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1st BALLOONING FLIGHT to Stratosphere Auguste Piccard 1931 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372150097306

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, May 28, 1931 * 1st ballooning flight into the stratosphere * Auguste Piccard & Paul Kipfer The top of the front page above the masthead is a nice seven column headline: "BALLOONISTS UP 9 MILES LAND IN ALPS" with subhead. (see) Coverage on the the very 1st balloon flight to reach the stratosphere. Nice for display. Twenty-four pages, light toning with some chipping at the margins, otherwise good. Should be handled with care. wikipedia notes: In 1930, an interest in ballooning, and a curiosity about the upper atmosphere led him to design a spherical, pressurized aluminum gondola that would allow ascent to great altitude without requiring a pressure suit. Sup... See More  

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Ends December 27, 2017 14:46

$40.00
159059

PITTSBURGH PA Pennsylvania Gasometer TANK EXPLOSION Disaster 1927 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372136430532

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 14, 1927 * Pittsburgh gasometer explosion (early 1st report) * Largest gas tank in the World at the time The top of the front page has a three column headline: "21 KILLED IN GAS TANK EXPLOSION AT PITTSBURGH; 600 HURT, 13 MISSING; RUINS DYNAMITED IN HUNT FOR BODIES" with subheads. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 60 pages, irregular along the spine with a few staples present, otherwise in very nice condition. wikipedia notes: The Pittsburg gasometer explosion, or Equitable Gas explosion, was a bizarre accident that took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the morning of November 14, 1927. A huge cylindrical gasometer, the... See More  

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Ends December 14, 2017 15:21

$42.00
158935

Early HOT AIR BALLOON Flight & Revolutionary War Peace Treaty 1783 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131371431

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, Sept. 13, 1783 * Very early hot air balloon flight * Revolutionary War peace treaty * Williamsburg, Virginia as capital ? Page 2 has a report headed: "The Areostatic Sphere" with details, from a letter from Paris dated Aug. 29, of a very early flight (preceding other reports) which happened on August 27. It begins: "A flying globe of near 13 get diameter, weighting between 25 and 30 pounds, committed to the winds in the Champ de Mars, the 27th of August, 1783, at five o'clock in the evening, in rainy weather. It is constructed of...." with much detail on it, and further on: "...It is the invention of Mr. Montgolfier d' Anonai en Vivaray, executed by Mr. R... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 15:27

$74.00
158900

Rare FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Excursion Burlington Iowa IA 1870 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923312070

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Burlington, Iowa, June 30, 1870 * First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route" * Very first excursion published newspaper (#11) This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound. Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper composed, printed, & published on a train. This is issue number 11, published when the train was at Burlington, Iowa. Each issue recorded the process of the journey with the sights and events along the way. Each issue carrie... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 12:53

$377.00
158288

First MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE w/ Balloons Release 1928 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372113828185

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 27, 1928 * 1st Macy's Parade w/ balloons released Page 20 carries the article headed: "Store to Present Holiday Pageant" with subheads "Santa Claus to Be Welcomed to City Thursday in Macy's Spectacle" "Balloon Race Is Planned" and more. This was the first Macy's Parade in which helium balloons were to be released following the parade anticipating them to land in approximately a week. Attached to the balloons was a reward of $100 for the return of each of them. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 64 pages with small binding slits along the left spine, otherwise in nice condition. wikipedia notes: At the finale of the 1928 parade, th... See More  

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Ends November 22, 2017 13:11

$65.00
158180

Famous ABRAHAM LINCOLN Reply Letter to Horace Greeley 1862 Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391909280226

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 6, 1862 * Famous Abraham Lincoln letter * "A Prayer of Twenty Millions" reply * Horace Greeley The front page shows: "Thomas Fitch Rowland, Builder of the New Monitors" and "The Iron-Clad Frigate 'Ironsides' In Fighting Trim" with related articles. Of special note is the historic letter headed: "The President On the Negro Question". This was one of the more famous letters from Abraham Lincoln, being his reply to Horace Greeley's editorial of August 20, "A Prayer of Twenty Millions", which urged emancipation. Lincoln replies in his letter with his famous quote: "...My paramount object...is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or to destroy slav... See More  

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Ends November 17, 2017 13:15

$128.00
156598

EXPLORER II High-Altitude Balloon Record Flight to Stratosphere 1935 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372059385437

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 12, 1935 * Explorer II high-altitude balloon record flight * Albert W. Stephens & Orvil A. Anderson * Stratosphere - Stratobowl in South Dakota * 1st humans to witness the curvature of Earth The top of the front page has a three column headline: "ARMY MEN RISE 74,000 FEET ON FLIGHT IN STRATOSPHERE, THEN LAND GENTLY ON FARM" with subheads. (see) Lengthy 1st report coverage continues inside with four related photos. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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Ends September 27, 2017 14:03

