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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150924

Item #150924

October 04, 1844

THE WELL-SPRING, Boston, Oct. 4, 1844 A tabloid-size paper with 4 pages: "Published Weekly, By The Massachusetts Sabbath School Society", as stated in the masthead. Religious content for Sunday school children. Nice masthead has 5 spiritual-like woodcuts. Some foxing & minor edge tears.

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$11.00
153250

Item #153250
AMERICAN PENNY MAGAZINE AND FAMILY NEWSPAPER, New York, NY, 1845. A small-size magazine with a ftpg. illustration and a few more inside. Variety of content but not current news of the day. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date

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$13.00
150797

Item #150797

December 25, 1846

THE WELL-SPRING, Boston, Nov. 28, 1845 A tabloid-size paper with 4 pages: "Published Weekly, By The Massachusetts Sabbath School Society", as stated in the masthead. Religious content for Sunday school children. Nice masthead has 5 spiritual-like woodcuts. Some foxing & minor edge tears.

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150819

Item #150819

March 10, 1848

UNITED STATES AND TRUE AMERICAN, Phila., Mar. 10, 1848 Has numerous ads, and a very ornate woodcut in the masthead. Piece missing at the lower left corner affects each leaf, otherwise good.

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632995

Rare title from the early Oneida Community...

Item #632995

August 11, 1849

THE SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE, Oneida Reserve, (New York), Aug. 11, 1849  "The Oneida Community was in many ways the most radical social & sexual experiment in American history, founded in central New York by John Humphrey Noyes & a small band of Christian perfectionists in March, 1848. This community, which had evolved during the 1840's from an earlier group association in Put... See More  

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$14.00
653556

Introductory issue from the 1800's...

Item #653556
An original issue from the 1800's to help jump start your collection... This issue is guaranteed to be original, complete, and to be dated in the 1800's.   We do not offer reproductions of any kind!  There is a limit of 10 issues per customer at this price.  See the images for examples of the condition and look of the issue you will receive.  The image shows severa... See More  

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$3.00
153126

A child's newspaper to be read on the Sabbath...

Item #153126
THE WELL-SPRING, Boston, 1851 A little newspaper "Published Weekly, By The Massachusetts Sabbath School Society", as printed in the masthead. Its purpose was described in its prospectus of a few years earlier: "Inasmuch as every juvenile periodical is, and will be perused, to a greater or less extent, on the Sabbath, it is intended that The Well-Spring, like the publications of... See More  

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153057
Item #153057
FRIEND'S INTELLIGENCER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1853. A Quaker magazine with a wide variety of content. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Sixteen pages with occasional foxing measuring 10x7 inches.

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222605

An unused document from the mid-1800's...

Item #222605

January 01, 1854

An interesting "Quite-Claim" document, printed but never used so not dated on the front save for the printed portions as seen in the photos below, although curiously there is a date on the reverse of 1854. Measures about 8 1/2 by 14 inches, very nice condition.

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201021

Early Baby Show Montpelier VT 1854...

Item #201021

October 27, 1854

WALTONS DAILY JOURNAL, Montpelier, Vt., Oct. 27, 1854 Taking all of the ftpg. is a report: "National Baby Show" "Young America In Arms". Pg. 2 report: "Additional Particulars Concerning The Fate Of Sir John Franklin And His Companions". Small folio-size, in good condition.

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553185
Item #553185

January 01, 1855

Unknown Title  (print only) circa 1855



PLEASE NOTE: The exact title and date of this lithograph is unknown. This is a tinted lithograph entitled "View of Sangre De Cristo Pass - Looking Northeast from Camp North of Summit, Aug. 11th".



The size is approximately 11.5 by 8.5 inches.



NOTED: This is showing "Lith by A. Hoen & Co, Balto" and internet information sta... See More  

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553189
Item #553189

January 01, 1855

Unknown Title  (print only) circa 1855



PLEASE NOTE: The exact title and date of this lithograph is unknown. This is a tinted lithograph entitled "Summit of the Nearest Ridge South of Grand River - Traversed in passing around lateral Canones 12 O'clock, September 12".



