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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Feb. 24, 1939
* The Jewish Holocaust in progress
* Jews ordered to give up valuables
A small report at the bottom of the front page reports a notable event from the early period of WWII: "Nazis Demand Jewish Jewelry" reading: "All German Jews and stateless Jews in Germany are required by an order published today to turn over their jewels, precio... See More
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 31, 1914 The front page has some very nice column headlines on the earlier weeks of World War I including: "MOBILIZATION IN RUSSIA" "Entire Army & Navy of the Em;pire Called to the Colors" "Germany Will Follow Suit" "Germany Already Under Martial Law" "All Europe Is An Armed Camp" "Servians Putting Up ... See More
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 4, 1914 The front page has some very nice column headlines on the earlier weeks of World War I including: "BRITISH ULTIMATUM TO GERMANY" "Demands Definite Statement of Attitude on Belgium Neutrality" "Army Ordered Mobilized by King George" "Public Opinion In England For War" "German Army on the Aggressive on Both Ea... See More
MANIFESTES DE MARCHANDISES D'ENTREE DANA LE PORT DE MARSEILLE, (France), December 18, 1773
* Curious little "newspaper"
* Pre revolutionary era from France
This is a very curious little newspaper, loosely translated to: "Manifest of Goods Imported at the Port of Marseille". Qualifies as a periodical as the issue carries a specific date. But there is no text, in... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1761
* George III of the United Kingdom
The back page has an inconspicuous report noting: "We hear from Winchester that the coronation day was celebrated there with great military pomp, and all other demonstrations of joy. At noon the regiments in the camp were drawn out & went through various sorts of firing under a discharge of 21 pie... See More
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, May 2,1945 The front page features a dramatic & bold banner headline: "HITLER 'DEATH' STORY" with subhead: "Doenitz Announces He's New Fuehrer" and more, plus photos of both Hitler and Doenitz.
The back page is entirely taken up with photo of Hitler & his career with a banner head: "Hitler's Death in Berlin Battle Told ... See More
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, July 18, 1938 The front page has a nice photo of Douglas Corrigan with his plane headed: "Bravo And a Mild 'Tut-Tut' " with the caption noting: "...Douglas Corrigan took off from New York apparently for California, but he headed his $900 craft out over the Atlantic and was next heard from when he landed safely at Dublin."
T... See More
PEORIA DAILY TRANSCRIPT, Illinois, April 17, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln's assassination
* Actor John Wilkes Booth
* Ford's Theatre play
Although 2 days after most newspapers reported the assassination, this page 2 account of all the news reads just like a first report.
The 2nd column has a nice stack of heads including: "HORRIBLE TRAGEDY!" "ASSASSINATION OF PRESID... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 27, 1793
* President George Washington
* Historic 2nd election victory
Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the report at the top of page 3 announcing the opening of the votes for President & Vice President.
History tells us that it was on February 13, 1793, when Congress officially tabulated the votes from the election of
THE LONDON GAZETTE, September 3, 1666
* The Great London Fire issue (historic)
This issue certainly ranks as one of the premiere issues of all 17th century newspapers, announcing one of the most tragic events of the period.
This issue was published during the outbreak of what would be known as the Great London Fire, which destroyed much of the city of London. Since it was an early rep... See More
NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, July 5, 1939
* Lou Gehrig day at Yankee Stadium - Yankees
* Famous 'luckiest man on the face of the earth' speech
* Best title to be had - very rare as such
This issue will remain one of the most coveted by baseball fans, as it reports--from the city where it happened--one of the most notable & heart-warming events in the annals of baseball histor... See More
TRI-WEEKLY WATCHMAN, Sumter, South Carolina, May 24, 1861
* Very rare Confederate title
* North Carolina secession
Never before have we offered a newspaper from Sumter, S.C. The title as printed at the top of pages 2 & 3 is “Sumter Tri-Weekly Watchman”. Within the masthead is printed: “Devoted to General Intelligence and Southern Independence.” Perha... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1863
* John Wilkes Booth as an actor
* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre
A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
Page 3 has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which has three mentions of the name J. Wilkes Booth: "... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 16, 1861
* President elect Abraham Lincoln
* Journey to the White House
There is much on the President-elect, Abraham Lincoln, as he makes his way from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration.
Page 2 has: 'Mr. Lincoln For Washington" "Occurrences at Home Prior to the President's Departure" "Progress of the President Elect Towar... See More
CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, July 23, 1944
* Adolph Hitler escapes assassination plot
* Operation Valkyrie - Loyal aides stay put
The last column of the ftpg. has: "HITLER PLEADS WITH ARMY TO REMAIN LOYAL" with a subhead. The article carries over to pg. 2 where there is a photo of Hitler with Mussolini.
This was shortly after the attempted assassination of Hitler.
The complete ... See More
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, Aug. 17, 1936 The ftpg. has a one column head: "Owens Opens Fire on A.A.U.; Considers Offers" "Olympic Star, Suspended, Says in Statement It's 'Monkey Business' ". The article concludes on page 7.
