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Nast Santa Claus centerfold...

Item #680719

December 26, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1863

* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving

 The feature of this issue is the very displayable doublepage centerfold titled: "Christmas, 1863" which includes 6 vignettes by Thomas Nast, one showing Santa Claus with his bag over his back looking over two sleeping children. A very displayable print which measures about 16 by 21 inc... See More  

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Bank robbery, then robbers caught... Broadside...

Item #680705

September 04, 1878

THE ADVANCE, Red Wing, Minnesota, Sept. 4, 1878  Page 2 has: "Treaty With Indians" which begins: "Generals Howard, Wheaton, Sawhille...met Indian chiefs at Umatilla, Oregon & had a general pow-wow...". Also: "A Missouri Daytime Bank Robbery" which has much on a robbery in Concordia, Minnesota including: "...three men entered the bank...jumped over the co... See More  

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Brigham Young & the Mormons contemplate moving to Hawaii...

Item #680704

June 05, 1871

RICHMOND DAILY WHIG, Virginia, June 5, 1871

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Brigham Young to Hawaii ?

Page 2 has an article: "The Mormons and the Sandwich Islands" which begins: "Brigham Young finds himself so hemmed in by Gentiles and Gentile influences, and subjected to so many trials and tribulations in consequence of the influx into his dominions of so many antagonistic elements,... See More  

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Guiteau: President Garfield's assassin on trial...

Item #680699

December 03, 1881


* President James Garfield assassination

* Charles J. Guiteau on trial

The full ftpg. shows: "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guiteau Being Escorted from the Courtroom..." and the doublepage centerfold shows; "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guards Unlocking the Handcuffs of the Prisoner..."; ... See More  

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Dalton Gang & the Red Rock train robbery...

Item #680696

June 02, 1892

DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 2, 1892  The back page has an item headed: "A Train Looted By Robbers" "They Don't Hurt the Passengers But Entirely Empty the Safe" with the text noting: "...passenger train was held up last night be masked robbers at Red Rock in the Cherokee strip...The robbers entered the express car, broke open the safe & secured t... See More  

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First action of the Israeli Air Force...

Item #680692

May 21, 1948

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, May 21, 1948 

* Israeli Air Force (IAF) 1st used 

* Jewish - Jews - Judaica 

* Palestine - Arabs

The top of the front page has one column heads: "ARABS CONTINUE SWIFT ADVANCES IN WALLED AREA" "Arab Legion Claims Upper Hand in Battle". There is a smaller head: "The Jewish Air Force made its first strike, bombing Arab ... See More  

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Confederate soldiers...

Item #680691

November 04, 1863

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Nov. 4, 1863  Among the front page column heads are: "Interesting From The South" "Movements of Jeff. Davis" 'The Rebel Press on the Great Lack of Food" "Companies of Soldiers are Marching Barefoot" "Operations in the Shenandoah Valley" "Federal Advance into North Carolina" and more.

Eight pages, very nice ... See More  

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The Chicago fire...

Item #680690

October 16, 1871

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 16, 1871 

* Great Chicago fire

The front page first column has nice heads on the Great Chicago Fire, including: "THE CITY OF CHICAGO" "A Quiet & Peaceful Sabbath Yesterday" "How the Citizens Observed the Day" "Rapid Growth of the Temporary Dwellings & Stores" "Interesting Resume of the Effects of the Great Fire&qu... See More  

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Pennsylvania forest fires...

Item #680682

May 17, 1884

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 17, 1884  The front cover is entitled "Pennsylvania -- The Recent Forest Fires - Women, Near Ashland, Removing Fences to Arrest the Progress of the Flames" with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue is: "New York City -- The Formal Opening of the New produce Exchange, May 6th..."; "Pennsylvania -- The ... See More  

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Displayable issue for the outdoorsman...

Item #680681

February 29, 1908

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN--"Sportsman Number", New York, Feb. 29, 1908  See the photo for the great color cover featuring an outdoor sports theme. The front page is a photo of: "Mountaineering In the Himalayas". Much of the content within has a sporting theme.

Complete in 24 pages plus covers, minimal wear at the edges, nice condition.

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Significant in Coca Cola history... The company is sold...

Item #680677

August 22, 1919


* Coca Cola goes public - very historic!

* Asa Candler - best publication to be had (very rare)

This issue features as a banner headline one of the more historic moments in the history of the Coca-Cola Company, when Asa Chandler, the man who bought the original formula from founder John Pemberton and propelled the company to national p
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Stonewall Jackson resigned his command?

