Suggestions for Novices

We invite you to explore the hobby of collecting rare newspapers.  To this end, the following items have been priced at $16 or less and make great "entry level" items for novices. 

Suggestions for Novices

We invite you to explore the hobby of collecting rare newspapers.  To this end, the following items have been priced at $16 or less and make great "entry level" items for novices. 
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652592

Trial of Admiral Keppel...

Item #652592

January 19, 1779

THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, Jan. 19, 1779  The entire front page & a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with verbatim: "Proceedings of the Court Martial on the Trial of Admiral Keppel". As Wikipedia notes: 'During the American Revolutionary War Keppel came into a notorious dispute with Sir Hugh Palliser over Palliser's conduct as his second-in-command at the... See More  

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652437

A victory by Horatio Nelson...

Item #652437
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1796  Included is a nearly column long letter signed in type: Horatio Nelson, written on board his ship Victory near Toulon, mentioning in part: "I have the pleasure to inform you that the troops...troop possession of the forts & town of Puerto Ferrajo this day..." with further details. 

Includes both plates called for, one o... See More  

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605516

a letter from Richmond concerning the scourge...

Item #605516

August 16, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Aug. 16, 1800  Page 3 has; "Summary of the Late News" which includes a letter from Richmond concerning the "scourge" which has afflicted the city.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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619941
Item #619941

September 13, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Sept. 13, 1800  Although there are some news tidbits, there is much literary content. Four pages, loss to a lower corner affects 2 words on the ftpg., minor upper corner loss, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches.

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150179

Singlesheet of advertisements...

Item #150179

September 23, 1801

CENTINEL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT, Boston, Massachusetts, September 23, 1801 A single-sheet being comprised all of advertisements.



Rough edges along with foxing (see images).

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153098

By Oliver Oldschool...

Item #153098
THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, 1802  "By Oliver Oldschool, Esq." Contains literary content, but some political editorials and comments as well.

Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown, and will generally be in better condition.

Measures 10 by 13 inches and contains 8 pages.... See More  

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151172
Item #151172
THE BALANCE, Hudson, N.Y., 1807 Has the text of a political speech, and various news reports. Quarto-size with 4 pgs., in vey good condition.

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152434

1808 from Hudson, New York...

Item #152434
BALANCE ADVERTISER, Hudson, New York, 1808. This paper is interesting in that it is taken up entirely with advertisements (see). Complete 4 page issue, generally nice, measures about 10 by 12 inches.  The image shown is only representative.  Most issues do not contain illustrated ads, but have the same look and condition as the one shown.

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216173

Boston Advertisement Extra

Item #216173

May 25, 1809

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE EXTRA, Boston, May 25, 1809.

 

* Advertisement Extra !



A folio-size singlesheet containing mostly ads and notices. A bit irregular at the spine, occasional foxing.

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651405

The Little Belt Affair from the British perspective...

Item #651405

July 01, 1811

CONNECTICUT MIRROR, Hartford, July 1, 1811 



* The Little Belt Affair

* Captain Arthur Bingham




Page 3 has over a full column taken up with: "British Official Account of the Engagement between the U.S. frigate President, Commodore Rodgers, and the British Sloop of War Little Belt, Captain Bingham" A fine & detailed letter signed by: A.B. Bingham, Captain of the Little Belt... See More  

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150675

"Extra" containing Honorable Robert's Smith's address to the People...

Item #150675

July 03, 1811

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL EXTRA, Boston, Massachusetts, July 3, 1811 A four page extra containing the "Hon. Robert's Smith's Address To the People of the United States" being his explanation that led to his resignation as Secretary of State. Sources say that he was actually dismissed by President Madison.



Complete in four pages measuring 15 by 10 inches, untrimmed and in good conditi... See More  

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151411

Item #151411

July 03, 1811

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL EXTRA newspaper from Boston, dated July 3, 1811. The entire 4 page issue is taken up with "Hon. Robert Smith's Address to the People of The United States" concerning his resignation as Secretary of State. Issue was never trimmed, measures about 10 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches. Very nice condition! Uncommon EXTRA.

