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184836

Rare SEA SERPENT Portuguese Coast HMS Plumper Sighting PRINT 1851 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373256341581

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 1851  * HMS Plumper (1848) * Sea serpent print The front page features a print of: "The Sea Serpent" with descriptive text. Four pages, large size, several folds, a piece from a column on the back leaf has been cut away. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Ends November 05, 2020 14:06

$39.00
184796

JAMES K. POLK & the Discovery of California GOLD Annual Address 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392968976256

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ROCHESTER DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Dec.7, 1848  * President James K. Polk * State of the Union Address * Discovery of gold in California All of the front page & most of page 2 are taken up with the "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE!" being the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type: James K. Polk. Within his message, and on the front page, he devotes much space to California and the discovery of gold, including: "...vast mineral wealth recently developed..." in Upper California, noting that: "...It was known that mines of the previous metals existed to a considerable extend in California at the time of its acquisition. Recent discoveries render it probable that these mines are more extensive & valuable than was anti... See More  

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Ends November 05, 2020 07:34

$146.00
184564

6 P.T. Phineas T. Barnum Circus Fame as a Publisher 1853 Illustrated Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392953759755

Offered are 6 original, historic, & collectible old newspapers: ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, 1853  * Published by P. T. Barnum A lot of six different issues of this scarce title, all from the first 6 months of its existence. P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last but 48 issues. Each issue has various prints of event, scenes, and other curious topics. Each is complete in sixteen pages and in good condition.

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Ends October 22, 2020 07:33

$69.00
184562

HORACE GREELEY "Go West Young Man" WESTWARD Emigration 1865 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373228322875

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 23, 1859  * Horace Greeley * Go West, young man * Emigration Page 5 has the 20th installment of Horace Greeley's "An Overland Journey - XX. THE EMIGRATION", which has more than two columns on his observations during his visit to Pike's Peak and the surrounding region. Quite interesting. See images for considerable details. The front page has much regarding what is now referred to as the Third Great Awakening: "THE IRISH REVIVAL". Complete in 8 pages, good condition.

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Ends October 22, 2020 07:30

$75.00
184544

TAOS REVOLT New Mexico Mexican-American War & MORMONS California 1847 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373226085340

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 19, 1847  * Taos Revolt - New Mexico * Mexican-American War * Mormons emigrating to California Page 3 has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with a wealth of detailed reporting on what is known as the Taos Revolt, an insurrection against the Americans for their occupation of Northern New Mexico. The governor, among others, was murdered. Also: "The March of the Mormon Battalion" which reports on the Mormons on their way to California. It begins: "We are now about 350 miles from Santa Fe, on our way to California...We find water scarce, and prospects still worse ahead..." with much more. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends October 21, 2020 10:03

$59.00
184543

ALFRED CUMMING Appointed Governor Brigham Young MORMONS Utah War 1857 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392952346070

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 25, 1857  * Utah War - Expedition - Campaign * Alfred Cumming and Brigham Young Page 3 has a report headed: "Utah" which mentions in part: "...announcing that Col. Cumming...has been appointed Governor of Utah...difficulties to be encountered in Utah are more numerous & complicated...Among them may be incidentally mentioned that  Brigham Young claims a title to all the lands in the Territory, and has never recognized the United States surveys..." with more. Four pages, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Ends October 21, 2020 10:02

$56.00
184529

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373226062596

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 30, 1848  * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 2 has a nice report headed: "The Gold Region" with bits including: "...accounts heretofore received of he existence of gold on the borders of various rivers in California and the made excitement that prevails in all that region to share in the spoils...sailors, printers, travellers, all classes, hurrying to the branches of the American and Feather rivers...that three-fourths of the houses in the town of San Francisco also are closed...seen in Monterey, a Californian, who shows $400 of gold from the labor of one week...with a pick & shovel to clear off two feet of the top earth, then put in a tin pan or wooden bowl a... See More  

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Ends October 21, 2020 09:54

$68.00
184522

Early SAN FRANCISCO Gold Rush City & Sacramento Calif. View PRINT 1851 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392952320635

