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ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, April 17, 1865 Serious collectors have always been keen to seek out historic events in newspapers from where the event happened, and they continue to demand the most interest and highest prices. For Lincoln's assassination the several Washington, D.C. newspapers are among the best.
But an equally desired report is one from Lincoln's hometown, whe... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 30, 1929 Of the several dates of the prestigious "Times" which reported the Stock Market Crash in late October this ranks among the best. The four column, three line headline at the top of the front page reads: "STOCKS COLLAPSE IN 16,410,030 SHARE DAY BUT RALLY AT CLOSE CHEERS BROKERS; BANKERS OPTIMISTIC, TO CONTINUE AID". There are relat... See More
ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Nov. 28, 1863
* The Gettysburg Address
* President Abraham Lincoln
* In a military title (rare)
This is the volume one, number 14 issue of this military newspaper with subtitle: "Gazette Of The Regular And Volunteer Forces" as printed in the masthead.
Certainly the most significant content is that found on page 5 under the heading: "Th... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 17, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg
* Great reporting from rebel eyewitness (soldier)
Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.
The front page has various war-related content, including items headed: "The News" and a lengthier report: "Spies In The South" and other related it... See More
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, August 13, 1852 We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass, this being a volume five issue. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.
Among the various articles in this issue are those headed "The Free Colored P... See More
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, London, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar). This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 were pub... See More
DAILY REBEL EXTRA. A truly terrific & exceedingly rare little broadside (printed on one side only), being a small "Extra" edition of the Famous "Chattanooga Daily Rebel" newspaper from the Confederacy. See the bottom of this listing for the interesting history of this "traveling" newspaper. This broadside measures just 4 by 5 3/4 inches, untrimmed with wide ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865 Not only this event but this title remain among the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.
The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President Lincoln Shot by an Assassin" "The Deed Done at Ford's Theatre Last Night"... See More
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787 This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comments from the Library Company of Philadelphia note that it can not be definitively determined which of ... See More
A VERY NICE BROADSIDE (printed on one side) printed by the occupying Confederates troops as they ousted Union forces from Charleston, Virginia (present-day West Virginia). This battle happened September 13, and the date near the bottom of this broadside is September 14, 1862.
There are two items in the broadside, the first being a great address to the citizens of that area of the state &... See More
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881
* Best old West title to be had
* Just prior to the 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.... See More
THE WEEKLY NUGGET, Tombstone, Pima County, Arizona, April 8, 1880 This may well be the consummate Old West town, much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang.
This rare issue was printed less than two years before this famous gunfight and is replete with advertisements with a distinctively W... See More
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, August 22, 1919
* COCA COLA company sold
* Asa Chandler sells to Ernest Woodruff
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... See More
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of his subscription list which contained the names of the most famous men in ... See More
FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, Dec. 30, 1799
* George Washington death (1st report)
* Historic & Highly sought item
Reports on the death of Washington remain among the more desired, and scarce, newspapers of the post-Revolutionary War era. Rarely have we been able to offer a first report: this is one.
Page 3 has a report taking over hal... See More
GACETA DE MEXICO, Mexico, February, 1722 This is an exceedingly rare newspaper. Not only is this issue #2 of the oldest newspaper in Mexico, but it is the oldest newspaper in all of Latin America--in fact the oldest newspaper in the entire western hemisphere outside of Boston and Philadelphia.
It is of small size, measuring 6 by 8 inches, and complete in 8 pages, printed entirely in Spanish... See More
THE HOUSTON DAILY POST, Texas, January 12, 1901
* Discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas
* Beginning of the Great Spindletop oil well
Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth, coinciding with the ... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 24, 1666 One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666. Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publishing in 1666 was extremely small, this title certainly being the most significant.
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NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1876 Page 2 has an inconspicuous yet quite historic report which essentially reports on the beginning of the Impressionist movement in the art world in France. Those artists now known as the "Impressionists" were ostracized by the established art world who would not allow their work to be shown at the prestigious Salon exhibition in Paris. They decid... See More
THE HOUSTON DAILY POST, Texas, January 11, 1901
If ever there was a single newspaper which heralded the birth of the oil industry in America, this is it.
Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 178
* A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection
The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads: "This ... See More
This report is headed: "April 6" from New York,
German newsbook dated 1568
Only rarely have we had the great pleasure to offer the earliest of "newspapers" to our customers, being the German newsbooks dating from the 1500's.
These "newsbooks", as they were called, were the predecessors of today's newspapers, being distinguished by being dated, reporting on current news, and having some semblance of the word "... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, England, September 24, 1666 One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666. Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publishing in 1666 was extremely small, this title certainly being the most signi... See More
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 28, 1793 The front page contains reporting from the "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" which includes: "...The bill to provide compensation for the President & Vice President of the United States was taken up...blanks filled up with 25,000 dollars as the annual compensation of the Presi... See More
This issue contains on page two an exceedingly significant report--perhaps the rarest and most sought after pirate report to be found in any newspaper--which is datelined "London, May 23" and reads: "Th