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Rare 18th Century BOSTON Massachusetts w/ Jay's Treaty Close 1795 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392605056543

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 19, 1795 * Uncommon title * re. Jay's Treaty Page 2 has a: "Letter from Edmund Randolph to the President of the United States". A page 3 item begins: "We have authentic information that in consequence of the expected treaty between Great Britain and America, the garrison's at the Western Posts expected to leave them according to stipulation..." with more on this. The reference is to the controversial Jay Treaty. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 24, 2020 07:31

$44.00
177120

(2) GEORGE WASHINGTON Acts of Congress re. Courts Signed 1796 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372861837736

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 16, 1796 * George Washington & Samuel Adams The front page features two Acts of Congress concerning courts, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. Page 2 has a chart of the latest count for the election of Mass. governor, showing Judge Sumner leading over Gov. Sam Adams. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 02, 2020 09:09

$125.00
176302

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Brunswick County Virginia JAY TREATY 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372821355403

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1795 * President George Washington * Brunswick County, Virginia Page 2 has the: "Answer Of the President to the Brunswick, Virginia, Proceedings" relating to the Jay Treaty, which is signed by him in type: G. Washington. Four pages, bit of foxing, generally nice condition.

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Ends November 29, 2019 14:05

$68.00
175965

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372806614915

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 6, 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. Half of the front page is a letter signed by: A Settled Citizen" which relates to England and mentions in part: "...the late remarkable event of the British troops evacuating Boston...If, my countrymen, the general happiness of America is the object we aim at, the thought of a reasonable reconciliation cannot be driven from us. Independence will not produce happiness..." with much more. Page 2 has news from C... See More  

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Ends November 16, 2019 13:45

$665.00
174476

PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Note 1795 Old Boston Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372728319141

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795 * President George Washington Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival repair at the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends September 01, 2019 15:22

$60.00
174227

President GEORGE WASHINGTON'S Southern Tour South Carolina Visit 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372720255403

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1791 * President George Washington * Southern tour - South Carolina Page two contains a report headed: "Tour of the President" through the South, with reports of his visits to Charleston & Georgetown, South Carolina. Page 3 has a report headed: "The late Duel" with details. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends August 23, 2019 08:27

$52.00
172623

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372662074240

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 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. Rarely found today. All of the front page is taken up with advertisements. Page 2 contains a report headed: "From Rebel Papers, Charlestown, South Carolina, Oct. 7" and one with a Boston dateline which includes: "...arrived here under an escort of American light dragoons the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., President of the American Congress & first Major-General of the militia of this State...his arrival was ma... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2019 15:01

$395.00
170152

PHILADELPHIA PA Colonial Pennsylvania Very Rare & Early 1736 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392220633641

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1735/6 * Earliest of American newspapers * Very early & rare The double year reflects the two calendars in use at the time. My today's calendar the year is 1736. As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1736. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all of the Middle Colonies, and only the fourth newspaper published in all of the American colonies. This is a great issue from the premier city of the colonies at that time--when Ben Franklin was just beginning his career--and a handsome issue as well, as the m... See More  

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Ends February 20, 2019 15:52

$3,675.00
167793

BOON ISLAND York Maine Very 1st Beacon John Adams Act of Congress 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392155088138

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1799 * Very 1st Boon Island beacon * President John Adams act Most of the front page middle columns are taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see). One is to erect a beacon on Boon Island. Wikipedia notes on its Boon Island page: "...In 1799 the first day marker and the station itself were established on the island...". Four pages, some foxing to the top half, generally good..

