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687430

A rare & desirable Loyalist newspaper... Reacting to the Intolerable Acts...

Item #687430

September 15, 1774

RIVINGTON'S NEW-YORK GAZETTEER; or, the CONNECTICUT, HUDSON'S RIVER, NEW-JERSEY, and QUEBEC WEEKLY ADVERTISER, New York, Sept. 15, 1774  James Rivington, the famous printer of this newspaper, had an interesting career.

He began this newspaper in 1773 initially with an impartial stance which shifted as a revolution loomed and public opinion polarized, until by late 1774 he was ad... See More  

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687295

On the Battle of Bunker Hill... Washington named commander-in-chief.. So much more....

Item #687295

July 05, 1775

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, July 5, 1775  Nice engraving in the masthead of a post boy on horseback.

The front page has a letter from an officer in General Gage's regiment heading for Boston, which details his reason for wanting to retire, noting: "...As I cannot, without reproach from my own conscience, consent to bear arms against my fellow subjects in Am... See More  

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687289

Major Andre's letter on being captured... Battle of King's Mountain...

Item #687289

November 02, 1780

THE NEW-YORK PACKET and the AMERICAN ADVERTISER, Fishkill, Nov. 2, 1780  This is a very rare title, in fact our database indicates this is the first we have offered. And it's a handsome newspaper as well with a very detailed engraving of a ship in the masthead.

It has a curious history.

It began publication in New York City Jan. 4, 1776 but was suspended with the issue of Aug. 29, 1776 ... See More  

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687203

Paul Revere masthead... John Hancock's typed signature...

Item #687203

January 14, 1782

THE BOSTON GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Jan. 14, 1782  This newspaper is famous for the patriotic engraving in the masthead--engraved by Paul Revere--which shows the liberty figure setting the "dove of peace" free from its restraining cage over the skyline of Boston. This Revere engraving was used for a limited number of years.
The front page begins with an accounting of the m
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683305

Considerable reporting on the trouble with Indians in America...

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November 07, 1682

THE LOYAL PROTESTANT and TRUE DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE, or, NEWS both from City and Countrey.  London, April 26, 1681  Printed just below the masthead: "Published to prevent False, Scandalous and Seditious Reports." This is one of the very scarce titles from the 17th century as I believe we have only offered a few in the past 46 years.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 1/4 by ... See More  

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683303

Official announcement of the capture of Richmond: in a Richmond newspaper...

Item #683303

April 05, 1865

EVENING WHIG, Richmond, April 5, 1865  It's always nice to get reports of famous events in newspapers from where the event occurred. Here is a terrific opportunity.

This is a very rare Union occupation newspaper, as Richmond had just fallen to the Yankee forces on April 3. The issue of April 4 was the first produced by the Yankees. This is just the second.

The newness of the transition ... See More  

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683128

By America's first newspaper publisher...

Item #683128

January 06, 1679

DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Jan. 6, 1679  A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.

Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to America to continue his printing trade.... See More  

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683040

From rough & tumble Deadwood, Dakota Territory...

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July 24, 1889

DEADWOOD DAILY PIONEER, Black Hills, (South Dakota) July 24, 1889  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. It attracted larger-than-life Old West figures including Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and Wild Bill Hickok (who was killed the... See More  

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683023

One of the best issues on the death of Marilyn Monroe...

Item #683023

August 06, 1962

NEW YORK MIRROR, August 6, 1962  The entire front page of this tabloid-size newspaper is taken up with one of the most desirable reports of the 1960's: "Marilyn Monroe Kills Self" with a subhead: "Found Nude in Bed...Hand On Phone...Took 40 Pills".

There is much more on her life & career inside, including many photos.

One of the more displayable newspapers of thi... See More  

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683018

Spindletop: the beginning of the 20th century oil boom...

Item #683018

January 12, 1901

THE HOUSTON DAILY POST, Texas, January 12, 1901  Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth, coinciding with the need for this new product.

The discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas, was the beginni... See More  

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682937

Rare Honolulu newspaper on Pearl Harbor... The "1st Extra"...

Item #682937

December 08, 1941

HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN-- 1st EXTRA, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, Dec. 8, 1941  The very famous Dec. 7 issue of this paper has been reprinted so many times that genuine issues are difficult to find although they do exist.

