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April 1, 1718
THE POST BOY, London, April 1, 1718 A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The backpage contains an article "On Saturday Night the Assizes ended at Kingston, where 15 Persons received Sentence of Death... The Grave-Digger of S. Saviours, who was convicted of stealing dead Bodies out of their Graves, was fined 40 s. and two Years Imprisonment..."
T... See More
January 1, 1718
THE POST BOY, London, January 1, 1718 A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The front page contains an article from Madrid pertaining to the current health condition of the King and that he had also just celebrated his 36th birthday.
Reports from Dartmouth provides information of ships Friendship, Mary, Partridge and Amity which had sailed to or from Ameri... See More
January 19, 1731
THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, January 19, 1731 The front page has news items with datelines from Vienna, Hague, Falmouth, Liverpool (mention of a ship arrived from Virginia), Bristol, Edinburgh, London & elsewhere. The back page is taken up with advertisements.
Complete as a single sheet issue, 10 1/4 by 16 1/2 inches, red tax stamp in an upper corner, very nice condition.
May 5, 1715
THE POST BOY, London, May 5, 1715 The front page begins with a letter from William Sharpe, governor in the Caribbean Islands, concerning the need to continue with prison sentences. Other news of the day with the back page taken up with advertisements & notices.
Single sheet, 8 1/4 by 14 inches, handsome masthead with 2 engravings, various dirtiness, generally good.
July 4, 1728
THE POST-BOY, London, July 4, 1728
* Rare title
The back page has 2 reports datelined from "Boston", the first with details of a shipwreck, the other a report of an earthquake at Newburyport. Uncommon to find American reports in this title from the 1720's. There is also a report of an indictment for High Treason against: "...the Duke of Wharton for aiding, assisting ... See More
March 13, 1728
THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, March 13, 1728 (1729 by today's calendar)
* Early James Oglethorpe
* Convicts to America
Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific item noting: "Also the same day nine felons convicts, eight men and one woman, were brought from Oxford City to the Oxford-Arms at Holborn Bridge, and from thence carry'd down the river and put on board a shi... See More
December 6, 1718
THE POST BOY, London, Dec. 6, 1718
* Nice masthead engravings
Front page news reports include items datelined London, Rome, Genoa, Turin, Madrid and Paris. The back page is taken up with many advertisements, plus a nice red tax stamp in the margin.
Single sheet, two handsome engravings in the masthead, 8 1/4 by 14 inches, very nice condition.... See More
September 20, 1716
THE POST BOY, London, September 20, 1716 The front page reports of the battling between Ottoman - Venetian War where heavy loss had occurred and request for a truce for a few hours in order to bury the dead was denied. The last two assaults were made by hiding nails and iron spikes in the sand between the planks leading up to the Bridge of Communications which lamed their horses and then fir... See More
July 21, 1715
THE POST BOY, London, July 21, 1715 This is one of our favorite early newspapers as it is single sheet, small folio size, and has two great engravings in the masthead making it very nice for display (see photos). The front page has various reports from throughout Europe while the entire back page is taken up with ads.
Measures 8 1/4 by 13 3/4 inches. Terrific condition. You will not be disa... See More
March 8, 1730
THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, March 8, 1730
* Rare 18th century title
A somewhat large size, single sheet newspaper from this early year with various reports from Europe with datelines from the Hague, Paris, and Rome. The back page is mostly taken up with various advertisements, two of which are illustrated.
Measures 9 by 16 inches, red tax stamp on the back page, nice condition.... See More
August 15, 1728
THE POST-BOY, London, Aug. 15, 1728
* Rare title
A displayable issue with the two masthead engravings, plus the very decorative first letter of the text (see). The ftpg. has brief mention of ships: "...from Philadelphia, with corn..." and another ship from Maryland. The back page has a curious item concerning the death of a man (see).
Single sheet, 8 1/4 by 14 inches, partia... See More
February 3, 1713
PAX, PAX; OR, A PACIFICK POST BOY, London, February 3, 1712/13 A very rare, variant title of the "Post-Boy" newspaper, the change in title [Peace, Peace] due to the Treaty of Utrecht just agreed upon. The Treaty of Utrecht was essentially a series of treaties involving various European countries which put an end to the War of Spanish Succession. The agreement noted in this issue wa... See More
September 6, 1728
THE POST BOY, London, Sept. 6, 1728
* Rare & early 18th century issue
* Nice masthead engravings
Simply a beautiful issue of this handsome newspaper, with both engravings in the masthead apparently being early strikes as they are very sharp & clean (see), along with the engraving of the first letter of the text.
The ftpg. has an item noting in part: "The peace betw... See More
August 16, 1711
THE POST BOY, London, Aug. 16, 1711
* Displayable masthead
* Early 18th century
One of the earlier issues of this title we have offered, having two handsome engravings in the masthead, both showing much detail. The front page is mostly taken up with reports of the various wars in Europe with over half of pg. 2 taken up with "Advertisements".
