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JEFFERSON DAVIS Confederate President CAUGHT & Conspirators Trial 1865 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372286981408

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 15, 1865 * Confederate President Jefferson Davis caught * Mention of him wearing women's clothes * Abraham Lincoln murder trial The first column of the front page has some very nice heads in larger type than normal announcing the capture of the President of the Confederacy, Jeff Davis, including: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT" "THE CAPTURE OF JEFF. DAVIS" "He is Surprised at Irwinsville, Ga., on the 10th" "Jeff. Tries to Escape in Women's Clothes" "A Painful Mistake" and more. Plus there is a ftpg. article headed: "The Assassination" with courtroom testimony taking over 3 columns--interesting reading. There are further reports and headlines on page 6 as well, with the heading:... See More  

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Ends May 24, 2018 14:40

$163.00
160358

SAMUEL ADAMS Founding Father & Governor of Massachusetts DEATH 1803 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391959840444

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 8, 1803 * Samuel Adams death * Governor of Massachusetts The top of page 2 has a rather unassuming article: "Yesterday morning the death of Mr. SAMUEL ADAMS, Esq. late Governor of this Commonwealth, was announced to the inhabitants by the tolling of all the bells in town. Mr. Adams has long been a valetudinarian; and has experienced much of the indisposition and bodily pain natural to the infirmities of age. He had reached his 81st year." Four pages, some light foxing, nice condition.

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Ends February 10, 2018 12:25

$74.00
160354

Rare & Very Famous BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Pennsylvania Gazette Imprint 1765 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391959831085

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, January 3, 1765 * Most famous of newspapers * Benjamin Franklin (rare) This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by the partnership of Franklin & Hall as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B. FRANKLIN, Post-Master, and D. HALL, at the New-Printing-Office, near the Market." (see) Franklin's imprint only appeared in the Pennsylvania Gazette through 1765. Among page 2 reports from London: "Yesterday morning 42 convicts, men and women, were carried from Newgate, and put on board a lighter at Black-fry... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2018 12:10

$2,950.00
160221

Confederate President JEFFERSON DAVIS Indictment for High Treason 1866 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372183714847

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 11, 1866 * Confederate president Jefferson Davis * Official indictment for treason Page 3 has an article: "Jeff. Davis Indicted for Treason" which has near the beginning: "Yesterday Jefferson Davis was indicted for treason by the Grand Jury of the United States...and the trial of the prisoner, it is supposed, will take place in June..." with more. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends February 02, 2018 15:52

$38.00
159670

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War INDEPENDENCE YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372161604759

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) * Post Declaration of Independence Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning: "Being deeply interested in the welfare of America, I think it my duty to communicate a matter of intelligence...may be rendered conducive to the restoration of a desirable peace...request....permission...to lay the same before the General Congress..." and more, signed: Drummond. This is followed by Washington's s... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 15:27

$1,350.00
159636

Historic PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Death 1st Report John Adams 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372161301144

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 28, 1799 * President George Washington's death * Historic 1st report (rare) The front page begins with a nice letter from "The Senate...To the President of the United States" noting that they wish: "...to express to you their deep regret for the loss their country sustains in the death of General George Washington..." with much more. This is followed by the: "President's Answer" to the Senate, signed in type: John Adams. Then a report from the House of Representatives discussing: "...a suitable mode of commemorating the death of General Washington..." Also another letter concerning the death of Washington. But certainly the great content is on page two where... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 07:44

$1,875.00
159289

FLOYD COLLINS Mammoth Cave Kentucky Explorer Found DEAD 1925 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391935100555

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TIMES, February 17, 1925 * William Floyd Collins... Cave explorer * Trapped - found dead (1st report) * Mammoth Cave, Kentucky The top of the front page has a three column headline: "FIND FLOYD COLLINS DEAD IN CAVE TRAP ON 18TH DAY; LIFELESS AT LEAST 24 HOURS; FOOT MUST BE AMPUTATED TO GET BODY OUT" with many subheads including: "Discovery Is A Surprise", "Bayonets Guard Shaft" and more. A related ftpg. photo as well. Much more on page 2 with a nice pictorial. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. The reports about efforts to save him became a nationwide newspaper sensation and among the first major news stories to become a ... See More  

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Ends December 27, 2017 15:30

$88.00
158450

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS Message Signed in Type re. France Relations 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391913831229

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 21, 1798 * John Adams signed message * 18th century American original Page 2 contains a message from the President of the United States signed in type: John Adams, concerning relations with France. Page 3 has a brief mention of the reading of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature titled: "an Act for suppressing rogues, vagabonds and other idle, disorderly and lewd persons." Four pages, decorative masthead, scattered light foxing, generally very nice condition.

