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AL "SCARFACE" CAPONE Tax Evasion Trial Bodyguard Gun Arrest 1931 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391823367373

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MEMPHIS EVENING APPEAL, Tennessee, October 12, 1931 * Al Capone tax evasion trial * Philip D'Andrea arrested The front page has a nice six column headline: "'SCARFACE AL' CAPONE LOSES HIS PISTOL-TOTING BODYGUARD" with subheads. (see) Other news of the day. Usual browning with some margin wear and chipping, loose at the spine, nice for display as such. wikipedia notes: In 1931 Capone was indicted for income tax evasion and various violations of the Volstead Act. Facing overwhelming evidence, his attorneys made a plea deal, but the presiding judge warned he might not follow the sentencing recommendation from the prosecution, so Capone withdrew his plea of guilty. Attempting to bribe a... See More  

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Ends July 22, 2017 07:20

$45.00
155026

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371989054061

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 8 only, April 9, 1933 * Prohibition ends * Beer returns * Legal liquor The front page of this section has a banner headline: "AS BEER FLOWS IN, THE REPEAL FIGHT GROWS" with subhead, related photo and map. (see) This was the Cullen-Harrison Act which allowed for the sale of 3.2% beer throughout the nation on April 7. The full end of Prohibition would come on Dec. 5 with the ratification of the 21st Amendment. Complete section 8 only with all 12 pages, rag edition in nice condition. Great for display.

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Ends July 21, 2017 15:06

$82.00
154865

VOLSTEAD ACT Passes United States PROHIBITION Dry Era Beginning 1919 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391817349317

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 28, 1919 * Volstead Act veto overridden * Total Prohibition in United States The front page has a one column heading: "HOUSE, 176 TO 55, OVERRIDES VETO OF PROHIBITION BILL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the House overriding the president's veto of the Volstead Act. This is a very significant issue reporting an event which would lead America into a very tumultuous, crime-ridden era. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, small library stamp within masthead, generally in nice condition.

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Ends July 15, 2017 14:45

$62.00
154757

PRO PROHIBITION Anti Alcohol Beer 1915 Westerville Ohio Temperance Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391813880466

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW REPUBLIC, Westerville, Ohio, January 29, 1915 An interesting Prohibition newspaper from early in the 20th century. The content within these four pages has an overwhelming bias against the sale of alcohol in all forms. The ftpg. has: "Montana Is Asking Saloon Banishment" "Probe to be Made of Excise Scandal" "New Jersey Fight Is On" and more inside. Four pages, light browning, some margin wear with margin tears, partially loose at the spine. Should be handled carefully.

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Ends July 12, 2017 15:26

$34.00
154632

ALCATRAZ PRISON OPENS w/ Machine Gun Kelly as 1st Prisoner 1933 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391809283903

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 13, 1933 * Alcatraz prison opens - San Francisco Bay * George Machine Gun Kelly (1st prisoner) The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "LONE ISLAND PICKED TO IMPRISON WORST OF OUR CRIMINALS" "Alcatraz, at San Francisco, Is Acquired by Cummings From the War Department" and more. (see) The back page has one column headings that include: "KELLYS SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR LIFE" "Gangster Is Glum as the Court Assesses Penalty for Part---in Urschel Kidnapping" and more. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, light t... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 08:18

$67.00
154631

ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE Al Capone Moran Chicago Gangster War 1929 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391809276173

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, February 17, 1929 * St. Valentine's Day Massacre * George 'Bugs' Moran & Al Capone The to of the front page has a two column headline re. the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre: "DRY CLEANING AND MAN HUNT ON IN CHICAGO" with subheads. (see). Complete 1st section only with all 20 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally in good condition.

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Ends July 08, 2017 08:10

$40.00
154513

JOE AIELLO Sicilian Mafia Leader Al Scarface Capone Rival MURDER 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371969239365

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, October 24, 1930 * Gangster Joe Aiello assassination * Sicilian Mafia leader - bootlegger * Al 'Scarface' Capone rival * Chicago gangland war The front page has a nice banner headline announcing: "MACHINE GUNS KILL AIELLO, EX-VICE LORD" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the assassination of Chicago gangster leader, Joe Aiello. Nice for display. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages, light toning and a minor wear at the margins, generally nice.

