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201106

Treaty of Paris Peace American Revolutionary War Ends Signing 1783 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394265648641

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 9, 1783   * Treaty of Paris (peace) 1st report * End of the Revolutionary War Certainly the most notable content is the very historic front page report, a portion reading: ".....arrived...The Definitive Treaty with the United States of America was also signed at Paris on the 3d instant, by David Hartley, Esq; His Majesty's Plenipotentiary, and by the Plenipotentiaries of the United States; and Mr. Hartley is hourly expected to arrive with it." This was the first news in an English language newspaper (along with the London Chronicle of the same date) of the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace ending the Revolutionary War, which was just signed 6 days previous in Paris. Terrif... See More  

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Ends October 29, 2022 14:32

$625.00
201068

Extraordinary Paul Revere Join or Die Snake Woodcut Masthead 1774 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374279010589

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Or Thomas's Boston Journal, October 27, 1774   * Extremely rare publication w/ Paul Revere * "Join or Die" snake issue masthead It would be difficult to properly place both the scarcity and desirability of this newspaper in the confect of American history. This issue has the famous "Join Or Die" engraving stretching across the masthead. In the same way that the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" issue of the Chicago Tribune is commonly used in history books--typically the photo with a smiling Harry Truman waving it--so too is this famous newspaper when images of a revolutionary theme are needed. What image could better portray within its masthead the revolutionary spirit? In our 46 years in this ... See More  

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Ends October 28, 2022 09:58

$18,500.00
201007

United States Constitution Going Into effect & New York Capital 1788 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394259936223

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 20, 1788 * United States Constitution into effect * New York City as nation's capital  The top of the front page has an article signed by: "A Federalist" which is very supportive of the new Constitution, then being considered for ratification by the various states. It notes in part: "...The game that is now playing by the antifederalists is their last chance--Under the fallacious guise of being advocates for what they modestly stile 'amendments' to the new Constitution...The Constitution, as it came from the venerable Continental Convention approves itself to be unprejudiced understanding of every real friend to America...". Page 2 has a letter beginning; "The celebrated writer ... See More  

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Ends October 26, 2022 11:37

$385.00
200601

Great Battle of Bunker Hill George Washington Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374247830915

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, July 5, 1775  * Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown * Siege of Boston, Massachusetts * George Washington named commander * American Revolutionary War * Terrific issue w/ many reports Nice engraving in the masthead of a post boy on horseback. The front page has a letter from an officer in General Gage's regiment heading for Boston, which details his reason for wanting to retire, noting: "...As I cannot, without reproach from my own conscience, consent to bear arms against my fellow subjects in America, in what to my discernment is not a clear cause...". Also on the ftpg. is a letter signed by Charles Lee, declining an offer from the British Secretary of War for a... See More  

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Ends October 09, 2022 11:45

$4,825.00
201041

Rare Tory Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 374278890819

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Feb. 28, 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. Half of the front page first column is a: "Proclamation" signed by: W. Howe, concerning naval affairs. Page 2 has: "It cannot have escaped the notice...that this country has been brought to its present state of distress & confusion chiefly by the art & industry of pretended patriots both in England and America who were stimulated by indigence, avarice, or ambition to embroil the government & mislead the peopl... See More  

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Ends October 05, 2022 08:46

$449.99
200122

Historic Cornwallis Surrenders at Yorktown Revolutionary War 1781 USA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394206133634

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, December 14, 1781   * Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown * American Revolutionary War ending This issue contains one of the most historically significant letters from the Revolutionary War, being Cornwallis' official announcement of his surrender to Washington at the Battle of Yorktown. The report consumes all of page 3, prefaced with: "I am directed to send you the enclosed letter from Lieutenant General Earl Cornwallis, to his Excellency the commander in chief, which you are desired to publish in your next Gazette." The letter is datelined: "York-Town, in Virginia, October 20, 1781"and begins with the very famous first sentence: "I have the mortification to inform your excellenc... See More  

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Ends September 18, 2022 13:24

$4,650.00
199946

Very Rare Colonial Virginia Gazette w/ Election of Patrick Henry 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394197726162

