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184633

Rare 18th Century Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania w/ Ads 1795 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392956916464

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1795 * Rare 18th century American publication Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements. Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends October 24, 2020 07:32

$34.00
184558

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373228316018

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778  * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter datelined "Williamsburgh, Dec. 19" which includes: "I arrived last night from Potowmack where I have been stationed ten days. We have hitherto prevented the enemy getting fresh provisions from our store but many Negroes have gone off to them...I was charged with a flag from Col. Skinner to endeavour a recovery of those Negroes..." with m... See More  

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Ends October 22, 2020 07:25

$390.00
184533

NEGRO Boy Slave for Sale Advertisement in Rare 1798 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373226067185

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1794 * Rare 18th century American title * Negro boy for sale advertisement Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the front page for a Negro boy for sale. (see) Four pages, untrimmed, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends October 21, 2020 09:57

$42.00
184532

Rare BRITISH TITLE w/ Events Leading to the Revolutionary War 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392952339007

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING ADVERTISER, London, Jan. 21, 1775  * Prelude to the Revolutionary War * Rare 18th century British title The front page has some reports concerning a meeting of the American Congress in Philadelphia. Page 2 has: "Union of Parties in Defence of American Liberties" and page 3 has some news concerning trade in the West Indies, and a paragraph beginning: "We are just now very busy in erecting batteries, preparing for war. There is at present a very bloody one in New England...". The back page has a paragraph beginning: 'The fate of America will very soon be known...". Four pages, folio size, very nice condition.

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Ends October 21, 2020 09:57

$32.00
184436

WEST POINT Military Academy LAND - Seat of Government Decision 1790 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373214724667

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 30, 1790  * West Point Military Academy land bought * Seat of Government decision Part of page 1 & half of pg. 2 are taken up with a continuing discussion in the House of Representatives on "Mr. Gerry's motion on the assumption of the state debt..." from the Revolutionary War, a controversial discussion at the time. Pages 2 & 3 continue with reports from Congress. The back page has the beginning portion of: "The New Constitution of the State of South Carolina" including Sections 1 through 7. Noteworthy is a page 3 report: "We hear that the bill to determine the permanent & temporary seat of government of the United States had a second reading...when New York... See More  

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Ends October 16, 2020 10:01

$137.00
184435

Initial USS Frigates Construction BEGINS United States Navy 1794 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373214722449

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 24, 1794 * re. United States Navy creation * Construction of the frigates begins * USS Constitution, Constellation & U.S. A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue. Page 3 has a notable report from Boston: "American Frigates" in which it announces the building of the first frigates of the U.S. Navy: "...Gen. Jackson is for that to be built in this ports...one at Portsmouth, one in this ports, one at New York, the other at Philadelphia. Captain Nicholson is to command that to be built here." The front page has two Acts of the Massachusetts legislature, one signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. Four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, very ... See More  

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Ends October 16, 2020 10:01

$72.00
184328

Rare 18th Century GLOUCESTERSHIRE England Nice Masthead StampAct 1766 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373202791422

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, (spelled Gloucester today), England, May 12, 1766  * Mention of the hated stamp act The front page has a letter from Quebec as well as a letter from Philadelphia which notes in part: "...every thing relating to the affairs of America was settled, that the Stamp Act would be repealed and requisitions were to be made to the respective colonies for the support of American establishment...". Four pages, handsome masthead, red tax stamp on the front page, nice condition.

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Ends October 10, 2020 14:42

$31.00
184308

UNITED STATES NAVY Creation w/ Initial Frigates Construction Plan 1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392936137879

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 9, 1794  * re. United States Navy creation * Construction of the frigates to begin * USS Constitution, Constellation & U.S. Shortly before this date the federal government passed the historic Naval Act of 1794, authorizing the building of six frigates, the founding ships of what would become the U.S. Navy. The front page has a detailed advertisement from the "Treasury Department which essentially is seeking bits for the building of these frigates. It notes in part: "Notice is hereby given that proposals will be received...for Ship Timber of the following kinds, suitable for the building of the Frigates authorized by law..." and what followed are the details of the wood ... See More  

