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April 03, 1735
THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735
* Earliest of American newspapers
* Very early & rare publication
As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all o... See More
February 03, 1713
PAX, PAX; OR, A PACIFICK POST BOY, London, February 3, 1712/13 A very rare, variant title of the "Post-Boy" newspaper, the change in title [Peace, Peace] due to the Treaty of Utrecht just agreed upon. The Treaty of Utrecht was essentially a series of treaties involving various European countries which put an end to the War of Spanish Succession. The agreement noted in this issue wa... See More
June 20, 1882
BLACK HILLS DAILY PIONEER, Deadwood City, Black Hills, Nov. 24, 1878
* Very rare & desired publication
* Famous wild West town
* "Wild Bill" Hickok fame
This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light.
This issue is ... See More
February 17, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 1775 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.
Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More
February 05, 1859
THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, (Hawaii), Feb. 5, 1859
* Very rare 19th century Hawaiian publication
A quite rare newspaper from such an early date, in fact outside of "The Friend" which was more of a missionary newspaper, this is the second oldest Hawaii newspaper we have offered.
It is formatted much like other newspapers of the day with the ftpg. containing both ads & news ... See More
October 10, 1871
CHICAGO EVENING POST--EXTRA, Oct. 10, 1871
* Great Chicago fire disaster
* From the same city (very rare)
This is perhaps the very best Chicago Fire issue we have offered. Not only is it from Chicago, but it is a day earlier than any other report we have offered from Chicago.
Most of the first column is taken up with heads including; "CHICAGO IN FLAMES" "An All-Night C... See More
May 07, 1937
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER--EXTRA, May 7, 1937
* Hindenburg airship disaster
* Lakehurst NJ New Jersey
One of the very best, dramatic banner headlines we have offered on this historic catastrophe: "DIRIGIBLE HINDENBURG EXPLODES, 90 KILLED". A large front page photo shows the Hindenburg over the New York skyline, headed: "Giant Airliner That Fell in Flames", with the su... See More
March 06, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, March 6, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln 2nd inauguration
* Closing weeks of the Civil War
* Assassination nears
Page 4 headlines at the top of last column about the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln include: "INAUGURATION" "Our Report of the Second Installation of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States" "Scenes at the White ... See More
Item #664965THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1791
* First Bank of the United States creation
The issue begins with textual: "Sketches of the President Of the United States" which is nearly a 4 1/2 page biography of George Washington (the plate called for is lacking). Also inside is the conclusion of: "Description of Cape Cod & the County of Barnstable" which takes 2 1/2... See More
September 13, 1866
NEW YORK TIMES, September 11, 12 & 13, 1866
* "The Black Crook" opening premiere
* Very first musical theatre performance of the first ever modern day musical!
* Niblo's Garden - Broadway - New York City
A terrific and very historic trio of newspapers relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".
As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance i... See More
July 17, 1886
THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, July 17, 1886
* Very rare Alaska Territorial issue
Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by over ten years. This is the volume one, number 37 issue of this title.
The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day,... See More
May 13, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1876
* Impressionism - art movement begins (historic)
This is an exceedingly significant newspaper on the founding of the Impressionist movement in art.
Page 2 has an inconspicuous yet quite historic report which essentially reports on the beginning of the Impressionist movement in the art world in France. Those artists now known as the "Impression... See More
January 28, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coa... See More
July 13, 1795
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795
* Jay's Treaty - John
* George Washington
A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.
Taking all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9,
concluding in the issue of the... See More
March 19, 1782
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 19, 1782
* re. Lord Charles Cornwallis' surrender
* King George III speech criticized
Half of the front page is taken up with: "An Anecdote - American Patriotism and Fortitude Exemplified" which gives a story concerning General Burgoyne's actions in New England.
Half of page 2 is taken up with the ... See More
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