The July (2024) Newsletter from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers…

July 19, 2024 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to the July, 2024 edition of our monthly newsletter. This month we continue with our focus on the History’s Newsstand blog. Additional links will take you to two sets of discounted items, new “bonus” items added to the July catalog, and a special offer (free issue) for members (see last item below). Please enjoy.

Discounted Newspapers (50% off) – Over 100 new items have been discounted through Thursday, August 15th. They may be viewed through the following links:

All Discounted Issues

Pre-1800 (50% off)

1800 – 1860 (50% off)

1861 – 1899 (50% off)

1900 – 1945 (50% off)

Post-1946 (50% off)

Last Month’s Discount – The June discount has been extended through Monday, July 22nd. They may still be purchased at: June’s Set of Discounted Items

New Items Added to Catalog 344 – Since Catalog 344 went to print we’ve added over 40 additional issues. The list of new items may be viewed at:

Catalog 344 – “New Items”

Catalog 344 – Entire Catalog

Recent Posts on the History’s Newsstand Blog:

Sometimes you just know what it means – The Spirit of ’76…

The revered Sept. 15, 1790 issue of the Gazette of the U. S. – The back story…

Don’t try this at home… or ANYWHERE for that matter!

The Founding Documents – the Bill of Rights edition…

This Month in History – July…

The Power of Music… Classics Never go out of Style!

Inspiration Comes in All Shapes, Sizes & Stories…

Special Offer for Members – We are offering a free issue of Harper’s Weekly dated 150 years ago. We will randomly select an issue of Harper’s Weekly Illustrated from 1874 and send it for no charge (other than the cost for shipping ($10 to U.S. destinations), but for only $1 additional S&H if added on to an order for other items). Issues may have small binding holes in the centerfold (typical), foxing, or slight wear, but they will not be damaged.

Free Harper’s Weekly from 1874

As always, thanks for collecting with us!
Sincerely,
Guy & Laura Heilenman & the entire Rare Newspapers Team
(including our “founder”, Tim Hughes)
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Pre-Memorial Day (Decoration Day) preparations…

May 26, 2024 by · Leave a Comment 

Today (Sunday, May 26, 2024) is the day before what was originally called Decoration Day. Whereas we will have another post tomorrow commemorating the day, today I was browsing through some of our previous posts and related website listings, and was struck by both the early emphasis on “preparations” for the day, and the ritual of decorating the grave sites of those who had paid the ultimate price in war. This led me to ponder how I could incorporate both into this years “holiday”. I’m not sure if it will happen, but we currently have 11 grandchildren and their parents with us this weekend, so I’m hoping they’ll all agree to walk down to the small Civil War cemetery (on what is now called Freedom Road) where several black soldiers from our area are buried, and place a few American Flags among the decades-faded markers. If it works out, I’m looking forward to the umpteen questions which will come my way.

in the meantime, feel free to take a gander at an item we have on our website which has several reports on the very first official Decoration Day celebrations which took place throughout the United  States in 1869:

Decoration Day

The (2024) May Newsletter from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers…

May 17, 2024 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to the May Newsletter from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers. Over the past year many newcomers have joined the ranks of those who have been inspired to collect old, rare, and/or newspapers tethered to their specific areas of interest. In fact, you may be one of them. If so, it is hoped that as time goes on your appreciation for the collectible will only grow. To this end, in addition to the links to the monthly discounts, new listings, and May catalog shown below, we thought we would draw attention to the History’s Newsstand Blog which we believe has much to offer in regard to learning about the hobby. Although it’s still a work in progress, so far we’ve amassed 5 posts designed to act as the start of a Rare Newspapers Primer. These can be accessed at:

COLLECTING NEWSPAPERS – “THE BASICS”

Whether you are a seasoned or novice collector of newspapers, if you would like to suggest a topic to be included in such a “Primer”, please let us know at guy@rarenewspapers.com. Thanks.

