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191715

JACK 'LEGS' DIAMOND Irish Prohibition Gangster Liquor CONVICTION 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393455949073

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 10, 1931 * Gangster Jack 'Legs' Diamond convicted The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "DIAMOND RULE ENDED, DECLARES BENNETT" with subheads. (see) Complete with 34 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends August 21, 2021 07:39

$39.00
191658

Entering PROHIBITION 18th Amendment NO BEER LIQUOR Going Dry 1919 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393452241544

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, July 3, 1919  * Headed towards prohibition * Liquor - beer to be abolished The top of the first column reports on the progress towards Prohibition: "PLAN TO STOP SALE OF STRONG BEER" "Congress And Department Of Justice After 2 3/4 Per Cent Article" with the details taking over half a column. Nationwide Prohibition would formally begin in January, 1920. Complete in 8 pages, lightly toned, nice condition.

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Ends August 19, 2021 11:54

$32.00
191647

Rare PRO PROHIBITION Anti Alcohol Temperance w/ Jane Addams Photo 1896 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393452216596

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, May, 1896  * Young Women's Christian Temperance Union An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote. The front page features a photo of the renowned "Miss Jane Addams". Addams was an American settlement activist, reformer, social worker and author. She co-founded Chicago's Hull House, one of America's most famous settlement houses. Inside has an article on the Hull House. She was an important leader in the history of women's suffrage in the United States. Addams was awarded an honorary master of arts degree from Yale University, the first woman to receive an hono... See More  

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Ends August 19, 2021 11:47

$39.00
191635

OL' RIP THE HORNED TOAD Eastland TX Texas Courthouse Fame DEATH 1929 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373654511389

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 20, 1929 * Ol' Rip the Horned Toad death - lizard * Eastland, Texas Courthouse - entombed animal * Chicago gangland wars - gangsters - underworld The front page has a small one column heading within inset: "Toad That Set Scientists By the Ears Dies in Texas" (see) Page 16 has a one column heading: "CHICAGO GANG WARS KILL 125 IN 9 YEARS" with subheads. (see) This was less than a month away from the infamous St. Valentine's Day massacre. Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 30 pages, light toning at the margins, a little irregular along the spine, generally very nice. wikipedia notes: Ol' Rip (died January 19, 1929) was a horned lizard (commonly referred to as a "h... See More  

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Ends August 19, 2021 11:39

$45.00
191504

Early CHICAGO GANGSTERS ? Mafia "Black Hand" Extortion Crime 1908 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393439299820

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 4, 1908 * Early example of Chicago gangland crime ? *  Italian Mafia - "Black Hand" in it's infancy Page 2 has a two column heading: "BLACK HAND IS VISIBLE IN A CHICAGO CRIME" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Complete with 8 pages, small library stamp within the masthead, small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

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Ends August 12, 2021 15:07

$38.00
191469

Best Gangster AL 'Scarface' CAPONE Income Tax Evasion Case Photo 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373643919126

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, June 8, 1931  * Gangster Al 'Scarface' Capone * Income tax evasion case * Best title to be had (rare) The front page has a one column heading: "HUNT CAPONE'S HIDDEN RICHES FOR U. S. DEBT" with subhead. (see) Related photo is on the back page. Capone would plead guilty about a week later. Terrific to have this report in a Chicago newspaper, home to so much of the gangland activity during the Prohibition era. Complete with all 32 pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.

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Ends August 09, 2021 09:26

$78.00
191468

Best CHICAGO GANGLAND WARS Post Al 'Scarface' Capone Prohibition 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393434211630

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 28, 1933 * Chicago gangland wars * Post Al 'Scarface' Capone era * Prohibition & great depression * Best title to be had - rare as such The front page has a nice banner headline concerning the gangland wars in Chicago that reads: "START RACKET WAR ROUNDUP" with subheads. Nice for display. A few related photos are on the back  page. When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper" - attributed in part to its dramatic, banner headline... See More  

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Ends August 09, 2021 09:26

$40.00
191467

JOHN DILLINGER GANG ? Pana Illinois Bank Robbery Holdup 1934 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393434211481

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 20, 1934 * John Dillinger gang ? * Pana, Illinois bank robbery The top of the back page has a one column heading: "$27,629 BANK RAID LAID TO DILLINGER" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on a bank holdup at Pana, Illinois. I cannot find anything online that connects Dillinger to this robbery, so was it him ? Forty-four pages, various cutouts throughout including one on the front page (see), back page is untouched. Light toning and minor wear at the margins.

