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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538772
Item #538772

October 22, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated October 22, 1864 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The page contains an engraving entitled "Grant's Campaign - The Battle at Chapin's Farm, September 29, 1864". See photos for details.



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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538752
Item #538752

November 05, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated November 5, 1864 (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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538486
Item #538486

December 31, 1864

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated December 31, 1864 (print only)



This is a single-page print. The print contains three engravings "Scene at Calcutta, East Indies - Terrible Effects of the Hurricane of October 5th" and "The Piot Boat M. H. Ginnell" and "Army of the Potomac - Burning of the Weldon Railroad Bridge, Over the River Nottaway, Dec. 8 - from a Sk... See More  

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140912

Item #140912
THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN, Albany, New York, 1865. Subtitled: "A Journal For The Farm, Garden, and Fireside", this publication has content of rural concerns. 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 13x9 inches and contains 16 pages. Very nice.

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153123

Ornate masthead...

Item #153123
ADVOCATE FAMILY GUARDIAN, New York, 1865  A rather ornate & decorative masthead in this small newspaper, filled primarily with literary & womanly concerns. Edited by Mrs. Sarah R. Bennett of the "American Female Guardian Society". Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will be from 1865 & will have the format shown. Measures approximately 11 by ... See More  

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649267

Ornate masthead...

Item #649267
ADVOCATE FAMILY GUARDIAN, New York, 1865  A rather ornate & decorative masthead in this small newspaper, filled primarily with literary & womanly concerns. Edited by Mrs. Sarah R. Bennett of the "American Female Guardian Society". Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will be from 1865 & will have the format shown. Measures approximately 11 by ... See More  

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628499

Last few months of the Civil War...

Item #628499

January 04, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 4, 1865 



* First Battle of Fort Fisher

* Wilmington, North Carolina

* Admiral David Dix
on Porter



Pages 4 and 5 have one column heads on the Civil War including: "RICHMOND" "The Bulkhead of the Dutch Canal Exploded" "Attack of the Rebels on Orr Picket Lines" "WILMINGTON" "Rebel Accounts of the Operations" "The... See More  

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140229
Item #140229

January 26, 1865

WORCESTER DAILY TRANSCRIPT, Massachusetts  January 26, 1865 This 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. This issue is loaded with advertisements and short Civil War reports on inside pages from the day it was first reported that include the following reports: SEE PHOTO! and more from other areas during the w... See More  

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140911

Item #140911

January 26, 1865

THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN from Albany, New York and dated: January 26, 1865. This newspaper is in nice condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper used during this time in history. This 16 page issue contains news of the day and several interesting advertisements that shows what life was like at this time. This farming newspaper contains agricultural news.

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538749
Item #538749

January 28, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated January 28, 1865  (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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140230

Item #140230

March 03, 1865

WORCESTER DAILY TRANSCRIPT from Worcester, Massachusetts and dated March 3, 1865. This 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. This issue is loaded with advertisements and short Civil War reports on inside pages from the day it was first reported that include the following reports: SEE PHOTO! and more from other a... See More  

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538745
Item #538745

March 04, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated March 4, 1865  (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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140235

Item #140235

March 31, 1865

WORCESTER DAILY TRANSCRIPT from Worcester, Massachusetts and dated March 31, 1865. This 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. This issue is loaded with advertisements and short Civil War reports on inside pages from the day it was first reported that include the following reports: SEE PHOTO! and more from other ... See More  

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538734
Item #538734

May 20, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 20, 1865 (print only)  This is a single-page print. The page contains several Civil War era ads including one for "President Lincoln - His Portrait, with Comments on His life and Death - in Phrenological Journal...". See photos for details.

The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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151165
Item #151165

July 19, 1865

THE NEW-YORK TIMES, July 19, 1865 Ftpg. heads: "Progress of the Trial of Miss Harris" "The Remarks of Judge Wylie to the Jury" "Addresses of Counsel for the Prosecution and for the Defence" "Elaborate Statements and Arguments in the Case."

Complete in 8 pages with crease affects in unrelated text, traces of foxing, otherwise in good condition.

