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683783

One of the best headlines on the "Black Sox" scandal to be had...

Item #683783

September 29, 1920

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Sept. 29, 1920 



* Chicago White "Black" Sox - players suspended

* World Series Scandal breaks

* Best publication to be had (extremely rare)




Among the most desired reports in all of baseball history are those covering the infamous "Black Sox" World Series scandal of 1919, in which players of the Chicago White Sox were accused of gambling on th... See More  

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688589

Fine content on the strained relationship between England and the American colonies...

Item #688589

March 03, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Mar. 3, 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.

Most of the front page is taken up with a detailed account headed: "An Authetick Account of the Miserable fate of ten Men belongin... See More  

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687446

Rare title with pro-Loyalist leanings... Protests by unpaid war veterans...

Item #687446

July 02, 1783

THE ROYAL GAZETTE, New York, July 2, 1783  



* American Revolutionary War

* Extremely rare publication

* James Rivington




This is a case where the rarity of the title surpasses the content within. This was a Tory newspaper by the infamous James Rivington who was supportive of the British cause.

Rivington's initially impartial stance shifted as the revolution loomed and public opini... See More  

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687238

The Gettysburg Address in a Pennsylvania newspaper...

Item #687238

November 20, 1863

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1863  The front page has over two columns taken up with: "The Solemnities At Gettysburg" "Dedication of The Cemetery Of The Heroes" "Oration of Hon. Edward Everett".

As many know, Everett was the keynote speaker at the ceremonies, and he droned on for two hours. Page 2 has some additional reporting on the event under: "... See More  

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687396

The Declaration of Independence...

Item #687396
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, August, 1776  



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find issues containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing... See More  

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688122

Great issue on the Battle of Gettysburg... From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #688122

July 06, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, July 6, 1863  Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

Although the front page has much reporting on the Civil War, certainly the most significant content in this issue is the rather lengthy & detailed reporting on the first two days of the Battle of Gettysburg found on the back page.

The... See More  

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688317

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

Item #688317

March 03, 1860

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 3, 1860  Pages 2 and 3 contain a lengthy speech headed: "NATIONAL POLITICS" "A Speech by Abraham Lincoln of Illinois" Delivered at the Cooper Institute, New York, Feb. 27" known more commonly as Lincoln's famous Cooper-Union speech.

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

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691509

Tombstone Epitaph shortly after the gunfight at the OK Corral...

Item #691509

December 04, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, Dec. 4, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Post 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 this town in po... See More  

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688063

More rare than the "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline...

Item #688063

November 03, 1948

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 3, 1948  This title and date are identified with perhaps the most recognizable headline of the 20th century: "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN". Even those not remotely knowledgeable about historic newspapers are familiar with this headline as it appeared in countless history books, historical reviews of the 20th century, and presidential campaign and election rep
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691247

Lincoln's second inauguration...

Item #691247

March 06, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1865 Page 4 headlines at the top of last column about the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln include: "INAUGURATION" "Our Report of the Second Installation of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States" "Scenes at the White House in the Streets and at the Capital" "Washington, March 4, 1861, and Washington, March 4, 1865.... See More  

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686707

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #686707

June 20, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 20, 1798  A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.

The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. Soon after the end of the Revolutionary War the ships were sold & the Continenta... See More  

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688770

Rare issue of the Oxford Gazette... Death toll from the Great Plague...

Item #688770

December 21, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 21, 1665  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. This is the #11 issue.

Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 w... See More  

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687378

General Washington... Battle of Horse Neck...

Item #687378

April 22, 1779

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 22, 1779  A very handsome issue as the masthead features an engraving taken from one done by Paul Revere for colonial currency at the time. It is a very patriotic device showing a soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll with 'Independence' in the other, with the words 'Appeal To Heaven" above him.

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687314

A very famous newspaper... Fine issue on the battles of New York and Long Island...

Item #687314

October 30, 1776

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR, AMERICAN ORACLE OF LIBERTY, Worcester, Oct. 30, 1776  This newspaper published by the famed Isaiah Thomas is undoubtedly one of the more significant & notable titles of the Revolutionary War era.

It is worth noting that the famed printer Isaiah Thomas was the publisher, having begun this newspaper in 1770. An ardent patriotic, as the extended title to h... See More  

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687221

Fine accounts of the Battle of Fort Washington...

Item #687221

December 05, 1776

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, December 5, 1776  Certainly a nice Revolutionary War newspaper for display as the entire front page is taken up with: "An ACT for Providing a Reinforcement to the AMERICAN ARMY." by the state of Massachusetts Bay.

Page 2 has an overly optimistic letter beginning: "By this time we judge the capital events of the American ... See More  

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685605

Rare mention of "Sally" in Callender's letter...

