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UNION EXTRA ! as noted at the very top. A pencil notation on the reverse notes it as an Extra from the La Porte (Indiana) Union newspaper. A great graphic at the top on what essentially was the end of the Civil War, with the text taken up with a letter datelined "Appomattox Court House, April 9, 1865" from U.S. Grant to General Robert E. Lee, followed by the response of Robert E. Lee (se... See More
DAILY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865 As might be imagined newspapers from Washington reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are exceedingly scarce and exceedingly desirable. Although newspapers from New York & Philadelphia remain among the most sought-after because of their proximity to Washington and the stature of big city newspapers, they pale in compariso... See More
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787 An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newspaper to report this event, which significantly includes the election of George Washi... 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
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, October 3, 1863
* General Robert E. Lee
* Battle of Gettysburg official report
Not only a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederates States of America. And this issue has some terrific front page content on the Battle of Gettysburg.
An exceedingly significant issue, as over half of the front page is taken up with R... 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
ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, Minnesota, April 16, 1912 The front page features a very dramatic two line banner headline: "OVER 1,200 LIVES PROBABLY LOST WHEN MAMMOTH STEAMER TITANIC IS SUNK" with many subheads as well, a few of which include: "Liner in Collision With Iceberg Off New Foundland Banks Sinks Before Vessels Hurry to Rescue Arrive" "Find Boats Containing Only 8... 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 COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, April 16, 1912 This issue is one of the better reports we have offered on what is perhaps the most famous tragedy of the 20th century: the sinking of the Titanic.
The bold banner headline proclaims: "TITANIC SINKS; 1294 DROWNED" with a banner subhead announcing some of the notables who were on the ship: "John Jacob Astor, Major Archi... 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
A terrific account of the Battle of Gettysburg by an eye-witness correspondent among the Confederate soldiers...
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, October 8, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg
* Eyewitness account
Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page starts out with: "The War" with several reports from various fronts. There is also much reporting from: "The Virginia Legislature" and "The Courts" & "Ci... 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
* Exceedingly historic Cricket collectible...
* Contains an exceedingly significant report which would be a cornerstone issue for any collection of early cricket memorabilia - found on page 3...
* An issue of this title and date sold in auction for over $3000 in 2008
The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains ... 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
The official election results were known on April 6 when the ballots for President & Vice President were counted in the Senate. Be careful of issues with an earlier date supposedly announcing th