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Discounted Issues (as priced), through March 14, 2019!The following issues have been discounted by 50% through March 14, 2019. Prices shown reflect the discount.
Discounted Issues (as priced), through March 14, 2019!
The following issues have been discounted by 50% through March 14, 2019. Prices shown reflect the discount.
October 24, 1929
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, Oct. 24, 1929
* Stock Market Crash of 1929
One of the front page two-column headlines announces the infamous stock market crash with: "Pandemonium Breaks Loose As Market Breaks Wide Open" and a subhead: "Speculators Dump Securities Onto Market, Selling at Almost Any Figure". Great wording, as more typically headlines which much ... See More
March 1, 1877
THE REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, March 1, 1877
* Professor Alexander Graham Bell
* Telephone invention
The top of page 3 has: "Voice Telegraphy" "Prof. Bell's Invention of the Telephone" "Another Practical Test of Its Merits" which is datelined from Salem & begins: "Lyceum hall has been crowded this evening with an audience of 500 which had a... See More
February 18, 1880
ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, A.T. [Arizona Territory], Feb. 18, 1880
* Very rare Old West title
Newspapers from Arizona during the 1880's are very scarce, this issue from 32 years before statehood. The advertisements are perhaps more interesting than the news reports, with a great wealth of Western-themed ads, many of which are illustrated.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a bi... See More
August 21, 1714
THE POST BOY, London, August 21, 1714 The front page has an article from London "We have an Account from Glascow, That upon the News of Her Majesty's Death, the Mobb rose up in tumultuary Manner, and broke open the Episcopal Meeting-House, breaking down all the Pews, and carry'd the Pulpit and Common-Prayer-Book in Triumph thro' the Town, and at length burnt them... This is the on... See More
October 8, 1984
SUN-TIMES, Chicago, Illinois, October 8, 1984
* Walter Payton
* Chicago Bears
* NFL football
The back page has a banner heading: "Records, victory for Payton, Bears" with related photo. (see)
Much more on the preceding pages with headlines, photos (including full page pictorial), and stats. 1st report coverage on Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton, breaking Jim Brown'... See More
March 7, 1862
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, March 7, 1862
* From the Confederate capital
* Jefferson Davis proclamations
From the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "The Battle-Field Around Fort Donelson" "Notes Of The War" "The Late Outrage on the Rio Grande" & more. Pg. 2 has a lengthy editorial: "The War--Past, Present, & Future". Als... See More
May 8, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 8, 1862 From the capital of the Confederate States of America. The front page includes: "Highly Important From the Peninsula" "Partizan Rangers" "Movements & Spirit of the War--The Fall of New Orleans--Attempt to Fire the Yankee Fleet..." "Pikes & Lances" and more on the Civil War. Page 2 begins with an in... See More
July 23, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, July 23, 1861
* Battle of Bull Run # 1
* Manassas VA Virginia
* 1st major battle of the Civil War
* Confederate victory
A great issue on the first Battle of Bull Run with some excellent & detailed coverage. Over half of the first column is taken up with heads including: "THE REBELLION" "The Battle of Bull's Run" "The Rebels Reinforce... See More
June 19, 1873
THE MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, June 19, 1873
* Susan B. Anthony
* Illegal voting trial
The top of the first column has a nice article on Susan B. Anthony with heads: "Genial Susan" "She Is Rudely Beguiled of her Ballot" "The Inspectors of Election are also in Trouble in Her Behoof". The article, with a dateline of Canandaigua, N.Y., begins: "... See More
April 11, 1975
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 11, 1975
* Lee Elder breaks the color barrier
* 1st African American in Masters (day 1)
* PGA Professional Gold Accociation
The sport's section has an historic African American item in the sport of professional golf.
