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FREDERICK C. BILLARD United States Coast Guard "Rum Patrol" DEATH 1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391458779976

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 18, 1932 * Frederick C. Billard death * United States Coast Guard * Rum Patrol - prohibition era Page 21 has a one column heading: "ADMIRAL BILLARD, RUM ROW'S FOE, DIES" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of Frederick C. Billard, commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary su... See More  

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Ends June 15, 2016 06:44

$33.00
143361

UNITED STATES PROHIBITION American Legion Votes to End Dry Era 1931 NY Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371601231720

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 25, 1931 * Prohibition in the United States * American Legion votes to end it * Wets vs. Drys in Congress The front page has a three column headline: "LEGION DEMANDS DRY LAW REFERENDUM BUT VOTES DOWN NEW BONUS PROPOSAL; HYDE STUDIES BEER AS AID TO FARMING" with many subheads. Lengthy text continues inside. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the pr... See More  

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Ends May 15, 2016 10:04

$37.00
143274

JACK LEGS DIAMOND Gangster BOOTLEGGING Prohibition Jail Sentence 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371599644745

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 13, 1931 * Jack 'Legs' Diamond * Irish American gangster * Bootlegging jail sentence The top of the front page has a one column heading: "DIAMOND GETS LIMIT, 4 YEARS, $11,000 FINE; TROY TRIAL SEPT. 15" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues on page 2. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this topic. Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, librari... See More  

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Ends May 13, 2016 15:46

$37.00
142974

COLLEGE DRINKING Prohibition Era Students Alcohol Beer Liquor 1930 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371593289657

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, April 24, 1930 * Drinking alcohol in college * Prohibition era headline The top of the front page has a three column headline: "HEAVY DRINKING IN COLLEGES, DAYS COACH" with subhead. (see) A look back in college life during the prohibition era. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 12 pages, some margin wear, mainly along the spine, generally good.

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Ends May 05, 2016 15:04

$33.00
142879

BIG BILL THOMPSON Chicago Gangster Al Capone Era Mayor Defeated 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371589755299

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 8, 1931 * William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson defeated * Anton Cermak becomes Chicago mayor * Gangland - gangsters - prohibition era The top of the front page has a two column heading: "CHICAGO OUSTS THOMPSON; CERMAK IS ELECTED MAYOR BY A MAJORITY OF 191,916" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Anton Cermak defeating William Hale Thompson as Mayor of Chicago. Thompson is considered one of the most unethical mayors in American history. Coincidentally, Al "Scarface' Capone was put away for income tax evasion later that same year. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very hi... See More  

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Ends May 01, 2016 14:29

$34.00
142876

PROHIBITION LAW to be Repealed ? & Al 'Scarface' Capone Arrest ? 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391422412956

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 24, 1931 * Al 'Sacrface' Capone to be arrested ? * Mayor of Chicago election * The Union League Club of NYC * Prohibition to be repealed ? The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Bar in the New Union League Clubhouse Ready for the Repeal of Prohibition Law" (see) Page 3 has a one column heading: "ARREST OF CAPONE ORDERED IN CHICAGO" with subheads. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription co... See More  

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Ends May 01, 2016 14:24

$34.00
142806

PROHIBITION RULED VALID No Beer & Liquor - Dry Law to Continue 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371588102281

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 25, 1931 * National Prohibition Act held valid * Eighteenth Amendment argument * Dry law to continue in the U.S. The front page has a one column heading: "DRY LAW HELD VALID BY SUPREME COURT; RULING IS UNANIMOUS" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the United States v. Sprague Supreme Court decision with complete text on page 21. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions ra... See More  

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Ends April 29, 2016 15:03

$75.00
142615

THOMAS EDISON Supports 18th Amendment Prohibition Law Enforcement 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371583352722

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 18, 1930 * Inventor Thomas Edison * U.S. Prohibition support * Anti beer - liquor law Page 17 has a one column heading: "EDISON SEES BOON IN PROHIBITION LAW" with subheads. (see) See images for a question/answer article showing Thomas Edison's support for the Eighteenth Amendment. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisement of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the presen... See More  

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Ends April 23, 2016 13:41

$33.00
142429

GROVER WHALEN New York City Police Commissioner PROHIBITION ERA 1928 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371577415498

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 9 only, December 23, 1928 * Grover Whalen - New York City guru * Becomes NYPD Police Commissioner * Prohibition - gangster era The front page of this section has a banner headline: "THE HUGE TASK OF POLICING THE CITY; The New Commissioner Takes Hold of the Complex Organization at Headquarters and Grapples With the Problem of the Gangster, Who Has Made the Work of Protecting New York More Difficult" with four related photos including one of Whalen. (see) Nice for display. Other topics throughout. Complete section 9 only with all 12 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends April 16, 2016 14:48

$28.00
142312

JACK LEGS DIAMOND Irish American Gangster Bootlegger Europe Trip 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371575682233

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 1, 1930 * Jack 'Legs' Diamond's trip to Europe * Irish American gangster - prohibition era * SS Belgenland (1914) ocean liner The top of the front page has a two column heading: "'Legs' Diamond Is Aboard Liner Belgenland Wants to Go to Vichy to 'Take Cure,' He Says" (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-qua... See More  