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Ends October 09, 2020 15:30

$59.00
184256

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373198504474

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

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Ends October 08, 2020 15:22

$415.00
184253

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373198504175

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

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Ends October 08, 2020 15:21

$475.00
184246

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Letter 1794 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392934959875

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 28, 1794  * President George Washington Page 2 contains a letter from the President to Congress concerning a letter from the British ambassador relating to land near Vincennes, signed in type: G. Washington. Much reporting from Congress as well. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends October 08, 2020 15:15

$67.00
184245

HENRY KNOX Secretary of War George Washington RESIGNATION Resigns 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373198496195

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 3, 1795  * Henry Knox resignation * U.S. Secretary of War * George Washington Page 3 has  report noting: "On Wednesday General Henry Knox resigned the office of Secretary of the United States for the Department of War, after  having filled that station under the old Congress & the present government, for a period of nearly ten years." Then also on pg. 2 is: "Resignation of Gen. Knox" which is the formal letter from him resigning his position, signed: H. Knox. It is followed by the kind & thankful response signed by: Go. Washington. Four pages, wide, untrimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends October 08, 2020 15:15

$169.00
184244

18th Century PHILADELPHIA PA Pennsylvania 1792 Old Newspaper / Runaway SLAVE ADS


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392934958916

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 1792  * Runaway slave ads The front page is filled with ads including 23 illustrated ship ads. A few more inside as well. Various news of the day inside, plus more ads including at least two "Four Dollar Reward" ads, one for a runaway mulatto slave. Four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends October 08, 2020 15:15

$47.00
184094

UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION North Carolina Ratifies Ratification 1789 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373186056253

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1789  * United States Constitution * North Carolina ratification * Albany, New York The issue begins with a full page: "Description of the City of Albany" (plate is lacking). Other items include: "Memoirs of The Bastille"; a very interesting & detailed: "Letter III - Letters from a Pennsylvanian on his Travels Into the Eastern States..." which takes over 5 pages; a full page chart: "Table Exhibiting an Account of the Progress of Grain from the Market to the Mouth"; the continued: "History of the American War" which takes over 4 pages; "Cautions Against the Burial of Persons Supposed Dead" & more. At the back is: "The Chronicle" with various "foreign intelligence". Inclu... See More  

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Ends October 02, 2020 07:26

$118.00
184063

HENRY KNOX Document for Pension Benefits Revolutionary War Victims1793 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392926073901

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 30, 1793  * American Revolutionary War victims * Henry Knox document re. pension benefits Page 2 has a document headed: "War Department" concerning pension benefits for those injured in the Revolutionary War. It is signed in type: H. Knox. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends September 30, 2020 15:31

$63.00
184582

Early ICE CREAM Advertisement - President George Washington Era 1795 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373228997236

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1795  * President George Washington era * Very early ice cream advertisement In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.

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Ends September 29, 2020 14:57

$57.99
183926

Early America Reporting 18TH CENTURY London England 1767 British UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373165872380

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 17, 1767  * 18th century London, England Page 6 has most of a column with news headed: "America" with datelines from New York and Philadelphia. Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends September 24, 2020 15:16

$28.00
182313

Rare 18th Century Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania w/ Ads 1798 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373092708499

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 1, 1798 * Rare 18th century American publication Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements. Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends September 24, 2020 07:37

$34.00
183740

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON EVENING POST England 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392908239126

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 28, 1777 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy The ftpg. has some news items including: "...That Philadelphia is too strong to be attempted on any side. That Mr. Washington has removed from Morristown to Bound Brook...Mr. Washington is, by his new position, between 8 and 9 miles nearer to New York. That Lord Cornwallis is acting upon the defensive in Jersey..." with more. One-quarter of page 3 is taken up with a fine letter critical off the British in America, a few bits including: "The situation of this country becomes every day more & more critical...and the American war, instead of opening to us in its progress, any prospect of success any prospect of succ... See More  

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Ends September 14, 2020 11:50

$59.00
183737

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA w/ War of the Regulation NC Regulators 1771 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392908237381

