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A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

February 21, 1778


* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More  

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Great Tombstone newspaper printed ten days before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...

Item #670755

October 16, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881

* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept th... See More  

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Japanese attack California...

Item #670747

February 24, 1942

LOS ANGELES HERALD EXPRESS, California, Feb. 24, 1942 

* Attack on California coast

* Ellwood oil field shelling

* Japanese submarine I-17

* Best title to be had ? (rare)

The bold headline proclaims: "HUNT JAP U-BOAT IN RAID ON SOUTHLAND" with a smaller banner: "2 U.S. Ships Wrecked; 189 Die". One of the subhead notes: "Sub Shells Oil Field Near Santa Barbara... See More  

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Did Cook or Peary discover the North Pole?

Item #670622

September 16, 1909

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, a collection of 14 consecutive issues from September 1 thru 16, 1909 (no Sunday issues).

* Robert Peary finds the North Pole ?

* Or was it Frederick Cook that was 1st ?

The discovery of the North Pole has been a question of debate: did Cook or Peary get their first? A Smithsonian magazine article discusses the controversy. It was widely accepted t... See More  

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Investigating the murder of Elizabeth Stride...

Item #669525

October 24, 1888

THE TIMES, London, England, October 24, 1888 

* Jack the Ripper Whitechapel murders

* Elizabeth Stride murder investigation

* Best title to be had (very rare as such)

"Jack the Ripper" reports were common in the latter half of 1888, capturing the interest of people on both sides of the Atlantic as evidenced by the reports in many newspapers in the United States. But issues o
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Very first Act of Congress... An ad for the "President's household"...

Item #668791

June 06, 1789

THE NEW YORK PACKET, June 6, 1789 

* 1st United States Congress - very first act of Congress

* Ad - Samuel Fraunces is the steward of the 1st President's (George & Martha Washington's) Household

The front page has an advertisement headed: "The President's Household" reading: "Whereas all servants and others, employed to procure provisions or supplies for ... See More  

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Great issue on the sinking of the Titanic...

Item #668718

April 16, 1912

OAKLAND TRIBUNE, California, April 16, 1912 

* Great RMS Titanic sinking issue for display

One of the better issues on the Titanic tragedy we have offered in some time, as the banner headline announces: "868 RESCUED FROM WRECK; 1350 BRAVE MEN PERISH". There are four related front page photos including one of the Titanic and one of Capt. E. J. Smith. Plus various subheads on th... See More  

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Synagogues hold memorial services... Much on the assassination & funeral of Lincoln...

Item #668461

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865 

* Rare 1st-page mentions of Synagogue services

* Re: Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral

* Black mourning borders

Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel," "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogu... See More  

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Rare sporting newspaper...

Item #668246

March 19, 1892

SPORTING ITEM, Philadelphia, March 19, 1892 

* Very rare publication

A quite rare title, the first we have seen and this is the vol. 1 #7 issue. The Library of Congress has no record of it, and Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers" has no mention of this title. The masthead is large & features vignettes of many sports.

A folio size, 8 page newspaper totally fo... See More  

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Timely report of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...

Item #666708

December 01, 1791

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 

* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)

* Musical composer - Classical music era original

Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. ... See More  

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First Corvette rolls off the assembly line... In a Detroit newspaper...

Item #666445

July 01, 1953

DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, July 1, 1953 

* Corvette begins production

* In a Detroit publication (historic)

Page 53 has a two line, two column headline: "Plastic Corvette Begins To Roll" & above this head in smaller type: "Production Line Starts". The report begins: "Chevrolet's first production model Corvette, a sports with a plastic laminated fiber glass... See More  

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Early from Los Angeles, plus the Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #665953

October 04, 1862

LOS ANGELES STAR, California, Oct. 4, 1862 

* Emancipation Proclamation

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Rare Southern California title

Quite rare to find Civil War era newspapers from Los Angeles, which at the time had a population of less than 5,000.

But the content is not just typical war-related reports. Page 2 begins with: "The President's Proclamation" which doesn... See More  

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Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette... Account of deaths from the Great Plague...

Item #664849

January 18, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, London, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) 

* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had

This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from Lo
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Burgoyne takes Ticonderoga: a day by day account…

Item #662486

August 25, 1777


* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory

"Extraordinary" issues were printed when notable reports were received outside the normal publishing schedule, created to get the news to the public as quickly as possible.

This issue was printed to report the taking of Ticonderoga by Gen... See More  

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Terrific "Extra" issue reporting the historic battle of New York...

Item #662478

December 31, 1776

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, December 30, 1776 and January 2, 1777 

* Battle of Long Island - New York

* American Revolutionary War

* General William Howe victory

"Extraordinary" issues were printed when notable news was received outside the regular printing schedule, and issue as such to get into circulation as quickly as possible. Typically such Extraordinary... See More  

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Great issue on the capture of New York City...

Item #662462

November 04, 1776


* Capture of New York City

* American Independence

* Great year to have (1776)

* Revolutionary War

Almost the entirety of the front page is taken up with a letter from General Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated at "York Island, Sept. 21, 1776". It begins with an historic report: "I have the satisfaction to inform you... See More  

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Preparing for the final events at Yorktown... Tragic case of Col. Isaac Haynes...

Item #658631

October 02, 1781


* Rare American Revolutionary War publication

Most of the front page is taken up with reports and correspondence concerning the case of Col. Isaac Haynes, the American officer hanged by the British for a controversial charge. One series of letters is prefaced with: "The following are authentic copies of sun... See More  

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Cornwallis, the Marquis de la Fayette, & others...

Item #658584

June 19, 1781


* Rare American Revolutionary War publication

Inside has a few items  relating to the Revolutionary War, including a bit noting: "...recommend unanimity, firmness and perseverance to the people of  the American states as the British ministry are straining every nerve to enable Generals Clinton an... See More  

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Responding to General Clinton's offer for a reconciliation...

Item #658556

April 03, 1781


* General Henry Clinton

* Peace with Americans ?

* Revolutionary War

Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to a... See More  

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Benedict Arnold destroys the British fort at St. John's, Canada... Much on the troubles in America... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #656497

June 16, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, June 16, 1775  This newspaper was published 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. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.

The front page has a report which reports on the: "...The rise & progress... See More  

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Mention of the Suffolk Resolves...

Virginia Governor Dunmore warns against illegal meetings...

Item #656437

March 31, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 31, 1775 

* Extremely rare publication

* Pre Revolutionary War

This newspaper was published 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. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia with terrific content.

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Significant issue on the Popish Plot...

Item #617054

April 10, 1679

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 10, 1679 

* Popish Plot

The back page has not one but two items concerning the Popish Plot in England, a contrived conspiracy to accuse Catholic leaders of plotting to kill King Charles II.

A report from Dublin notes: "A Proclamation has been published...appointing a reward...to any person that shall...apprehend any Popish Dignitary or Jesuit...&... See More  

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General Howe proclamations in a Tory newspaper... The latest war news...

Item #616816

November 26, 1777


* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations

This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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