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December 22, 1774
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, December 22, 1774
* Very rare colonial Williamsburg
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
* Intolerable Acts creation
This newspaper was published by John Pinkney, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. Pinkney continued this title which just mon... See More
December 4, 1881
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, Dec. 4, 1881
* Best Old West title to be had
* Post Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in po... See More
May 15, 1735
THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1735/6
* Earliest of American newspapers
* Very early & rare
The double year reflects the two calendars in use at the time. My today's calendar the year is 1736.
As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1... See More
January 4, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1873
* Caricaturist Thomas Nast
* Christmas - Santa Claus
Certainly the most notable print is the great doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast captioned: "The Same Old Christmas Story Over Again" showing two kids sleeping amongst their dreams. Santa Claus with his bag of toys is here as well.
There are many other prints in the i... See More
March 24, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 24, 1862
* Uriah P. Levy death (1st report)
* 1st Jewish commodore of U.S. Navy
* American Civil War - Jews
The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 3 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, War of 1812 hero, and credited for abolishing the disciplinary procedure of... See More
August 25, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 25, 1862
* Famous Abraham Lincoln letter
* "A Prayer of Twenty Millions" reply
* Horace Greeley
On page 4 is one of the more famous letters from Abraham Lincoln, being his reply to Horace Greeley's editorial of August 20, "A Prayer of Twenty Millions", which urged emancipation. Lincoln replies in his letter with his famous quote: "My para... See More
March 5, 1841
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1841
* President William Henry Harrison inauguration
* Inaugural address - best title to be had (rare)
Perhaps the best newspaper to be had on the inauguration of William Henry Harrison as the nation's ninth President, this being the premier newspaper from the nation's capital.
Most of page 2 is taken up with: &qu... See More
April 27, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, April 27, 1789
* President-elect George Washington
* In New York for inauguration (close)
Pages 2 and 3 have much reporting on the earliest days of the federal congress (first sat on April 6). At the end of their work of April 25 was preparation for the inauguration of George Washington, just 3 days away from the date of this issue. Text includes: "... See More
August 9, 1851
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, August 9, 1851
* 1st America's Cup
* Yacht "America" arrives
Page 5 contains what is perhaps the earliest print of the yacht named "America" (fully constructed) to be found, accompanying an article headed: "Arrival of the American Clipper Yacht 'America' of the New York Yacht Club". The article provides mu... See More
July 3, 1863
RICHMOND ENQUIRER, Virginia, July 3, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg very close
* From the rebel capital (rare)
Not only a nice Confederate newspaper but one from the capital of the Confederacy. And one of the less common titles as well.
Most of the front page first column is taken up with: "Confederates In Pennsylvania" and "Harrisburg News". The former includes: &qu... See More
Item #652813THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772
* Nice map of "West Florida"
* Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana
* Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay
Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew t... See More
August 17, 1969
DAILY NEWS, New York City, August 17, 1969
* Woodstock music festival
* Bethel NY New York
* Prime of the hippie generation
* Sex, Drugs and rock & roll
If there were a collection of newspapers which defined the counterculture movement of the 1960's, this issue must be among them. The Woodstock Music Festival, late summer of 1969, brought the turbulent decade of the '60's ... See More
January 3, 1863
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., January 3, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Emancipation Proclamation
* Freedom for slaves
* Best title to be had ?
Page 2 contains the Emancipation Proclamation, from the city where it was issued.
The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation which changed the federal legal status of more than 3.5 million ensl... See More
March 21, 1863
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, March 21, 1863
* General Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb
A very rare publication from the Confederacy, as relatively few issues have come into our inventory over the past 42 years. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page is entirely taken up by a print of: "Brigadier-General ... See More
October 27, 1929
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 27, 1929
* Stock market crash of 1929
* During the heart of the crash
* Best title to be had ?
The stock market crash of 1929 did much to define America for the next decade, resulting in the Great Depression and all the trauma relating to it. It seemed common for many newspapers to put a positive spin on the on-going tragedy, so front page reports often co... See More
Item #640142THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Sept., 1777
* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga
* General George Washington
* American Revolutionary War
Over 2 1/2 pages are taken up with: "Letter from Gen. Washington to Gen. Sir William Howe" from Middlebrook, June 10, 1777, signed by him in type: Geo. Washington. This is followed by another letter from Washington to Howe, which begins: &qu... See More
September 7, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 7, 1776
* Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn
* Benjamin Franklin & John Hancock
* American Revolutionary War
This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.
One-third of the front page & nearly half of page 2 are ta... See More
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