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680709

Jackie Robinson & George Shuba - "Handshake of the Century"...

Item #680709

April 25, 1946

THE SPORTING NEWS, St. Louis, April 25, 1946



* Jackie Robinson & George Shuba

* "Handshake of the Century"

* after Robinson's first homerun - quite historic




Page 26 has the image of what has been called: "The Handshake of the Century", which occurred between Jackie Robinson and George Shuba as Jackie crossed home plate after hitting his first homerun i... See More  

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$400.00
680579

Great foldout map of "West Florida" from Pensacola to New Orleans...

Item #680579
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772 



* 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  

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$435.00
680041

Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold... In a Carlisle newspaper...

Item #680041

July 09, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1912 



* Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold medal

* Pentathlon - Stockholm Summer Olympic

* Best publication to be had (very rare)




Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredi... See More  

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$380.00
680024

James Dean... one of the best to be had on the iconic teen actor...

Item #680024

September 29, 1955

MOTION PICTURE DAILY, Sept. 29, 1955 



* James Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" advertisement

* Perhaps the best to be had on the iconic teen actor




James Dean remains a cultural icon of the troubled & struggling teen from the 1950's, and his aura only increased when he died young in a car crash on September 30, 1955, the day after this issue was published. Although h... See More  

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$460.00
680005

Period mention of the great London Fire...

Item #680005

January 28, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, January 28, 1666 (1667 by today's calendar). 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest newspapers to be had




It is very rare to find any period mention of the great London Fire of 1666 in newspapers of the day, certainly one reason being the death of publications in print at that time--very few beyond the London Gazette.

The back pag... See More  

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$430.00
679984

Witnessing the birth of Bob Dylan's extraordinary career...

Item #679984

April 20, 1961

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, April 20, 1961 



* Bob Dylan - Robert Allen Zimmerman

* Very 1st public performance advertisement

* Gerde's Folk City music venue in Greenwich Village




An exceedingly significant newspaper which offers witness to the birth of the music career of the legendary Bob Dylan. And perhaps no better title exists for this content. Indeed, this notice may only hav... See More  

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$750.00
679730

President Harding formalizes the United States support of creating a Jewish homeland...

Item #679730

September 22, 1922

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 22, 1922  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 adopted by the Senate & House expressing American approval of the restoration of Palestine as a ... See More  

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679668

"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #679668

December 15, 1854

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, Dec. 15, 1854 



* Extremely rare publication



We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Among the various articles in this issue are those headed "A Hundred Thousan
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679511

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

Item #679511

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865  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 Synagogue" and "Shaari [Shaare] Zedek" with each synagogue draped in mourning black.

It is quite unusual to find front page menti... See More  

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679456

Handsome Revolutionary War newspaper with war content...

Item #679456

April 04, 1780

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 4, 1780  This issue has one of the more decorative mastheads of the colonial era with exceeding ornate filigree work around the lettering, plus an engraving of a 3 masted ship.

The front page has an extract of a letter from Lord George Germaine to Major General Howe which concerns the exchange of prisoners with the Americans.... See More  

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679237

Exceedingly rare Napoleon occupation newspaper...

Item #679237

November 01, 1811

COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, Nov. 1, 1811 This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.

In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empire, hence this newspaper being in two languages. This issue was published during h... See More  

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678787

The slave ship...

Item #678787

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860  The prime print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860."

This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship, plus the facing page has additional text and 4 r... See More  

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678716

Terrific & displayable baseball print...

Item #678716

May 08, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886 



* Collectible 19th century baseball print



The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a... See More  

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$275.00
678714

Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #678714

October 02, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1807 



* Lewis and Clark expedition



Page 3 has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another d... See More  

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$475.00
678532

Great issue reporting the "Battle of Los Angeles"...

Item #678532

February 25, 1942

HERALD EXPRESS, Los Angeles, Feb. 25, 1942  Simply a great issue for display on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles".

The front page has a quite large & dramatic headline: "BATTLE ENEMY AIR RAIDERS OVER L. A." with a smaller banner heading noting: "Shrapnel Falls in Long Beach Streets" with subheads.

This event was a curious incident of World War II... See More  

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677981

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #677981
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College." 

The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludg
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677502

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #677502

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. 

The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead
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677102

Extremely early mention of George Washington... French & Indian War...

Item #677102

December 04, 1758

THE NEW YORK GAZETTE OR WEEKLY POST-BOY, Dec. 4, 1758  The front page features a very nice Address to the Lt. Governor & Commander in Chief of the colony of New York from the General Assembly concerning the French & Indian War, set in larger than normal type and taking two-thirds of the width of the page.

It contains nice content as well, including: "...congratulations on th
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676628

Knute Rockne named Notre Dame coach...

