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Very Rare 1854 FREDERICK DOUGLASS NEWSPAPER North Star Slavery Slaves Abolition


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393547878358

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, Dec. 15, 1854  * Extremely rare publication We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847. Among the various articles in this issue are those headed "A Hundred Thousand Victims!!" "Liberia" "Dr. Adams On Slavery" "Rochester Anti-Slavery Festival!" "Anti-Slavery Meetings in Chautauque County" "Unity of the Human Race" and much more. Complete in four pages, never bound nor trimmed, just a bit of foxing, very nice condition. A very fine and rare opportunity for one of the more sought-after titles of the 19th century.

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Ends October 02, 2021 14:32

$7,250.00
193166

1787 UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Philadelphia Printing George Washington Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 393576682142

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787  * Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comments from the Library Company of Philadelphia note that it can not be definitively determined which of these two publications was the first to print, but rather: "...for all practical purposes they were simultaneous." Another source notes that this magazine was likely printed on Sept. 22 as the last internal date, on the last page, refers to an event that took place on the 17th ... See More  

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Ends September 23, 2021 11:08

$6,999.99
192151

Historic GETTYSBURG ADDRESS Abraham Lincoln's Speech 1863 Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393484505296

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 20, 1863  * President Abraham Lincoln * Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable newspaper from the Civil War. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this venerable title, with the content being on the front page, and the combination makes for one of the best newspapers one could own from the Civil War era. The front page coverage of "The Heroes Of July" "A Solemn and Imposing Event" "Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburgh" and more takes over a full column, including a complete printing of "The President's Address", now known as the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln's... See More  

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Ends September 04, 2021 14:45

$6,575.00
190889

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE John Hancock Type Signed in 1776 HISTORIC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393394001603

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1776  * Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text * As reported from Great Britain Certainly the overriding significance of this issue is the complete printing of arguably the most important document in American history, headed: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled" which begins with the famous line: "When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them... See More  

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Ends July 14, 2021 15:08

$13,500.00
189311

Historic New Fundamental RULES OF BASEBALL Laws for Convention of 1857 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373530562221

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 28, 1857  * Historic baseball periodical * New fundamental rules * For Baseball Convention of 1857 An extremely significant issue on the history of baseball, as an inside page has almost an entire column taken up with: "Base Ball" "The Base Ball Convention And Their New Rules". The introductory paragraph notes in part: "This body, which consists of delegates from most, if not all, of the Ball Clubs in this vicinity, held their adjourned meeting on Wednesday [Feb. 25]...when the following report was to be submitted from the Committee on Rules and Regulations for the government af all the matches...At the hour we go to press it is impossible for us to say whether the report ... See More  

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Ends May 06, 2021 15:17

$1,650.00
189114

1774 UNITE OR DIE CARTOON by Ben Franklin Philadelphia Newspaper - Editor's Copy


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373519760921

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774  * Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon * Editor's copy (see below) If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a label of a colony with the implied message that only by each of the separate colonies uniting under a single cause could the country--the snake--hope to strike back & be successful in defeating the British. Ben Franklin is credited with creating this device, considere... See More  

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Ends April 30, 2021 14:36

$18,000.00
188922

Famous UNITE OR DIE Benjamin Franklin CARTOON Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373510706905

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775  * Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a label of a colony with the implied message that only by each of the separate colonies uniting under a single cause could the country--the snake--hope to strike back & be successful in defeating the British. Ben Franklin is credited with creating this device, considered the very first political cartoon ... See More  

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Ends April 23, 2021 13:55

$16,500.00
187861

Rare TOMBSTONE EPITAPH Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral AZ Arizona 1880 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393128107025

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, October 31, 1880  * Best Old West title to be had * Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture. This issue was printed just under a year before the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. And this is a very early issue, being volume 1, number 96. The top of the front page features a large, illustrated stage coach ad. Among the front page column heads are: "Renegade Apaches Raiding on the Rio Grande" "The Presidential ... See More  

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Ends March 10, 2021 07:32

$2,300.00
187017

Rare BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL George Washington Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393093430206