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Ends July 01, 2017 14:52

$88.00
154472

ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE Al Capone Moran Chicago Gangster War 1929 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371968903049

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TIMES, February 17, 1929 * St. Valentine's Day Massacre * George 'Bugs' Moran & Al Capone The front page has one column heads reporting on the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre, including: "CHICAGO MOBILIZES POLICE FOR DRY WAR", "Chief, Linking Liquor With the Killing of Seven, Orders Men to 'Get the Murderers'", "Charge Against Police Is Also Sifted, but Moran, Leader of Gang, Cannot Fix Blame" and more (see). Some additional reporting on page 24. Complete 1st section only with all 30 pages, rag edition, a little irregular along the spine, otherwise very nice.

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Ends July 01, 2017 07:30

$59.00
154458

BABY FACE NELSON Battle of Barrington DEATH Eyewitness Account 1934 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391800888751

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 6, 1934 * George Bace Face Nelson death * Battle of Barrington * Helen Gillis eyewitness account The back page has one column headings that include: "WIFE LYING IN DITCH SAW NELSON SHOT" "She Says She Took Him to a House Near Chicago Where He Died 3 Hours Later" and more. (see) This is Helen Gillis' eyewitness account on the death of gangster George 'Baby Face' Nelson about 10 days earlier. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 pages, light toning, a little margin wear, generally nice.

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Ends June 30, 2017 15:16

$43.00
154455

MOOONSHINERS STILLS United States Prohibition Seizures w/ Map 1931 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391800884607

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 2 only, May 3, 1931 * The seizure of moonshiner's stills * United States prohibition era * The Great Depression Page 2 of this section has a three column diagram of the United States with heading: "Crusaders' Map Of Year's Still Seizures" Also a one column heading: "SAY DRY AREAS LEAD IN CAPTURED STILLS" with subheads. (see) Other topics throughout. Complete section 2 only with all 20 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends June 30, 2017 15:13

$45.00
154413

VANNIE HIGGINS Prohibition Bootlegger NYC Irish Mobster SHOT 1932 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371967993957

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1932 * Vannie Higgins shot (killed) * NYC mobster - prohibition bootlegger * "Brooklyn's Last Irish Boss" The front page has a one column heading: "VANNIE HIGGINS SHOT; DAUGHTER, 7, ALSO HIT" with subheads. (see) He would die on this day from his wounds. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this event. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 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 June 30, 2017 08:29

$38.00
154406

VANNIE HIGGINS Prohibition Bootlegger NYC Irish Mobster KILLED 1932 NY Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371967984190

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 20, 1932 * Vannie Higgins shot & killed * NYC mobster - prohibition bootlegger * "Brooklyn's Last Irish Boss" The top of the front page has a one column heading: "VANNIE HIGGINS DIES, SILENT ON SLAYERS; POLICE MYSTIFIED" with subheads. (see) Lengthy first report coverage continues inside with photo. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this event. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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Ends June 30, 2017 08:20

$40.00
154382

JOE MASSERIA "The Boss" Genovese Crime Family Mafia ASSASSINATION 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391800440539

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 17, 1931 * Giuseppe 'Joe The Boss' Masseria * Genovese crime family mob boss founder * Assassination - murder Page 17 has a one column heading: "POLICE MYSTIFIED IN SLAYING OF 'BOSS'" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the assassination of early Mafia boss, Joe Masseria in New York City. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this topic. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present.... See More  

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Ends June 30, 2017 07:45

$42.00
155020

Rare PRO PROHIBITION Anti-Alcohol Temperance 1886 Camden New Jersey NJ Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 371988937753

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: TEMPERANCE GAZETTE, Camden, New Jersey, June 5, 1886 * Rare title Printed in the masthead: "Devoted to the Cause of Temperance and the Sanctity of the Christian Sabbath". A quite uncommon title which supported the prohibition of alcohol. I don't believe we have ever offered this title before. Four pages, wear at one of the upper folds causes loss with text loss also, some foxing. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Ends June 28, 2017 12:44

$33.00
154969

ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE Chicago Police ? AL CAPONE Bugs Moran1929 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 371987869017

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 18, 1929 * St. Valentine's Day Massacre * George 'Bugs' Moran & Al Capone * Chicago gangster war This 48 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 25 that include: "CHICAGO OFFICIAL SAW SLAYERS IN CAR" "Noted Two in Police Uniforms and Three Others in Auto Like Detective Bureau's" "WAS NEAR MASSACRE SCENE" "Drinkers Are Blamed For Gang Murders" and more (see photos). Original reporting on what is probably the most historic event in American gangster history. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. A few binding slits along the spine, nice condition.