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 4, 1771 * Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title * North Carolina regulators * Great masthead for display This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. Colonists certainly had no idea how the country & situation would change in just five years from this date! The ftpg. is taken up with reports from London & Naples but includes one bit: "By a report made this week, it appears that the commerce of North America is now in a very flourishing condition." Page 3 has news datelines from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. One item mentions: "...from Wilmington, North Carolina..... See More  

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Ends September 14, 2020 11:47

$175.00
183592

President GEORGE WASHINGTON re. Retirement Letters 1797 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373140637403

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1797 * President George Washington * End of his illustrious career Page 2 has two letters, each signed in type by the soon to be retired President: Go. Washington, thanking the Virginia General Assembly for their best wishes in his retirement. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends September 07, 2020 11:05

$64.00
183588

Very Rare COUNTRY PORCUPINE by William Cobbett Philadelphia PA 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392900995053

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COUNTRY PORCUPINE, Philadelphia, Oct. 4 & 5 (a single issue), 1798 * Rare 18th century American publication This was a tri-weekly edition of the 'Porcupine's Gazette' established by William Cobbett 7 months prior and which lasted only until Aug. 28, 1799. This is the first of this title we have seen. Content is distilled from the daily edition. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends September 07, 2020 11:02

$167.00
183464

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE Philadelphia PA 1798 Newspaper w/ Runaway Slaves Ads


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392892784967

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 29, 1798 * Rare 18th century American title * 3 runaway slaves advertisements The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. The front page has a runaway slave ad under: "Ten Dollars reward" Two more appear on the back page. (see) News of the day and other advertisements. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a little ink dirtiness to a quadrant of the front page only, a few tiny binding holes along the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends August 31, 2020 14:36

$72.00
183335

1787 1st Magazine Printing UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION George Washington HISTORIC


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392887892319

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 * First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of his subscription list which contained the names of the most famous men in the country, and printed commendatory letters of Washington, Dickinson, Livingston, Randolph and many others. Washington wrote in part: "I believe the American Museum has meet with extensive, I may say, with universal approbation from competent judges...eminently calculated to d... See More  

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Ends August 27, 2020 15:10

$7,350.00
183331

4 SLAVE Negroes Runaway & Sale Advertisements Rare 1798 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373128812603

This issue is being offered as a piece of history. We at Rare Newspapers offer such items being mindful of the truths that "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it" (Sir Winston Churchill), and "To educate a man is to unfit him to be a slave" (Frederick Douglass). Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 14, 1798 * Rare 18th century American title * 4 runaway and/or slaves for sale advertisements Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including 4 slave advertisements. Two on the front page, one on... See More  

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Ends August 27, 2020 15:08

$42.00
183294

Early INDIANS Native Americans & George Washington's Birthday 1795 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392884125838

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 27, 1795 * 18th century Native Americans - Indians * President George Washington's birthday Most of page 2 is taken up with very lengthy reporting from Congress. Page 3 has a nice report from Knoxville, concerning a skirmish between the Chickasaw and Creek Indians with more as well. Page 3 also has: "The Patriot Festival" with over a column on the celebration of Washington's birthday, with a lengthy list of interesting toasts (see for portion). Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition. This was the home of the nation's capital at the time while awaiting the completion of the "federal city" at Washington, D.C., where it would move in 1800.

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Ends August 24, 2020 09:39

$65.00
183284

BATTLE OF PAULUS HOOK New Jersey Henry Lee III Revolutionary War 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373125535627

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1779 * Battle of Paulus Hook - New Jersey * American Revolutionary War * General Henry Lee III Victory As you can see, this newspaper has one of the more beautiful mastheads of the Revolutionary War era. Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with several Resolves from the Rhode Island Convention, some relating to the war effort. Most of page 2 is taken up with a terrific account of the battle of Paulus Hook, New Jersey, from the letter signed in type by the American commander: Henry L. Lee. Better yet, the detailed account of the battle is introduced by a letter signed in type by: G. Washington. The Battle of Paulus Hook was fought on Augu... See More  

