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195574

General GEORGE WASHINGTON Letter Jacob Duché 1778 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393869595865

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 19, 1778  * Jacob Duché - 1st chaplain to the Continental Congress * Famous letter to General George Washington * American Revolutionary War A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other. The entire front page is a very interesting discussion concerning the Articles of Confederation, headed: "Letter V From a Gentleman in the Country to His Friend in This Town [Boston]" and which begins: "I am greatly obliged to you for the Articles of Confederate with the Resolves of Congress...which you were so good as to send me: They are interesti... See More  

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Ends February 13, 2022 13:23

$1,225.00
195337

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ Original South Pole James Cook MAP 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373845510070

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1776  * American Revolutionary War * Original South Pole map This is a fine issue from this significant year of the Revolutionary War, with much war-related content. Included are two pages on an: "Act for Prohibiting all Trade with America" which is followed by an: "Act of Massachusetts Bay for Fitting out Armed Vessels" which takes 3 pages. Also reported here is a: "Declaration of the Continental Congress on a late Proclamation" from England, datelined Philadelphia, Dec. 6, 1775, being their heated response to the King declaring the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion. There is some great text including: "We the delegates of the 13 United Colonies..... See More  

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Ends January 30, 2022 11:57

$365.00
195336

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Long Island New York MAP Benjamin Franklin Ltr. 1778 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393834731866

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778  * Rare Revolutionary War New York map * Benjamin Franklin letter * Ethan Allen Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long Island to Lake Ontario with considerable detail. This map measures 9 by 13 inches in very nice condition. Trimmed at the bottom right margin to allow the map to fold into the issue, not compromising the border. The first article is: "Debate in the House of Commons" which takes 7 pages and does include discussion on the Revolutionary War, a few of the items including: "...stated the causes that led to t... See More  

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Ends January 30, 2022 11:56

$385.00
195212

Gen George Washington CROSSES THE DELAWARE River Revolutionary War 1777 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393820567795

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1777  * General George Washington * Crosses the Delaware River * American Revolutionary War This issue has much good content on the Revolutionary War, with talk of troop movements in New Jersey and the vicinity. The prime content is an excellent letter written & signed by G. Washington dated "Headquarters, New Town, Dec. 26, 1776" which describes his crossing of the Delaware River, reading in part: "I have the pleasure of congratulating you upon the success of an enterprize, which I had formed against a detachment of the enemy lying in Trenton, and was executed yesterday morning. The evening of the 25th I ordered the troops intended for this purpose to parade to the back of McKenk... See More  

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Ends January 24, 2022 08:54

$455.00
195084

Great PHILADELPHIA Revolutionary War Era MAP & Battle of Trenton 1777 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373833909293

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1777 * The Battle of Trenton, New Jersey * Great Revolutionary War map of Philadelphia Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, by N. Scull & G. Heap" which shows the street grid of Philadelphia plus the various towns, roads, streams & rivers in the greater Phila. vicinity. The map measures 12 by 14 1/2 inches and is in uncommonly great condition. More typically these maps are heavily worn & torn from constant folding & unfolding. The bottom half of the right margin is trimmed close so as to fold into the issue, however no inked areas are compromised. The map is called for on the title/index page of... See More  

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Ends January 20, 2022 14:35

$565.00
194984

Rare TOWN OF BOSTON & Harbor Pre Revolutionary War Foldout MAP 1775 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373828427760

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775 * Rare pre Revolutionary War map * Town of Boston & it's harbor Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map titled: "A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston Exhibiting a View of the Islands, Castle Forts, and Entrances into the said Harbour." which measures 12  by 14 1/2 inches with wider margins than typically found. The map is in very nice condition with just a bit of typical ink off-setting from having been folded into itself for over 240 years. Extremely displayable & rarely found in such nice condition, if present at all. This issue also has a nice variety of pre-Revolutionary War content including a "Genuine Copy of ... See More  

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Ends January 15, 2022 15:11

$455.00
194916

Colonial Williamsburg VIRGINIA GAZETTE w/ Battle of Chelsea Creek 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393791980350