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Ends June 27, 2017 09:02

$39.99
154966

FRANK McERLANE Gangster Thompson Submachine Gun Pioneer DEATH 1932 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 371987857157

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 9, 1932 * Frank McErlane death * Irish-American gangster * Thompson submachine gun Page 3 has a one column heading: "GANG RIDE INVENTOR DIES OF PNEUMONIA" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of Frank McErlane. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. wikipedia notes: Frank McErlane was a Prohibition-era Irish American gangster. He led the Saltis-McErlane Gang, allied with the Johnny Torrio-Al Capone Gang, against rival bootleggers, the Southside O'Donnell Brothers. He is credited with introducing the Thompson submachine gun to Chicago's underworld. The Illinois ... See More  

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Ends June 27, 2017 08:41

$37.00
154222

Rare BONNIE & CLYDE Bandits Okabena MN Minnesota BANK ROBBERY 1933 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391793074706

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TIMES, May 20, 1933 * Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow * Okabena, Minnesota bank robbery * Rare & early report on this infamous duo The top of the back page has a fascinating article which would seem rather mundane for the time, until a little investigation is done. The article is headed: "Two Girls Help Men rob Minnesota Bank; Town Raked by Machine-Gun Shots in Escape" and begins: "Two young women and two men bearing sub-machine guns robbed a bank of $2,500 today...scattering shots down the main street as they fled..." with much more detail. This robbery was reportedly committed by the infamous Bonnie & Clyde, (see Wikipedia hyperlink) which if true would be the earliest report of th... See More  

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Ends June 22, 2017 15:21

$65.00
153980

ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE Al Capone Moran Chicago Gangster War 1929 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371948121073

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, February 14, 1929 * St. Valentine's Day Massacre * George 'Bugs' Moran vs. Al Capone The top half of the front page (right side) has a three line, two column head: "7 MEMBERS OF CHICAGO GANG LINED UP AGAINST WALL AND SHOT TO DEATH BY 12 MEN" with the report beginning: "Seven members of the North Side gang led by George 'Bugs' Moran were lined up against a wall today in a garage...and shot to death by 12 men...the slayers posed as policemen..." with more (see). Not a lengthy article, as further details were likely not available at the time as this is a same-day report. Complete in 12 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.

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Ends June 11, 2017 08:09

$225.00
153931

BABY FACE NELSON Post Little Bohemia Lodge Wisconsin Shootout 1934 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391780197233

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 28, 1934. * Outlaw John Dillinger gang * Baby Face Nelson hunted * Post Little Bohemia shootout * Hunted in North Midwest The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "POSSE CLOSING IN ON DILLINGER AIDE" with subheads that include: "Nelson's Car Found in Woods of Wisconsin--Fugitive in Indian's Hut 4 Days" and more. (see) Coverage on the John Dillinger gang being hunted after the shootout at the Little Bohemia Lodge in Wisconsin. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally nice.

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Ends June 09, 2017 13:24

$36.00
153905

Early 1st MAFIA Black Hand America Murder DAVID C. HENNESSY 1891 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391780135731

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, March 8, 1891 * Early Mafia in America * David C. Hennessy murder trial This murder was the beginning of the Mafia in the United States, or "The Black Hand" as it was called in America in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Mafia and other organized crime families came to the United States from Sicily and Italy creating their first stronghold in New Orleans rather than New York or Chicago, and establishing numerous secret societies specializing in counterfeiting, prostitution, and protection. Numerous murders and assassinations accompanied these operations. These early 'families' led to the organized crime organizations that became so famous durin... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2017 12:23

$58.00
153868

PROHIBITION 18th Amendment Ratified BEER LIQUOR Goes Dry UTAH 1919 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391775990179

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, January 16, 1919 * Prohibition (beer, liquor) * 18th Amendment ratified * 3/4 of the states needed is met The top of the front page has a two column heading: "PROHIBITION WILL NOW BECOME PART OF BASIC LAW OF COUNTRY" with subheads. (see) The same day Nebraska would ratify as well, formally ratifying the 18th amendment to the Constitution & causing Prohibition to take effect the next year. Complete in 20 pages, light toning, a little margin wear, should be handled with care.