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 14, 1775  * Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston * George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.  When it comes to the military events of the Revolutionary War, I'm not sure the content gets too much better. Page 3 has an excellent and detailed account of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Headed with: "Copy of a letter from Mr. Isaac Lathorp, one of the Provincial Congress at Watertown", his letter is datelined "June 22, 177... See More  

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Ends February 12, 2021 08:50

$13,790.00
186809

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373417360404

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 27, 1779  * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 11. The front page reports on a letter "...from a tory in England to his friend in New York, written in cypher...Upon deciphering it, it was found that the writer gives a very serious account of the uneasiness, tumults and mobs in England...destination of the fleet that lately left New York...some conjecture was bound to Georgia, others to Canada, while others suspect it is designed for Chesapeake Bay to form a junction with the troops of ... See More  

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Ends February 04, 2021 09:03

$1,075.00
185816

RULES OF CRICKET Laws of Bat-And-Ball Game ESTABLISHED 1789 England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393015713195

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789   *  A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads: "This game, at present so fashionable, and at all times so creditable and manly, will, it is feared, receive a check from the variable state of the weather. While the frequent showers, however, are preventing cricket from being played so often as it otherwise would, it may not be amiss to compensate to inexperienced batsmen and bowlers for the loss they sustain in being deprive... See More  

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Ends December 13, 2020 15:14

$2,600.00
184524

Rare TOMBSTONE EPITAPH Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral AZ Arizona 1881 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373226054927

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881 * Best Old West title to be had * Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture. This issue was printed just ten days prior to the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. This issue even has mention of the Earps, with a page 3 report of a scuffle which reads: "...Col. A. G. P. George became enraged yesterday at Harry Barron's over a matter of a small bill, and it is said was using some ve... See More  

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Ends October 21, 2020 09:51

$2,265.00
183839

Great RMS TITANIC SINKING White Star Ocean Liner Iceberg Disaster 1912 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373154638752

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: OAKLAND TRIBUNE, California, April 16, 1912 * Great RMS Titanic sinking issue for display One of the better issues on the Titanic tragedy we have offered in some time, as the banner headline announces: "868 RESCUED FROM WRECK; 1350 BRAVE MEN PERISH". There are four related front page photos including one of the Titanic and one of Capt. E. J. Smith. Plus various subheads on the tragedy include: "J.J. Astor And Isador Strauss Among Missing" "Women Rescued While Men Go Down To Death" "Names of Survivors Are Sent by Wireless After Six Hours' Difficult Work" "Only Survivors of Disaster Are Taken on the Steamship Carpathia; Other Vessels Fail to Arrive in Time Upon Scene..." and even more. And the great coverage continues o... See More  

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Ends September 19, 2020 15:02

$2,475.00
183582

VIRGINIA GAZETTE Very Rare Colonial Williamsburg Pre Rev. War 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392900991036

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 31, 1775 * Extremely rare publication * Pre Revolutionary War This newspaper was published Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia with terrific content. Almost two-thirds of the front page is taken up with an article pointing out the tensions between America and England. One item notes: "...that when the Scarbourgh should arrive in England with an account of our proceedings in the province, and when the Suffolk Resolves, with the acts of the Continental Congress thereupon, should be rece... See More  

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Ends September 07, 2020 10:57

$4,950.00
183359

ABRAHAM LINCOLN Ford's Theatre John Wilkes Booth ASSASSINATION in 1865 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373129814146

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK HERALD, April 16, 1865 * Abraham Lincoln's assassination * John Wilkes Booth- Ford's Theatre This date was a Sunday, and only rarely were Sunday newspapers bound into volumes held by libraries. As such, this date is arguably more scarce than the issue of April 15. And when it comes to graphic appeal, I would suggest that this edition of the 16th surpasses that of the 15th. All columns on all 8 pages have black mourning rules for the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Almost the entire first column of the front page is taken up with headlines on the assassination and the reaction of the nation, including: "OUR LOSS" "The Great National Calamity" "DEATH of the PRESIDENT" "Sad Details of the Terrible Event" "T... See More  

