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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
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
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
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
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
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
162131

GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams Salaries SET Early Government 1789 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391999877095

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Oct. 24, 1789 * Salaries for president & V.P. set * George Washington & John Adams * Early United States government Pages 2 & 3 contain an address: "To George Washington, President of the United States of America" from the Governor of Connecticut, upon Washington's visit to the state, to which he responded with an address signed by him in italic type: G. Washington (see). This is followed by an address from the Congregational Ministers of the city of New Haven to the President, to which he again responded with a letter signed in italic type: G. Washington. Also reports on the President's planned arrival at Boston. But perhaps of greater significan... See More  

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Ends April 13, 2018 06:29

$320.00
161222

GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams ACT for Bakers Island Lighthouse 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391980066895

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 27, 1796 * President George Washington The top half of the front page has an Act of Congress concerning the erection of a lighthouse on Baker's Island in Massachusetts, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice President: John Adams. Such script signature documents on the front page are increasingly difficult to find in 18th century American newspapers. Four pages, very nice condition. Some ink smears on pg. 3 only.

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Ends March 14, 2018 16:37

$89.00
160839

CREATING DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Seat of Government Washington D.C. 1791 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391971628243

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, July, 1791 * Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page. A few include: "Thoughts on the Decay of States" "Character of the Virginians" "Description of Gray's Gardens, Pennsylvania" "Shorts Account of the Life & Character of Thomas Hutchins, late Geographer General of the U.S." "The Extravagant Wife: An American Tale" "Preservatives Against the Fatal Effects of Drinking Cold Water in Warm Weather" & much more. Near the back are: "Proceedings of the State Legislature" which includes an address to the Mass. Congress signed in type: John Ha... See More  

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Ends February 28, 2018 15:55

$74.00
160358

SAMUEL ADAMS Founding Father & Governor of Massachusetts DEATH 1803 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391959840444

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 8, 1803 * Samuel Adams death * Governor of Massachusetts The top of page 2 has a rather unassuming article: "Yesterday morning the death of Mr. SAMUEL ADAMS, Esq. late Governor of this Commonwealth, was announced to the inhabitants by the tolling of all the bells in town. Mr. Adams has long been a valetudinarian; and has experienced much of the indisposition and bodily pain natural to the infirmities of age. He had reached his 81st year." Four pages, some light foxing, nice condition.

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Ends February 10, 2018 12:25

$74.00
160354

Rare & Very Famous BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Pennsylvania Gazette Imprint 1765 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391959831085

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, January 3, 1765 * Most famous of newspapers * Benjamin Franklin (rare) This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by the partnership of Franklin & Hall as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B. FRANKLIN, Post-Master, and D. HALL, at the New-Printing-Office, near the Market." (see) Franklin's imprint only appeared in the Pennsylvania Gazette through 1765. Among page 2 reports from London: "Yesterday morning 42 convicts, men and women, were carried from Newgate, and put on board a lighter at Black-fry... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2018 12:10

$2,950.00
160221

Confederate President JEFFERSON DAVIS Indictment for High Treason 1866 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372183714847

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 11, 1866 * Confederate president Jefferson Davis * Official indictment for treason Page 3 has an article: "Jeff. Davis Indicted for Treason" which has near the beginning: "Yesterday Jefferson Davis was indicted for treason by the Grand Jury of the United States...and the trial of the prisoner, it is supposed, will take place in June..." with more. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends February 02, 2018 15:52

$38.00
159956

Unusual BENJAMIN FRANKLIN False Death Report 2 Years Prior 1788 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391948553057

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin * False death report Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extraordinary any age or country has produced..." with a bit more. Franklin actually died over two years later, in April, 1790. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, small binding slits at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends January 19, 2018 14:42

$52.00
159670

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War INDEPENDENCE YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372161604759

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) * Post Declaration of Independence Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning: "Being deeply interested in the welfare of America, I think it my duty to communicate a matter of intelligence...may be rendered conducive to the restoration of a desirable peace...request....permission...to lay the same before the General Congress..." and more, signed: Drummond. This is followed by Washington's s... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 15:27

$1,350.00
159636

Historic PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Death 1st Report John Adams 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372161301144

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 28, 1799 * President George Washington's death * Historic 1st report (rare) The front page begins with a nice letter from "The Senate...To the President of the United States" noting that they wish: "...to express to you their deep regret for the loss their country sustains in the death of General George Washington..." with much more. This is followed by the: "President's Answer" to the Senate, signed in type: John Adams. Then a report from the House of Representatives discussing: "...a suitable mode of commemorating the death of General Washington..." Also another letter concerning the death of Washington. But certainly the great content is on page two where... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 07:44

$1,875.00
159633

JOHN ADAMS Invited to Plymouth Colony MA Pilgrims Landing Anniv. 1803 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391941914100

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1803 The ftpg. has a letter from the people of Plymouth to John Adams inviting him to a celebration of: "...the first landing of our Fore Fathers at this place.", with his response, signed in type: John Adams. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival repair at the spine, good condition.

