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684989

A possible Mormon connection? Two influencing events?

Item #684989

April 05, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER Baltimore, April 5, 1823



* Jews and Mormons ?



An inside page has a brief report noting: "...that the society for meliorating the condition of the Jew, are now engaged in a negociation for 20,000 acres of land in the 'Genesee country' for a Jewish colony. Will the Jews work on it?"

In brief, this was an attempt by Elias Boudinot to create a land ... See More  

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$73.00
684757

Pair of issues: criticizing astrology, with an astrologer's response...

Item #684757

October 01, 1869

BROUGHTON'S MONTHLY PLANET READER AND ASTROLOGICAL JOURNAL, Philadelphia, Oct., Nov., Dec., 1869 

Also: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 29, 1869 



The former was a fascinating and very unusual newspaper of small-size themed on predicting what would happen in the future--great to read in hindsight.

The feature article, which takes all of pages 1 thru 5, is headed: "A Reply... See More  

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$345.00
684524

Louisiana Purchase agreement will not infringe upon England's rights...

Item #684524

July 28, 1803

BOSTON GAZETTE, July 28, 1803  Page 2 has a report headed: "Louisiana" which mentions: "...the Hon. Mr. King...address a letter to Lord Hawkesbury in which he states, 'that the complete Sovereignty of the town and territory of New Orleans, as well as all Louisiana, as the same was heretofore possessed by Spain, has been acquired by the U.S. of America; and that in drawing u... See More  

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684456

From the Confederacy... Letter from a battlefield surgeon...

Item #684456

April 30, 1862

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 30, 1862  Printed in the dateline is: "Confederate States Of America" which is rarely found on Southern newspapers.

The front page has several war reports, including: "Surrender Of Fort Macon" "The Bombardment Of Fort Macon--Further Details" & "From Richmond" "Official Correspondence--Commodore F... See More  

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684208

Vassar College... Early baseball...

Item #684208

November 17, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 17, 1866  Inside has a half page print: "The Misses Cooke's School Room, Freedman's Bureau, Richmond, Va." showing a room full of African-American student. 

With a baseball connection, there is a small portrait of "Frank Pigeon, Of The Eckford B.B. Club, Brooklyn E. D.".

The double page centerfold has three views of t... See More  

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$61.00
683749

Slaves delivered to America... Return of slaves from the "Echo" slave ship...

Item #683749

December 12, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 12, 1858  Page 4 has a brief, yet historic report with a small heading: "The Yacht Wanderer" with a Savannah dateline. This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it (illegally) delivered the next-to last load of African slaves to America. It notes in part: "...succeeded in evading the vigilance of the cruisers & landed a cargo of... See More  

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683605

The famous "irrepressible conflict" speech...

Item #683605

November 13, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1858  Nearly three columns on page 2 are taken up with the: "Speech Of Mr. Seward, of New York, delivered at a political meeting held in Rochester on the 25th of October, 1858".

This speech, although harmful to his political career, put the slavery issue on the front burner. One way or another, it had to be resolved.

Before ... See More  

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683513

Spanish-American War... Raising the flag over Hawaii...

Item #683513

September 10, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 10, 1898  Full front page illus: "With Our Troops in Puerto Rico." Inside has  two full pages of illus. of: "With Our Troops in the Philippines." Full page illus. of: "The Homecoming of the 71st Annual New York Volunteers, August 29, 1898. Full pg. illus. of "Montauk Point - Visitors in Camp." Full pg. illus. of &quo... See More  

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683453

Great issue on the Second Battle of Manassas...

Item #683453

September 03, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Sept. 3, 1862 



* 2nd Second Battle of Bull Run

* From the capital of the Confederacy




A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. Among the front page items are: "From the Seat of War" which includes: "We are yet without any authentic particulars of the great battle at Manassas on Saturday...Reports, as usual, were abu... See More  

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$148.00
683444

Very significant baseball print...