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Ends August 09, 2021 09:26

$36.00
191353

FRANK NITTI Al Capone Hitman SUICIDE Death Chicago Gangland 1932 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393428913828

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK POST, March 20, 1943 * Frank Nitti suicide death (1st report) * Al Capone henchman - gangsters Page 4 has a two column heading: "Capone Gang 'Brians' Couldn't Take It--Indicted, Kills Self" with photo. First report coverage on famous Al Capone hitman, Frank Nitti, killing himself to avoid jail time. Complete with 40 pages, tabloid size, light toning and minor wear at the margins,generally nice.

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Ends August 06, 2021 12:06

$52.00
191329

ENDING PROHIBITION 18th Amendment Repeal Liquor & BEER to RETURN 1933 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373635918520

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE RALEIGH TIMES, North Carolina, February 16, 1933 * 18th Amendment - prohibition * Senate votes to repeal - 21st Amendment The top of the front page has a banner headline: "Senate Passes Repeal Bill" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. First report coverage on the United States Senate approving the repeal of prohibition. Twelve pages, small piece torn away along the left margin (see), light even toning, a little margin wear, generally good.

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Ends August 02, 2021 10:23

$62.00
191318

The MAFIA COMMISSION TRIAL Five Crime Families Ends w/ GUILTY 1986 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373635911558

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: USA TODAY, Nov. 20, 1986 * The Mafia Commission trial ends * New York City crime families The top of page 3 has a five column heading: "'Headless' mob still dangerous" with subhead and photos of three of the family bosses. (see) Complete with all sections (40 pages), nice condition.

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Ends August 02, 2021 10:15

$56.00
191276

JOHN DILLINGER'S Chicago Theater Assassination & The Woman In Red 1934 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373633308384

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 30, 1934  * re. John Dillinger's assassination * Details of the plot to finally get him * The Woman in Red (Anna Sage) * Best title to be had ? - rare as such As a follow-up to the recent killing of gangster John Dillinger on the streets of Chicago, page 3 has a related article with one column heading: "INDIANA'S POLICE LAUNCH QUIZ ON DILLINGER DEATH" with subhead and two related photos, one which show Anna Sage. The back page has a interesting photo showing Dillinger's family starting a on stage showing. Terrific to have in this newspaper from the city where Dillinger was killed. The complete 30 page issue. This is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for the re... See More  

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Ends July 30, 2021 15:17

$68.00
191095

NYC Mobster LUCKY LUCIANO Conviction SENTENCED Mafia Genovese 1936 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393406510499

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SCRANTON TIMES, Penn., June 18, 1936  * Lucky Luciano luck ends  (1st report) * New York City gangster sentenced The front page has a two column heading: "'LONG PRISON SENTENCE GIVEN VICE RING CHIEF" with subhead. (see). Complete with 36 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good. Should be handled with care.

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Ends July 23, 2021 06:06

$77.00
191087

Jewish Mobster DUTCH SCHULTZ NYC Beer Baron Assassination FUNERAL 1935 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373625051948

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 29, 1935 * Arthur Dutch Schultz Flegenheimer funeral * Jewish gangster - beer baron - racketeer The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "SCHULTZ FUNERAL IS HELD SECRETLY" with subheads. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this topic. Complete with 42 pages, light toning at the margins, minor spine wear, generally very nice.

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Ends July 23, 2021 06:01

$44.00
191085

VITO GENOVESE Organized Crime Family Mafia Mobster Boss DEATH 1969 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373625042323

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., Feb. 15, 1969 * Vito Genovese death (1st report) * Italian American mobster boss * Organized crime family - Mafia Page 25 has a two column heading: "Vito Genovese, Crime Kingpin, Dies in Jail" (see) Complete with all 34 pages, nice condition.