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Ends January 07, 2018 07:39

$29.00
159289

FLOYD COLLINS Mammoth Cave Kentucky Explorer Found DEAD 1925 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391935100555

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TIMES, February 17, 1925 * William Floyd Collins... Cave explorer * Trapped - found dead (1st report) * Mammoth Cave, Kentucky The top of the front page has a three column headline: "FIND FLOYD COLLINS DEAD IN CAVE TRAP ON 18TH DAY; LIFELESS AT LEAST 24 HOURS; FOOT MUST BE AMPUTATED TO GET BODY OUT" with many subheads including: "Discovery Is A Surprise", "Bayonets Guard Shaft" and more. A related ftpg. photo as well. Much more on page 2 with a nice pictorial. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. The reports about efforts to save him became a nationwide newspaper sensation and among the first major news stories to become a ... See More  

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Ends December 27, 2017 15:30

$88.00
158450

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS Message Signed in Type re. France Relations 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391913831229

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 21, 1798 * John Adams signed message * 18th century American original Page 2 contains a message from the President of the United States signed in type: John Adams, concerning relations with France. Page 3 has a brief mention of the reading of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature titled: "an Act for suppressing rogues, vagabonds and other idle, disorderly and lewd persons." Four pages, decorative masthead, scattered light foxing, generally very nice condition.

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Ends November 25, 2017 13:41

$46.00
157835

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S WILL General Israel Putnam Death - Jews 1790 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372099862649

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1790 * General Israel Putnam death * re. Benjamin Franklin's will * Jews - Jewish - Judaica Pg. 2 has a brief item: "On the 29th of May last died, at Brooklyn in America, in the 73rd year of his age, Israel Putnam, Esq., Major General of the late continental army." Half of page 4 has news headed: "America" which includes a report from Boston: "The Select Men, having received from the executors of Dr. Franklin's will...The extracts are lengthy & contain many of those judicious & elegant maxims & observations for which the Doctor is so justly celebrated. They contain many legacies to the town..." with more. Page 6 has a Judaica report noting: "...r... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 08:09

$46.00
157505

WASHINGTON D.C. Created Seat of Government - District of Columbia 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391894679351

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791 * Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government * President George Washington & Thomas Jefferson The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be created. The text includes in part: "...the State of Maryland...cede(d) to Congress a district of ten miles square in this State for the seat of the Government of the United States..." and also: "...General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...An Act for the cession of ten miles square within this State to the United States in ... See More  

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Ends October 25, 2017 07:35

$545.00
156716

FORT STANWIX Sir John Johnson Siege Revolutionary War 1779 Old British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372062528168

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779 * Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief) * Fort Stanwix report * Captain Cook's ships observed? Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin..." (see image). Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fort Stanwix was surprized & taken by Sir John Johnson...at the head of 1500 loyalists & Indian warriors; that there were only 100 rebel troops in the garrison...that a convoy of provisions & warlike stores were intercepted in going to the rebel army sufficient to supply the loyalists in that garrison during the winter." (see). Another rep... See More  

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Ends September 30, 2017 14:16

$65.00
156662

JEFFERSON DAVIS Inauguration Inaugural Address 1861 NC Confederate Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391876686316

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, February 20, 1861 * Confederate president Jefferson Davis * Inauguration - inaugural address Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchange for munitions, clothing & food. As such it was barricaded by Union forces during the war, but blockade runners had some success in getting supplies through. It is just 170 miles north of Charleston, where the Civil War began. Nei... See More  

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Ends September 29, 2017 07:30

$455.00
154804

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND George Washington vs Howe Revolutionary War 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371980921603

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 25, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * George Washington vs. William Howe * American Revolutionary War original The front page has an item mentioning: "It is said General Lee was taken...crossing a ferry to Virginia & that Lord Dunmore, who had information of his route...sent a frigate to watch it, who took him and 30 rifle barrel men..." [must be untrue as he was not captured until December]. Another item makes an interesting observation: "...we as yet turned the tables on ourselves during the American war; for...instead of raising taxes on the Americans (the object of the war) we have been obliged o tax ourselves and that so enormously, t... See More  

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Ends July 13, 2017 15:50

$677.00
154624

1787 1st Magazine Printing UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION George Washington HISTORIC


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371975845395

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 * First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of his subscription list which contained the names of the most famous men in the country, and printed commendatory letters of Washington, Dickinson, Livingston, Randolph and many others. Washington wrote in part: "I believe the American Museum has meet with extensive, I may say, with universal approbation from competent judg... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:56

$7,350.00
154396

SAMUEL ADAMS Act & USS United States Navy Frigate Construction 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371967963523

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 3, 1796 * USS United States construction * Samuel Adams act The first column on the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has: "French Victory on the Rhine" concerning Buonaparte. Also: "Intercourse With Canada". Also a brief yet notable report from Philadelphia: "The building of the United States Frigate, now constructing in Southwark, goes on rapidly. Some progress has already been made in planking her." (see). Four pages, a bit of light foxing, very nice condition.

