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173736

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE Killed ? re. Battle of the Nile & Lord Nelson 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392317902929

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 6, 1799 * President John Adams * Napoleon Bonaparte killed ? * Lord Nelson - re. Battle of the Nile The front page begins with a notice: "To Delinquent Customers" signed by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas (see). Also on the ftpg. is an address from Congress to President John Adams, with his response carrying over to page 2 & signed: John Adams. Page 3 has an interesting article from Egypt: "Massacre of Bonaparte & his Officers!" taking a full column. Four pages, two wear holes at front leaf folds, scattered foxing & minor wear.

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Ends July 21, 2019 14:42

$33.00
173573

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Electricity Lightning Rod Thunder Experiments 1759 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372690013739

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1759 * Benjamin Franklin * Electricity experiments * Lightning rod Pages 4 and 5 contains text from a work: "...On the Advancement of Science" which includes sections on medicine, experiments on animals, metaphysical experiments, etc. as well as a section: "Of Electricity". In this latter section are reports on Benjamin Franklin's experiments including: "...Among all the phenomena of electricity it will be hard to find any so marvelous as that discovered by Mr. Franklin; if it be true, that this new Prometheus hath learned to draw fire from the clouds and make the lightning fall in drops to the ground..." which seems to talk of his lightning rod. See for more. The piece on m... See More  

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Ends July 14, 2019 14:52

$210.00
173394

United States BILL OF RIGHTS Constitution Amendments Printing 1790 U.S. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392310253572

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, January, 1790 * United States Bill of Rights printing (historic) Articles include: "An Oration...on the Unlawfulness & Impolicy of Capital Punishments & the Proper Means of Reforming Criminals" "Extract of a Letter from Dr. Franklin - Essay on Luxury" "Essay on the Influence of Religion" "Letter from Dr. Franklin to John Alleyne" is signed in type: B. F. "Sketch of the Life of the Late General Nathaniel Greene" "Character of the Irish" & much more. Near the back is "Domestic Intelligence" with the latest news reports including an item from North Carolina that the state: "...have called a convention for the purpose of discussing the momentous subject of the federal constitution...",... See More  

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Ends July 07, 2019 07:05

$890.00
173245

JOHN ADAMS Presidential Message to Congress 1798 Worcester MA Mass. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392304428801

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 23, 1798 * President John Adams The front page has: "Message of the President to Congress" which is brief & signed in type: John Adams. This is followed by two other documents relating to France, carrying over to page 2. Page 2 has: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" which includes mention that: "...the House again went into a committee of the whole on the bill for authorizing the President of the United States to raise a provisional army..." (see). Four pages, some foxing, irregular at the spine margin, small rubbing hole in the top quadrant.

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Ends June 27, 2019 15:00

$37.00
173222

WILLIAM FRANKLIN Non-Importation Agreement 1769 COLONIAL Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372679412439

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

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Ends June 27, 2019 14:39

$176.00
172832

Rare TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION Pre Revolutionary War 1768 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372667729328

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, June 20, 1768 * Taxation without representation * Pre Revolutionary War tensions The entire front page is taken up with "Sermons to Asses--Said to be written by B. Franklin Esq." but in fact it was not written by Ben Franklin. This sermon carries over thru pages 2, 3, and 4. Page 5 has a nice report headed "Boston" which notes: "...four of the Commissioners of the Customs...though proper to retire on board his Majesty's ship Romney...notifications were pasted up at different places of the town requesting the Sons of Liberty to meet next day at ten o'clock at Liberty Hall, under Liberty Tree, on purpose to preserve peace...a flag was displayed on Liberty tree...near 2000 of the inhabitants assemb... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2019 07:17

$215.00
172626

JOHN HANCOCK on Repeal of the Stamp Act & Bridgetown Barbadoes MAP 1766 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372662075291

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1766 * re. Stamp Act repealed * John Hancock letter * Bridgetown, Barbadoes map One of the better items is a letter: "...from the Principal Merchants in London trading to the Colonies, to John Hancock, Esq., and the rest of the Merchants in Boston, on the Repeal of the Stamp Act" which has some great reading. This letter takes a full page (see for most). Other articles within include: "An Account of a white Negroe Boy" "Remarkable Petition to Oliver Cromwell" "Behaviour of a Young Heretic executed at Abbeville" and more. Three-quarters of a column is headed "American News" with reports of troubles with Indians, etc. All three plates called for are present, the prime p... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2019 15:02

