Who’s Who in Newspapers? Daniel Mendoza…

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 
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The 2nd installment of Wh0’s Who in Newspapers:

George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton… Babe Ruth, Jesse Owens, Vince Lombardi… John Wayne, James Dean, Katharine Hepburn – these individuals among many are easily recognizable. However, there are quite a few historical figures who, while having adorned the pages of many a newspaper, are far from household names. Such is the case with Daniel Mendoza. Who is he? What was he known for? When did he live? These questions and more can be garnered through the newspapers of his day. Please enjoy the second installment of:

Who’s Who in Newspapers?

Daniel Mendoza Edition

Note: As you explore this chronological set of newspapers, if duplicate issues appear for the same date, the item with the highest item # will have the most up-to-date information.

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Who’s Who in Newspapers? Mordecai Manuel Noah…

November 27, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 
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George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton… Babe Ruth, Jesse Owens, Vince Lombardi… John Wayne, James Dean, Katharine Hepburn – these individuals among many are easily recognizable. However, there are quite a few historical figures who, while having adorned the pages of many a newspaper, are far from household names. Such is the case with Mordecai Manuel Noah. Who is he? What was he known for? When did he live? These questions and more can be garnered through the newspapers of his day. Please enjoy the first installment of:

Who’s Who in Newspapers? Mordecai Manuel Noah Edition

Note: As you explore this chronological set of newspapers, if duplicate issues appear for the same date, the item with the highest item # will have the most up-to-date information.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades through time…

November 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 
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Happy Thanksgiving! Whereas we have written multiple posts to celebrate Thanksgiving which focus on Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamations, we thought this year we would give a shout-out to the resiliency of New Yorkers by directly the spotlight on the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades through time. Please enjoy this walk back through history:

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades

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The Traveler… show your stars…

November 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 
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I traveled today to New York City by the way of the Leslie’s Illustrated dated November 17, 1917. There I found the front cover that was famous then and has currently come back into use again. It features the red, white and blue service flag which was made famous symbolizing if a member of a household was in the military, one star for each member. With this cover, one was to cut out this flag and hang it in a window.

~The Traveler

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The November (2017) Newsletter from Rare & Early Newspapers…

November 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 
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Each month the staff of Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers sends out a newsletter to our members which includes special offers, discounts, alerts to new inventory, and information related to the rare newspaper collectible.

The November, 2017 newsletter is as follows:

Welcome to the November (Thanksgiving) Newsletter from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers. In celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday, and as a means of thanking our current members, we’d like to extend to you, for only the second time in our 40+ year existence, a website-wide discount of 10% off any website order through November 26th (see “Website-Wide Discount” below for details). This newsletter also includes links to Thanksgiving-themed posts on the History’s Newsstand Blog, our most recent catalog (#264), a set of highly desirable newspapers which we just released this morning, and a set of nearly 6,000 items already discounted by 50%! Please enjoy.

1) Website-Wide Discount – We often hear, “Put your money where your mouth is!” – a common challenge made to test the validity of one’s sincerity. It is with this in mind we strive to “authenticate” our appreciation for members of Rare & Early newspapers by offering a rarely offered, website-wide, discount. As a small token of our appreciation, please enjoy a discount of 10% off any website order through November 26th – regardless of the order total. The bottom line? If you find the item on our website, it is available for the discount.
  • To Use: There are three ways to use the discount: 1) place the order through the website and enter RN1117TD into the RN code field at check-out, 2) place the order by phone (570-326-1045) and reference the Thanksgiving Discount, or 3) place the order by e-mail (guy@rarenewspapers.com) and reference the Thanksgiving Discount.
  • Restrictions:
  1. The discount offer is for Website items only (no eBay, Amazon, or custom-quoted items). The discount also does not apply to S&H or to previous orders.
  2. The discount may not be combined with other discounts (ex. new member, Premium Member, etc..
  3. Once an order has shipped without the use of the discount, the discount may not be applied retroactively.
  • Exception to the above Restrictions – An exception to the exclusion of applying the “thank you” discount with other discounts is the items which are currently already discounted (as shown on the website) by 50%. There are nearly 6,000 items (not a typo) which we’ve already reduced in price by 50%, and they ARE available for the additional 10% discount off their already reduced price. They may be viewed at: 50% DISCOUNT
  • Can a share the discount code with others? YES!
2) New Key Items – As of this morning, we’ve added a new set of highly desirable items to our website. Whereas those which do not sell will appear in future catalogs, we wanted our members to be able to see them first – and yes, you may apply the 10% discount if you wish. They may be viewed at: NEW KEY ITEMS
3) Catalog 264 – Great items still remain from this recently released catalog. They may be viewed through the following links:
4) History’s Newsstand – Over the years we’ve had a plethora of posts with a Thanksgiving theme. If you’ve never been to the Blog, now might be a good time to take a gander. 🙂
  • Early in the new year we hope to have a fun contest in which we hope many will participate. More details will be forthcoming. Get your magnifying glasses ready!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Sincerely,
Guy Heilenman & The Rare & Early Newspapers Team

