Catalog: Guy's Favorites

One of our goals when selecting items for a catalog is to include issues which cover a variety of collectible interests. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" certainly applies to the newspaper collectible. If I were to ask a dozen collectors to peruse the catalog and select their top 10 favorite issues (regardless of price), I'm convinced no two lists would be identical. It is with this understanding...

The following are my personal favorites from the current catalog. Some are chosen due to their rarity, historical significance, or both. Others have been selected because they remind me of places my parents took me when I was a small child, they strike an inner chord, they inspire me to do some historical exploration, or they direct me to places (physically or mentally) I've rarely (never?) been. Enjoy.

Catalog: Guy's Favorites

One of our goals when selecting items for a catalog is to include issues which cover a variety of collectible interests. &quot;Beauty is in the eye of the beholder&quot; certainly applies to the newspaper collectible. If I were to ask a dozen collectors to peruse the catalog and select their top 10 favorite issues (regardless of price), I&#39;m convinced no two lists would be identical. It is with this understanding...<br /> <br /> The following are my personal favorites from the current catalog. Some are chosen due to their rarity, historical significance, or both. Others have been selected because they remind me of places my parents took me when I was a small child, they strike an inner chord, they inspire me to do some historical exploration, or they direct me to places (physically or mentally) I&#39;ve rarely (never?) been. Enjoy.
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670962

The Japanese surrender ending World War II...

Item #670962

August 14, 1945

LOS ANGELES EXAMINER, August 14, 1945  The front page has a nice banner headline that reads: "Tokyo Radio Says: JAPS SURRENDER" dropped out of a black box, with various related subheads. Nice for display.

Complete with 22 pages, light toning, a little margin wear, nice condition.

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

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$62.00
670904

The end of the most infamous "Gag Rule" (1844)...

Item #670904

December 04, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec.  4, 1844  Page 2 has both the text of the petition to end the infamous "Gag Rule" which prevented members of the House of representatives talking about slavery and/or related topics, and the result of the votes to rescind it. The text of the petition is included here in full, noting in part: "...'No petition, memoria... See More  

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

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$288.00
669475

The first newspaper published in Wyoming...

Item #669475

August 26, 1875

CHEYENNE DAILY LEADER, Wyoming (Territory), Aug. 26, 1875  A very elusive title from 15 years before Wyoming statehood. The Leader was the very first newspaper published in the territory, having begun in September, 1867.

Typical news & ads of the day with page 3 beginning: "Cheyenne As An Outfitting Point!". Many of the ads are illustrated.

Four pages, in great condition.... See More  

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

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$74.00
669335

Yosemite diagram and discoveries...

Item #669335

October 18, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 18, 1865  The front page has a detailed, column-wide diagram and a wonderful account of a visit the Yosemite Valley and surrounding region: "From The Missouri To The Pacific...XVI" "Yosemite--Its Discovery--Our Party--View From Inspiration Point--Entering the Valley" & more.

The report begins: "See Yosemite and die! I shall not try to descr... See More  

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$75.00
668752

New York and New Hampshire work towards ratifying the Constitution...

Item #668752

March 08, 1788

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 8, 1788  Pages 2 and 3 contain some nice reporting on discussions within New York and New Hampshire on work towards ratifying the proposed Constitution.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some loss at the bottom margins but not close to any text, minor margin wear, generally nice.

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

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$67.00
667890

The precedent-setting case of American slave James Somersett...

Item #667890
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1773  Certainly the most historically significant item in this issue is: "An Argument in the Case of James Somersett, a Negro, Lately Determined in the court...attempted to be Demonstrated the Present Unlawfulness of Domestic Slavery in England" which takes about a full page.

This case involves James Somersett, an American slave purcha... See More  

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$93.00
667388

Terrific on the founding of Savannah...

Item #667388

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1733  Page 4 has a very early & terrific letter from James Oglethorpe, headed: "Extract of Mr. Oglethorpe's Letter to the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, dated from the Camp at Savannah, Feb. 10, 1732-3." in which he describes the area where he would create the town of Savannah, including : "...I fix'd

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$133.00
667229

Deaths & funerals of Jefferson and Adams...

Item #667229

July 29, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 29, 1826  The front page has some editorial comment concerning the recent deaths of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the 4th of July, taking over half of the page. Additional items are on the inside pages headed: "Adams and Jefferson" and "Honor To The Illustrious Dead!" with various reports on the ... See More  

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$114.00
667105

H.M.S. Victory lost at sea... Two issue set...

Item #667105
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, two issue set, London, England, October and November, 1744

October issue:

Certainly the most notable report in the 1st issue is the report of the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into the 21st century with its breaking news reading: "The HMS Vict
... See More  

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$77.00
665984

The death of Commodore Uriah P. Levy...

Item #665984

March 25, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, March 25, 1862  The most notable content within this issue is the very brief, but historic page 7 report of the death of Commodore (Admiral) Uriah P. Levy, the first U.S. Jewish Commodore, war of 1812 war hero, and credited as to having abolished the disciplinary procedure of flogging.

The front page has a map titled: "WHAT GENERAL BURNSIDE HAS ACCOMPLISHED, Scene of Op... See More  

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

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$137.00
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