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Ends July 23, 2021 05:52

$57.00
190961

ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE Al Capone Moran Chicago Gangster War 1929 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393399910122

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TIMES, February 17, 1929  * St. Valentine's Day Massacre * George 'Bugs' Moran & Al Capone The front page has one column heads reporting on the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre, including: "CHICAGO MOBILIZES POLICE FOR DRY WAR", "Chief, Linking Liquor With the Killing of Seven, Orders Men to 'Get the Murderers'", "Charge Against Police Is Also Sifted, but Moran, Leader of Gang, Cannot Fix Blame" and more (see). Some additional reporting on page 24. Complete 1st section only with all 30 pages, light toning at the margins, irregular along the spine, generally in good condition.

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Ends July 18, 2021 07:04

$52.00
190792

PAUL KELLY Five Points Gangsters Lower Manhattan Mobsters Terror 1905 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393388215932

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 5, 1905 * Paul Kelly - NYC gangster * Five Points Gang - mobsters * Lower Manhattan criminals The front page has a one column heading: "NOTORIOUS GANG AMUCK ON BOWERY" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Complete with 6 pages, a few small binding holes along the spine, small library stamp within the masthead, generally nice.

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Ends July 10, 2021 09:40

$44.00
190712

Best CHICAGO GANGLAND WARS Al 'Scarface' Capone Era - Prohibition 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393380827971

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Jan. 30, 1930 * Chicago gangland wars * Al 'Scarface' Capone era * Prohibition & great depression * Best title to be had - rare as such The front page has a great banner headline concerning the gangland wars in Chicago that reads: "13 HURT BY NORTH SIDE BOMB" with subheads. Nice for display. A few related photos are on the back  page. When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper" - attributed in part to its dramatic, banner headlines!... See More  

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Ends July 04, 2021 13:17

$48.00
190711

Best AL 'SCARFACE' CAPONE Alliance w/ Chicago Politicians Photos 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373603994132

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 12, 1931 * Chicago gangland wars * Al 'Scarface' Capone & politics * Mayor William "Big Jim" Thompson * Prohibition & great depression * Best title to be had - rare as such The front page has a great banner headline concerning the gangland wars in Chicago that reads: "CAPONE CITY HALL BOSS: LYLE" with subheads. Nice for display. Coverage continues on page with photos of Capone and one of his allies. Another related photo is on the back page. When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Trib... See More  

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Ends July 04, 2021 13:17

$78.00
190600

UNITED STATES PROHIBITION American Legion Votes to End Dry Era 1931 NY Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373600054864

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 25, 1931 * Prohibition in the United States * American Legion votes to end it * Wets vs. Drys in Congress The top of the front page has a three column headline: "LEGION DEMANDS DRY LAW REFERENDUM BUT VOTES DOWN NEW BONUS PROPOSAL; HYDE STUDIES BEER AS AID TO FARMING" with many subheads. Lengthy text continues inside. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, light toning at the margins, a little irregular along the spine, generally very nice.

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Ends July 01, 2021 08:11

$39.00
190549

FLOYD HAMILTION Bonnie & Clyde Gang - Public Enemy # 1 CAPTURED 1938 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373594522210

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, August 22, 1938 * Floyd Hamilton capture * Public enemy # 1 * Bonnie and Clyde fame Page 4 has a one column heading: "Hamilton Wants To Die in Chair" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the capture of the last of the Bonnie & Clyde gang, Floyd Hamilton. He was also public enemy # 1 at the time. Complete with 24 pages, light toning at the margins, small binding holes and a little swear along the spine, generally good.

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Ends June 27, 2021 10:33

$38.00
190315

PROHIBITION ENDS New York City BEER Liquor Shortage 1933 NY Times Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373585399291

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 26, 1933 * U.S. Prohibition ends in NYC * Beer - liquor returns The front page has one column headings: "CITY BEER SHORTAGE FEARED BY BREWERS" "New Jobs Put At 50,000" and more. (see) Much more on pages 2 & 3 with related photo. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete 1st section only with 32 pages, rag edition, minor spine wear, nice condition.