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Ends November 22, 2018 14:42

$74.00
166230

GAY HEAD LIGHTHOUSE Planned Construction Martha'a Vineyard 1799 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392112507753

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, June 6, 1799 * Gay Head Lighthouse * Martha's Vineyard Page 2 has a report of a naval battle noting in part: "...the capt. of the privateer lost one leg. Bradford, it is said, came beating YANKEE DOODLE; he mounted only ten four pounders and had 25 men." But the most notable content is the full column on page 4 which has: "Plan of a Light House to be Erected at Gayhead, on the Island of Martha's Vineyard...". This is a very historic lighthouse, still standing, and the text is extremely specific on how it is to be build, which corresponds with the information on Wikipedia (see). Also of interest is a brief item at the bottom of pg. 3 which lists the "Board of ... See More  

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Ends September 27, 2018 15:33

$67.00
164876

Rare PRO BRITISH Pre Revolutionary War Tensions 1768 Colonial Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392076092144

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, March 14, 1768 * Pro-British American publication Inside has a report from Providence that: "...this colony...have appointed a committee to draw up an address to his Majesty & write to the Ministry & our Agent relative to the peculiar hardships & distresses the colonies are not labouring under." Other various news of the day from both Europe and the colonies. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 10 1/4 inches, very nice condition. A fine opportunity for a colonial Boston newspaper at a very reasonable price. This newspaper published only briefly from December 21, 1767 until 1770. The publishers, John Mein and John Fleeming, were both from Scotland. The Chronicle was a Loyalist pa... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2018 15:04

$147.00
153908

Early PLAYING CARDS King "Harry" VIII Advertismeent & JOHN ADAMS 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371946388818

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799 * Two President John Adams script signatures * Nice ad for King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards * Trenton, New Jersey serves as Federal Capital * Moses Gill proclamation and script signature The front page features two Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regulating: "...trade with Indian tribes & to preserve peace on the frontiers." and the other to authorize the President: "...to fill certain vacancies in the army & navy.". Page three has a rare ad for "King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards," which is not a misprint. Some suggest the use of "King Harry VIII" ... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2017 12:28

$125.00
153824

Very Early PLAYING CARDS & Backgammon Game Boards Advertisement 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391774596899

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 20, 1799 * Very early playing cards * Backgammon boards The back page includes many ads, two of which are very early ads for "Playing Cards", being Henry the Eighth, Columbian brand cards and backgammon boards. A few other particulars as noted in the ads (see photos). News of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little spine wear, generally in good condition.

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Ends June 03, 2017 07:37

$60.00
141902

JOHN ADAMS & Thomas Jefferson (2) Acts of Congress & Letters 1798 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371565046554

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 16, 1798 * John Adams & Thomas Jefferson * (2) Acts of Congress Most of the last column on the front page is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson. One is for erecting light houses and the other is for purchasing ships. The front page also notes that John Adams was elected president of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Page 2 has two letters signed in type by John Adams, in response to letters to him from the towns of Wells and Concord, Mass. Four pages, some light staining, generally nice condition.

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Ends March 31, 2016 10:15

$58.00
141837

JOHN HANCOCK Massachusetts Act re. Gunpowder Transport 1792 Old Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391395808152

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 14, 1792 * 18th century American original * John Hancock act Page 3 includes from the state of Massachusetts "An Act" concerning the transporting of gunpowder through the streets of town, signed in type by the governor: John Hancock (see). Other news of the day & many ads, several illustrated. Four pages, wide, untrimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends March 30, 2016 08:13

$50.00
141235

BATTLES OF SARATOGA w/ John Burgoyne Surrender 1777 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391382712791

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 24, 1777 * Battles of Saratoga- New York * John Burgoyne's surrender The front page has an interesting article which includes: "Those worthy friends of this country, the Patriots, were, I find, quite cock-a-hoop upon the news of the surrender of Burgoyne's army. Nothing but public misfortunes can give them a chance of feeding upon the spoils of the nation, and therefore, like Cornish wreck-watchers, they look out with eagerness for a storm..." and near the end: "...who have prostituted themselves by espousing the cause of New England. If they want places, let them sue to the Congress, and implore the influence of Benedict Arnold in their favour." ... See More  

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Ends March 11, 2016 15:15

$140.00
140943

Pre United States Constitution & Post Revolutionary War 1785 Phila. PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391377358496

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1785 * Government close * Post war era Printed during the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War & the creation of the federal government. Page 2 includes letters written from Boston and Virginia. Page 3 has three ads for runaways & the back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the classic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period (see hyperlink). Four pages, minor loss at the blank spine, very nice condition.

