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THE MAD TRAPPER of Rat River Albert Johnson RCMP Shootout KILLED 1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392064617992

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 18, 1932 * Albert Johnson (criminal) shot & killed * The Mad trapper of Rat River shootout * Royal Canadian Mounted Police pursuit Page 3 has a one column heading: "MAD TRAPPER SLAIN AFTER 7-WEEK HUNT" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the shootout and death of Albert Johnson (criminal). Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition. wikipedia notes: Albert Johnson (? - February 17, 1932), known as the Mad Trapper of Rat River, was a fugitive whose actions eventually sparked off a huge manhunt in the Northwest Territories and Yukon in Northern Canada. The event became a media... See More  

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Ends July 14, 2018 07:31

$44.00
164294

P. T. Phineas Taylor BARNUM Circus Showman DEATH Funeral & Will 1891 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392056034810

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Mass., April 11, 1891 * Phineas T. Barnum death funeral Page 3 has an article headed: "Funeral Of Phineas T. Barnum" with subhead. (see) Page 5 has another related article headed: "The Great Showman's Will" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the death and funeral of circus icon Phineas T. Barnum. Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning and min or wear at the margins, should be handled with care.

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Ends July 01, 2018 07:44

$40.00
164238

ROBERT PERSHING WADLOW Alton IL GIANT Tallest Man in World PHOTO 1937 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392054664232

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 7, 1937 * Robert Pershing Wadlow * Alton, Illinois Giant * Tallest man ever in the World The top of page 29 has a one column heading: "CIRCUS GIANT BUSY ON FIRST DAY HERE" with subheads and photo. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 52 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends June 29, 2018 08:00

$44.00
164169

CIRCUS ADVERTISEMENT w/ Human Cannonball & Female Blondin ZUILA Prints 1880 News


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372319088360

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, July 30, 1880 * Circus ad * Human cannonball The last column of page 8 has a full length circus advertisement titled the "Greatest Show on Earth" which features: "A Human Being Shot From a Monster Cannon" "15 Trained Elephants" "Zuila, the Female Blondin" and more (see photos). Complete in 10 pages, news of the day with other advertisements. A little spine wear, otherwise nice.

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Ends June 28, 2018 07:42

$23.00
164598

JOHN RINGLING Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Pioneer DEATH 1936 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392064946791

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 3, 1936 * John Ringling death * Circus pioneer The top of page 25 has a one column heading: "RINGLING SERVICE HERE TOMORROW" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of John Ringling, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus fame. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 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 into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice co... See More  

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Ends June 21, 2018 15:41

$37.00
162139

Great CIRCUS Menegerie & Hippodrome Illustrated ADVERTISEMENT 1873 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372247907618

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, July 16, 1873 * Very nice illustrated Circus advertisement Page 2 has two columns entirely taken up with a nice, graphic advertisement for a circus, being the: "Great Eastern Menagerie - A Towering Giant Among Its Fellows - The Great 12 Center-Pole Tent - Dual Circus Exhibition!" with more on the double circus coming to Bethlehem. There are four rather large illustrations of some of the acts (see). Four pages, very nice condition with much news of the day.

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Ends April 13, 2018 06:45

$32.00
160947

1st CIRCUS Performance Under Electric Lights Used AD 1879 Allentown PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372211139472

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CHRONICLE AND NEWS, Allentown, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1879 * First Circus show under electric lights A nice pg. 2 ad for Cooper and Baileys Great London Circus which says the: "Dense Night will be converted into Dazzling Day by Electric Light using 18 Electric Light Chandeliers equal to 35,000 gas jets at a cost of $15,000". One of the main attractions described as: "A Herd of 10 Monster Monarch Elephants". (see) A front page report on the circus states in part: "...This feature alone being new, and one that no other show can have as the Messr. Cooper, Bailey & Co....have the exclusive right to use it in tented exhibits....". Four pages, rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:43

$47.00
159378

Siegmund ZISHE BREITBART Polish Born Jewish CIRCUS Strongman DEATH1925 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372152178314

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 13, 1925 * (Siegmund) Zishe Breitbart death * Polish born Jewish circus strongman Page 23 has a somewhat discrete article with heading: "Breitbart, Athlete, Dies" "Strong Man of Circus and Stage Succumbs to a Nail Scratch" See image for brief text here. Also much on game 5 of the 1925 World Series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Senators beginning on the front page and continuing in the sport's section. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

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Ends December 29, 2017 15:03

$44.00
158984

DULUTH MN Minnesota Circus Workers NEGORES Lynchings Hangings 1920 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372132448540

This issue is being offered as a piece of history. We at Rare Newspapers offer such items being mindful of the truths that "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it" (Sir Winston Churchill), and "To educate a man is to unfit him to be a slave" (Frederick Douglass). Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 16, 1920 * Duluth, Minnesota lynchings (1st report) * 3 negro circus workers hanged * Isaac McGhie - Nate Green - Elmer Jackson Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Duluth Mob Lynches Three Negroes, Frees Three; 5,000 Stormed Jail After Attack on White Girl" See images for text here. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World fam... See More  

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Ends December 10, 2017 15:48

$52.00
158379

Rare 1ST AMERICAN CIRCUS John Bill Ricketts Advertisement 1795 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391913242291

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, June 4, 1795 * 1st American circus * John Bill Ricketts Page 3 has: "Arrival of Mr. Jay" at Boston, noting: "...An immense concourse of citizens...received & conducted him amidst repeated acclamations..." along with the text of his address to them (see). Also an interesting advertisement for "J. B. Ricketts..." who created the very first American circus, with various details (see). Four pages, bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends November 24, 2017 13:06

$43.00
157138

LILLIAN LEITZEL Barnum Circus STAR Acrobat TRAPEZE Star DEATH 1931 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391886442352

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 16, 1931 * Lillian Leitzel accident - death (1st report) * Acrobat & strongwoman circus star * Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey * Trapeze artist fall Page 11 has a one column heading: "CIRCUS FALL FATAL TO LILLIAN LEITZEL" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of Lillian Leitzel, circus star. 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, a few binding slits along the spine, nice condition.

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Ends October 12, 2017 14:42

$50.00
145416

JUMBO THE ELEPHANT Phineas P.T. Barnum & Bailey Circus Attraction 1882 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391488824582

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 25, 1882 * Jumbo the Circus Elephant * P.T. Phineas T. Barnum & Bailey Prints within include: "Traveling in Siberia..." "Hong Kong Festivities..." "Wild Duck Shooting" and a full page with 5 scenes of: "Sketches of Jumbo, the African Elephant..." in additional to another full page: "Attempt to Remove Jumbo, the Great Elephant, From the Zoological Gardens". Included also is a dramatic double page foldout print: "A Colliery Explosion: Volunteers To the Rescue".

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Ends July 20, 2016 15:27

$37.00
139880

Illustrated Mammoth CIRCUS Advertisement 1846 Old Salem Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371521364302

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, June 16, 1846 * Illustrated circus advertisement * 19th century Salem, Massachusetts Page 3 has an ad: ""Mammoth Circus! Grand Entertainment with Great Addition In Interest, Splendor &c." re. the Rockwell & Stone Circus. Has details, plus an engraving of an equestrian performance." News of the day includes: "Dreadful Steamboat Disaster" "Charge Of Aiding In The Slave Trade" and more with some interesting advertisements. Trimmed close at the top and the right causing minor unrelated loss, otherwise good.

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Ends January 30, 2016 06:32

$32.00
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