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Mar. 17, 1775 * Very rare Colonial Virginia publication * Election of Patrick Henry 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. The entire front page is a terrific letter: "To the Gentlemen of the Provincial Congress of Virginia" relating the treasonous action of the "...eleven polluted members of the Assembly of New York..." whose efforts are contrary to the patriotic zeal of the other colonies. This letter is a warning to Virginia to resist the work of New York--who's governor is in London with the King--and puni... See More  

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Ends September 11, 2022 12:02

$6,800.00
199807

Rare American Revolutionary War Portsmouth NH New Hampshire 1782 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374202869682

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE and GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, Feb. 23, 1782 * Rare publication during Revolutionary War  This is certainly one of the less common titles from the Revolutionary War era. Page 2 has a letter that notes in part: "...the Americans might yet be brought back to a constitutional subordination to this country!...". Also: "The troops destined for the American reinforcement for the campaign of 1782 are not yet finally determined on; but it is agreed on all hands that it is meant to be a very considerable one; some say 20, but none estimate it at less than 15,000." Pages 2 and 3 contain the King's speech to Parliament dated Nov. 27, 1781 which reflects much upon the dire situation in America. A ... See More  

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Ends September 05, 2022 07:41

$640.00
199757

Rare Town of Town & Harbor Pre Revolutionary War Foldout Map 1775 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374201567001

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 1/2  by 14 inches with wider margins than typically found. The map is in very nice condition with very little ink off-setting from having been folded into itself for over 240 years. The margin at the lower right is trimmed a bit for folding into the issue, but the border is not compromised. The map is extremely displayable & rarely found in such nice condition, if present at... See More  

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Ends September 04, 2022 07:57

$455.00
199749

Captain James Cook Voyage Discoveries w/ Map Revolutionary War Era 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394189448957

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776  * Revolutionary War era * Captain James Cook * Discoveries map * Great year to have (1776) This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere". Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook in 1774, Referred to in p. 119" and page 119 is the mentioned article. The map measures 5 by 8 1/4 inches, is a bit irregular at the right margin and close-trimmed at the bottom affecting the border but not the map. Another unrelated map is called for but is lacking. Lengthy text on: "Account of the Proceedings of th... See More  

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Ends September 04, 2022 07:48

$360.00
199708

Rare Tory Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394187035009

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 15, 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 is entirely taken up with ads including one for a man who deserted the ship "Nancy Transport". Page 2 includes reports from the House of Commons in London, a portion of which includes: "...The Canada expedition did not pass unnoticed; the disgrace brought on the British arms was set forth in the most melancholy colours & Lord George Germaine, as the ostensible Minister of that unfortunate e... See More  

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Ends September 02, 2022 07:33

$295.00
199624

John Adams & Thomas Jefferson Presidential Inauguration 1797 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374192831238

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, March 13, 1797 * John Adams inauguration * Thomas Jefferson A very historic issue as it reports the true test of the great American republic: the peaceful transfer of power.  Page 2 has a report noting in part: "On Saturday at twelve o'clock...soon after his election, JOHN ADAMS as President of the United States attended in the Chamber of the House of Rep. too take the oath of office according to the directions of the Constitution. ON his entrance, as well as on the entrance of the late President, and of THOMAS JEFFERSON, the Vice President, loud & reiterated applause involuntarily burst from the audience..." with further details. Then the report continues with the full text of Adam... See More  

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Ends August 28, 2022 10:04

$466.00
199409

Rare Revolutionary War Philadelphia PA Battle of Eutaw Springs SC 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394171729754

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781  * Rare 18th century American publication * Great masthead engraving for display I have always thought this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments. A decorative issue for display. Inside has a letter from St. Augustine noting: "...We are very apprehensive that the Spaniards mean to pay us a visit in the spring, but if we had 4 or 500 men more here it would not be an easy matter to take this place...". Another news report notes: "...An embarkation of 2 or 3000 men is taking place at New York, ... See More  

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Ends August 20, 2022 12:26

$570.00
199289

American Independence not Recognized by British Revolutionary War 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374175219638

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 23, 1782  * American Independence ? * British remain headstrong * Revolutionary War closing events Page 2 has a report from London beginning: "If the accursed American war is to be abandoned or pursued to the destruction of our country, a short time will determine; ministry gives no signs of remorse for  their past conduct as yet..." with more on this. Furthermore: "...Notwithstanding the mode of carrying on the war...and carried on under the direction of Lord George Germaine hath proved so unsuccessful, his lordship still perseveres in recommending the same line of conduct strongly contending for the propriety of replacing the army lost in the Carolinas an... See More  

