Catalog 300: 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 300: 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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674511

"A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus" in 3 parts... 1881...

Item #674511

June 01, 1881

(3) SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, for June, July & August of 1881  Offered is an original printing of:  "A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus", by Joel Chandler Harris, split over three volumes (June-August, 1881). To the best of our knowledge, this was written for Scribner's Magazine.

Other articles, poetry, etc. from the era are found throughout.

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674508

Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848"...

Item #674508
SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, May, 1881  Starting on page 89 and continuing on to page 106 is "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848", by Ralph Waldo Emerson. In many ways it serves as a eulogistic tribute to his great friend. Only portions of this lengthy article are provided in the images, but hopefully enough is present for one to capture Emerson's heart.

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673844

Harper Lee court case... "To Kill A Mockingbird" under fire...

Item #673844

January 16, 1966

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 16, 1966  



* Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird joins court case

*
 
Kasturba Gandhi tries to win leadership roll in India



Page 82 contains the heading: "Harper Lee Twits School Board in Virginia for Ban on Her Novel", followed by an explanation on how she humiliated the school board saying, "To hear the novel is immoral has m... See More  

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673034

Billy Sunday in Boston - 1931...

Item #673034

February 24, 1931

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, February 5, 1931  The the page has an article: "BILLY SUNDAY IN BOSTON AGAIN", describing the brilliance and public acceptance of Billy Sunday and his antics.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day.

Complete in 8 pages, somewhat fragile, but overall generally good. See images for details.... See More  

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673032

Thanksgiving Proclamation by Woodrow Wilson..Spanish Flu...

Item #673032

November 18, 1918

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Mass., November 18, 1918



* Thanksgiving Proclamation by Woodrow Wilson

* Death-count from the Spanish Flu continues to rise




The top of the front page has 2 column heading: "THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION"  and an article titled: "TOLL OF THE EPIDEMIC - GREATER THAN IN WAR", dealing with the Spanish Flu. Nice to see the encouragement to b... See More  

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673008

Bible saves soldier's life - to be given to the United States....

Item #673008

May 27, 1918

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 27, 1918  The front page has: "Bible Which Saved His Life to be Given U.S. by Soldier Wilson".  There are many wartime stories concerning a soldier's life being saved by a Bible in his pocket, but this soldier gifted his Bible to the U.S. government.  A wonderful wartime story!

Complete in 8 pages, fragile (typical for... See More  

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672794

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #672794

June 25, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870  This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound.  Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper compos... See More  

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671506

The Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #671506

July 03, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, July 3, 1863  A terrific front page with great and graphic coverage of the first day's battle at the very significant Battle of Gettysburg.

The ftpg. includes two war-related maps headed: "The Battle Of Gettysburg. Scene of the Battle of Wednesday, July 1--The Cavalry Fight." and the other headed: "Our Occupation of Carlisle, Pa. The Barracks and Gas Works... See More  

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671502

Rare movie prop newspaper...

Item #671502

January 01, 1942

COURIER EXPRESS, (no city), November 4, 1940  We've all seen newspapers used as props in movies, typically with a headline relating to the plot of the movie. Obviously created exclusively for the production of the movie, they are quite rare and seldom come on the collector's market--particular issues from the "golden age of Hollywood".

I am not aware of what motion picture ... See More  

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671489

Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi...

Item #671489

September 08, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 8, 1862  If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War.

Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the &qu... See More  

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671475

Introducing "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs"...

Item #671475

January 14, 1938

NEW YORK TIMES, January 14, 1938  Page 21 contains a very nice, detailed, and lengthy review of the new animated feature-length movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", the very first by Walt Disney. The very favorable review begins: "Sheer fantasy, delightful, gay and altogether captivating, touched the screen yesterday when Walt Disney's long-awaited feature-length cartoo... See More  

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671474

The much-heralded Radio City Music Hall opens...

Item #671474

December 28, 1932

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 28, 1932  The middle of the front page has one column heads: "RADIO CITY PREMIERE IS A NOTABLE EVENT" "Many Prominent New Yorkers at Opening Show in the Huge Music Hall" "6,200 Seats Filled as Spectators of Stage and Auditorium Cast a Colorful Spell" and more, continuing inside with related photos. This report is likely only found in a New Yo... See More  

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671465

First woman to serve in the U.S. Senate...

