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130252

Mining town in the Rocky Mountains...

Item #130252

January 01, 1882

GUNNISON DAILY REVIEW, Colorado 1882  An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado, tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.

Complete in four pages, small folio size, a few binding h... See More  

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$36.00
130003

First European settlement in Utah...

Item #130003
THE OGDEN JUNCTION, Utah, 1873  The masthead features a nice illustration symbolizing the "junction" of the east & west railroads with the completion of the transcontinental railroad which happened not far from here in 1869.

Ogden was originally named Fort Buenaventura, it was the first permanent settlement by people of European descent in what is now Utah. It was established i... See More  

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$37.00
130025

A farming-themed newspaper from San Francisco...

Item #130025

January 01, 1886

PACIFIC RURAL PRESS, San Francisco, 1886  Few towns from the Old West are more legendary than San Francisco, springing to life with the nearby discovery of gold in 1848 at Sutter's Mill. Its population of 1000 in 1848 swelled to 25,000 by December, 1849.

This is a tabloid-size newspaper with a very decorative, "pastoral", masthead. The content is mostly farming related. The phot... See More  

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$30.00
130251

Rare title from Gunnison...

Item #130251

January 01, 1882

FREE PRESS, Gunnison, Colorado, 1882  An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado, tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.

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$51.00
130277

Rare title from an old Nevada mining town...

Item #130277

January 01, 1883

DAILY MORNING DEMOCRAT, Austin, Nevada, 1882  Sometimes unusual incidents are the reason good things happen. Such is the case with Austin. The town was actually discovered in 1862 by a horse belonging to a W. H. Talbott. The horse accidentally kicked up a piece of quartz containing gold & silver. Talbott sent the piece to Virginia City for assay, staked out a claim, and when word got out,... See More  

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$40.00
130290

Early Portland, Oregon...

Item #130290
MORNING OREGONIAN, Portland, Oregon. 1877 An uncommon and early newspaper from Portland which has a nice engraving in the masthead (see photo). Most of the front page is filled with various news of the day, not only for the western portion of the United States but from across the country as well. Further news reports are on the inside pages as well plus a wealth of advertisements, several of which... See More  

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$36.00
130451

From the mining district... Very early...

Item #130451

January 01, 1890

PLACER HERALD, Auburn, California, 1890  A fragile issue--must be handled carefully. An early paper from Northern California with various news of the day and a wealth of ads. An 8 page issue of folio-size, browned throughout with some edge chipping and edge tears, and mostly loose at the spine. Should be handled carefully. The issue shown is representative of the look and condition of what yo... See More  

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$40.00
130465
Item #130465
OGDEN JUNCTION, Utah, 1873 Here is a great paper from Ogden, which is rather close to Promontory Point where the completion of the transcontinental railroad was celebrated just five years previous. Signifying that event, this newspaper includes wood engravings of two trains coming together, head to head (see the photo below). A great piece of Western Americana! A 4 page issue of folio size, some l... See More  

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$37.00
130473

With the name "Sutter" in the title...

Item #130473
WEEKLY SUTTER BANNER, Yuba City, California, 1874 Nice to have a newspaper from early California with the name "Sutter" in the title. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads. Some light foxing and minor edge wear, mostly nice.

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$30.00
130256

Montana from the year of statehood...

Item #130256

January 01, 1889

HELENA JOURNAL, Montana, 1889 An uncommon issue of 8 pages with various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well. From the year it became a state! Nice condition.  The image shown is representative of the issue you will receive, but dates and actual content vary.

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$34.00
130049

Before Utah became a state...

Item #130049

January 01, 1880

DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1880  Uncommon title from this Mormon city.  The issue shown is representative of the look and condition of what you will receive.  While actual dates vary, the issue will be dated in 1880 and will have the look/condition similar to what is shown in the image.  Due to the use of rag paper, the issue is in very good condition.  ... See More  

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130169

Early San Diego...