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Ends August 28, 2020 13:41

$1,765.00
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

$2,935.00
182768

Best THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE Illinois Conflagration Disaster 1871 Chic. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865264473

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO EVENING POST--EXTRA, Oct. 10, 1871 * Great Chicago fire disaster * From the same city (very rare) This is perhaps the very best Chicago Fire issue we have offered. Not only is it from Chicago, but it is a day earlier than any other report we have offered from Chicago. Most of the first column is taken up with heads including; "CHICAGO IN FLAMES" "An All-Night Carnival of the Fire Fiend!" "The Most Extensive & Devastating Conflagration of the 19th Century!" "A Fire Originates in the West Division, Destroys Several Acres of Buildings, Crosses the South Branch to the South Division, Sweeps through the business Heart of the City, Leaps the Main River, and Lays Waste the Entire North Side!" "Thousands of Families ... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:31

$1,175.00
182761

Very Rare DEADWOOD Lawrence County SOUTH DAKOTA Gold Mining Town 1878 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865262994

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: BLACK HILLS DAILY PIONEER, Deadwood City, Black Hills, Nov. 24, 1878 * Very rare & desired publication * Famous wild West town * "Wild Bill" Hickok fame This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light. This issue is from the "heyday" of the Wild West. Some of the most celebrated names of the Old West passed through Deadwood, not the least of whom was "Wild Bill" Hickok, who was famously murdered in this town just two years previous. The ftpg. has column heads including: "Brutal Acts Practiced by a Lawless Officer" "More Serious Indian Troubles in Oregon" "The Whites Killi... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:28

$1,350.00
181523

Extremely RARE 17th Century OXFORD EDITION England Gazette 1665 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373060765414

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) * One of the earliest & rarest of newspapers to be had This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 were published in Oxford (actually published simultaneously in London & Oxford), and when the contagion had subsided & the Court returned to London this newspaper went with it and renamed itself "The London Gazette" with issue #24, and the rest is history. The London Gazette still publishes to this day.... See More  

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Ends June 21, 2020 08:53

$1,530.00
181245

Best ABRAHAM LINCOLN Assassination Ford's Theatre 1865 Washington D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373050980404

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SUNDAY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1865 * Abraham Lincoln assassination (historic) * It is BEST to have reports from the city where an event occurred. As might be imagined newspapers from Washington reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are exceedingly scarce and exceedingly desirable. Although newspapers from New York & Philadelphia remain among the most sought-after because of their proximity to Washington and the stature of big city newspapers, they pale in comparison to a newspaper from the city where the assassination happened. In our 43 years in the rare newspaper business we may have offered 3 or 4 from the nation's capital. This is one of them. This is a Sunday issue so the reportin... See More  

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Ends June 13, 2020 07:17

$2,400.00
181151

Rare TOMBSTONE EPITAPH Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral AZ Arizona 1881 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392791942899

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 10, 1881 * Best Old West title to be had * Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture. This issue was printed less than 2 months before the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The top of page 2 has: "The citizens of Las Vegas have presented the plucky sheriff, Pat Garrett, with a purse of $1078.50 for his services in killing Billy the 'Kid'. " Among the several legal notices for "Mining Applications" is: "... See More  

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Ends June 08, 2020 13:33

$2,750.00
181150

Historic GREAT FIRE OF LONDON Medieval City Conflagration 1666 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373046230616

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 24, 1666 * The Great London Fire period coverage * Among the earliest of newspapers to be had One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666. Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publishing in 1666 was extremely small, this title certainly being the most significant. The back page contains a report of a Proclamation by the King asking residents to bring in surveys of their property concerning their losses from the Great Fire, for compensation. The text reads in part: "His Majesty having been graciously pleased by h... See More  

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Ends June 08, 2020 13:33

$1,350.00
181062

Historic GETTYSBURG ADDRESS Abraham Lincoln's Speech 1863 Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373043062027

