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162695

JOHN PAUL JONES Revolutionary War Defeats Pearson's HMS SERAPIS 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392012738529

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 21, 1779 * John Paul Jones * Defeat of the HMS Serapis * Captain Richard Pearson * Revolutionary War naval Inside includes: "A Proclamation" by the governor of New York concerning the hostile actions of France against England (see). But certainly the most significant content is the very early report of the naval battle between John Paul Jones and the Serapis: "...that there has lately entered the road of the Texel to of the King's ships, namely the Serapis and the Countess of Scarborough, who were attacked and taken by force by one named Paul Jones, a subject to the King, who, according to treaties & laws of war falls under the class of rebels or pir... See More  

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Ends May 03, 2018 14:24

$265.00
163233

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


eBay Auction Item # 372283424526

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 April 27, 2018 12:07

$299.99
163177

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


eBay Auction Item # 372282384223

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 April 26, 2018 07:34

$749.99
163156

EDGAR ALLAN POE Father & Mother THEATRE AD Play King Lear 1806 Boston Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372281766922

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: BOSTON GAZETTE, November 24, 1806 * Edgar Allan Poe's mother & father theater ads On page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a listing for a play called "IRON CHEST", with Mr. Poe as "Armstrong" & with Mrs. Poe as "Barhara" (see) Plus another play at the same theatre titled: "FORTUNE'S FROLIC" with Mr. Poe as "Mr. Frank" (see) This was the mother & father of Edgar Allan Poe, the famous author and poet. Rare to find such ads in period newspapers. News of the day with other interesting ads. Complete with 4 pages, nice condition.

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Ends April 25, 2018 14:12

$49.99
163134

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


eBay Auction Item # 372281533294

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 April 25, 2018 07:38

$274.99
163133

FRENCH & INDIAN WAR ENDS w/ Peace Treaty of Paris 1763 London England Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 372281530579

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1763 * French & Indian War ending treaty This issue contains one of the more significant documents of the 18th century, being: "The Definitive Treaty of Friendship of Peace between his Britannick Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the King of Spain, Concluded at Paris, the 10th day of Feb., 1763...". Resulting from it, France gives up Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the St. Lawrence River islands & Canada to the British. France gives to England all her territory east of the Mississippi River except New Orleans. France gets back their Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique & St. Lucia. Spain is given back Cuba in return for territory in East & West Flori... See More  

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Ends April 25, 2018 07:28

$84.99
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
161928

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372241014605

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 16, 1775 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy The ftpg. is taken up with a lengthy debate in Parliament concerning the amout of Land Tax for 1776 with mention of the cost of a war with America. Also mentioned: "...in expectation that a revenue was to be obtained in America as a means of alleviating the burthens of this country, which were almost become intolerable, but finding that object abandoned...". Page 2 has a few items relating to Canada & America, with page 6 containing a great "Address of the Gentleman & principal Inhabitants of the Town of Boston to his Excellency Governor Gage", actually a kind 'farewell' letter upon Gage... See More  

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Ends April 05, 2018 12:01

$48.00
161890

Rare Revolutionary War PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania Newspaper w/ JUDAICA Jewish Ads


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372240303640

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 9, 1783 * Rare 18th century American title * Great masthead engraving for display One of the most displayable newspaper of the Revolutionary War era given the large & decorative engraving in the masthead (see). The front page is filled with advertisements, including a quite lengthy one: "Thirty Dollars Reward" for two runaway Negro lads, with details (see). The back page has an ad by: "Haym Salomons" a leading Jewish financier of the day who did much to secure the finances of the nation during the war. An interesting item on page 2 notes: "As exhibited at Room's tavern the corner of the Fly Market, New York, on the 18th ... See More  

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Ends April 04, 2018 16:35

$238.00
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
160937

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begins BOSTON MAP 1775 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391973664606

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1775 * Battle of Lexington & Concord * Revolutionary War beginning * Rare map of Boston, Massachusetts Certainly a prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map headed: "A Map of 100 Miles Round Boston" showing just that with much detail (see). This map measures about 9 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, with a bit of toning and small bit oftypical ink off-setting from having been folded against itself for 240 years. Otherwise the map is in great condition. Inside contains a nice, detailed and historic account of the Battle of Lexington & Concord, prefaced with: "In our last magazine we gave an imperfect account of a skirmish that happened between ... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:17

$460.00
160936

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begin MINUTEMEN 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372211113734

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 20, 1775 * Battle of Lexington & Concord * Revolutionary War beginning * Rare mention of minutemen The back page has a letter which describes the first shots of the Revolutionary War as the British marched from Boston towards Concord to destroy a colonial arms depot. Text includes: "...the late engagement between the King's troops and the provincials, a brigade of about 850 or 900 men marched from Boston on the night after the 18th of April..." Along the way the British encountered (in Lexington) about: "...30 or 40 minute men, as they were called...". There is some confusion as to who fired first, but as the letter suggests, it was most likely the Briti... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:16

$675.00
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
159832

NATHAN HALE HANGING Hanged Revolutionary War American Soldier 1776 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372167221561

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, December 2, 1776 * Hanging of Nathan Hale - American Revolutionary War * "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" fame The front page has an exceedingly significant--albeit brief & inconspicuous--report of an event known by any student of American history. In a letter dated Sept. 23 from New York is: "...Yesterday we hanged an officer of the Provincials who came as a spy...". Noting that this letter is dated "From New York Island, Sept. 23", and with the records verifying that Nathan Hale was hanged on Sept. 22 in New York, it is very obvious that this "officer of the Provincials" was Nathan Hale although not mentioned by ... See More  

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Ends January 14, 2018 07:58

$620.00
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
158839

ALLEGIANCE W/ ENGLAND Denounced Post Revolutionary War 1785 Phila. PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391922746153

