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669253

Death of John Lennon reported in a Liverpool newspaper...

Item #669253

December 09, 1980

LIVERPOOL ECHO, England, December 9, 1980 



* John Lennon death

* Beatles front man

* Best title to be had ?




Few could argue for a more desirable and scarce newspaper on the death of John Lennon than this, his hometown newspaper.

To anyone who grew up on the 1960's the death of Beatle John Lennon was a tragic event and the end of an era. Reports of his death are desired by collect... See More  

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$125.00
653458

Death of movie star Steve McQueen...

Item #653458

November 08, 1980

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Nov. 8, 1980



* Steve McQueen death

* American film actor

* "The King of Cool"

* Best title to be had ?




The front page has a two column heading: "Actor Steve McQueen Dies in Juarez Hospital" with subhead and small photo. More on pages 28 & 29.  Nice to have from the capital of the entertainment industry.

Complete 1st section only with all 36... See More  

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$130.00
672750

Death of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham...

Item #672750

September 26, 1980

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sept. 26, 1980 



* John Bonham death (1st report)

* British rock band Led Zeppelin drummer




The top of page 20 has a report headed: "Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham Found Dead". Bonham was widely considered to be the greatest drummer in music history. Great to have this report in a newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry.

The complete first se... See More  

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$97.00
637429

Death of the Shah of Iran... No impact on hostages???

Item #637429

July 28, 1980

THE HAYES DAILY NEWS, Kansas, July 28, 1980  The banner headline is in reaction to the death of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (the deposed Shah of Iran): "Militants say 'bloodsuckers' death won't matter," with a related photo. Another front page article has: "Families hopeful." Keep in mind this was during the Iranian hostage crisis which lasted 444 days.

The iss... See More  

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$32.00
645049

Death of famed actor Peter Sellers, in a Los A ngeles newspaper...

Item #645049

July 24, 1980

LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 24, 1980 



* Peter Sellers death (1st report)

* English movie actor comedian singer

* "The Pink Panther" film series fame




The top of page 5 has a two columnheading: "Actor Peter Sellers, Comic Film Genius, Dies at 54". (See) Coverage carries over to pages 9 & 11 with 2 related photos. Great to have this report in a newspaper from the capi... See More  

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$52.00
671183

Death of famed actor Michael Landon, in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #671183

July 24, 1980

SECTION B ONLY of the Los Angeles Times, July 2, 1991 



* Michael Landon death (1st report)

* Hollywood actor, director & producer

* "Bonanza" Little Joe Cartwright

* "Little House on the Prairie" Charles Ingalls




The top of the front page of this section has a one column heading: "TV Actor Michael Landon Is Dead at 54" with subhead. First report cover... See More  

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671074

Jerry Reuss throws no-hitter in a L.A. paper....

Item #671074

June 28, 1980

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 28, 1980



* Jerry Reuss pitches no-hitter

* Los Angeles Dodgers baseball

* Best title to be had ? - rare




The top of the front page of the sport's section has a nice banner headline: "Reuss Rolls and the Giants Come Up With a Big Zero" with subhead: "Error Deprives Dodger Pitcher of a Perfect Game in 8-0 Win" and two photos of Reuss. (see) Box ... See More  

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$98.00
644486

Death of Alfred Hitchcock in a L.A. paper...

Item #644486

April 30, 1980

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 30, 1980



* Alfred Hitchcock death (1st report)

* "The Master of Suspense"

* Psychological thriller director

* Best title to be had ?




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Alfred Hitchcock, Master of Mystery Movies, Dies" with photo. (see) Nice to have this death report in a newspaper from the capital of the entertainment i... See More  

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$149.00
665361

Thurman Munson killed... NY Yankees...

Item #665361

August 03, 1979

THE PRATT TRIBUNE, Kansas, August 3, 1979 



* Catcher Thurman Munson killed

* New York Yankees baseball

* Jet airplane crash disaster




The top of page 5 has a banner headline: "Yankee catcher Thurman Munson dies in plane crash"First report coverage on the airplane crash that killed New York Yankees' star catcher, Thurman Munson.

Complete with all 8 pages, a few binding ho... See More  

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$48.00
645150

Magic Johnson drafted 1st in the NBA...

Item #645150

June 26, 1979

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 26, 1979



* Earvin "Magic" Johnson drafted

* NBA basketball - Los Angeles Lakers

* Best title to be had ?




The front page of the sport's section (inside) has a two column heading: "Lakers Take 3-Point Stance in NBA Draft" with subhead. (see) First report coverage continues on page 6. Page 7 under "Basketball" has the list of the first... See More  

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$225.00
657213

Death of actor John Wayne...