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), Jun. 30, 1775  * Very rare Colonial Virginia title * Battle of Chelsea Creek - Massachusetts This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. Most of the ftpg. is consumed with a report headed "London" which has several references to the situation in America, but is mostly focused on European concerns. This reporting carries over to take much of page 2. Page 3 has a report mentioning: "...that Sir Jeffery Amherst had said that with 5000 English regulars he would engage to march from one end to the other of the continen... See More  

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Ends January 14, 2022 09:47

$5,400.00
194827

Historic GEORGE WASHINGTON First 1st Inauguration as President 1789 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393775200766

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1789  * President George Washington * First inauguration (historic) Certainly one of the more desirable events to have in a period newspaper is the first inauguration of George Washington. American issues with such content are virtually unobtainable today, and reports in any newspapers worldwide are extremely uncommon. Here is a nice report of this significant event found on page 2, datelined: "Extract of a Letter from New York, dated May 1" with the text giving more details on the inauguration than is found in many American newspapers. See the photos for the complete report, with portions reading: "Yesterday took place...a ceremony of the introduction of his Excellency Geor... See More  

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Ends January 08, 2022 13:06

$965.00
194796

Rare Revolutionary War CLOSING EVENTS 1782 American Newspaper w/ Nice Masthead


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373818412698

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782  * Closing events in the Revolutionary War A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other. Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arrived from New York had...a long conference with his Majesty at St. James's relative to American affairs & had the honor of laying...the address of the Loyalists in New York to his Majesty...on the very extraordinary epistle of the latter to the rebel General Washington, declaring the colonies Independent States without any stipulation whatever." (see) ... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2022 11:34

$485.00
194794

BATTLES OF SARATOGA Surrender of Gen. Burgoyne REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393771626571

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 7, 1778  * Surrender of general Burgoyne * Battles of Saratoga - New York 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. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a: "...letter from Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Howe, to Mr. Stephens, dated on board his Majesty's ship Eagle in the River Delaware, Oct. 25, 1777" which has some great reading, portions of which can be seen in the photos. There are several references to Burgoyne's surrender to Gates at Saratoga--a major victory for the American cause--including a pg. 3 bit which notes: "...as soon ... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2022 11:33

$680.00
194789

Historic: UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Created in 1787 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393771589483

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787  * First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized * In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed A singularly historic newspaper. As collectors know the very first newspaper to print the United States Constitution was this title of the next day, September 19, 1787. As such it has an auction record in excess of $200,000. This is the newspaper from the day prior which is very likely the very first announcement that the Constitution has been finalized and will now be sent to the various states for ratificatio... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2022 11:23

$26,750.00
194393

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373795155696

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 26, 1779  * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. Page 3 has a: "...letter from an officer of distinction to the honorable Major-General Gates..." which begins: "I am happy to have the pleasure to again congratulate you on the success of our arms. His Excellency having formed a plan to surprize the garrison at Powle's Hook, it was accordingly the night before last carried into execution by Major Le who effectually surprized & took the garrison..." with more. Half of page 3 is a document dealing with the increasing ... See More  

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Ends December 17, 2021 10:18

$680.00
194182

Rare 18th Century REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Western Hemisphere MAP 1776 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373781438228

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgate Street, May 1, 1776".  It measures 9 by 11 1/4 inches, in very nice, clean condition. There is a related article within this issue concerning the map. The issue begins with some lengthy: "Debates in the Present Parliament" continued from a previous issue, with much discussion concerning the situation in America. Near the beginning is: "...the following measures... See More  

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Ends December 05, 2021 09:20

$345.00
193636

President GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Annual Address 1795 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393619204833

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 19, 1795  * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Over half of the front page is taken up with the "President's Address" being George Washington's annual state-of-the-union address for the year 1795, a tradition he started in his first administration and which continues to this day. The "Speech" as it is headed, is prefaced with: "This day, precisely at 12 o'clock, The President of the United States met both Houses of Congress in the hall of the Representatives, and addressed them in the following..." (see for beginning & end). Page 2 has some items which were in response to the President's address. The bkpg. has 16 illustrated ship ads. Four pages, various foxing... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2021 10:05

