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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150787

Item #150787

May 01, 1868

AMERICAN MESSENGER, New York, 1868 Has religious news and content with many spiritual anecdotes. Holes at the fold junctures, a few fold tears, general wear and some foxing.

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$9.00
601000

A magazine devoted to shorthand...

Item #601000

December 14, 1868

STANDARD PHONOGRAPHIC VISITOR, New York, Dec. 14, 1868  This is a very curious little periodical themed on shorthand--unusual as such. "Phonography" was another word for a system of phonetic shorthand, as that invented by Sir Isaac Pitman in 1837. Included within are 12 pages of shorthand. The front page article is: "Phonography--A Beautiful Art".

Twenty pages, 5 by 7 inc... See More  

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$13.00
153020

Item #153020
STANDARD PHONOGRAPHIC VISITOR, New York, 1869. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives. An interesting, small publication themed on shorthand--unusual as such. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date but will have the format as shown. About 20 pages and measuring about 5 by 7 inches.

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$11.00
151644

Item #151644

February 18, 1869

WATCHMAN & REFLECTOR, Boston, Feb. 18, 1869 Mostly religious-related content. Non-religious content on the bkpg., plus various ads. Rejoined at the spine, otherwise good.

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$14.00
554335
Item #554335

August 14, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated August 14, 1869. (print only)



This is a single-page Thomas Nast political illustration entitled "Co-Operative Housekeeping" with caption "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; Consider her ways, and be wise"



The print size is approximately 16.25 x 11.25 inches, has a very lite stain in the lower right corner, otherwise is in good condition. ... See More  

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150851

Item #150851

September 06, 1869

MANUFACTURERS & FARMERS JOURNAL, Sept. 6, 1869 A ftpg. report headed: "National Temperance Convention" lists a platform, and several resolutions that passed at the convention in Chicago. Good condition.

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153016

Item #153016
PEOPLE'S WEEKLY, Dayton, Ohio, 1870. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives. Basically a literary paper with a nice masthead. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date but will have the format as shown. Eight pages & measuring about 12"x9".

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221940
Item #221940

January 01, 1870

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper dated circa 1870 (exact date unknown) (print only)



This is a single-page framed print. The print contains the engraving "Delaware Indians, Acting as Scouts for the National Army in the West ".



The print size is approximately 9.75 x 14.75 inches and the overall matted size approximately is 16 x 20.75 inches. The matting color is a medium shad... See More  

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$15.00
152995

Item #152995
MAJOR & KNAPP ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY, New York, 1871. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives. A quite uncommon title with an ornate masthead, containing basically literary-related items. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific dat but will have the format as shown. Nice condition, 12 pages. 14"x1... See More  

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221674
Item #221674

October 14, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated October 14, 1871 (print only)



This is a single-page framed print. This is a full page engraving of "The Levee at St. Louis, Missouri ".



The print size is approximately 9.75 x 14.75 inches and the overall matted size approximately is 14.75 x 19.75 inches. The matting color is a medium shade of green/grey color.... See More  

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153030

A literary publication...

Item #153030
APPLETONS' JOURNAL, New York, 1872  See the photo for an example of this title from our archives, with basically literary content and with a front page illustration.

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

Has 28 pages & measures about 11 by 8 inches. Some wear... See More  

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655065

Williamsport (Newberry) PA church disaster....

Item #655065

December 27, 1872

THE WORLD, New York City, Dec. 27, 1872



* Williamsport, Pennsylvania PA (Newberry)

* Lycoming County church collapse disaster




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE" with subheads. (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, irregular and some wear at the spine, otherwise good.... See More  

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153018

Literature of the 19th century...

Item #153018
TO-DAY, Philadelphia, 1873  See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives. Basically a literary newspaper of small size.

Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date.

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152979

Item #152979
THE EVENING LEADER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1873. Varous news of the day both nationally and locally, plus a wealth of ads as well. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date

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153013

Pittsburgh... just before steel production...

Item #153013
THE PITTSBURGH LEADER, Pittsburgh, 1873  State, local and national news from this era.  Interesting to have news of the day from just before steel production hit in full force. See the photo for an example of this title from our archives. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date but will have the form... See More  

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538773
Item #538773

April 05, 1873

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS dated April 5, 1873 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains an engraving entitled "Turner's Liber Studiorum: A Sea Piece". See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.5 inches.

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150716
Item #150716

August 23, 1873

THE PRESS, Phila., Aug. 23, 1873 Ftpg. article: "The West Point Academy" "Training The Cadets For Duty", being a report of the Board of Visitors. Takes almost two columns. Nice condition.

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150568

Item #150568

December 05, 1873

THE PRESS, Phila., Dec. 5, 1873 Page 2 has: "CONSTITUTION" "New Constitution Proposed To The Citizens Of The Commonwealth For Their Approval Or Rejection By The Constitutional Convention". Full text of the document taking 2 1/2 pgs. Ftpg. rubbing. Good.