Item #657213

June 12, 1979

THE PRATT TRIBUNE, Kansas, June 12, 1979



* John Wayne death (1st report)

* American film actor




The front page has a two column heading: "John Wayne dies from cancer at 72" (see)

Six pages, a few small binding holes along 1st column which affect Wayne article, small address stamp in masthead, a little spine wear, otherwise good.... See More  

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$42.00
654668

Death of Jack Haley, the "Tin Woodman" in the Wizard of Oz...

Item #654668

June 07, 1979

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 7, 1979



* Jack Haley death (1st report)

* Stage - film - movie actor & singer

* "Wizard of Oz" Tin Man fame




The top of page D23 (next to last page) has a two column heading: "Jack Haley, Comic Actor, Dead; Played the Tin Woodman in 'Oz'" with 2 photos. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous ... See More  

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$56.00
666314

Death of the world's first real movie star, Mary Pickford...

Item #666314

May 30, 1979

LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 30, 1979 



* Mary Pickford death (1st report)

* Canadian-American film movie actress

* "America's Sweetheart" "Girl with the Curls"

* Best title to be had ?




Page 3 has a two column heading: "Mary Pickford IS Dead at 86" which includes four related photos. (see)

Known in her prime as "America's Sweetheart"and the &... See More  

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662136

Flight 191 O'Hare airplane disaster....

Item #662136

May 27, 1979

DETROIT FREE PRESS, May 27, 1979



* American Airlines Flight 191 takeoff crash

* O'Hare airport disaster w/ famous photo




The top of the front page has a six column headline: "Erluy Reports Clear Pilot Of Error in Plane Crash" with two related photos, one being the infamous image of the airplane losing control just after takeoff. (see) Coverage on the American Airlines flight 19... See More  

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$48.00
648371

Most famous Daytona 500... NASCAR fight...

Item #648371

February 19, 1979

NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 1979 



* Famous Daytona 500

* NASCAR




The front page of the sport's section has a banner headline: "Petty Wins Daytona After Leaders Crash on Last Lap" with photos of the crash and Richard Petty. Coverage continues on a following page with a photo of the infamous fight.

A first report coverage of the 1979 Daytona 500 in which Bobby Allison &... See More  

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$83.00
673166

Jim Jones' People's Temple mass suicide...

Item #673166

November 24, 1978

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 24, 1978



* John Jones & the Peoples Temple

* Jonestown - Guyana, South America

* Mass suicide & killings




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "Guyanese Comb Jungle Fruitlessly For Survivors of Sect's Suicide Rite" with subhead and related photo. More reports and another related photo inside.

The Rev. Jim Jones was founder and... See More  

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673082

Jim Jones' People's Temple mass suicide...

Item #673082

November 22, 1978

LOS ANGELES TIMES, November 22, 1978



* John Jones & the Peoples Temple

* Jonestown - Guyana, South America

* Mass suicide & killings




The front page has a few headings concerning the recent mass suicides in Jonestown, South America with: "Son Tells of Cult Leader's Paranoia, Use of Drugs" and "Jungle Searched for Searchers" and related photo. (see) Lengthy te... See More  

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$62.00
670591

Death of Robert Shaw in a L.A. paper...

Item #670591

August 28, 1978

LOS ANGELES TIMES, August 28, 1978



* Robert Shaw death (1st report)

* British actor - playwright

* Jaws movie fame - Quint




The front page has a three column heading: "'Jaws' Star Robert Shaw Dies in Ireland" with photo. (see) Nice to have this death report in a newspaper from the capital of the entertainment industry and on the front page.

Complete 1st section only with ... See More  

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$110.00
637466

John Mahaffey wins the PGA Championship...

The death of Pope Paul VI...

Item #637466

August 07, 1978

THE PHILADELPHIA ENQUIRER, Phila., Pennsylvania, August 7, 1978



* Pope Paul VI dies after having heart attack



The front page has a full banner heading: "Pope Paul Is Dead", with a large photo. Subheads include: "Suffers heart attack" and "How Pope's Successor will be chosen". Inside pages include additional coverage and photos. The front of the Sports Sectio... See More  

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$48.00
644985

Death of William F. Harrah... Casino fame...

Item #644985

July 01, 1978

LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 1, 1978



* William F. Harrah death (1st report)

* Harrah's Hotel and Casinos fame






Near the bottom of the front page has a one column heading: "William Harrah of Casino Fame Dies" with subhead. (see) Coverage continues inside with photo. Nice to have this report in a newspaper from the capital of the entertainment industry.