The size is approximately 11.5 by 8.5 inches. This print has some lite dirtiness.



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150758

Item #150758

December 08, 1855

BALLOUS PICTORIAL, Dec. 8, 1855 Ftpg. illus. of: "William M. Thackeray". "Sketches in Spain" includes 7 illus. including "The Royal Palace at Madrid". Bkpg. has a "General View of Newport, R.I." taking less than 1/4 pg. Text also.

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153049

Item #153049
THE CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE, Washington, DC, 1856. This was essentially the "Congressional Record" of the day, recording all the: "Official Proceedings of Congress" as so noted in the dateline. 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 12x9 inches approximately and contains 16 pages, nice condition.

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553338
Item #553338

January 01, 1856

Unknown Title  (print only) circa 1856



PLEASE NOTE: The exact title and date of this lithograph is unknown. This is a tinted lithograph entitled "Light House, Point de Galle, Ceylon.



The size is approximately 11.5 by 8.5 inches. This print has some very lite dirtiness and two fold creases toward the lower left corner area. Please refer to the photos for m
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553339
Item #553339

January 01, 1856

Unknown Title  (print only) circa 1856



PLEASE NOTE: The exact title and date of this lithograph is unknown. This is a tinted lithograph entitled "Temple at Tumai, Lew Chew".



The size is approximately 11.5 by 8.5 inches. Please refer to the photos for more details.



NOTED: This is showing "Ackerman Lith 379 Broadway N.Y."

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553342
Item #553342

January 01, 1856

Unknown Title  (print only) circa 1856



PLEASE NOTE: The exact title and date of this lithograph is unknown. This is a tinted lithograph entitled "Napha from Bamboo Village".



The size is approximately 11.5 by 8.5 inches. This print has very lite dirtiness, otherwise is in nice condition. Please refer to the photos for more details.



NOTED: This is s... See More  

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151514
Item #151514

January 01, 1859

HALL'S JOURNAL OF HEALTH, New York, January, 1859 Contains tips and anecdotes for healthy living, plus various topical reports. Octavo-size, 12 pgs. browned a bit, otherwise good. A volume I issue.

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632915

Joseph Fawkes's steam plow...

Item #632915

July 29, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 29, 1859



* Joseph Fawkes & his steam plow



Page 3 has a lengthy article headed: "Successful Trial Of Fawkes's Steam Plow" Text takes up 2 1/3 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise nice.

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633014

Pre-Civil War tensions... States leaving the Union...

Item #633014

December 14, 1860

THE NEW YORK HERALD Dec. 14, 1860 



* Tensions in Southern states

* Pre Civil War secession nears




Among the front page column heads on events leading to the Civil War are: "Important From Washington" "Manifesto of the Representatives of Seceding States" "Important From Springfield" "Is it the Intention of Mr. Lincoln to Have Southerners in His
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151127
Item #151127

February 23, 1861

THE HOME JOURNAL, NY, Feb. 23, 1861. Has many topical reports, some literary content & ads. Very small hole in the second leaf, otherwise nice.

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538529
Item #538529

June 29, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated June 29, 1861 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The print contains two engravings entitled "The Village of Falls Church, VA - Arrival of the Second U. S. Cavalry, Company B, Lieutenant Tompkins, on Wednesday Morning, June 19th - from a Sketch by our Special Artist accompanying Major-General D'Dowell's Command" and "Arr... See More  

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632343

1861 Davenport, Iowa... Battle of Rich Mountain....

Item #632343

July 13, 1861

DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, July 13, 1861  



* Rare title from the Civil War

* Battle of Rich Mountain - West Virginia




Top of the front page has column heads: "GLORIOUS NEWS!" "Three Battles!" "McClellan Totally Defeats the Rebels!" "Another Victory in Western Virginia!" "Rebels Again Defeated in Missouri!" and more. War reports conti... See More  

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538685
Item #538685

August 17, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated August 17. 1861 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains two engravings entitled "A Fire Zouave Relating His Experience of the Battle of Bull Run in the Street at Washington" and "Recapture of the Schooner 'Enchantress' by the Gun-Boat 'Albatross'".