Item #683444

July 01, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 1, 1865  The best & most desired print is the nice half page vertical print captioned: "Grand Match Between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia, & the Resolute Club of Brooklyn, N.Y....at the Union Ground, Brooklyn.".

This fine print shows a game in progress, including the full panorama of the field with a cro... See More  

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683443

Very significant baseball print...

Item #683443

July 01, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 1, 1865  The best & most desired print is the nice half page vertical print captioned: "Grand Match Between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia, & the Resolute Club of Brooklyn, N.Y....at the Union Ground, Brooklyn.".

This fine print shows a game in progress, including the full panorama of the field with a cro... See More  

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683440

Central Park... Early baseball...

Item #683440

August 04, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, August 4, 1866  An inside page has a small portrait of: "Adam North, Empire B. B. Club, St. Louis, Missouri", and an article on him as well.

Also included are two full page prints "The Music Stand At Central Park, N.Y." and "The Grand Terrace At Central Park". A full page features an article "Gold Mining on the Gilbert Ri... See More  

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683431

Baseball team print includes Jewish star Lipman Pike...

Item #683431

November 03, 1866

HARPERS WEEKLY, New York, November 3, 1866   



* Lipman Pike - 1st Jewish professional baseball player



Inside has a full page portrait: The Atlantic Base-Ball Club, And The Athletic Of Philadelphia. Great for display. One of the members of the 1866 Athletics was a famous Jewish ball player named Lipman Pike. Some sources say that Pike was baseball's first professiona
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683430

The champion bat presented to the Cincinnati Red Stockings baseball team...

Item #683430

July 24, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 24, 1869  The prime print is the nearly half page showing: 'Presentation of a Champion Bat to the 'Red Stocking' Base-Ball Club, Cincinnati' with the bat being about 20 ft. long. The print shows the team in uniform as well. A related article is on the same page, carrying over to the next.

Various other unrelated prints in this issue.

Sixte... See More  

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683394

Baseball champions...

Item #683394

May 16, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1885  The entire ftpg. shows: 'Vesuvius In Eruption'. The prime print would be the full page captioned: "Champion Baseball Players" showing portraits of twelve players from various baseball teams, including James O'Rourke, John Ward, Joseph Hornung, William Ewing, and others.

Among other prints in the issue are: "The Twelfth R... See More  

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683386

Civil War news from the Confederacy...

Item #683386

January 23, 1863

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 23, 1863 



* From the origin of the American Civil War



Printed in the dateline is: "Confederate States of America", this being one of only a few such newspapers which did so.

Among ftpg. column heads are: "Official Dispatch from Gen. Bragg--More Brilliant Exploits of Gens. Wheeler and Forrest" which is signed in type: Br... See More  

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683366

The beginning of ski-jumping in America...

Item #683366

February 02, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 2, 1893 



* Red Wing, Minnesota

* American ski jumping beginning




A great issue for skiers as the full ftpg. shows: "Winter Sports in the West--Flying On Skis--Thorger Hemmestvedt's Great Jump of 103 Feet at Red Wing, Minnesota". Red Wing is the birthplace of America ski-jumping.

Inside has an interesting full page: "Shal... See More  

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683321

Mordecai Noah & his plans for a Jewish refuge in America...

Item #683321

January 29, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 29, 1820 



* Mordecai Manuel Noah

* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River




Inside has over 2 pages taken up with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going Missouri Compromise debate.

Another page has: "The Jews" which concerns the famed Mordecai Noah, considered the first American-born Jew to rise to national promi... See More  

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683307

Portrait & biography of a baseball player...

Item #683307

October 14, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Oct. 14, 1882  This newspaper calls itself the "Oldest American Sporting & Theatrical Journal" in the decorative masthead.

An inside page has a nice portrait of "Frank H. Mountain" with the biography beginning: "...the well-known & promising professional pitcher...He first become prominent as a pitcher in 1880..." with much more (see fo... See More  

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683157

Print of a baseball player... President Andrew Johnson...