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1851  * Early San Francisco city view print  * California gold rush era & Sacramento The front page has a great & very early: "View Of San Francisco From the Foot of Telegraph Hill" with a related article on the city which: "...has now a population of about 40,000, with over 100 miles of streets laid out...". Additionally the back page has a great: "View Of Sacramento City, From the River" with descriptive text. Four pages, a very large issue measuring 24 by 31 issues, some wear at folds a a few small, discrete archival mends, otherwise good. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Ends October 21, 2020 09:50

$97.00
184339

Rare NORWALK Huron County OHIO w/ Mormons Mormonism 1854 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392937119253

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1854 * Uncommon publication Page 2 has an article headed: "The Mormons" See images for text here. An uncommon from pre-Civil War Ohio. Contains other news of the day with many advertisements. Complete with 4 pages, some period stray writing above the masthead, nice condition.

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Ends October 10, 2020 14:49

$34.00
183843

Battle of BUENA VISTA (Angostura) Coahuila Mexican-American War 1847 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392913965914

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 7, 1847 * Battle of Buena Vista * Mexican-American War Page 3 has 2 1/2 columns taken up with perhaps the best detailed description of the battle of Buena Vista we have encountered. It is headed: "Buena Vista: Another Account of The Battle". Also on page 3: "A Battle In New Mexico" which reports a victory at Santa Fe. Also confirms: "...The news of the assassination of Governor Bent is full confirmed. Twenty-five other Americans fell at the same time..." being the Taos Revolt. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends September 19, 2020 15:07

$59.00
183842

MORMONS Mormonism & Gentiles Salt Lake City Utah Brigham Young 1857 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373154646065

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1857 Page 3 has Mormon content headed: "Additional From Utah" which notes in part: "...in company with a large number of 'Gentiles' who found the Mormon country had become too hot to hold them any longer..." with some items on the travels of Brigham Young (see). Four pages, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Ends September 19, 2020 15:06

$47.00
183801

MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR w/ General Santa Anna Letter 1847 Washington DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373153541504

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1847 * Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna * Mexican-Amercian War There is some fine reporting on the progress of the Mexican War, as page 3 has: "Official News From The Army" "News From Mexico" which includes a lengthy & detailed letter from the "U.S. Squadron off Anton Lizardo" which has much on Santa Anna. Also: "Latest From The Brasos" and a letter from: "The General-in-Chief of the Army of Operations of the North to His Subordinates" which is signed in type: Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna. One paragraph includes: "Soldiers! Hurry forth in defense of your country. The cause we sustain is a holy one...". Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends September 18, 2020 15:29

$41.00
183744

MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE Utah Mormons & Pike's Peak Gold PRINTS 1859 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373149049601

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1859 * Mormons - Mormonism * Mountain Meadows Massacre * Pike's Peak gold rush A nice front page illustration 'The Scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah Territory' with article as well. Nice full page with 3 illustrations of: 'The Pike's Peak Gold Mines'. A full page illustration of "The 'Battle of Magenta' at Jones's Wood, New York". A full page illustration is comprised of two half-page illustrations "The White Mountains - The Ride" and "The White Mountains - All Aboard!". This issue also contains a serialized portion of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Complete in 16 pages, re-glued at the spine, never-trimmed margins, a few discrete archival mends inside, go... See More  

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Ends September 14, 2020 11:52

$120.00
183707

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392906317012

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 1848 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has a report headed: "From California" which includes in part: "...fully confirms the most glowing accounts heretofore received in the States of the richness & extent of the gold region...the gold is found from the tops of the highest mountains to the bottom of the rivers..." with more. An early report on the California Gold Rush. Four pages, binding indents at the blank spine, good condition.