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Ends August 13, 2022 15:28

$285.00
199285

John Adams & Thomas Jefferson Presidential Election Victory Win 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394162110094

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 9, 1797  * John Adams presidential election win * Thomas Jefferson as vice president Page 3 has a very notable list headed: "The following is a statement of all the votes as declared by the Tellers:" and what follows are the total electoral votes for President, the highest number won by Adams with 71, Jefferson with 68, and Pinckney with 59. Votes were cast for a total of 13 candidates. As history proves out this count is the official final count for the election, making this an official final report of America's third election--John Adams is the new President. Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends August 13, 2022 15:26

$265.00
199201

Famous Unite or Die Benjamin Franklin Cartoon Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374172468180

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 carto... See More  

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Ends August 11, 2022 08:31

$16,500.00
198677

George Washington Presidential State of the Union Address Signed 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374133859535

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 14, 1792 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Taking over half of the front page and concluding on page two where it is signed in script type: G. Washington, is President George Washington's "Speech to Both Houses of Congress". This was his annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition which he initiated in 1790 and which carries on to this day. There is a prefacing paragraph headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle, which notes: "...the Senate are now ready to receive the President of the United States...at twelve o'clock, the President of the United States arrived...when he delivered the following..." which is his annual address (see for... See More  

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Ends July 16, 2022 09:05

$440.00
198670

Historic George Washington Farewell Address Orders to Army Troops 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374133850795

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 27, 1783  * General George Washington * Farewell address to Continental Army Certainly the most notable content is a 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 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 be forgotten--The singular interpositions of Providenc... See More  

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Ends July 16, 2022 08:58

$696.00
198641

George Washington accepts General & Commander in Chief Letter 1798 old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374131975984

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 20, 1798  * George Washington commissioned by John Adams * Lieutenant general & Commander-in-chief once again The front page features a great & detailed notice from the Secretary of the Treasury concerning proposals for supplying the United States with various firearms. Certainly the most notable item is the page 3 letter signed in type: Go. Washington, in which he accepts the position of Lt. General and Commander-In-Chief of the United States Army. It is a lengthy letter and Washington would hold this position until his death seventeen months later. He participated in the planning for a provisional army to meet any emergency that might arise, but avoided involvement ... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2022 08:06

$255.00
198537

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Combat Ending Events 1782 Hartford CT Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374123319117

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 30, 1782  * Rare American Revolutionary War publication A terrific front page as it is entirely taken up with reports of discussions in the "House of Commons" mostly focused on the Revolutionary War and the futility of continuing it. A few bits include: "That it is the opinion of the house that the war carried on in the colonies & plantations of North America has proved ineffectual, either for the protection of his Majesty's loyal subjects in the colonies, or for defeating the dangerous designs of our enemies..." and: "...words of the second motion were to resolve against 'all future efforts to subdue the American provinces to their obedience by force.'..... See More  

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Ends July 10, 2022 07:52

$365.00
198417

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394105114663

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" and measures 8 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches, small repair to a lower corner, otherwise 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.... See More  

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Ends July 06, 2022 12:19

$388.00
198298

Creating DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA George Washington Early Government 1791 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374106956525

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, February, 1791 * Creating the District of Columbia * Early United States government * President George Washington Over 3 1/2 pages are taken up with a: "Description of Cape Cod & the Country of Barnstable", continued in a future issue. Also: "Picture of Jamaica" which curiously begins: "Jamaica is the dunghill of the universe; the refuse of the whole creation...a shapeless pile of rubbish...", then it gets worse, taking 1 1/2 pages. Near the back over 5 pages are taken up with "Abstract of the Proceedings of Congress" which includes some interesting discussion on who would replace the President & Vice President. Other interest discussion as the federal government structure was stil... See More  

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Ends June 30, 2022 15:07

$280.00
198183

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ Great 18th Century MASTHEAD1779 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394089517151

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1779  * American Revolutionary War * Great masthead for display This newspaper features one of the most ornate and decorative mastheads of the Revolutionary War, the words "Pennsylvania Packet" so frilly that it can be difficult to read. Most of page 2 is taken up with; "An Act for Vesting the Estates of the late Proprieties of Pennsylvania in this Commonwealth", signed in type by: Thomas Paine, who was Clerk of the Pa. General Assembly at the time. Page 3 has news reports from Charleston including; "...the Hon. Major General Lincoln, commanding the troops in the Southern department, returned here from the Southward." Also mention that Samuel... See More  