Item #671465

November 22, 1922

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 22, 1922  Near the middle of the front page are one column heads: "FIRST WOMAN U.S. SENATOR SEATED" "Mrs. Felton of Georgia to Answer One Roll Call".

The report begins: "Mrs. W. H. Felton of Georgia took the oath of office today as the first woman United States senator...". Although notable being the first woman to serve in the Senate... See More  

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671464

First boat to traverse the new Erie Canal...

Item #671464

November 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 5, 1825  Perhaps the most notable event reported is headed: "FROM BUFFALO" which tells of the first vessel--The Seneca Chief--to traverse the new Erie Canal. Although brief, the event was quite historic.

Other news found within include an early American execution, cannibalism, a mention of German-Jews, a letter from John Quincy Adams, The... See More  

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671001

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671001

August 04, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 4, 1849  Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Crescent City brings $230,000 in specie...that probably $300,000 would cover all the gold dust on board...one opinion among the passengers with regard to the gold in California; it is still found in great quantities...There was no sickness at the mines.... See More  

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670969

Alexander Hamilton examines Jefferson's address to Congress...

Item #670969

January 19, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Jan. 19, 1802  Much of pages 2 & 3 are taken up with: "Examination Of The President's Message, Number III" signed in type by: Lucius Crassus, the pen name of Alexander Hamilton.

A website notes: "Hamilton’s “Examination of Jefferson’s Message to Congress of December 7, 1801” in which... See More  

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668662

Rare print of a manned, Hawaiian canoe... Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War...

Item #668662
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784  The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it.

The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), also accompanied by a great foldout plate, more typically lacking.

Another article of interest is: "Memoirs... See More  

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668555

The capture of Richmond, in an anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #668555

April 07, 1865

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, April 7, 1865  This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.

A fine issue from the closing days of the Civil War. The most notable content is the report on the capture of Richmond which includes: "Rejoicin... See More  

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668315

A eulogy-like article on the Custer massacre...

Item #668315

July 21, 1876

THE WHEELING DAILY INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, July 21, 1876  Page 3 has a column headed: "Custar's Attack on the Sioux" which reads much like a eulogy.

Bits include: "on the banks of the Little Big Horn...sleep to-day the flower of the American army...Custar [sic] in his brave but disastrous charge..." with much more, taking over one-third of a column.

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668281

Early Savannah, Georgia...

Item #668281

June 08, 1839

THE DAILY GEORGIAN, Savannah, June 8, 1839  A rather uncommon title from the South 22 years before the Civil War.  Various news & ads of the day with several slave reward ads, one being a bit unusual in the detail: "Stolen...by a Negro man named George belonging to John C Neal, the following negroes..." with details on them.

Four pages, just a bit of light damp staining to... See More  

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668216

Great issue on the Mormons forming a government in Utah...

Item #668216

October 09, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 9, 1849  A great issue concerning Mormon history has page 3 has a nearly full column article headed: "State Of Deseret" with much on their efforts to gain statehood from the U.S. government. Included are various items in their proposed Constitution which they will submit. The name of the state is to be Deseret.

A wealth of fine,
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667380

Lengthy Judaica item, plus the founding of Georgia...

Item #667380
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1731  There are several notable articles in this issue, including over a full page on: "...an Historical and Law-Treatise Against Jews and Judaism, published some years since."

Another significant item is one of the earliest reports to be had on what would be the creation of the Georgia colony, headed: "A true Account of a new Co... See More  

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667083

Early mention of Davy Crockett... J.Q. Adams' state-of-the-union address...

Item #667083

December 08, 1827

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 8, 1827  Page 7 has an updated list of the members of the House and Senate, which includes of David Crockett with acknowledgment of him being a new member. This is the earliest mention of him in a nationally distributed newspaper we have seen to-date.

Also within are several pages containing the full text of President John Quincy Adam's state-o... See More  

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640800

British Jew Bill... Engraving of a church in Charleston...

Item #640800
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1753  This issue contains a great full page print of: "St. Philip's Church in Charles Town, South Carolina" with just a small bit of text on it on the facing page reading: "The church is esteemed one of the most regular & complete structures of the kind in America. The design was sent us from Charles-Town [Charleston] where
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