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Ends September 12, 2020 15:14

$67.00
183705

MORMONS Mormonism Attacked by Indians Salt Lake City Settlements 1853 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373146615332

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Oct. 13, 1853 * Mormons attacked by Native Americans Page 2 has: "The Mormons in Trouble" which includes in part: "...The Indians are actually harassing the Mormons at a sad rate..." with various details, and ending with: "paradisaical...Life at Salt lake will not be, for a time at least, the paradisaical affair it was wont to be." Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends September 12, 2020 15:14

$48.00
183625

MEXICAN WAR Battles of Contreras & Churubusco MEXICO 1847 Wash. D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373144207866

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1847 * Battle of Contreras & Churubusco * Mexican War - Mexico The front page has over a full column letter signed in type by Winfield Scott, headed: "Battles of Contreras and Churubusco - Report of Major General Scott" which offers tremendous detail on these military events from near the end of the Mexican War. This is followed by another very lengthy letter, taking a column on the ftpg and most of 2 columns on page 2. More war items inside with: "Dispatches From Gen. Scott" and "Army Court Martial" Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends September 10, 2020 15:18

$38.00
183437

SEA SERPENT Monster Appearance ? at Boothbay Harbor Maine 1831 Mass. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392892686049

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., June 29, 1831 * Sea serpent - monster * Boothbay Harbor, Maine The bottom of page 3 has a brief item headed: "Sea Serpent" reading: "The Sea Serpent made his first appearance this season...at Boothbay in the state of Maine. He will be from one hundred and fifty to two hundred feet long, during the summer." Four pages, evenly toned, a few ink stains.

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Ends August 31, 2020 12:12

$28.00
183281

Painter GILBERT STUART President George Washington Portrait 1803 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373125535030

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 26, 1803 * President George Washington portrait * American painter Gilbert Stuart The back page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illiberal and injurious piracy which has hitherto been committed upon them..." and further on more text concerning a Stuart portrait of Washington as "Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States during the Revolutionary War...". Stuart is widely considered one of America's foremost portraitists. His best known work is the unfinished portrait of Georg... See More  

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Ends August 24, 2020 09:33

$37.00
183209

Rare TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA Pre Civil War Antebellum Mexican War 1847 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392880966526

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SOUTHERN JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, Sept. 13, 1847 * Rare antebellum title * Mexican War An early and uncommon title from the capital of the "Sunshine State", from two years after she became a state, and 14 years before the Civil War. Mexican War reports on page 2: "Victory!!" "Latest from Vera Cruz and city Of Mexico. Prospects of Peace". Page 3 has a notice issued by the President concerning the sale of public lands in Florida, signed in type: James K. Polk. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition. Subscriber's name written above the masthead.

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Ends August 21, 2020 14:48

$97.00
183205

Historic 1851 1st AMERICA'S CUP Yachting Scooner "America" Victory WIN Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392880965003

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE TIMES, London, Aug. 25, 1851 * 1st America's Cup * Yacht "America" wins Nearly half of page 5 is taken up with very detailed accounts of: "The Cowes Regatta" in England, which would become known as the famed America's Cup race. This was the very first of this iconic race, and since won by the yacht "America" it would forever become known as the race for the "America's Cup". Listed are each of the contenting yachts with details, and considerable reporting on the race. Part of the report includes: "...and the Royal yacht, having run close by the America under half steam for a short distance, went on towards Osborne. Off Cowes were innumerable yachts and on every side was heard the hail, --'Is the America first?'... See More  

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Ends August 21, 2020 14:44

$475.00
183190

DANIEL WEBSTER Secretary of State & Massachusetts Senator DEATH 1852 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392880630572

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SATURDAY EVENING GAZETTE, Boston, Oct. 30, 1852 * Daniel Webster death The top of a ftpg. column is headed: "DEATH OF DAN'L WEBSTER" "Demonstration of Respect In Boston" "A Nation Mourns His Loss". An incredible amount of related text as over half of the ftpg. related to Webster's death, and almost all of page 2 does as well. A great paper for this report as Webster died in nearby Marshfield. Four pages, large folio size, black "mourning" rules around all 4 pages, rubbing at the folds, light foxing or dirtiness. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Ends August 21, 2020 07:36

$38.00
182984

Very Early ULYSSES S. GRANT West Point Military Academy Entree 1839 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373115007674

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 20, 1839 * Very early Ulysses S. Grant * West Point cadet admission A fascinating and extremely early mention of Ulysses S. Grant, as the front page contains a "...list of cadets admitted into the institution in June last:..." and what follows is those admitted from each of the states amongst which is: "Ohio--Robert Hazlett, Ulysses S. Grant, Wm. F. Raynolds...". He would graduate from West Point in 1843, ranking 21st in a class of 39. At the academy, he established a reputation as a fearless and expert horseman. Great to have such an early mention of Grant long before he would become a household name in American history, and also great to have on the front page. T... See More  