Ten pages, very nice condition.
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, a trio of issues dated Dec. 10, 11 & 12, 1936
* King Edward VIII abdication (3 issues)
* Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
* King George VI (Duke of York) takes over
The banner headline on each: "ABDICATION OF KING IS FORMALLY ANNOUNCED" with photos of his successor, Prince Albert & Elizabeth, Duchess of York; "Albert Beco... See More
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 3, 1934 The banner headline reports: "REVEALS HOW NAZIS SHOT 50" "with subheads: "German Army In Saddle; Hitler Shakes Cabinet" "Ousts Papen, Friend of Hindenburg" "Executions Described by an Eyewitness".
What is known as the "night of the long knives" was a purge of those suspected of being political rivals ... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1860
* Famous slaver "Wildfire" captured
* Abraham Lincoln close to nomination
Several nice reports including: "The Captured Slaver Wildfire" "Further Particulars--Names of the Crew and What the Cargo Consisted of...". This was a noted slave ship made more famous by the print of it in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly.... See More
CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, Sept. 3, 1939
* World War II begins
Great banner headline: "BRITAIN GOES TO WAR" then: "Chamberlain's Proclamation" with the text in banner format (edge to edge).
Among the other heads: "Premier Acts As Nazis Ignore Edict On Poland". Related reports & photos on pages 2-10 including a great color map of Europe.
The complete... See More
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 18, 1803
* President George Washington portrait
* American painter Gilbert Stuart
The back page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illiber... See More
* Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary
* Best title to be had - rare as such
This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph pref
THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Aug. 27, 1796
* President George Washington
Page 3 has a report: "The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES has just arrived from Mount Vernon. Whether on a visit to this City, or on his sway to the northward, we cannot tell------Thank GOD he can ride in a carriage which is not bullet proof."
Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, scattered foxing, good co... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 4, 1872
* Dr. David Livingstone found
* Henry Morton Stanley
Page 5 has a nearly full column report "Livingstone's Rescue" with subheads "Herald Special Report from London" "Rejoicing and Excitement in England Over the News" "The Herald's Despatches Republished in Full" and more.
Page 6 has a nearly full colum... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, June 20, 1867
* Belmont Stakes - Jerome Park Racetrack
Page 10 contains a seemingly innocuous report but which has great significance in the sport of horse racing: the very first running of the Belmont Stakes.
The column heads include: "THE TURF" "The Summer Meeting of the American Jockey Club" "The Jerome Park Races" "Four Fine Race... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 5, 1881 The prime print in this issue is the doublepage centerfold, which is one of the best football centerfolds of the19th century to be had.
The doublepage is captioned: "A Game of Foot-Ball---A 'Scrummage' at the Close" which was drawn by the famed artist A. B. Frost. Very displayable as such.
Among other prints are a full front pag... See More
THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, Nov. 16, 1734
* Rare 18th century title
* Early Virginia report
The front page has a somewhat lengthy: "Humble Address of the Council in Assembly, to the Hon. William Gooch Esq., his Majesty's Lt.-Gov. of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia". This is followed by the governor's brief reply.
Nice to have American content on the front page o... See More
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 31, 1929
* Stock market crash of 1929
* Wall Street, New York City
One of the front page headlines offers an unfortunately reassuring report from the week of the infamous 1929 stock market crash: "Market Scare Over; Stocks Rebound" with two subheads: "Rush To Buy At Low Prices Taxes Brokers" "Exchanges to Take Two Day Rest". T... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A collection of four issues of this--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--each one hundred years apart. Issues are dated 1671, 1771, 1871 and 1971.
Interestingly, the format of this title did not change much over the years save for the number of pages increasing with the years (see photos). The 4 issue collection comes in a cu... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 9, 1861
* Perhaps the best graphic Lincoln newspaper to be had...
Most of the front page is taken up with a very nice print captioned: "Jefferson Davis, First President of the New Southern Confederacy" with a related article on him, carrying over to page 2. The front page also has text on: "Our Portrait of the Preside... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 7, 1853
* Perry Expedition to Japan
Inside has a full page with text and two illustrations on: "The United States Expedition To Japan" including a portrait of: "Commodore Matthew Perry, Commander..." and also: "the Steam Frigate 'Mississippi', U.S. Navy".
The front page has an illustration of: "A Bush... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 20, 1902
* Death of Thomas Nast
* Caricaturist- cartoonist
* Best title to be had ?
The entire front page is a photo of Thomas Nast, the great American cartoonist. A related article is inside which includes a rare illustration of himself.
