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DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Morals of CHESS (Game) & George Washington 1787 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373821150578

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1787  * Benjamin Franklin - morals of chess * re. U.S. Constitution - George Washington Within is an interesting article titled: "The Morals Of Chess, By Dr. Franklin of Philadelphia" which takes nearly two pages. The article begins: "The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life are to be acquired & strengthened by it..." with much, much more  An interesting & uncommon item by Ben Franklin & rare to find Franklin articles from during his lifetime. Relating to this is an article on the game of chess & how it is strategically played, found near the back of this issue. This articles takes close to... See More  

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Ends January 09, 2022 09:18

$175.00
191860

Rare 19th Century SPORTS THEMED Pre Civil War w/ Nice Masthead 1859 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373662170443

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK CLIPPER, Feb. 19, 1859  The masthead has a sporting theme, showing cricket, boxing, horse racing, & sailing. The ftpg. features a print: "The Returned Californian" which related to a story on the ftpg.  Inside is primarily filled with various sporting reports including: "Canine" "Sparring" Cocking" "The Trigger" "The Game of Chess" and more. Eight pages, various foxing & some damp stain, some older tape repairs.

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Ends August 27, 2021 08:15

$27.00
190687

Rare SPORTS THEMED w/ Bullfighting in Cuba Print & Nice Masthead 1859 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393380648211

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 29, 1859  * Bullfighting in Cuba illustration Basically a sports-themed newspaper with a great, sports-themed masthead. Among the reports inside are: "The Ring" "The Turf" "Fistiana" "Pedestrianism" "The Game of Chess" "Chequers Or Draughts" "The Trigger" "Canine" and more. The back page has a rather large print of: "Bull Fighting In Havana" with a related article. Eight pages, good condition.

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Ends July 04, 2021 10:42

$49.00
186693

Very Rare BASEBALL by Sportswriter Henry Chadwick Great Masthead 1867 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373404410315

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BALL PLAYERS' CHRONICLE, New York, Nov. 28, 1867  * Very rare baseball publication * Henry Chadwick "Father of Baseball" A very rare & desired title by any baseball collection as this was the first magazine in America devoted primarily to baseball. Edited by the legendary Henry Chadwick, this paper lasted but 30 issues, from June 6 thru December 26, 1867 before changing its name to the 'American Chronicle' (which in turn lasted only 31 more). Featured is an elaborate masthead picturing baseball, croquet, and cricket matches in progress. The entire ftpg. is taken up with reports on baseball games including the box scores. This continues on pages 2 and 3, plus other reports headed: "The Annual Convention of the N... See More  

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Ends January 24, 2021 07:39

$670.00
186175

Rare 19th Century SPORTS THEMED Pre Civil War w/ Nice Masthead 1859 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373372628930

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK CLIPPER, March 19, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing. The front page features a full-figure print of: "Harry Ellis, A Celebrated Canadian Pigeon Shooter". Inside has reports on various sports including: "The Ring" "The Trigger" "Sparring" "Fistiana" "The Game of Chess" Eight pages, nice condition.

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Ends December 30, 2020 15:28

$32.00
185779

SAMUEL RESHEVSKY as a 9 Year Old Polish CHESS PRODIGY Photo 1920 Old Rotogravure


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373336994909

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ROTOGRAVURE PICTURE SECTION only of the New York Times, Nov. 14, 1920 * Samuel Reshevsky - American chess grandmaster * As a 9 year old Polish chess prodigy photo At the bottom of the front page is a period photo of a young Samuel Reshevsky with brief text that begins with: "Nice Years Old, the Polish Boy Chess Wizard...." (see) Other topics throughout. Complete rotogravure section only with all 8 pages, irregular along the spine, minor margin wear, generally nice.

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Ends December 13, 2020 12:00

$44.00
185734

SAMUEL RESHEVSKY Defeats Jose Capablanca Cuban CHESS Grandmaster 1933 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393012896177

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 30, 1935 * Samuel Reshevsky defeats Jose Capablanca * Polish chess prodigy vs. Cuban chess grandmaster The sport's section (page 23) has a three column heading: "Cuban Master Loses at Chess" with subheads that include: "RESHEVSKY VICTOR OVER CAPABLANCA" and more with photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 pages, light toning, some archival mending, a little margin wear, partial label attached within the masthead, generally good.

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Ends December 11, 2020 14:48

$42.00
176463

ORIGINS OF CHESS Strategy Checkered Board Game Mind Sport 1742 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392519695415

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1742 One of the articles within is titled: "The Origin of the Game of Chess from the French of M. Frevet" which includes nearly 2 pages and contains much detail (see photos for portions). The article begins: "In the beginning of the fifth century of the Christian era, there was in the Indies a very powerfull Prince..." and further on is: "...With this view, he invented the game of chess, where the King, although the most considerable of all the pieces, is both impotent to attack as well as defend himself against his enemies, with the assistance of his subjects and soldiers. The new game soon became famous, the King of the Indies heard of it and would learn it...shewing him the sk... See More  

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Ends December 05, 2019 09:46

$78.00
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ALEXANDER ALEKHINE Russian French CHESS Grandmaster Wins Tourney 1937 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372286159527

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 7, 1937 * Alexander Alekhine wins in chess * International masters' tournament * Russian and French chess grandmaster The sport's section (page 26) has a two column heading: "Alekhine Wins First Chess Prize, With Fine Runner-Up at Hastings" with subhead and photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the... See More  

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Ends May 23, 2018 15:11

$44.00
158487

SAMUEL RESHEVSKY Defeats Jose Capablanca Cuban CHESS Grandmaster 1933 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372118410137

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 4, 1935 * Samuel Reshevsky defeats Jose Capablanca & more * Polish chess prodigy vs. Cuban chess grandmaster The sport's section (page 9) has a two column heading: "Reshevsky, New York Chess Star, Is Victor in English Tournament" with subhead. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.

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Ends November 26, 2017 14:21

$39.00
158419

JOSE CAPABLANCA Cuban Chess Player Tournament Victory & Babe Ruth 1927 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372116263772

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 24, 1927 * Jose Capablanca wins tournament * Famous Cuban chess player The sport's section (page 28) has one column headings: "ALEKHINE IN DRAW, WINS SECOND PRIZE" "Divides With Capablanca, Victor of Tourney, in Last Round to Clinch Place" and more with standings and play by play graph. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day including reporting on Babe Ruth hitting 2 home runs in a pre season baseball game. Complete in 52 pages, archival mend on page 2, generally very nice.

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Ends November 24, 2017 14:08

$39.00
158372

ALEXANDER ALEKHINE Russian French CHESS Grandmaster Wins Tourney 1929 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372116187378

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 18, 1929 * Alexander Alekhine wins chess tournament * Russian and French chess grandmaster The sport's section (page 27) has a one column heading: "ALEKHINE IS FIRST IN SPECIAL EVENT" with subhead. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 60 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally very nice.

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Ends November 24, 2017 12:54

$44.00
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