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Nov. 20, 1863 * President Abraham Lincoln's famous speech * Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery It would be difficult to argue for a more historic or significance speech from the 19th century, let alone the Civil War. As it was not printed in a newspapers of the day, this report with the full text of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address remains one of the more desired issues by collectors. Page 2 contains an article headed "Consecration Of The Gettysburg Cemetery" giving considerable detail on the events and ends with the portion headed: "A Closing Address by President Lincoln" which includes a complete printing of his famous speech beginning: "Four score and seven year... See More  

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Ends June 05, 2020 14:57

$2,550.00
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
180642

Historic FUNDING ACT OF 1790 Congress George Washington Signs 1790 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392770668181

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 7, 1790 * United States Funding Act of 1790 * President George Washington signs * Also John Adams & Thomas Jefferson Taking about a full page of text, including almost all of page 2 is: "An Act making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. This was the very historic Funding Act of 1790 which was passed on August 4, 1790 by the United States Congress to address the issue of funding of the domestic debt incurred by the individual colonies during the Revolutionary War and when they were in confederation before the organization of the federal government. By the Act the new federal government a... See More  

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Ends May 20, 2020 15:16

$3,250.00
180541

Unique JEFFERSON DAVIS CAPTURED Confederate President 1865 Miniature BROADSIDE


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373023203003

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865 * Very rare miniature broadside * Capture of Jefferson Davis * President of the Confederacy A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines. The three headlines announce: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT ! " "Capture of Jeff. Davis and His Staff" "Col. Pritchard, of Mich., His Captor". The report includes the dispatch from Maj.-Gen. Wilson to General U.S. Grant & the Secretary of War which notes in part: "I have the honor to report that at day-light on the 10th inst. Col. Pritchard...captured Jeff. Davis and family, with R... See More  

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Ends May 16, 2020 09:47

$2,300.00
180540

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373023202895

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1779 * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 32. Page 2 has: "By the King. A Proclamation" which begins: "Whereas we have received intelligence that preparations are making by our enemies to invade this our kingdom...". Also on pg. 2 are various reports from Charleston, one item concerning: "...return of General Mackintosh from the northward into Georgia, a military force is collecting in the interior part of that country...", then a report concerning British ships in port at Beau... See More  

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Ends May 16, 2020 09:47

$1,150.00
179717

Rare GEORGE WASHINGTON & Battle of Bunker Hill Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392729059937

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 7, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston * George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief * Very rare American Revolutionary War era publication This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia, as any experienced collector is aware. Simply a terrific issue, containing reports on the historic Battle of Bunker Hill, Washington being named commander--in-chief of the Continental Army, and much more. The notable reports are on page 2, one datelined "Norwich, J... See More  

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Ends April 16, 2020 11:56

$10,000.00
179615

THE GREAT LONDON FIRE Charles II of England Forms Building Codes 1666 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392724084254

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 17, 1666 * The Great London Fire disaster * Charles II of England creates safety codes Certainly one of the more notable events in London history was the Great Fire which began on September 2. Very shortly thereafter, in an effort to rebuild London in a safe manner, the King issue various directives as to how the city would be rebuilt. This text takes nearly half of the back page with a few portions including: "In the first place, upon the desires of the Lord Mayor...He is pleased to prohibit the hasty building of any edifices till such speedy care be taken for the re-edification of the city as may best secure it from the like accidents, & raise it to a greater beauty and comeli... See More  

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Ends April 12, 2020 07:44

$1,565.00
179478

Very Rare & Famous WALLPAPER Vicksburg MS Mississippi 1863 Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372977289710

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY CITIZEN, Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 2 (4), 1863 * Most sought Confederate newspaper to be had ? A fascinating newspaper and arguably the most famous of any newspaper printed on Confederate soil, not just for being printed on the back of wallpaper (many others were as well) but because of the circumstances which surrounded the creation of this issue. This newspaper was edited and published by J. M. Swords. As the Union siege of this strategic city wore on, his supply of paper ran out, so the publisher resorted to the use of wallpaper, as did several other Southern editors during the rebellion. On this substitute Swords printed the following dates: June 16, 18, 20, 27, 30, and July 2, 1863. Each was a single... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2020 08:46