Since we’re already exploring the History’s Newsstand Blog, we kickoff our regular monthly features with links to our recent posts:

The reason I collected it: Newe Gazette van Brugge…

The month of May thru time – as reported in newspapers of the day…

You can’t always believe what you read… even when penned with good intentions…

The Whole World’s Watching: George Washington’s 1st State of the Union Address…

They Put It In Print – Immigration in 1903…

Larger Than Life – The Death of Jessie James…

Snapshot 1903 – “Jack the Ripper” in America?

The remaining monthly features are as follows:

Catalog 342 – Newly Added (Quick Scan or Full View)

Catalog 342 – Entire List (Quick Scan or Full View)

May’s Discounted Issues -50% off (Quick Scan or Full View)

Although the following appeared in last month’s newsletter, we thought it was worthy of another mention:

(Currently) Available Items From Our Personal Collection

Over the past several months we have begun to make a selection of items from our personal collection available to others. Tim Hughes is also authoring a series on the History’s Newsstand blog titled: “The Reason I Collected It”. As additional items are released over the next several years, Tim will continue to expand this series of posts. More details regarding his collection will be forthcoming.

As always, thanks for collecting with us!
Sincerely,
Guy & Laura Heilenman & the entire Rare Newspapers Team
(including our “founder”, Tim Hughes)
570-326-1045

March, 2024 Newsletter from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers…

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Welcome to the March Newsletter from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers. In addition to the ongoing monthly features (Newly added catalog items, this month’s discounted newspapers, links to recent posts, etc.) we also have two “fun” items:

A Flash From The Past

(Tim Hughes’ 1st Video for RareNewspapers.com)

Special 10-Day Offer for Members

(10 Items Originally Priced at $99-$120 for Only $20 Each)

The remaining monthly features are below. Don’t miss the post regarding the 12th U.S. President and the Tim’s post about an item from his personal collection. Please enjoy.

Catalog 340 – Newly Added

(25 more added just yesterday)

Catalog 340 – Complete List

(great issues still available)

March’s Discounted Issues (over 200 at 50% off)

(over 100 items)

Recent Posts to the History’s Newsstand Blog

They Put It In Print – The 12th President of The United States…

This Month in History – March…

The reason I collected it: The State, 1892…

“The Idea of a President”…

RareNewspapers.com has over 18,000 collectible newspapers

available for under $50…

Dramatic Headlines Speak for Themselves… Martin Luther King Jr Assassinated!

A Fly on the Wall … With the Founding Fathers…

As always, thanks for collecting with us!
Sincerely,
Guy & Laura Heilenman & the entire Rare Newspapers Team
570-326-1045

November/Thanksgiving Newsletter – Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers…

November 20, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to the November/Thanksgiving (2023) edition of our monthly newsletter. Understanding the busyness of the season as Thanksgiving (U.S.) rapidly approaches, I’ll make every effort to be brief. However, please do not miss out on this month’s highlights:

A new Thanksgiving-themed Post on the History’s Newsstand Blog

(don’t forget to explore newspapers with Thanksgiving-related content)

Newly Added Catalog Items (full view or quick scan view)

(40+ just added inc. a handful of top-tier/rare issues such as Lincoln attends performance of John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in 1863 and a rare 1st issue of Disneyland News)

Three “Special Items” Listed on eBay

Deaths of the Big Three: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, & Jim Morrison

The 1969 Stonewall Riot (from where it happened – extremely rare)

The Wizard of Oz – pre-release 1939 coverage w/ photo

Newly Discounted Newspapers – 50% Off (as priced)

Thank you for collecting with us.

We hope you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving,

Guy & The Rare Newspapers Family

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The Original Catalog-Release Notice…

November’s Catalog (#336) is now available. This latest offering of authentic newspapers is comprised of over 300 new items – a selection which includes the following noteworthy issues: Lincoln’s assassination (in a Washington, D.C. newspaper), the famous ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ newspaper, Bunker Hill & Washington becomes commander-in-chief, a rare newsbook dated 1647, Paul Revere engraved the masthead, John Wilkes Booth’s final performance at Ford’s Theatre, and more.