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 8, 1785 Page 3 includes a bill: "...for restoring to the rights of citizenship, certain persons therein specified, at present disbarred therefrom by the operation of the TEST LAWS..." with the details of the bill, including the oath which includes: "I, A.B., do swear, (or solemnly, sincerely and truly affirm) that I renounce and refuses all allegiance to George the third, king of Great Britain, his heirs and successors; and that I will be faithful & bear true allegiance to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a free and independent state..." with more (see). The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the... See More  

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Ends December 08, 2017 15:12

$47.00
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
157265

BATTLE OF STONO FERRY South Carolina Revolutionary War J.P. Jones 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391888403694

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 2, 1779 * Battle of Stono Ferry, South Carolina * John Paul Jones - Revolutionary War All of pages 1, 2 & most of page 3 are taken up with: "The Spanish Manifesto" "Setting forth the Motives which Induced the King of Spain to Commence Hostilities against England", continued in a future issue. Further inside is a report noting: "...learn the military exercise & to consist of tradesmen only. the late appearance of Paul Jones on our coasts has suggested this matter, and I make no doubt but it will be put in execution, as an invasion by the French might easily be effected in the Humber, as the above squadron has plainly proved, though the Ministry never befo... See More  

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Ends October 15, 2017 07:45

$77.00
157262

Rare 17th Century King Charles II of England Era 1665 Old Newsbook Periodical


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391888400597

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE INTELLIGENCER, London, May 8, 1665 * Rare 17th century periodical Here is an uncommon title in newsbook format (the forerunner of newspapers), which has news from various cities in England and Europe. This title pre-dates the London Gazette, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper (by exactly one month). There is a report of a naval battle between the frigate Dartmouth and a privateer from the Netherlands, with some details (see). Other news reports from Europe. Complete in 8 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 inches, great condition.

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Ends October 15, 2017 07:38

$535.00
157029

GLORIOUS REVOLUTION King James II & William III of Orange 1688 London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391883098860

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, October 11, 1688 * Glorious Revolution * James II of England * William of Orange This was from the time of the "Glorious Revolution" in England, when the Catholic throne of James II was being threatened by the Dutch Protestant William of Orange, who ultimately, along with his British wife, Mary Stuart, would soon become joint British sovereigns William and Mary. The front page contains a notable letter reading in part: "The unexpected news of the intended invasion of the Dutch fills us with all horror and amazement, that any nation should be so transcendently wicked, as groundlessly, to interrupt the peace and happiness we have enjoyed under your Majesties most gra... See More  

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Ends October 07, 2017 15:21

$165.00
156935

Historic GREAT FIRE OF LONDON Medieval City Conflagration 1666 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372067464051

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 24, 1666 * The Great London Fire period coverage * Earliest of newspapers to be had One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666. Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publishing in 1666 was extremely small, this title certainly being the most significant. Page 2 contains a report of a Proclamation by the King asking residents to bring in surveys of their property concerning their losses from the Great Fire, for compensation. The text reads in part: "His Majesty having been graciously p... See More  

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Ends October 05, 2017 15:28

$1,350.00
156717

FRENCH and INDIAN WAR American Forts Diagrams w/ Description 1755 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391877942275

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: (discounted price) THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1755 * Diagrams of three American forts * The French & Indian War A 4 page article headed: "An Account of the British Trade & Settlements in North America from the French of Mons. Dumont, one of the Commissioners on the Part of the King of France for settling the Limits of the English & French Colonies in N. America." This is a terrific article on the early settlements of America by the contending nations of England & France & the troubles which brewed between them. It takes over 4 pages. Subheads at the top of the pages are: "New History of Hudson's Bay" and "Discovery & Settlement of Newfoundland and "French & English Contend for i... See More  

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Ends September 30, 2017 14:18

$75.00
155877

Rare PAT GARRETT Billy The Kid Assassin Old West Sheriff PRINT 1885 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372026491078

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 7, 1885 * Very rare Pat Garrett illustration * American Old West lawman * Billy The Kid assassin fame Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West than found in eastern newspapers. Most of page 2 and part of pg. 3 are taken up with considerable reporting on a convention of cattlemen held in this city, St. Louis. As interesting as the content is, certainly the most notable item is the very rare portrait of "Pat Garrett", captioned as such, it appearing here because of him being in the cattle business. But the short biography talks more of heroic... See More  

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Ends August 26, 2017 15:22

$347.00
155796

Thomas Alva EDISON MAGNETIC CONCENTRATING WORKS Print & more 1898 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391848451012

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 22, 1898 The front cover is a large print captioned: "The Edison Magnetic Concentrating Works - The Giant Rolls" with additional illustrations & text inside. Also inside: "An Improved Telephone Transmitter" "The King Gasoline Launch Engine" "The Mietz & Weiss Kerosene Engine" and many more articles, prints & photos. Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends August 24, 2017 11:33

$29.00
155584

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372016936049

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 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 entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter datelined "Williamsburgh, Dec. 19" which includes: "I arrived last night from Potowmack where I have been stationed ten days. We have hitherto prevented the enemy getting fresh provisions from our store but many Negroes have gone off to them...I was charged with a flag from Col. Skinner to endeavour a recove... See More  

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Ends August 17, 2017 15:24

$425.00
155201

18th century 1747 ACT OF PARLIAMENT King George II Era London England Document


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371998282783

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1747 * 18th century original document Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: ...for the Better Adjusting & More Easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants; & for the better Regulation of such Servants & of certain Apprentices." Six pages, 11 1/2 by 6 7/8 inches, nice condition.

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Ends July 30, 2017 10:25

$39.00
155200

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371998282121

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, May, 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 the... See More  

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Ends July 30, 2017 10:24

$73.00
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