$115.00
172623

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372662074240

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 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. Rarely found today. All of the front page is taken up with advertisements. Page 2 contains a report headed: "From Rebel Papers, Charlestown, South Carolina, Oct. 7" and one with a Boston dateline which includes: "...arrived here under an escort of American light dragoons the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., President of the American Congress & first Major-General of the militia of this State...his arrival was ma... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2019 15:01

$395.00
172541

VIRGINIA GAZETTE Very Rare Colonial Williamsburg Pre Rev. War 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392284199910

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 10, 1775 * John Hancock and the Massachusetts Bay colonists - calls for a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God * Rare mention of the non-Negro slave trade * Georgia agreement - the Continental Association * Virginia troops commended This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia. Part of the front page has a report on the ship St. Stephen, noting in part: "...This vessel has long been employed in the Guinea trade in a new way...He trades in gold dust..... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2019 15:14

$6,950.00
172405

BLACK SOX SCANDAL World Series w/ Jewish Gamblers Indictments 1921 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372655146809

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, March 26, 1921 * Chicago Black Sox World Series scandal indictments * Jewish Gamblers Carl Zork and Benjamin Franklin The top of the front page has a two column headline: "WHITE SOX REINDICTED IN BASEBALL SCANDAL; 18 MEN TO FACE TRIAL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the indictments of the master minds of the 1919 Black Sox World Series scandal. Complete with all 12 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally in good condition.

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Ends May 18, 2019 15:13

$47.00
172354

JOHN ADAMS Letter re. Morris County NJ New Jersey MILITIA 1798 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392278862023

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SPECTATOR, New York, July 11, 1798 * President John Adams letter * Morris County, New Jersey Page 2 has a letter: "To the Officers & Soldiers of the four Companies of Militia of Morris County, state of New Jersey" signed in type by the President: John Adams (see). Various other news and ads of the day. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, some creases, nice condition.

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Ends May 17, 2019 15:07

$47.00
172330

THOMAS JEFFERSON Document re. French Diplomat Louis-André Pichon 1801 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392278219813

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 26, 1801 * Louis-André Pichon * Thomas Jefferson Page 2 has a document signed in type: Th. Jefferson, authorizing Louis Andre Pishon as an ambassador from France to the United States. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends May 16, 2019 15:20

$28.00
171753

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS Act of Congress re. Courts w/ Heraldic Eagle 1801 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392264050113

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 28, 1801 * President John Adams Page 3 has an entire column taken up with: "Law of the United States - An Act - For Altering the Times & Places of Holding Certain Courts therein mentioned, and for other purposes." It is headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle and signed in type by the President: John Adams. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends April 21, 2019 09:25

$28.00
171700

CONTINENTAL ASSOCIATION Complete Text - We Will Die or Be Free 1774 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392263036111

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, December, 1774 Although formatted much like the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" this is a much more scarce title. "A Plan for Reconciling Britain and Her Colonies" asks 7 questions pertaining to this (see) with some thoughts. There are 13 1/2 pages taken up with some terrific content headed: "American Papers and Proceedings" near the beginning of which is a great report from New Hampshire noting: "All the commissioners, new counsellors, Tories, and their dependents are now in Boston; the country is pure & free from these contagious pests of human society. The soldiers are rebuilding the fortification, mount cannon., etc. to defend themselves & the Tories from the resentment of ... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2019 12:12

$177.00
171664

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in Boston 1768 Colonial Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372631675402

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 13, 1768 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions Included are reports under the heading "America" from Charleston, Philadelphia, Boston, Newport, & New York, including a letter "...from the Cherokee country, informs us...upper Cherokee towns are greatly harassed by several parties of Indians from the Ohio & Mississippi who kill every body they met with, whether white men or Indians..." with much more concerning the Indian tribes in the colonies. Also the report of an incident at the docks in Boston: "...made a seizure of a sloop lying at Hancock's wharf & which they ordered to be carried off under the guns of his Majesty's ship, Romney. This affair occasioned a dispute between the offic... See More  

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Ends April 18, 2019 15:19

$170.00
171581

1934 Old MONTOURSVILLE PA Newspaper w/ One 1 Cent Green Benjamin Franklin Stamp


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392259690792

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MONTOURSVILLE NEWS, Pennsylvania, Jan. 11, 1934 An interesting, small newspaper from this small town in North-central Pennsylvania, a suburb of Williamsport. The masthead notes that it is: "Published Weekly in the interest of Montoursville and its rural environs--Warrensville, Huntersville, Loyalsock, Barbours, Proctor, Hillsgrove and Farming section in this part of County." Of interesting is the "1 cent" green postage stamp in the upper right corner (see). Eight pages, nice condition, & quite scarce.