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Ends August 24, 2020 09:34

$490.00
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
183274

GEORGIA CONSTITUTION & Creating the State of Kentucky 1789 Philadelphia Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392884120416

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1789 * State of Georgia constitution * Creating the State of Kentucky Among the articles are: "An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants of Pennsylvania" which takes 7 1/2 pages. Also a full page chart of the: "Moral and Physical Thermometer". Near the back is "The Chronicle" with the latest news of the day including 8 pages of report under the heading: "United States" presented state-by-state. Several states report the election of representatives to the new federal government. Also: "An Act Concerning the Erection of Kentucky into an Independent State" as well as: "The Constitution of the State of Georgia". There is even a report from the "Western Territories"... See More  

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Ends August 24, 2020 09:30

$61.00
183181

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373121399155

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 18, 1778 * Rare Tory (pro British) issue from America * Revolutionary War original reporting 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 a "Five Pounds Reward" ad for a runaway Negro boy. All of pg 2 is taken up with reports from London, including a lengthy: "Lord North's Speech...", prefaced with text which includes: "...A bill for declaring the intentions of the Parliament of Great Britain concerning the exercise of the right of imposing taxes on the colonies, plantations, ... See More  

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Ends August 20, 2020 15:17

$310.00
183168

1777 CONTINENTAL John Dunlap PENSYLVANIA Paper Money Currency Three Pence


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373121379413

Colonial currency: Pennsylvania, three pence note dated April 10, 1777. A decorative border plus an engraving of the Penna. coat-of-arms along with the text. The reverse has: "To counterfeit is DEATH" along with "Three Pence, Philadelphia, printed by John Dunlap" and the year 1777. John Dunlap was also the printer of the Declaration of Independence. One signature, measures 2 1/4 by 3 inches, minimal wear, nice condition.

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Ends August 20, 2020 14:51

$180.00
183147

John Adams Signature - George Washington - Warships West Indies 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392879719590

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 22, 1798 * John Adams, George Washington... * Warships headed to the West Indies... Page 2 contains an address to the President from the Senate for actions concerning the troubling relationship with France, with the President's "Reply" signed in type: John Adams. Also a letter to the Prescient concerning the General Bankruptcy Bill, with his reply signed: John Adams. Page 3 has a brief item: "Lieutenant General WASHINGTON has left Philadelphia for Mount Vernon. The arrangement of the permanent army is agreed on." Also: "Wooden Walls" mentions: "...now in the West Indies, three United States armed vessels...The United States, of 44 [guns] and the Constitution of 44, are said to be dest... See More  

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Ends August 20, 2020 09:31

$52.00
183135

SECOND BOSTON TEA PARTY Ship Fortune in Harbor - Benjamin Franklin 1774 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373121162781

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1774 * The Second Boston Tea Party * Dr. Benjamin Franklin Among the articles in this issue are: "...Address & Petition presented to the King...previous to his Majesty's signing the Bill for the better Government of Quebec" "Conjectures Concerning the Phenomenon of Saturn's Ring" "A Wonderful Improvement in the Art of Healing" "New Tour in the Midland Counties of England" "Useful Observations on the Aurora Borealis" and much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day. Included is a brief mention of bills which received the royal assent, including: "...for providing quarters for the officers and soldiers in America..." which was the h... See More  

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Ends August 20, 2020 09:23

$117.00
182985

Six 6 Original 18th Century AMERICAN United States 1793 Philadelphia Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373115008036

Offered are 6 original, historic, & collectible old newspapers: THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia A lot of six issues dated January 2, 8, 11, 14, 16 & 18, 1793. All are complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, scattered foxing, generally nice condition. Offered at nearly half the $42 per-issue price.

