Virginia-Gazettes

In the world of collecting historic newspapers those of the colonial and Revolutionary War eras have remained among the most desired--and the most scarce. While issues from the northern colonies turn up from time to time, issues from the South have remained exceedingly scarce.

So it was with much excitement when we recently added to inventory a selection of the much desired "Virginia Gazette", published in the town which is synonymous with the colonial era: Williamsburg. Curiously, there were four different newspapers which published at the same time with the title "Virginia Gazette", three in Williamsburg and one in nearby Norfolk. Our issues were published by Alexander Purdie who was the official Virginia "public printer" in Williamsburg in 1775. He would become the postmaster in Williamsburg in 1775 as well.

We are pleased to offer several issues to our customers (shown below).

Virginia-Gazettes

In the world of collecting historic newspapers those of the colonial and Revolutionary War eras have remained among the most desired--and the most scarce. While issues from the northern colonies turn up from time to time, issues from the South have remained exceedingly scarce.<br /> <br /> So it was with much excitement when we recently added to inventory a selection of the much desired &quot;Virginia Gazette&quot;, published in the town which is synonymous with the colonial era: Williamsburg. Curiously, there were four different newspapers which published at the same time with the title &quot;Virginia Gazette&quot;, three in Williamsburg and one in nearby Norfolk. Our issues were published by Alexander Purdie who was the official Virginia &quot;public printer&quot; in Williamsburg in 1775. He would become the postmaster in Williamsburg in 1775 as well.<br /> <br /> We are pleased to offer several issues to our customers (shown below).
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666075

Battle of Chelsea Creek... Washington challenges Amherst...

Item #666075

June 30, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), Jun. 30, 1775 



* Rare colonial Virginia title

* Battle of Chelsea Creek - Massachusetts




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

Most of the ftpg. is consumed with a report head... See More  

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$5,400.00
666074

The Gunpowder Incident: in a Williamsburg newspaper... And so much more!

Item #666074

April 28, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), April 28, 1775



* Very rare Colonial Virginia title

* Gunpowder Incident - Affair




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

This issue was printed 9 days after the battle of Lexington ... See More  

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$9,975.00
656585

Two accounts of the Battle of Bunker Hill, and two of Washington being named commander-in-chief... Thanks to Patrick Henry...

Item #656585

July 07, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 7, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston

* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief

* Reference to the Gunpowder incident




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare o... See More  

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$10,000.00
655592

Two accounts of Bunker Hill, Washington becomes commander-in-chief, so much more. In a Virginia newspaper...

Item #655592

July 14, 1775

VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 14, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston

* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonia... See More  

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$13,790.00
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