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184952

Historic FUNDING ACT OF 1790 & Cape Henry Lighthouse Virginia in Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392973013173

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Oct. 6, 1790   * United States Funding Act of 1790 * Cape Henry Lighthouse construction * re. Benjamin Franklin's death The back page has not one, but two documents from the "Treasury Department" concerning carrying into effect the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government would assume the debts of the individual states incurred during the Revolutionary War. The back page also has a "Treasury Department" document on seeking bids to build what would become the historic Cape Henry Light House in Virginia. And a small item from the "War Department signed: H. Knox, on pensions to soldiers from the war. The front page has a brief item on the d... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2020 14:29

$125.00
185140

Rare BENJAMIN FRANKLIN American Revolutionary War Providence RI 1779 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392985799444

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 9, 1779  * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication * Lengthy letter from Benjamin Franklin A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. The entire front page and a bit of the back page are taken up with a very lengthy: "Address To the Inhabitants of Ireland", signed in type at its conclusion: B. Franklin. Versailles, October 4, 1778. It begins: "The misery & distress which your ill-fated country has been so frequently exposed to & has so often experienced...has most sincerely affected your friends in America and has engaged the most serious attention of Congr... See More  

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Ends October 27, 2020 07:30

$899.99
184094

UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION North Carolina Ratifies Ratification 1789 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373186056253

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1789  * United States Constitution * North Carolina ratification * Albany, New York The issue begins with a full page: "Description of the City of Albany" (plate is lacking). Other items include: "Memoirs of The Bastille"; a very interesting & detailed: "Letter III - Letters from a Pennsylvanian on his Travels Into the Eastern States..." which takes over 5 pages; a full page chart: "Table Exhibiting an Account of the Progress of Grain from the Market to the Mouth"; the continued: "History of the American War" which takes over 4 pages; "Cautions Against the Burial of Persons Supposed Dead" & more. At the back is: "The Chronicle" with various "foreign intelligence". Inclu... See More  

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Ends October 02, 2020 07:26

$118.00
183335

1787 1st Magazine Printing UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION George Washington HISTORIC


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392887892319

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 * First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of his subscription list which contained the names of the most famous men in the country, and printed commendatory letters of Washington, Dickinson, Livingston, Randolph and many others. Washington wrote in part: "I believe the American Museum has meet with extensive, I may say, with universal approbation from competent judges...eminently calculated to d... See More  

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Ends August 27, 2020 15:10

$7,350.00
183135

SECOND BOSTON TEA PARTY Ship Fortune in Harbor - Benjamin Franklin 1774 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373121162781

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1774 * The Second Boston Tea Party * Dr. Benjamin Franklin Among the articles in this issue are: "...Address & Petition presented to the King...previous to his Majesty's signing the Bill for the better Government of Quebec" "Conjectures Concerning the Phenomenon of Saturn's Ring" "A Wonderful Improvement in the Art of Healing" "New Tour in the Midland Counties of England" "Useful Observations on the Aurora Borealis" and much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day. Included is a brief mention of bills which received the royal assent, including: "...for providing quarters for the officers and soldiers in America..." which was the h... See More  

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Ends August 20, 2020 09:23

$117.00
182905

(4) President GEORGE WASHINGTON John Adams ACTS of Congress Signed1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392867661048

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 5, 1792 * President George Washington * John Adams - Acts of Congress On the front page under "Laws of the United States" are four "Acts" each signed in script type: Go. Washington. Each act is also signed in type: Jonathan Trumbull, John Adams & TH: Jefferson. One of the acts was for erecting "...a Light-House on Montauk Point in the State of New York..." & another established "...the Compensations of the Doorkeepers of the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress...". Page 2 has a report concerning a statue of Ben Franklin. Four pages, much staining but no loss of readability, some wear at folds, dirtiness to the top quadrant, untrimmed margins.