Item #130169
DAILY MORNING BULLETIN, San Diego, California  1872  A quite early and rare title from this now major metropolitan city from when it was just a small town, with a wealth of various local and national news of the day, and an interesting wealth of advertisements, many of which have the "typical Old West" look to them. A fascinating look at life in the Old West from a genuine news... See More  

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$38.00
130556

Uncommon title from the Old West...

Item #130556
THE PLACER WEEKLY ARGUS, Auburn, Placer County, California, 1874  A quite rare title from this town in Northern California, with a wealth of various local and national news of the day, and an interesting wealth of advertisements, many of which have the "typical Old West" look to them. A fascinating look at life in the Old West from a genuine newspaper of that day. You get the comple... See More  

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$39.00
130494

A desirable title...

Item #130494
SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL, California, 1871 For some reason this has been a very popular title when I've had it in the past. I have about 9 issues remaining, dating from this very early year. Some tears at the spine and margins but no loss of text. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads.

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$50.00
130229

Volume One issue...

Item #130229
SANTA ROSA DEMOCRAT, California 1875 This 4 page volume 1 newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements, many being illustrated. With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis. 



Very early for Californ... See More  

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$30.00
130306

Salt Lake City, Utah...

Item #130306
SALT LAKE DAILY TRIBUNE, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1876 A rare issue from early Utah.

The photo is representative of the issue, you will receive a randomly dated issue from within the year.

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$31.00
130307

Salt Lake City, Utah...

Item #130307
SALT LAKE SEMI-WEEKLY HERALD, Salt Lake City, Utah 1872 A rare and early issue from Utah.

The photo is representative of the issue, you will receive a randomly dated issue from within the year.

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$29.00
130304

Salt Lake City, Utah...

Item #130304
SALT LAKE CITY HERALD, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1874 A rare and early issue from Utah.

The photo is representative of the issue, you will receive a randomly dated issue from within the year.

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$29.00
130291

Very early Oregon...

Item #130291
NEW NORTHWEST, Portland, Oregon, 1875  This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis. Very early for Oregon. This issue is in nice condition. Wo... See More  

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$36.00
130244

Visalia, California...

Item #130244
VISALIA WEEKLY DELTA, Visalia, California, 1873 This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis. Very early for California.The photo is re... See More  

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$31.00
130224

San Francisco, California...

Item #130224
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, San Francisco, California, 1875  A rare issue from the Old West in California.

This is complete in four pages.

The photo is representative of the issue, you will receive a randomly dated issue from within the year.

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150130
Item #150130

January 01, 1889

THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, 1889 This is a typical daily newspaper from this famous cow-town from the Old West.



Some browning and irregular at the spine. Bit of pulpishness. Should be handled with care.

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$17.00
130281

Rare title from Oregon...

Item #130281
ASHLAND TIDINGS, Oregon 1880  An uncommon title from a town  on the border with California which got its start as a tent city when gold was discovered in the area in the early 1850's.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$46.00
130476

From the mining district...

Item #130476

January 01, 1880

NEVADA DAILY TRANSCRIPT, Nevada City, California, 1879 This town (formerly known as Deer Creek Dry Diggins) was the most important mining town in California in the 1850's. It is situated close to the Nevada border a bit northwest of Lake Tahoe. The historic district today is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This is a volume one issue with various news of the day and Western... See More  

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$31.00
130176

From this legendary town in California...

Item #130176
DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California, 1874  Few towns from the Old West are more legendary than San Francisco, springing to life with the nearby discovery of gold in 1848 at Sutter's Mill. Its population of 1000 in 1848 swelled to 25,000 by December, 1849.

This issue is four pages and contains various news and advertisements of the day, some 25 years after the beginning of the G... See More  

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$35.00
130471

Nice masthead...

Item #130471

January 01, 1887

MENDOCINO DISPATCH DEMOCRAT, Ukiah City, California, 1887 Nice masthead on this issue. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads. Inked stamp at the top from the news agent who originally sold this newspaper. Some edge tears & light browning, generally good.

