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Confederate John S. Mosby Guerrillas Greenback Raid 1864 old Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374172487662

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, October 18, 1864  * John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader * 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry * Rare Confederate title This newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy has much reporting on the Civil War, but perhaps the most significant is a back page account with heads: "From the Valley--Capture Of A Railroad Train" which includes in part: "...Mosby made a most audacious & successful attack upon the westward bound railway express train...The engine was thrown from the track & two paymasters & several other officers were captured, with over two hundred thousand dollars in Government funds. The passengers were robbed of their money & valuables..." with more (see). Also, the front page has... See More  

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Ends August 11, 2022 08:44

$215.00
192502

ECHO PA Johnstown Pennsylvania Cambria Rail TROLLEY CARS Disaster 1916 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373688062798

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 12, 1916 * Johnstown (Echo), Cambria Co., Pennsylvania * Southern Cambria Railway trolley cars accident The front page has a nice banner headline : "MANY KILLED IN CRASH" with subhead. (see) Nice for display. 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. Rare as such. Complete with 16 pages, small library stamp within the masthead, a little irregular along the spine, generally very nice.

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Ends September 17, 2021 15:04

$42.00
191196

NINTH AVENUE DERAILMENT Elevated Railways Trains NYC DISASTER 1905 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393417518008

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 11, 1905 * Ninth Avenue derailment * Elevated railways - trains * Manhattan, New York City The top of the front page has a three column headline: "AWFUL WRECK OF ELEVATED CARS" 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, small library stamps within the masthead, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice.

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Ends July 29, 2021 12:11

$42.00
190956

Death Valley SCOTTY SPECIAL Passenger Train Railroad Speed RECORD 1905 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373619453473

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 11, 1905 * Death Valley Scotty Special * Passenger train speed record * Santa Fe Railway - railroad The top of the front page has a one column heading: "RECORD BREAKING RUN TO CHICAGO" with subheads. (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, small library stamps within the masthead, small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

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Ends July 18, 2021 07:01

$38.00
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
187545

Rare CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY Richmond VA Virginia Civil War 1862 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373443796014

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 17, 1862  * From the capital of the Confederacy Not only is this a newspaper from the Confederacy, it is from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page includes: "From The Army Of Northern Virginia" "From Western Virginia" "Latest From the North" "Telegraphic News--From Kentucky--From Tennessee--From Florida" "Effects of the War in Europe--Great Suffering & Destitution for the Want of Cotton" and much from the: "Virginia Legislature" as well as several smaller items. The ftpg. also has: "Executor's Sale of Land and Negroes". The back page has the always-interesting editorial, this one focusing on the railway system through the South, including: "...The chief highway ... See More  

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Ends February 28, 2021 09:18

$78.00
187543

Rare CONFEDERATE Richmond VA Virginia Civil War First 1st Year 1861 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393113889049

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, September 5, 1861  * From the capital of the Confederacy Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital and consequently has much page 4 reporting of Acts from the Confederate Congress. The front page has 1 1/2 columns on: "The Election For President And Vice President - List of Commissioners" chosen for: "...superintending the election of Electors of President and Vice President of the Confederate States...". The ftpg. also has "What Texas Has Done the Past Year" and "The Atlantic Sea-Coast" the latter beginning: "Since the capture of Fort Hatteras by an immense Federal fleet, the subject of our coast defenses is beginning ... See More  

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Ends February 28, 2021 09:17

$79.00
186090

Thomas Edison ELECTRIC LIGHTS New York City for the 1st Time 1882 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393034065414

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 5, 1882  * New York City illuminated by electric lights * New York Times building is one the first lighted The back page has a rather notable report on the beginning of the conversion of illumination by gas to illumination by electricity, headed: "Electricity Instead Of Gas". The report begins: "Many persons...that pour down Fulton St....had their attention attracted yesterday to the lights in several of the stores on both sides of the street. In the place of the usual gas fixtures were those of the Edison Electric Illuminating Company..." with much more descriptive text. The front page has an article on Edison's s electric railway in Geneva Switzerland. Eight pages, minor tears at the ma... See More  

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Ends December 27, 2020 10:28

$68.00
183345

TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Pacific Railway Act w/ Abraham Lincoln 1862 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373128817497

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Sept. 4, 1862 * Pacific Railway Acts * Transcontinental Railroad * President Abraham Lincoln * American Civil War era Most of the ftpg. and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the very historic; "Pacific Railroad Bill", actually the first of two (the 2nd in 1864) which would provide federal subsidies in land and loans for the construction of a transcontinental railroad across the United States. This first Pacific Railway Act (July 1, 1862) authorized the building of the railroad and granted rights of way to the Union Pacific to build westward from Omaha, Neb., and to the Central Pacific to build eastward from Sacramento, California. It has a great wealth of detail & is signed in... See More  

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Ends August 27, 2020 15:16

$68.00
182913

ROSEWOOD MASSACRE Florida BLACKS Race War RIOTS Levy County 1923 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373109865358

