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

November 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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

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

November 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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

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

November 2, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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.)

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

October 19, 2017 by · 2 Comments 

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 October, 2017 newsletter is as follows:

Dear Friend of Rare & Early Newspapers,

Welcome to the October edition of our member’s newsletter. Below please find a new set of issues priced at 50% off, a link to new listings, a free issue (see note for details), and a few other goodies. Please enjoy.

Free Issue – This month we are offering a free issue (buy 1 get one free) of the National Gazette & Literary Register, from Philadelphia, 1832-34. In order to receive the free issue you must purchase at least one other issue. Any issue, regardless of its price, is acceptable. No additional S&H will be added for this item (unless a storage option is added). There is a limit of 1 free issue per collector, and is available while inventory remains. This listing may be viewed at: Buy 1 or more issues, get a National Gazette for Free

*Discounted Newspapers – Over 250 newspapers have been reduced in price by 50% (through November 16th) and may be viewed at: Discounted Newspapers. The prices shown already reflect the discount. Some of the noteworthy content/issues include: multiple Confederate titles, the very first Daytona 500, the Battle of Bull Run, a New Mexico Territorial newspaper, nice Gold rush content, an issue with a George Washington signature on the front page, the debut of Gone With The Wind, an issue on the Whisky Rebellion, and more.

Catalog 263 continues to be available. The following two links include the remaining items along with remnants for #262:

Catalog 263+ (arranged by price)

Catalog 263+ (arranged chronologically)

Recent Listings – Over 700 items have been listed within the last 20 days, many of which will never appear in catalogs. They may be viewed at: Recent Listings

New Inventory – In case you missed the announcement… Although most have yet to be listed, we have recently acquired a nice set of New York Heralds from the CW era, and a nice collection of Gentleman’s Magazines covering much of the 18th and 19th centuries. If you have an issue you’ve been seeking, we likely have it. Please be in touch.

History’s Newsstand Blog – Some of the recent posts include:

* Regarding our discounted issues… Why the extreme discount? Having over 15,000 items posted on the Rare & Early Newspapers website, with most links showing the most recently listed items first, there are undoubtedly a host of great items which simply become overlooked. These selected discounts enable us to bring a handful of these to light while benefiting our members.

Thanks for collecting with us.

If you would like to receive these free monthly newsletters, along with additional news and alerts concerning the hobby, go to:

FREE RARE & EARLY NEWSPAPERS MEMBERSHIP

The Traveler… in the line-up…

October 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Today I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, by the way of The Atlanta Constitution dated October 14, 1917, where I found that it was world series time with the White Sox playing the fifth game against the Giants. I also found coverage on Jim Thorpe’s only appearance in a World Series game as well… “Because Cicotte, a right-hander, was pitching, Robertson batted in place of Thorpe, the Indian having been nominated to play right field when Russell was announced as the home hurler…” Thorpe’s name also appears in the box-score.

~The Traveler

 

The Traveler… Sox it to them…

October 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week I traveled today to Boston, Massachusetts by the way of The Boston Globe, October 2, 1967, where the city was celebrating as the “RED SOX Take Pennant As Historic Season Ends”!! “First Title in 21 Years, Face Cardinals Again” “It started out to be a rebuilding year, but it grew faster than a castle in the sky. the Red Sox, with all their youth, are in the World Series after beating the Twins, 5-3, Sunday at Fenway Park…” Unfortunately they did not win the series — not until 2004 when they faced each other again for the title.

~The Traveler

 

Announcing: Catalog #263 (for October, 2017) is now available…

October 2, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

http://images.rarenewspapers.com.s3.amazonaws.com/ebayimgs/Webs/Catalog-Rare-Newspapers.jpgRare Newspapers’ monthly offering of collectible newspapers, Catalog 263, is now available. This latest collection of authentic newspapers is comprised of nearly 350 new items. Some of the noteworthy content includes:

• Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address…
• The Declaration of Independence…
• 1776 “Boston Gazette” with the Paul Revere engraving…
• Terrific issue on the death of Marilyn Monroe…
• Print of the slave ship, with slaves…
• The Civil War begins…

To view the above key issues and a whole lot more, go to: Catalog 263

(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.)

Most historic Civil War event (revisited)…

September 28, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Continuing with our discussion on the “most historic” reports to be found in newspapers, we have been discussing the events of American history by era, the last being the post-Civil War 19th century. This post will discuss the Civil War era of 1861 – 1865.