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Ends June 04, 2017 15:14

$62.00
153818

Outlaw JOHN DILLINGER Hunted in Chicago POST Little Bohemia Lodge 1934 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391774593555

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 1, 1934 * Outlaw John Dillinger now in Chicago IL * The city where he would be killed * Post Little Bohemia Lodge shootout The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "CHICAGO POLICE LAY ROUT TO DILLINGER" "One of Trio Disarmed by Band of Gangsters Says Outlaw Was Its Leader" and more. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 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 th... See More  

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Ends June 03, 2017 07:29

$48.00
153806

THOMAS EDISON Falls into Coma & Al 'Scarface' Capone to be Guilty 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371938723841

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 17, 1931 * Inventor Thomas Alva Edison * Falls into a coma - would die next day * Al 'Scarface' Capone's tax evasion trial * Would be found guilty on this day The front page has a one column heading: "EDISON IN DEEP COMA" with subheads. (see) Edison would die on the following day. Page 4 has a one column heading: "CAPONE AS 'NO PIKER' EXTOLLED IN PLEAS" with subheads. (see) Lengthy coverage on the day he would be found guilty of tax evasion. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 pages, light toning, irregular along the spine, otherwise generally nice.

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Ends June 02, 2017 15:41

$38.00
153742

THOMAS "FATTY" WALSH New York Mobster Coral Gables ASSASSINATION 1929 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371933249487

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, March 7, 1929 * Thomas "Fatty" Walsh assassination * New York City mobster - Arnold Rothstein killer ? * Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel - Florida The front page has a seven column headline: "Rothstein Bodyguard Slain At Coral Gables" with subheads that include: "'FATTY' WALSH SHOT DEAD IN HOTEL ROOM" and more. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, a few small binding slits along the spine, generally nice.

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Ends May 28, 2017 07:28

$37.00
153431

Benjamin BUGSY SIEGEL Flamingo Club Gangster Mobster ASSASSINATION1947 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391751069561

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, June 21, 1947 * Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel assassination (1st report) * Flamingo Club, Las Vegas, Nevada A one column article at the bottom of the ftpg. is headed: "Gangland Shots Kill Gambling King". This reports the assassination of famous gangster/racketeer Bugsy Siegel. Actually a somewhat uncommon report to find as many newspapers never reported this event. Sixteen pages, small binding holes at the spine touch some letters but not close to the Siegel article. Very nice condition.

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Ends May 10, 2017 14:43

$56.00
153427

BAT MASTERSON Wild West Gunfighter Gambler Boxing Expert DEATH 1921 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391751065583

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 26, 1921 * Bat Masterson death (1st report) * Wild West gunfighter & author The top of the middle column of page 19 has a great report on one of the legends of the Old West, noting: "BAT MASTERSON DIES AT EDITOR'S DESK" "Sporting Writer and Last of Oldtime Western Gun Fighters Was 67" "Bear Indians In Long Siege" "Deputy U.S. Marshal for Southern District of New York Under His Friend, Colonel Roosevelt". This report is quite detailed on his life and takes three-quarters of a column (see). See this hyperlink for much more on his career. There was a television series titled "Bat Masterson" which ran from 1958 thru 1961. Also of curious interest is a pg. 17 article: "B... See More  

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Ends May 10, 2017 14:37

$135.00
153386

BRUNO HAUPTMANN DEATH SENTENCE Charles Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping 1935 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371913773585

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FORT WAYNE JOURNAL-GAZETTE - EXTRA, Indiana, Feb. 14, 1935 * Bruno Hauptmann death sentence * Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping The banner headline announces: "HAUPTMANN SENTENCED TO DIE" and subhead: Execution Set For Mar. 18; Appeal First" plus more. The ftpg. also features a photo of: "Hauptmann", the baby kidnapped & murdered, and photos of the: "Members of the Jury That Fixed Hauptmann's Punishment at Death in Electric Chair". Presumed complete in 8 pages, generally good condition.

