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July 17, 1889
DEADWOOD DAILY PIONEER, Black Hills, (South Dakota) July 17, 1889
* Rare publication
* Famous wild West town
* "Wild Bill" Hickok fame
This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light. It attracted larger-than-life Old Wes... See More
April 21, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865
* Rare 1st-page mentions of Synagogue services
* Re: Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral
* Black mourning borders
Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel," "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogu... See More
December 1, 1791
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment: " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. By his death the musical world will sustain an irreparable loss."
He died on December 5 ma... See More
Item #666701THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware.
The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of America where a Degree of Latitude was Measured for the Royal Society: By Cha. Mason, & ... See More
July 1, 1953
DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, July 1, 1953
* Corvette begins production
* In a Detroit publication (historic)
Page 53 has a two line, two column headline: "Plastic Corvette Begins To Roll" & above this head in smaller type: "Production Line Starts". The report begins: "Chevrolet's first production model Corvette, a sports with a plastic laminated fiber glass... See More
April 11, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 11, 1778 This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
The front page has a report from Paris which reads in part: * ...number of officers, furnished with letters of recommendation from Messrs. Franklin &a... See More
October 12, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 12, 1776 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.
The front page has a legal notice concerning a naval court case brought by John Barre, commander of the brigantine Lexington, against: "...James & Joshua, Negro sla... See More
May 8, 1945
THE STAR, Guernsey (Channel Islands), May 8, 1945 This English-speaking island in the English Channel was under Nazi control during World War II. This is a broadside issue (a single sheet printed on the front only; back is blank), of larger size than this newspaper typically published.
It is printed in broadside fashion--just one column of text stretching from edge to edge--headed: "TH... See More
Item #666437THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 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 of the actual document. With American newspaper printings commanding $50,000 or more in nice conditio... See More
October 4, 1862
LOS ANGELES STAR, California, Oct. 4, 1862
* Emancipation Proclamation
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Rare Southern California title
Quite rare to find Civil War era newspapers from Los Angeles, which at the time had a population of less than 5,000.
But the content is not just typical war-related reports. Page 2 begins with: "The President's Proclamation" which doesn... See More
August 25, 1777
THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, Aug. 25, 1777
* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga
* American Revolutionary War
* General John Burgoyne victory
"Extraordinary" issues were printed when notable reports were received outside the normal publishing schedule, created to get the news to the public as quickly as possible.
This issue was printed to report the taking of Ticonderoga by Gen... See More
November 4, 1776
THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Nov. 4, 1776
* Capture of New York City
* American Independence
* Great year to have (1776)
* Revolutionary War
Almost the entirety of the front page is taken up with a letter from General Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated at "York Island, Sept. 21, 1776". It begins with an historic report: "I have the satisfaction to inform you... See More
June 19, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, June 19, 1781
* Rare American Revolutionary War publication
Inside has a few items relating to the Revolutionary War, including a bit noting: "...recommend unanimity, firmness and perseverance to the people of the American states as the British ministry are straining every nerve to enable Generals Clinton an... See More
April 3, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 3, 1781
* General Henry Clinton
* Peace with Americans ?
* Revolutionary War
Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to a... See More
Item #642836THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1783 Key articles include: "American Votes Respecting the Loyalists" (a report from Worcester, Massachusetts) and "American News", the latter giving some reports of a treaty between the United States and the chiefs of the Six Nations (see image for details).
Among additional articles noted in the table of contents are: "Pa... See More
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