$345.00
193568

Rare WEST FLORIDA Louisiana Pensacola FL Mississippi River MAP 1772 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373747976385

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772  * Nice map of "West Florida" * Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana * Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew the Proper Spot for a Settlement on the Mississippi." The map shows much detail (see) and includes a nice inset of a "Plan for a New Settlement". This area is present-day Pensacola, Florida to the river delta at New Orleans, and includes Biloxi, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama. The map measures 8 by 14 inches. Relating to this foldout map is a lengthy article title... See More  

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Ends November 06, 2021 14:33

$435.00
193303

1787 UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Philadelphia Printing George Washington Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393592108141

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787  * Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States 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 these two publications was the first to print, but rather: "...for all practical purposes they were simultaneous." Another source notes that this magazine was likely printed on Sept. 22 as the last internal date, on the last page, refers to an event that took place on the 17th ... See More  

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Ends October 23, 2021 14:36

$7,350.00
192408

BATTLE OF GUILFORD COURTHOUSE General Greene Revolutionary War 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373682414788

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 24, 1781  * Battle of Guilford Courthouse * Greensboro, North Carolina * General Charles Cornwallis loss Page 2 has some nice war content. The 2nd column begins with: "By accounts from General Greene's army as late as the 24th ultimo, we learn that Lord Cornwallis is retreating towards Cross Creek and that our army was in pursuit of him." There is also some nice talk about the historic Battle of Guilford Court House fought on March 15, a report dated March 16 beginning: "The event of the action yesterday, though unfortunate, is by no means decisive; the gallant behavior of the corps...the firm opposition made by the Virginia militia...the good order main... See More  

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Ends September 12, 2021 13:52

$530.00
192393

Revolutionary War NEW ENGLAND America MAP New York City Captured 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393502206107

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776  * Capture of New York City * Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map * American Revolutionary War This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you...that the troubles which have so long distracted my colonies in North America were at an end; and that my unhappy people, recovered from their delusion, had delivered themselves from the oppression of their leaders, & returned to their duty; but so daring & desperate is the spirit of those leaders...that they have now openly renounced all allegiance to the crown & a... See More  

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Ends September 12, 2021 13:43

$490.00
190286

Building the WHITE HOUSE Washington D.C. w/ Architect James Hoban 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373583414723

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 19, 1798 * White House creation * Washington D.C. A terrific issue on the construction of the White House, as page 3 has three detailed progress reports on its construction, each signed in type by the architect of the White House, James Hoban. Great reading, with some accounts noting work as such: "Report of James Hoban, superintendent of the president's house...The balustrade and chimneys have been finished...the slating has been finished...The mahogany doors of the President's house are all finished. Stone remaining on hand, 400 feet of wrought ashlar intended for area walls, 240 tons of free stone in a quarried state..." and so much more. It's likely this report... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2021 14:40

$345.00
190096

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR America Newspaper w/ Gen. Greene in the Southern Colonies


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373576305263

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, June 5, 1781 * Rare Revolutionary War title * General Nathanael Greene * Events in the South Page 2 has a few items concerning the war, including an item: "...after the precipitate  retreat of Lord Cornwallis from Deep River, General Greene not finding it convenient for want of provisions to continue the pursuit, filed off & directed his march to Camden...to join Gen. Marian [Marion] and to invest the enemy's post of  communication upon the Santee. Upon his arrival at Camden, finding it impracticable to storm the town, he took such a position...as might induce the enemy to sally...", with more. Interesting items carry over to page 2, including a report from Bo... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2021 08:15

$365.00
190095

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393312284043

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 29, 1779  * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. The front page has: "General Orders" relating to fixing prices in the colonies, in response to attempts to capitalize on selling food to the French & Continental troops. Other war-related items on the front page as well. Page 2 has reports on the concern for the depreciating currency, one item including: "The absolute necessity of a common circulating medium for carrying on war & defending against the invasions of a relentless enemy is fully known to every American...... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2021 08:15

