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164978

1st BALLOONING PRINT Jean-Pierre Blanchard & Peter the Wild Boy 1785 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392077829632

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785 * Jean-Pierre Blanchard * 1st English Channel crossing print * "Peter the Wild Boy" Perhaps the most notable content is the foldout plate with various images, the largest of which is a terrific engraving of: "The Flight of M. Blanchard and Dr. Jeffries from Dover Castle" to France, as noted at the bottom of the title/contents page. This was the very first crossing of the English Channel by balloon, and could well be the earliest image of any balloon flight to appear in any periodical. A related article with much detail on the flight is found in the January issue. Included is an article which references the first American Episcopal bishop... See More  

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Ends August 04, 2018 14:23

$128.00
164818

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392071965558

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, 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 one column heading: "AERONAUTS REACH 14-MILE ALTITUDE IN STRATPSPHERE" with subheads. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 326 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.

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Ends July 25, 2018 15:18

$38.00
163763

Rare Occultists Paranormal Magical Phenomenal SPIRITUALISM 1875 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372303418963

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: RELIGIO PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL, Chicago, October 23, 1875 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". Eight... See More  

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Ends June 10, 2018 14:31

$30.00
163117

PROJECT ECHO 1st Communications Satellite Launch & Orbit Success 1960 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372280992514

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 13, 1960 * Project Echo 1 launch and orbit success * Passive communications satellite experiment The top of the front page has a three column headline: "BALLOON SATELLITE ORBITS; RELAYED MESSAGE HERALDS NEW COMMUNICATIONS ERA" with subheads. and related photo. First report coverage continues on page 6. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 32 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.

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Ends May 17, 2018 15:11

$52.00
163075

EARLY HELIUM BALLOONS Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade w/ Photo 1934 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392021212239

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 27, 1936 * Early Helium filled balloons w/ photo * Father Diedrich Knickerbocker mishap * Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - balloons The top of 3 has a one column heading: "GIANT LOSES HEAD HOLIDAY PARADE" with subheads and related photo. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 42 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends May 16, 2018 13:57

$38.00
162420

Early BALLOONING Aeronaut Jean-Pierre Blanchard Aerial Flights 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392005428149

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 25, 1795 * Jean-Pierre Blanchard * Early ballooning The ftpg. begins with an ad for: "Mr. Blanchard's 46th Ascension" for raising funds for: "...a magnificent ascension to the clouds by the Aeronaut Blanchard..." with considerable detail including: "Description of the Operations". Jean-Pierre Blanchard was an early pioneer in balloon flights (see the web for more on hin). Half of the ftpg. is on: "The Objections to the Treaty Refuted" being the controversial Jay Treaty. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends April 21, 2018 15:14

$45.00
161040

Rare 1842 STEAMSHIP Columbia New York Herald Extra BROADSIDE Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372214638900

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK HERALD, EXTRA, Aug. 2, 1842 A nice broadside (single sheet & printed on 1 side only) "Extra" likely produced to report the news recently arrived from Europe, as the top of the first column has "Arrival Of The Steamship COLUMBIA" with a nice engraving of a steamship (see). This issue includes reports from France, Prussia, Austria, Spain, Portugal, "The East" and "The Late Duke of Orleans". There are other "Miscellaneous Items" as well including a report on: "Ballooning at Matanzas". Even foxing throughout, very nice condition. 15 by 19 3/4 inches.

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Ends March 07, 2018 15:46

$64.00
160028

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372173199600

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 January 21, 2018 09:58

$49.00
159264

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
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
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
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
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
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
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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