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150375

Little Belt Affair correspondences...

Item #150375

November 26, 1811

THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Massachusetts, November 26, 1811 The ftpg. has: "Affair Of The Little Belt" being the correspondence between James Monroe and Mr. Morier, followed by those between Monroe and Foster. All letters are signed in type by their respective authors. Subscriber's name written above the masthead.



Complete in four pages with light fold rubbing... See More  

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207496

The War of 1812...

Item #207496
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, dated during the War of 1812.   The issue you will receive is similar to the issues shown in the image - slight wear, minor staining and foxing, etc..  The issue will be dated from during the War of 1812 (between 6/18/1812 and 2/18/1815), and will have war related news and news of the day.  A great issue to own at an incredible price. Although the im... See More  

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653254

Andrew Jackson's trial continues... The frigate Constitution...

Item #653254

June 10, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 10, 1815 The issue begins mid-sentence with: "Gen. Jackson's "Trial" taking over 4 pages. There are 3 pages of "Health Statistics" with state-by-state charts breaking down the population by sex, and age. There are nearly 2 pages of "War Events: Or Things Incidental to the Late War" which includes a su... See More  

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652968

Creating a militia... Creating a National University in Washington, D.C...

Item #652968

December 21, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 21, 1816 Inside has over two pages taken up with: "A PLAN, For Classing and Arming of  the Militia, and for Calling them Forth to Execute the Laws of  the Union, Suppress Insurrections, and Repel Invasions, and to Repeal the Laws Heretofore passed for those Purposes." Considerable detail.

Nearly half a column is: "A BILL For the... See More  

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652947

Seeking a location in the Chesapeake for a naval depot...

Item #652947

February 22, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 22, 1817  The first two pages are taken up with a lengthy report signed in type by: D. Porter, being: "...the communication made by captain David Porter, commissioner of the navy in relation to the site for a naval depot & the best means to be adopted for the defence of the Chesapeake bay." The report begins: "Hampton Roads, it is... See More  

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653257

Pirates...

Item #653257

April 17, 1819

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 17, 1819  Among the articles are: "Privateering--and Piracy" "Banking Scraps" "Western Banks" "Jackson--Clinton and Scott" includes a letter signed by: Winfield Scott.

Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 10 inches, in very good condition.



As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circul... See More  

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153078

Typical newspaper from over 200 years ago...

Item #153078
THE NATIONAL ADVOCATE, New York, 1820  Various news of the day and a wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated.

Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown.

Measures 15 by 20 inches, four pages, cleanly cut at the spine not causing any text loss. Generally quite nice.

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207492

Introductory issue at a low price...

Item #207492
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  England. This magazine is dated in the 1820's and contains about 56 pages. The front page has a nice engraving of St. John's Gate.

The issue contains news & articles from around the world and is in nice condition. A nice period item form the 19th century. Please note - the issue you will receive will be dated from the 1820's, and will be... See More  

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150635

Eating rattlesnake in Florida...

Item #150635

April 07, 1821

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, July 7, 1821 A writer relates his experience in eating rattlesnake (almost) in a front page article head: "The Rattle-snake eaten in East Florida."

Other news and advertisements, some which are illustrated, are within.

This is complete in four pages, untrimmed, and is in nice condition.

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153051

London in 1822...

Item #153051
THE COURIER, London, 1822  A nice, "typical" newspaper from England during the early 19th century, with the entire front page taken up with ads and various news of the day on the inside pages. In great condition with a partial red-inked tax stamp at the top of page one.

Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have t... See More  

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151796

Item #151796

October 25, 1823

THE NATIONAL GAZETTE AND LITERARY REGISTER, Phila., Oct. 25, 1823 "Reflections On Volcanos By Guy Lussac" takes three columns on the ftpg. and part of a column on pg. 2. These "reflections" were read before the Royal Academy at Paris. Traces of foxing, otherwise good.