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Ends November 25, 2017 13:41

$46.00
157505

WASHINGTON D.C. Created Seat of Government - District of Columbia 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391894679351

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791 * Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government * President George Washington & Thomas Jefferson The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be created. The text includes in part: "...the State of Maryland...cede(d) to Congress a district of ten miles square in this State for the seat of the Government of the United States..." and also: "...General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...An Act for the cession of ten miles square within this State to the United States in ... See More  

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Ends October 25, 2017 07:35

$545.00
156662

JEFFERSON DAVIS Inauguration Inaugural Address 1861 NC Confederate Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391876686316

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, February 20, 1861 * Confederate president Jefferson Davis * Inauguration - inaugural address Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchange for munitions, clothing & food. As such it was barricaded by Union forces during the war, but blockade runners had some success in getting supplies through. It is just 170 miles north of Charleston, where the Civil War began. Nei... See More  

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Ends September 29, 2017 07:30

$455.00
154396

SAMUEL ADAMS Act & USS United States Navy Frigate Construction 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371967963523

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 3, 1796 * USS United States construction * Samuel Adams act The first column on the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has: "French Victory on the Rhine" concerning Buonaparte. Also: "Intercourse With Canada". Also a brief yet notable report from Philadelphia: "The building of the United States Frigate, now constructing in Southwark, goes on rapidly. Some progress has already been made in planking her." (see). Four pages, a bit of light foxing, very nice condition.

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Ends June 30, 2017 08:07

$59.00
154083

JAY TREATY RATIFICATION Benjamin Franklin & Captain James Cook 1795 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391788320558

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1795 * Jay Treaty ratification * Captain James Cook * Benjamin Franklin Included are two correspondences concerning the conflicting information on whether Ben Franklin requested that Capt. Cook, in his naval adventures, not be taken by American naval forces during the Revolutionary War (see). Near the back are a few bits of: "American News" with datelines from Quebec and New York, the latter noting: "The Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between Great Britain & the United States of America, was ratified on the 24th by the Senate of the United States. It is understood that this is the final decision of the United States on the subject...". T... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2017 13:58

$57.00
153908

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371946388818

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

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Ends June 09, 2017 12:28

$125.00
153680

1796 SAMUEL ADAMS ACT Acuishnet River New Bedford MA BRIDGE 1796 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371932109233

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 17, 1796 * Samuel Adams act The front page has "An ACT for incorporating certain persons for the purpose of building a Bridge over the Acuishnet River in the town of New-Bedford." signed in type by the Mass. governor: Samuel Adams. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends May 27, 2017 07:19

$45.00
152439

Famous UNITE OR DIE Benjamin Franklin CARTOON Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371876268155

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774 * 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, conside... See More  

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Ends March 26, 2017 15:04

$18,500.00
150763

SAMUEL ADAMS Massachusetts Governor State Address 1796 Old Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391662683259

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796 * Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor * 18th century American original The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 26, 2017 14:21

$45.00
146848

Mutineer RICHARD PARKER (Sailor) Execution President John Adams 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391533472777

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 6, 1797 * Richard Parker execution for mutiny * President John Adams The front page has: "Execution of Parker, the Mutineer", a rather infamous British sailor who was executed for his role as president of the so-called "Floating Republic", a naval mutiny in the Royal Navy (see hyperlink for much more). Also an address to the President from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, with his response signed in type: John Adams. Four pages, loss to a lower corner, some wear at folds, foxing.

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Ends September 14, 2016 08:02

$38.00
144218

President JOHN ADAMS Letter 18th Century New York City 1798 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371625871192

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPECTATOR, New York, April 18, 1798 Page 2 has a letter: "To the Grand Inquest of the U.S. for the District of Pennsylvania" signed in type: John Adams. Much other news of the day & wealth of ads as well. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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Ends June 11, 2016 15:06

$48.00
143611

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY Published by Isaiah Thomas 1799 Worcester MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371607182854

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 6, 1799 * 18th century American title The front page has a Message from the President to Congress forwarding various letters relative to the affairs with France, signed in type: John Adams. Includes letters signed in type by Timothy Pickering & E. Gerry. Also on the ftpg. is a notice concerning changes to the newspaper, signed in type by the famous publisher: Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends May 22, 2016 14:43

$41.00
143557

President BENJAMIN HARRISON State of the Union Address Annual 1890 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371606894564

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ALLEGANY COUNTY REPORT, Wellsville, New York, Dec. 4, 1890 * President Benjamin Harrison * State of the Union Address Page 4 has: "The President's Message" "A Voluminous And Comprehensive Document" plus other subheads (see). The President's annual state-of-the-Union address concludes on page 5 and is signed in type: Benjamin Harrison. Complete in 8 pages usual browning, generally good condition.