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Headlines of History… The St. Louis Mercantile Library…

November 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 
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If you are in the St. Louis area in the near future, you may want to stop by the St. Louis Mercantile Library to view their new exhibit: “Headlines of History: Historic Newspapers of St. Louis and the World Through the Centuries at the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association.” A few related links are as follows:

Library An exhibit on the history of newspapers is now on display at the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Coverage via Facebook

Posted Interview Regarding the Exhibit

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A November, 2017 stroll back thru time – 50, 100, 150, 200, & 250 years ago…

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What news was reported in the month of November – 50, 100, 150, 200, and 250 years ago (1967, 1917, 1867, 1817, 1767)? Such a walk back through time via the eyes of those who read the daily and weekly newspapers of the period can be quite revealing. This is why we often say, “History is never more fascinating than when it’s read from the day it was first reported.” The following links will take you back in time to show the available newspapers from the Rare & Early newspapers website. There’s no need to buy a thing. Simply enjoy the stroll.
November:
1967 – 50 years ago
1917 – 100 years ago
1867 – 150 years ago
1817 – 200 years ago
1767 – 250 years ago
Wanting for more? Why not take a year-long gander at 1667, 1717, 1767, 1817, 1867, 1917, and/or 1967?

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The Traveler… it’s a boy… poetry in cards…

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Today’s journey took me to London, England, by the means of The London Chronicle dated November 5, 1767 where great news was announced. “This day about noon the Queen was happily delivered of a Prince…This great event was soon after made known by the firing of the Tower guns. Her majesty is, God be praised, as well as can be expected; and the young Prince is in perfect health.” This was Prince Edward Augustus who would become the Duke of Kent.

Also in this issue is an interesting nearly column-length poem entitled “Card-Playing Philosophized – Addressed to a Young Lady, with a Pack of Cards”.

~The Traveler

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Announcing: Catalog #264 (for November, 2017) is now available…

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http://images.rarenewspapers.com.s3.amazonaws.com/ebayimgs/Webs/Catalog-Rare-Newspapers.jpgRare Newspapers’ monthly offering of collectible newspapers, Catalog 264, is now available. This latest collection of authentic newspapers is comprised of nearly 350 new items. Some of the noteworthy content includes:

• Death of George Washington…
• A rare Oxford Gazette…
• “The Titanic is still afloat!”…
• Pennsylvania Gazette printed by Ben Franklin…
• President Lincoln is assassinated…
• Americans will not denounce their independence…

To view the above key issues and a whole lot more, go to: Catalog 264

(The catalog links shown above will redirect to the latest catalog in approximately 30 days, upon which time it will update to the most recent catalog.)

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“Believe It Or Not” – 1866 edition…

October 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 
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While browsing a set of rare Daily Wisconsin Union’s from 1866, I came across an interesting set of articles within the December 29, 1866 issue which seemed appropriate for Halloween – although I’m sure Charles Dickens would beg to differ. Please enjoy the following stories involving ghosts and dreams:

Feel free to also peruse our Halloween-themed blogs and listings.

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