Of the many events of the 19th century which changed the course of American history few would argue that the Civil War was the most significant. But what single event during the Civil War would rank as the most significant? If you could only have one newspaper from the Civil War in your collection, what one event would you most desire?

There are a number of events to consider:

1) The election of Abraham Lincoln. Although it happened in late 1860 and not technically from the war, this event would would set the tone of American politics which would lead to the war. What would have happened had he not been elected?

2) The beginning of the Civil War in April, 1861, for obvious reasons.

3) The Emancipation Proclamation of September, 1862, providing freedom to all slaves in all states, although more in theory than practicality.

4) The battle of Gettysburg, as the turning point of the Civil War.

5) The assassination of Lincoln: how would the country been different had he not been assassinated and served out his 2nd four year term?

Perhaps other events should be considered as the most historically significant. What are your thoughts?

My vote would be for the battle of Gettysburg. If it was a given that a war was inevitable to settle the political, cultural & economic divide between the North & South, it’s arguable that the war’s end was decided at Gettysburg. The tide had turned in favor of the North and  at that point it was just a matter of when it would end and not who would win.

What’s your thought?

The Traveler… a man of determination…

September 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

I traveled to Boston, Massachusetts today via the Columbian Centinel of September 17, 1817, where I found the obituary for Paul Cuffee. “…He was a descendant of Africa [African Ashanti]: But combated and overcame by the native strength of mind, and a steady adherence to principles which would have done honor to any white man, the prejudices with which the ill-starred inhabitants of the Land of his Fathers, all too generally viewed…”. Upon reading more about Mr. Cuffee on Wikipedia, I found that he was self-taught, a Quaker businessman, sea captain, patriot, and abolitionist, built a lucrative shipping empire and established the first racially integrated school in Westport, Massachusetts.

~The Traveler

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

September 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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 September, 2017 newsletter is as follows:

Dear Friend of Rare & Early Newspapers,
Welcome to the September edition of our member’s newsletter. Below please find a handful of links to a free issue from 1865, a new set of issues priced at 50% off, and a few other goodies. Please enjoy.
Free Issue (regular price is $54) – We are offering a free issue (pay only the S&H) of the September 2, 1865 edition of Harper’s Weekly. This issue includes a variety of prints related to immigration (castle Garden, New York), cannibalism in Haiti, investing on Wall Street, the Housatonic Railroad disaster near Bridgeport Connecticut, and a portraits of multiple Civil War officers. The issue will be in average condition (not 2nd-rate), and includes additional prints not described. The issue may be viewed/purchased at: Harper’s Weekly, September 2, 1865. Note: This issue is only available through the provided link. Approximately 10 are available. Please, only 1 per collector.
*Discounted Newspapers – Nearly 250 newspapers have been reduced in price by 50% (through October 15th) and may be viewed at: Discounted Newspapers. The prices shown already reflect the discount. Some of the noteworthy content/issues include: Babe Ruth sets home run record, the Winecoff Hotel disaster, Orville Wright’s death, Bobby Jones wins Gram Slam, 1st robbery of the James Gang, Ethan Allen, General Greene (Rev War), and more.
Catalog 262 continues to be available. The following two links include the remaining items along with remnants for #261:
Recent Listings – Over 700 items have been listed within the last 20 days, many of which will never appear in catalogs. They may be viewed at: Recent Listings
Hollywood – Our listings of Los Angeles newspapers containing death reports of noteworthy actors/actresses and poster-sized ads for the Opening Day showings of many beloved movies continues to grow. They may be viewed at:

Additional Premiere movie ads are available via eBay auctions (opening day ads)
Note: If a favorite movie ad or actor/actress is not shown, feel free to ask. We’ll be happy to check to see if we have a corresponding issue.
History’s Newsstand Blog – Some of the recent posts include:

* Regarding our discounted issues… Why the extreme discount? Having over 15,000 items posted on the Rare & Early Newspapers website, with most links showing the most recently listed items first, there are undoubtedly a host of great items which simply become overlooked. These selected discounts enable us to bring a handful of these to light while benefiting our members.
 Thanks for collecting with us.

If you would like to receive these free monthly newsletters, along with additional news and alerts concerning the hobby, go to:

FREE RARE & EARLY NEWSPAPERS MEMBERSHIP

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