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640371

Incredibly historic!

Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #640371

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 



* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized



* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed




A singularly historic newspaper and the first time this issue has been ... See More  

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$31,250.00
633692

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #633692

November 16, 1774

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 o
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$18,500.00
664602

The premier issue on the birth of the Texas oil industry...

Item #664602

January 11, 1901

THE HOUSTON DAILY POST, Texas, January 11, 1901



If ever there was a single newspaper which heralded the birth of the oil industry in America, this is it.



Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth... See More  

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$18,500.00
642908

The notorious pirate Captain Kidd is executed !

Item #642908

May 26, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22-26, 1701



* Famous pirate Captain William Kidd

* Historic & very rare report

* Execution - hanging




The London Gazette is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today.

This issue contains on page two an exceedingly significant report--perhaps the rarest and most sought aft
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$16,500.00
665373

Trial and execution of the notorious pirate Captain Kidd...

Item #665373

May 12, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A part of very significant issues which are best kept together, dated May 12 and May 26, 1701. Sold individually for a combined total of $21,250, we offer a special price for the pair:



May 12, 1701  One of the best issues of all of this title we have offered, as page 2 contains a report on the trial & sentence of the pirate Captain Kidd.

Datelined May 10, ... See More  

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$16,000.00
649969

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #649969

November 30, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 30, 1774  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
... See More  

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$15,800.00
649963

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #649963

December 07, 1774

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
... See More  

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$15,000.00
639486

The Articles of Confederation...

Item #639486

March 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778 



* The Articles of Confederation (historic)

* American Revolutionary War




This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the cre... See More  

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$12,500.00
661890

First report of the Great London Fire... In a London newspaper!

Item #661890

September 03, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, September 3, 1666 



* The Great London Fire issue (historic)



This issue certainly ranks as one of the premiere issues of all 17th century newspapers, announcing one of the most tragic events of the period.

This issue was published during the outbreak of what would be known as the Great London Fire, which destroyed much of the city of London. Since it was an early rep... See More  

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$8,750.00
644253

Battle of Bunker Hill... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #644253

July 01, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 1, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* American Revolutionary War

* The gunpowder incident




The most significant content would be a fine account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill, being a letter datelined: "Watertown, June 22" and includes in part: "Before this reaches you, you will doubtless hear of the eng... See More  

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$7,950.00
633290

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #633290
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787



* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution

* John Quincy Adams's Harvard commencement address




This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comment... See More  

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$7,350.00
670952

First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #670952
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 h... See More  

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$7,350.00
650775

"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #650775

August 13, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, August 13, 1852 



* Extremely rare title



We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who
... See More  

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$7,250.00
665859

"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #665859

May 20, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, May 20, 1852  We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Much of page 2 is taken up with: "The Annual Meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society". Page 3 has a: &
... See More  

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

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$7,250.00
658487

Perhaps the best to be had on Lincoln's assassination... A Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #658487

April 15, 1865

DAILY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (historic 1st report)

* It is BEST to have reports from the city where it occurred




As might be imagined newspapers from Washington reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are exceedingly scarce and exceedingly desirable. Although newspapers from New York & Philadelphia remain among the... See More  

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$6,800.00
636436

Significant in Coca Cola history... The company is sold...

Item #636436

August 22, 1919

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, August 22, 1919  This issue features as a banner headline one of the more historic moments in the history of the Coca-Cola Company, when Asa Chandler, the man who bought the original formula from founder John Pemberton and propelled the company to national prominence by the 1890's, sold the company to Ernest Woodruff and an investor group for $25 million. The bus... See More  

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$6,750.00
655510

The historic Dred Scott case in a set of Washington, D.C. newspapers...

Item #655510

May 29, 1857

A terrific lot of 14 issues of the DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., covering the historic 1857 Supreme Court decision of the Dred Scott case.

The March 7 issue contains at the top of page 3: "Important Decision Of The Supreme Court".  It begins: "Washington, March 6 -- The opinion of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case was delivered today by Chief
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$6,750.00
653767

The much desired newspaper by John Peter Zenger...

Item #653767

July 21, 1735

THE NEW-YORK WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 21, 1735 



* Earliest of American newspapers to be had



This is the very rare & early newspaper printed by John Peter Zenger who, just 8 months earlier was arrested for the critical comments he made in his newspaper about a decision made by the British Governor of New York, William Cosby. The result was a famous libel case in which Zenger was acquitte... See More  

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$5,850.00
645396

North Carolina secession report in a North Carolina newspaper...

Item #645396

May 22, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 22, 1861  Certainly the most notable report is the pg. 2 news headed: "Secession Of North Carolina!" "One of The Confederates States" "North Carolina Free--Lincoln's Military Despotism Repudiated" which also includes the two  "Ordinance" reports for secession and for ratifying the Confederate C... See More  

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$5,820.00
656497

Benedict Arnold destroys the British fort at St. John's, Canada... Much on the troubles in America... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #656497

June 16, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, June 16, 1775  This newspaper was published Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.

