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THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 1863
* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper
* Battle of the Gettysburg - Robert E. Lee vs. Meade
If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memp... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674
* Very early Union Jack Flag description
More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??).
The Proclamation is a result of merchant s... 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
* 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
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
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
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 AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 2, 1779 A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.
Nearly one-third of page 2 is a letter from an officer in the British army from Port Royal with his account of the Battle at Stono Ferry, a failed attempt by the Americans, under General... See More
From shortly before Cornwallis would surrender at Yorktown... Benedict Arnold loots & burns New London...
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 11, 1781 The ftpg. has letter signed by: George Germain, followed by a response to the: "Commissioners for Restoring Peace" which begins: "All propositions from Great Britain for a restitution of peace, from Lord North's conciliatory plan to the above extraordinary declaration, have been ... See More
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 14, 1781 The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reducing Washington's present force & preventing its being recruited by new levies...... See More
HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., July 20, 1831
* Among the earliest of reports to be had
* Palmyra, New York - Book of Mormon
* Mormons - Latter Day Saints movement
The earliest Mormon report we typically find in a popular newspaper title is the July 16, 1831 issue of "Niles Weekly Register". This report is just 4 days later.
The front page has: "Letter From A ... See More