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August 22, 1919
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, August 22, 1919 This issue features as a banner headline one of the more historic moments in the history of the Coca-Cola Company, when Asa Chandler, the man who bought the original formula from founder John Pemberton and propelled the company to national prominence by the 1890's, sold the company to Ernest Woodruff and an investor group for $25 million. The bus... See More
July 13, 1782
THE ROYAL GAZETTE, Charleston, South Carolina, July 13, 1782
* Revolutionary War
* Extremely rare issue
* British occupation
Certainly a most rare title, this being just the second issue we have offered in our 40 years in the hobby. This title is the continuation of the "South Carolina & American General Gazette" which began in 1764, but when the British c... See More
Item #631736THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790
* Mutiny on the Bounty
* Captain William Bligh
Near the back of this issue is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty. The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at Sea, which for their S... See More
January 30, 1855
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 30, 1855
* New Orleans slave auction
* Great descriptive account
The first column of page 3 contains an incredibly graphic eye-witness account of a slave auction by one totally unfamiliar to such a scene. His comments are both objective & horrific as he relays what he sees. Datelined at New Orleans, he notes near the beginning: "I have just returned fro... See More
January 1, 1942
THE BLISSVILLE SUN, Blissville, Maryland, (no date)
* Very rare movie prop issue
We've all seen newspapers used as props in movies, typically with a headline relating to the plot of the movie. Obviously created exclusively for the production of the movie, they are quite rare and seldom come on the collector's market--particular issues from the "golden age of Hollywood&qu... See More
February 7, 1935
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, February 7, 1935
* Very 1st use of the term "Ivy League"
* Collegiate athletic conference
* Harvard, Yale, Brown, Princeton, etc.
* One of a kind item here ?
Page 6 contains a rather mundane, one column article headed: "Brown Seems to Have Been Taken Into 'Ivy League' " but it is significant for being the very first ... See More
November 11, 1775
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1775
* American Revolutionary War at the beginning
* Pennamite-Yankee War - Wyoming Valley
* General George Washington bounty
Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document concerning the Pennamite-Yankee War, an intermittent conflict between settlers from Connecticut, who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susqu... See More
April 21, 1865
THE CALEDONIAN, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, April 21, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)
* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth
Being a weekly newspaper this issue has a first report of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Pages 2 and 3 have all column black-bordered with a rather dramatic one column headline: "President Lincoln ASSASSINATED ! " "Attempt T... See More
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