The complete first section ... See More  

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$42.00
666077

Death of Charlie Chaplin in a L.A. paper...

Item #666077

December 26, 1977

LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 26, 1977



* Actor comedian Charlie Chaplin death (1st report)

* Silent film - movie era icon - "The Tramp"

* Best title to be had ?




The front page has a two column heading: "Charlie Chaplin, 88, the 'Little Tramp,' Dies in Sleep" with subhead and 3 related photos. (see) Much more on page 3. Nice to have this death report in a newspaper... See More  

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$178.00
664068

Lufthansa Flight 181 hijacking in 1977...

Item #664068

October 18, 1977

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct. 18, 1977



* Lufthansa Flight 181 hijacking

* Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

* German Autumn - Terrorists - Mogadishu, Somalia




The front page has a nice banner headline: "HOSTAGES RESCUED; German Commandos Blast Open Jet, Kill 3 Hijackers" with subheads and related photo. Nice for display.

Complete 1st section only with all 20 pages, very nic... See More  

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$45.00
632494

Death of Bing Crosby...

Item #632494

October 15, 1977

DAILY NEWS, New York, Oct. 15, 1977 



* Bing Crosby death

* American singer & actor




The bold headline announces: "BING CROSBY DIES AT 73" "Stricken After Golfing in Spain" with a photo of him. The news report is on page 3 with the centerfold having many photos of his life & movies (see).

Tabloid-size, complete in 40 pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$57.00
653742

Bing Crosby dies... Der Bingle's death report...

Item #653742

October 14, 1977

LOS ANGELES TIMES--EXTRA, Oct. 14, 1977 



* Bing Crosby's death - with large photo



The banner headline announces: "BING CROSBY DIES" with subhead: "Singer, 73, Stricken While Golfing on Madrid Course" with a ftpg. photo of him and another of him & his family.

Present are the outer leaves only of the first section, being pages 1, 2, 31 & 32 of a 144 page n... See More  

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$65.00
644542

Death of the famed Groucho Marx...

Item #644542

August 20, 1977

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Aug. 20, 1977 



* Groucho Marx death (1st report)

* American comedian & film star

* It is BEST to have reports from the city where an event occurred




The headline announces: "GROUCHO MARX DIES" which includes a photo of him in the headline as well (see). The subhead: "Kept Them Laughing 65 Years". Great to have this  report in a Los Angele... See More  

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$148.00
645382

Death of the famed Groucho Marx...

Item #645382

August 20, 1977

THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC, Phoenix, Aug. 20, 1977



* Groucho Marx death (1st report)

* American comedian & film star




The front page has a two column heading: "Comedian Groucho Marx dies in LA of pneumonia" which includes a photo of him. (see)

Incomplete issue containing 10 of the 28 pages of the 1st section only, a few archival mends to some small margin tears, nice for display as ... See More  

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$42.00
610606

Great issue on the death of Elvis Presley...

Item #610606

August 17, 1977

MEMPHIS PRESS-SCIMITAR, August. 17, 1977 (Final Edition) I always recommend buying historic events in newspapers from the city where they happened. Here is such an issue. The front page banner head reads: "Memphis Leads World in Mourning the Monarch of Rock 'n Roll" "A Lonely Life ends on Elvis Presley Boulevard" and includes a color photo of him. Related articles and photo... See More  

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654890

1977 Elvis Presley death... Memphis Tn....

Item #654890

August 17, 1977

MEMPHIS PRESS-SCIMITAR, Tennessee, August 17, 1977.



* Hometown Issue

* Elvis Presley Death

* Great For Display


The front page has a historic banner headline: "Memphis Leads World in Mourning For Elvis Presley" with subheads and related photos. Photos inside as well. (see) Best to have in this title. 

Complete in 50 pages, nice condition.
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$40.00
655062

1977 Elvis Presley death... Memphis Tn....

Item #655062

August 17, 1977

MEMPHIS PRESS-SCIMITAR, Tennessee, August 17, 1977.



* Hometown Issue

* Elvis Presley Death

* Great For Display


The front page has a historic banner headline: "Memphis Leads World in Mourning For Elvis Presley" with subheads and related photos. Photos inside as well. (see) Best to have in this title. 

Complete in 50 pages, nice condition.
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672518

1977 Elvis Presley death... Memphis Tn....

Item #672518

August 17, 1977

MEMPHIS PRESS-SCIMITAR, Tennessee, August 17, 1977.



* Hometown Issue

* Elvis Presley Death

* Great For Display


The front page has a historic banner headline: "Memphis Leads World in Mourning For Elvis Presley" with subheads and related photos. Photos inside as well. (see) Best to have in this title. 

