June thru time (50, 100, 150, 200, & 250 years ago) – 2018 edition…

June 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

What news was reported in the month of June – 50, 100, 150, 200, and 250 years ago (1968, 1918, 1868, 1818, 1768)? 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.
June:
1968 – 50 years ago
1918 – 100 years ago
1868 – 150 years ago
1818 – 200 years ago
1768 – 250 years ago
Wanting for more? Why not take a year-long gander at 1668, 1718, 1768, 1818, 1868, 1918, and/or 1968?

John Hancock appointed… The Traveler…

June 4, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

I traveled today to Boston, Massachusetts, by the way of the The Boston Chronicle dated June 6, 1768 where I found an announcement had been made “His Excellency the Governor have appointed John Hancock, Esq; to be first Major of the independent company of Cadets, and William Coffin, jun. Esq; to be second Major of the said company.”

~The Traveler

Announcing: Catalog #271 (for June, 2018) is now available…

June 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

http://images.rarenewspapers.com.s3.amazonaws.com/ebayimgs/Webs/Catalog-Rare-Newspapers.jpgRare Newspapers’ monthly offering of collectible newspapers, Catalog 271, is now available. This latest collection of authentic newspapers is comprised of nearly 350 new items. Some of the noteworthy content includes: an issue of the American Weekly Mercury (1735), a first report of George Washington’s death, Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox, Battle of Bennington (1778), Babe Ruth is sold to the Yankees, the Hindenburg explodes, and more.

To view the above key issues and a whole lot more, go to: Catalog 271

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

The Traveler… great disaster in Oakdale…

May 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

A few days ago I journeyed to New York City by way of The New York Times of May 19, 1918 where I found that first reporting of the terrible disaster in Oakdale, Pennsylvania. “Probably 200 men were killed today when an explosion of TNT demolished the plant of the Aetna Chemical Company, at Oakdale, on the Panhandle Division of The Pennsylvania Railroad… The 500 workmen in the plant were startled at noon by a report not much louder than the crack of a pistol. It came from the soda house. The men knew its deadly import, and as one they rushed for the nearest exit. Before they could gain the open the very air seemed to burst into flames, the earth heaved and rocked, and, with a roar that was heard for miles, the long factory buildings were hurled high into the air, carrying with them ponderous equipment and scores of men…”

More explosions followed with many lives lost, some men were never found or identified.

~The Traveler

The May (2018) Newsletter from Rare & Early Newspapers…

May 18, 2018 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 May, 2018 newsletter:

Welcome to the May edition of our monthly newsletter. This month we have a new set of issues being offered at 50% off, a link to over 200 listings which were listed after the release of our latest catalog, a handful of unique items we’ve just posted (Woodstock, Stock Market Crash of 1929, the United States Formalizes its recognition of the State of Israel, and Israel declaring Jerusalem to be its capital). Links to both our recent catalog and the latest posts on the History’s Newsstand blog are also provided. Please enjoy.

Discounted Newspapers (50% off) Over 200 items have been *discounted by 50% through June 14, 2018. The items already reflect the discount. The available content includes: “The Day The Music Died”, Thomas Edison receives patent for the electric light, a map of the world from 1760, Babe Ruth’s final farewell, Sherman’s Trail of Destruction, and more.

 Catalog 270 – Enjoy the remaining items from our  latest catalog of historic newspapers.

Recent/New Listings – Over 350 items have been listed within the last 20 days, many of which will never appear in catalogs. Some of the new items include: a host of issues covering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War (with more to come over the next few days), Russia becoming the 1st major power to recognize Israeli Statehood, Chaim Weizmann – 1st (provisional) president of Israel, India’s Constitution announced… Independence realized, Trail of Tears, Washington’s Inauguration and Inaugural Address, and more.

Specific Historic and Rare Issues – Newly Listed:

History’s Newsstand Blog – Some of the recent posts include: “Snapshot 1798… Isaac Newton’s temperament,” “The red, white and blue (via The Traveler),” “Who’s Who in Newspapers? Daniel Sickles edition,” “Snapshot 1923… King Tutankhamun unearthed,” “O.J. Simpson not guilty (Great Headlines Speak For Themselves),” etc… These and more may be viewed at the above link.

Thanks for collecting with us.