$640.00
189430

TREATY OF PARIS Signing Announcement Revolutionary War ENDS 1783 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373538592046

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1783 * Treaty of Paris (signing) announcement * End of the American Revolutionary War It was on Sept. 3, 1783, when that Treaty of Paris was formally signed by all parties. There were actually four treaties involving England with America, France, Spain, and the Dutch Republic. The treaty would be printed in the next issue of this newspaper (September 30), however page 6 has a notable, yet brief, report: "A letter from the Hague brings advice that preparations are making for great rejoicings there, on account of a messenger being sent off to Paris with the ratification of the Definitive Articles of Peace." Additionally, the back page has: "By the King, A PROCLAMATION" concerning th... See More  

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Ends May 13, 2021 07:36

$270.00
189428

BATTLE OF STONO FERRY Benjamin Lincoln American Revolutionary War 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373538591211

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 5, 1779  * Battle of Stono Ferry, Charleston, South Carolina * Revolutionary War - General Benjamin Lincoln A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. The entire front page has content dealing with the increasing prices of commodities in the colonies as merchants attempt to capitalize on the war, which was a notable concern at the time. More similar content on inside pages as well. Page 2 has a report from the House of Commons concerning the war in America. Also a nice report  on the Battle at Stono Ferry led by General Lincoln in his unsuccessful attack upon General... See More  

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Ends May 13, 2021 07:34

$250.00
189263

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Gen. John Burgoyne Failures 1779 Providence RI Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373528467396

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Oct. 2, 1779  * American Revolutionary War * Gen. John Burgoyne failures Almost the entire front page is taken up with a letter: "To Lieutenant-General Burgoyne" taken from a London newspaper and reprinted here. Not surprisingly the theme is critical of Burgoyne, who is best remembered as the commanding general at Saratoga who gave up that strategic post to American General Gates, a major turning point in the war as the event spurred European support of the American cause, principally the involvement of France. One bit note: "....that the people of this country are ever inclined to acquit the General, who has fought bravely, though he has fought unsuccessfully... See More  

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Ends May 05, 2021 07:22

$388.00
189114

1774 UNITE OR DIE CARTOON by Ben Franklin Philadelphia Newspaper - Editor's Copy


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373519760921

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774  * Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon * Editor's copy (see below) If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a label of a colony with the implied message that only by each of the separate colonies uniting under a single cause could the country--the snake--hope to strike back & be successful in defeating the British. Ben Franklin is credited with creating this device, considere... See More  

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Ends April 30, 2021 14:36

$18,000.00
188922

Famous UNITE OR DIE Benjamin Franklin CARTOON Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373510706905

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775  * Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a label of a colony with the implied message that only by each of the separate colonies uniting under a single cause could the country--the snake--hope to strike back & be successful in defeating the British. Ben Franklin is credited with creating this device, considered the very first political cartoon ... See More  

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Ends April 23, 2021 13:55

$16,500.00
188652

BENEDICT ARNOLD Joins British Army & John Andre Executed 1781 Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393183346373

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 6, 1781 * General Benedict Arnold joins the British * American Revolutionary War - Major John Andre Most of the front page is taken up with an impassioned plea: "To The People of America". The focus is on the recent conciliatory declaration by England towards a peace, but this write warns to not be deceived. A few bits including: "...the late declaration of her Commissioners deserves your most serious attention. You are involved in a bloody & extensive war and she pretends to hold out the olive branch & invite you to peace...This declaration of theirs proceeds upon the idea that you have plunged yourselves into an unjustifiable & causeless rebellion...But be... See More  

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Ends April 11, 2021 15:33

$495.00
188650

Historic DEPARTMENT OF STATE George Washington John Adams CREATED 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393183341849

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789 * Department of State creation   Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper. Holding true to this statement, page 3 contains the first newspaper printing of the Act of Congress which created the State Department, titled: "An Act for Establishing an Executive Department to be Denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs". This was the first executive department created by Congress. A bit later the name would be chang... See More  

