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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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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$11.00
153057

A Quaker publication...

Item #153057
FRIEND'S INTELLIGENCER, Philadelphia, 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, 7 by 10 inches.

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$16.00
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

Official proceedings of Congress...

Item #153049
THE CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE, Washington, D.C., 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 9 by 12 inches and contains 16 pages, n... See More  

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$13.00
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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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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$10.00
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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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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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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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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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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637537

Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky...

Item #637537

January 24, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 24, 1862 



* Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky

* General George H. Thomas victory




Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE BATTLE OF MILL SPRING" "Further Interesting Particulars of the Gallant Affair" "Our Artillery Operation Within Sixty Yards if the Enemy's Lines" "IMPORTANT FROM PORT ROYAL" "Improv... See More  

Discounted by 50% (as shown) through May 13, 2021!

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$13.50
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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538740
Item #538740

June 21, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated June 21, 1862  (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains several Civil War era ads including a political cartoons entitled "Before Richmond"; " Inhuman Treatment of Rebel Commissioners in Europe; and "A Dangerous Novelty in Memphis". See photos for details.



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

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538750
Item #538750

August 02, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated August 2, 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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538509
Item #538509

August 23, 1862

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated August 23, 1862 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The print contains three engravings entitled "Federal Troops Working on the Fortifications of Gen. M'Clellan's Camp, Near Harrison's Landing, James River, Va - from a Sketch by our Special Artist, Mr. J. H. Schell"; "Brigadier-General Willis A Gorman - from a ... See More  

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538507
Item #538507

November 29, 1862

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated November 29, 1862 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The print contains two engraving entitled "Mr. T. Moason Jones, The Celectrated Lecturer - from a photograph by Brady" and "Dinner Time at the Camp of the 22d Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers - from a Sketch by our Special Artist".



The print size is a... See More  

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$13.00
538736
Item #538736

December 06, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated December 6, 1862 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains several Civil War era ads including a political cartoon entitled "John Bull as Painted by Himself". See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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538677
Item #538677

December 13, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated December 13, 1862 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains a single engraving entitled "The City of Petersburg, Virginia".



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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217700

Uncommon Illustrated 1863 Periodical....

Item #217700

January 10, 1863

THE LEISURE HOUR, London, Jan. 10, 1863.

 

* Uncommon title

* Illustrations




Mostly literary-related content, but also some topical items, plus a large front page  illustration and more inisde. Uncommon title. Has an ornate masthead.4to-size, 16 pages in nice condition.

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538680
Item #538680

January 31, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated January 31, 1863 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains two engravings entitled "Appearance of the Site of the Deserted Rebel Camps near Murfreesboro" and "Murfreesboro, Tennessee".



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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656931

Charleston, South Carolina from the Civil War...

Item #656931

January 31, 1863

(single-leaf from) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, January 31, 1863



This is a single-page print which would be great for display. The page contains four engravings entitled: "Middle-Ground Battery, Charleston, S.C." "The Charleston Iron-Clad Fleet" "Folley's Battery Near the Light-House, at Charleston, South Carolina" and "Our Blockading Fleet off North... See More  

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538753
Item #538753

February 07, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated February 7, 1863 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains several Civil War era ads and a poem entitled "Homeless". See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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538530
Item #538530

March 21, 1863

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated March 21, 1861 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains several Civil War era ads and a cartoon entitled "Rappahannock Mud". See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 11.5 x 16 inches.

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538688
Item #538688

April 04, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated April 4, 1863 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains three engravings entitled "The Army of the Cumberland - Head-Quarters of Major-General M'Cook, Commanding Twentieth Army Corps"; "The Army of the Cumberland - The Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, LookingSouth" and "The Army of the Cumberland - Bridge over West Fork of Sto... See More  

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538754
Item #538754

June 25, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated June 25, 1863 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains several Civil War era ads. See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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538671
Item #538671

June 27, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated June 27, 1863 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains several Civil War era ads and a cartoon entitled "One Kind of Patriotism". See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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140198
Item #140198

July 30, 1863

THE EVENING POST, New York July 30, 1863. This very large sized 4 page newspaper is in nice condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history (The left margin is very closely cropped and there is some loss of text). This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports from the day it was first reported with SMALL one column BACK PAGE headline... See More  

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