Item #680676

February 08, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Feb. 8, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate title

* General Stonewall Jackson

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside is an interesting one: "The Richmond Whig is pained to hear that Gen. Jackson ('Stone Wall... See More  

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In the North, but pro-South... Near the end of the war...

Item #680672

January 11, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1865 

* Final months of the war

* Rare pro-Confederate title

This issue is from near the end of the Civil War. Among the articles on the front page are: "The Raid on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad--Sherman Advancing into South Carolina" and "From the South--Latest from Wilmington--Disappearance of the Federal Fleet--Caustic Article on... See More  

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Exploring Alaska...

Item #680670

November 15, 1889

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 15, 1889  The full ftpg. is a nice print: "The Exploration of Alaska...En Route to the Alseck River Region". Many prints inside including: "Recent Disastrous Collision at Sea Off Barnegat--Rescue of the Survivors by the Steamer Humboldt' "; much text and a two small prints on: "Our Alaska Expedition--Exploration of th... See More  

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Jack 'Machine Gun' McGurn assassinated...

Item #680669

February 15, 1936

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 15, 1936 

* Jack 'Machine Gun' McGurn assassination

* St. Valentine's Day Massacre fame

* Al 'Scarface' Capone hit man

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: " 'Machine Gun' McGurn Is Slain in Chicago; Linked to St. Valentine 'Massacre' of 1929".

McGurn was the main hit man for Al Capone during the... See More  

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A petition from the people of Halifax, Nova Scotia...

Item #680668

January 03, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1758  Inside has over a full page headed: "America" with a Halifax, Nova Scotia dateline, beginning: "The following Memorial, signed by the principal merchants & freeholders in Halifax was...delivered to the Lieutenant Governor."

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, various chipping at the margins, good condition.

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Significant & rare Judaica print... Burgoyne in Parliament to answer for Saratoga...

Item #680658
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1778  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam, and of the Ceremony of sounding the Horn on New Year's Day".

This plate folds out to 8 1/4 by 8 3/4 inches, has minor foxing, and a library stamp in a ... See More  

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Death of Vice-Presdent George Clinton... Statehood of Louisiana...

Item #680643

April 25, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 25, 1812  Inside has a report headed: "George Clinton -- Dead !" which includes: "... It is with feeling of unmixed veneration for the character of the revolutionary hero, the patriot and statesman, combined in one, that we announce that the venerable GEORGE CLINTON IS NO MORE. He expired about 9 o'clock yesterday morning, at his lodgin... See More  

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James Monroe's inaugural address...

Item #680641

March 10, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 10, 1821 

* President James Monroe

* Inauguration - inaugural address

Beginning at the bottom of the front page is: "Inaugural Speech", which has a prefacing paragraph which includes: "On Monday last, the 5th of March, in the great hall of the house of representatives...chief justice Marshall administered the oath of office to... See More  

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People of color must leave Texas...

Item #680633

August 22, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 22, 1840  

* Mirabeau B. Lamar - President of Texas

* Orders all free African Americans to leave

An inside page has a brief yet notable item headed: "Texas" reading: "President Lamar has issued a proclamation commanding all free persons of color, now in the republic of Texas to remove therefrom before the 1st day of January, ... See More  

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Early print of Eskimo women...

Item #680516

December 31, 1853

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 31, 1853  The front page has a print captioned: "Esquimaux Ladies" with a related article on the Eskimo Indians.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Early print of Australia...

Item #680515

April 09, 1853

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 9, 1853  The front page has a print captioned: "Sunday In Australia" with a related article.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Treaty of Velasco which ended the Texas War with Mexico...

Item #680072

August 20, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 20, 1836

* Treaty of Velasco

* General Santa Anna

* Texas Revolution ending

Inside has "Latest From Texas and Mexico" which includes a significant letter signed in type by: Antonio Lopez De Santa Ana in which he agrees to the treaty between Texas and Mexico, known as the Treaty of Velasco.

This is followed by the "Articles of the ... See More  

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Washington to be dictator of America for life?

Item #680055

July 07, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 7, 1789 

* President George Washington

* Dictator of American for Life ?

Page 4 has an: "Extract of a Letter From New York" which begins: "His Excellency General Washington, our new congressional President, and perhaps I might add Dictator of America for life, gave a very sumptuous entertainment on Thursday the 4th inst. on account of ... See More  

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How rhe Younger and James brothers could rob banks...

Item #679762

July 05, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, July 5, 1901  Page 7 has over a full column taken up with: "TACTICS OF BANDITS" "A Raid That Was All Carefully Planned In Advance" "How Men Like three Younger and the James Brothers Could Ride Into a Town in Broad Daylight, Rob a Bank and Get Away". A fascinating article.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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Abraham Lincoln peace meeting...