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150655
Item #150655

February 11, 1824

SUPPLEMENT TO THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, (Washington), Feb. 11, 1824 A folio-size singlesheet, most of which is taken up by a "Speech Of Mr. M'Lane, (Of Del.)". Traces of foxing but mostly nice. Untrimmed.

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150329

Gold mining in Aruba...

Item #150329

August 28, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 28, 1824  See the photo for the short article on an inside page concerning gold mining in Aruba. An uncommon account.

A complete, 16 page issue measuring 6 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing throughout but causing no loss of readability.

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153255

Penny magazine from London...

Item #153255
THE PENNY MAGAZINE, London, 1836  A small illustrated periodical with an illustrated front page. 

Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown.

Measures 8 by 12 inches, 8 pages, some foxing throughout.

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219430

Goose and Gridiron in 1827

Item #219430

May 04, 1827

NEW-YORK AMERICAN, May 4, 1827.

 

* Goose and Gridiron



A page 3 notice for The New-York Goose and Gridiron Refectory states that the owner has returned to his old stand and is ready to serve the public. Includes a small engraving of a goose on a flatiron. News of the day includes: "Police" "Virginia Elections" and more. Some edge wear, foxing spot in unrelated content, otherwise in g
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153059

By the Quakers...

Item #153059
THE FRIEND, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1828. A small-size Quaker newspaper subtitled: "A Religious and Literary Journal" which pretty much describes its contents. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures approximately 11x 9 inches and containing 8 pages.

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652781

Capitol pediment artwork is completed and unveiled....

Item #652781

November 08, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov.  8, 1828 Page 4 has a very detailed article on the completion of the carved artwork of Luigi Persico, the artist who created the "Genius of America" pediment which fronts the Capitol building in Washington.

It was work in progress from 1825 - 1828 and this report describes the work, beginning: "The scaffolding and shed which hav... See More  

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653272

Pirates, Key West, Mobile, and Indian treaties...

Item #653272

February 20, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 20, 1830  Page 5 has a number of brief yet interesting items, including: "Key West - Com. Porter has written a letter saying that 'the harbor of Key West, is...the best harbor in the United States..." with more. Also: "Mobile has become a place of much business...has a fine inland trade by steam boats...".

"Pirates"... See More  

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592781

From Philadelphia, PA...

Item #592781

January 01, 1831

NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, 1831-1835  (sample issue). A nice antebellum period newspaper from Philadelphia, PA. The 4 page issues have multiple folds with some wear and/or browning at the folds, but are not pulpish or heavily stained. News of the day and period advertising throughout.The image shows an example of what you will receive.... See More  

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637486

Early medical periodical...

Item #637486

September 23, 1831

THE JOURNAL OF HEALTH, "Conducted by an Association of Physicians" as printed  in the masthead, Philadelphia, September 28, 1831  Among the articles within are: "The Russian Cholera"; "Causes of the Epidemic Cholera"; "Syrp of Milk"; "The Acclimating Principle of Plants"; "The Pleasures of a Canter";  & more. 

Six... See More  

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152288

Item #152288

March 23, 1832

NEW-YORK SPECTATOR, March 23, 1832 Ftpg. has a detailed meeting report: "Young Men's Auxiliary Colonization Society" along with a list of the officers &managers. Some light foxing.

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153102

For children of the 1830's...

Item #153102
PARLEY'S MAGAZINE, Boston, 1833  A little newspaper for children with several illustrations within.

Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown.

Measures 6 by 8 inches and contains approximately 8 pages. Occasional foxing and uneven margins.

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217632

Flathead Indians poem in 1833...

Item #217632

August 02, 1833

CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE AND JOURNAL AND ZIONS HERALD, New York, Aug. 2, 1833.