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Ends April 14, 2019 07:29

$35.00
171164

(5) President GEORGE WASHINGTON & Samuel Adams ACTS & Letter 1796 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372614855731

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 29, 1796 * President George Washington * Samuel Adams Most of the front page is taken up with five "Acts", three of which are federal Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. The other two are Mass. Acts each signed in script type by their governor: Samuel Adams. A very displayable front page. Page 2 has a letter signed in type: Go. Washington concerning the people of New Bern, North Carolina, and their thoughts on the Jay Treaty. Other news of the day as well. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends March 30, 2019 16:23

$159.00
171089

COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Pre Revolutionary War Tensions 1769 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372613835013

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1769 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Colonial - Anti-British title The front page has two notable reports from Rhode Island, one noting in part: "That they would not...until the act imposing duties upon glass, paper, etc. shall be repealed, give any orders for importing ...into this colony...any of the articles enumerated in an agreement entered into...on the 2nd day of December, 1767, similar to one entered into about the same time by the town of Boston, & that they would strictly adhere to the measures thereby adopted..." with much more concerning an endorsement of the non-importation agreement. This is followed by another report noting: "... See More  

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Ends March 29, 2019 16:00

$170.00
171049

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY John Adams Formed Creation 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392248064479

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798 * United States Department of the Navy creation * Thomas Jefferson & John Adams forms A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy. The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. Soon after the end of the Revolutionary War the ships were sold & the Continental Navy was disbanded. Later when trouble erupted with pirates Congress created the "Naval Act of 1794" which resulted in the first six frigates (only 3 initially authorized to be completed). With troubles brewing with England & France & the "Quasi-War", ... See More  

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Ends March 27, 2019 16:39

$655.00
170879

INDIANA TERRITORY to Join the Union Statehood (EVE) John Adams 1816 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392243215222

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 1816 * Indiana will become a state (eve) Page 3 has reports of discussions from Congress, one report headed: "Indiana State" which includes: "...proceeded to the order of the day on the resolution recognizing the republicanism & conformity to constitution and law of the constitution of the new State of Indiana...and ordered to a third readying. It was accordingly read a third time and passed unanimously." It would be presented to the President for signature the day after this printing and Indiana officially became the 19th state of the Union on December 11. The top of page 3 has an ad for the historic: "Union Tavern, Georgetown". Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends March 21, 2019 16:55

$37.00
170863

JOHN ADAMS Funding the Military Act of Congress w/ Heraldic Eagle 1801 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372605793101

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1801 * President John Adams Page 3 has most of a column taken up with: "Law of the United States--An Act - Making Appropriation for the Military Establishment o the United States for the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and one", signed in type by the President; John Adams. It is headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends March 21, 2019 15:41

$28.00
170793

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in Boston 1768 Colonial Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372601722554

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages." Elsewhere is: "...some dispatches said to be of importance were sent away...to be put on board the packet boat bond for New York, for Major General Gage, commander in chief of his Majesty's forces in North America...Letters from Boston & Philadelphia mention that house rent had fallen in those cities...occasioned by the decay of trade & great scarcity of mon... See More  

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Ends March 17, 2019 16:47

$197.00
170710

XYZ AFFAIR French Relations with France & JOHN ADAMS 1798 Worcester MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392238451983

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 4, 1798 * re. the XYZ Affair * France relations * John Adams The front page, most of pg. 2 & some of page 5 are taken up with a lengthy letter from the U.S. ambassadors to the French ministers of state concerning the XYZ Affair, including an introductory note signed by the President: John Adams. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends March 15, 2019 16:37

$53.00
170470

(4) President GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams ACTS of Congress 1796 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372590180574

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796 * President George Washington * John Adams - Acts of Congress The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the ftpg. Four pages, an ad clipped from the back leaf allowing this price to be a fraction of an issue undamaged, otherwise very nice condition.