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575357

Religious Christian reports...

Item #575357
THE CHRISTIAN INTELLIGENCER, New York, 1874 



* Rare title



A small size newspaper with primarily religious news and reports, complete in 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition. An address latest near the masthead. Measures 10 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches.

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151671
Item #151671

August 06, 1874

DAILY CHRONICLE, Allentown, Pa., Aug. 6, 1874 An interesting ftpg. report about "Gypsy Life In America" takes two columns. Includes some talk about fortune telling. Rejoined at the spine.

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553394

Christmas poem..

Item #553394

December 26, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated December 26, 1874. (print only)



This is a single-page poem and print engraving entitled "The Christmas Baby" by Will Carleton. This is accompanied by seven small illustrations -- angels; a church; a father and his children; a lady making a visit; children playing; a cemetery; and a father holding a newborn baby.



The print size is approximately... See More  

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153000
Item #153000
NEW-ENGLAND JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, Boston, Massachusetts, 1875. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives. As the title would suggest, this newspaper if focused primarily on education-related concerns. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures a... See More  

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151669

Item #151669

January 05, 1875

NEW-YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Jan. 5, 1875 The ftpg. has: "Inauguration Of Governor Tilden" "The Ceremony Simple and Impressive--Scene In The Assembly Chamber--Speeches Of The Two Governors--The New Oath Administered". Light fold foxing, uncut.

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553832
Item #553832

August 14, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated August 14, 1875. (print only)



This is a single-page Thomas Nast political illustration entitled "The British Lion Loose in the House of Commons"  -- 'Now put your Head in, if you dare."



The print size is approximately 16.5 x 11.5 inches, has a lite stain at the bottom edge and a few minor edge tears, otherwise is in good condition. P... See More  

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554346
Item #554346

September 04, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated September 4, 1875. (print only)



This is a single-page Thomas Nast political illustration entitled "That Irredeemable Rag Baby" with caption "This is a nice position for a 'Hard-Money' Bachelor to be placed in."



The print size is approximately 15.75 x 11 inches, as a few minor edge tears, otherwise is in good condition. Please see ph... See More  

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$16.00
150812

Small literary publication...

Item #150812

January 29, 1876

SUNDAY NIGHT, Philadelphia, January 29, 1876 A small publication with literary content and illustration with an ornate masthead and decorative corners on each page.

This is complete in four pages measuring approximately 12 x 9.5 inches with fold tears and light dirtiness. See photos for full details.

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547952

"The Dinner Bell" print...

Item #547952

February 26, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1876 (Print only)



This 3/4 page illustration entitled "The Dinner Bell - A Sketch near Silberhausen, Saxony" is from the Supplement section of the issue and contains an accompanying article.



The page measures approximately 11.25" x 16" and is in nice condition.

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547954

Thomas Nast cartoons...

Item #547954

February 26, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1876 (Print only)



This single page features two Thomas Nast cartoons entitled "Another 'Dead Issue' Turned Up" and "News!", each measuring approximately 4.75" x 4.5". The remainder of the page is comprised of various advertisements.



The page measures approximately 11.25" x 16" and is in nice condition... See More  

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547956

Thomas Nast cartoon...

Item #547956

February 26, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1876 (Print only)



This single page features a Thomas Nast cartoon entitled "No Rudder - No Aim... It Is Not So Easy To Catch That Dear Little (Republican) Lamb, After All".



The page measures approximately 11.25" x 16" and is in nice condition.

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547957

"Gathering Wood" print...

Item #547957

February 26, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1876 (Print only)



This 3/4 page illustration entitled "Gathering Wood" is from a painting by Edouard Frere.



The page measures approximately 11.25" x 16" and is in nice condition.

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151131

Three months of issues in one publication...

Item #151131

August 01, 1876

THE MONTHLY SOUVENIR, New York, Aug. 1876  A quarto-size publication with literary content, plus some illustrations. Has "Three Numbers In One" as stated above the masthead of the first issue, so you get the September and October issues as well.

Spine wear and a bit of dirtiness, otherwise good.

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151443

Item #151443

December 02, 1876

CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, Dec. 2, 1876 The bkpg. has a bold, fullpg. ad for "The Herald". Pg. 9 has a calendar, taking more than a halfpg., for the upcoming year of 1877. Good condition.

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554332
Item #554332

December 23, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated December 23, 1876. (print only)



This is a single-page Thomas Nast political illustration entitled "Caesar, Now Be Still" with caption quotes by Shakspeare and U.S. Grant.



The print size is approximately 16.5 x 11 inches and is in good condition. Please see photos for details.... See More  

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150171

The newspaper from the Oneida Community...

Item #150171
THE AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, 1877  A small folio-size newspaper from Oneida, New York, a publication from this early "commune" in experimental living which advocated free love and other quite radical ideas at that time. Various religiously-themed reports within the issue plus a bit of current news of the day.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one ... See More  

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656303

Tractor... Cow milker...