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Ends August 09, 2020 14:58

$76.00
182903

1777 REVOLUTIONARY WAR Enemy Newspaper General John Burgoyne BENJAMIN FRANKLIN


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373109819838

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 11, 1777 * Great ftpg. Rev. War content * General John Burgoyne * Benjamin Franklin Almost the entire front page is taken up with a terrific item headed: "An Appeal to the Unprejudiced or a Vindication of the Measures of Government with Respect to America" which is a great statement on the need for the Revolutionary War. A nice issue for display as such, as one can get a sense for the feelings of the day from just the front page. Elsewhere is a report from Paris that: "...with respect to the arrival of Dr. Franklin in that city...the King has forbidden his ministers from having any thing to do with the Doctor either directly or indirectly...on pain of disgrace & the King's indigna... See More  

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Ends August 09, 2020 14:53

$71.00
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
182778

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Wants to Resign from Public Service to Congress 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107087160

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, April 22, 1783 * Benjamin Franklin wants to resign Page 3 has a brief item: "Dr. Franklin has written to Congress requesting permission to resign his public employment, 'the business being too weighty for his old shoulders'. Such was the Doctor's expression." Page 7 is mostly taken up with: "American News" which talks of ships leaving the colonies, concerns of New Yorkers with paying their taxes, the capture of various ships, a report of an expedition up the Mohawk River to "...surprize and reduce the British post at Oswego..." with more on this. Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/14 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:40

$34.00
182615

Unusual BENJAMIN FRANKLIN False Death Report 2 Years Prior 1788 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392858455123

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin * False death report Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extraordinary any age or country has produced..." with a bit more. Franklin actually died over two years later, in April, 1790. Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 1/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends August 01, 2020 10:02

$56.00
182607

DR. BENJMAIN FRANKLIN & Slaves Slavery - Quakers 1783 Salem Mass. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373100839872

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 9, 1783 * Dr. Benjamin Franklin * Slaves - Slavery - Negroes This issue has a variety of news items concerning the end of the Revolutionary War. The front page of this issue features a report noting: "Dr. Franklin writes to a friend, that he has reason to suspect the Americans have no friends in Europe; for the same caution that now aims at restraining their trade, will eventually control their power." The back page features a Petition of the People called Quakers: "...having solemnly engaged considered the state of the enslaved Negroes...entitled to the natural rights of mankind, are held as personal property in cruel bondage;... your petitioners, deeply affected with a con... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2020 09:58

$125.00
182318

Rare & Early 18th Century 1st Successful AMERICAN 1743 Old Boston Mass. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392850288597

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 3, 1743,4 (double-dated year depending on which calendar was used at the time) * Very rare 18th century magazine * 1st successful magazine in America This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years. Heading the front page is: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion more Particularly...", this 8 page magazine is almost entirely taken up with religious content from the "Great Awakening" period in American history. In great condition, measures 4 3/4 by 8 inches. A rare opportunity for an Ame... See More  

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:41

$110.00
180375

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373017252346

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 23, 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 41. The front page begins with the conclusion of: "A Plan for Reducing New England by the Lakes" signed in type by: J. Burgoyne. Page 2 has a report prefaced with: "The following are some of the reasons that have been assigned why the assault on Savannah did ot succeed...", they taking half a column. Also a small bit concerning Ben Franklin. A report from Trenton mentions a loan from France and the States of Holland, result of a ... See More  

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Ends May 10, 2020 11:16

$998.00
179499

Rare & Early COLONIAL BOSTON Massachusetts 1st Successful U.S. 1744 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372977581380

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, March 17, 1743/4 (year double-dated for two calendars in use at the time. Would be 1744 by current calendar). * Rare colonial periodical This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years. As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & America", this magazine is almost entirely taken up with religious content from the "Great Awakening" period in American history. Various foxing is mainly at the margins, nice condition, 8 pages, 5 by 8 inches. A rare opportunity for an American per... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2020 15:28

$110.00
179355

Early BOTANY BAY New South Wales Australia CONVICTS Penal Colony 1788 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372972456219