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Ends March 03, 2016 15:02

$46.00
140736

KING GEORGE III of the United Kingdom CORONATION in 1761 Great Britain Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371542182048

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 26, 1761 * George III of the United Kingdom The front page has: "America" with reports from Boston concerning whaling, and North Carolina concerning flooding (see). The top of pg. 2 has a brief yet very historic announcement: "This day the ceremony of their Majesties coronation was performed in the Abbey church at Westminster." Much of the balance of page 2 has various accounts concerning the coronation of King George III and the related celebrations. He would be king of England during the Revolutionary War. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 26, 2016 15:34

$159.00
139768

Rare COLONIAL AMERICA w/ African Slaves Trade at Charleston SC 1773 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371520017495

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MASSACHUSETTS GAZETTE & BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, Aug. 26, 1773 * African slavery trade * Southern slaves arrive * Colonial New England This newspaper was printed in Boston less than four months before the Boston Tea Party. Page 2 has a report on the number of slaves imported into Charleston, South Carolina, and noting where they were from (see). The entire front page and some of the back page are taken up with a lengthy report concerning church discipline, etc. Pages 3 and 4 are mostly taken up with ads. Four pages, scattered foxing, a bit close-trimmed at the top of pages 2 and 4, otherwise good. Coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead.

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Ends January 28, 2016 08:04

$230.00
139764

Rare 18th Century BOLD TYPE John Hancock Signed Letter 1792 Boston MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391352257687

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 10, 1792 * 18th century America See the photos for the page three letter from John Hancock which is signed by him in large, bold type: JOHN HANCOCK. Page 3 also has the "Federal Register". Various other news of the day and a wealth of ads, several of which are illustrated. Very uncommon to find a period newspaper with a bold (block type) signature of Hancock. Complete in four pages and in excellent condition.

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Ends January 28, 2016 07:59

$58.00
138821

DR. BENJAMIN WATERHOUSE Using to Tobacco as Medicine Medical Cure1790 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371498846137

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 13, 1790 * Tobacco as medicine ? Page 3 has a report about the annual meeting of the "Middlesex Medical Association", with mention that Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse spoke about the internal use of Tobacco in the cure of "Dropsies & Dysurias". The back page has a poem about "Newport". Four pages in nice condition.

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Ends December 31, 2015 13:24

$37.00
138818

STAMP ACT REPEALED British American Taxes Taxation 1766 Old English Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391333178220

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, April 7, 1766 * Repealing the Stamp Act, in a English publication The front page has more than a full column taken up with reports headed "America" which include: "...ports are again open & vessels are admitted to enter as usual without exacting the penalty of 10 pounds as prescribed in the Stamp Act. The Distributor here has received instructions from the Commissioners not to prosecute any person but only to report to them such persons as refuse obedience" and a report from Boston which notes: "...was reported his papers were stamped, upon hearing of which the select men of the town were applied to by a number of the sons of liberty..." and an item from Phil... See More  

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Ends December 31, 2015 13:17

$275.00
137615

Nice 18th Century AMERICAN Boston Massachusetts w/ Masthead 1797 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371474410971

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 28, 1797 * Nice masthead engraving * 18th century America This newspaper has one of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century making it very nice for display. Among the ftpg. items are: "Peace Negociation" "Bank of England" "Suppression of the Fleet Mutiny" and "Yellow Fever". Pg. 2 has a very lengthy letter: "To John Adams, President of the United States". Other news of the day & a wealth of ads, a few of which are illustrated. Four pages, various foxing throughout, a bit heavier at the folds, otherwise nice.

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Ends November 27, 2015 07:41

$47.00
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