Item #656303

February 17, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 17, 1877  The front page of the issue contains a large illustration "Frick & Co.'s Eclipse Agricultural Engine" and accompanying article. Within the issue is "Secchi's Solar Photographic Instrument"; "Melling's Improvements in Safety Valves"; "Knollin's Cow Milker"; "Hydraulic Punching Mac... See More  

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$13.50
152222

Making shot...

Item #152222

July 28, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 28, 1877  This paper contains front page prints and article of: THE MANUFACTURE OF SHOT. POURING THE MELTED LEAD.

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221671
Item #221671

August 25, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated August 25, 1877 (print only)



This is a single-page framed print. This is a full page engraving of "Anticipation - Return From A Melon Scout".



The print size is approximately 9.75 x 14.75 inches and the overall matted size approximately is 14.75 x 19.75 inches. The matting color is a medium shade of green/grey color.... See More  

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152991

Separation of church and state...

Item #152991
THE INDEX, Boston, Massachusetts, 1878  Published by the "National Liberal League" espousing a platform for the 1880 election with a strong belief in the "total separation of church and state"as their platform states on the front page. Also on the front page is their nine point list of "The Demands Of Liberalism". Nice condition, six pages, approximately 14"... See More  

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596261

A communnial society newspaper from New York...

The newspaper from the famous (infamous?) Oneida Community...

Item #596261
THE AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, 1879  A small folio-size newspaper from Oneida, New York. A publication from this early "commune" in experimental living which advocated free love and other quite radical ideas at that time. In the end they disbursed under considerable controversy. Oneida Limited (silverware among other things) finds it origins deep within the historic Oneid... See More  

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$15.00
554354
Item #554354

April 05, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated April 5, 1879. (print only)



This is a single-page Thomas Nast political illustration entitled "Hatching" with the caption "How much longer will birds of prey be allowed to gorge themselves on the savings of the self-denying and industrious -- and escape the consequences?"



The print size is approximately 16 x 11 inches and is in good ... See More  

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153019

Item #153019

January 01, 1880

STODDART'S REVIEW, Philadelphia, PA 1880. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures about 14"x10".

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655583

Marshfield, Missouri tornado....

Item #655583

April 21, 1880

DAILY JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, April 21, 1880



* Marshfield MO Missouri

* Tornado & fire disaster (1st report)




This issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings that include: "Tornado's Terror" "The Loss Of Life Greater Than At First Supposed" "The Latest News from Unfortunate Mars... See More  

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151166

Item #151166

August 19, 1880

THE NEW-YORK EVANGELIST, Aug. 19, 1880 Has religious news and content, some ads. Wear causes a small hole along the central fold, residue from a label causes loss of a few words on the ftpg. Uncut.

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$14.00
554333
Item #554333

May 07, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated May 7, 1881. (print only)



This is a single-page Thomas Nast political illustration entitled "New York Must Go -- Down" with caption "Scum: 'When this law is passed, you will be so disorganized that you will not be able to muster a corporal's guard against me.'"



The print size is approximately 16 x 11 inches and is in good condition. ... See More  

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655330

Kentucky newspaper for farmers...

Item #655330

June 01, 1881

HOME AND FARM, Louisville, Kentucky, June 1, 1881  Calls itself: "A Semi-Monthly Record For Farmers". Inside has a nice: "View of the Grounds & Buildings of the International Cotton Exposition". Very ornate engraving in the masthead.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet, various wear at the margins, generally good.

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554374
Item #554374

July 16, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated July 16, 1881. (print only)



This is a single-page Thomas Nast political illustration entitled "Out-'Shining' Everybody in Humiliation at Albany" with the caption "New York: 'I did not engage you, Vice-President Arthur, to do this kind of work."



The print size is approximately 16.25 x 11.25 inches and is in good condition. Please see ... See More  

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152966

Item #152966

January 01, 1883

THE YANKEE BLADE, Boston, Massachusetts, 1883. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives, containing basically literary content. This is a nice issue to have from this location and period in history. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date--but will have the format as shown. Marginal tears w... See More  

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151562

Item #151562

June 01, 1883

MORNING LIGHT, (New York), June 1883 Literary content for young people with a nice masthead and several illustrations. Top of an inside page has a bit of wear, otherwise good. Quarto-size with 8 pgs. Uncut.

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203728

Minneapolis Minnesota...

Item #203728

September 01, 1883

HOUSEKEEPER, Minneapolis, Minn., Sept., 1883 Described in the masthead as: "A Journal Of Domestic Economy". Quarto-size, 16 pgs., ftpg. has stray writing above the masthead and a dime-size hole in the upper margin, edges are tattered, some wear, occasional foxing.

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$13.00
151405

Item #151405

July 09, 1884

SUPPLEMENT TO THE TIMES, Chicago, July 9, 1884 Ftpg. reports from the 1st day of the Democratic National Convention with other news and topical reports as well. Small hole at the fold juncture, some fold wear. Four pgs.

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$12.00
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