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$84.00
130470

Ukiah City...

Item #130470
DEMOCRATIC WEEKLY DISPATCH, Ukiah City, Mendocino County, 1879 A quite scarce title from northern California. News of the day, a wealth of ads, never bound nor trimmed. Various minor tears at the margins, otherwise rather nice.

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$78.00
130194

Founded with the California Gold Rush...

Item #130194
MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California 1866  Marysville has a "rich" history relating to the California Gold Rush. During that era, the ranch which was later developed into the town of Marysville, was a popular landing for riverboats from San Francisco and Sacramento filled with miners on their way to the dig sites. One of the early developers had a wife named Mary. The town's name... See More  

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$32.00
180015

A great lot from the Old West... at a reduced price...

Item #180015
A lot of 10 "OLD WEST" newspapers from California, dating in the 1870's through 1890's, and priced at a bargain due to edge tears, mends, wear, etc. which makes them somewhat 2nd-rate. The set will contain at least 5 different titles, and no two issues will have the same date. A nice opportunity for a mini-set of different "Wild West" titles at a significantly reduced p... See More  

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This item is not eligible for free shipping.

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$55.00
180160

Wild West Collection I ... A California View

Item #180160
Wild West Collection I - A California View - Each 7 issue set containing 7 different titles from California, all dated from the heart of this formative period in American history - 1870 to 1899.  The set will include at least 2 issues from each decade.

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$98.00
180161

Wild West Collection II

A Broad View

Item #180161
Wild West Collection II - A Broad View - Each set contains a total of 5 issues, one issue each from 5 different old west states, revealing a broad view of this formative period in American history. Includes issues from five of the following old west locations: California, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, and Oregon, and include such titles as The Daily Boomerang. All issues ar... See More  

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$90.00
180065
Item #180065
THE WORLD, San Diego, 1875 A lot of 10 issues from this Southern California city from a very early year, being quite rare as such. Offered individually at $24, here is a lot at nearly half price.

Wholesale Lot: typically more than one item/set available!

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$162.00
174276

New York elevated railroad...

Item #174276

September 07, 1878

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 7, 1878  Front full pg. illus. of "The New York Elevated Railroad - View in Franklin Square." Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "A Skirmish with an Unwelcome Intruder." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Locusts in South India - Driving Them From the Fields." Full pg. illus. of "The Highlands of the Hudson, From Anthony's Nose, Looki... See More  

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$48.00

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$25.00
174488

Thomas Nast prints... W.A. Rogers print...

Item #174488

September 11, 1880

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 11, 1880  Front full page Thomas Nast illustration of "The Widow's Wants". Full page Thomas Nast illustration of "Wade Hampton's Dilemna". Full page W.A. Rogers illustration of "The Settler's First Home in the Far West".

Doublepage centerfold of "English Church Architecture - Carlisle Cathedral". 2/3... See More  

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$32.00

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$17.00
130320

Very rare issues from Wyoming...

Item #130320

April 01, 1892

CHEYENNE DAILY SUN, Wyoming, 1892 A very rare issue from Wyoming. This issue is has various tears at the edges with some loss at the margins as well. Some mends on the inside pages.  The image shown is representative of the issue you will receive, but dates and actual content vary.

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$66.00
130469
Item #130469

January 01, 1880

THE MONTEREY DEMOCRAT, Salinas City, California, 1880 An uncommon title from this town. A four page issue with various news of the day and many ads. Some wear & minor tears at the margins, otherwise rather good. I only have a few issues.

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$30.00
130067

Great title from the Old West...

Item #130067

January 01, 1891

THE DAILY BOOMERANG, Laramie, Wyoming, 1891  A fascinating newspaper from this much romanticized Old West town. As for the unusual title? It was named for the editor's mule. This issue was printed just one year after statehood.