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Ends May 07, 2017 07:26

$48.00
153273

STUDY CLUB FIRE Prohibition Era Nightclub Cabaret Detroit Michigan1929 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391742610444

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 21, 1929 * The Study club fire * Detroit, Michigan disaster * Illegal prohibition era nightclub The top of the front page has a one column heading: "18 DIE, 47 INJURED IN FIRE AND PANIC IN DETROIT CABARET" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the prohibition era Detroit, Michigan nightclub fire disaster shortly before the great stock market crash of 1929. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing... See More  

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Ends April 30, 2017 13:15

$40.00
153263

BONNIE AND CLYDE "Cigar Smoking" ? Atchison Kansas Bank Robbery 1934 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391742601748

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 13, 1934 * Atchison, Kansas bank robbery * Bonnie and Clyde involved ? * Rare mention of "cigar smoking" woman The top of page 13 has a one column heading: "ROB KANSAS BANKS, SHOOT POLICE OFFICER" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on a bank robbery in Atchison, Kansas. At the time it was believed that criminals involved were the infamous Bonnie and Clyde as the article ends with: "Unverified reports that a woman puffing a cigar has been seen in a hotel here this morning, led to a police theory that the leader of the hold-up might have been Clyde Barrow, notorious bank robber and killer, whose companion is Bonnie Parker, cigar-smoking gunwoman". History sho... See More  

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Ends April 30, 2017 12:59

$40.00
153228

WALTER LIGGETT Journalist Minneapolis MN Assassination KID CANN ? 1935 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371906257115

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 10, 1935 * Journalist Walter Liggett assassination * Kid Cann - Isadore Blumenfeldd * Jewish-American mobster - gangster * Minneapolis, Minnesota organized crime The front page has a one column photo of Walter Liggett headed: "Assassinated" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the assassination of American journalist Walter Liggett. Minneapolis mobster Kid Cann was the probable killer but was later acquitted by a jury. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 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 ver... See More  

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Ends April 28, 2017 15:35

$34.00
153199

KID CANN Minneapolis MN Jewish Mobster Gangster ACQUITTED Murder 1936 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371905422077

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 1936 * Kid Cann - Isadore Blumenfeldd * Jewish-American mobster - gangster * Minneapolis, Minnesota organized crime The front page has a one column heading: "KID CANN ACQUITTED IN LIGGETT MURDER" with subheads. (see) First report coverage continues on page 2 with photo of Isadore Blumenfeld. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscr... See More  

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Ends April 27, 2017 15:22

$34.00
153162

GEORGE R. DALE Muncie Indiana Mayor Ku Klux Klan Opposition DEATH 1936 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371904443119

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 28, 1936 * George R. Dale death (1st report) * Muncie, Indiana mayor & more * Ku Klux Klan - KKK opposer The top of page 15 has a one column heading: "GEORGE DALE DIES; KU KLUX KLAN FOE" with subheads and photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 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 ... See More  

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Ends April 26, 2017 15:16

$34.00
153120

JOHN DILLINGER Post Crown Point, Indiana Jail Escape HUNTED 1934 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371900932723

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 12, 1934 * John Dillinger hunted in the Midwest * Post Crown Point, Indiana jail escape The top of the back page has a one column heading: "DILLINGER SOUGHT IN CHICAGO FLATS" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the hunt for John Dillinger shortly after his famous escape from Crown Point, Indiana jail. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 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 subscri... See More  

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Ends April 22, 2017 15:30

$33.00
153086

PROHIBITION ENDS Beer & Wine Returns Franklin D. Roosevelt SIGNS 1933 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391736371280

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, March 22, 1933 * Prohibition ends - beer & wine returns * Franklin D. Roosevelt - FDR * Cullen-Harrison Act signed A two column head in the bottom half of the front page announces: "Roosevelt Signs Wine-Beer Bill; Selling of Beverages To Begin After Midnight April 6" thus ending Prohibition. Relating to this is a holder 3 column head at the top: "Fitchburg May Have Beer Immediately After Solons Adopt Liquor Control Bill" with related subheads. There is also a one column headline: "U.S. Checks Up On Anti-Jewish Steps in Germany" & "American Government Will Make Formal Protest If Facts Warrant". Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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Ends April 22, 2017 07:31

$48.00
152812

PINEAPPLE PRIMARY Chicago Gangsters Gangland BIG BILL THOMPSON 1928 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391725056765

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 11, 1928 * Pineapple Primary in Chicago * William Hale Thompson - Big Bill * Gangster era elections - corruption The top of the front page has a three column headline: "THOMPSON MACHINE BEATEN IN ILLINOIS; SMALL AND SMITH ROUTED, CROWE LOSES; SHOOTINGS AND KIDNAPPINGS IN CHICAGO" with many subheads. (see) First report coverage on the primary election in Gangster infested Chicago, Illinois at the height of government corruption there. Lengthy text continues on page 2 with related photo. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 60 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of c... See More  