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Ends August 14, 2020 07:40

$98.00
182829

MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR w/ Hunt for General Santa Anna 1847 Washington DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865537709

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 1847 * Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna * Mexican-Amercian War Inside has some great content on the Mexican War including nearly a full column letter: "Dispatches From Major Downing" on the situation from near the end of the war. It includes a letter from him to President Polk which begins: "I've done my best, according to your directions, to get round Santa Anna, but it is all no use. He's as slippery as an eel, and has as many lives as a cat. Trist and I together can't hold him U Scott and Taylor can't kill him off...he slips through our fingers..." with much more. Another report is headed: "Santa Anna's Purposes". Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends August 07, 2020 15:36

$43.00
182819

Rare DAVY CROCKETT Folk Hero Frontiersman Mention in Report 1834 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107408842

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ATKINSON'S SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Jan. 11, 1834 * Rare Davy Crockett report Page 2 has a quite small, inconspicuous item noting: "Col. Davy Crocket [Crockett], in a letter to the editors of the National Intelligencer denies the authenticity of the book lately published, purporting to be his memoirs, and says that he is now writing his own life & adventures, which will probably be in print before the termination of the present session of Congress." Four pages, minor margin tears, good condition.

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Ends August 07, 2020 15:31

$38.00
182817

ALBANY EXECUTION James Hamiton Murder Benjamin Birdsall HANGING 1818 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107408147

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1818 The front page has: "Execution of Hamilton" from Albany, which notes at the beginning: "On Thursday James Hamilton was executed in this city for the murder of Major Birdsall last summer...his fate excited much sympathy, and his execution was witnessed by more than 1000 people...". Shortly before his execution Hamilton wrote his final words of thanks to many for how he was treated, printed here (see). It is signed in type: James Hamilton. The first attempt at the hanging failed, so he had to ascend the scaffold and submit himself to a second hanging. Four pages, some damp staining, good condition.

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Ends August 07, 2020 15:30

$29.00
182776

OLD CROTON AQUEDUCT New York City Water Distribution System OPENS 1842 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865270071

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 2, 1842 * Old Croton Aqueduct opens * New York City water system The front page has an article of significance to those in New York City: "Opening Of The Croton Aqueduct" begins: "Monday last was great day for the city of New York; for on that day was opened...the stupendous work known as the Croton Aqueduct, through which the water of the Croton river, conveyed over aa distance of forty miles, was let into the great receiving reservoir not far from the outer suburbs of the city...". This famous aqueduct took 5 years to construct, and was replaced by the "New" Croton Aqueduct in 1890. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:37

$38.00
182764

Extremely Rare 19th Century HONOLULU HI Hawaiian Kingdom w/ Ads 1859 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865263588

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, (Hawaii), Feb. 5, 1859 * Very rare 19th century Hawaiian publication A quite rare newspaper from such an early date, in fact outside of "The Friend" which was more of a missionary newspaper, this is the second oldest Hawaii newspaper we have offered. It is formatted much like other newspapers of the day with the ftpg. containing both ads & news items, page 2 containing mostly news, and pages 3 & 4 a combination of both, but mostly ads. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, several folds with some minor wear at these folds, a bit of foxing to a small portion of the front page.

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:29

$425.00
182692

BATTLE OF TIPPECANOE William Henry Harrison Indians Detailed Rpt. 1811 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392863976041

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT, Concord, Jan. 28, 1812 * Battle of Tippecanoe * William Henry Harrison The back page has an excellent and very lengthy, detailed account of the Battle of Tippecanoe, datelined from "Vincennes, December 13th, 1811" and signed in type: Wm. H. Harrison. This is followed by a "P.S" from Harrison, then a report beginning: "The undersigned field officers during the action at the Tippecanoe...desirous of stating their opinion with respect to the conduct of the commander in chief on that occasion..." with more. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends August 06, 2020 07:51

$67.00
182689

MEXICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE Ends w/ Victory over Spanish Empire 1822 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373105947509

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FARMERS' CABINET, Amherst, New Hampshire, Jan. 5, 1822 * Mexican War of Independence ends w/ Spain Page 2 has a very historic report announcing the independence of Mexico: "MEXICO INDEPENDENCE" with the report noting in part: "...the following article from a letter dated 'Mexico, Sept. 28, 1821. The general (Iturbide) entered this city yesterday at the head of 2,000 men. The provisional junta is now assembled & a regency will be formed in the course of a few days. Every thing is perfectly quiet...It has been a most extraordinary revolution effected without bloodshed..." and more. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, light foxing.