Other prints include: "The Arrival of Admiral Dewey in the Caribbean Sea" "Will Marconi S... See More
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 2, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* Famous boxing match
A terrific issue on the famed boxer John Heenan, as the entire front page is taken up with a print of him captioned: "John C. Heenan, The Champion of the World". The print was taken from a photo of him of May 3, 1860 in England, shortly after his famous match between... See More
IDAHO TRI-WEEKLY STATESMAN, Boise City, Nov. 12, 1864
* Very rare territorial title
* American Civil War era
A very early and rare newspaper from just 18 months after the Idaho Territory was created, and some 26 years before Idaho statehood.
This is the volume 1, number 48 issue. The ftpg. is filled with ads with pages 2 & 3 containing various news of the day. Mostly ads on... See More
* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text
* As reported from Great Britain
It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing o... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 28, 1882
* re. Outlaw Jesse James death
* Interview with bandit's wife
Page 8 has a great article taking over a full column headed: "JESSE JAMES' WIDOW" "An Interview With the Lady on Matters Concerning the Outlaws" "Frank James' Whereabouts--An Effort to Secure His Pardon--How He Counseled His Brother's Widow--J... See More
PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 1775 A terrific issue on the creation of the rules which govern those in the military, as nearly half of the front page and over a column on pg. 4 are taken up with: "Articles of Association, in Pennsylvania. We the officers and soldiers engaged in the present Association for the defence of American liberty...do voluntarily & freely...ado... See More
THE PALMETTO HERALD, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 24, 1864
* Very rare Yankee occupation title
This Southern coastal town was captured by Yankee naval forces late in 1861 and remained a base for other operations along the Atlantic coast. An uncommon Yankee title from this otherwise Confederate stronghold. This is just the volume 1, number 4 issue with content including: "On G... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 14, 1858
* Lengthy reports on the Mormons
* Brigham Young letter
Page 6 has some nice Mormon content with an article: "Later From Utah" mostly taken up with a letter datelined "Great Salt Lake City". It discusses a visit to the penitentiary there as well as meeting Lorenzo Young, Brigham's youngest brother, and much more. This takes over... See More
BALTIMORE NEWS-POST, May 8, 1937 The front page features a very large photo of one of the more iconic disaster photographs of the 20th century, the zeppelin Hindenburg moments after it burst into flames. The photo is captioned: "Thirty-one persons met a horrible death as the Hindenburg, Germany's proud trans-oceanic zeppelin exploded in midair at Lakehurst, N.J." The banner hea... See More
THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, April 23, 1889
* Oklahoma land rush beginning
* Boomers and Sooners
* Town of Guthrie riot
The front page has a nice report on the Oklahoma Land Rush with the top of the page having column heads: "Oklahoma Opened" "Settlers Admitted to the New Territory at Noon Yesterday" "A Mad Rush for Land All Along the Line" "The... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 12, 1865 The full front page has two scenes: "The Horse Market and Stables, New York City, Where The Weekly Sale of Government Horses Takes Place" with a related print inside.
Prints inside include 3 pages on: "The Great Atlantic Cable--Constructing The New Telegraph Line From Dublin To Valentia." "...The Union Hotel, S... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 29, 1856 Inside has 2 pages of text with 7 prints on: "Expedition To Greenland". Also a fullpg. with 4 prints on: "Dreadful Catastrophe at Philadelphia" being the burning of the ferry boat 'New Jersey'.
Other prints: "Maple Sugar Camp" in New England; a view of: "Stockholm, Capital of Sweden&quo... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 16, 1796
* George Washington & Samuel Adams
The front page features two Acts of Congress concerning courts, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.
Page 2 has a chart of the latest count for the election of Mass. governor, showing Judge Sumner leading over Gov. Sam Adams.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 11, 1795
* George Washington script signature on the front page
* Ad for "The JEW: Or, Benevolent Hebrew"
The front page has an act to amend the act entitled: "An Act to establish the post office and post-roads within the United States," signed in script type by the President: Geo. Washington. Also included is an ad for the comedy:... See More
THE CHRISTIAN BANNER, Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 27, 1862
* Very rare Confederate title
This is certainly one of the more rare newspapers from this Confederate state. It began in 1848 but ceased publication in 1862. Its editor, James Hunnicut, was a minister of a Free Will 'Union' congregation, was considered to be quite eccentric. As the war neared he became an outspoken Un... See More
Dutch newsletter/pamphlet from Amsterdam, August, 1632
* Very rare 17th century publication
* Siege - capture of Maastricht
* Dutch journalist & printer Broer Jansz
A very rare news pamphlet by the famed early Broer Jansz, one of the most prolific newsmen of the 17th century. Included with this item is an extensive biography of him and his work.
Included also is a translation of this ... See More
* The Louisiana Purchase Treaty
* Signed by U.S. & France ministers
A page 3 report headed: "Official" reports: "The Executive has received official information, that a Treaty was signed on the 30th April, between the Ministers...of the United States and the Ministers...of the French Government; by which the United S
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, June 22, 1803; United States' Gazette, Sept. 21, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Oct. 19, 1808; New England Palladium, Oct. 5, 1802; and Boston Gazette, June 25, 1804. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More