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Ends May 22, 2016 06:43

$34.00
143555

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Philadelphia Statue & Richard Henry Lee 1792 Concord Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371606893082

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, May 16, 1792 * Benjamin Franklin as Noble Roman (Statue) Page 3 has a report about the inscription to be engraved on the statue of Benjamin Franklin. A brief item says that the Vice President obtained a leave of absence from the Senate due to a "bad state of health". Another item notes: "The Hon. Richard Henry Lee, Esq. is appointed President, pro tempore, of the Senate...". Two small engravings within the masthead as well. Four pages in good condition.

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Ends May 22, 2016 06:40

$47.00
141902

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371565046554

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

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Ends March 31, 2016 10:15

$58.00
141837

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391395808152

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

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Ends March 30, 2016 08:13

$50.00
139801

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Austrian Classical Music Composer Vienna DEATH 1809 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371520110288

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: BOSTON PATRIOT, Aug. 19, 1809 * Franz Joseph Haydn death * Classical music composer * Vienna, Austria Page 2, under the "Died" is a small announcement "At Vienna, May 31st, Hayden, [Hadyn] the celebrated musical composer, aged 76." (see) Most of the front page is taken up with the continued: "Correspondence of the Late President Adams" Four pages, scattered foxing, generally good.

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Ends January 28, 2016 11:11

$58.00
139764

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391352257687

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

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Ends January 28, 2016 07:59

$58.00
138373

JOHN ADAMS Thomas Jefferson Acts of Congress re. Military & more 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371488845491

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 23, 1798 The back page has most of a column taken up with two Acts of Congress, headed by a engraving of a heraldic eagle, one to: "enable the President...to Procure Cannon, Arms and Ammunition..." and the other: "To Authorize the President...to procure to be purchased or built, a number of small vessels to be equipped as gallies or otherwise." each signed in type by the President: John Adams, & by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson (see). Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

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Ends December 17, 2015 14:38

$57.00
137615

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371474410971

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

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Ends November 27, 2015 07:41

$47.00
137592

THOMAS JEFFERSON MEMORIAL Groundbreaking Ceremony TOTO the Clown 1938 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391305091548

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 16, 1938 * Jefferson Memorial begins construction (ground breaking) * President Thomas Jefferson honored * Toto the clown death Page 3 has one column headings that include: "ROOSEVELT LAUDS JEFFERSON'S DEEDS", "President, at Start of Memorial, Says Virginian Set Up Nation as a Democracy", "SITE HAILED AT EXERCISES" and more. Also a one column headline on page reads: "JEFFERSON'S MEMORIAL" 1st report coverage on the ground breaking ceremony for the initial beginning of the construction of the Jefferson Memorial. Page 2 has a two column heading: "Toto, Famous Clown, Dies at 50; Fails to Recover From Operation" with subhead and photo. (see) Other news, sports... See More  

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Ends November 26, 2015 14:22

$39.00
137200

United States PROVISIONAL ARMY President John Adams Approval ? 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391294798866

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 30, 1798 * President John Adams * Provisional Army ? The front page is taken up with: "Dispatches from the Envoys to France". Page 2 has reports from Congress concerning: "...into a committee of the whole on the bill...authorising the President to raise a provisional army...proposing to authorise the calling out of 20,000 of the militia...". Four pages, some foxing, very nice condition.

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Ends November 14, 2015 08:03

$42.00
136884

Benjamin FRANKLIN PROPHECY Forgery Antisemitic Speech Expose JEWS 1937 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371457694008

This issue is being offered as a piece of history. We at Rare Newspapers offer such items being mindful of Sir Winston Churchill's famous quote: "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it". Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 10, 1937 * Benjamin Franklin "Prophecy" "Forgery" * Antisemitic speech - Jewish - Jews * Charles A. Beard expose Page 9 has one column headings that include: "FRANKLIN FORGERY EXPOSED BY BEARD" "Anti-Semitic 'Prophecy' Cited in Germany Was Discredited by Historian 2 Years Ago" and more. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, a little margin wear, a few margin tape mends within, generally good.

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Ends November 05, 2015 14:18

$37.00
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