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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
This is the "Final" one star edition printed the very sa
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 21, 1863 It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable Civil War newspaper. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this famous title by Horace Greeley, a Lincoln supporter, and this issue makes for one of the best newspapers one could own from the Civil War era.
Page 2 has a very lengthy, ... See More
THE CALL-CHRONICLE-EXAMINER, San Francisco, California, April 19, 1906 Destined to be--if not already--one of the premiere issues of the early 20th century.
See the photos below for the great headlines and reports found on the front page. Due to the destruction of the presses in San Francisco, these three separate & competing newspapers combined under one masthead for this issue, printi... See More
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, July 26, 1881 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. Corral have kept this town in popular culture. This issue was printed exactly 3 months pr... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, November, 1775 This is a very rare magazine, published only from January, 1775 thru July, 1776, containing the Declaration of Independence in its final issue. It was the only American magazine to print the Declaration, in fact it was the only American magazine ever printed in 1776. In the entirely of the Revolutionary War only two American magazine ti... See More
CORINTH CHANTICLEER, Corinth, Mississippi, October 30, 1863 An exceedingly scarce, rare Union-occupation newspaper from the midst of the Civil War. Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes on 2 institutions have any copies of this title, each having just one & neither are this date. In my 38 years of dealing in rare newspapers I have never seen one. This was the last issue... See More
THE BLACK HILLS PIONEER, Deadwood City, Black Hills, June 20, 1882 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. This issue is from the "heyday" of the Wild West, just 2 months after Jesse James was shot. The front page has an... See More
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, Dec. 15, 1854 We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. 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 "A Hundred Thousand Victims!!" "Liberia&quo... See More
THE PACIFIC NEWS, San Francisco, Nov. 10, 1849 A terrific & extremely early newspaper from California, this title being only the fourth newspaper to print in all of California. And it was printed before California statehood. There were only four newspapers which printed in Calif. in the 1840's. This issue is dated from the midst of the '49ers gold rush' with a front page repo... See More
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, July 25, 1863 A very rare publication from the Confederacy, only a few issues of which having come into our inventory over the past 39 years. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page is dominated by a print of: "Gen. William Loring" with the balance of the ftpg. taken up... See More
THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 10, 1735 As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1736. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all of the Middle Colonies, and only the fourth newspaper published in all of the Americ... See More
THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740 This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a single issue in 1690 before being suppressed & destroyed ... 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
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
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 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
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
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