 1680 * Earliest of newspapers to be had * Early American plantations trade The entire front page is taken up with a document from the King concerning the encouragement of trade with the plantations in America. The top of the page begins: "His Majesty having been pleased to make an Order in Council to Encourage the Plantation Trade..." with the document beginning: "Whereas since the expiration of the Act of Parliament...entitled, An Act for Regulating the Plantation Trade..." with much more. Very rare to find any 17th century newspaper with the entire front page devoted to an America-themed document. Single sheet newspaper, 7 by 11 inches, very nice c... See More  

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Ends November 18, 2017 13:27

$75.00
158223

JAMES MONROE United States Presidential Election WIN in 1817 New York Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391909903105

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Feb. 22, 1817 * President James Monroe * Presidential election win Page 3 has report from Congress headed: "Votes for President & Vice President - Official" which has a list of votes by state "For James Monroe, President" and "D. D. Tompkins, Vice President", with votes for Rufus King as well, showing 183 for Monroe and 34 for King. Also: "The President of the Senate then declared JAMES MONROE, of Virginia, to be duly elected President of the United States; and DANIEL D. TOMPKINS, of Ne York, Vice President of the United States, for the term of four years..." and a bit more (see). Page 2 has an editorial beginning: "It is now announced that the next... See More  

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Ends November 18, 2017 13:25

$57.00
157983

Rare CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY Richmond VA Virginia Civil War 1862 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391905448404

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 10, 1862 * Rare rebel title A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "The Army of Richmond--Rumours" "The Campaign in Mississippi" "Yankee Marauders in King & Queen" "The White, and Negro Outlaws at Sandy Point" "A Yankee's Opinion of Yankees" "Additional From the North" and much more. Most of the back page is taken up with a very lengthy: "List of Wounded Received in Chimborazo Hospitals" in Richmond. Plus there is a lengthy editorial beginning: "The prospects growing out of the result of the great battle of Richmond are becoming every day more encouraging & lively...". Single sheet with a full banner masthe... See More  

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Ends November 11, 2017 13:51

$91.00
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
157831

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391903143836

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Jan. 31, 1778 T * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America his 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 is filled with ads including one for the sale of "Common Sense" with with descriptive text. Page 2 has the text of the King's speech to Parliament in which he expresses his decision to keep the number of forces in America at their current levels. Text includes: "...I can have...s... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 08:01

$315.00
157506

TREATY OF GHENT Signed Belgium War of 1812 Officially ENDS Peace 1815 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372086536880

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 1, 1815 * Treaty of Ghent signed * War of 1812 officially over The front page has: "TREATY Of Peace And Amity, Between his Britannick Majesty and the United States of America.", the treaty which ended the War of 1812. The treaty contains a preface beginning: "His Brittanick Majesty and the United States of America, desirous of termination the war...between the countries, and of restoring, peace...have, for that purpose, appointed their respective plenipotentiaries...", plus details about the representatives appointed by the King and those by the President of the U.S., all of whom "...after a reciprocal communication of their respective full pow... See More  

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Ends October 25, 2017 07:37

$200.00
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