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Ends March 06, 2019 15:27

$73.00
170350

FIRST BARBARY WAR Tripolitan American Frigates in Mediterranean 1804 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372583235030

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: BOSTON WEEKLY MAGAZINE, April 21, 1804 * First Barbary War - Tripolitan Page 3 has reports on the Barbary Wars including: "Commodore Preble writes...'I have just returned from a cruise off Tripoli where in the 23d December I captured a vessel with the Bashaw's presents to the grand Signior...I trust this capture will give us considerable advantages in negociating a peace. The squadron fitting out for the Mediterranean consists off the following frigates: the United States, President, Congress, Constellation, and John Adams..." with more. Four pages, 9 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches, nice condition.

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Ends February 28, 2019 15:44

$28.00
170153

re. XYZ AFFAIR French Relations with France & JOHN ADAMS Letter 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372575095663

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 27, 1798 * re. the XYZ Affair * France relations * John Adams Pg. 2 has an address of Congregational ministers of Mass. to the President, with his reply signed in type: John Adams. Also an address of the Mass. Assembly to him concerning the XYZ Affair, with his response signed: John Adams. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends February 20, 2019 15:53

$58.00
169896

MARTHA WASHINGTON Joinng the President George at Nation's Capital 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392213194640

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, May 28, 1789 * Martha Washington's journey * 1st First Lady joining the President Page 2 has reporting of: "Congressional Intelligence" from the early months of the new federal government. Also a report beginning: "Yesterday arrived in this City from Mount Vernon, Mrs. WASHINGTON, the amiable consort of the President of the U. States. Mrs. Washington from Philadelphia was accompanied by the Lady of Mr. Robert Morris. At Elizabethtown point she was met by the President, Mr. Morris, & several other gentlemen of distinction..." with more of the details of her arrival (see). Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 10, 2019 15:12

$194.00
169829

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND NYC & Benjamin Franklin Revolutionary War 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372563052407

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 7, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * Benjamin Franklin & John Hancock * American Revolutionary War This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. One-third of the front page & nearly half of page 2 are taken up with An ORDINANCE for the Appointment of Justices of the Peace for the State of Pennsylvania" which is signed in type by its President: B. Franklin. This is followed by a document from Congress concerning the purchase of gun powder, signed in type by its President: John Hancock. Page 2 also has two depositions concerning a battle with the ... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2019 15:50

$970.00
169697

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Magic Squares PUZZLE Print Engraving 1768 London UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392207073097

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1768 * Ben Franklin's "A Magic Square of Squares" plate Page 2 has "Interesting Advices from America" with a Boston report beginning: "Last Friday fe'nnight the officers of the customers made a seizure of a sloop belonging to John Hancock..." with more (see photos), followed by other reports of troubles in America. On an inside page is an article titled: "Suprizing Properties of Numbers placed in Dr. Franklin's Magic Square of Squares" which is a fascinating article describing Benjamin Franklin's amazing numerical puzzle. There is also a full page engraving of this "Magic Square of Squares". More typically this plate is missing from the issue, but it is present here. Among var... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:29

$298.00
169663

Rare 19th Century PORTLAND ME Cumberland County Maine 1806 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372555543616

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: EASTERN ARGUS, Portland, Sept. 25, 1806 * Rare 19th century title * Thomas Jefferson This was actually part of Massachusetts at the time as Maine did not become a state until 1820. A very early Maine newspaper 14 years before statehood. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with An Act" of Congress relating to claims of land in the territory of Orleans, part of the recent Louisiana Purchase. It is signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. Four pages, scattered foxing, very nice condition.

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Ends February 01, 2019 14:43

$32.00
169361

Historic CONSTITUTION CONVENTION BEGINS w/ George Washington 1787 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392196345916

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787 * Constitutional Convention begins * George Washington elected 1st president An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newspaper to report this event, which significantly includes the election of George Washington as its President. From Philadelphia is a report of various arrivals by boat, and a note: "...General Pinkeney and major Butler, we hear, are delegates to the convention. Friday, at the state house in this city, seven states were fully represented in con... See More  

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Ends January 17, 2019 15:54

$3,675.00
168878

President GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address JOHN ADAMS 1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372523898942