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201239

Early Butter Making...

Item #201239

August 19, 1865

BOSTON CULTIVATOR, Aug. 19, 1865 Ftpg. has an article and a small illustration: "Corbins Nonpareil Butter-Worker". Mostly agricultural related content. Tabloid-size, 8 pgs., some lite rubbing, occasional foxing. Uncut.

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151795

Grand balloon ascension...

Item #151795

August 26, 1865

WORCESTER DAILY TRANSCRIPT, Massachusetts, Aug., 1865 Nice pg. 3 ad gives details about a "Grand Balloon Ascension" performed by Seaver & Starkweather of Boston. Generally very good condition.

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153006

Item #153006
NEW YORK WEEKLY MAGAZINE, New York, NY, 1866. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives. Basically literary content with some ads as well. 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 24 pages & measures about 10"x7".

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588183

Discounted Harper's Weekly Illustrated...

Item #588183

January 01, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY ILLUSTRATED, 1866-1899



* Great for gift-giving at a highly discounted price

* Wonderful way to introduce someone to the hobby

* Authentic 19th century newspaper




An authentic issue of this famous illustrated title selected by our staff and guaranteed to be complete (16 pages), to be in good condition, and to contain a variety of prints for which this paper is so famous. ... See More  

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151104
Item #151104

May 22, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 22, 1866  Back page heads include: "Washington" "The Colorado Veto Message" "Consideration of the Question Postponed Until Next Tuesday" & more. Spine is a bit irregular.

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629243

1866 great fire of Portland, Maine...

Item #629243

July 05, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 5, 1866



* Portland, Maine fire disaster

* Early 1st report coverage




Page 5 has a one column heading: "Great Fire In Portland" with subhead.(see) A early 1st report here giving the brief coverage near the start of the fire.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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607543

Ornate magazine still in original wrappers...

Item #607543

July 28, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY MAGAZINE, July 28, 1866  A literary magazine of 36 pages still with the original & decorative outer wrappers. Measures 6 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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153015

Item #153015
SCRAPS, West Greenwich Centre, Rhode Island, 1867. See the photo below for an example of this unusual title from our archives. A very rare paper with an unusual title, containing poetry and various odd tidbits. Quite small in size with 4 pages. 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... See More  

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221651
Item #221651

January 11, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated January 11, 1868 (print only)



This is a single-page framed print. This is a full page engraving of "The Barn-Yard".



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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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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614980

Christopher Columbus...

Item #614980

May 30, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 30, 1868 (print only) This is a single page illustration entitled "Columbus Explaining His Discovery of America to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella", which is also the cover page of the issue.

This measures approximately 10.75 x 15.75 inches and is in very nice condition.

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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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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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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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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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152484

19th century Christian-themed...

Item #152484

March 01, 1870

THE LITTLE CHRISTIAN, Boston, March, 1870  A "family and religious newspaper" with mostly Christian-related content, some news of the day, and topical reports. Small hole at the fold juncture, narrow worm hole and a small address label in the masthead. Uncut.

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221933
Item #221933

May 14, 1870

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated May 14, 1870. (print only)



This is a single-page framed print. The print contains the engraving "View of Richmond, Virginia ".



The print size is approximately 10 x 15 inches and the overall matted size approximately is 15 x 20 inches. The matting color is a lite shade of tan/beige color.... See More  

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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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628892

Laura Fair murder trial...

Item #628892

May 01, 1871

RICHMOND DAILY WHIG, Virginia, May 1, 1871



* Laura Fair murder trial

* "The Woman in Black"

* Alexander P. Crittenden

* Love triangle case




The front paged has an article headed: "The San Francisco Murder Trial" with subhead. (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.... 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

Item #153030
APPLETONS' JOURNAL, New York, 1872. See the photo below 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 and dirti... See More  

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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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153018

Item #153018
TO-DAY, Philadelphia, PA, 1873. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives. 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

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153022

Item #153022
THE SIOUX CITY DAILY JOURNAL, Iowa, 1873. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives, containing various news of the day both local & national, plus a wealth of period advertisements. 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 25"x20", nice condit... 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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