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Ends June 19, 2021 07:17

$57.00
190245

Best Mobster AL 'SCARFACE' CAPONE Tax Evasion Case CLOSES 1931 Chicago Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393322309497

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 17, 1931  * Gangster Al 'Scarface' Capone * Day of his guilty verdict * Infamous tax evasion trial * Best title to be had - very rare The front page has a one column heading: "FATE OF CAPONE WILL REST WITH THE JURY TODAY" with subhead and small photo of the leading prosecutor. Coverage continues on page 8. Capone would be found guilty on this very day. Although "Scareface" Al Capone was involved in many criminal activities, it was tax evasion which ultimately put him behind bars. He would receive the guilty verdict the following day. Terrific to have this report in a Chicago newspaper. Very rare as such. The complete 30 page newspaper and this is the "rag edition" printed on very high ... See More  

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Ends June 14, 2021 13:39

$115.00
190175

JOHN GOTTI Gambino Crime Family MOB BOSS Mafia GUILTY w/ Photos 1992 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393315081768

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NEWS, New York City, April 3, 1992 * John Gotti guilty verdict (1st report) * Mobster Boss - Gambino crime family This famous tabloid newspaper has a great displayable front page heading and photo concerning mob leader John Gotti's guilty verdict which ended up being his last day of freedom in society. The front page has a great headline: "GONE FELLA" with: "Gotti Goes Down On All Counts" and grainy photo. Nice for display. Much more on the following pages. Complete with all 32 pages, nice condition.

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Ends June 13, 2021 07:38

$90.00
190092

ALBERT ANASTASIA Murder Inc. Mob Boss Cosa Nostra ASSASSINATION 1957 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393312283038

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., October 26, 1957 * Mob boss Albert Anastasia assassination * Murder Inc. head The front page has a two column heading: "Gang Rule Fight Seen In Anastasia Murder" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the assassination of NYC mob boss, Albert Anastasia. Complete with 38 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.

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Ends June 11, 2021 08:13

$72.00
189875

Best HYMIE WEISS Gangster Bootlegger Mob Boss ASSASSINATED1924 Chicago Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393283447853

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 12, 1926 * Hymie Weiss assassination (1st report) * Chicago Polish mobster - bootlegger - racketeer * North Side Gang leader - gangster * Rival of Al 'Scarface' Capone * Best publication to be had - very rare ! The top of the front page has a nice banner headline: "KILL GUNMAN; LAWYER SHOT" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the assassination of Chicago mob boss Hymie Weiss. Weiss was known as 'the only man Al Capone feared'. Great to have in this World famous Chicago publication. Very rare as such. Twenty-eight pages, some margin wear and chipping with minimal text loss, some archival mending on page 2 to a few tears, still a nice item for display. Should be handled with care... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2021 13:17

$165.00
189821

STUDY CLUB FIRE Prohibition Era Nightclub Cabaret Detroit Michigan1929 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393276044945

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 21, 1929 * The Study club fire * Detroit, Michigan disaster * Illegal prohibition era nightclub The top of the front page has a one column heading: "18 DIE, 47 INJURED IN FIRE AND PANIC IN DETROIT CABARET" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the prohibition era Detroit, Michigan nightclub fire disaster shortly before the great stock market crash of 1929. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 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 whi... See More  

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Ends May 28, 2021 14:50

$42.00
189611

Final Days of PROHIBITION ENDING Beer & Liquor Returning 1933 Chicago Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393254839128

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, March 15, 1933 * Prohibition ending - beer returning * House passes 3.2 % beer bill The front page has a five column heading: "House Passes 3.2 Beer Bill 316 to 97" with subheads. More on page 4 and 2 related photos are on the back page. This led the way for president Roosevelt enacting the beer bill 9 days later which legalized the sale of beer and wine. When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper" - attributed in part to its dramatic, b... See More  

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Ends May 21, 2021 08:03

$72.00
189608

CARRIE NATION Temperance Criminal Expelled from White House 1903 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373549988364

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Penn., Nov. 19, 1903 * Carrie Nation ejected from White House * Temperance movement - pro-prohibition The top of the front page has a one column heading: "CARRIE NATION AT WHITE HOUSE" with subheads. (see) Eight pages, light, even toning, irregular along the spine, should be handled with care.