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 29, 1794 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Over half of pg. 2 & a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with Washington's: "Address" to Congress, being his state-of-the-union address, signed by him in script type: Go. Washington. This offers a great overview of the events of 1794. The ftpg. has 2 items regarding relations with France, one letter beginning: "The Convention having decreed that the flags of the French and American Republics should be united and fly together in the Hall of its fittings, in testimony of the union and friendship...". Four pages, minimal loss at the blank spine not close to any text, minor loss to a lower corner of the back leaf, good conditi... See More  

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Ends January 03, 2019 10:03

$340.00
168756

JOHN DICKINSON Pennsylvania Farmer Plea & John Hancock Troubles 1769 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392182077874

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1769 * John Dickinson * John Hancock Contents include: "A New Voyage to the West Indies, Giving an Account of the various Nations that dwell near the great river Mississippi, ..." which is extremely descriptive of the western lands of America and the native American Indians in the area (see for portions) and taking over 4 pages; "...Letter from General Paoli to an English Gentleman" "Account of the late Abdication in Sweden" Noteworthy is: "An Address to the Americans by the Author of the Farmer's Letters", being John Dickinson. This takes 1 1/2 pages and includes: "In the great & important question now before us, my countrymen, a question on which the liberty or bondage...... See More  

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Ends December 28, 2018 09:32

$59.00
167793

BOON ISLAND York Maine Very 1st Beacon John Adams Act of Congress 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392155088138

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1799 * Very 1st Boon Island beacon * President John Adams act Most of the front page middle columns are taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see). One is to erect a beacon on Boon Island. Wikipedia notes on its Boon Island page: "...In 1799 the first day marker and the station itself were established on the island...". Four pages, some foxing to the top half, generally good..

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Ends November 22, 2018 14:42

$74.00
167792

COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Pre Revolutionary War Tensions 1769 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392155087992

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1769 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Colonial - Anti-British title Inside has an address by the governor of Virginia to the House of Burgesses concerning a boundary line between the colony and Cherokee Indian land. This is followed by another address noting: "...that his Majesty's present administration have at no time entertained a design to propose to parliament to lay any further taxes upon America for the purpose of raising a revenue, & that it is their intention to propose in the next session of Parliament to take off the duties upon glass, paper and colours...". (see) Other news of the day & a wealth of ads. Eight pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/... See More  

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Ends November 22, 2018 14:42

$164.00
167305

Early BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Hometown DEATH Funeral Report 1790 Boston Mass. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392143271489

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, April, 1790 * Benjamin Franklin death (1st report) * Early report from his hometown Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society. Certainly the most notable report in this issue is the death of the revered Ben Franklin. At the back of the issue, in "The Gazette" section, is a report that: "On the 17th of April, departed this life, at Philadelphia, the venerable & celebrated Philosopher and Patriot, His Excellency Benjamin Franklin..." with some particulars on the funeral procession (see). This is a v... See More  

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Ends November 07, 2018 14:19

$425.00
166589

BATTLE OF THE CEDARS Canada Revolutionary War w/ John Hancock 1776 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392124180476

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776 * Battle of the Cedars * Invasion of Canada campaign * John Hancock & George Washington This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the Declaration of Independence in the July 13 issue. Pages 2 & 3 have much content concerning the Revolutionary War including an item from Williamsburg which begins: "The heavy cannonade from our lines in Gloucester...obliged Lord Dunmore to withdraw his troops & shipping from Gwyn's island..." with more. An item from... See More  

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Ends October 14, 2018 15:49

$855.00
165875

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA Anti -British 1768 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372397979318

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

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Ends September 09, 2018 14:33

$155.00
165387

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA Anti -British 1768 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372380317117

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

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Ends August 23, 2018 15:31

$130.00
164919

PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Script Signed Act of Congress DUTIES 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372356283526

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 8, 1795 * President George Washington Half of the ftpg. is taken up with: "An Act to Alter & Amend the Act titled 'An Act Laying Certain Duties Upon Snuff and Refined Sugar' " which carries over to pg. 2 where it is signed in script type: Go. Washington. Page 3 has a report of the Mass. "State Election" showing Samuel Adams as the victor for the governorship. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends August 02, 2018 10:39

$76.00
164871

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Hometown Death FUNERAL Reporting 1790 Boston Mass. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392076089440

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

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Ends August 01, 2018 14:59

$247.00
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
164466

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY by Isaiah Thomas w/ John Adams Address 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372329291104

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 2, 1798 * 18th century America * John Adams address The back page has an: "Address to the President" from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia, with his response signed in type: John Adams. Four pages, minor loss to a lower corner on the back leaf affects only an ad, good condition.