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Ends April 11, 2021 15:29

$755.00
188444

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393172246340

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 1776  * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * Great year to have (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 an ad for the desertion of two soldiers from military service, with details. Page 2 begins with a report noting: "General Lee writes from Purrysburg...that he is going to break up East Florida. President Rutledge...writes that the South Carolinians had destroyed five Indian towns...". Also a list of: "Enemies to the American States, commonly called Tories, gone & going to Staten Island (t... See More  

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Ends April 04, 2021 09:37

$665.00
187309

BATTLE OF MONMOUTH New Jersey Sir Henry Clinton Revolutionary War 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373436523759

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Aug. 24, 1778 * Battle of Monmouth - New Jersey * Sir Henry Clinton vs. George Washington * American Revolutionary War Such "extraordinary" issues were created when notable news was received outside the normal printing schedule and the publisher wanted to rush the news to the people as quickly as possible. The purpose of this issue is the historic Battle of Monmouth. All of pages 1 and 2 are a lengthy letter signed: H. Clinton with his report on the battle, a few bits including: "...I evacuated Philadelphia on the 18th of June...& proceeded to Gloucester Point...I had received intelligence that Generals Washington and Lee had passed the Delaware with their army..." with much... See More  

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Ends February 22, 2021 09:02

$288.00
187128

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR America Newspaper w/ Gen. Greene in the Southern Colonies


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373428468022

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 13, 1781    * Rare Revolutionary War title * General Nathanael Greene * Events in the South Most of the front page is taken up with reports concerning the: "Account of the Examination& Commitment of John Trumbull, for High Treason", some of the "rebel governor" of Connecticut who was accused of being a spy and who spent 7 months in a London prison. Page 2 has a great wealth of content on the Revolutionary War with: "Intelligence From the Southward" with much on the work of General Greene around the events of the Battle of Cowpens and the defeat of Col. Tarleton. Included also is a fine letter signed by: Henry Lee, beginning: "I have the honor to advise y... See More  

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Ends February 14, 2021 15:25

$440.00
187017

Rare BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL George Washington Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393093430206

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 14, 1775  * Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston * George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.  When it comes to the military events of the Revolutionary War, I'm not sure the content gets too much better. Page 3 has an excellent and detailed account of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Headed with: "Copy of a letter from Mr. Isaac Lathorp, one of the Provincial Congress at Watertown", his letter is datelined "June 22, 177... See More  

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Ends February 12, 2021 08:50

$13,790.00
187014

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393093429647

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 1, 1779    * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #16 issue. The front page has a report about the precarious situation of the American currency. Also a letter from Phila. which: "...confirms the account of the defeat of the British troops near Charlestown [Charleston], South Carolina..." with a bit more. Page 2 has a brief bit about the celebration over the defeat of the enemy at Charleston. Also an item from Pot au Prince noting: "The French are making great captures & daily bringing them t... See More  

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Ends February 12, 2021 08:48

$380.00
186809

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373417360404

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 27, 1779  * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 11. The front page reports on a letter "...from a tory in England to his friend in New York, written in cypher...Upon deciphering it, it was found that the writer gives a very serious account of the uneasiness, tumults and mobs in England...destination of the fleet that lately left New York...some conjecture was bound to Georgia, others to Canada, while others suspect it is designed for Chesapeake Bay to form a junction with the troops of ... See More  

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Ends February 04, 2021 09:03

$1,075.00
186740

General GEORGE WASHINGTON'S Historic Farewell Address to His Army 1784 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393074578694

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784  * General George Washington * Farewell address to his Army Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It takes portions of both pages 2 and 3. It reads in part: "...A contemplation of the compleat attainment (at a period earlier than could have been expected) of the object for which we contended, against so formidable a power, cannot but inspire us with astonishment and gratitude--The disadvantageous circumstances on our part, under which the war was undertaken, can never b... See More  

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Ends January 29, 2021 07:18

$670.00
186738

BATTLES OF SARATOGA John Burgoyne SURRENDERS 1777 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373410090931