The front page has a report which reports on the: "...The rise & progress... See More  

Item from Catalog 297 (released for August, 2020)...

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$5,650.00
635063

One of the more rare titles from the Civil War we have offered...

Item #635063

April 05, 1865

GRANT'S PETERSBURG PROGRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, April 5, 1865 



* Extremely rare military title

* General Ulysses S. Grant

* The Siege of Petersburg ending

* Civil War coming to an end




An exceedingly rare newspaper and the first we have had the opportunity to offer. This newspaper lasted but four issues, printing on April 3, 5, 7 and 10 of 1865 by officers of the 37th Wisconsi... See More  

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$5,350.00
666271

Perhaps the most famous "Confederate" newspaper...

Item #666271

July 04, 1863

THE DAILY CITIZEN, Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 2 (4), 1863 



* Most sought Confederate newspaper to be had ?



A fascinating newspaper and arguably the most famous of any newspaper printed on Confederate soil, not just for being printed on the back of wallpaper (many others were as well) but because of the circumstances which surrounded the creation of this issue.

This newspaper was edit... See More  

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$5,250.00
666066

Wealth of interesting commentary from just before the outbreak of war...

Item #666066

February 17, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 1775  This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More  

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$4,960.00
655024

The Fugitive Slave Act in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #655024

September 19, 1850

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 19, 1850 



* Fugitive Slave Law - Act

* Millard Fillmore signs into law

* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers

* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)




Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first i... See More  

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$4,600.00
654577

"The Swedish Intelligencer" by Butter and Bourne...

Item #654577

January 01, 1632

THE SWEDISH INTELLIGENCER, "The Second Part", London, 1632 



* Very rare 17th century periodical

* Publisher Nathaniel Butter




A quite rare newsbook by the famed publishing team of Nathaniel Butter and Nicholas Bourne who are credited with being the founders of the English language periodical format, taken from like-publishers in Germany & Amsterdam. Curiously some of the f... See More  

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$4,450.00
632397

Rare title from perhaps the most infamous printer during the Revolutionary War...

Item #632397

July 15, 1778

THE ROYAL GAZETTE, New York, July 15, 1778 



* American Revolutionary War

* Extremely rare issue

* James Rivington




This is a case where the rarity of the title equals the historic content within. This was a Tory newspaper by the infamous James Rivington who was supportive of the British cause.

Rivington's initially impartial stance shifted as the revolution loomed and public opini... See More  

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$4,350.00
632501

A rare issue of a short-lived "Royal" newspaper from Charleston...

Item #632501

July 13, 1782

THE ROYAL GAZETTE, Charleston, South Carolina, July 13, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* Extremely rare issue

* British occupation




Certainly a most rare title, this being just the second issue we have offered in our 40 years in the hobby. This title is  the continuation of the "South Carolina & American General  Gazette" which began in 1764, but when the British c... See More  

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$4,350.00
659472

Very rare broadside issue of "The Daily Rebel" from Chattanooga...

Item #659472

September 01, 1863

THE DAILY REBEL, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sept. 1, 1863 



* Very rare Confederate item

* Chickamauga campaign




An extremely rare broadside newspaper, and the first we have added to our inventory in 43 years.

There is no volume or issue number, however this title began  August 1, 1862. This issue is dated from the midst of the Chickamauga Campaign in Southeastern Tennessee and Northw... See More  

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$4,150.00
661804

The Declaration of Independence...

Item #661804
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing o... See More  

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$3,995.00
653154

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #653154

May 15, 1735

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 1... See More  

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$3,675.00
652583

Constitutional Convention begins & Washington is elected its President...

Item #652583

May 28, 1787

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 newsp... See More  

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$3,675.00
654263

America's first successful newspaper...

Item #654263

April 17, 1740

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740  



* Earliest of American newspapers to be had



This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a singl... See More  

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$3,540.00
645926

Dewey Defeats Truman...

Item #645926

November 03, 1948

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 3, 1948 



* Most recognized and sought after headline of the 20th century



See the photos for what is arguably the most recognizable headline of the 20th century: "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN". Even those not remotely knowledgeable about historic newspapers are familiar with this headline as it appeared in countless history books, historical reviews
... See More  

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$3,350.00
658472

The Stock Market Crash of 1929...

Item #658472

October 30, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 30, 1929 



* Stock market crash of 1929

* Wall Street, New York City

* Great to have in this title




Of the several dates of the prestigious "Times" which reported the Stock Market Crash in late October this ranks among the best.  The four column, three line headline at the top of the front page reads: "STOCKS COLLAPSE IN 16,410,030 SHARE D... See More  

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$3,350.00
660740

Very rare broadside issue of "The Daily Rebel" from Chattanooga...