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Ends August 14, 2020 07:40

$142.00
182978

* Uncommon Title 1792 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 18th Century Old Newspaper *


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392871881491

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 12, 1793 * 18th century America publication Page 3 has a half column report from Pittsburgh concerning the arrival of soldiers from Virginia, which notes near the beginning: "...are sincerely happy...to inform the inhabitants of the western country that there is now a prospect of a speedy & general peace with the various Indian nations within the territory of the United States north west of the river Ohio..." with much more on this. Also a page 3 report concerning Mr. Blanchard, the balloonist. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends August 13, 2020 14:41

$58.00
182903

1777 REVOLUTIONARY WAR Enemy Newspaper General John Burgoyne BENJAMIN FRANKLIN


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373109819838

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 11, 1777 * Great ftpg. Rev. War content * General John Burgoyne * Benjamin Franklin Almost the entire front page is taken up with a terrific item headed: "An Appeal to the Unprejudiced or a Vindication of the Measures of Government with Respect to America" which is a great statement on the need for the Revolutionary War. A nice issue for display as such, as one can get a sense for the feelings of the day from just the front page. Elsewhere is a report from Paris that: "...with respect to the arrival of Dr. Franklin in that city...the King has forbidden his ministers from having any thing to do with the Doctor either directly or indirectly...on pain of disgrace & the King's indigna... See More  

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Ends August 09, 2020 14:53

$71.00
182830

Year Prior UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Pre Convention 1786 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107412212

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1786 * United States Constitution not yet created An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government. Page 2 has an item from Virginia: "An ACT to Amend the Act entitled, 'An Act for Vesting in George Washington, Esquire, a Certain interest in the Companies Established for Opening and Extending the Navigation of James and Potowmack Rivers", taking most of a column. Nearly half of page 3 is taken up with: "Extracts from the Journal of the United States in Congress, Assembled". The front page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic t... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 15:37

$56.00
182801

Rare 18th Century PHILADELPHA PA Pennsylvania 1796 Original American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865527366

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Dec. 14, 1796 * Rare 18th century American publication A quite rare title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends August 07, 2020 15:18

$82.00
182795

PHILADELPHIA PA Colonial Pennsylvania Very Rare & Early 1735 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107091448

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735 * Earliest of American newspapers * Very early & rare publication 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 1735. 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 masthead features two wood engravings, one showing a newsboy on horseback "trumpeting" the n... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:47

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182780

GEORGE WASHINGTON Becomes Commander in Chief Revolutionary War 1775 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107087817

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 5, 1775 * George Washington becomes commander-in-chief * Continental Army - American Revolutionary War Page 2 has an: "Extract of a Letter dated Philadelphia, June 20" which notes that Congress intends to make two proposals: "First, that they will submit to an absolute restriction of their trade for the benefit of Great Britain upon condition that nothing further shall be required of them...Or, Second that it shall be agreed between Great Britain & the colonies that the latter shall raise her full, equal, and just proportion of revenue for the support of the whole empire in a similar manner as the assessment is upon Scotland...On this system the Colonies cannot be taxed one farthing... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:41

$167.00
182700

Rare 18th Century GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES Philadelphia PA 1795 Newspaper


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795 The ftpg. is filled with ads including one for: "A Negro Man" in jail presumed to be a runaway; and one for a lottery: "For the Improvement of the Federal City". Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, great condition. This was the home of the nation's capital at the time while awaiting the completion of the "federal city" at Washington, D.C., where it would move in 1800.

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Ends August 06, 2020 07:57

$98.00
182688

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE Captures Papal States of Rome Pope Pius VII 1809 Newspaper


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Aug. 14, 1809 * Napoleon Bonaparte captures * Pope Pius VII - Papal States Page 3 has: "Annihilation of the Pope's Temporal Power" which is a report from Rome concerning Napoleon capturing the papal states, noting: "...has been published...a decrees of his majesty the emperour & king, which unites the states of the Pope to the French empire..." and which includes a document signed in type by: Napoleon, listing seven Decrees beginning with "The States of the Pope are reunited to the French empire." Also: "By the President of the U. States of America, A Proclamation" signed in italic type: James Madison. Another item notes; "Last Monday departed this life...his Exc... See More  

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Ends August 06, 2020 07:49

$47.00
182620

ISLAND OF TOBAGO MAP Caribbean 1778 Revolutionary War Colonies PEACE ? Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778 * Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago * American Revolutionary War era A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War. Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. Bowen 1779". The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/4 by 10 1/4 inches & is in very nice condition. Also included in the issue is: "Narrative of the Negotiation in America" concerning the "...commissioners empowered by his Majesty to quiet the disorders & restore peace in the American Colonies...", which takes over nine pages. Part of this lengthy re... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2020 10:05