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Ends April 09, 2017 15:08

$38.00
152802

DIAMOND JOE ESPOSITO Chicago Prohibition Gangster Mobster MURDER 1928 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391725036716

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 24, 1928 * Diamond Joe Esposito assassination * Prohibition-era Chicago gangster - mobster Page 19 has a one column heading: "FIND ALIBIS FALSE IN CHICAGO KILLING" with subheads. (see) Coverage of the assassination of Diamond Joe Esposito, prohibition-era Chicago gangster & Republican ward boss. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 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 subscriber... See More  

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Ends April 09, 2017 14:30

$33.00
152706

AL 'SCARFACE' CAPONE Gangster Mob Boss STABBED Alcatraz Prison 1936 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371885896837

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, June 24, 1936 * Al 'Scarface' Capone * Alcatraz Island prison The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "Capone Knifed in the Back by Alcatraz Felon" "Al, a Model Prisoner, Turns on Attacker with His Fists" and more. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages, light toning at the margins, minor spine wear, generally nice.

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Ends April 06, 2017 14:13

$42.00
152649

CHARLES BIRGER Prohibition Era Gangster Bootlegger EXECUTION 1928 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391721748050

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 20, 1928 * Gangster Charles Birger hanging - execution * Prohibition era bootlegger - charged w/ murder Page 25 has a smaller one column heading: "Last Illinois Hanging Sends Birger To Doom" with subhead. (see) First report coverage the execution of Charles Birger for the murder of Mayor Joseph Adams. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the ... See More  

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Ends April 05, 2017 08:45

$40.00
152617

Outlaw JOHN DILLINGER GANG Flint MI Michigan Bank ROBBERY $$$ 1934 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391719542935

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 18, 1934 * John Dillinger gang * Flint Michigan MI bank robbery The front page has a one column heading: "DILLINGER IS SUSPECTED IN BANK ROBBERY" with subheads. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 26 pages, light toning along the margins and central fold, generally nice.

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Ends April 02, 2017 08:42

$52.00
152406

CHICAGO GANGLAND CRISIS Gangsters & Politicians in Crime Alliance 1928 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371875403855

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 8 only, August 5, 1928 * Gangsters - gangland - underworld * Chicago crime & politics alliance The front page of this section 8 only has a nice banner headline: "CRIME-RIDDEN CHICAGO FIGHTS THE GANG; Vigilantes in the Role of a Crime Commission Are Making a Determined Effort to Break Up the Alliance Between Politics and the Criminal Element Whose Trade Is Murder, Corruption and Intimidation" with smaller subheads and 2 related illustrations. Coverage on the recent unrest in Chicago's gangland crisis about 7 months prior to the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Nice for display. Other topics throughout. Eighteen pages, rag edition, nice condition.

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Ends March 25, 2017 16:38

$37.00
152215

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391707655939

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, Dec. 19, 1931 * Jack "Legs" Diamond assassination A two column headline on the front page announces: "Hunt Showgirl as Gang Guns Get Legs Diamond" The report begins: "Jack 'Legs' Diamond, New York's once bullet-proof gangster, lay prosaically dead in a dingy morgue Friday night while police combed his haunts for his show-girl sweetheart..." with more (see). Complete in 24 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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Ends March 19, 2017 16:00

$53.00
152212

CASPER HOLSTEIN Harlem Negro Mobster Racketeer KIDNAPPING 1928 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371870109478

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 23, 1928 * Casper Holstein kidnapping * Harlem Negro mobster leader The front page has a one column heading: "RICH NEGRO SEIZED FOR $50,000 RANSOM" with subheads. (see) Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 28 pages, rag edition in nice condition. wikipedia notes: Casper Holstein was a prominent New York mobster involved in the Harlem "numbers rackets" during the Harlem Renaissance. He, along with his occasional rival Stephanie St. Clair, was responsible for bringing back illegal gambling to the neighborhood after an eight-year absence following the conviction of Peter H. Matthews in 1915. Holstein became known as the "Bolito King".