Item #685605

September 11, 1802

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Frankford, Sept. 11, 1802  Note that this issue was published in nearby Frankford to escape the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia.

This issue has a wealth of fine content on the Callender/Jefferson situation. Page 2 begins with over a full column report/editorial concerning the two, the full text shown in the photos.

Also on page 2 is a letter signed in type b... See More  

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688100

Inaugural Address of President Jefferson Davis... The fall of Fort Donelson...

Item #688100

February 24, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, February 24, 1862  Not only is this a great Confederate newspaper, but it is from the capital of the Confederacy and as such contains a great wealth of the latest news and battle reports.

Certainly the most significant content in this issue is the content relating to the establishment of the Southern Confederacy, as the Confederate Constitution and Preside... See More  

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680184

This racist newspaper reports the Lincoln assassination...

Item #680184

April 22, 1865

NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK CAUCASIAN, April 22, 1865  A decidedly racist newspaper which began well before the Civil War & lasted a few years after. As such their reporting on war events provide a contrasting perspective beyond most other Northern newspapers.

With this issue all factious leanings and biased commentary is set aside to report the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The entire ... See More  

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687494

Incredible document, with a 4 1/2 inch wax seal... King George III engraving...

Item #687494

January 01, 1813

Although we have sold hundreds of British sheepskin documents over the last 46 years, this would have to be the most intriguing--and exceedingly decorative.

It begins with: "George the Third by the Grace of God..." in very large handwriting, and within the "G" is a terrific engraving of King George III. The entire document is very decoratively embellished at the margins. Twice... See More  

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687420

Great wealth of Revolutionary War content...

Item #687420

July 29, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 29, 1775  Page 2 has an interesting report from London which includes: "My Lords, whatever has been done by the Americans, I must deem the more consequence of our unjust demands. They have come to you with fair argument, you have refused to hear them, they make the most respectful remonstrances, you answer them with pains & penalties; they know... See More  

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668089

Rare and early title from Honolulu...

Item #668089

March 29, 1845

THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, March 29, 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 tit... See More  

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677986

Revolutionary War map of America... Analyzing the Declaration of Independence...

Item #677986
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Sept. 1776  Certainly the prime feature would have to be the great fold out map titled: "A Map of the Country Round Philadelphia including Part of New Jersey, New York, Staten Island and Long Island." which shows eastern Penna., portions of Maryland, most of New Jersey, all of Staten Island, Manhattan, Southwest Connecticut and most of Long Island.

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687198

1772 - colonial New York... British Royal-themed engraving of a coat-of-arms...

Item #687198

April 16, 1772

THE NEW YORK JOURNAL OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, April 16, 1772  The masthead features a British Royal-themed engraving of a coat-of-arms.

Page 2 has various news item, mostly from London. One-bit notes: "It is said the whole military establishment for the British colonies is to consist of 13,000 effective men, exclusive of their militia." Pages 3 & 4 are taken up with advertise... See More  

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686033

Tonnage Act: further defining the historic Tariff Act of 1789..

Item #686033

July 24, 1789

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 24, 1789  The entire front page is taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads.

Page 2 has an address to George Washington from the governor & council of North Carolina, which is followed by his reply which carries over to page 3 & is signed in type: G. Washington.

Also on page 3 is: "An Act Imposing duti... See More  

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686743

Four front page Acts of Congress... Buying the land at West Point... Establishing a permanent seat of government...

Item #686743

July 28, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 28, 1790  Fully half of the front page is taken up with not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: George Washington, as well as in block type by the Secretary of State: Thomas Jefferson.

The Acts are headed at the top of the first column by an engraving of a heraldic eagle. One of the acts is concerning the census... See More  

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687218

Tarring & feathering for villains...

Item #687218

February 11, 1774

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, Feb. 11, 1774  The front page has a brief item: "We hear that the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., is appointed to deliver the ORATION in commemoration of the Bloody Tragedy on the 5th of March 1770." which was the Boston Massacre.

Page 2 begins with a report of a man being tarred & feathered for an unwarranted seizure of a ship, with a not... See More  

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687145

Further on Ethan Allen's narrative of his captivity...

Item #687145

November 20, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1779  Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Pennsylvania Legislature, prefaced with a paragraph signed in type by the Clerk of the General Assembly, none other than: Thomas Paine.

Page 3 has yet another Act which is prefaced with an intro signed: Thomas Paine.