Page 37 has a five column headline: "Nichols Shoots 67 for Lead in Masters; Nicklaus at 68, Palmer 69, Elder 74" with subhead an two r... See More
August 15, 1840
THE MAGICIAN, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Aug. 15, 1840 A quite scarce campaign newspaper which existed for the sole purpose of promoting Martin Van Buren for President. The newspaper lasted but 18 issues (plus a "Extra" edition) from June 27 - Oct. 26, 1840. Not surprisingly the content is almost entirely political. A few of the articles include: "Some Further Account of the Re... See More
July 4, 1862
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 4, 1862
* Seven Days Battles w/ nice map
* George B. McClellan vs. Robert E. Lee
The front page is dominated by a rather large Civil War map headed: "THE RECENT GREAT BATTLES" "May Showing Richmond, Fort Darling, the Line of the James River, the Present Location of Gen. McClellan, & the Scene of the Recent Great Battles". The first colu... See More
April 18, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 18, 1874
* Winslow Homer original print
Certainly the best print in this famous illustrated newspaper is the very nice full page by noted artist Winslow Homer, captioned: "New York Charities--St. Barnabas House, 304 Mulberry Street".
Among the other prints in this issue are the full front page by Thomas Worth: "Pride & Politeness"... See More
January 8, 1892
VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, January 8, 1892 A rare title as it existed for less than six months. Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport. Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early history is closely tied with the Battle of Velasco and the Texas Revolution. Velasco was a... See More
August 8, 1840
THE MAGICIAN, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, August 8, 1840
* Very rare title
* Martin Van Buren
A quite scarce campaign newspaper which existed for the sole purpose of promoting Martin Van Buren for President. The newspaper lasted but 18 issues (plus a "Extra" edition) from June 27 - Oct. 26, 1840. Not surprisingly the content is almost entirely political.
Four pages, irregular... See More
March 26, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 26, 1862
* John Wilkes Booth theater ad
* Civil War original reporting
The bottom of the front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of The Apostate at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth. See the photo for the c... See More
June 22, 1930
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1930
* Space (Moon) travel for humans?
* John Quincy Stewart
This 100+ page newspaper has three column headlines on page 2XX (inside): "A FLIGHT TO THE MOON IN ROCKET-DRIVEN SHIP", "First Voyage of the Kind Which Prophecy Sets for the Year 2050 Is Now Described in Many of Its Details From Start to the Return to Earth" Coverage on Dr. J... See More
Item #613237THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1768 Two pages headed: "Address of the Council at Boston to General Gage" in which they complain of troubles caused by England, noting in part: "...In this time of public distress, when the general court ...is in a state of dissolution, when the metropolis is possessed with troops & surrounded by ships of war, & when more... See More
December 16, 1876
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 16, 1876 Page 2 has; "The James Boys" with subheads: "The Desperadoes Pay Buchanan County a Visit--A Shotgun Volley Fired into them--Guarding the Missouri River Bridges" (see). Page 9 has an article: "The Red Death, by Edgar Allan Poe". The back page has: "A Tale of 1846" "The Donner & Reed Expedition Across the ... See More
August 4, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 4, 1780 Page 3 has: "...that so successful has Sir Henry Clinton been in the reduction of Carolina that there is not a frontier town round all the province but what is in possession of his Majesty's forces; so that all South Carolina is compleatly in peace & tranquility..." Also a letter from New York mentions: "A detachme... See More
September 1, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Sept. 1, 1780 Inside includes: "...letter from Sir Henry Clinton...very full...& explicit on our affairs in America...account of Sir Henry's several times reconnoitering Washington's lines & he has given it as his opinion they are so strong & judiciously formed that unless he alters his position it would be hazardous to attack them... See More
January 11, 1931
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 11, 1931
* Robert Goddard
* Early rockets - rocketry
* Liquid fuel is the key
This 100+ page newspaper has a four column headline on page 4XX (inside, near back) "DOUBLE ATTACK ON SECRETS OF UPPER AIR" with subhead: "Goddard to Send Up Great Rockets as Astronomers Also Look for New Light".
Other news of the day throughout including in... See More
September 11, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, September 11, 1849 Page three has the interesting Chippewa legend, "The Dancing Ghosts", which centers on their response to the Northern Lights phenomenon. The issue also contains much on the issue of slavery and Native Americans, as well as reports related to Westward Expansion.
Complete in four pages,with much political reporting, news of the ... See More
January 8, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Jan. 8, 1789 This was the nation's first capital with the creation of the federal government, where George Washington would be inaugurated within 4 months of this date. Page 2 has a report of a meeting of the Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen held at the home of Mr. Samuel Fraunces, owner of the famed Fraunces Tavern (see hyperlink). Included is the list ... See More
August 6, 1840
THE ROUGH-HEWER, Albany, New York, August 6, 1840 This was a short-lived campaign newspaper which supported Martin Van Buren for President. In the time before radio, television & the internet short-lived newspapers supporting various candidates were among the very few channels for showing support for a candidate. This title lasted for just 41 issues.