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Ends August 06, 2020 07:49

$68.00
182599

Rare 1842 STEAMSHIP Acadia New York Herald Extra BROADSIDE Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373100835042

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK HERALD, EXTRA, May 21, 1842 A broadside "issue, being single sheet & printed on one side only. The front page has at the top: “Arrival Of The Steamship Acadia”, plus an engraving of a steamship “15 Days Later From Europe”, bringing news from China & India, Algiers, Spain & France, and “Miscellaneous Items” as well. Evenly toned, nice condition.

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Ends August 01, 2020 09:53

$46.00
182326

JAMES MADISON Signed Proclamation re. Trade w/ France French 1810 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392850292095

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Portsmouth, Nov. 13, 1810 * President James Madison proclamation Page 3 begins with a half column: "Proclamation" signed by the President: James Madison, concerning revoking various edicts against the French in regard to trade. Four pages, a very handsome masthead, small wear hole at fold juncture, foxing and a central crease.

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:47

$27.00
182248

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Hardships Encountered w/ Indians Attacks 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373091204963

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 9, 1849 * California gold rush Page 3 has a report: "From Santa Fe and the Far West" which includes: "...large number of emigrants have left Santa Fe for California. Seven out of nine men belonging to parties destined for California...were killed. They were attacked...by 200 Apache Indians. The emigrants for California had principally passed Fort Kearny...A great many had died o the roads leading to the frontier, and the road sides were lined with graves..." with more. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends July 22, 2020 15:11

$35.00
182246

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH 49ers Diggings Weather & Sickness Hardships 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373091204535

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 1849 * California gold rush * Hardships for 49ers Page 3 has an article: "Gold Digging" which includes a very good letter on the details, including: "The suffering from heat is almost incredible...The changes from heat to cold are very sudden & prejudicial to health. Much sickness prevailed at Sacramento...Board at the mines cost from $14 to $20 a week...The labor of digging for gold is intolerable to any but the stoutest & most robust frames..." with more, and ending with a final dismal comment: "...The biggest lump of gold that has yet been found (or imagined) in California would be insufficient to tempt either of them to pay the country another visit." Page... See More  

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Ends July 22, 2020 15:10

$57.00
181907

MARTHA WASHINGTON President George Wife Mount Vernon DEATH 1802 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373073382631

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, June 1, 1802 * Martha Washington death * Mount Vernon Inside under "The Knell" is a brief yet very notable death report: "At Mount Vernon, on the 22d ult. Mrs. Martha Washington, relict of the late illustrious Gen. George Washington." Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 inches, an old tape mend to an unrelated page, nice condition.

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Ends July 03, 2020 15:13

$80.00
181895

Rare BATTLESHIP Ornate Masthead Gleason's Pictorial PRINTS 1859 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373073381125

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Nov. 12, 1859 * Rare title w/ great masthead This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see). The front page has prints of: "Madam Novello, the Celebrated English Singer" and a: "View In Calcutta, East Indies" with related articles. The back page has a: "Curious Chinese Drawing of An English War Steamer". Eight pages, good condition.

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Ends July 03, 2020 15:09

$26.00
181790

SS GREAT EASTERN Iron Sailing Steamship Maiden Voyage Success 1859 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392821890988

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 22, 1859 * SS Great Eastern * Maiden voyage The front page has an article headed: "Trial Trip Of the Great Eastern" "Perfect Success of the Experiment" "She is Pronounced to be the Fastest Vessel in the World" and more. A printing flaw slightly affects the first heading here. (see) Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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Ends July 01, 2020 08:27

$32.00
181771

SS AUSTRIA Transatlantic Steamship SINKING Maritime Disaster 1858 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392821882249

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 30, 1858 * SS Austria steamship sinking The front page has an article headed: "The Burning Of The Austria" "Full Particulars Of The Disaster" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up the entire front page and more. Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, some areas of light toning, a few small archival mends on page 2, generally in good condition.