$40.00
155776

1784 Map of Asia & North America - Captain James Cook - Original & Historic


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372022804140

Shown is an original & historic map from within a 1784 publication, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SUPPLEMENT TO THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, 1784 * Map of North America (north west coast) and Asia (north eat coast) * Captain James Cook - 1778 & 1779 This "supplemental" issue produced at the end of the year begins with a nearly 6 page article: "A Summary Account of the Various Advantages Resulting from the Voyages of Discovery, Undertaken & Performed during the Present Reign: With an Accurate Chart of the N.W. Coast of America, and N.E. Coast of Asia, as Explored by the Captains Cook and Clerke in the Years 1778 and 1779." This lengthy article has considerable detail on the famed Captain Cook's exploration of this part of the world. Certainly the best feature is ... See More  

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Ends August 23, 2017 15:40

$255.00
154641

1st BALLOONING FLIGHT to Stratosphere Auguste Piccard 1931 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391809304028

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 27, 1931 * 1st ballooning flight into the stratosphere * Auguste Piccard & Paul Kipfer The front page has a one column heading: "PICCARD BALLOON OFF TO RISE 50,000 FEET" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the takeoff of the very 1st balloon flight to reach the stratosphere. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 56 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, ... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 08:35

$40.00
152819

VERY 1ST PARACHUTE JUMP Parachutist M.Charles Guille Balloon 1819 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371889082790

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 7, 1819 * America's first parachutist * 1st parachute jump in U.S. * M. Charles Guille The bottom of the front page has the beginning of a report on the first manned parachute (made from a balloon) headed: "Mr. Guilles Ascension". It includes in part: "The scene was interesting beyond all expectation. At an early hour in the afternoon every carriage requisition for the Gardens, and Broadway, the Bowery and all roads leading to that place were crowded...". The article carries over to page 2 where is: "...At 18 minutes past six, Mr. Guille advanced to...the circle, and after making some... examination ...of the cords, which connected the Parachute ... See More  

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Ends April 09, 2017 15:30

$58.00
152711

1st BALLOONING FLIGHT to Stratosphere Auguste Piccard 1931 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371885902712

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, May 28, 1931 * 1st ballooning flight into the stratosphere * Auguste Piccard & Paul Kipfer The top of the front page has a three column headline: "Balloonists Land Safely After Ten Mile Altitude Flight Into Stratosphere" with subhead. (see) Coverage on the very 1st balloon flight to reach the stratosphere. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 22 pages, some tiny binding holes along the spine/1st column, nice condition. wikipedia notes: In 1930, an interest in ballooning, and a curiosity about the upper atmosphere led him to design a spherical, pressurized aluminum gondola that would allow ascent to great altitude without requirin... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2017 14:22

$38.00
152598

Rare COLOR POLITICAL Cartoons Comical Prints Illustrations 1893 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371881156232

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PUCK, New York, Oct. 11, 1893 * Color political prints - cartoons Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as its political cartoons: front page: "The Fake Operator & His Dupe." double-page centerfold: "They Can't Hold Up THIS Train." back page: "Balloons May Be Made Really Useful." Sixteen pages, very nice, clean condition.

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Ends April 01, 2017 16:08

$27.00
151776

SUPERMAN Comic Hero Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade DEBUT Balloon 1940 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391692867533

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 19, 1940 * Superman debut in New York City * Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade * Great item for Superman collectors Page 30 has one column headings: " SUPERMAN TO STRUT OVER MACY PARADE" "Genie Emerging From Arabian Nights Bottle Also to Be Seen in Event Thursday" See image for text on one of the earliest mentions of this famed superhero. This was to be the debut of Superman and till this day is still considered the largest balloon ever to be part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Probably only reported in a NYC publication. Rare as such. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced o... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2017 15:31

$87.00
151287

NO MACY'S THANKSGIVING PARADE Department Store Advertisement 1944 WWII Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371838873683

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 23, 1944 * Macy's Thanksgiving Parade (cancellation) * World War II - WWII This issue has great coverage on the recent events of World War II with nice banner headline on the front page. (see) Interesting is a nice, near full page advertisement on page 9 titled: "No Parade Today!" for Macy's department store which is surrounded by various photos of balloons featured in past parades. (see) The parade was cancelled due to the war. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, rag edition, very light damp staining to upper portion throughout, otherwise very nice.

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Ends February 12, 2017 14:51

$49.00
149543

JEAN PICCARD High Altitude Ballooning Stratosphere FLIGHT Photos1934 Rotogravure


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391620972021

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, Rotogravure photo section only, October 28, 1934 * Jeannette Piccard ballooning * Stratosphere flight - 1st Woman The front page of this rotogravure section has three photos regarding the recent ballooning feat. Other topics throughout. Complete rotogravure section only with all 10 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends December 11, 2016 15:47

$30.00
149355

EARLY BALLOONING 18th Century w/ Red Tax Stamp 1786 London England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391618279684

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MORNING CHRONICLE & LONDON ADVERTISER, England, Sept. 21, 1786 Page 2 has an interesting--and early--account of a balloon ascension in Salisbury, but was cut short to dis dismay of the 10,000 who were witnesses, noting: "...Thus ended an exhibition...who retired much disappointed and not a little incensed." (see) Four pages, red tax stamp on the front page, untrimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends December 08, 2016 13:07