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Ends May 21, 2021 08:02

$44.00
189606

Best MIDWEST PROHIBITION WARS Alcohol Gangsters Battles 1931 Chicago Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373549985944

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 23, 1931 * Fort Wayne, Indiana alcohol war * Prohibition & great depression * Best title to be had - rare as such The front page has a great banner headline concerning the prohibition wars in the Midwest: "SLAYS TWO DRY TRAPPERS" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper" - attributed in part to its dramatic, banner headlines! Whether hanging on your wall or part of an ongoing collection, ... See More  

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Ends May 21, 2021 08:01

$40.00
189599

Best AL SCARFACE CAPONE Alcatraz Prison The Rock INSANE ? 1938 Chicago Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393254832833

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, February 16, 1938 * Gangster Al 'Scarface' Capone * Alcatraz federal prison "The Rock" * Best title to be had ? - rare as such The front page has a great banner headline: "CAPONE SANE, U. S. REPORTS" with subhead. Nice for display. When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper" - attributed in part to its dramatic, banner headlines! Whether hanging on your wall or part of an ongoing collection, these events are sure to capture the flavor o... See More  

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Ends May 21, 2021 07:55

$88.00
189491

Early AL CAPONE Gangster Gangland War Chicago Frankie Yale Murder 1928 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393246024696

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 10, 1928 * Early Al Capone report * Chicago gangster war * Alcohol - beer - prohibition era * re. Frankie Yale Uale murder Page 25 has one column headings that include: "CAPONE PUTS 5 HERE DAY UALE WAS SLAIN" "Politicians See Gangster" "Track Capone Gangsters" and more. Coverage on Capone this early are somewhat rare, prior to the St. Valentine's Day massacre. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Also on page 25 is a report that states that cigarette smoking does not cause cancer. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, light toning at the margins, a few small binding slits along the spine, generall... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2021 15:09

$48.00
189490

Best JOHNNY TORRIO Chicago Outfit Gangster Mob Boss SHOT 1925 Chicago Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373540537700

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Jan. 25, 1925 * Johnny Torrio assassination attempt (1st report) * Chicago Italian mobster - bootlegger - racketeer * Chicago Outfit Mafia crime family leader * Big Jim Colosimo successor  * Chief rival of Dean O'Banion - florist gangster * Best publication to be had - very rare ! The top of the front page has a terrific banner headline: "SHOOT TORRIO, BOSS OF VICE" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the assassination attempt of Chicago mob boss Johnny Torio. Reporting continues on page four with 2 related photos. Torrio was shot five times and escaped death as the gun jammed on the 6th and fatal head shot attempt by O'Banion gangsters. Al Capone made a visit to his mentor in the hos... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2021 15:08

$525.00
189473

AL 'SCARFACE' CAPONE Murder Plot & Stock Market Wall Street Lows 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373540147252

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 8, 1930 * Al 'Scarface' Capone murder plot ? * Chicago gangster - beer baron * Wall Street hits a new low * Great Depression era Page 18 has a one column heading: "Plot To Kill Al Capone Uncovered In Chicago" with subhead. (see) Page 19 has a one column heading: "STOCKS AT NEW LOWS IN WAVE IN SELLING" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the stock market hitting a new low near the beginning of the great depression. Complete with 36 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends May 14, 2021 09:44

$40.00
189383

KID CANN Minneapolis MN Jewish Mobster Gangster ACQUITTED Murder 1936 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393239276019

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, February 19, 1936 * Kid Cann - Isadore Blumenfeldd * Jewish-American mobster - gangster * Minneapolis, Minnesota organized crime The front page has a five column heading: "Acquit Cann in Liggett Slaying" with subheads. (see) Related photo is on the back page. First report coverage continues on page 2 with photo of Isadore Blumenfeld. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 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 subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary sub... See More  

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Ends May 09, 2021 08:12

$48.00
189265

Early AL "SCARFACE" CAPONE Prohibition Era Gangland Gangster War 1928 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393234290574

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 9, 1928 * Early Al Capone report * Chicago gangster war * Alcohol - beer - prohibition era Page 21 has small one column headings that include: ""Liquor Empire" Revealed "Capone Caused Uale Murder to Aid Huge Alcohol Plan, Police Hold" "Capone To Be Questioned" and more. (see) Reporting on Capone this early are somewhat rare, prior to the St. Valentine's Day massacre. Complete with 40 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

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Ends May 05, 2021 07:25

$44.00
189210

PAUL CASTELLANO Gambino Crime Family Mafia Boss ASSASSINATION 1985 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393230125316

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: USA TODAY, Dec. 17, 1985 * Paul Castellano assassination * American crime boss - "Big Paulie" * Head of the Gambino crime family Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "USA's top mobster slain" First report coverage continues on page 3 with photo of Castellano. (see) His murder was ordered by John Gotti, who took over as boss. Complete with all 4 sections (44 pages),very nice condition.