Complete in 50 pages, nice condition.
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$40.00
672687

Elvis Presley death in a Memphis newspaper... Mid-South Edition...

Item #672687

August 17, 1977

MEMPHIS PRESS-SCIMITAR, Tennessee, August 17, 1977



* The death of Elvis Presley

* Great issue from his hometown

* Considerable details and photos




This 50 page issue has nice headlines which include: "A Lonely Life Ends on Elvis Presley Boulevard" and other related subheads, and includes front page photos of "Elvis last year" and "Elvis in the beginning." ... See More  

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$38.00
622217

Wernher von Braun death... rocketry...

Item #622217

June 18, 1977

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, June 18, 1977



* Wernher von Braun death

* Father of rocket science




The front page has a three column headline: "Von Braun, Rocketry Genius, Dies Thursday of Cancer" First report coverage on the death of Wernher von Braun, German-American rocket scientist.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 6 pages, a few small binding hol... See More  

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$42.00
663888

Seattle Slew wins triple crown in 1977...

Item #663888

June 10, 1977

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 10, 1977



* Seattle Slew wins the triple crown

* Thoroughbred horse racing

* Belmont Stakes




The top of the front page of the sport's section has a banner headline: "SLEW LAST TO ARRIVE, FIRST TO FINISH" with subhead: "Wins the Belmont and Triple Crown Easily..." and related photo. (see) More inside this section. First report coverage on Seattl... See More  

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$110.00
662429

Seattle Slew wins 1977 Preakness Stakes...

Item #662429

May 22, 1977

THE NEWS AND OBSERVER, section II (sports) only, May 22, 1977 



* Seattle Slew wins Preakness Stakes

* Thoroughbred race horse racing 




The front page of this section has two column headline: "Seattle Slew Does It Again" with photo. (see) First report coverage on Seattle Slew winning the Preakness Stakes, the second race in his triple crown feat. He remains the only horse... See More  

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$52.00
644483

Death of Joan Crawford in a L.A. paper...

Item #644483

May 11, 1977

LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 11, 1977



* Joan Crawford death (1st report)

* Hollywood film - movie actress

* Best title to be had ?




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Joan Crawford, One of Last Film Queens, Dies" with photo. (see) Much more on page 3. Nice to have this death report in a newspaper from the capital of the entertainment industry.

Complete 1st sect... See More  

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$148.00
654793

Jimmy Carter wins Presidential Election...

Item #654793

November 04, 1976

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Phila, Pennsylvania, November 4, 1976  Jimmy Carter Claims Victory, becomes president of the United States. The front page has the banner headline (with accompanying photo): "Carter Claims His Victory," with subheads: "Rizzo role: kingmaker," and "The sun shines at Plains." Additional related articles are found on the front page as well... See More  

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$65.00
644981

Death of Dalton Trumbo, from the city where he died...

Item #644981

September 11, 1976

LOS ANGELES TIMES, September 11, 1976 



* Dalton Trumbo death (1st report)

* Hollywood screenwriter & novelist

* Blacklisted in 1947 for communist views

* Best title to be had ?






The bottom of the front page has a two column heading: "Dalton Trumbo, Filmwriter Blacklisted in 1947, Dies" with a photo of him. (see) Great to have this report in a newspaper from the capital... See More  

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$52.00
636578

Death of Chairman Mao in a Beijing, China, newspaper...

Item #636578

September 10, 1976

PEOPLE'S DAILY, Peking (Beijing), China, Sept., 10, 1976  This is likely the most notable issue reporting the death of Chairman Mao Tse Tung (Zedong) of the People's Republic of China who died Sept. 9. The full front page is taken up with his black-bordered photo headed (in translation): "Eternal Glory To The Great Leader And Great Teacher Chairman Mao Tsetung!" Within the b... See More  

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$50.00
670824

Death of Chairman Mao in a Beijing, China, newspaper...

Item #670824

September 10, 1976

PEOPLE'S DAILY, Peking (Beijing), China, Sept., 10, 1976 (4-page edition)  This is likely the most notable issue reporting the death of Chairman Mao Tse Tung (Zedong) of the People's Republic of China who died Sept. 9. The full front page is taken up with his black-bordered photo headed (in translation): "Eternal Glory To The Great Leader And Great Teacher Chairman Mao Testung!&q... See More  

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$54.00
673489

Death of Chairman Mao in a Beijing, China, newspaper...