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1788 * Botany Bay, Australia * Penal Colony - Convicts * Early chess - Benjamin Franklin Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last and expected to sail again about the middle of Nov. and to proceed directly for their place of destination. They were very healthy, and the convicts very orderly. The number of deaths from England to the Cape amounted to 21." This is a very early account of the use of Australia as a penal colony, and the establishment of the very first British settlement there. Two pages have considerable ... See More  

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Ends April 02, 2020 15:52

$115.00
179352

General GEORGE WASHINGTON Crosses Crossing the DELWARE Rev. War 1777 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372972453068

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1777 * General George Washington * Crosses - crossing the Delaware The prime content is an excellent letter written & signed by G. Washington dated "Headquarters, New Town, Dec. 26, 1776" which describes his crossing of the Delaware River, reading in part: "I have the pleasure of congratulating you upon the success of an enterprize, which I had formed against a detachment of the enemy lying in Trenton, and was executed yesterday morning. The evening of the 25th I ordered the troops intended for this purpose to parade to the back of McKenky's Ferry that they might begin to pass as soon as it grew dark...but the quantity of ice made that night, impeded the passage of the boats s... See More  

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Ends April 02, 2020 15:51

$470.00
179009

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1775 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392692352404

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for." Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by William Franklin, governor of New Jersey (and son of Ben Franklin. He was a Tory, much to the displeasure of his father). The letter covers many issues relating to the war & troubles between the colonies & England and also touches on independence: "...for as sentiments of independency are, by some men of present consequen... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:36

$433.00
177848

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 1st American Diplomat FRANCE French Minister 1782 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392609842264

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1782 * Benjamin Franklin * 1st American diplomat to France Most notable is the article which is prefaced with: "The following is said to be the Substance of a Conversation Lately Held by Dr. Franklyn [Franklin] with the French Minister on the Subject of American Affairs; supposed to Contain the Real Sentiments of the American Congress" which takes over a full column. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. One item begins: "Among the calamities that have attended the American war, none are more to be lamented than the untimely deaths of many brave men, cut off, not in battle or in any honourable service, but by treachery or in the... See More  

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Ends January 27, 2020 07:49

$50.00
177833

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & Water Spouts Doctrine Prints Plates 1788 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372891517121

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin on water spouts * Post Revolutionary War era Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work (see for portions). This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts. An article: "Edict in Favour of America, Issued at Paris" begins: "While the British court are endeavouring in some measure to discourage the American trade, the French are pursuing the quite contrary policy..." with more taking more than a full page. Among other items of interest in this magazine are: "Original Letter on the Salmon Fishery in the Tweed"... See More  

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:21

$69.00
177178

18th Century CARIBBEAN ISLANDS MAP & re. Ben Franklin Kite Experiment Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372862996384

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756 The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes (see photos for portions). But of greater significance is the great and desirable foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes...". This map folds out to 8 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches and is in very nice, clean condition. This map is rarely found within the issue as most were removed years ago. Further inside the issue is a very detailed 2 1/2 pg. article on: "A Paper Kite Electrified by a Storm" by M. de Romas, being an experiment very much like Ben Franklin's a bit earlier. Indeed, a footnote includes: "M. de Ro... See More  

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Ends January 03, 2020 07:51

$340.00
175337

CAUSES AND NESCISSITY OF TAKING UP ARMS Revolutionary War Start 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392433101012

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 15, 1775 * Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms * Second Continental Congress resolution * re. American Revolutionary War An inside page has a letter which makes reference to Ben Franklin and the American situation, including: "...but whether Mr.Burke may deserve chastisement or not should Dr. Franklin & the Americans be scourged on Mr. Burke's back with so much severity?...I shall at present only mention the four following: 1st, That men are by nature all free, equal and independent & no man can be put out of this estate without his own consent..." with more (see for portions). There is more American content further on including reports from Charleston with: "...the Governor h... See More  

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Ends October 18, 2019 14:47

$345.00
175115

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Political Aphorisms Quotes & Sayings Signed "F" 1759 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392418467349

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759 * "Political Aphorisms...", by *Benjamin Franklin (?) The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information). Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which also has the identical signature "F", was attributed by Ford, 605 in a Bonhams' auction in 2009. Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, good condition. * While we would be more comfortable with confirming this as a Franklin if we were able to site multiple sources, the text certainly has the flavor of his whit and wisdom.