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Ends May 01, 2021 14:32

$65.00
189182

JOHN DILLINGER Bank Robber Gang Capture in Tucson Arizona 1934 Chicago Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373522574472

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, January 28, 1934  * John Dillinger & gang captured * Harry Pierpont & Charles Makely * Tucson AZ Arizona - Mary Kinder The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "SPEED PLANS TO SEND DILLINGER AND 3 TO CHAIR" with subhead. (see) Dillinger would be sent to Crown Point Jail in Indiana where he would make his famous "wooden" gun escape. When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper". Complete 1st section only with 22 pages, rag edition i... See More  

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Ends May 01, 2021 14:16

$44.00
189084

Rare PRO PROHIBITION Anti Alcohol Temperance National YWCTU 1896 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373514850574

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, March, 1896  * Young Women's Christian Temperance Union An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote. Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, minor binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends April 26, 2021 13:43

$29.00
189068

FRANK COSTELLO Gangster MOB BOSS Kefauver Hearings 1951 New York Times Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393222519462

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 14, 1951 * Frank Costello - NYC gangster - mob boss * United States Senate Special Committee to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce * Rosenbergs atomic bomb spy case The top of the front page has one column headlines that include: "WIRETAP REVEALS LEVY PUT PROBLEM TO 'BOSS' COSTELLO" "Racketeer, at Senate Hearing, Rejects Description and Denies Bookmaking Ties" "Faces Contempt Action" and more with related photo showing Costello in court. (see) Lengthy text continues inside. Nice to have in this famous NYC title and the city where these hearings took place. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete in 68 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.

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Ends April 26, 2021 13:18

$62.00
189023

1st Ever ARMORED TRUCK Holdup Robbery FLATHEADS GANG Genovese 1927 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373513328143

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: BANGOR DAILY COMMERCIAL, Maine, March 12, 1927 * 1st Armored Truck Robbery in U.S. * Flatheads gang The front page has a two column heading: "ROBBERS WHO BOMBED CARS REMAIN FREE" with subhead. (see) Complete with 14 pages, light toning at the margins, generally very nice. wikipedia notes: The Flatheads, also known as Flatheads Family or The Flathead Gang, is a criminal organization currently operating in four cities: New York City, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Detroit presumably as part of the Genovese crime family. The Flatheads finance their criminal organization by producing various pornographies, committing extortion, being involved with loansharking, and racketeering. The New York syndicate of the f... See More  

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Ends April 25, 2021 13:59

$44.00
188971

JOHN DILLINGER'S Chicago Theater Assassination Investigation 1934 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373512154628

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SCRANTON TIMES, Penn. July 26, 1934  * John Dillinger's assassination case Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "KEY WITNESS IN DILLINGER CASE LEAPS TO HIS DEATH" with subhead. (see) The back page has a two column heading: "Dillinger's Home Town Folks Mourn Murdering Thug As Hero" Complete with 30 pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, generally good.

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Ends April 24, 2021 14:24

$42.00
188868

Early BLACK HAND Chicago Gangsters Crime Extortion - Pre Mafia 1911 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373509224002

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 1, 1911 * Black Hand (Chicago) * Extortion - criminal tactic * Precursor to organized crime (mafia) The front page has a two column heading: "CHICAGO ITALIANS TO SUPPRESS BLACK HAND" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Twelve pages, some major damage along the spine, a little margin wear, otherwise good.