Item #673489

September 10, 1976

PEOPLE'S DAILY, Peking (Beijing), China, Sept., 10, 1976 



* People's Republic of China founder

* Mao Zedong death (1st report)

* Best title to be had ? (rare)




This is likely the most notable issue reporting the death of Chairman Mao Tse Tung (Zedong) of the People's Republic of China who died Sept. 9. The full front page is taken up with his black-bordered photo headed (in... See More  

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$65.00
638530

Death of Mao Tse-Tung...

Item #638530

September 09, 1976

THE PHOENIX GAZETTE, Arizona, September 9, 1976  This has a three-column, two-line headline "Mao Is Dead; Led Chinese 27 Years". "Mao Tse-Tung, who led the Communist takeover of China in 1949 and dominated the world's most populous nation for 27 years, died early today... He was 82 and had been failing for many months..." This includes a photo of him. Another article i... See More  

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$40.00
652615

The Bicentennial Celebration (United States)...

Item #652615

July 05, 1976

LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 5, 1976



* The Bicentennial festivities

* The United States celebrates 200th birthday...




A terrific issue on the celebration of the Bicentennial of The United States. The front page has several photos, including a banner photo split between an a shot showing the tall ships in the New York Harbor, and another showing a parade Los Angeles County parade featuring astrona... See More  

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$120.00
652622

The Bicentennial Celebration (United States)...

Item #652622

July 05, 1976

LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 5, 1976 (Morning Final Edition)



* The Bicentennial festivities

* The United States celebrates 200th birthday...

* Neil Diamond feature article - a mere coincidence




A terrific issue on the celebration of the Bicentennial of The United States. The front page has several photos, including a banner photo captioned, "BY LAND AND SEA...," split between a shot sh... See More  

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$120.00
668351

Death of Johnny Mercer in a L.A. paper....

Item #668351

June 26, 1976

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 26, 1976



* John Mercer death (1st report)

* American lyricist, songwriter and singer

* Capital Records co-founder




The front page has a banner headline: "Songster Johnny Mercer Dies" with subhead and photo. Nice for display. Great to have from the capital of the entertainment industry and the city where he lived and died.

Complete 1st section only with al... See More  

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$62.00
647388

Death of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery...

Item #647388

March 25, 1976

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 25, 1976  Page 51 carries the report "Field Marshal Montgomery, Victor in the Battle of El Alamein Is Dead at 88". "Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery, the most famous British soldier of modern times, died early today, the Ministry of Defense announced... Lord Montgomery died in his sleep at this country home... A military funeral will be held at Windso... See More  

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$65.00
598569

Greatest Daytona 500 finish... David Pearson...

Item #598569

February 16, 1976

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 16, 1976 



* Best Daytona 500 finish 

* Richard Petty & David Pearson 

* NASCAR - stock car racing
 



The sport's section (page 16) has a two column headline: "Pearson, After Crash With Petty, Is Victor" with photo of the famous crash just short of the finish line. (see photos) 1st report coverage on the 1976 Daytona 500 in wh... See More  

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$65.00
661066

Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic gold...

Item #661066

February 14, 1976

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 14, 1976



* Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic gold medal

* Figure Skating - Ice Capades fame




The front page has a two column photo of Dorothy Hamill in action with caption: "Triumph At Innsbruck"



Page 13 has a six column headline: "Miss Hamill Skates to Gold Medal in Olympics". This is 1st report coverage on Dorothy Hamill winning the ... See More  

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$75.00
545964

Collecting newspapers... reference book... 6.r2.2013

Item #545964

January 01, 1976

"DEADLINE DISASTER--A Newspaper History" by Michael Wynne Jones. (1976) A reprinting of famous headlines & reports from 1870 thru 1974, with some text. Paperback, 192 pgs.

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$18.00
660200

Perhaps the best UFO alien abduction newspaper to be found...

Item #660200

November 14, 1975

WHITE MOUNTAIN INDEPENDENT, Show Low, Arizona, Nov. 14, 1975



* Travis Walton U.F.O. abduction

* Best newspaper to be had ?

* Holy grail of extraterrestrial reports ?




A truly fascinating newspaper and very rare as this is essentially the "hometown newspaper" of perhaps the most famous alien abduction case in American history known as the Travis Walton UFO Incident.

This small tow... See More  

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$2,500.00
619469

Death of Jack Benny...

Item #619469

December 27, 1974

MESA TRIBUNE, Arizona, Dec. 27, 1974 



* Jack Benny death

* American entertainer




The front page has a two column heading: "Old Time Trouper Jack Benny Dead" with photo. (see)

Incomplete issue containing 4 pages of a 28 page newspaper. A little margin wear, otherwise good.

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$26.00
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