$28.00
148617

Rare Occultists Paranormal Magical Phenomenal SPIRITUALISM 1890 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391598203074

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: RELIGIO PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL, Chicago, March 29, 1890 A quite uncommon title which, as noted in the decorative masthead, is "Devoted To Spiritual Philosophy". This interesting newspaper was begun in 1865 by an association of dozens of the leading spiritualists of the day. Its masthead is a graphic depiction of the progressive, free-religious views of the association showing "Harmonial Philosophy" shedding its light on the Bible, Koran, Zend-Avesta and Shaster, surrounded by scenes of nineteenth-century progress (steamships, balloons, telescopes, factories, etc.). Files of this newspaper are held by the "International Assoc. for the Preservation of Spirtualists and Occult Periodicals" (see hyperl... See More  

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Ends November 16, 2016 14:28

$39.00
145845

1st BALLOONING Jean-Pierre BLANCARD English Channel Crossing 1785 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371671701879

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1785 * Jean-Pierre Blanchard * French ballooning pioneer * 1st English Channel crossing Inside has an article: "Antiquities & Present State of the City of Bolgari" which includes a full page plate of some ruins, etc. (see). Other items include: "Letter from Christopher Columbus to the King of Spain" dated at Jamaica, 1503. Also: "A Sketch of the Life of the Late Capt. Cook" takes over 3 pages . Under "Foreign Intelligence" are reports headed: "American News" which includes some detail of the abolition of slavery in Pennsylvania, noting in part: "...It is not, they say, for them to enquire why, in the creation of mankind the inhabitants of the s... See More  

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Ends July 31, 2016 15:19

$73.00
145832

BALLOONING FLIGHT Stratosphere Altitude Record Auguste Piccard 1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391497329608

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 18, 1932 * Ballooning flight into the stratosphere * Auguste Piccard & Max Cosyns * Altitude record broken (53,153 ft.) The top of the front page has a one column heading: "PICCARD IN BALLOON STARTS FOR ASCENT INTO STRATOSPHERE" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the takeoff of the record breaking balloon flight continues on page 3 with 2 related photos. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing th... See More  

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Ends July 31, 2016 14:55

$38.00
145769

1st BALLOONING FLIGHT to Stratosphere Auguste Piccard 1931 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391495770332

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 28, 1931 * 1st ballooning flight into the stratosphere * Auguste Piccard & Paul Kipfer The front page has a two column headline: "PICCARD BALLOON DRIFTS HELPLESSLY ABOVE ALPS; SCIENTISTS FEARED DEAD" with subheads. (see) Report continues inside with two photos and map. Coverage on the very 1st balloon flight to reach the stratosphere. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 56 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 & stu... See More  

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Ends July 29, 2016 15:45

$43.00
145759

Early BALLOONING Pioneer Aerial Navigation John Wise Letter 1859 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371669668761

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 12, 1859 * Early ballooning * John Wise letter Page 5 has a letter headed: "Systematic Ballooning" "Interesting Letter From Mr, John Wise" signed in type: John Wise. News of the day. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, nice condition.

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Ends July 29, 2016 15:27

$23.00
140735

Early BALLOONING Jean-Pierre Blanchard at Amiens France 1784 London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391373702603

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE YORK CHRONICLE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, England, Sept. 3, 1784 * Jean-Pierre Blanchard * Early ballooning The front page has a note that: "The Americans even when they have ready money in their hand, prefer the port of London to any others..." with more. Also an early item regarding Mr. Blanchard and his balloon. Pg. 2 has a bit noting: "...proposals for constructing a Grand Naval Air Balloon furnished with an apparatus corresponding to that of sails, oars, and rudder...". Four pages, red tax stamp on the ftpg. 2 folds, generally good.

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Ends February 26, 2016 15:33

$28.00
138482

JEAN-PIERRE BLANCHARD Hot Air Balloon PARACHUTE 1793 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391324361604

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, June 27, 1793 * Jean-Pierre Blanchard * Early parachute experiment On page 3 under "Philadelphia" is an interesting report about the successful testing of a parachute by Mr. Blanchard, the famous balloonist. It includes: " ...a dog, a cat and a squirrel were carried up with the Parachute by a balloon." It also states that a match was placed "to burn" at a certain height and sever the connection between the two, which it did, "...the belloon then ascended with redoubled velocity, and the parachute descended...in the shape of an umbrella...[and] brought the travellers safely to the ground near Bushhill, from the height of about one mile." Four pages, two smal... See More  

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Ends December 19, 2015 14:17

$70.00
137434

SALOMON AUGUST ANDREE North Pole Balloon Expedition BODY Found 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371469059340

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 24, 1930 * Salomon August Andree body found * North Pole balloon expedition The front page has a column heading: "WARSHIP TO BRING ANDREE'S BODY BACK; HE HAD NEARED POLE" with subheads and related map. Loads of text continues on page 2. Complete 1st section only with all 26 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-quality editions. Nice condition.

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Ends November 20, 2015 11:39

$33.00
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