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Ends March 19, 2017 15:55

$37.00
152076

KELAYRES MASSACRE Hazleton Pennsylvania Democratic Parade Murders 1934 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371866408027

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 6, 1934 * Kelayres Massacre - Pennsylvania * Democratic parade shooting * "Big Joe" Bruno The front page has a two column headline: "3 DIE, 27 WOUNDED AS BULLETS SWEEP POLITICAL PARADE" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the Kelayres massacre, an attack on Democratic parade marchers near Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy int... See More  

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Ends March 15, 2017 16:14

$42.00
152050

OL' RIP THE HORNED TOAD Eastland TX Texas Courthouse Fame DEATH 1929 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371863588352

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 20, 1929 * Ol' Rip the Horned Toad death - lizard * Eastland, Texas Courthouse - entombed animal * Chicago gangland wars - gangsters - underworld The front page has a small one column heading within inset: "Toad That Set Scientists By the Ears Dies in Texas" (see) Page 16 has a one column heading: "CHICAGO GANG WARS KILL 125 IN 9 YEARS" with subheads. (see) This was less than a month away from the infamous St. Valentine's Day massacre. Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 30 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remai... See More  

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Ends March 12, 2017 16:39

$38.00
152039

JOHN DILLINGER GANG Greencastle Indiana Bank Robbery Holdup 1933 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391701544887

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 24, 1933. * John Dillinger gang * Greencastle, Indiana * Largest bank robbery The back page has a small & discrete report from Greencastle, Ind. that begins with: "Four men executed a daring robbery of the Central National Bank and Trust Company...." (see) Unfortunate for the brief report here but still a first report in this famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisement of the day. Complete in 44 pages, rag edition, a little spine wear, nice condition. wikipedia notes: John Dillinger's largest haul was at the Central National Bank in Greencastle, Indiana, one of two banks he robbed in Indiana. In Our Past, Their Present: Historical Essays on Put... See More  

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Ends March 12, 2017 16:18

$44.00
152037

UNITED STATES PROHIBITION ENDING ? House Votes on Legal BEER 1932 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391701541854

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 22, 1932 * U.S. Prohibition nearing a end ? The front page has a three column headline: "HOUSE AUTHORIZES 3.2% BEER, 230 TO 165; ALL OF DRYS AMENDMENTS DEFEATED; SENATE GETS BILL TODAY, FATE IN DOUBT" with subheads. (see) Lengthy coverage, loads of text. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 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 c... See More  

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Ends March 12, 2017 16:14

$38.00
151888

CHARLES LUCKY LUCIANO New York City MAFIA Gangster Dutch Schultz 1936 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391697016881

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 1, 1935 * Charles "Lucky" Luciano * re. Dutch Schultz murder * New York City gangster - mob boss * 1935 Helena earthquake The front page has a one column heading: "LUCIANA IS LINKED TO 3 BRONX DEATHS; GANG LIST ISSUED" with subheads. (see) Was he responsible for the recent murder of fellow NYC gangster Dutch Schultz ? Lucky Luciano ranks as the #1 successful gangster of all-time. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 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 s... See More  

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Ends March 08, 2017 15:13

$34.00
151798

VIVIEN CHASE Woman Gangster Female Public Enemy # 1 SHOT DEAD 1935 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371856223741

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 4, 1935 * Vivian Chase shot dead * Woman bandit - gangster * Female public enemy # 1 The front page has one column headings that include: "'GIRL BANDIT NO. 1' FOUND SLAIN IN CAR" "Vivian Chase, Luer Kidnap Suspect and Friend of Karpis, Shot in Kansas City" and more. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, librar... See More  

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Ends March 04, 2017 14:18

$37.00
151775

DUTCH SCHULTZ Assassination Johnny Torrio & Lucky Luciano Hunted 1935 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391692866694

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TIMES, October 31, 1935 * Post Dutch Schultz assassination * New York City gangsters hunted * Johnny Torrio & Lucky Luciano The top of the front page has one column headings: "POLICE TO REVIVE GANGSTER SQUAD; TORRIO IS IN MIAMI" "Valentine to Restore System of Picking Up All Outlaws Who Appear in Public" "Luciana Also In South" and more (see). Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than indiv... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2017 15:29

$39.00
151771

Jewish Mobster DUTCH SCHULTZ NYC Beer Baron Assassination FUNERAL 1935 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391692861752

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 29, 1935 * Arthur Dutch Schultz Flegenheimer funeral * Jewish gangster - beer baron - racketeer The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "SCHULTZ FUNERAL IS HELD SECRETLY" with subheads. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this topic. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 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 the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the pr... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2017 15:20

$39.00
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