 

* Flathead Indians poem



The back page has a poem: "The Flat-Head Indians". By Miss E. Powers. Other topic of the day. Some fold foxing, otherwise in nice condition. 4 pages.

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150308

Item #150308

November 30, 1833

THE PENNY MAGAZINE, London, Nov. 30, 1833 A quarto-size publication, the ftpg. has a halfpg. illustration: "Central Nave of St. Peter's" in Rome. Small stain in the outer margin, o/w good.

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153036

Exploring the influence of war on domestic Life...

Item #153036
ADVOCATE OF PEACE, (Hartford, Connecticut), 1834. An interesting magazine which has war as its theme, and the value of peace as opposed to war. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Forty-six pages measuring 9"x6", disbound without outer wrappers.

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583773

Check from Cooperstown, 1834...

Item #583773
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated 1834. Included is the amount in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak (see images).



An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Measures 2 3... See More  

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601724

Check from Cooperstown, 1834...

Item #601724
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated 1834. Included is the amount in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak (see).

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Measures 2 3/4 by 5 1... See More  

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672995

Check from Cooperstown, 1834...

Item #672995
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated 1834. Included is the amount in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Measures 2 1/2 by 5 1/2 inc... See More  

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688357

Check from Cooperstown, 1834...

Item #688357
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated March 31, 1834. Included is the amount of $19 in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Also a red ink cancellation.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Base... See More  

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688679

Check from Cooperstown, 1834...

Item #688679
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated Nov. 6, 1834. Included is the amount of $350 in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Also a red ink cancellation.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseb... See More  

Item from Catalog 324 (released for November, 2022)...

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151586

Item #151586

April 02, 1835

PATRIOT AND DEMOCRAT EXTRA, Hartford, Conn., Apr. 2, 1835 Contains political content relative to upcoming state elections. Fold wear on the first leaf causes a few small holes, plus fold foxing, mostly to the ftpg.

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151325
Item #151325

January 01, 1836

FESSENDEN'S SILK MANUAL & PRACTICAL FARMER, Boston, 1836 Has news and articles about the "Culture of Silk" and other agricultural endeavors. Octavo-size with 16 pages. Some foxing. A rare title.

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153069

Early from Cadiz, Ohio...

Item #153069
THE HISTORICAL FAMILY LIBRARY, Cadiz, Ohio, 1836  A magazine of history, delving very extensively into just a few topics with each issue. Unusual in that this periodical's format was to use "flowing text", meaning sentences ran over from issue to issue, so any given publication whould begin in the middle of a sentence from the previous issue.

Note that the photo is "generi... See More  

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682476

Check from Cooperstown, 1837...

Item #682476
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated Oct. 30, 1837. Included is the amount of $10 in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Also a red ink cancellation.

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681854

Check from Cooperstown, 1837...

Item #681854
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated Nov. 24, 1837. Included is the amount of $10 in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Also a red ink cancellation.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseb... See More  

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153065

By Horace Greeley...

Item #153065
THE JEFFERSONIAN, Albany, New York, 1838. A political newspaper by the famed publisher Horace Greeley, from very early in his career--before he began his famous "New York Tribune". Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Four pages measuring 12"x10", some light staining.

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657809

Rare title from New Hampshire...

Item #657809

February 01, 1838

N.H. PATRIOT--EXTRA, Concord, New Hampshire, Feb., 1838



* Rare title



Just below the dateline is "Incontrovertible Facts -  Democrats, Read ! " with most of the content being politics and finance reports. Four pages, very nice condition.

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653171

Captured slave ship...

Item #653171

June 15, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1839 



* African slave trade capture



The bkpg. has a report: "Slaves Captured" which notes in part: "...British sloop of war Buzzard...captured by her on the coast of Africa on suspicion of having been concerned in the slave trade, have arrived at New York...vessels...are both American built & the officers were all Amer... See More  

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