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Ends April 22, 2021 15:18

$38.00
188754

DIAMOND JOE ESPOSITO Chicago Prohibition Gangster Mobster MURDER 1928 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373501277858

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 24, 1928 * Diamond Joe Esposito assassination * Prohibition-era Chicago gangster - mobster Page 19 has a one column heading: "FIND ALIBIS FALSE IN CHICAGO KILLING" with subheads. (see) Coverage of the assassination of Diamond Joe Esposito, prohibition-era Chicago gangster & Republican ward boss. Complete with 36 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.

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Ends April 16, 2021 15:28

$40.00
188645

JACK 'LEGS' DIAMOND Shot 5 Times New York City NYC Irish GANGSTER 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373493199794

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass. October 14, 1930 * Jack 'Legs' Diamond shot 5 times * New York City Gangster The top of the front page has a three column headline: "DIAMOND FIGHTING FOR LIFE WHILE POLICE SEEK GUNMAN; SECOND WOMAN ENTERS CASE" with subheads and related photo. (see) Complete with 22 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good. source: wikipedia: Jack "Legs" Diamond (1897-December 18, 1931), aka Gentleman Jack, was a famous Irish-American gangster in New York City during the Prohibition era. A bootlegger and close associate of gambler Arnold Rothstein, Diamond survived a number of attempts on his life between 1919 and 1931, causing him to be known as the "clay pigeon of the und... See More  

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Ends April 11, 2021 15:27

$45.00
188643

LOUIS 'LEPKE' BUCHALTER Murder Inc. Mafia Mob Boss EXECUTION 1944 WWII Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373493199283

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, March 6, 1944.   * Mob Boss Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter * Mafia hit squad Murder, Inc. fame * Sing Sing Prison execution The front page has a one column heading: "LEPKE BURIED; MURDER, INC., GOES WITH HIM" with subhead. Related photo on the back page. (see) Coverage on the execution of Murder Inc. mob boss, Louis Buchalter, by electric chair at Sing Sing Prison. When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper". Much on current events of... See More  

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Ends April 11, 2021 15:26

$48.00
188351

EUGENE BURTON ELY 1st Airplane Shipboard Landing Aircraft Carrier 1911 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393165065268

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 18, 1911 * Aviator pioneer Eugene Burton Ely * 1st shipboard airplane landing (historic) * USS Pennsylvania cruiser * Predecessor to the modern day aircraft carrier * Early, same day first report The front page has a two column heading: "Flies to Cruiser, Lands Safely and Then Leaves" with subhead: "Eugene Ely Makes Unprecedented Exhibition on San Francisco Bay With Aeroplane". (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Complete with 10 pages, small library stamps within the masthead, irregular along the spine, generally very nice. wikipedia notes: On January... See More  

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Ends April 01, 2021 10:46

$68.00
188159

Post JOHN DILLINGER Wooden Gun Escape CROWN POINT JAIL Hunt Photo 1934 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373471195718

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Mass., March 13, 1934  * Gangster John Dillinger * Post famous wooden gun escape * Chicago police on the hunt The bottom of the front page has a two column photo with heading: "Take No Chances In Killer Hunt" with brief text. (see) Complete with 8 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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Ends March 22, 2021 09:14

$38.00
187857

PROHIBITION 18th Eighteenth Amendment to be Repealed ? Drys Wets 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373455332045

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 27, 1930  * Prohibition - 18th Eighteenth Amendment * Wets vs. Drys in Washington D.C. * Beginning of the end ? The front page has a two column head: "DRY LAW REPEAL URGED ATTERBURY AND OTHERS BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE" with subheads. Was this the beginning of the fight to repeal Prohibition? Lengthy text continues on page 4. Complete in 48 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings.

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Ends March 10, 2021 07:31

$38.00
187768

Outlaw JOHN DILLINGER Little Bohemia Lodge Wisconsin ESCAPE 1934 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373451017698

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., April 24, 1934. * Post John Dillinger shootout & escape * Little Bohemia Lodge resort - Wisconsin * Gang hunted in the upper Midwest The front page has a one column heading: "'Shoot To Kill' Order In Hunt For Dillinger" with subhead. (see) Coverage on the famous John Dillinger shootout escape at the Little Bohemia Lodge in Wisconsin. Complete with all 12 pages, light toning at the margins, a few small binding holes along the spine, nice condition.

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Ends March 05, 2021 13:50

$44.00
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