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Ends July 08, 2018 15:22

$45.00
164324

Rare CONFEDERATE Civil War Winston NC North Carolina 1861 Southern Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372322162906

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, Aug. 16, 1861 * Rare Confederate title from the Civil War This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era. Content in this issue includes, on the ftpg., a "Patriotic Address to the Army from General Johnston and Beauregard", signed in type: J. E. Johnston & G. T. Beauregard. Pg. 2 has an endorsement: "For President: JEFFERSON DAVIS, Of Mississippi. For Vice President: ALEX. H. STEPHENS, Of Georgia." Also on pg. 2 are: "The Confede... See More  

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Ends July 01, 2018 15:24

$188.00
163919

ABRAHAM LINCOLN Baltimore Murder Plot Jefferson Davis Inauguration1861 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392046175559

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK HERALD, February 23, 1861 * President elect Abraham Lincoln * Baltimore murder plot * Jefferson Davis inauguration Perhaps the most significant content is on page 5 which has very extensive coverage of the travels of Abraham Lincoln to Washington, D.C. for his inauguration. The top of the page has heads: "The Presidential Progress" "Great Turnout of the Philadelphians to Witness the Ceremony" "Mr. Lincoln's Speech on the Occasion" "The Journey From Phila. to Harrisburg", "Disgraceful Conduct of the Mob" "Anticipated Trouble at Baltimore". It's the latter head which has taken on significance in history as there were thoughts of an assassination attempt on Lincoln during his journey... See More  

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Ends June 16, 2018 15:15

$114.00
163802

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372305825883

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

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Ends June 13, 2018 15:43

$127.00
163382

FLOYD COLLINS Mammoth Cave Kentucky Explorer Found DEAD 1925 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392029946829

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., February 17, 1925 * William Floyd Collins... Cave explorer * Trapped - found dead * Mammoth Cave, Kentucky The top of the front page has a nice five column: "COLLINS' BODY TO BE LEFT IN CAVE; FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VICTIM TODAY" with subheads. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 14 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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Ends May 27, 2018 13:51

$46.00
163316

JEFFERSON DAVIS Confederate President CAUGHT & Conspirators Trial 1865 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372286981408

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 15, 1865 * Confederate President Jefferson Davis caught * Mention of him wearing women's clothes * Abraham Lincoln murder trial The first column of the front page has some very nice heads in larger type than normal announcing the capture of the President of the Confederacy, Jeff Davis, including: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT" "THE CAPTURE OF JEFF. DAVIS" "He is Surprised at Irwinsville, Ga., on the 10th" "Jeff. Tries to Escape in Women's Clothes" "A Painful Mistake" and more. Plus there is a ftpg. article headed: "The Assassination" with courtroom testimony taking over 3 columns--interesting reading. There are further reports and headlines on page 6 as well, with the heading:... See More  

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Ends May 24, 2018 14:40

$163.00
163213

JOHN FRIES'S REBELLION Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers Revolt CAPTURED 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392023661311

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, April 15, 1799 * John Fries's rebellion - captured Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a lengthy chart of: "Prices Current at Boston" which a very wide variety of home goods, etc. Pg. 3 has an item: "The seat of government for the state of Pennsylvania will in future be fixed at Lancaster, a large & elegant borough town about 60 miles from Philadelphia. A new city, in the high grounds near Phila., is going to be built as a summer retreat." Also an items on the Fries Rebellion noting: "Fries, one of the principal of the Pennsylvania insurgents, & several of his rebellious associates have been taken by the cavalry & committed to the goal in Philadelphia." The ... See More  

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Ends May 19, 2018 15:28

$54.00
162641

President JOHN ADAMS Annual State of the Union Address 1800 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392010142000

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, February, 1800 * President John Adams * State of the Union Address Near the back under the heading; "Congress Of The United States of America" is a report from the House of Representatives which includes President John Adams annual state-of-the-union address, the last of the 18th century. The address takes over 2 pages & is signed by him in type: John Adams. Complete in 80 pages, includes all 3 full page plates called for, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends April 29, 2018 10:46

$39.00
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