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682668

The notorious pirate Captain Kidd is executed !

Item #682668

May 26, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22-26, 1701  The London Gazette is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today.

This issue contains on page two an exceedingly significant report--perhaps the rarest and most sought after pirate report to be found in any newspaper--which is datelined "London, May 23" and reads: &q
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682697

Early issue of America's first successful newspaper...

Item #682697

August 23, 1739

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, August 23, 1739  Above the title is "New-England", likely to distinguish this newspaper from the city of Boston in England.

This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick... See More  

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682863

Lincoln is assassinated... One of the most desired titles... An early edition...

Item #682863

April 15, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865  Not only this event, but this title remains one of the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.

The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President Lincoln Shot by an Assassin" "The Deed Done at Ford's Theatre Last Night" ... See More  

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681893

The Gettysburg Address...

Item #681893

November 20, 1863

THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Nov. 20, 1863  It would be difficult to argue for a more historic or significance speech from the 19th century, let alone the Civil War. As it was not printed in all newspapers of the day, this report with the full text of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address remains one of the more desired issues by collectors.

Page 2 contains an article headed &... See More  

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682439

Great, displayable Titanic newspaper...

Item #682439

April 16, 1912

THE STAR, Baltimore, April 16, 1912 This is one of the better Titanic issues to be had as the front page is dominated by a rather huge illustration of the Titanic in the process of sinking, headed: "How The Gigantic Steamship Titanic Went Down In Midocean" with the caption reading: "The liner is here shown going down with hundreds of passengers on board. Reproduction of a photo-draw... See More  

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678645

Very graphic report on the sinking of the Titanic...

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April 16, 1912

THE LOS ANGELES TRIBUNE, April 16, 1912  A very graphic front page with the banner headline: "TITANIC SINKS; 675 ARE SAVED  1800 GO DOWN IN SHIP, REPORT". Plus the ftpg. also has a photo of: "Captain E. J. Smith of the Titanic..." and a nice illustration showing: "...a Diagram By Bert Greenlee of the Tribune Staff of How the Wireless Saved Almost 700 Lives."... See More  

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678440

The earliest newspaper from Illinois we have offered...

Item #678440

June 05, 1819

EDWARDSVILLE SPECTATOR, Illinois, June 5, 1819



* Very rare publication

* Madison County




 This is the earliest newspaper from Illinois we have offered. Not only that, it is eleven years earlier than the previous earliest newspaper from this state. And it is the volume 1, number 2 issue. Keep in mind that Illinois just became a state six months previous.

It is notable that the two volum... See More  

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682381

Very dramatic on the Hindenburg disaster...

Item #682381

May 07, 1937

THE SEATTLE DAILY TIMES--EXTRA, Washington, May 7, 1937 



* Hindenburg airship disaster

* Lakehurst NJ New Jersey

* Nice photos for display




One of the more dramatic issues on the Hindenburg tragedy.

Above the masthead is: "SABOTAGE HINT IN ZEP BLAST ! " with a huge and very dramatic photo headed: "THE HINDENBURG IN FLAMES". The ftpg. subhead: "30 Dead Or Missi... See More  

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675983

Great account of the last of the Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #675983

October 23, 1858

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 23, 1858  



* Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas

* The Great Debates of 1858 (last one)

* Alton, Madison County, Illinois




Keeping in mind that this was from the period of the Lincoln/Douglas debates, page 4 has a report from Springfield headed: "Illinois Politics" which talks of Stephen Douglas.

Taking over a full column is a fine report on the las... See More  

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674664

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #674664

December 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 27, 1783 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to Continental Army




Certainly the most notable content is a full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783."

It reads in part:... See More  

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682466

Perhaps the best publication for any baseball collector...

Item #682466

September 26, 1867

THE BALL PLAYERS' CHRONICLE, New York, Sept. 26, 1867 



* Very rare baseball publication

* Henry Chadwick "Father of Baseball"




A very rare & desired title by any baseball collector as this was the first magazine in America devoted primarily to baseball.

Edited by the legendary Henry Chadwick, this paper lasted but 30 issues, from June 6 thru December 26, 1867 before c... See More  

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682815

California becomes a state... Key acts in the Compromise of 1850...