The following links are designed to help you explore all available items from this latest edition of our catalog:

         1500-1799 (full view OR quick-scan/compact view)

         1800-1899 (full view OR quick-scan/compact” view)

         1900-Present (full view OR quick-scan/compact” view)

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Top Available Items from the Past 12 Months (by Era)

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DISCOUNTED ISSUES – What remains of last month’s discounted issues may be viewed at: Discount (select items at 50% off)

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HISTORY’S NEWSSTAND – Recent Posts on the History’s Newsstand Blog may be accessed at: History’s Newsstand

October Newsletter from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers…

October 20, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to the October, 2023 edition of our monthly newsletter. This month the focus is on the History’s Newsstand blog, an eclectic array of names found within the list of newly discounted items, and an expanded list of bonus catalog items – to include an additional 20+ issues added within the past few days. We hope you enjoy.

Recent Posts on the History’s Newsstand Blog

The reason I (Tim Hughes) collected it:

Predicting the 21st century from a perch in 1929…

Einstein… Smarter than a 5th grader?

From the Vault – What is the best way to preserve & store newspapers?

Video Highlights from Catalog 331 (June, 2023)…

Dramatic Headlines Speak for Themselves… WWII – Attack on Los Angeles…

Snapshot 1960… From Small Beginnings (Jesse Jackson)…

This Month’s Set of Discounted Newspapers – 50% Off

This month’s set of discounted issues features mentions of an eclectic array of names, a sampling which includes: Al Capone, Charles Cornwallis, George Washington (and another mentioning his mother), Ted Williams, George Patton, Woody & Buzz, Henry Fonda, Samuel Fraunces, John Hancock, John Dillinger, Jack McGurn, Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh, John Barrymore, Ivar Kreuger, Winston Churchill and more. The issues may be viewed at:

Discounted Newspapers – 50% Off

New Items Added to Catalog 331

Since Catalog 331 went to print we’ve added over 40 additional issues including 20+ within the past few days. The entire list of new items, which can only be viewed on-line, are at:

Catalog 331’s “New Items”

Catalog 331 (in case you missed it):

The entire Catalog

Key Issues from Catalog 331

Catalog 331 (in “quick scan” format)

Catalog 331 – Priced under $50

Highlight Video – Catalog 331

As always, thanks for collecting with us!
Sincerely,
Guy Heilenman & The Rare & Early Newspapers Team
570-326-1045

October Newsletter from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers…

October 16, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to the October 2023 edition of our monthly newsletter. This month we are featuring a custom 3-century set, an amazing array of new catalog items, a free issue, a new assemblage of discounted issues (at 50% off), and links to recent posts on our History’s Newsstand Blog. We hope you enjoy.

3-Issue Set Spanning 3 Centuries – a unique opportunity to own authentic newspapers from any month and day of your choice – covering three centuries!

“3-Issue Set Spanning 3 Centuries”

New Items Added to Catalog #335 – Since Catalog #335 went to print we’ve added nearly 50 additional issues – another 30+ yesterday. Some of the topics/titles include: a terrific issue on the Battle of Gettysburg, a famous Homer print (“Flirting on the Sea-Shore, and on the Meadow”), Karl Marx as a newspaper reporter, a Mormon periodical from Denmark, a rare title from the Dakota Territory, feature on jazz musician Ornette Coleman (Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner), the historic 1912 Women’s Suffrage Parade (in New York City), a pamphlet on King James’ dissenters on his Declaration of Indulgence (Freedom of Religion), a plea for separation of church & state in America (1768), “Back Number Budd’s” great loss, and more. The entire list of new items may be viewed at:

Catalog 335’s “New Items”

Discounted Newspapers (50% off) – Over 100 items have been added to last month’s set of discounted issues. The prices shown reflect the discount.