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Ends April 14, 2016 14:13

$34.00
141649

PROHIBITION ENDING ? Homemade Beer Brewery Brewing Legal ? 1930 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371559818074

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 14, 1930 * Prohibition ending in America " * Francis Scott McBride * Homemade beer legal ? The front page has a two column headline: "HOME BREWING IS LAWFUL, SOMETIMES, SAYS M'BRIDE; LEAGUE ADIS DRINKING DRYS" with subheads. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 56 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends March 23, 2016 16:13

$40.00
141560

UNITED STATES PROHIBITION 18th Amendment Repeal Fails in House 1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391388878837

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK WORLD TELEGRAM, December 5, 1932 * Repeal of U.S. prohibition fails * 18th Amendment continues * John Nance Garner The front page has a one column heading: "REPEAL LOST IN CONGRESS BY 144 TO 171" with subheads. (see) Ironically the repeal of prohibition would be ratified exactly one year later on December 5, 1933. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 14 pages, a little spine wear, generally nice.

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Ends March 20, 2016 10:50

$33.00
141528

AL CAPONE Chicago Gangland Gangster to get ELECTRIC CHAIR ? 1930 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391388382389

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 19, 1930 * Al Capone - Chicago gangster Page 21 has one column headings that include: "DEATH FOR CAPONE, CRIES JUDGE LYLE" "Chicago Prosecutor Declares 'Wee Will Send Him to the Chair if Possible'" and more. (see) Firsrt report coverage on Judge John H. Lyle wanting to send Al Capone to the electric chair. Judge Lyle was known to charge many famous prohibition gangsters for vagrancy. Unusual report here. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentag... See More  

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Ends March 19, 2016 15:49

$40.00
141065

PROHIBITION 18th Eighteenth Amendment to be Repealed ? Drys Wets 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371547569164

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 27, 1930 * Prohibition - 18th Eighteenth Amendment * Wets vs. Drys in Washington D.C. * Beginning of the end ? The front page has a two column headline: "DRY LAW REPEAL URGED ATTERBURY AND OTHERS BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE" with subheads. (see) Was this the beginning of the fight to repeal prohibition ? Lengthy text continues on page 4. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white &... See More  

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Ends March 05, 2016 15:23

$38.00
141058

PROHIBITION 18th Eighteenth Amendment to be Repealed ? Drys Wets 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391378731732

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 19, 1930 * Prohibition - 18th Eighteenth Amendment * Wets vs. Drys in Washington D.C. * Beginning of the end ? The front page has a two column headline: "HOUSE DRYS ROUT THE WETS; $15,000,000 FOR PROHIBITION VOTED IN STORMY SESSION" with subheads. (see) Was this the beginning of the fight to repeal prohibition ? Lengthy text continues inside. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages, light toning, a little margin wear, generally good.

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Ends March 05, 2016 15:14

$36.00
141006

PROHIBITION 18th Eighteenth Amendment to be Repealed ? Drys Wets 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391378074528

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 6, 1930 * Prohibition - 18th Eighteenth Amendment * Wets vs. Drys in Washington D.C. The front page has a two column headline: "DRYS PORTRAY PROHIBITION AS BASIS OF PROSPERITY; EDISON AND FORD FOR LAW" with subheads. (see) Was this the beginning of the fight to repeal prohibition ? Lengthy text continues inside. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the p... See More  

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Ends March 04, 2016 15:50

$34.00
140225

PROHIBITION ENDS Legal Beer & Liquor Return DRY ERA Closes 1933 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391364537909

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, December 6, 1933 * U.S. prohibition ends (1st report) * Beer returns - legal liquor The front page has one column headings that include: "Repeal Adds New Problems To Old Ones" "Liquor Flows Freely in 19 States With Six More Expected" and more. (see) 1st report coverage on the official end of prohibition in America. Nice to have in this title which probably had pro-prohibition leanings. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 16 pages, nice condition.

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Ends February 13, 2016 07:20

$78.00
139364

ENDING PROHIBITION 18th Amendment Repeal Liquor & BEER to RETURN 1933 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371510787445

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 17, 1933 * 18th Amendment - prohibition * Senate votes to repeal - 21st Amendment The front page has a two column headline: "SENATE VOTES DRY REPEAL BY CONVENTIONS IN STATES; HOUSE WILL ACT MONDAY" with subheads. Much more on page 13 including a banner headline and loads of text. (see) First report coverage on the United States Senate approving the repeal of prohibition. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allo... See More  

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Ends January 16, 2016 11:36

$88.00
138440

PROHIBITION COMES TO AN END Beer & Liquor Returns DRY No More 1933 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391323617476

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 11, 1933 * Prohibition comes to an end * Beer returns - liquor Page 5 has one column headings that include: "DRINKING AT BARS TO BE ASKED IN BILL" "100 More Store Permits" and more. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers o... See More  

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Ends December 18, 2015 15:10