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, January 6, 1923. * Rosewood, Florida black massacre * Florida race war The front page has a brief report under the one column heading: "Posses Seeking Negro Convict In Florida Riot" (see) Also of interest with a one column heading: "Pharaoh Tomb Yields Marvels Of Ancient Art" which is coverage on the recent opening of King Tutankhamun's tomb. Fourteen pages, light toning, a little margin wear, loose along the spine, should be handled with care. wikipedia notes: Rosewood was a small community of nearly 350 people, mostly black, in Levy County in central Florida, USA. Today, it is remembered for the Rosewood Massacre of January 1923, in which over several days, white mobs at... See More  

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Ends August 09, 2020 15:02

$44.00
181647

Joseph BROOKS-Elisha BAXTER WAR Little Rock Arkansas REPUBLICANS 1874 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373065386791

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 8, 1874 * Brooks-Baxter War * Little Rock, Arkansas * Republican Party factions The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "BLEEDING ARKANSAS" "Operations of the Opposing Forces" "Capture Of A Railway Train" "The State Supreme Court Decides for Brooks" and more. (see) Text takes up over 4 columns. Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.

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Ends June 26, 2020 15:06

$34.00
179294

OLD PEPPERSASS Mount Washington Cog Railway Last Ascent ACCIDENT 1929 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392706102608

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 22, 1929 * "Old Peppersass" last ascent - accident * Mount Washington Cog Railway * New Hampshire mountain climb Page 27 has a one column heading: "Old Peppersass a Relic of Old Chicago Fortune" with subhead. (see) Related photo is on the back page with heading: "Cog Rail Engine Blows Up, Killing One" (see) Complete with all 36 pages, rag edition in great condition.

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Ends March 28, 2020 08:31

$57.00
178414

1st ELECTRIC TOY TRAIN Carlisle & Finch & Winton Automobile ADS 1898 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392649318805

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 22, 1898 * 1st electric toy train: ad for Carlisle and Finch * 1st automobile advertisement - horseless carriage For the model railroad hobbyist & car enthusiast this issue has two significant advertisements. First, an illustrated ad for the very first electric toy train: "Carlisle & Finch Co." of Cincinnati, Ohio. The ad is for their toy "Electric Railways, $3.50 to $7." Carlisle & Finch was the creator of the very first electric toy train. They first appeared in 1897 making this a very early advertisement. The ad measures a bit less than 1 by 2 1/2 inches. Secondly, the first automobile advertisement ever published in America is on the back page (not the first appearance, which... See More  

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Ends February 22, 2020 07:33

$65.00
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FRANK J. SPRAGUE "Father of Electric Traction" Inventor DEATH 1934 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372892615748

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 26, 1934 * Frank J. Sprague death * "Father of Electric Traction" The top of page 21 has a one column heading: "F. J. SPRAGUE DIES; TRACTION PIONEER" with subhead and photo. (See) First report coverage of the death of Frank J. Sprague, inventor who contributed to the development of the electric motor, railways & elevators. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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Ends January 27, 2020 07:42

$47.00
176263

Isthmus of SUEZ CANAL Sea-Level Waterway Egypt & England Control 1875 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392505008554

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 16, 1875 The top of the front page has a lengthy article--taking 1 1/2 columns--on the control of the strategically significant Suez Canal. Headed: "ENGLAND AND THE EAST" "The Purchase of the Suez Canal Shares" "Varying Views on Its Expediency--General Sentiment Favorable to the Measure--The Government Embarrassed--Mr. Disraeli's Position--Army Mobilization". At the time Russia was jockeying for control of the canal & Egypt was believed to be building a parallel railway. Neither happened; England's purchase put the canal in England's (and France's) control for generations. Eight pages, lightly toned, nice condition.

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Ends November 28, 2019 14:20

$78.00
164258

Rare 19th Century PHOENIX AZ Maricopa County ARIZONA Territory 1887 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392054969764

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Oct. 6, 1887 * Very rare issue from the Arizona Territory This is an extremely early and uncommon newspaper from Arizona Territory (it wasn't a state until 1912). Filled with various news of the day both local and national, and a wealth of ads--most very "Western" looking and many illustrated. The front page has almost a full column of: "Local Happenings" while pages 2 and 3 are mostly taken up with advertisements, many of which are illustrated including some cattle brand ads. The back page has more news items, but the predominant feature is the very large ad for a real estate company, the "Phoenix Land Investment Company" which includes a large & detailed map... See More  

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Ends June 29, 2018 15:30

$125.00
143182

SCHIENENZEPPELIN Zeppelin Propeller Railcar World SPEED Record 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371597980373

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1931 * Schienenzeppelin - rail zeppelin - railcar The top of the front page has a two column heading: "'Rail Zeppelin' Speeds 143.75 Miles an Hour; World Record Is Set on Hamburg-Berlin Run" (see) 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 white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition. wikipedia notes: On 21 June 1931, Schienenzep... See More  

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Ends May 11, 2016 14:39

$34.00
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