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Ends June 30, 2017 08:07

$59.00
154337

re. JOHN ADAMS State of the Union Address SENATE Response 1797 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371962787897

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 13, 1797 * President John Adams Nearly half of the front page is taken up with the response of the Senate to President John Adams' state-of-the-union address, followed by his acknowledgement signed: John Adams. Page 2 has Adams's response to the House of Representatives, signed; John Adams. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends June 25, 2017 10:31

$44.00
154083

JAY TREATY RATIFICATION Benjamin Franklin & Captain James Cook 1795 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391788320558

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1795 * Jay Treaty ratification * Captain James Cook * Benjamin Franklin Included are two correspondences concerning the conflicting information on whether Ben Franklin requested that Capt. Cook, in his naval adventures, not be taken by American naval forces during the Revolutionary War (see). Near the back are a few bits of: "American News" with datelines from Quebec and New York, the latter noting: "The Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between Great Britain & the United States of America, was ratified on the 24th by the Senate of the United States. It is understood that this is the final decision of the United States on the subject...". T... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2017 13:58

$57.00
153908

Early PLAYING CARDS King "Harry" VIII Advertismeent & JOHN ADAMS 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371946388818

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799 * Two President John Adams script signatures * Nice ad for King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards * Trenton, New Jersey serves as Federal Capital * Moses Gill proclamation and script signature The front page features two Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regulating: "...trade with Indian tribes & to preserve peace on the frontiers." and the other to authorize the President: "...to fill certain vacancies in the army & navy.". Page three has a rare ad for "King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards," which is not a misprint. Some suggest the use of "King Harry VIII" ... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2017 12:28

$125.00
153684

Rare WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON DEATH Campaign Issue Horace Greeley 1841 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391767306453

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LOG CABIN, New York, April 10, 1841 * William Henry Harrison death (1st report) * Rare campaign title by Horace Greeley The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election, its success carrying over to many issues beyond the inauguration--including this one. Harrison's term was noted for its brevity, he surviving just one month in office before dying on April 4, one day after the date of this issue. Of much significance is report of the death of President Wm. H. Harrison with the entire issue having all 4 pages black-bordered plus several articles on pgs. 2 being black-bordered: "Death of President Harrison!" "Death Of T... See More  

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Ends May 27, 2017 07:29

$166.00
153680

1796 SAMUEL ADAMS ACT Acuishnet River New Bedford MA BRIDGE 1796 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371932109233

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 17, 1796 * Samuel Adams act The front page has "An ACT for incorporating certain persons for the purpose of building a Bridge over the Acuishnet River in the town of New-Bedford." signed in type by the Mass. governor: Samuel Adams. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends May 27, 2017 07:19

$45.00
152702

BATTLE OF THE CEDARS Revolutionary War John Hancock & Ethan Allen 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371885888667

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 * Battle of the Cedars * Invasion of Quebec campaign * John Hancock & Ethan Allen The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: John Hancock. Page 2 continues with war content including a report from Williamsburg, as well as: "A Letter dated 23d July, at Fort Montgomery...". Some war content on pg. 2, and the back page has two documents form Congress signed in type by: John Hancock, one of which is: "...directed to exchange any officer in the British... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2017 13:59

$610.00
152439

Famous UNITE OR DIE Benjamin Franklin CARTOON Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371876268155

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774 * Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a label of a colony with the implied message that only by each of the separate colonies uniting under a single cause could the country--the snake--hope to strike back & be successful in defeating the British. Ben Franklin is credited with creating this device, conside... See More  

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Ends March 26, 2017 15:04

$18,500.00
150763

SAMUEL ADAMS Massachusetts Governor State Address 1796 Old Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391662683259

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796 * Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor * 18th century American original The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 26, 2017 14:21

$45.00
149867

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA Anti-British 1767 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391631652093

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, AND UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, March 2, 1767 * Rare Colonial title * American taxation Much of the front page is taken up with a very lengthy letter concerning the theater in America and elsewhere. Page 3 has a letter from London with criticism towards George Grenville with one bit noting: "...they bribed them to be quiet; that the evil ought to be probed to the very bottom & the real causes of our present situation out to be explored...To this G--v--le replied that he having endeavoured to make our Colonies in America contribute to the support of government, they had bribed them to be quiet by a total repeal of that law, and that it was very strange they would not do tha... See More  