Sincerely,

Guy & The Rare & Early Newspapers Team

The red, white and blue… The Traveler…

May 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

This week I journeyed today to Baltimore, Maryland, via the Niles’ Weekly Register of May 9, 1818. I found the announcement of “An act to establish the flag of the United States. Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled, that from and after the fourth day of July next the flag of the United States be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white: that the union be twenty stars, white in a blue field.  Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That, on the admission of every new state into the union, one star be added to the union of the flag; and that such addition take effect on the fourth day of July then next succeeding such admission.” This was approved on April 4, 1818 and signed by President James Monroe.

Fly them high and proud!

~The Traveler

May thru time (50, 100, 150, 200, & 250 years ago) – 2018 edition…

May 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

What news was reported in the month of May – 50, 100, 150, 200, and 250 years ago (1968, 1918, 1868, 1818, 1768)? 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.
May:
1968 – 50 years ago
1918 – 100 years ago
1868 – 150 years ago
1818 – 200 years ago
1768 – 250 years ago
Wanting for more? Why not take a year-long gander at 1668, 1718, 1768, 1818, 1868, 1918, and/or 1968?

Announcing: Catalog #270 (for May, 2018) is now available…

May 2, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

http://images.rarenewspapers.com.s3.amazonaws.com/ebayimgs/Webs/Catalog-Rare-Newspapers.jpgRare Newspapers’ monthly offering of collectible newspapers, Catalog 270, is now available. This latest collection of authentic newspapers is comprised of nearly 350 new items. Some of the noteworthy content includes: a rare “Royal Gazette” from New York, Washington’s inauguration & inaugural address, a handwritten newspaper from a prison camp, the Battle of Lexington & Concord, a Paul Revere engraving in a Boston newspaper, the Death of Bonnie & Clyde, and more.

To view the above key issues and a whole lot more, go to: Catalog 270

(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.)

Who’s Who in Newspapers? Daniel Sickles edition…

April 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The 5th installment of Who’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 Sickles. Who is he? What was he known for? When did he live?

Feel free to peruse the following chronological list of newspapers to discover why he received so much coverage in the newspapers of his day:

DANIEL SICKLES

The April (2018) Newsletter from Rare & Early Newspapers…

April 21, 2018 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 April, 2018 newsletter:

Welcome to the April edition of our member’s newsletter – with a special welcome to all of our new friends who have joined the collecting family. This month we have expanded last month’s offering of issues being offered at 50% off to include an additional 125 items. Also shown are new listings, a set titled, “Not For The Faint Of Heart,” along with links to both our recent catalog and the latest posts on the History’s Newsstand blog. Please enjoy.

Discounted Newspapers (50% off) Greater than 250 items (over 100 new additions) have been *discounted by 50% through May 15, 2018. The items already reflect the discount. The available content includes: a biography of Daniel Boone, several early maps, a Union paper printed in South Carolina, the funeral of “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the Nazi’s capture Guernsey Island, the capture of the bandit Tiburcio Vasquez, a print of the Mormon city of Nauvoo, Sugar Ray Robinson’s debut, update of Nelly Bly’s trip around the world, and more.

Catalog 269 – Enjoy the remaining items from our latest catalog of historic newspapers.

 

Recent Listings – Over 350 items have been listed within the last 20 days, many of which will never appear in catalogs. Some of the new items include: The Boston Marathon Bombings, the Chernobyl Disaster, the deaths of serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan, the famous designer Giovanni Versace, and Ben Hogan – one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game, a religiously-themed German language CW-era paper from St. Louis, several covering the (Thalia) Massie Affair, and more.

 Not For The Faint Of Heart – What do Albert Fish, Dell Sorenson, Helen Geisen-Volk, Ed Gein, Jane Toppan, and Harry Powers all have in common? To find out, go to the link shown.

 

History’s Newsstand Blog – Some of the recent posts include: “Snapshot 1817 (Slavery Edition),” “Baseball’s longest scoreless game,” “Snapshot 1969 (Teddy Kennedy Edition),” “The DNC must make decision re: the KKK,” “Slavery is not a respecter of race, color, or creed,” etc… These and more may be viewed at the link shown.

Thanks for collecting with us.

Sincerely,

Guy & The Rare & Early Newspapers Team

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