Item #682815

September 12, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1850  Not only does page 3 contain the official Act of Congress creating California as a state, the report is in the newspaper which was the unofficial voice of the government in any matters political.

Page 3 has: "An Act for the Admission of the State of California into the Union" noting that it was approved September 9.

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687287

The King addressses Parliament on the dire situation in America...

Item #687287

February 23, 1782

THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE and GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, Feb. 23, 1782  This is certainly one of the less common titles from the Revolutionary War era.

Page 2 has a letter that notes in part: "...the Americans might yet be brought back to a constitutional subordination to this country!...". Also: "The troops destined for the American reinforcement for the campaign of 1782... See More  

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682332

A first report on Lincoln's assassination...

Item #682332

April 22, 1865

SCHENECTADY REPUBLICAN, New York, April 22, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth




Being a weekly newspaper this is the first report of the Lincoln assassination, and given it was printed 7 days after his death is includes much more information than typically found in an April 15 issue.

Page 2 has nice column heads including: "... See More  

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682440

Rare print of a slave ship crammed with slaves...

Item #682440

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860  The ftpg. has a print captioned: "The Japanese Embassadors in Their State Costume" with a related article, but the prime graphic 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 ... See More  

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682666

Beautiful masthead... On the Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item #682666

December 29, 1781

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781  I have always thought this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments. A decorative issue for display.

Inside has a letter from St. Augustine noting:... See More  

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682667

Creating the District of Columbia...

Item #682667

January 27, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791  The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be created.

The text includes in part: "...the State of Maryland...cede(d) to Congress a district of ten mi... See More  

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682816

Terrific Honolulu newspaper, one day after Pearl Harbor...

Item #682816

December 08, 1941

THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER, Hawaii, Dec. 8, 1941  Fully one-third of the newspaper, above the masthead, is taken up with a dramatic three line banner headline: "SABOTEURS LAND HERE !  Britain, Australia Declare War ! " with various related subheads as well including: "Raiders Return In Dawn Attack". The only ftpg. photo shows is of the: "Carnage in King Street"... See More  

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682538

Adams's inauguration: the peaceful transfer of power...

Item #682538

March 13, 1797

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, March 13, 1797  A very historic issue as it reports the true test of the great American republic: the peaceful transfer of power. 

Page 2 has a report noting in part: "On Saturday at twelve o'clock...soon after his election, JOHN ADAMS as President of the United States attended in the Chamber of the House of Rep. too take the oath of office ac... See More  

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673607

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

Item #673607

February 05, 1870

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 5, 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: "THE QUEENS OF FINANCE" "The Palace of t... See More  

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673464

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

Item #673464

November 14, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 14, 1792



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Taking over half of the front page and concluding on page two where it is signed in script type: G. Washington, is President George Washington's "Speech to Both Houses of Congress". This was his annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition which he initiate... See More  

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669259

Alexander Graham Bell & his telephone featured on the front page...

Item #669259

March 31, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 31, 1877



* Alexander Graham Bell

* Invention of the telephone




A front page report headed: "The Telephone" begins: "We have already laid before our readers accounts of the wonderful performance of Professor Bell's telephone, an instrument remarkable not merely for its phenomenal capabilities but also because of its having been brought t... See More  

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682868

The Hindenburg explodes...

Item #682868

May 07, 1937

THE SCRANTON TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 7, 1937  The front page features a two line banner headline: "DEATH TOLL IN GERMAN DIRIGIBLE DISASTER FIXED AT THIRTY-TWO; SABOTAGE CLAIM MADE" with related subheads.

The prime feature is the famous & dramatic photo of the explosion, headed: "Hindenburg Explodes In Midair" with a detailed caption beneath.

The report carries over ... See More  

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658852

Terrific & displayable issue with front page discussion from London on the futility of the war...

Item #658852

April 30, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 30, 1782 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



A terrific front page as it is entirely taken up with reports of discussions in the "House of Commons" mostly focused on the Revolutionary War and the futility of continuing it.

A few bits include: "That it is the opinion of the house that the war ... See More  

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682585

Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #682585
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776  This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere".

Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook in 1774, Referred to in p. 119" and page 119 is the ment... See More  

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682496

Lincoln's last public speech and last proclamation...

Item #682496

April 12, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 12, 1865   



* Civil War is over speech

* Abraham Lincoln's last public speech

* Presidential proclamation 128

* Just 2 days before his assassination




This issue was printed just 2 days prior to Lincoln's assassination, with the front page containing what is noted as Lincoln's last speech.

The front page heads include: "OUR VICTORIES" ... See More  

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682925

Rare baseball newspaper from 1886...

Item #682925

August 13, 1886

OFFICIAL RECORD, New York, Aug. 13, 1886  This is a volume two issue of a very rare & historically important baseball newspaper, the very first daily sports newspaper dedicated entirely to the national game of professional baseball. 

Although the masthead reads: "Official Record" the title at the top of pages 2, 3 & 4 reads: "Official Baseball Record". This i... See More  

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682520

One of the most desired baseball prints...

Item #682520

July 28, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1888 



* Great baseball print



The entire front page is taken up with one of the best 19th century baseball prints to be found, showing a batter, catcher & umpire captioned: "A Ball Or A Strike--Which?" drawn by T. de Thurstrup.

There are also many other prints within this issue including a fullpg. with 6 vignettes: "View of Town... See More  

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680940

Landis becomes first commissioner of baseball, in his hometown newspaper...

Item #680940

November 13, 1920

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 13, 1920  A terrific issue on the history of Major League Baseball with the banner headline proclaiming: "LANDIS CZAR OF BASEBALL". The subheads note: "Takes $50,000 Job, But Won't Give Up Bench" "Accepts 'to Save the Game for the Kids.' "

Federal Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was the first Commissioner of Baseball fr... See More  

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680430

Broadside declaration of the war's end...

Item #680430

May 08, 1945

THE STAR, Guernsey (Channel Islands), May 8, 1945  This English-speaking island in the English Channel was under Nazi control during World War II. This is a broadside issue (a single sheet printed on the front only; back is blank), of larger size than this newspaper typically published.

It is printed in broadside fashion--just one column of text stretching from edge to edge--headed: "TH... See More  

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658851

British remain stubborn on the issue of independence...

Item #658851

April 23, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 23, 1782  Page 2 has a report from London beginning: "If the accursed American war is to be abandoned or pursued to the destruction of our country, a short time will determine; ministry gives no signs of remorse for  their past conduct as yet..." with more on this. Furthermore: "...Notwithstanding the mode... See More  

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682676

The American Red Cross is created... Clara Barton...

Item #682676

May 22, 1881

NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1881  The front page has a very significant report on the establishment of the American Red Cross.

The article is headed: "The Red Cross" "Efforts To Establish An Organization in the United States". With a dateline of "Washington, May 21", the article begins: "At a meeting held this evening, & which was attended by many prominent... See More  

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665533

John Adams is elected President...

Item #665533

February 09, 1797

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 9, 1797  Page 3 has a very notable list headed: "The following is a statement of all the votes as declared by the Tellers:" and what follows are the total electoral votes for President, the highest number won by Adams with 71, Jefferson with 68, and Pinckney with 59. Votes were cast for a total of 13 candidates.

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668917

Washington's letter accepting the position of Lt. General & Commander-in-Chief of the Army...

Item #668917

July 20, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 20, 1798 



* George Washington commissioned by John Adams

* Lieutenant general & Commander-in-chief once again




The front page features a great & detailed notice from the Secretary of the Treasury concerning proposals for supplying the United States with various firearms.

Certainly the most notable item is the page 3 letter ... See More  

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678640

Talk about a "screaming" headline on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake...

Item #678640

April 18, 1906

NEW YORK JOURNAL, April 18, 1906  When it came to dramatic headlines, the Hearst newspapers were always among the best. This front page does not dissappoint.

Not much needs to be said beyond what can be seen in the photo. Huge & bold letters scream the earthquake tragedy in San Francisco. Page 2 includes a map of the vicinity.

Note: this is the front leaf only, and as the photo shows it... See More  

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