Complete as a single sheet newsp... See More
December 17, 1726
THE POST BOY, London, Dec. 17, 1726
* Early American shipping
* Nice masthead
The masthead head two handsome wood engravings, one showing a post-rider "trumpeting" the news. The front page has mention: "...sailed the Tatnam Galley & the Mary, both from Boston in New England for London, Orange for Jersey from New England..." and a bit more.
A single sheet issu... See More
August 21, 1714
THE POST BOY, London, August 21, 1714 The front page has an article from London "We have an Account from Glascow, That upon the News of Her Majesty's Death, the Mobb rose up in tumultuary Manner, and broke open the Episcopal Meeting-House, breaking down all the Pews, and carry'd the Pulpit and Common-Prayer-Book in Triumph thro' the Town, and at length burnt them... This is the on... See More
June 1, 1714
THE POST BOY, London, England, June 1, 1714 The front of the issue has a dateline Petersburg in which they were experienced such a sudden thaw that earlier in the day, they crossed the Nerva by carriages but by evening they crossed by boat.
From Hague, "...the Court was under a great Consternation, because that Prince is the only Male Child of the Czar's Family... That it was expec... See More
March 31, 1716
THE POST BOY, London, March 31, 1716
* Masthead engravings
This is one of our favorite early newspapers as it is single sheet, small size, and has two great engravings in the masthead making it very nice for display (see photos). The front page has various reports from throughout Europe while the entire back page is taken up with ads. A partial red-ink stamp is on the back page.
Meas... See More
August 15, 1733
THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, Aug. 15, 1733 The back page has a nice headed: "South Sea House, London, Aug. 2, 1733" giving notice that: "...their Greenland Fishery being laid aside, they are ready to received proposals...of any person...for purchasing the remainder of their leas..." with further details. One-third of the ftpg. is taken up with an address of the Chief Justi... See More
February 2, 1719
THE POST BOY, London, February 2, 1719
* Great masthead engraving
A very nice issue for display given the two nice engravings in the masthead, one showing a newsboy "trumpeting" the news through town. Content is entirely from various parts of Europe with over half of the back page taken up with advertisements.
The Issue is a single sheet, measuring 8 1/4 by 14 1/4 inches,&nb... See More
May 5, 1711
THE POST BOY, London, May 5, 1711 The front page has a very notable and historic report concerning the creation of the South Sea Company (see hyperlink for details). The report from London notes: 'The Parliament beyond all expectation having found a fund to satisfy the Great Debt upon the nation, amounting to above nine millions, and to settle a trade to the South Seas in the Spanish Wes... See More
July 21, 1729
THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, July 21, 1729
* Rare title
The highlight of this newspaper would be the two nice engravings in the masthead, one showing a "post boy" on horseback trumpeting the news. The front page is taken up with report datelined Algiers, Port S. Mary's, Paris, The Hague, Hamburgh, & Dusseldorf. Also "Ship News" from Deal. The back page has ne... See More
Item #570733THE POST BOY, London, England, 1710 This newspaper ranks among the more displayable titles from the eighteenth century, and is very early as well. The masthead features two engravings in the corners, one of a mounted newsboy trumpeting the news, and the other of an angelic figure doing the same.
A single sheet newspaper containing various news reports from Europe with part of the back page ... See More
Item #565303THE POST BOY, London, England, 1711-1714 This newspaper ranks among the more displayable titles from the eighteenth century, and is very early as well. The masthead features two engravings in the corners, one of a mounted newsboy trumpeting the news, and the other of an angelic figure doing the same.
A single sheet newspaper containing various news reports from Europe with part of the back ... See More
Item #559396THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's A lot of five issues of this early & decorative title with which great masthead featuring two engravings (see). Offered at a substantial discount. Single sheet and in good condition.
January 26, 1710
THE POST BOY, London, England, January 26, 1709-10 The entire single sheet issue, both sides, are taken up with the peace between England and France, with a banner introductory paragraph reading in part: "Having receiv'd by the last foreign mails an authentick copy of the Project of Peace lately form'd by the Court of France, to deceive the High Allies...but the original French ... See More
Item #120160THE POST-BOY, London, 1723-1726 A very nice single sheet newspaper featuring two handsome engravings in the masthead (see). Various news from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, plus a partial red tax stamp on the reverse. Measures about 14 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches, nice condition and great for display.
Item #180039THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's (2nd-rate) A lot of 5 issues of this early title with the great masthead containing two engravings. Lightly inked or other minor problem causing them to be a bit '2nd rate'. Offered at a considerable discount. The generic photo shows what the newspaper looks like when in good condition.
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