Item #683157

September 15, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 15, 1866 Several prints on President Andrew Johnson's visit to New York City, but perhaps the most interesting print is the small one of: "Mr. E. G. Selden, of the Chester B. B. Club, Norwich, Conn." being a baseball player. The facing page has an article on him: "Our Base Ball Illustrations".

Complete in 16 pages, nice condi... See More  

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683144

Displayable baseball print...

Item #683144

June 27, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 27, 1874 



* Great baseball illustration print

* Boston Red Stockings - champions




Within this complete issue is a great full page print captioned: "International Baseball--The Boston Champions" showing the entire team in uniform. The name of each player is captioned beneath, the list including Al Spaulding and James O'Rourke among others. A relate
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683016

1899 Maud Ballington Booth...

Item #683016

March 22, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 22, 1899



* Maud Ballington Booth

* Volunteers of America founder

* Salvation Army leader


 


The top of the page 3 has a one column heading: "MRS. BOOTH SPEAKS" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in p... See More  

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683009

Three new ships are launched at Pittsburgh...

Item #683009

May 15, 1804

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, May 15, 1804  Inside has a brief report noting: "At Pittsburgh (the head of Ohio river) were launched on the 30th March, the ship Louisiana, 300 tons burthen--on the 31st schooner Conquest, 126 tons, pierced for 18 guns--and on the 1st of April, the schooner Alleghany. The first sailed down the river the next day in ballast; the s... See More  

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682991

From Confederate North Carolina...

Item #682991

August 21, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, Aug. 21, 1861 



* Rare Confederate publication



This was one of just a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline.

Pages 2 & 3 have various Civil War reports including: "Insubordination in the 'Grand Army' " "Gov. Sprague, of Rhode Isl., on the War" "Ellsworth&... See More  

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682926

Taylor is 'decidedly better' on the day he died... Treaty with England...

Item #682926

July 09, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 9, 1850  Keeping in mind that this was the day President Zachary Taylor died, the top of page 3 has a notable report headed: "The President's Health" which includes: "...that his illness had assumed a very serious, and critical aspect...in the afternoon however the symptoms became less menacing & the President was thought b... See More  

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682925

Rare baseball newspaper from 1886...

Item #682925

August 13, 1886

OFFICIAL RECORD, New York, Aug. 13, 1886  This is a volume two issue of a very rare & historically important baseball newspaper, the very first daily sports newspaper dedicated entirely to the national game of professional baseball. 

Although the masthead reads: "Official Record" the title at the top of pages 2, 3 & 4 reads: "Official Baseball Record". This i... See More  

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682888

Two baseball Hall of Famers...

Item #682888

October 20, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 20, 1888  Inside has full-length portraits of Timothy J. Keefe, Pitcher & Williams Ewing captioned: "The Winning Battery Of The New York Base-Ball Team." Each portrait measures 6 3/4 by 4 1/4 inches. Both players are members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. There is also a companion article: "The Base-Ball Season".

There is a wealth of... See More  

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682887

Baseball player print... The 'Black Crook'...

Item #682887

October 06, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 6, 1866  Inside has a full page print of the: "Great Scene Of The Second Performance Of The 'Black Crook' Spectacle Now Performing At Niblo's Garden". This would eventually become recognized as the first modern-day musical. There is a review of it as well.

Inside includes a portrait of a baseball player headed: "Our Ba... See More  

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682886

Baseball player print... The 'Black Crook'...

Item #682886

October 06, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 6, 1866  Inside has a full page print of the: "Great Scene Of The Second Performance Of The 'Black Crook' Spectacle Now Performing At Niblo's Garden". This would eventually become  recognized as the first modern-day musical. There is a review of it as well.

Inside includes a portrait of a baseball player headed: "... See More  

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682776

Confederate newspaper from Memphis... Jeff Davis' speech...

Item #682776

November 27, 1861

MEMPHIS WEEKLY APPEAL, Tennessee, November 27, 1861 



* Rare Confederate stronghold publication



This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city.

Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the "Memphis Appeal" newspa... See More  

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682725

Morrissey and Heenan will fight for the boxing championship...

Item #682725

October 20, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 20, 1858  Page 4 has nearly a full column report on: "The Prize Fight Today" between Morrissey and Heenan (The Benicia Boy). Column subheads include: "Morrissey and the Benecia Boy--Condition of the Men--Who Will be Champion--How the Betting Ranges--Amount of Money Staked". The result would be reported in the next day's newspaper.

Eight pages, go... See More  

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682684

The National League of baseball is created...

Item #682684

February 07, 1876

NEW-YORK TIMES, Feb. 7, 1876 



* Creation of the National League

* Major League Baseball - MLB




On page 2 under "Base-Ball" is a report about a meeting held in New York resulting in the establishment of the National League. It begins: "A meeting of the managers of all the professional base-ball organizations in the country, excepting the Philadelphia Club
... See More  

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682682

Boxing's first world championship... The Pony Express....

Item #682682

May 07, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 7, 1860 



* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* First World boxing championship match




Page 5 has a one column head: "Four Days Later From Europe" "The Prize Fight" "Letters From Heenan" "He Claims the Belt or Another Fight". This was the famous match with Sayers, considered as boxing's first world championship. "...Not h... See More  

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682675

Early issue of America's first illustrated comic periodical...

Item #682675

January 11, 1834

GALAXY OF COMICALITIES, Philadelphia, Jan. 11, 1834  A very rare newspaper, said  to be the first illustrated comic periodical in the United States. This issue contains 4 woodcuts among its eight pages. This title only lasted for 40 issues, hence its rarity. This is the volume 1, no. 15 issue. Measures 6 by 9 1/4 inches. Good condition.

A rare book dealer has an issue offered for $750.... See More  

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682669

Mormon periodical from Denmark...

Item #682669

December 15, 1875

SKANDINAVIENS STJERNE, "Organ for de Sidste-Dages Hellige", Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 15, 1875  The subtitle above translates to: "Organ for the Body of Latter-Day Saints", meaning this is a quite rare Mormon periodical for the Mormon community in Denmark.

American Mormon missionaries were sent to Denmark in 1850 and made significant inroads in converting many Scandinavia... See More  

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682629

Last of the bare knuckles boxing matches...

Item #682629

July 09, 1889

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, July 9, 1889  



* John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain

* Last bare knuckles boxing match 




A very significant issue in the world of boxing, as it contains--on the front page no less--a fine account of the very last bare knuckles boxing match, fought between John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain on the day before.

The top of the first column has heads: &qu... See More  

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682609

In the Swedish language...

Item #682609

May 29, 1886

KURRE, Chicago, Illinois, May 29, 1886 



* Rare publication



A rather rare Swedish-language newspaper from Illinois, the subtitle above the masthead translating to: "Illustrated Newspaper For Swedish America". A very decorative masthead, 8 pages, some minor margin chipping, nice condition.... See More  

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682569

Napoleon Buonaparte after his defeat at Waterloo...

Item #682569
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1815



* Napoleon Bonaparte

* Battle of Waterloo




Included is a lengthy article headed: "Buonapartiana" which is also subtitled: "Anecdotes Respecting Napoleon Buonaparte" offering considerable detail on Buonaparte as a person, and quite descriptive as well, including: "...is about five feet seven inches in height, very s... See More  

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682534

Lincoln's Proclamation... Repealing laws of slavery...

Item #682534

July 08, 1864

DAILY NATIONAL  INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1864  



* Abraham Lincoln proclamation

* Slavery in America




Page 2 begins with: "OFFICIAL, By the President of the United States, A PROCLAMATION" noting: "...hereby appoint the first Thursday of August next to be observed by the people of the United States as a day of National humiliation and prayer..." s... See More  

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682522

Baseball print from 1866...

Item #682522

December 01, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 1, 1866  The front page has a print of: "General Sherman's Reception on Board the U.S. Steamer Susquehanna".

