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WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, April 9, 1720
* Great masthead engraving
* Early 18th century original
The most significant feature of this issue is the very ornate & displayable engraving in the masthead, which also contains the extension to the title: "...With Freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick."
Various European news reports with the back leaf mostly fil... See More
THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, September 23, 1908
* Orville Wright Injured
* Thomas Etholen Selfridge Killed
* 1st powered airplane fatality
Page 4 has: "THE AIRSHIP DIASTER", with a corresponding article of, "The disaster to the air ship of Orville Wright in which the inventor was badly wounded and his companion killed is keenly felt in Washington, where t... See More
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sept. 10, 2006
* Poster-size ad for Black Dahlia with pre-release review
* Full-page ad for The Prestige
A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "The Black Dahlia" (with review) and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood ar... See More
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct.17, 1990
* Death report of Jazz drummer Art Blakey
Page A20 has a quarter page article: "Art Blakey; Drummer, Mentor Led the Jazz Messengers", which includes a small photo. A portion of the text includes: "Born in Pittsburgh where he toiled in the steel mills by day while listening to the Early Hines and Dick Stabile bands on the radio at nigh... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820
* Stephen Decatur killed (1st report)
* United States Navy commodore
* Duel vs. James Barron
The ftpg. has an article with small head: "Melancholy Occurrence" which begins: "A duel was fought on Wednesday...between the victor of the Macedonian, Com. Decatur, and com. Barron who commanded the Chesapeake frigate...Th... See More
THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, Nov. 14, 1989
* Jean-Michel Basquiat
* The Grateful Dead
The front page has: "Flyboy in the Buttermilk - The Crisis of the Black Artist in White America", which is an article featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat, SAMO Graffiti artist, which continues on pages 31-33. The background of the cover is a sample of his artwork. Th... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 30, 1934
* Babe Ruth's last home run as a Yankee
* New York Yankees - Major league baseball
* Best title to be had ?
Page 3 of the sport's section reports on Babe Ruth's last home run as a Yankee: "YANKEES LOSE, 8-5, THEN TRIUMPH, 9-6", "Ruth Wallops 22d Homer and Drives in Three Runs in Opener at Washington", "Gets Uni... See More
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Michigan, June 20, 1963
* Valentina Tereshkova - 1st woman in space
* Vostok 6 - Russian spaceship
This 48 page newspaper has a three column headline near the bottom of the front page: "Moscow Rejoices in 'Seagull's' Flight" with related photos. (see) Tells of the Soviet Union putting the 1st ever woman into space.
Other news of the day throu... See More
ORLANDO EVENING STAR, Florida, May 5, 1961
* Astronaut Alan Shepard
* 1st American in space
* Mercury-Redstone 3 - Freedom 7
The very large, bold banner headline above the masthead proclaims America's entry into the space race, reading: "SHEP DID IT!" noting America's first astronaut's journey into space aboard the spacecraft "Freedom 7". From beginnin... See More
THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1946
* Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier
* Baseball debut (1st report)
Page 12 has a small one column headline: "Robinson Has Field Day In Making Debut". Brief but historic coverage on Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. A historic report in both baseball and black americana.
Complete with 22 pag... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 23, 1885
* Fire Fighting
The front page of this issue has two illustrations titled "New York Fire Department Testing Devices For Throwing Life Lines Over Buildings". The article inside is titled "Unexplored Branch Of The Fire Escape Problem". There is an article with an illustration both titled "A Mammoth Steam Snow Shovel" pl... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 2, 1862
* New Madrid, Missouri
* Hickman, Kentucky
The front page features a Civil War map headed: "The New Rebel Location on the Mississippi" at the border of Kentucky & Tennessee, showing Obionville, New Madrid, Hickman, Columbus, and more.
There are many ftpg. column heads including: "The Enemy reported to be Concentrating a... See More
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, August 18, 1933
* Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record
* New York Yankees - MLB baseball
This 30 page newspaper has two column headlines in the sport's section (pg. 26): "Lou Gehrig Smashes Record, Is Honored by League Head", "Durable Yankee First Sacker Plays in 1308th Consecutive Game to Surpass Scott's Old Mark...&q... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 5, 1861
* Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries
The front page has a nice Civil War map headed: "The Sea Coast of Virginia And North Carolina" showing from Norfolk & Cape Henry south to Beaufort. There are nice fist column heads as well including: "THE GREAT REBELLION", "Reported Death of Jeff. Davis", "Facts & Rumor... See More
PUCK, New York, July 11, 1894
* Color political prints
Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are very desired for their displayability. This issue has as its politic... See More
* Nice map of "West Florida"
* Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana
* Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay
Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew t... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 25, 1948
* Mildred Gillars pleads not guilty
* Axis Sally - trial for treason
* Nazis broadcaster
Page 8 has a small one column heading: "TRIAL OF 'AXIS SALLY' SET" "Court Names Nov. 15--Accused Would Have Truman Appear" (see) Brief coverage of the decision to go to trial as Mildred Gillars pleads not guilty ... See More
THE BULLETIN, San Francisco, October 22, 1900
* John Sherman - soldier and statesman
* Senator... Secretary of State... Secretary of the Treasury
The front page has three column headlines: "JOHN SHERMAN, SOLDIER AND STATESMAN, IS DEAD" and "Expired at His Home in Washington After a Lingering Illness That Gradually Undermined His Nervous System", with a n... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 23, 1940
* Nile Kinnick All-star votes
* Iowa Hawkeyes - NCAA college football
This 40 page newspaper has small one column headings in the sport's section (page 25): "Kinnick Leads In Poll" "Iowa Halfback Has Most Votes for All-Star Eleven" See photo for brief text here.
Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day throughout.... See More
ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, April 13, 1935
* Lou Gehrig becomes Yankees team captain
* Early Joe Louis boxing match
The top of page 12 has a one column heading: "GEHRIG NAMED YANK CAPTAIN" with subhead. (see) Only a few men have ever held the title of Captain of the Yankees with Derek Jeter being the latest. Also early reporting on boxer Joe Louis with photos on page 8.
Compl... See More
(2) WILMINGTON MORNING & SUNDAY STAR NEWS, June 5 & 6, 1943
* Count Fleet - horse racing
* Belmont Stakes win (3rd & final win)
* Triple crown winner - victory
This 100+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page of the sport's section (inside) that include: "COUNT FLEET FIRST BY THIRTY LENGTHS IN $50,090 BELMONT" and "Sweeps 5 Springs Stakes.... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1832
* Andrew Jackson re-elected President
* Death of Charles Carroll : signer of the Declaration of Independence
The front page has a lengthy editorial which begins:
"The presidential election has so far proceeded as to render the result certain, that "Andrew Jackson of Tennessee" will be re-elected president, and 'Martin ... See More
THE SUN, Colorado Springs, June 22, 1891
* Rare miniature, amateur title
This is the volume 1, number 7 issue of a newspaper which lasted for just 2 1/2 years. Plus Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) records only one institution as having any issues and we purchased all the holdings from them. Obviously printed on a small amateur press as it is of very small size, measuring ju... See More
NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 2, 1842
* Samuel Houston call to arms - Texas citizens
* Post Texas Revolution - Pre Mexican-American War
Inside has: "President Houston's Proclamation to the Citizens of Texas" which begins: "My Countrymen: Rumours have been brought from the southwestern frontier of invasion...The facts are sufficient to justify immed... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 23, 1813 Among the reports re: "American Ingenuity" "American Gallantry" "the Heroes of King's Mountain" from the Revolutionary War battle; a full page chart: "A Statement of the Annual Revenue of the United States" "British Love of 'Liberty' " and more.
The section headed: "Events ... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 13, 1815
* President James Madison
* State of the Union Address
Over two columns of the front page are taken up with the: "Message" signed in type: James Madison. This is the President's annual state-of-the-union address.
Four pages, various foxing, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, otherwise good.... See More
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, July 15, 1881
* Mayer, Minnesota
* Tornado disaster in the summer of 1881
Page 2 has one column headlines: "TERRIFIC STORM", "Portions of Minnesota Visited by a Tornado", "Loss of Life and Great Destruction of Property Reported", with supporting details. Other news and advertisements are also found throughout.
Complete in 8 pa... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 2, 1889 The full front page is an illustration by Remington of "Hunting the Prong Horn Antelope in California." Inside is a 1/4 pg. portrait of "Hon. W. D. Washburn, the Newly Elected United States Senator from Minnesota"; a half page of "Destruction of a Derelict by a United States Naval Cruiser." The doublepage centerfold is: &quo... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 13, 1866
* Actor Edwin Booth
* NYC fire department
* Prints - illustrations
Full ftpg. is a nice illus. of: 'Edwin Forrest Booth' from a Brady photograph. The highly sought after great double page centerfold: 'Metropolitan Fire Department' is very displayable with many vignettes on the N.Y. fire dept. in action is present within this issu... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 22, 1922
* America approves Jewish Homeland in Palestine
* President Warren G. Harding signs resolution
Page two has an historically significant report on the establishment of a Jewish homeland, albeit quite inconspicuous. Headed: "Harding Signs Palestine Motion", the report notes in part: "President Harding signed today the joint resolution adop... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1812 Inside has nearly 2 pages taken up with a quite detailed biography of the military history of: "Major-General Henry Dearborn, Commander-in-Chief of the Northern Army" with a great on his career in the Revolutionary War. Also: "Cultivation of the Vine" takes over half a page concerning vineyards.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inche... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 1, 1876 The front cover has "A Remarkable Railway Accident" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Centennial - State Head-Quarters, on State Avenue", "Frazee's Safety Bridge for Railroad Cars", and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, in very good... See More
Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inc... See More
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 1, 1865 Among the ftpg. column heads: "FORTRESS MONROE", "Families of Colored Soldiers Going South", "A Nest of Burglars Broken Up at Norfolk", "Jeff. Davis Takes Another Promenade", "From Richmond!", "Secessionists On the Rampage", "How Virginia Is To Be Made Loyal" and more.