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Ends December 23, 2016 11:27

$188.00
148926

FIRST BATTLE OF SPRINGFIELD & Benjamin Franklin Kelley 1861 Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391606309480

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 29, 1861 * General Benjamin Franklin Kelley * First Battle of Springfield - Missouri The front page features a nice print of: "Brigadier-General B. F. Kelley, the Hero of Phillippi and Romney." with a biography of him as well. Rather unusual to find prints of generals as maps are much more common. A nice stack of first column heads including: "THE GREAT REBELLION" "The Western Victories Confirmed!" "Arrival of Rebel Prisoners" "Rebels Routed & Killed" "The Coming Battle" "A secessionist Ridden on a Rail" "The Official Report of the Battle at Harper's Ferry" and much more. Eight pages, nice condition.

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Ends November 25, 2016 14:15

$43.00
147662

Rare CONFEDERATE New Orleans LA Louisiana Civil War 1862 Newspaper w/ Jeff Davis


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371737868238

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SUNDAY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 16, 1862 * Rare Confederate title * From the deep South * President Jefferson Davis Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city which surrendered without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans are limited to those published between Louisiana's secession from the Union on January 26, 1861 and the end of April, 1862, just a brief 15 month period. The front page has good reporting on the Civil War, including: "What t... See More  

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Ends October 15, 2016 15:49

$186.00
146848

Mutineer RICHARD PARKER (Sailor) Execution President John Adams 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391533472777

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 6, 1797 * Richard Parker execution for mutiny * President John Adams The front page has: "Execution of Parker, the Mutineer", a rather infamous British sailor who was executed for his role as president of the so-called "Floating Republic", a naval mutiny in the Royal Navy (see hyperlink for much more). Also an address to the President from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, with his response signed in type: John Adams. Four pages, loss to a lower corner, some wear at folds, foxing.

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Ends September 14, 2016 08:02

$38.00
145620

JAMES BOWDOIN Funeral - George Read & William Patterson Elections 1790 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391492046144

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790 * Patriots George Read & William Patterson Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United States. Another column has a final tribute of "affection and respect" paid to the remains of the "Hon. JAMES BOWDOIN, Esq.", which includes the procession order, plus a few other details (see). Four pages, never-trimmed margins, excellent condition.

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Ends July 24, 2016 14:10

$48.00
144838

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BRONZE STATUE Old City Hall Boston DEDICATION 1856 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391470936097

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: BALLOU'S PICTORIAL DRAWING-ROOM COMPANION, Boston, October 11, 1856 * Benjamin Franklin bronze statue * Old City Hall, Boston dedication Within this issue are prints captioned: "Tufts College, Somerville, Massachusetts" "Warwick Castle" "The Village Postman" with a full back page print of: "The French Soldiers' Return From War". The prime print is the very nice doublepage centerfold captioned: "Inauguration Of The Statue Of Franklin" in Court Square, Boston" with a related article headed: "Inauguration of the Franklin Statue, Boston". This title was formatted much like the more popular "Harper's Weekly" being tabloid-size with several pages of prints. This title actuall... See More  

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Ends June 30, 2016 15:22

$42.00
144218

President JOHN ADAMS Letter 18th Century New York City 1798 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371625871192

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPECTATOR, New York, April 18, 1798 Page 2 has a letter: "To the Grand Inquest of the U.S. for the District of Pennsylvania" signed in type: John Adams. Much other news of the day & wealth of ads as well. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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Ends June 11, 2016 15:06

$48.00
143611

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY Published by Isaiah Thomas 1799 Worcester MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371607182854

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 6, 1799 * 18th century American title The front page has a Message from the President to Congress forwarding various letters relative to the affairs with France, signed in type: John Adams. Includes letters signed in type by Timothy Pickering & E. Gerry. Also on the ftpg. is a notice concerning changes to the newspaper, signed in type by the famous publisher: Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends May 22, 2016 14:43

$41.00
143557

President BENJAMIN HARRISON State of the Union Address Annual 1890 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371606894564

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ALLEGANY COUNTY REPORT, Wellsville, New York, Dec. 4, 1890 * President Benjamin Harrison * State of the Union Address Page 4 has: "The President's Message" "A Voluminous And Comprehensive Document" plus other subheads (see). The President's annual state-of-the-Union address concludes on page 5 and is signed in type: Benjamin Harrison. Complete in 8 pages usual browning, generally good condition.

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Ends May 22, 2016 06:43

$34.00
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