$5,250.00
179122

Historic CORNWALLIS Surrenders at YORKTOWN Revolutionary War 1781 U.K. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392696266711

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781 * Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown * Revolutionary War ending * Historic item - 1st report This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War. Although the formal letter from Cornwallis announcing the surrender would appear in the next issue, that issue dated Nov. 29 was simply a more formal announcement as the "news" was in this issue of November 27. Page 4 has a report headed: "London" which includes: "We are sorry to communicate to our readers the following authentic particulars of the disast... See More  

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Ends March 21, 2020 08:45

$2,450.00
178339

Extremely RARE 17th Century OXFORD EDITION England Gazette 1665 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372921053428

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 4, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) * Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 were published in Oxford (actually published simultaneously in London & Oxford), and when the contagion had subsided & the Court returned to London this newspaper went with it and renamed itself "The London Gazette" with issue #24, and the rest is history. This is issue number 15. The front pag... See More  

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Ends February 20, 2020 07:42

$1,350.00
178157

Rare TOMBSTONE EPITAPH Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral AZ Arizona 1881 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372912769334

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, July 26, 1881 * Best Old West title to be had * Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture. This issue was printed exactly 3 months prior to the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. This issue even has mention of the Earps, with a page 3 legal notice for a mining claim beginning: "United States Land Office...Notice is hereby given that Robert J. Winders for himself and his co-claimants, Virgil W. E... See More  

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Ends February 13, 2020 15:08

$2,600.00
177722

Best KING JAMES II of England & Queen Mary Coronation 1685 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372883979653

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685 * Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary * Best title to be had - rare as such This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph preface reading: "This day being the Festival of St. George, the Coronation of their sacred Majesties King James the Second and Queen Mary was performed at Westminster in manner following..." and what follows is the lengthy text on the ceremonies. Given the historic nature of this report the full text is shown in the photos below, portions includ... See More  

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Ends January 20, 2020 15:09

$1,250.00
177474

Historic & Rare GREAT FIRE OF LONDON Medieval City Conflagration 1666 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372874803126

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, September 3, 1666 * The Great London Fire issue (historic) This issue certainly ranks as one of the premiere issues of all 17th century newspapers, announcing one of the most tragic events of the period. This issue was published during the outbreak of what would be known as the Great London Fire, which destroyed much of the city of London. Since it was an early report, the article is found at the bottom of the back page of this single sheet issue, beginning with the dateline: "London, Sept. 2 About two o'clock this morning a sudden and lamentable fire brake out in this City which continues still with great violence, and hath already burnt down to the ground many houses thereabouts..." with further... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2020 10:14

$8,750.00
176880

1ST DUKE OF MONMOUTH James Scott Tower Hill Execution BEHEADING 1685 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372848371479

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 16, 1685 * James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth * Tower Hill execution - beheading The report of great significance is the rather brief, yet very historic, found on page 2 & datelined from Whitehall, July 15: "This day the late Duke of Monmouth, being attained of High Treason by Act of Parliament, was Beheaded on a scaffold for that purpose; erected on Tower Hill." This is prefaced with another Whitehall report dated July 13 which foretold his doom, with: "This afternoon the late Duke of Monmouth and the late Lord Gray, with the German, were brought hither by water from Foxhall; and about eight in the evening were carried to the Tower in the Kings Barges, guarded by several... See More  

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Ends December 20, 2019 09:08

$1,830.00
176064

Very Rare CONFEDERATE BROADSIDE Chattanooga Tennessee Civil War 1863 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392492449343

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY REBEL, Chattanooga, Tennessee, June 18, 1863 * Very rare Confederate publication * Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia An extremely rare broadside newspaper and a great title for a Confederate newspaper. This is the vol. 1 number 270 issue of a title which began August 1, 1862. This issue is dated from just prior to the Confederate invasion of the North and the Battle of Gettysburg. This is a folio size newspaper having 4 pages, however much as we have seen in a few other newspapers, the layout is such that page 1 has the spine at the right side with printing on the one side only. The reverse is blank. The front page has column heads noting: "Glorious Victory in Virginia!" "Millroy's Whole Army Captur... See More  