Eight pages, ... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848
* California gold rush fever
The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the preciou... See More
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 22, 1865
* Andersonville prison trial
* Henry Wirz
Among the front page column heads are: "THE WERZE [Wirz] TRIAL" "Remarkable Speech of Howell Cobb" "he Wants to See Mr. Lincoln Hung" "He Expects the Same Fate for Himself" "The Sickening Atrocities of Werze" "The Fatal Horrors of the Dead Line&quo... See More
THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Aug. 22, 1895
* Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine
* Superstition Mountains search
* Old West Arizona legend
The middle column of the front page has a great article on one of the more notable stories of lore from the Old West: the search for the Lost Dutchman's gold mine.
Headed: "DUTCH JACOB'S MINE" "Hidden Wealth Once Known in the ... See More
THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN, Philadelphia, Dec., 1931 (front cover only) This color cover has a wonderful Christmas-themed illustration. The back side of the cover has an illustration of two Chrysler automobiles. Either would look great framed.
NEEDLECRAFT MAGAZINE, Nov., 1923 (1st leaf only) The reverse side of the cover has a great, displayable, Thanksgiving-themed cover advertising Cream of Wheat. Would look great framed. See image for details.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 28, 1876
* Supreme Court decision giving cover to the KKK
* Bill of Rights did not apply to State Governments (?)
Page 2 has a almost 2.5 column article: "COLORED VOTERS IN LOUISIANA", which tells of the SCOTUS' decision in the United States v. Cruikshank case. This "case represented a major blow to federal efforts to protect the civil... See More
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE SUPPLEMENT, California, July 29, 1906 This unique color cover supplement has several interesting illustrations starting with a full front page illustration of "A STUDIO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA".
The inside pages have the following articles and illustrations of interest: "THE MOST VALUABLE CAT IN AMERICA", "ENOUGH ROPE TO HANG THE WORLD... See More
THE CALL-CHRONICLE-EXAMINER, San Francisco, California, April 19, 1906 This newspaper is destined to be--if not already--one of the premiere issues of the early 20th century.
See the photos for the great headlines and reports found not only on the front page but on all four pages.
Due to the destruction of the presses in San Francisco, these three separate & competing newspapers combin... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 16, 1858 The last column on the front page has: "THE GREAT CHESS TOURNAMENT IN EUROPE", which provides more than 2 1/2 columns regarding Paul Morphy's travel to Europe in 1858 to play Harry Staunton (a match which never took place), and an account of their correspondence related to what is now referred to as the Staunton-Morphy controversy. A great iss... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 7, 1858.
* President James Buchanan
* State of the Union Address
* Much regarding slavery, the slave states, Kansas, etc.
The first column of the front page has: "NATIONAL AFFAIRS", "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE", "New Political Epoch in the United States", and more, which provide the text followed by commentary regardin
THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 8, 1858 The front page has: "MORMON FESTIVAL IN WILLIAMSBURG", followed by several paragraphs providing details of the festival which make reference to the singing being of a "good old Methodist tone". See images for details. Also on the front page is: "NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA", which includes an update regarding the gold situati... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 24, 1858 The front page has over two columns of details headed: "THE OVERLAND MAIL", "Overland Mail Wagon, Near Fort Belknap, Young Co., Texas, Sept. 22, 1858. The article provides significant details regarding a segment of the trip to California, and includes: "The Route from Fayetteville to Fort Smith -- Difficulties of the Ozark Range -- Magnifice... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 14, 1858 The top of the front page has: "THE OVERLAND MAIL", "TEN DAYS LATER FROM CALIFORNIA", "INTERESTING FROM OREGON", "News from the Seat of War in Washington Territory", and more. News includes the announcement that the telegraph would soon connect Placerville, California and Salt Lake City - ultimately opening communication ... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 18, 1864 Among the front page single-column headings are: "IMPORTANT FROM TENNESSEE", "Disappearance of the Rebel Forces from Fort Pillow", "Reported Departure of Hardee's Corps for Virginia", "Capture of the Guerilla Chief Reynolds", "No Rebels in the Vicinity of Fort Pillow", and more. Inside coverage includes: &q... See More