Item #679716

February 06, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 6, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln peace meeting

* William T. Sherman victory march

Among the front page items concerning the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S NEW CAMPAIGN" "His Army on the March for Eight Days" "Charleston, Augusta, Branchville" "Rebel Solicitude & Speculations as to the Campaign" "The Peace Conference" &... See More  

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Politics, and those who aim to deceive...

Item #679036

November 11, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1795  The front page has much centering controversies with Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury. 

Page 2 has a letter  concerning politics noting in part: "...good men were elected who are friends to the federal government...danger from the evil designs of those who aim to deceive the people by their great but false professions of... See More  

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Consecrating a Jewish synagogue in London...

Item #678988

April 19, 1851

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 19, 1851  

* Rare Jewish synagogue illustration

* Western Synagogue, St. Albans Place, London

* Judaica - Jews

The front page shows; "Good Friday Cross Buns". Inside has a half page print: "Consecration of the Jewish Synagogue, St. Albans Place, St. James's" in London, with a related article. This is the Western Synagogue... See More  

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Winslow Homer: "On The Beach--Two Are Company, Three Are None."

Item #678979

August 17, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872  

* One of Winslow Homer's most popular

The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Sat... See More  

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Completion of the Atlantic telegraph cable... Prints of Richmond after the surrender...

Item #678946

June 03, 1865

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, June 3, 1865  Inside has a half page print: "Completion of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable at Morden Wharf" with a related article.

Another full page is taken up with two prints headed: "The City of Richmond, Virginia, After Its Surrender" with a related article.

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A curious piece for a newspaper collector...

Item #678809

July 04, 1976

Curious souvenir piece created by former collector Charles Smith: "THE NEWES", done in Phoenix, July 4, 1976  Its curiosity is the immense size, measuring 36 by 49 inches, with the front page focused on notable newspaper events in American history.

The back page is a reprint of the front page of "The Constellation" newspaper from New York, 1859, which claimed to be the la... See More  

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Panoramic view of San Francisco after the earthquake...

Item #678793

June 03, 1906

"Supplement to the San Francisco Examiner, June 3, 1906"  A quite rare newspaper "supplement" which folds out to measure 22 by 32 inches captioned: "Panoramic View of San Francisco From The Water Front".

This is a great view of the city less than 7 weeks after the destruction by the earthquake and fire. The two huge photos show much devastation.

Printed on one ... See More  

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Great issue on creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier...

Item #678588

November 11, 1921

THE BULLETIN, San Francisco, California, Nov. 11, 1921

* Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (1st report)

* Arlington cemetery - Armistice Day

* Terrific issue for display

 Although we have offered several newspapers on the beginning of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery, none have been as graphic and displayable as this issue.

The large and bold banner headline announces... See More  

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Extensive collection on the 1912 Olympic Games... Jim Thorpe...

Item #678398

July 07, 1912

NEW YORK TIMES, a collection of eleven consecutive issues dating July 7 thru 17, 1912, each with front page and/or inside page reporting from the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, with some fine coverage. This was the event at which Jim Thorpe distinguished himself, with various mentions of him in the coverage.

See the photos for more detail on each of the issues.

All eleven issues are co... See More  

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Reporting the big event--the East and West have been joined...

Item #678384

May 11, 1869

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 11, 1869 

* Completing the Transcontinental railroad

* Last spike driven at Promontory Point

The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with this historic reporting of the completion of the transcontinental railroad which officially happened the day before.

The top of the first column has heads: "THE PACIFIC RAILROAD" "The Official Announcement of I... See More  

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Battle at Queenston Heights during the War of 1812...

Item #677937

October 26, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Oct. 26, 1812  

* Battle of Queenston Heights

* American Revolutionary War

The front page has: "An Act To authorise the granting of Patents for Land, according to the surveys... and to grant...rights to certain Claimants of Land in the District of Detroit..., signed in type: James Madison.

Inside page reports include: "Battles At
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Louisiana becomes the 18th state of the Union...

Item #677931

October 01, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Oct. 1, 1812  

* Territory of Orleans

* Louisiana statehood

The front page begins with: "An Act For the Admission of the State of Louisiana into the Union...", which formally happened on April 30, as noted at the end of the act: "Sec. 6. And be it further enacted that this act shall immense and be in force from and after the thirtieth day o... See More  

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On war with England, and celebrating the 4th of July...

Item #677793

July 06, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 6, 1812  The front page has: "The British Spy!" and a report from the House of Lords concerning the "charge made by the American government".