Item #660740

June 18, 1863

THE DAILY REBEL, Chattanooga, Tennessee, June 18, 1863 



* Very rare Confederate publication

* Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia




An extremely rare broadside newspaper and a great title for a Confederate newspaper.

This is the vol. 1 number 270 issue of a title which began August 1, 1862. This issue is dated from just prior to the Confederate invasion of the North and the Battle of ... See More  

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$3,350.00
659321

This historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659321

August 07, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 7, 1790



* United States Funding Act of 1790

* President George Washington signs

* Also John Adams & Thomas Jefferson




Taking about a full page of text, including almost all of page 2 is: "An Act making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

This w... See More  

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$3,250.00
651864

Rare & very historic Confederate broadside "Extra" on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #651864

July 05, 1863

DAILY DISPATCH---EXTRA, Richmond, Virginia, July 5, 1863 



* Battle of Gettysburg

* Very rare Confederate title

* Capital of the Confederacy




A great rarity: a Confederate broadside "Extra" reporting on the first two days of the historic Battle of Gettysburg. As the word "broadside" is defined, this is a single sheet printed on the front side only.

The heads at the ... See More  

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$3,250.00
642537

Newspaper with the famous Ben Franklin imprint, with good content as well...

Item #642537

January 03, 1765

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... See More  

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$2,950.00
669851

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #669851

April 03, 1735

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 o... See More  

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$2,935.00
653748

Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address...

Item #653748

November 21, 1863

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 21, 1863 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery




It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable Civil War newspaper. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this famous title by Horace Greeley, a Lincoln supporter, and this issue makes for one of the be... See More  

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$2,875.00
622485

Rare Johnny Ringo mention in a Tombstone Epitaph...

Item #622485

January 21, 1882

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, January 21, 1882 



* Best old West title to be had

* Johnny Ringo mention




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this to... See More  

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$2,750.00
668423

Billy the Kid, Pat Garett, Virgil & Wyatt Earp, Frank Stilwell, Johnny Behan...

Item #668423

August 10, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 10, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in ... See More  

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$2,750.00
662244

Great Tombstone newspaper printed 3 months before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #662244

July 26, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, July 26, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept... See More  

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$2,600.00
664515

The Gettysburg Address...

Item #664515

November 20, 1863

THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Nov. 20, 1863 



* President Abraham Lincoln's famous speech

* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery




It would be difficult to argue for a more historic or significance speech from the 19th century, let alone the Civil War. As it was not printed in a newspapers of the day, this report with the full text of Lincoln's Gettysburg ... See More  

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$2,550.00
660200

Perhaps the best UFO alien abduction newspaper to be found...

Item #660200

November 14, 1975

WHITE MOUNTAIN INDEPENDENT, Show Low, Arizona, Nov. 14, 1975



* Travis Walton U.F.O. abduction

* Best newspaper to be had ?

* Holy grail of extraterrestrial reports ?




A truly fascinating newspaper and very rare as this is essentially the "hometown newspaper" of perhaps the most famous alien abduction case in American history known as the Travis Walton UFO Incident.

This small tow... See More  

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$2,500.00
668718

Great issue on the sinking of the Titanic...

Item #668718

April 16, 1912

OAKLAND TRIBUNE, California, April 16, 1912 



* Great RMS Titanic sinking issue for display



One of the better issues on the Titanic tragedy we have offered in some time, as the banner headline announces: "868 RESCUED FROM WRECK; 1350 BRAVE MEN PERISH". There are four related front page photos including one of the Titanic and one of Capt. E. J. Smith. Plus various subheads on th... See More  

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$2,475.00
662725

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown: a first report...

Item #662725

November 27, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item - 1st report




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Although the formal le... See More  

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$2,450.00
665711

Abe Lincoln is assassinated... One of the most desired titles...

Item #665711

April 15, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth




Not only this event but this title remain among the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.

The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President Lin... See More  

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$2,450.00
658488

One of the best to be had on Lincoln's assassination... A Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #658488

April 16, 1865

SUNDAY MORNING CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1865



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (historic)

* It is BEST to have reports from the city where an event occurred.




As might be imagined newspapers from Washington reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are exceedingly scarce and exceedingly desirable. Although newspapers from New York & Philadelphia remain among the most so... See More  

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$2,400.00
658237

Terrific & rare broadside "Extra" on the capture of Jefferson Davis...

Item #658237

May 14, 1865

STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865 



* Very rare miniature broadside

* Capture of Jefferson Davis

* President of the Confederacy




A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines.

The three headlines ... See More  

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$2,300.00
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