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Ends July 01, 2020 08:13

$33.00
181711

Rare ANTEBELLUM Columbia South Carolina w/ California Gold Rush 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373066452378

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 21, 1849 * Rare antebellum publication * California Gold Rush report Not only a rather rare antebellum title, but page 2 has California Gold Rush content with a letter headed: "California" which questions the consequences of the "gold excitement" and people & goods heading west. Another brief article: "California Gold Stories" is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends June 27, 2020 15:08

$57.00
181628

Rare TALLAHASSEE Leon County FLORIDA Antebellun Pre Civil War 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392813866685

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Dec. 2, 1848 * Rare antebellum title Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, 14 years before the Civil War. The front page is mostly taken up with the: "Governor's Message"s signed in type: W. D. Moseley. Related reports consume page 2. Four pages, good condition.

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Ends June 26, 2020 09:22

$78.00
181407

JEW BILL (MARYLAND) Law Passed Jews Religious Freedom 1826 Baltimore Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392805028616

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1825 * Maryland Jew Bill becomes passes The prime content in this issue is the page 2 report from "Maryland" noting three acts which have passed the legislature, the first & most significant being the Jew Bill, which for many years had been attempted before finally being approved in 1825. The text of the bill includes: "Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryland, that every citizen of this state professing the Jewish religion, and who shall hereafter be appointed to any office or public trust under the state of Maryland, shall...make & subscribe a declaration of his belief in a future state of reward & punishment, in the stead of the declaration now required by the con... See More  

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Ends June 19, 2020 06:24

$230.00
181233

Lot of (9) HARPER'S WEEKLY Pre Civil War Illustrations PRINTS 1859 NY Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392797827416

Offered are 9 original, historic, & collectible old newspapers: HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York A lot of 9 complete issues with dates: July 30; August 6; Sept. 10, 17; Oct. 8, 29; Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 31, all in 1859. All issues are mostly loose at the spine and have a bit of irregularity at the margin as they were never bound nor trimmed. Even toning and perhaps some stray tears. Actually nicer than a "2nd rate" lot as prints within are generally nice. A wealth of fine items here including issues with John Brown & Harper's Ferry content, with the retail value (in nice condition) totaling $515. See our website as all are listed, priced, with a full inventory of prints. We offer this lot at a dramatically discounted price.

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Ends June 13, 2020 07:09

$165.00
181188

TABASCO MEXICO CAPTURED Mexican-American War Matthew C. Perry 1847 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373049237016

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 30, 1847 * Tabasco, Mexico captured * Mexican-American War * Matthew C. Perry Fine content on the Mexican War with page 2 having 1 1/2 columns taken up with a lengthy & detailed report headed: "The Capture of Tabasco" "Extract of a Letter from an Officer on Board the U.S. Steamer Spitfire at Tabasco". Page 3 has: "From Mexico" with reports on the Mexican War, and then followed by nearly a half column headed: "California" concerning the habitability of the territory, talking of its farmland, etc. One bit notes: "...As it is now almost beyond a doubt that Monterey, on account of its good harbor & central position, will be the capital of California, building lots..... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2020 15:29

$38.00
181158

Early ERIE CANAL Hudson River to Lake Ontario & Erie PLANNING ? 1812 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373048933249

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 21 (1812) * Early Erie Canal planning ? Year was omitted in the masthead but documents inside are dated 1812. Of interest is over half a page headed: "The Grand Canal" being the famous Erie Canal, with thoughts concerning its construction and its great value to the country, this being 5 years before construction would begin. One bit notes: "...that the project of making a canal communication from the Great Lakes to Hudson river is by far the most important that has heretofore been presented to any of the the United States..." which proved to be very true. Included is an 8 page "Supplement" issue which begins with a letter inviting Thomas Jefferson to be a member of the "Society... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2020 08:36

$28.00
180955

Lot of (16) HARPER'S WEEKLY Pre Civil War Illustrations PRINTS 1859 Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392783742475

Offered are 16 original, historic, & collectible old newspapers: HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York A lot of 16 complete issues with dates: Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 12, 19; March 5; April 2, 9; May 14, 21, 28; June 18; July 2, 9, 23, all in 1859. All issues are mostly loose at the spine and have a bit of irregularity at the margin as they were never bound nor trimmed. Even toning and perhaps some stray tears. Actually nicer than a "2nd rate" lot as prints within are generally nice. A wealth of fine items here including a Winslow Homer, with the retail value (in nice condition) totaling $675. See our website as all are listed, priced, with a full inventory of prints. We offer this lot at a dramatically discounted price.