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Ends June 25, 2022 11:44

$345.00
197886

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Combat Ending Events 1782 Hartford CT Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374068175278

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 14, 1782  * Rare Revolutionary War publication The front page has mention from London that: "The measures which injured the King's affairs the most in Virginia was the news arriving there that Lord Dunmore was to be their governor again...it arrested the activity of every man inclined to loyalty & quickened with exasperated force the enmity of the rebels...". Page 2 has several items strongly urging the end to the war in America. One item from council to London states: "...impelled to implore this Honourable House to interpose in such manner as to their wisdom shall seem most effectual for preventing the continuance of the unfortunate war with America." and ... See More  

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Ends June 10, 2022 08:12

$345.00
197817

CORNWALLIS SURRENDER General Benedict Arnold Revolutionary War 1781 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374061344796

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  * Revolutionary War * Cornwallis' surrender * Gen. Benedict Arnold * Battle of Groton Heights Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London, Connecticut, known as the Battle of Groton Heights. Also included is a letter from George Washington to Congress which prefaces another letter from Gen. Gist concerning the safe arrival in the Chesapeake of Adm. De Grasse & his 28 French ships. It was this bit o... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:46

$325.00
197797

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND New York & Patrick Henry Revolutionary War 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394062153423

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776   * Battle of Long Island w/ map * Revolutionary War * Patrick Henry This issue is filled with a great wealth of notable content concerning the Revolutionary War, however the prime piece here is the nice foldout map titled: "Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island". The map measures 9 by 13 inches & shows the region from Amboy in New Jersey to "Hamsted Plains" and a bit beyond, and north to West Chester & New Rochelle. Points of interest on the map include New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Jamaica, "Flat Bush", New York, Harlem & Flushing. Also shown on the map are Bergen Point, Staten Island Oyster Bay, Governor's Island, King's Bridge & Long Island Sound. Th... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:33

$565.00
197756

Historic PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams Election WIN 1793 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374058169378

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1793 * President George Washington * Historic 2nd election victory Nearly three-quarters of the front page is taken up with an address: "To ALEXANDER HAMILTON, Secretary of the Treasury of he United States". This is followed, on page 2, with a second analysis of America's financial situation. But by far the most significant item in this issue is the page 3 report announcing the opening of the votes for President & Vice President. History tells us that it was on February 13, 1793, when Congress officially tabulated the votes from the election of 1792.  Page 3 has a report datelined February 20 which states: "On Wednesday last [the 13th] both houses of Congress met in Con... See More  

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Ends June 04, 2022 14:57

$1,150.00
197451

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374032498755

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 May 20, 2022 13:42

$510.00
197382

REVOLUTIONARY WAR George Washington on Joshua Huddy Execution 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374023569944

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 21, 1782  * American Revolutionary War closing events * George Washington & Joshua 'Jack" Huddy Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with "Debates in the House of Commons Upon the American War". An excellent report providing much insight into the discussions on the troubling situation in America and how to resolve it. Consensus shows a strong interest in ending the military involvement in America. Page 2 has some good reporting on the naval events in the Caribbean which were part of the entire Revolutionary War enterprise. Fine war content continues on page 3 as well including: "The perfidious Arnold, accompanies Sir Guy Carleton, and is to be invested... See More  

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Ends May 15, 2022 09:54

$375.00
197376

Rare Colonial VIRGINIA GAZETTE w/ Williamsburg Gunpowder Incident 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374023568012

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), April 28, 1775 * Very rare Colonial Virginia title * Gunpowder Incident - Affair 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. This issue was printed 9 days after the battle of Lexington and Concord, however the news of that historic beginning of the Revolutionary War had yet to reach Williamsburg. Half of the front page is a report from London which has much on the American situation, including: "...acquainted the House that he had a bill...which he proposed to submit...The title of it was read and is as follows:... See More  

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Ends May 15, 2022 09:50

$9,975.00
197368

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE John Hancock Type Signed 1776 HISTORIC Bound Volume