Almost the entire issue is take... See More
April 1, 1902
THE WALL STREET DAILY NEWS, New York, April 1, 1902
* Rare stock market sheet from New York City
"A Daily Journal Devoted to Financial Interests" as noted in the masthead, but rather than being the typical newspaper, this is the monthly broadside chart noting: 'Highest & Lowest Prices and Total Sales of Stocks at New York Stock Exchange for March, 1902." which me... See More
January 24, 1883
THE HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana, Jan. 24, 1883
* Pre statehood Montana
* Rare Old West title
This newspaper is from 6 years before Montana statehood. The front page includes: "A New Chapter of the Vigilantes of Montana" "Gian Powder Explosion" "The Mexican Reciprocity". Inside includes: "Los on the Prairie" and more.
Four pages, very nice, cle... See More
June 19, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 19, 1799 The front page has: "On Matrimony". Page 3 has a black-bordered report on the death & funeral of Mass. Governor Increase Sumner including the "Order Of Procession" and the position of "The Corpse" with the pall bearers, etc. (see).
The back page has a very nice recruitment ad for the militar... See More
August 25, 1813
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Aug. 25, 1813 Page 3 has a lengthy report; "Interment Of The Remains of the Naval Heroes, LAWRENCE & LUDLOW", Capt. Lawrence uttering the famous line: "Don't give up the ship!" just before his death. This report takes over 2 columns. Page 2 has another related report on Lawrence & Ludlow as well (see).
Four pages, very ni... See More
Item #613236THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1772 Among the articles in this issue is: "Critical Remarks on M. de Voltaire" which has much on his thoughts concerning Jews, noting near the beginning: "With an impartiality & understanding superior to those of vulgar critics, M. de V. has made a discovery of which they would never have dreamed; a discovery, which is entirel... See More
April 9, 1856
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 9, 1856 Page 5 has: "An Interesting Slave Case" concerning: "...a young colored woman & her children claimed as slaves..." and what follows are the details of a very fascinating case (see).
Eight pages, very nice condition.
March 15, 1846
THE SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE, Putney, Vermont, March 15, 1846 This is the volume one, number one issue; the very first issue published. This is a Christian-themed magazine of 16 pages. Never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. Measures 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, nice condition.
October 15, 1874
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, October 15, 1874
* Rare Old West title
A very early newspaper from this city at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. Various news of the day with a wealth of ads as well.
Page 2 has a very nice circus advertisement which features Mollie Brown, bareback somersault rider. (see)
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, wide margin... See More
September 4, 1844
EMANCIPATOR & WEEKLY CHRONICLE, Boston, Sept. 4, 1844 One of the less common anti-slavery newspapers with content as you might suspect, including a ftpg. item: "Letter of Cassius M. Clay" and more inside.
Four pages, several illus. ads, some light foxing, generally nice.
June 8, 1867
CALIFORNIA SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, San Francisco, June 8, 1867 The masthead has a sporting them, plus in the masthead is: "A Weekly Chronicle Devoted to the Turf, Field Sports, Regattas, Hunting, Angling, Cricket...Fire Department & General News of California." The content is just that.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.