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Ends June 01, 2020 11:59

$200.00
180798

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Creation Thomas Jefferson Signed Letter 1821 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392775281876

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 15, 1821 * Thomas Jefferson on founding the University of Virginia Perhaps the best item in this issue is the nice & lengthy letter under the heading: "University of Virginia", signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson, as Rector of the University of Virginia. It was this letter that sets out the founding of this institution by Jefferson & others. A significant letter on the creation of the University of Virginia (see photos for portions). This letter takes nearly a full page. Among the other reports in this issue are: "Annual Treasury Report" "Kentucky" "Affairs at Pensacola" and "Commerce with Sweden" This issue is complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/4 by 9 1... See More  

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Ends May 24, 2020 13:44

$57.00
180779

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Mining & Women Woman's Lifestyle Change 1849 D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392775129403

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 16, 1849 * Women & the California Gold rush - 49ers Page 3 has an interesting article: "What The Ladies Do In California" now that they are in a dramatic different living situation than they were used to before moving close to the gold mines. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends May 24, 2020 11:00

$54.00
180708

1801 Reuben Etting First Jewish American Appointed #2 in Jewish-American History


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373029575910

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Washington, D.C., June 11, 1801 * Extremely Historic! * First Jewish American Appointment to a federal position * A significant report for any Judaica collection It is reported in a brief, inconspicuous report on page 2, but its significance is considerable. It was in 1801 when a significant stride in the recognition of Jewish Americans when President Thomas Jefferson appointed the very first Jew to a federal position by naming Reuben Etting of Baltimore as United States Marshall for Maryland. This report--likely not found in many newspapers of the time--notes this appointment under the heading: "Appointments by the President of the United States". The website JewishPost.com has a list of 20 si... See More  

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Ends May 22, 2020 15:17

$1,235.00
180473

49ERS CHANGING THEIR MINDS California Gold Rush Fever Hardships 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392762541292

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 24, 1849 * California gold rush fever * 49ers hearing of hardships Page 3 has a small item: "The California Fever" which notes: "...that divers & sundry persons who had intended to start for California...have given up the idea in consequence of the very discouraging accounts they received from the return passengers who arrived in the Alabama yesterday. We think they exhibit great wisdom by their determination." Also on page 3 is nearly a half column report: "Letters to The Hebrews" which is about an anniversary of the Hebrew Benevolent Society, and includes two letters, one signed in type: Daniel Webster, and the other Wm. H. Seward, Seward a U.S. Senator from N.Y.... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2020 14:27

$64.00
180208

ANDERSONVILLE PRISON Georgia Henry Wirz TRIAL Reconstruction Era 1865 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373010702767

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 16, 1865 * Andersonville prison trial * Henry Wirz The top of the front page has one column headings: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial On Saturday" "Evidence Closed On Both Sides" and more. (see) Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns. Complete with 8 pages, uncut and unbound (uncommon), nice condition.

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Ends May 03, 2020 13:46

$33.00
180149

ANDERSONVILLE PRISON Georgia Henry Wirz TRIAL Reconstruction Era 1865 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373008722399

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, August 26, 1865 * Andersonville prison trial * Henry Wirz The top of the front page has one column headings: "Andersonville" "The Trial of Wirz" "Dr. Bates Testimony Resumed" "Evidence of a Loyal Physician" "Sickening Details of Rebel Barbarities" "A Prisoner Killed by a Bloodhound" "Wirz Knocks a Man Down & Stamps on Him". Complete with 8 pages, uncut and unbound (uncommon), minimal wear, nice condition.

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Ends May 01, 2020 15:30

$33.00
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