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Ends November 21, 2019 11:12

$3,350.00
175940

Best BABE RUTH'S CALLED SHOT New York Yankees World Series Photos 1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392483912136

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, October 2, 1932 * Babe Ruth's called shot (first report) * New York Yankees World Series (game 3) * Chicago Cubs - Wrigley Field * Best title to be had - very rare This could well be the most desired newspaper in baseball history. This edition reports the famous Babe Ruth "called shot" home run in the 1932 World Series. As a bit of background, the following is on the Baseball Hall of Fame website: "One of the most famous home runs in World Series history happened on Oct. 1, 1932 during Game 3 of the 1932 World Series. It was the New York Yankees vs. the Chicago Cubs, and the Yankees won the first 2 games at Yankee Stadium. Game 3 was at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Charlie Root w... See More  

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Ends November 16, 2019 13:22

$8,750.00
174542

Best UFO Extraterrestrial TRAVIS WALTON Alien Abduction 1975 Show Low Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392370636272

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: WHITE MOUNTAIN INDEPENDENT, Show Low, Arizona, Nov. 14, 1975 * Travis Walton U.F.O. abduction * Best newspaper to be had ? * Holy grail of extraterrestrial reports ? A truly fascinating newspaper and very rare as this is essentially the "hometown newspaper" of perhaps the most famous alien abduction case in American history known as the Travis Walton UFO Incident. This small town, weekly newspaper published just 38 miles from the abduction site involving Travis Walton, who lived in nearby Snowflake, Arizona. Websites have considerable detail on the abduction details of Walton, which are summarized in this newspaper as well. The front page includes a photo of Walton with the caption beginning: "UFO Passenger?..." as w... See More  

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Ends November 06, 2019 06:31

$2,500.00
175325

Very Rare 1852 FREDERICK DOUGLASS NEWSPAPER North Star Slavery Slaves Abolition


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372775127459

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, August 13, 1852 * Extremely rare title We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847. Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. Among the various articles in this issue are those headed "Cotton Divinity and Infidelity" "The Free Colored People's Convention" "Free Soil Convention" "Light In The South" "Second Anti-Slavery Festival" "Counterpart to Uncle Tom" &... See More  

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Ends October 18, 2019 14:41

$7,250.00
175283

Extremely RARE 17th Century OXFORD EDITION England Gazette 1665 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372773855528

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22 * Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 were published in Oxford (actually published simultaneously in London & Oxford), and when the contagion had subsided & the Court returned to London this newspaper went with it and renamed itself "The London Gazette" with issue #24, and the rest is history. This is issue number 22. T... See More  

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Ends October 17, 2019 14:33

$1,740.00
174543

Very Rare CONFEDERATE BROADSIDE Chattanooga Tennessee Civil War 1863 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392370636411

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY REBEL, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sept. 1, 1863 * Very rare Confederate item * Chickamauga campaign An extremely rare broadside newspaper, and the first we have added to our inventory in 43 years. There is no volume or issue number, however this title began August 1, 1862. This issue is dated from the midst of the Chickamauga Campaign in Southeastern Tennessee and Northwestern Georgia. Although it began as a folio size, four page newspaper, at this point it was reduced to a smaller size, single sheet. And this issue being a broadside, it is blank on the reverse. The format makes it appear much like a "camp" newspaper as the exigencies of war in its backyard must certainly have caused a struggle for the printing... See More  

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Ends September 06, 2019 07:31

$4,150.00
173995

14 Best DRED SCOTT CASE Slavery Slaves Supreme Court 1857 Wash. D.C. Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392332104065

Offered are 14 original, historic, & collectible old newspapers: A terrific lot of 14 issues of the DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., covering the historic Supreme Court decision of the Dred Scott case. The March 7 issue contains at the top of page 3: "Important Decision Of The Supreme Court". It begins: "Washington, March 6 -- The opinion of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case was delivered today by Chief Justice Taney. It was a full & elaborate statement of the views of the Court. They have decided the following all important points:..." followed by the four key points in their decision, including: "1st. [Blacks], whether slaves or free...are not citizens of the United States by the Constitution...". This is followed by the minority decision of Justice Nel... See More  