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.... See More  

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538526
Item #538526

August 31, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated August 31, 1861 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The print contains two engravings entitled "Practising with the Celebrated Sawyer Gun, on the Rebel Batteries at Sewall's Point, near Norfolk, Va., from Fort Calhoun (unfinished), on the Rip-Raps, in Front of Frotress Monrose - from a Sketch by our special Artist" and "... See More  

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632662

1861 Davenport, Iowa... Jefferson Davis....

Item #632662

September 06, 1861

DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, September 6, 1861



* Rare title from the Civil War

* False report on Jefferson Davis' death




This rare title from the Midwestern United States has some Civil War reporting and several interesting advertisements of the day.

This issue measures 25 x 18 inches, not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain ve... See More  

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633021

1861 Davenport, Iowa... Cheat Mountain....

Item #633021

September 16, 1861

DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, September 16, 1861



* Rare title from the Civil War

* Battle of Cheat Mountain - West Virginia




This rare title from the Midwestern United States has some Civil War reporting and several interesting advertisements of the day.

This issue measures 25 x 18 inches, not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain ver... See More  

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632669

1861 Davenport, Iowa... Battle of Bolivar Heights....

Item #632669

October 18, 1861

DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, October 18, 1861



* Rare title from the Civil War

* Battle of Bolivar Heights - West Virginia




This rare title from the Midwestern United States has some Civil War reporting and several interesting advertisements of the day.

This issue measures 25 x 18 inches, not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very... See More  

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632671

1861 Davenport, Iowa... Battle of Santa Rosa Island....

Item #632671

October 25, 1861

DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, October 25, 1861



* Rare title from the Civil War

* Battle of Santa Rosa Island - Florida




This rare title from the Midwestern United States has some Civil War reporting and several interesting advertisements of the day.

This issue measures 25 x 18 inches, not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pli... See More  

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538523
Item #538523

October 26, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated October 26, 1861 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The print contains a single engraving entitled "Capture of the Propeller Fanny in Pamlico Sound, on the 1st of October, by Three Rebel Steamers, while Conveying Men and Stores to the 20th Indiana Regiment, Encamped at Chicamacomico, 40 Miles from Hatteras Inlet&nb... See More  

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538521
Item #538521

November 02, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated November 2, 1861 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The print contains a single engraving entitled "The Loyal Inhabitants of Hatteras Island, Expelled from their Homes by the Rebel Troops, Overtaken by the 20th Indiana Regiment, while Retreating to Fort Hatteras for Protection, October 4 - from a Sketch by Dr. Everts, o... See More  

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538522
Item #538522

November 02, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, November 2, 1861 (print only)  This is a single-page print. The print contains a single engraving entitled "Jefferson City, Capital of Missouri - the Arrival of Major-General Fremont's Division, September 26 - from a Sketch by our Artist with General Fremont's Division".

The print size is approximately 11.5 x 16 inche... See More  

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632898

General Fremont removed, General Scott retires...

Item #632898

November 04, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 4, 1861  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT REBELLION" "A Positive Announcement of the Removal of Gen. Fremont" "A speech by Gen. McClellan" "The War To Be A Short One" "Gen. Scott's Retirement" "The War In Missouri" & much more.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice ... See More  

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538747
Item #538747

November 09, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated November 9, 1861  (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains several Civil War era ads including revolver and/or pistol ads. See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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538674
Item #538674

November 16, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated November 16, 1861 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains a single engraving entitled "Beef for the Army Crossing the Long Bridge at Washington".