All of page 4 is taken up with the continued "Narrative of Col... See More  

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675838

On Lincoln's seminal speech which lead to the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #675838

July 06, 1857

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 6, 1857  Page 3 has nearly 2 columns taken up with a seminal report on Lincoln's political career. Lincoln had been in the audience when Stephen Douglas made his June 12 speech defending the Dred Scott Decision of 3 months prior. Lincoln gave a speech on June 26 in which he eloquently replied to Douglas, criticizing the Red Scot Decision, and also countering Douglas... See More  

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684697

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #684697

May 31, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Summit Sierra Nevadas, California, May 31, 1870  This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound.  Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper... See More  

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691337

Jefferson "separation of church and state" themed letter to the Ursuline Nuns of Louisiana...

Item #691337

November 17, 1804

POLITICAL OBSERVATORY, Walpole, New Hampshire, Nov. 17, 1804  Page 4 has the entire response from President Jefferson to the Ursuline Nuns from New Orleans. In this letter, he works to assuage their fears: " the principles of the constitution and government of the United states are a sure guarantee to you that it will be preserved to you sacred and inviolate, and that your instituti... See More  

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677958

Early version of the Articles of Confederation...

Item #677958
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1775  Over three pages taken up with: "Protest entered in the Upper House Against the Bill for Prohibiting all Commercial intercourse with the Confederated Colonies" which is very good reading in defense of America. There is terrific & historic reading taking nearly 2 pages on what is an early version of the Articles of Con
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688778

Sherman's Christmas present to President Lincoln and the nation...

Item #688778

December 26, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 26, 1864 An historic issue reporting the fall of Savannah to the Union forces, with one of the more notable quotes part of the headlines, with ftpg: "CAPTURE OF SAVANNAH" "Hardee's Army Make Their Escape" "150 Guns, 13 Locomotives, 190 Cars & 33,000 Bales of Cotton Taken" "and more.

The most historic part of the report is Sherman&#... See More  

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686057

The early workings of Congress...

Item #686057

April 13, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, April 13, 1789  A terrific issue on the very first days of work for the new federal Congress.

  See the photo for the page 2 report headed: "Proceedings of Congress - House of Representatives of the United States" datelined April 11, which was 19 days before Washington's inauguration.

Included are reports of the very first item on the ... See More  

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685416

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

Item #685416

February 23, 1682

THE LOYAL PROTESTANT and TRUE DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE, or, NEWS both from City and Countrey.  London, Feb. 23, 1681/2  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 by 11 ... See More  

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687381

Imports, exports... Yankee Doodle...

Item #687381

March 06, 1769

THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 6, 1769  The front page has an interesting article about: "...George being now master of the ceremonies made the music play just as he pleased; and one night...he swore he would exhibit to the company a dance which had never been attempted but in North America. 'Twas in vain that his friends, observing the sta... See More  

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686426

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #686426
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London... See More  

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685447

Last issue of a very rare, early newspaper...

Item #685447

October 02, 1688

PUBLICK OCCURRENCES Truly Stated, London, Oct. 2, 1688  With only 34 issues of this newspaper ever published, and being from the 17th century, this is a quite rare title. And this is the last issue published: issue #34.

Curiously, the very first newspaper printed in America was titled: "PUBLICK OCCURRENCES Both Forreign & Domestick" and had a very similar format. It existed for... See More  

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684458

Engraving of the new Confederate flag...

Item #684458

April 19, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 19, 1862  The striking feature of this issue is the quite rare, page two print of: "The New Flag" with the text beginning: "We are informed that Congress has definitely adopted a flag. The bad wood cut will give the reader a clear conception of it, though a very moderate standard of the art of wood engraving in Richmond..." and then... See More  

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667686

Jefferson's annual message, with mention of Lewis & Clark...

Item #667686

December 09, 1806

NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Dec. 9, 1806  Page 2 has the President's "Message" communicated to Congress, it being Jefferson's state-of-the-union address to the nation.

Of significance is some fine mention of the Lewis and Clark expedition: "The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke [sic]...has all the success which could have been expected....it is but justice to s... See More  

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685045

Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address...

Item #685045

March 09, 1805

NEW YORK HERALD, March 9, 1805  A very historic issue as over half of page 2 is taken up with Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address for his second term as President, introduced with: "This day at 12 o'clock THOMAS JEFFERSON, President of the United States, took the oath of office and delivered the following Inaugural Speech i the Senate Chamber in the presence of the two Houses an... See More  

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688641

Sloat's Proclamation taking command of California during the Mexican War..

Item #688641

October 10, 1846

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 10, 1846  Inside has a very historic Proclamation by Commodore John Sloat, commander of the U.S. Naval forces in the Pacific.

After receiving word that hostilities had broken out along the Texas-Mexico border, John Drake Sloat landed in California and called on California's residents to accept American rule. Sloat, like President James K. Pol... See More  

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