February 3, 1949
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, February 3, 1949
* Ben Hogan car accident
* PGA Professional Golf Association
This 48 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 29: "Hogan Reported in 'Fair' Condition At Texas Hospital After Collision" with subhead: "The Golf Star Suffers Fractured Pelvis, Other Injuries as His Car and Bus Crash" with a one ... See More
October 10, 1860
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 10, 1860 Page 2 has almost the entire first column taken up with: "Affairs In Utah--Federal Officers in the Territory--The Weather, Crops, etc.--Criminal Incidents--General Intelligence, etc." This article begins: "Much as it may be regretted by the majority of the American people, still it does seem, after all the fuss & smoke, that the Mormon peo... See More
May 18, 1930
SUNDAY BEE-NEWS, Omaha, Nebraska, May 18, 1930
* Gallant Fox race horse
* Triple crown of horse racing
* Kentucky Derby (1st of 3 wins)
The front page has a two column heading: "Sande Boots His Gallant Fox In to 'Darby' Fame" with subheads. (see) Much more in the sport's section with banner headline and photo. 1st report coverage on Gallant Fox winning the Kentucky De... See More
October 21, 1922
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 21, 1922
* Test pilot Harold R. Harris
* 1st ever airplane escape w/ parachute
* McCurtain, Oklahoma
* Coal mine explosion disaster
The bottom of the front page has a two column heading: "Aviator for First Time in Flying History Saves Himself by Leap With a Parachute" Harris is known as the first airman to safely escape an aircraft by "bailing ou... See More
August 29, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 29, 1780 Inside has a brief item noting: "...I am told one of them said, 'That the news they were carrying was the best that had been brought since the American war began.' We flatter ourselves that the Americans are now convinced of their error, & have again submitted to that mild government they so happily seceded from a few years a... See More
December 23, 1876
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 23, 1876 The last column of the front page and most of page 2 are taken up with a report of: "Forefathers' Day" "New-Englanders at Dinner" "The Annual Festival of the New-England Society--Speeches by Hon. G. William Curtis, 'Mark Twain', Rev. Edward Everett Hale..." and more (see). It is on page 2 where appears Twain's sp... See More
June 5, 1944
EVENING PRESS, Guernsey, Channel Islands, June 5, 1944
* Rare Nazi occupation title
This island was occupied by the Germans during World War II so all reporting is pro-Nazi propaganda, yet in English as residents were British. Dated the day before D-Day, this issue has interesting front page content: "We Are Now in the Midst of Invasion--Declare German Military Circles" with ... See More
March 16, 1901
BLACK AND WHITE BUDGET, London, March 16, 1901
* Carrie Nation photo
* Early baseball
An interesting and uncommon periodical, published in London, with some content on events of the Boer War in South Africa. It also has much domestic content offering an interesting glimpse of British life at the end of the Victorian era. It published from 1899 thru 1905 and contains many photographs. ... See More
June 2, 1855
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, June 2, 1855 The front page as a nice graphic which is representative of "New Hampshire" as well as an article on it as well (see). Prints inside include: "View of Constantinople as seen from the Harbor" "View In Calcutta, East Indies" "Falls of Lewis Fork, Oregon" "Pyramid Lake, in Utah Territory", two scenes ... See More
August 18, 1906
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, August 18, 1906
* Penn Station construction - New York City rail train
* San Francisco earthquake photos
The full front page is an illustration of: "Acres of Valuable Land in the Heart of New York City laid Waste for the New Pennsylvania Railroad Station.". This is Penn Station which would be completed in 1910 only to be demolished... See More
June 24, 1790
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 24, 1790
* Early boxing match
* One arm tied up
Page 3 has an early article on: "Boxing" concerning: "...the one-armed soldier...and a chimney-sweeper, who differed a little with each other in politics & parties...agreed to decide their dispute by a pitched battle in Bedford Bury at sun-set...tied up his left arm... See More
September 13, 1944
EVENING PRESS, Guernsey, Sept. 13, 1944
* Rare Pro-Nazi occupation issue
Among the front page heads are: "Allied Attacks Smashed in West" "Enemy's High Losses on Adriatic Coast" "America's Enemy - The Jew".
Four pages, 12/ by 12 3/4 inches, very nice condition.
This newspaper was published on this island in the English Channel and was occupied by... See More
February 12, 1859
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Feb. 12, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
One of the more decorative front pages to be seen with the very ornate masthead (see), plus each page is bordered in a patriotic theme. The front page shows the: "New Post Office, Summer St., Boston" . Two other prints inside plus the back page shows: "Ship Maria, of New Bedfor... See More
July 2, 1956
CINCINNATI TIMES-STAR, July 2, 1956
* United Airlines Flight 718
* TWA Flight 2
* Grand Canyon mid air collision
The front page has a six column headline: "CANYON IS SCOURED FOR 128 AIR VICTIMS" with subhead. Coverage on the United Airlines Flight 718 airplane disaster.
Other news of the day. 10 pages, small binding holes along spine, generally good.... See More
September 5, 1886
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, September 5, 1886 This newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "Stricken Charleston" with subheads "The Recent Shocks of Earthquake Completely Unnerve the Residents"; "Showers of Pebbles in Different Parts of the City add Terror to the Scene"; "The Majority of the People Still Afraid to ... See More
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