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Ends August 08, 2019 08:16

$6,750.00
173246

Best FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW ACT Millard Fillmore Signs 1850 Washington DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392304429000

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 19, 1850 * Fugitive Slave Law - Act * Millard Fillmore signs into law * Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers * Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare) Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in this newspaper. Collectors always desire to have notable governmental reports in newspapers from the nation's capital. Not surprisingly most of this four page issue is taken up with verbatim debates in the Senate (consuming all of page 1 & most of page 2), with page 3 mostly taken up with reports headed: "Congress--In Senate" and further on: "Hou... See More  

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Ends June 27, 2019 15:00

$4,600.00
173190

Very Rare SWEDISH INTELLIGENCER Publisher Nathaniel Butter 1632 London NEWSBOOK


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392302409316

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SWEDISH INTELLIGENCER, "The Second Part", London, 1632 * Very rare 17th century periodical * Publisher Nathaniel Butter A quite rare newsbook by the famed publishing team of Nathaniel Butter and Nicholas Bourne who are credited with being the founders of the English language periodical format, taken from like-publishers in Germany & Amsterdam. Curiously some of the first English language periodicals were printed in Amsterdam. This title, item #847 in Crane & Kaye's "Census Of Newspapers 1620-1800", is among the earliest printed in England, 1621 being credited as the earliest. Records show there were six different issues of "The Swedish Intelligencer" printed from 1632 to 1635. This is the "second part", or issue ... See More  

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Ends June 23, 2019 14:32

$4,450.00
172622

VERY Rare & Early AMERICAN Colonies Colonial Boston New England 1740 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372662074037

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740 * Earliest of American newspapers to be had This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a single issue in 1690 before being suppressed & destroyed by the Royal Governor of Massachusetts Bay (the only surviving issue is in London). This issue is among the earliest American newspapers we have offered. Not surprisingly much of the news on the front page is from London & other parts of Europe, however there are reports datelined: "Philadelphia" and "New York"... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2019 15:00

$3,540.00
170184

Rare TOMBSTONE EPITAPH Post Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Arizona 1881 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372576029634

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, Dec. 4, 1881 * Best Old West title to be had * Post Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture. This issue was printed just five weeks after the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. A wealth of local and regional reports including most of a column headed: "Local Splinters". Mining items & announcements, court proceedings, and even a mention of Billy the Kid under the heading: "Murderers Out of Limbo". The report is da... See More  

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Ends February 21, 2019 15:25

$2,275.00
170152

PHILADELPHIA PA Colonial Pennsylvania Very Rare & Early 1736 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392220633641

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

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Ends February 20, 2019 15:52

$3,675.00
169989

Best WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON President Inauguration 1841 Washington DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372568894344

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1841 * President William Henry Harrison inauguration * Inaugural address - best title to be had (rare) Perhaps the best newspaper to be had on the inauguration of William Henry Harrison as the nation's ninth President, this being the premier newspaper from the nation's capital. Most of page 2 is taken up with: "THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS of Gen. William Henry Harrison, March 4, 1841, On entering Upon the Duties of the office of President of the United States". Fully half of page 3 is taken up with excellent coverage of the inaugural proceedings & ceremonies. Among the column heads: "THE INAUGURATION" "The Procession" "The President Elect" "Approaching The Capito... See More  

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Ends February 14, 2019 15:50

$1,250.00
169361

Historic CONSTITUTION CONVENTION BEGINS w/ George Washington 1787 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392196345916

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787 * Constitutional Convention begins * George Washington elected 1st president An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newspaper to report this event, which significantly includes the election of George Washington as its President. From Philadelphia is a report of various arrivals by boat, and a note: "...General Pinkeney and major Butler, we hear, are delegates to the convention. Friday, at the state house in this city, seven states were fully represented in con... See More  

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Ends January 17, 2019 15:54

$3,675.00
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