But the more interesting item is the small print of: "Bernard J. Hanigan, Union B.B. Club, Morrisania, New York" which accompanies an article: "Our Base-Ball Illustrations" which has an article on Mr. Han... See More  

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682520

One of the most desired baseball prints...

Item #682520

July 28, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1888 



* Great baseball print



The entire front page is taken up with one of the best 19th century baseball prints to be found, showing a batter, catcher & umpire captioned: "A Ball Or A Strike--Which?" drawn by T. de Thurstrup.

There are also many other prints within this issue including a fullpg. with 6 vignettes: "View of Town... See More  

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$298.00
682476

Check from Cooperstown, 1837...

Item #682476
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated Oct. 30, 1837. Included is the amount of $10 in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Also a red ink cancellation.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseb... See More  

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682466

Perhaps the best publication for any baseball collector...

Item #682466

September 26, 1867

THE BALL PLAYERS' CHRONICLE, New York, Sept. 26, 1867 



* Very rare baseball publication

* Henry Chadwick "Father of Baseball"




A very rare & desired title by any baseball collector as this was the first magazine in America devoted primarily to baseball.

Edited by the legendary Henry Chadwick, this paper lasted but 30 issues, from June 6 thru December 26, 1867 before c... See More  

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$670.00
682464

The rare "steamer edition" from 1868...

Item #682464

August 29, 1868

THE ALTA CALIFORNIA - For Circulation In The Atlantic Started, Europe And South America, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868  At the top of the first column is: "Steamer Alta California" noting that it is: "...issued trial-monthly on the sailing of each steamer for Panama. It has the largest circulation of any Steamer paper on the Pacific Coast."

 A very rare & early ne... See More  

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682430

Treaty of Ghent ends the War of 1812...

Item #682430

March 01, 1815

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 1, 1815 



* Treaty of Ghent signed

* War of 1812 officially over




The front page has: "TREATY Of Peace And Amity, Between his Britannick Majesty and the United States of America.", the treaty which ended the War of 1812. The treaty contains a preface beginning: "His Brittanick Majesty and the United States of America, desirous... See More  

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$190.00
682421

The War of 1812 is declared...

Item #682421

June 26, 1812

THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, June 26, 1812 



* War of 1812 begins

* Declaration of war




On page 3 near the top of the second column is "A Proclamation" issued by President James Madison confirming the Congress declaration of war against Great Britain, stating in part: "...Now therefore, I JAMES MADISON, President of the United States of America, do hereby
... See More  

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$215.00
682254

Dawson, Yukon Territory, from during the Klondike gold rush...

Item #682254

December 16, 1899

THE KLONDIKE NUGGET, Dawson, Y. T., Dec. 16, 1899



* Gold rush



A very rare newspaper from the Yukon Territory during the period of the Klondike Gold Rush (see the web for more details).

When gold was discovered in 1896 a stampede of prospectors headed to this region and spurred an entirely new era of romance of the West, the quest for gold, and the many hardships which caused the hopes of w... See More  

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$155.00
682231

Protection for Negro soldiers...

Item #682231

March 03, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 3, 1864 



* Negro soldiers



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. The front page includes: "The Raids Around Richmond--Surprise Of the Enemy's Camp at Atlee--Retreat of the Yankees Across the Pamunkey--Incidents, etc." which takes two columns. Also: "From The Peninsula" "Allowance of Ra... See More  

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$86.00
682105

War is declared, beginning the War of 1812...

Item #682105

June 20, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812 



* War of 1812 declaration by United States 

* James Madison proclamation




An inside page has a lengthy: "Declaration of War" which takes over 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type by the President: James Madison. This is followed by related reporting from the "Committee on foreign relations..." which takes over 2 page... See More  

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$118.00
681854

Check from Cooperstown, 1837...

Item #681854
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated Nov. 24, 1837. Included is the amount of $10 in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Also a red ink cancellation.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseb... See More  

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$8.00
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