Laramie was founded in the mid-1860's as a tent city near the Overland Stage Line route and the Union Pacific portion of the first transcontinental railroad. ... See More  

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$39.00
130071

Famous mining town in Colorado...

Item #130071

January 01, 1884

GUNNISON REVIEW-PRESS, Colorado 1884  An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.
Four pages, bit browned at edges, even toning,
... See More  

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$31.00
130165

Very uncommon from San Francisco...

Item #130165

January 01, 1894

ARTHUR McEWEN'S LETTER, San Francisco, California, 1894 An uncommon 19th century California title to be sure. We've only encountered this title once in our 45 years. Nice condition.

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$31.00
130166

Still publishing in Sacramento?

Item #130166
THE BEE, Sacramento, California, 1874 A very early issue of this title which I believe is still publishing in Sacramento(?) Never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition, nice print of the capitol building in the masthead, various news of the day and a wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated. Four pages.

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$30.00
130174

Very early from Los Angeles...

Item #130174
EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, 1874 An early issue from Southern California. It is difficult to find issues from Los Angeles with such an early date.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$36.00
130175
Item #130175
DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, 1870 An early and uncommon title from the Old West in California. Four pages, nice condition.

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$30.00
130177

Early Los Angeles...

Item #130177
EVENING REPUBLICAN, Los Angeles, California, 1877 An early issue from Southern California. Rare to find issues this early from California.  Ths image shown is representative of the look and condition of the issue you wil receive (not volume 1).  The actual issue will vary, but will be from 1877, and will be in equal or better condition.

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$40.00
130178

Very early Los Angeles...

Item #130178
WEEKLY EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, 1873  an uncommon and very early newspaper from Southern California. Four pages, nice condition.

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$41.00
130179

Old West mining town at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas...

Item #130179

January 01, 1880

FOOTHILL WEEKLY TIDINGS, Grass Valley, California, 1880  This town in Northern California was formally named "Boston Ravine" and then "Centerville". It began as a mining town, situated at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in Northeastern Calif.   

A rare issue from the Old West with various news and ads of the day.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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$46.00
130181

Founded by Mexican miners during the gold rush...

Item #130181

January 01, 1891

THE UNION DEMOCRAT, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, 1891  Founded by Mexican miners—reminiscent of the state of Sonora, Mexico—during the California Gold Rush, Sonora was once a booming center of industry and trade in California's Mother Lode. Sonora & other mining towns of the era experienced economic hardship when the value of gold decreased. As "gold fever&quo... See More  

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$31.00
130183

Great masthead...

Item #130183

January 01, 1884

WEEKLY OAKLAND TRIBUNE, California, 1884  See the photos for the nice engraving in the masthead, which features a great view of the skyline of Oakland--at that time!

Ten pages, some light browning, various news of the day and a wealth of ads. 

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$31.00
130182

From Northern California, late 19th century...

Item #130182

January 01, 1895

SAN BENITO ADVANCE, Hollister, California, 1895  A nice & uncommon title from this Northern California agricultural town. Various local & national news reports of the day, plus a wealth of advertisements, several of which are illustrated.
In surprisingly nice condition for the age. This is NOT a pulpish newspaper.

Four pages, slight browning at the margins, various news of the d
... See More  

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$34.00
130191

From when Los Angeles had just 8000 people...

Item #130191
LOS ANGELES DAILY STAR, California,  1874  An early & quite uncommon newspaper from Southern California when the population of Los Angeles was about 8,000.

Four pages, evenly browned and somewhat pulpish, but not as pulpish as many issues from this era.  The issue shown is representative of the look and condition of the issue you will receive, but dates and actual issues vary.... See More  

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$38.00
130198

Early San Francisco...

Item #130198
DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, 1876  Complete in 4 pages, irregular at the spine and minor edge tears, but in overall good condition due to the use of rag paper. Measures approximately 28 by 21 inches.



Note: All issues have been folded at the mid-fold (typical). A 24x18 folder accommodates the issue folded in this manner.





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$31.00
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