$36.00
138437

PROHIBITION ENDING Legal Beer & Liquor Returning 1933 New York Times Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371489443565

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 4, 1933 * Prohibition ending (eve of) * Day of Beer returns * Legal liquor One column headings on pages 1 & 3 include: "LIQUOR VIOLATORS FACE QUICK ARREST, MULROONEY WARNS" "Prayer and Vigilance to Aid Self -Control After Repeal Is Urged by Churches" "SPEED ON LAST LAP OF LIQUOR CONTROL", "SUBURBS AWAITING LIQUOR LICENSES" "HOBOKEN LEGALIZES ITS BARS TOMORROW" and more. (see) Coverage on the impending end of prohibition in America the following day. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on ve... See More  

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Ends December 18, 2015 15:07

$48.00
138431

MICHAEL ABBATEMARCO "Mike Shots" Brooklyn Gangster Murder 1928 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391323611853

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 7, 1928 * Michael "Mike Shots" Abbatemarco * Brooklyn gangster assassination hit * Frankie Yale organization leader The front page has a one column heading: "UALE GANG LEADER SLAIN LIKE HIS CHIEF" with subheads that include: "Abbatemarco Shot Four Times in Quiet Brooklyn Street by Gunman in Auto With Him" and more. (see) First report coverage on the assassination of Brooklyn gangster, Michael "Mike Shots" Abbatemarco, during the prohibition era. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this topic. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, this is the rare rag edition th... See More  

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Ends December 18, 2015 15:00

$37.00
138159

Early AL "SCARFACE" CAPONE Prohibition Era Gangland Gangster War 1928 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371485344124

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 9, 1928 * Early Al Capone report * Chicago gangster war * Alcohol - beer - prohibition era Page 21 has small one column headings that include: ""Liquor Empire" Revealed "Capone Caused Uale Murder to Aid Huge Alcohol Plan, Police Hold" "Capone To Be Questioned" and more. (see) Reporting on Capone this early are somewhat rare, prior to the St. Valentine's Day massacre. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, li... See More  

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Ends December 12, 2015 09:01

$46.00
137809

JACK 'LEGS' DIAMOND Gangster Mob Mafia MURDER Prohibition Era 1931 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391310921147

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 20, 1931 * Jack "Legs" Diamond assassination The front page has one column headings that include: "DIAMOND PENNILESS; WIDOW SEEKS FUNDS TO BURY GANGSTER" "Murder of Man, Pictured as Gang Chief Though Only Hireling, Causes Hardly a Ripple" and more. (see) Coverage on the assassination of New York City gangster, Jack 'Legs' Diamond. Lengthy text. Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 28 pages, rag edition, minor spine war, otherwise very nice.

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Ends December 03, 2015 09:28

$39.00
137497

JACK 'LEGS' DIAMOND Shot 5 Times New York City NYC Irish GANGSTER 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371469932711

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, October 13, 1930 * Jack 'Legs' Diamond shot 5 times * New York City Gangster The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "JACK DIAMOND SHOT 5 TIMES BY GUNMAN IN A 64TH ST. HOTEL", "Gangster, Said to Be Dying, Insists He Does Not Know Three Who Attacked Him" "Police Patrol Hospital" and more. 1st report coverage continues on page 2 with small photo of Diamond. Lengthy text here, too much to photograph all. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete in 44 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to re... See More  

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Ends November 21, 2015 14:16

$56.00
137031

COOPERSTOWN National Baseball Hall Of Fame DEDICATION Day 1939 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371462440231

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 12, 1939. * Cooperstown, New York * National Baseball Hall of Fame dedication The sport's section (page 24) has two column headings: "Centennial Today Depicts Stages In Evolution of Modern Baseball" "Notables to Attend Dedication of Museum, Hall of Fame and Doubleday Field at Cooperstown--10,000 Expected" (see) Nice to have in this famous NYC title. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 pages, rag edition in very nice condition. wikipedia notes: The Hall of Fame was dedicated on June 12, 1939 by Lee Ferrick Andrews, grandson of Edward Clark, who was a founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Stephen C. Clark was owner of a local ... See More  

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Ends November 11, 2015 07:27

$56.00
136867

JACK 'LEGS' DIAMOND Irish Prohibition Gangster Liquor CONVICTION 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391286293334

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 9, 1931 * Gangster Jack 'Legs' Diamond convicted * USS Akron (ZRS-4) maiden launch The front page has one column headings that include: "DIAMOND CONVICTED ON 2 LIQUOR CHARGES, FACES 4-YEAR TERM" "Quattrocchi, Aide of Beer Runner, Is Found Guilty of Conspiracy Alone" "Sentences On Wednesday" and more.(see) Lengthy text, nice to have in this famous NYC title. Also on the front page are: "MRS. HOOVER NAMES HUGE AIRSHIP AKRON; 80,000 AT CEREMONY", "As She Pronounces Christening Words, Pigeons Are Set Free for Flight", "CRAFT MAKES A TEST RISE" and more. More inside with related photos. Complete 1st section only with pages 1-26, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends November 05, 2015 11:28

$39.00
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