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1777  * Battles of Saratoga - New York * General John Burgoyne surrenders Certainly the most  significant content is the page 2 report on the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, a very much-needed victory for the American cause. Some of the reporting includes: "...arrived in town express...we are sorry to say that Government have received the melancholy accounts that General Burgoyne and his army have been obliged to surrender themselves prisoners of war. The particulars cannot as yet be exactly ascertained; by the substance of this disagreeable piece of intelligence, so far as we have been able to collect, is as follows..." and what follows are the details of this significant ... See More  

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Ends January 29, 2021 07:17

$350.00
186445

BENEDICT ARNOLD Joins British Army & John Andre Executed 1781 Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373387009383

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 8, 1781  * General Benedict Arnold joins the British * American Revolutionary War - Major John Andre All of the front page is taken up with reports from: "London - House of Lords" which includes some comments about the war in America, mentioning in part: "...Were we better now in America than we were? His Grace apprehended not; we had lost the only port that was worth keeping. The French had taken possession of Rhode Island...A great deal indeed has been said of our late victory by Lord Cornwallis...Much too had been said of the desertion of General Arnold who had lately come over to us...Nothing more than that we had lost a good man and found a bad one; for t... See More  

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Ends January 11, 2021 08:17

$450.00
186443

Very Rare BROADSIDE EDITION Hartford CT Revolutionary War Era 1782 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393052196896

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1782  * Very rare Broadside edition from the Revolutionary War Apparently a quite unusual broadside edition as the issue is single sheet with the back page blank. If page 2 had text I would suspect that the back leaf was missing, but the ftpg. text concludes on the front page and the reverse is entirely blank. The ftpg. has an item including: "...from Paris...that the King has signified to his Excellency Benjamin Franklin...that his id determined to enter into no treaty for a general pacification with Great Britain without the consent & approbation of  his  faithful allies the United States of America, and firmly establishing their independence." Also: "... See More  

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Ends January 11, 2021 08:16

$670.00
186396

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Cessation of Hostilities George III Proclamation1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393050079105

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783  * End of Revolutionary War * King George III proclamation * The cessation of hostilities Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King, the King of Spain, the States General of  the United Provinces, and the United States of America...". This is the very historic document by which Great Britain official declares an end to the Revolutionary War. Near the end of the Proclamation is the operative phrase: "...We have thought fit...to notify the same to all our loving subjects, and we d... See More  

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Ends January 09, 2021 13:53

$740.00
185942

SURRENDER OF CORNWALLIS Yorktown Siege PRELUDE Revolutionary War 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373361168054

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1781  * Surrender of Cornwallis nears * Siege of Yorktown prelude * Revolutionary War ending close The entire front page and a column on page 2 are taken up with: "A Memorial to their High Mightinesses, the States-General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries". It is signed in type by John Adams who was the American ambassador to the Netherlands, and being: "The subscriber has the honor to propose...concerning a treaty of amity and commerce..." that would give aid to the American cause, and acknowledge the independence of America by the Dutch. Page 2 includes a report from Annapolis: "...that the Count de Grasse is returned to his former statio... See More  

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Ends December 23, 2020 09:46

$550.00
185816

RULES OF CRICKET Laws of Bat-And-Ball Game ESTABLISHED 1789 England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393015713195

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789   *  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 game, at present so fashionable, and at all times so creditable and manly, will, it is feared, receive a check from the variable state of the weather. While the frequent showers, however, are preventing cricket from being played so often as it otherwise would, it may not be amiss to compensate to inexperienced batsmen and bowlers for the loss they sustain in being deprive... See More  

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Ends December 13, 2020 15:14

$2,600.00
185737

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373333070859

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 31, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. The front page is filled with ads including one for the sale of "Common Sense" with descriptive text. Page 2 has the text of the King's speech to Parliament in which he expresses his decision to keep the number of forces in America at their current levels. Text includes: "...I can have...support of my parliament in this co... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2020 14:52

$325.00
185343

Rare BENJAMIN FRANKLIN American Revolutionary War Providence RI 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373300793117