Item #676628

February 21, 1918

NEW YORK TIMES, February 21, 1918  Here is a terrific report for any Notre Dame fan. A small one column headlines near the bottom of page 12 announces: "NEW NOTRE DAME COACH" "Rockne Appointed to Succeed Harper as Athletic Director" which tells of the hiring of Knute Rockne as the new coach for the Fighting Irish. Rockne would put Notre Dame on the map as a football powerh... See More  

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676627

One of the more rare titles from the Civil War we have offered...

Item #676627

April 05, 1865

GRANT'S PETERSBURG PROGRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, April 5, 1865 



* Extremely rare military title

* General Ulysses S. Grant

* The Siege of Petersburg ending

* Civil War coming to an end




An exceedingly rare newspaper and the first we have had the opportunity to offer. This newspaper lasted but four issues, printing on April 3, 5, 7 and 10 of 1865 by officers of the 37th Wisconsi... See More  

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676625

Benedict Arnold on the Battle of Quebec... Ethan Allen in irons...

Item #676625

February 22, 1776

NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 



* Battle of Quebec - Canada

* General Benedict Arnold report

* Ethan Allen in captivity

* American Revolutionary War




The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... See More  

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676621

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #676621

December 07, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 7, 1641  The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backi... See More  

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$320.00
676620

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #676620

December 21, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 21, 1641 (date is at the bottom of the back page)



* Earliest newspaper in your collection?



The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published i... See More  

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676613

Thomas Nast Santa...

Item #676613

December 30, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871 



* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving



The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.

Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to ... See More  

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676076

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #676076

February 11, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (see)

This is the only periodical we have ever ... See More  

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676032

Bob Dylan transitions from acoustic to electric: his Forest Hills concert...

Item #676032

September 02, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Sept. 2, 1965 



* Bob Dylan & his electric guitar

* His famous Forest Hills concert




The front page features a photo of Bob Dylan captioned: "Dylan Stirred Up Forrest Hills". Also on the ftpg, & concluding inside, is a detailed account of the Dylan's very notable & controversial performance at Forest Hills of just 5 days earlier. Por... See More  

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675891

Death & funeral of the famed John Paul Jones...

Item #675891

October 10, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 10, 1792  On the front page in the last column is an official letter from an American officer in Paris announcing the death of the famous naval officer, John Paul Jones.

It is interesting to note that the letter states that the American minister ordered: "Jones' body ...to be interred in the most private manner, and at the least possible expence...&q... See More  

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675381

One of the earliest 17th century newspapers you will find...

Item #675381

February 23, 1641

GAZETTE, Paris, France, February 23, 1641  (date is in the imprint at the bottom of the back page).



* Earliest of newspapers to be had



This extremely early newspaper is filled with news reports with datelines from throughout Europe, including Naples, Rome, Nuremberg, Frankfort, Amsterdam, Cologne, with the back two pages containing reports from France. There are no advertisements.

This... See More  

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675239

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

Item #675239

January 23, 1857

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1857  The back page has a report which could be considered the birth of organized baseball. And printed the day after the event happened!

The second column has an article headed: "Our National Sports" with subheads: "The Game of Base Ball--Convention of the Various Clubs Of the City and Vicinity--The Laws to Be Codified--Central Park Commission... See More  

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675238

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

Item #675238

January 23, 1857

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1857  The back page has a report which could be considered the birth of organized baseball. And printed the day after the event happened.

The second column has an article headed: "Our National Sports" with subheads: "The Game of Base Ball--Convention of the Various Clubs Of the City and Vicinity--The Laws to Be Codified--Central Park Commission... See More  

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675111

The first full-fledged Broadway musical...

Item #675111

September 12, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 12, 1866  A terrific and  historic issue relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".

As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance is being considered the first piece of musical theater that conforms to the modern notion of a "book musical". The book is by Charles M. Barras, an American playwright. The music is mostly adaptations, ... See More  

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674737

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674737

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

The diagr... See More  

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674736

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674736

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

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674389

Full text of the Louisiana Purchase...

Item #674389

October 31, 1803

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, October 31, 1803  The complete text of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, with both conventions, is found on page 2. It is prefaced with an article headed: "Louisiana Treaty!" noting in part: "Yesterday...the Senate ratified the Louisiana Treaty, 24 votes in the affirmative and seven in the negative...We congratulate our fellow citizens on the pro... See More  

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674380

Neil Armstrong steps on the moon in 1969...

Item #674380

July 21, 1969

WAPAKONETA DAILY NEWS, Ohio, July 21, 1969



* Best issue to have on this historic event ?

* Neil Armstrong's hometown newspaper




A great issue on this significant event as this newspaper is from Neil Armstrong's hometown. Typically issues of this date carried a headline "Man Walks On Moon" but this hometown newspaper personalized the report honoring their local hero with: &q... See More  

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674360

Statehood for Israel...

