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:


Snapshot 1923… King Tutankhamun unearthed…

April 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The following snapshot comes from the February 17, 1923 issue of The New York Times

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

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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 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.


Guy & The Rare & Early Newspapers Team

The Traveler… how long did it go?…

April 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s journeys toke me to Fitchburg, Massachusetts, by the way of Fitchburg Sentinel dated April 16, 1968 where I found a record-breaking sporting event. The Houston Astros and the New York Mets were playing at the Astrodome where “…things started getting pretty funny around the 17th inning. Roy Hofheinz officially sanctioned the humor of the situation five innings later… ‘After about the 17th inning everything sort of got funny’ said Staub, who batted nine times in the six-hour, six-minute contest. The game outlasted by two innings the longest night game played previously… The 24-inning game mercifully came to an end… with an error letting in the run after eight pitchers had battled valiantly to preserve the scoreless deadlock…”

This would become the longest scoreless Major League baseball game in history and still holds that record today.

~The Traveler

The Woman’s Rights Convention, Seneca Falls, 1848…

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A curiosity (defined): “that which arouses interest  especially for uncommon or exotic characteristics. Ex) An indoor toilet was once regarded as a curiosity.”

A curiosity (expressed): Under the heading of, “A CURIOSITY”, the August 15, 1848 issue of The Long Island Democrat has: “WOMAN’S RIGHTS CONVENTION – This Convention assembled in Seneca Falls (NY)… The meeting on Monday was only accessible to females, who drew up and signed a ‘Declaration of Sentiments,’ which reads as follows: – ‘When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one portion of the family of man to assume among the people of earth a position different from that which they have hitherto occupied, but one to which the laws of nature and nature’s God entitle them… We hold these truths to be self-evident–that all men and women are created equal…’.”

A curiosity (redefined): That which, if pursued with vigor, principle, and considerable sacrifice, has the power to change the world!

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

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What news was reported in the month of April – 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.
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?

Snapshot 1969… Teddy Kennedy in hot water…

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The following snapshot comes from the July 26, 1969 issue of the Springfield Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts…

The Traveler… digging into his job…

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Earlier this week I journeyed to London, England, by the way of The Post Boy dated April 1, 1718. I found the reporting of a recent court, called Assize, where the grave-digger got a bit too involved in his work. “On Saturday Night the Assizes ended at Kingston, where 15 Persons received Sentence of Death, among whom are Joseph Oade and Thomas Nightingal. The Grave-Digger of S. Saviours, who was convicted of stealing dead Bodies out of their Graves, was fined 40 s. and two Years Imprisonment…”

It made me ponder. What he did do with the bodies? And what did the others do to deserve the sentence of death and he to be only fined and imprisoned?

~The Traveler

Snapshot 1969… Teddy Kennedy (was) in cold water…

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The following snapshot comes from the July 20, 1969 issue of the Springfield Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts…

Announcing: Catalog #269 (for April, 2018) is now available…

April 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 269, is now available. This latest collection of authentic newspapers is comprised of nearly 350 new items. Some of the noteworthy content includes: a great stock market crash newspaper, the famous “Dewey Defeats Truman” newspaper, the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, Wyatt Earp in a Tombstone newspaper, consideration of a compromise to full independence, a newspaper printed onboard a transcontinental railroad train, and more.

To view the above key issues and a whole lot more, go to: Catalog 269

(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.)