$110.00
182615

Unusual BENJAMIN FRANKLIN False Death Report 2 Years Prior 1788 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392858455123

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin * False death report Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extraordinary any age or country has produced..." with a bit more. Franklin actually died over two years later, in April, 1790. Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 1/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends August 01, 2020 10:02

$56.00
182600

PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON New York to Philadelphia Capital Move 1790 Newspaper


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 6, 1790 * President George Washington * New York to Philadelphia On page 3 under "New-York" is a report headed "Departure of the President" that begins: "Yesterday morning the President of the United States, with his family set off from this city for his seat at Mt. Vernon, in Virginia, where...he will reside, till his presence is necessary at Philadelphia." More about the "parting scene" described as "solemn and affecting". Some small loss in the upper left corner, archival mends to two spine tears, large area of heavy of damp staining.

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Ends August 01, 2020 09:53

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182413

Rare 18th Century GLOUCESTERSHIRE England w/ Colonial America 1768 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373094132328

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 3, 1768 * Colonial America reporting (currently spelled Gloucester) Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia noting in part: "...arrived here from Fort Pitt & informs us that the garrison were very healthy about a fortnight ago...has been exploring the heads of the Mississippi, the Scioto, and Lake Superior...went 1500 miles to the westward of Michillimackinac & traveled 1100 miles on Lake Superior..." and more. Then reports from the Virginia Gazette. Page 3 has a petition from Massachusetts to tie King complaining about the conduct of the Royal Governor Francis Bernard, noting in part: "...who has betrayed an arbitrary disposition...he has...treated the representative body with cont... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:28

$56.00
182412

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1777 Newspaper


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1777 * Revolutionary War * 18th century * From The Enemy A page 2 item from Philadelphia headed "America" is concerning supplies for the army, noting: "...sundry inhabitants of these United States to keep supplies from the army or promote their own interest have purchased considerable quantities of clothing & refuse to dispose of the same unless upon extravagant or unreasonable terms..." followed by a "Resolve" to take "...such suitable measures for obtaining, for the use of the army, such necessary articles...& that laws be provided in each of the states for effectually preventing monopolies of necessaries for the army...". Another report notes the arrival of Dr. Franklin fro... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:28

$125.00
182410

Rare 1776 REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ American Independence ? Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851909297

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1776 * Great year to have (1776) * American Independence ? Nearly two-thirds of the front page are taken up with a terrific consideration of the troubles between England & the colonies titled: "Extracts from the Sentiments of a Foreigner on the Disputes of Great Britain & America". A few bits include: "...Can they so far betray those rights which are so dear to them as to aim at reducing their brethren & their children to slavery?...let them revolve in their thoughts all the benefits which they derive from their original country...Let their love of the parent country however be attended with a certain jealousy respecting their own Liberty...they know also tha... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:26

$580.00
182409

Rare TORY Pro British Rev. Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Penn. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851908948

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Only to be found in a Loyalist newspaper, the entire front page is taken up with text and many charts headed: "Estimate of Expences Arising from America to Great Britain since the Accession of the House of Hanover". The text begins: "The Congress having repeatedly declared against the government of Britain as incompetent...... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:25

$310.00
182388

RHODE ISLAND Refusing to Accept the United States Constitution 1790 US Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851804485

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March, 1790 * United States Constitution * Rhode Island refusing Included is an unusual illustration (rarely found in 18th century magazines) of a chamber lamp, within the descriptive text. Other items include: "Character of General Lee" "Female Heroism: or Magnanimity of the Whig Lades in Charleston when that City was in the Hands of the British" "On Comets" & much more. Near the back is: "The Chronicle" with the latest news of the day including much on the French Revolution, with a section headed: "United States" with American news from Bennington, Vt.; New York, Richmond, Columbia, S.C.; & Philadelphia. A report from Newport, R.I. discusses that state's intransigence in rati... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 12:22

$46.00
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