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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633054

A petition from the people of Halifax, Nova Scotia...

Item #633054

January 03, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1758  Inside has over a full page headed: "America" with a Halifax, Nova Scotia dateline, beginning: "The following Memorial, signed by the principal merchants & freeholders in Halifax was...delivered to the Lieutenant Governor." (see for portions).

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, various chipping at the margins, good condition.... See More  

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$13.50
633380

Pre Revolutionary War...

Item #633380

July 10, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE OR, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, July 10, 1766  Various news from London and other parts of Europe also with some interesting advertisements as well.



Complete in eight pages measuring 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, in nice condition, with a partial red ink tax stamp.

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$12.00
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
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 13x10 inches and contains 8 pages.... See More  

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632869

Carriers' address for 1803...

Item #632869

January 04, 1803

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 4, 1803 



* New Year's carrier address



Almost the full first 2 columns are taken up with the carrier's address poem: "To The Patrons", a tradition in one of the first issues of the new year (see below for details).

Four pages, various foxing/staining, partially loose at the spine.



Background (Carrier's Address): Carriers' addresses were... 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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633253

Tragedy of the ship Margaret...

Item #633253

July 25, 1810

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 25, 1810  Page 2 has a lengthy report "Unfortunate Ship Margaret" and the front page has: "Kidnapped and Fugitive Kings". Among the ads is: "Stop a Runaway" which was for an indented apprentice.

Four pages, good condition.

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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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632684

Reports on the War of 1812...

Item #632684

May 01, 1813

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 1, 1813  The front page has a lengthy letter from the "British Parliament" headed: "War With America". Articles on pg. 2 include: "Magnanimity" "Blockading Squadron Increasing" "East Florida" "President and Congress" concerning these two ships; "News From Newport".

Four pages, various wear w... See More  

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633140

Religious fanatics...

Item #633140

October 18, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 18, 1817  The front page has two articles concerning the religious "fanatics" including followers of Jemima Wilkinson, articles headed: "Modern Fanatics" and "More of the Vermont Pilgrims!!" (see photos).

Four pages, nice condition.

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633445

On the "mitigation of slavery"...

Item #633445

June 26, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1819  Over a full page is taken up with installment number 5 of the: "Mitigation of Slavery" which is continued discussion of a proposition which includes: "It is true wisdom to exalt the minds of our slaves--to invest them with correct ideas of the moral duties and encourage them in the acquirement of a qualified property." ... See More  

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153078
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 approximately 20x15 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

Item #153051
THE COURIER, London, 1822. A nice, "typical" newspaper from England during the early 19th century,w tih 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 the format as shown. Measur... 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, from Baltimore, Maryland, dated August 28, 1824. See the photo below 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

Item #153255
THE PENNY MAGAZINE, London, 1836. A small illustrated periodical with an illustrated frontpage.  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 12x 8 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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632760

Five issues, all with a Revere bell foundry advertisement...

Item #632760

June 16, 1829

THE RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN, Providence, 1829  A lot of five issues, each containing on the back page a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Each issue cleanly loose at the spine, scattered foxing, good condition. ... 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
Item #153102
PARLEY'S MAGAZINE, Boston, Massachusetts, 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 approximately 8x6 inches and contains approximately 1 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  

Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

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201137

Chemistry Discovery Of Kreosot...

Item #201137

September 27, 1834

THE NEW-YORKER, Sept. 27, 1834 An interesting pg. 3 report begins: "A great discovery in Chemistry, has...been made by Dr. Reichenback, of Germany; he having succeeded in extracting from tar and smoke a hitherto unknown substance which he calls Kreosot..." and more. A few traces of foxing.

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633035

Anti-Catholic newspaper...

Item #633035

February 28, 1835

THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, February 28, 1835 



* Anti-Catholic



A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin (see) and a... See More  

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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

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 "generic" and the issue you get ... 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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219387

Uncommon title - Churchman in 1839....

Item #219387

December 21, 1839

THE CHURCHMAN, N.Y., Dec. 21, 1839.

 

* Uncommon title



As the name implies, contains mostly religious-related news and content. Second leaf has a narrow piece missing in the outer margin, front page has an area of lite dirtiness and a bit of lite fold rubbing, archival mends to two minor fold tears, some lite foxing.
... See More  

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598336

A High-Resolution Digital Image Only!

Patrick Henry Bio... Rare military paper...

Item #598336
This listing is for a set of high-resolution digital images (print quality) of the Patrick Henry bio found in the following:



CITIZEN SOLDIER, Norwich, Vermont, December 18,1840  "Devoted To the Interests of the Militia, Military Science & National Defense" as noted in the masthead, where also is found their motto: "In Times Of Peace, Prepare For War". Lasted but 52 ... See More  

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153081

Item #153081
THE NEW WORLD, New York, 1841 Basically a literary newspaper although there are some news items near the back. The masthead features a nice engraving showing Columbus arriving in the "New World", hence the title. 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 14x10 inches and contains 16 pages. Some... See More  

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221799

John Quincy Adams....

Item #221799

August 08, 1842

NEW-YORK COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, Aug. 18, 1842

 

* John Quincy Adams

* Veto message




The front page has: Mr. Adams's Report On The Veto Message, signed in type: John Quincy Adams, and by several others. Other news of the day includes: "A Tornado" "Naval Court Martial" "The Cunard Steamers" and more.



Some wear, fold creasing, small h
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153082

Item #153082
THE NEW WORLD, New York, 1843. Basically a literary newspaper although there are some news items near the back. The masthead features a nice engraving showing Columbus arriving in the "New World", hence the title. 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 11x8 inches and contains 30 pages. Va... See More  

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