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Ends October 09, 2019 09:41

$127.00
174755

Famous UNITE OR DIE Benjamin Franklin CARTOON Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372739414339

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 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 politic... See More  

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Ends September 15, 2019 07:45

$15,000.00
173573

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Electricity Lightning Rod Thunder Experiments 1759 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372690013739

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1759 * Benjamin Franklin * Electricity experiments * Lightning rod Pages 4 and 5 contains text from a work: "...On the Advancement of Science" which includes sections on medicine, experiments on animals, metaphysical experiments, etc. as well as a section: "Of Electricity". In this latter section are reports on Benjamin Franklin's experiments including: "...Among all the phenomena of electricity it will be hard to find any so marvelous as that discovered by Mr. Franklin; if it be true, that this new Prometheus hath learned to draw fire from the clouds and make the lightning fall in drops to the ground..." which seems to talk of his lightning rod. See for more. The piece on m... See More  

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Ends July 14, 2019 14:52

$210.00
172405

BLACK SOX SCANDAL World Series w/ Jewish Gamblers Indictments 1921 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372655146809

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, March 26, 1921 * Chicago Black Sox World Series scandal indictments * Jewish Gamblers Carl Zork and Benjamin Franklin The top of the front page has a two column headline: "WHITE SOX REINDICTED IN BASEBALL SCANDAL; 18 MEN TO FACE TRIAL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the indictments of the master minds of the 1919 Black Sox World Series scandal. Complete with all 12 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally in good condition.

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Ends May 18, 2019 15:13

$47.00
171698

SIEGE OF SAVANNAH Georgia Benjamin Lincoln - Captain James Cook 1780 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392263035738

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1780 * Siege of Savannah - Georgia * Benjamin Lincoln letter * Captain James Cook - South Seas Near the back is a section headed: "Advices Received from America" which includes: "Gen. Lincoln's Letter to Congress on the defeat of the combined Army before Georgia" with a dateline of Charleston, Oct. 22, 1779. This letter concerns the battle for Savannah & takes nearly a full page, signed in type: B. Lincoln, and includes mention of the death of Count Pulaski. Also of great interest is a nice article headed: "Some Account of New Zealand. Capt. Cook in Great Danger". Included with this article is the referenced full page plate captioned: "View of an Arched Rock on the Coast o... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2019 12:11

$165.00
171581

1934 Old MONTOURSVILLE PA Newspaper w/ One 1 Cent Green Benjamin Franklin Stamp


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392259690792

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MONTOURSVILLE NEWS, Pennsylvania, Jan. 11, 1934 An interesting, small newspaper from this small town in North-central Pennsylvania, a suburb of Williamsport. The masthead notes that it is: "Published Weekly in the interest of Montoursville and its rural environs--Warrensville, Huntersville, Loyalsock, Barbours, Proctor, Hillsgrove and Farming section in this part of County." Of interesting is the "1 cent" green postage stamp in the upper right corner (see). Eight pages, nice condition, & quite scarce.

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Ends April 14, 2019 07:29

$35.00
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
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
167305

Early BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Hometown DEATH Funeral Report 1790 Boston Mass. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392143271489

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, April, 1790 * Benjamin Franklin death (1st report) * Early report from his hometown Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society. Certainly the most notable report in this issue is the death of the revered Ben Franklin. At the back of the issue, in "The Gazette" section, is a report that: "On the 17th of April, departed this life, at Philadelphia, the venerable & celebrated Philosopher and Patriot, His Excellency Benjamin Franklin..." with some particulars on the funeral procession (see). This is a v... See More  

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Ends November 07, 2018 14:19

$425.00
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
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
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
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
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Benjamin FRANKLIN PROPHECY Forgery Antisemitic Speech Expose JEWS 1937 Newspaper


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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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