Equally as rare--if not more so--is the "1st Extra" of the next day, with bold banner heads announcing: "ROOSEVELT DENOUNCES 'TREACHERY'; CALLS FOR ... See More  

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682795

King Philip's War: the first war in America...

Item #682795

August 19, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 19, 1675  The significance of what is known as "King Philip's War" is lost with most Americans, but the event cannot be over-stated. This was America's first war, and the only newspaper in existence to report is was this title. As Wikipedia notes, this was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and... See More  

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682627

Great letter on Dummer's War...

Item #682627

January 01, 1726

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 30 to Jan. 1, 1725(6)  This early title typically has little if any American content, but this issue is an exception, and a notable one at that.

The back page has a speech signed in type by William Dummer, the Lt. Governor of Massachusetts Bay. This speech is concerning events what is known as "Dummer's War" with the local Indians, with mention that h... See More  

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682626

A notable event in the history of religious freedom in America...

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December 26, 1724

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 26, 1724  This early title typically has little if any American content, but this issue is an exception. The back page has: "By a letter from New-England we have advice that on the 10th of November last came on the trial of Mr. John Checkley before the Superior Judges, upon an appeal from a judgment given against him in the Inferior Court in July before. After ... See More  

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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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682248

Best San Francisco earthquake issue to be had...

Item #682248

April 19, 1906

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  

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681492

Death of Henry Ford, in a Detroit newspaper...

Item #681492

April 08, 1947

THE DETROIT TIMES--EXTRA, April 8, 1947  When it comes to collect death reports of famous personages, not only would Henry Ford rank among the top of non-politicians, but the report in a Detroit newspaper is about as good as it gets.

The headline is quite bold, announcing: "HENRY FORD DIES IN COLD, OIL LIGHT" with the text beginning: "Henry Ford is dead at 83 years of age. The... See More  

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680790

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, in an American newspaper...

Item #680790

December 14, 1781

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, December 14, 1781   This issue contains one of the most historically significant letters from the Revolutionary War, being Cornwallis' official announcement of his surrender to Washington at the Battle of Yorktown.

The report consumes all of page 3, prefaced with: "I am directed to send you the enclosed letter from Lieutenant General Earl Corn... See More  

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680748

The most famous of all Lincoln assassination newspapers...

Item #680748

April 15, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 15, 1865  This issue would rank among the most famous of all Lincoln assassination newspapers, as almost all issues found on the market today are one of the many reprints which have turned up for decades, disappointing the many owners who presumed they had the genuine issue.

This is the genuine issue. And better yet it is the "3:00 a.m. Special Edition" a... See More  

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680176

Reports on Lincoln's inauguration in this racist newspaper...

Item #680176

March 04, 1865

NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK CAUCASIAN, March 4, 1865  A decidedly racist newspaper which began well before the Civil War & lasted a few years after. This issue has much reporting and editorializing on Lincoln's inauguration, both with a strong bias against Lincoln.

Some articles area headed: "An Inauguration Scene "The Fourth of March" "Opinion Must Govern" &quo... See More  

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675237

The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675237

January 31, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, January 31, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is the vol. 1 number 11 issue.

The page 13 report could be considered the birth of organized baseball. The top of the first column is headed: "BASE BALL - Young... See More  

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667787

Rare and early title from Honolulu...

Item #667787

April 05, 1845

THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, April 5, 1845  One of the earliest newspapers we have offered from Hawaii, and fourteen years earlier than the few of this title we offered in recent years.

The "first series" of this title existed for just 1 1/2 years from 1840 to 1841. It proved unprofitable and was shut down. The editor reestablished the paper under the same titl... See More  

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666070

Election of Patrick Henry sets the stage for his famous speech... So much more...

Item #666070

March 17, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Mar. 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.

The entire front page is a terrific letter: "To the Gentlemen of the Provincial Congress of Virginia" relating the treasonou... See More  

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658442

Eye witness to Washington's inauguration...

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May 23, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 23, 1789  The ftpg. has an article on slavery, as well as continuing reporting on the events in Congress. Page 2 has some reports mentioning the President but certainly the best item is a great eye-witness to the inauguration of George Washington, rarely found in period newspapers. See the photos for the full text of this terrific letter, which giv... See More  

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