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195336

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Long Island New York MAP Benjamin Franklin Ltr. 1778 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393834731866

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778  * Rare Revolutionary War New York map * Benjamin Franklin letter * Ethan Allen Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long Island to Lake Ontario with considerable detail. This map measures 9 by 13 inches in very nice condition. Trimmed at the bottom right margin to allow the map to fold into the issue, not compromising the border. The first article is: "Debate in the House of Commons" which takes 7 pages and does include discussion on the Revolutionary War, a few of the items including: "...stated the causes that led to t... See More  

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Ends January 30, 2022 11:56

$385.00
194868

DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Morals of CHESS (Game) & George Washington 1787 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373821150578

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1787  * Benjamin Franklin - morals of chess * re. U.S. Constitution - George Washington Within is an interesting article titled: "The Morals Of Chess, By Dr. Franklin of Philadelphia" which takes nearly two pages. The article begins: "The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life are to be acquired & strengthened by it..." with much, much more  An interesting & uncommon item by Ben Franklin & rare to find Franklin articles from during his lifetime. Relating to this is an article on the game of chess & how it is strategically played, found near the back of this issue. This articles takes close to... See More  

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Ends January 09, 2022 09:18

$175.00
194866

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Note Signed in Type 1793 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393777786650

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1793  * President George Washington Page 2 has reports from Congress which includes an introductory note signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. Page 3 has: "Articles of the Society for Promoting the Improvement of Roads and Inland Navigation". The bkpg. includes a $20 reward for a runaway "...Negro Girl, named Nancy..." with details. Also an ad for the sale of: "An Estate called Franklin Parke" formerly owned by Ben Franklin's Loyalist son. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.

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Ends January 09, 2022 09:17

$65.00
194192

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN's Plan for the Union ALBANY CONGRESS Colonies 1754 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373781553349

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1754 * Benjamin Franklin * The Albany Congress  Inside under "America" is a July 29 report from New York about the famous Albany Congress stating that: "...on the 16 instant the lieutenant-governor arrived from Albany ...having settled matters to the entire satisfaction of all the nations of Indians that attended the congress at that place." It further states that commissioners from Philadelphia, Maryland and Virginia arrived the next and that: "...at the...congress, the commissioners from ...several governments were unanimously of opinion, that an union of the colonies was absolutely necessary; and a plan of union was...drawn up by the...commissioners...to be laid before their... See More  

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Ends December 05, 2021 11:38

$82.00
190689

ANTI-SLAVERY MEDALLION Josiah Wedgwood & Benjamin Frasnklin Speech 1788 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393380648970

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, A two issue set: February & March, 1788   * Josiah Wedgwood's anti-slavery medallion * Benjamin Franklin speech by James Wilson February issue: Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. 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. The article: "Circular Report of the Committee for Abolish... See More  

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Ends July 04, 2021 10:43

$225.00
190688

Early BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - Poem w/ Electric Lightning Rod Mention 1754 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373603902505

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1754  * A poem to Benjamin Franklin * Mention of his lightning rod Near the back is a half page poem titled: "To Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Philadelphia, on his Experiments and Discoveries in Electricity" which is dated from "Cooper River, S. Carolina, Sept. 20, 1753". At the bottom of the poem are two footnotes, one reading: "By the application of a rod of iron, or a wire, the effect of thunder and lightening is prevented." and the other: "The steeple and organ of St. Philip's church at Charles Town [Charleston] have been twice damaged by lightning." Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day including an item under "Plantat... See More  

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Ends July 04, 2021 10:43

$85.00
190611

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN John Hancock & Thomas Gage Battle of Bunker Hill 1789 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393373073410

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), February, 1789  The first 3 1/2 pages are taken up with an article written by Benjamin Franklin in 1751, titled: "Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, etc." and further on is another: "Letter from Benjamin Franklin..." which is signed by him in type: B. Franklin. Another article: "Considerations on the Future Place of Residence of Congress" takes about 3 pages. And also: "Remarks on the Amendments to the Federal Constitution..."; a printing of the July 5, 1775 draft of the Olive Branch Petition signed in type by: John Hancock and many others. There is also a lengthy: "Account of the Battle of Bunker's Hill" followed by a detailed: "General Gage's A... See More  

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Ends July 01, 2021 08:17

$105.00
189184

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393230115080

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 10, 1743,4  (year noted as such as it was 1743 or 1744 depending on which calendar was used). * 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. 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. Scattered foxing, nice condition, 8 pages, 4 3/4 by 8 inches a name p... See More  

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Ends May 01, 2021 14:17

$110.00
189114

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373519760921

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

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Ends April 30, 2021 14:36

$18,000.00
188922

Famous UNITE OR DIE Benjamin Franklin CARTOON Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373510706905

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

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Ends April 23, 2021 13:55

$16,500.00
188469

FORT STANWIX John Johnson Siege Revolutionary War Ben Franklin 1779 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393172995572

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779  * Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief) * Fort Stanwix report * Captain Cook's ships observed? Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin...". Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fort Stanwix was surprized & taken by Sir John Johnson...at the head of 1500 loyalists & Indian warriors; that there were only 100 rebel troops in the garrison...that a convoy of provisions & warlike stores were intercepted in going to the rebel army sufficient to supply the loyalists in that garrison during the winter." Another report tells of Sir Geo. Collier and the treatmen... See More  

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Ends April 04, 2021 15:17

$65.00
188238

COLONIAL AMERICA Town Layout Diagram Pre Revolutionary War Tensions1770 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373473608243

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it (see). A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares" and various other aspects of such a town. No doubt many 18th century towns in the colonies were laid out using this plan. Also of great interest are over two pages headed "American Affairs" which is mostly taken up with a letter: "To the Betrayed Inhabitants of the City & Colony of New York" which is terrific reading on the harsh treatment of the colonists by th... See More  

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Ends March 24, 2021 09:04

$87.00
187499

Bronze STATUE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Boston Dedication Print 1856 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393111587716

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Oct. 25, 1856  * Statue of Benjamin Franklin (statue) The front page has a nice print of: "Statue of Dr. Franklin, Just Erected in Boston, U.S." A related article is on page 2: "Inauguration of the Statue of Dr. Franklin at Boston, U.S." which has much detail on it. This quite famous statue still stands in Boston, although removed from the original location to the front of City Hall. Complete in 24 pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 27, 2021 15:17

$38.00
186443

Very Rare BROADSIDE EDITION Hartford CT Revolutionary War Era 1782 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393052196896

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1782  * Very rare Broadside edition from the Revolutionary War Apparently a quite unusual broadside edition as the issue is single sheet with the back page blank. If page 2 had text I would suspect that the back leaf was missing, but the ftpg. text concludes on the front page and the reverse is entirely blank. The ftpg. has an item including: "...from Paris...that the King has signified to his Excellency Benjamin Franklin...that his id determined to enter into no treaty for a general pacification with Great Britain without the consent & approbation of  his  faithful allies the United States of America, and firmly establishing their independence." Also: "... See More  

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Ends January 11, 2021 08:16

$670.00
185343

Rare BENJAMIN FRANKLIN American Revolutionary War Providence RI 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373300793117

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 November 27, 2020 14:27

$965.00
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
136884

Benjamin FRANKLIN PROPHECY Forgery Antisemitic Speech Expose JEWS 1937 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371457694008

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

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Ends November 05, 2015 14:18

$37.00
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