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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538764
Item #538764

November 16, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated November 16, 1861 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains two engravings entitled "'Albertina Flaum, who Commited Suicide in the Cell of the fourtheenth Ward Station-House, on the Morning of Saturday, Nov. 2"; Radzki, the Presumed Murderer of Sigismund Fellner, and for Whose Apprehension a Reward of 2,000 Dollars is Offered&qu... See More  

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538518
Item #538518

November 23, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated November 23, 1861 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The print contains a single engraving entitled "North Battery of the Rebels at Shipping Point, Virginia Side of the Potomac Looking up the River, Showing the Mouth of Quantico Creek, with the Refuge of the Armed Rebel Steamer Page, and the Captured Schooner Fairfax - from ... See More  

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632680

1861 Davenport, Iowa... Battle of Camp Allegheny....

Item #632680

December 16, 1861

DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, December 16, 1861



* Rare title from the Civil War

* Battle of Camp Allegheny




This rare title from the Midwestern United States has some Civil War reporting and several interesting advertisements of the day.

This issue measures 25 x 18 inches, not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and eas... See More  

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$14.00
538515
Item #538515

January 04, 1862

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated January 4, 1862 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The print contains a single engraving entitled "Scene at the Upper Ferry, St. Louis, Missouri - Construction of Floating Mortar Batteries, Etc., by Order of the National Government- from a Sketch by our Special Artist with Gen. Halleck's Command".



The print size is a... See More  

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538763
Item #538763

January 04, 1862

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated January 4, 1862 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains two engravings entitled "'Flood on the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia" and "Sailors of Porter's Fleet taking up Obstructions in the Cape Fear River, Two Miles Below Wilmington, N. C.". See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 ... See More  

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656932

The landing of Ohio Troops at Louisville, Kentucky...

Item #656932

January 11, 1862

(single-leaf from) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, January 11, 1862



This is a single-page print. The page contains two engravings entitled "Landing of Ohio Troops at Louisville, Kentucky" and "General Buell's Body-Guard".



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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538743
Item #538743

January 18, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated January 18, 1862  (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains several Civil War era ads including different revolver and pistol ads. See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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538746
Item #538746

January 18, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated January 18, 1862  (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains several Civil War era ads including revolver and/or pistol ads. See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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632804

Martial Law in Tennessee...

Item #632804

February 27, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 27, 1862  Among the many front page column heads on the Civil War include: "The Burnside Expedition" "Massachusetts Looking After Her Wounded & Sick  Soldiers" "The Gunboat Ceres Accidentally Sunk" "Prisoners Released on Parole" "Important From Tennessee" "Nashville Positively Evacuated by the Rebels" &q... See More  

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538683
Item #538683

March 22, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated March 22, 1862 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains two engravings entitled "Newport News Battery before the Fight" and "Brigadier-General Mansfield and Staff at Newport News during the Engagement".



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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538679
Item #538679

April 12, 1862

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated April 12, 1862 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains a single engraving entitled "Manassas Junction, Showing the Evacuated Rebel Fortifications, Abandoned Camps and Wagons, and Ruins of the Railway Depot and other Buildings, Burnt by the Rebels".



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.... See More  

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538691
Item #538691

April 12, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated April 12, 1862 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains an engraving entitled "Views at New Madrid and Point Pleasant" which is comprised of three illustrations and an inset of General Pope.



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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538678
Item #538678

April 26, 1862

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated April 26, 1862 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains a single engraving entitled "The War in Virginia - View of the Town of Strasburg, Valley of the Shenandoah, Occupied by the National Forces Under Gen. Banks, March 25".



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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538744
Item #538744

June 07, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated June 7, 1862  (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains several Civil War era ads including revolver and/or pistol ads. See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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633192

Fortress Monroe... Richmond... Shenandoah...

Item #633192

June 17, 1862

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, June 17, 1862. Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "LATE WAR NEWS" "The Army in Front of Richmond" "Important From Memphis" "A Large Body of Rebels at Grenada, Miss.--Alarm in Arkansas--The Negroes Preparing to Skedaddle" "Rebels Accounts from Chattanooga": "The War in New Mexico" "The Late Movem... See More  

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$13.50
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