Page 2 has a few reports relating to war with England, as well as a lengthy account of: "The 36th Anniversary of American Independence". 

Four pages, nice condition.

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Prisoners in the hold of a rebel ship...

Item #677780

November 22, 1862

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 22, 1862  The ftpg. shows: "Hon. Horatio Seymour, Governor-elect of New York". Inside has: "The Burial of Gen. Mitchel--Funeral Procession...Streets of Beaufort, S.C." "Camp of the Contrabands on the Banks of the Mississippi, Fort Pickering, Memphis", plus prints of 3 boats. Also a find doublepage centerfold: "An Angl... See More  

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Rare Union occupation newspaper...

Item #677758

September 26, 1863

THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Sept. 26, 1863 

* Rare Union occupation publication in the South

This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is also interesting that a Union newspape... See More  

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The Fraser River gold rush...

Item #677742

December 28, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 28, 1858  

* Fraser Canyon Gold Rush

* British Columbia River

Page 2 has a report: "The Fraser River Gold Mines" concerning the golf rush in British Columbia. 

This is followed by: "Affairs in Oregon" which mentions the New Perces Indians.

Eight pages, good condition.... See More  

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England and the U.S. formally exchange the ratified Jay Treaty...

Item #677732

October 31, 1795

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 31, 1795  

* The ratified Jay Treaty

* England & U.S. exchange

Page 3 has a report of the formal exchange of the recently ratified Jay Treaty by the two Secretaries of State.

Datelined at Downing St., it notes: "The Ratifications of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation between His Majesty and the United States of America, signed the ... See More  

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Senate has problems with the Jay Treaty...

Item #677317

July 15, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 15 1795  Page 3 has a report from "Pittsburgh" noting in part: "...accounts from General Wayne's head quarters any Greenville inform us that the Indians were coming in from all quarters to the Treaty...". This is followed by a report from Albany concerning the Indians.

The back page has: "More About the Treaty... See More  

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Stanley, the African explorer, and Lake Victoria...

Item #677187

November 29, 1875

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 29, 1875  Page 3 has terrific reporting on the explorations of Henry Stanley in Africa, much of that continent being unknown to the Western world at that time. And keep in mind that the Herald sponsored Stanley on his journey, so not surprising they would devote extensive coverage to his travels.

First column heads include: "STANLEY" "Progress of the Comm... See More  

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Latest war news from the middle of the Revolutionary War...

Item #677118

December 26, 1778

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Dec. 26, 1778  The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with the  second half of the: "Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the Most Christian King and the United Starters of North America", this being the treaty of assistance between French and the colonies, which did much to support the American cause ag... See More  

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Sam Adams and Thomas Jefferson...

Item #676980

July 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 15, 1795  Fully half of the front page is taken up with three Acts of  the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor, Samuel Adams.

The ftpg. also has lengthy letter concerning the Jay Treaty signed in type by: Thomas Jefferson.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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John Adams & Sam Adams...

Item #676897

November 19, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 19, 1796 

* Textual sketch of the president

The front page has a biography of John Adams.

Page 2 has a message addressed to the state legislature concerning the postponement of their adjournment "...to transact the business...respecting the elections of a President and Vice-President of the United States of America..." signed in t
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A Nazi newspaper from a British island...

Item #676698

December 02, 1944

EVENING PRESS, Island of Guernsey (in the English Channel), December 2, 1944 

* Rare German occupation title

* World War II - WWI

A very curious issue, as Guernsey, an English-speaking island, was occupied by the Germans during WWII so all the news was pro-Nazi.

Among the front page reports are: "American Attacks All In Vain" "Fortnight's Battle at Aachen Costs Them... See More  

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Great Civil War map of Yorktown & Norfolk & vicinity...

Item #676312

May 05, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 5, 1862 

* Siege of Yorktown w/ map

The front page is dominated by a huge Civil War map headed: "THE YORKTOWN PENINSULA" which shows from Yorktown to Norfolk and much in between.

Nice first column heads as well including: "YORKTOWN EVACUATED" "Our Troops in Full Possession of the Rebel Works" "Gloucester Also Captured & more.... See More  

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Civil War map of the battle of Seven Pines...

Item #676305

June 05, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 5, 1862 

* Battle of Seven Pines - Fair Oaks

* American Civil War original map

The front page features a Civil War map headed: "The Battle Of Seven Pines" showing much detail.

Front page column heads include: "The Battle of the Seven Pines" "Bloody Check Sustained by the Union Advance" "The Causes of Our Defeat" "Frem... See More  

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