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 9, 1779  * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication * Lengthy letter from Benjamin Franklin A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. The entire front page and a bit of the back page are taken up with a very lengthy: "Address To the Inhabitants of Ireland", signed in type at its conclusion: B. Franklin. Versailles, October 4, 1778. It begins: "The misery & distress which your ill-fated country has been so frequently exposed to & has so often experienced...has most sincerely affected your friends in America and has engaged the most serious attention of Congr... See More  

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Ends November 27, 2020 14:27

$965.00
185340

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373300790512

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778  * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America 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 includes an Act relating to detaining persons charged with, or suspected of, the crimes of high treason or piracy committed in the colonies of America. The balance of the front page is taken up with ads, including one for the sale of "A likely Negro man named Tom..." with some details. Page two has various reports from London, including various items relating to the Revolution... See More  

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Ends November 27, 2020 14:23

$345.00
185331

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War Battle of the Kegs 1778 Phila. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373300788978

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778  * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * The Battle of the Kegs * British Fleet in Philadelphia This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. The front page is entirely taken up with ads & notices, the very first being: "By Order of his Excellency the Commander in Chief" to all deserters from the American army: "...who wish to go to Europe are to give in their names & places of abode...in order that a passage... See More  

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Ends November 27, 2020 14:20

$485.00
184954

BATTLE OF SAINT KITTS Frigate Bay West Indies REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392973013636

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 2, 1782  * Rare American Revolutionary War publication * Battle of Saint Kitts - British vs. French Navy Half of page 2 is taken up  with the treaty for the: "Capitulation of the Islands of St. Christopher's and Nevis, between Count de Grasse...and the Marquis  de Bouille...and Thomas Shirley...and Thomas Fraser, Brig. General, commander of  the troops of his Britannic Majesty". This was a notable naval battle of the Count de Grasse of France over the British commander Samuel Hood. A few other items relating to the war. Four pages, handsome lettering in the masthead, very small excise from near the top of the back leaf, very nice condition.

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Ends November 08, 2020 14:30

$255.00
184558

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373228316018

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778  * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America 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 entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter datelined "Williamsburgh, Dec. 19" which includes: "I arrived last night from Potowmack where I have been stationed ten days. We have hitherto prevented the enemy getting fresh provisions from our store but many Negroes have gone off to them...I was charged with a flag from Col. Skinner to endeavour a recovery of those Negroes..." with m... See More  

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Ends October 22, 2020 07:25

$390.00
184256

Rare TORY Revolutionary War w/ General William Howe Proclamations 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373198504474

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1777  * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * General William Howe proclamations This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. The first column on the front page features two "Proclamations", each signed in type by: W. Howe, one concerning punishment for the destruction of property by British soldiers in the Philadelphia vicinity. Page 2 has several reports concerning the Revolutionary War including a le... See More  

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Ends October 08, 2020 15:22

$415.00
184253

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Hartford CT w/ Great Content 1781 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373198504175

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1781  * Rare American Revolutionary War publication Most of the front page is taken up with reports and correspondence concerning the case of Col. Isaac Haynes, the American officer hanged by the British for a controversial charge. One series of letters is prefaced with: "The following are authentic copies of sundry papers which Col. Isaac Hayne, two days before his execution, delivered to a friend with an injunction to transmit them to the delegates  of South Carolina at Philadelphia to be laid before Congress & published to the world." Page 2 begins with a report concerning events near Cape Henry, Virginia. Also a report from Amsterdam that: "Yesterday... See More  

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Ends October 08, 2020 15:21

$475.00
184096

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Classical Period Music Composer DEATH 1791 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392928044376

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791  * Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report) * Musical composer - Classical music era original 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 making this a very timely report. Also of curious interest is a report mentioning the finding of a stone pipe presented to William Penn by the Indians, as well as the text of the: "Epitaph On a Tomb-stone...To the memory of the venerable John Wesley...", the Father ... See More  

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Ends October 02, 2020 07:29

$355.00
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