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374023561752

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, complete bound volume of six months for July thru December, 1776 plus the Supplement issue as well. * Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text * As reported from Great Britain * Entire bound volume intacted It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find issues containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing of the actual document. With American newspaper printings commanding $100,000 or more in nice condition--if available--here is an opportunity for a period printing at a very reasonable price. And this is one of the less com... See More  

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Ends May 15, 2022 09:43

$4,150.00
197299

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374019747942

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 7, 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 8. Inside has a report from Charleston beginning: "Five deserters who came last week to Purysburgh [Purryisburg] informed that the British troops were moving down the country to Savannah...a body of them  was to go to Port Royal...also mention there having been a mutiny among the soldiers...". Another item notes: "...arrived in Hampton Roads, Virginia, with a flag of truce from New York. They bring clothing, baggage...for the use of the off... See More  

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Ends May 13, 2022 07:54

$1,200.00
196836

BATTLES OFLEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begins 1775 AMERICAN Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393996969595

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR THE ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 18-25, 1775   * Battle of Lexington & Concord * Eyewitnesses accounts (very rare) * Revolutionary War beginning I'm not sure one could want a more notable front page--all consuming--than the content found on page one of this issue. It is entirely taken up with eleven very detailed eye-witness accounts of the historic Battle of Lexington & Concord (the latter two carrying over to page 2). These accounts are headed: "Affidavits and Depositions Relative to the Commencement of the late Hostilities in the Province of Massachusetts Bay...". The accounts are simply terrific, but are too voluminous for us to describe so we provide photos of thei... See More  

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Ends April 21, 2022 09:39

$8,750.00
196829

Best JOHN HANCOCK Declaration of Independence Signer DEATH 1793 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393996964814

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 9, 1793  * John Hancock death (1st report) * Declaration of Independence signer * 1st Massachusetts Governor * From his hometown (rare) Curiously, the ftpg. includes "A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving By His Excellency John Hancock, Governor..." carrying over to pg. 2 where it is signed by him in type: John Hancock. Contrast this with a page 3 report headed: "Yesterday departed this life, His Excellency JOHN HANCOCK..." with more, set in type that is larger than typical. This is a very early death report of this famous statesman, and likely the first report in a newspaper given this was his home town. Page 2 has a Paul Revere mention with: "...I do not recollect your... See More  

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Ends April 21, 2022 09:33

$440.00
196382

WHISKEY REBELLION Western Pennsylvania Resistence Henry Lee III 1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393965198008

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 8, 1794  * Whiskey Rebellion * General Henry Lee III This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania. A great issue as page 2 has much on the Rebellion, including an article headed "Patriot Army" with the latest reports, one beginning: "This day the President of the United States arrived here...The resistance to the Federal Government seems, for the present, at an end. The insurgents have been subdued rather by terror than by violence..." with much more. Another column is also headed "Patriot Army" and it includes a very notable letter signed in type by the President: G. Washington: "To Henry Lee, Commander in Chief of the Militia army on the March a... See More  

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Ends March 28, 2022 11:11

$620.00
196259

Original AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1778 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393952541603

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Dec. 26, 1778  The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with the  second half of the: "Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the Most Christian King and the United Starters of North America", this being the treaty of assistance between French and the colonies, which did much to support the American cause against the British and eventually lead to victory within 3 years. At its conclusion if it signed in type by the American agents: C. A. Gerard, B. Franklin, Silas Deane, and Arthur Lee. Page 2 also has reports of the military action involving General Morgan in West Florida, Natchez, Pensacola, & the vicinity. Some editorial commentary on the war as well. ... See More  

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Ends March 22, 2022 08:42

$433.00
196252

ETHAN ALLEN American Patriot CAPTURED Revolutionary War 1775 Phila. PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373944641195

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1775  * Ethan Allen captured * Revolutionary War The front page includes a letter: "To the King" which references the American situation & includes: "...Let then, royal Sire, the liberty of England and America be ever in your heart, then shall the people be free, and America shall yet be happy in the full enjoyment of her rights...". Also on the ftpg. is: "A Plan for Reducing the Rebellious Colony of New England & for the Support of Legal Constitutional Government in America", and other items from London concerning the situation in America. Page 3 has what is perhaps the most notable report in this issue: "Our last accounts from St. John's inform us that Col. Allen, wit... See More  

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Ends March 22, 2022 08:37

$935.00
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
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
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
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