Item #674360

May 14, 1948

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, May 14, 1948 



* Israeli Declaration of Independence

* Early, same day 1st report




The front page has an extremely historic and desirable report headed: "First Hebrew Nation Proclaimed By Jews" with the subhead: " 'State Of Israel' Becomes Reality After Midnight" and other small subheads. The ftpg. also includes photos headed... See More  

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674330

Lincoln steps upon the national stage... The Cooper Union speech...

Item #674330

February 28, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 28, 1860  Over two-thirds of the front page are devoted to coverage of this famous speech which is headed: "Republicans At Cooper Institute" "Address by Hon. Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois". This was the now famous Cooper Union speech by Lincoln.

At this point Lincoln had not declared himself a presidential candidate, and this was his first opportun... See More  

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674328

The Gettysburg Address on the front page...

Item #674328

November 20, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 20, 1863 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery




It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable newspaper from the Civil War. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this venerable title, with the content being on the front page, and the combination makes for o... See More  

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673887

Features an engraving of the mining town of Salida, Colorado...

Item #673887

May 13, 1882

MOUNTAIN MAIL, Salida, Colorado, May 13, 1882



* Very rare Old West title

* Town view print




Printed in the masthead is: "Colorado Produces Millions of Silver, and Silver Is King." A very rare title, as there are no institutions noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) which have any holdings of this title. The holdings of the only one listed (Kansas St. Hist. Soc.) was ... See More  

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$260.00
673608

A Tombstone newspaper with an ad for the O.K. Corral...

Item #673608

November 21, 1886

THE DAILY TOMBSTONE, Arizona, November 21, '86 (1886)



* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare advertisement of the famed livery stable




This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang. I would almost suggest that this title is more ... See More  

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673567

Woodhull & Claflin open the first women's brokerage firm on Wall Street...

Item #673567

February 06, 1870

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 6, 1870



* Historic 1st female Wall Street brokerage opens

* Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin sisters

* "The Bewitching Brokers" shatters tradition




The top of the back page has an intriguing report of a very notable--yet widely unknown--Wall Street "first".

Under the column heads: "WALL STREET AROUSED" "The Female Brokers--The ... See More  

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673544

The premiere issue of the war: the Declaration of Independence…

Item #673544

August 17, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1776 



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




Certainly the overriding significance of this issue is the complete printing of arguably the most important document in American history, headed: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America... See More  

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673541

Washington's third state-of-the-union address...

Item #673541

November 03, 1791

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 5, 1791 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Over half of page 2 & a part of page 3 are taken up with what was the third annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed by him in type: G. Washington. This very historic message begins: "I meet you upon the present occasion with th... See More  

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673469

Very early printing of Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #673469

November 07, 1792

NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1792



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Taking three-quarters of page 3 is President Washington's annual state-of-the-union address, concluding with his signature in type: Go. Washington, Nov. the 6th, 1790.

This was a tradition which he initiated in 1790 and which carries on to this day. There is a prefacing paragraph whi... See More  

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673405

Notable cartoon on the plight of Jewish refugees...

Item #673405

July 03, 1938

NEW YORK TIMES, July 3, 1938 



* Jewish refugees political cartoon

* Escaping Adolph Hitler & Nazi Germany




The top of an inside page (E-3) has a very notable political cartoon concerning the plight of Jewish refugees trying to flee Nazi Germany, notable enough that it is a feature display in the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

This cartoon was created in anticipation... See More  

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$265.00
673248

Diagram of the fort at Bunker's Hill...

Item #673248
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775  A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, Jun... See More  

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673208

Richmond falls... End of the Civil War is near... President Lincoln confirms...

Item #673208

April 04, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 4, 1865 



* Best Richmond falls

* Great for display




This is one of the more graphic issues of the Times from the entire Civil War, obviously celebrating the triumphant report of General U.S. Grant capturing the capital of the Confederacy. With this event the end of the Civil War was but days away.

The dominating feature of the front page is the great engraving of ... See More  

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$765.00
673127

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #673127

August 23, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, Aug. 23, 1889 



* Very rare Western publication

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame




We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is just the 2nd time we have seen this title. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

Various mining-related items as well as regional & national news reports. ... See More  

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673119

'Official' report of the gold discovery in California...

Item #673119

December 07, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848 



* Gold discovered in California

* Official government report

* Pre 49ers- Forty-Niners




Beginning on the front page and taking all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 is the: "President's Annual Message" to the nation, in which is a rather lengthy & detailed report on the discovery of gold in California.

Although there w... See More  

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$325.00
672620

An incredible display issue on the end of World War II...

Item #672620

August 14, 1945

THE WILMINGTON NEWS--EXTRA, North Carolina, August 14, 1945



* World War II ends

* Japanese surrenders

* Terrific headline for display




When it comes to huge, screaming headlines on the end of World War II they can't possibly get much better than this.

Taking about three-quarters of the front page, in letters 8 1/4 and 4 7/8 inches high, is: "JAPS QUIT ! " with subhead: "... See More  

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$445.00
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