Discounted Issues

Free Newspaper (no obligation to buy) – This month we are offering up to 25 free newspapers (while supplies last). All we ask is for you to cover the S&H ($10 if the order does not include anything else, $1 if purchased with at least one additional newspaper). There is a limit of one per collector. The issue may be viewed and/or purchased at:

Free Newspaper

The Entire October Catalog:

Catalog #335 – All Items

Recent Posts to the History’s Newsstand Blog:

Bad Luck vs. Fate – The Sullivan Brothers…

Who will be the Superpowers of the 22nd century?

Exploring “This Day in History” through Rare & Early Newspapers… Updated!

Goodbye Lyndsay… Hello Breck…

From the Vault – Finding those unexpected historical nuggets…

Snapshot 1839… Is an atheist’s sworn statement in court valid?

They Put It In Print – Going to extreme lengths to prove another’s innocence…

As always, thanks for collecting with us!
Sincerely,
Guy Heilenman & The Rare & Early Newspapers Team
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The impact of Newspapers on the abolition of slavery…

August 4, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

The impact print media in general, and newspapers in particular had on attitudes towards slavery cannot be overstated. The abolitionist press was in full-force during the early-to-mid 1800’s with publications such as The Anti-Slavery Bugle, The Emancipator, the National Anti-Slavery Standard, the National Era (which had the honor of being the first to print Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”), among those who carried the torch. While some publishers became household names during this critical period in American history (William Lloyd Garrison – publisher of The Liberator), Frederick Douglass – publisher of the North Star [later, the Frederick Douglass’ Paper], and Horace Greeley – publisher of the New York Tribune), a slew of others, while highly influential, have largely been forgotten. One such unheralded publisher was Hezekiah Niles’, the publisher of the Niles’ Register from Baltimore, Maryland. While Niles’ Register would not be placed under the umbrella of The Abolitionist Press, not wearing this label coupled with its heavy focus on political issues may have played to his advantage when Hezekiah wrote and published his “Mitigation of Slavery” in serialized form over a span of 8 issues in 1819. It may not have had an Uncle-Tom’s-Cabin-level impact among the masses, there is little doubt the minds of many in-and-around Washington D.C. were challenged to keep the abolishment of slavery at the forefront of both political and public discourse. The full text of his essay can be read on-line, however, photo-snippets of portions of an original as well as a brief description may be viewed on the Rare Newspapers website: Hezekiah Niles’ “Mitigation of Slavery“. His final thoughts are shown below.

 

Horrace Greeley, Fred Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe… Hezekiah Niles…

June Newsletter from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers…

June 16, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to the June, 2023 edition of our monthly newsletter. This month the focus is on the History’s Newsstand blog, an eclectic array of names found within the list of newly discounted items, and an expanded list of bonus catalog items – to include an additional 20+ issues added within the past few days. We hope you enjoy.

Recent Posts on the History’s Newsstand Blog

The reason I (Tim Hughes) collected it:

Predicting the 21st century from a perch in 1929…

Einstein… Smarter than a 5th grader?

From the Vault – What is the best way to preserve & store newspapers?

Video Highlights from Catalog 331 (June, 2023)…

Dramatic Headlines Speak for Themselves… WWII – Attack on Los Angeles…

Snapshot 1960… From Small Beginnings (Jesse Jackson)…

This Month’s Set of Discounted Newspapers – 50% Off

This month’s set of discounted issues features mentions of an eclectic array of names, a sampling which includes: Al Capone, Charles Cornwallis, George Washington (and another mentioning his mother), Ted Williams, George Patton, Woody & Buzz, Henry Fonda, Samuel Fraunces, John Hancock, John Dillinger, Jack McGurn, Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh, John Barrymore, Ivar Kreuger, Winston Churchill and more. The issues may be viewed at:

Discounted Newspapers – 50% Off

New Items Added to Catalog 331

Since Catalog 331 went to print we’ve added over 40 additional issues including 20+ within the past few days. The entire list of new items, which can only be viewed on-line, are at:

Catalog 331’s “New Items”

Catalog 331 (in case you missed it):

The entire Catalog

Key Issues from Catalog 331

Catalog 331 (in “quick scan” format)

Catalog 331 – Priced under $50

Highlight Video – Catalog 331

As always, thanks for collecting with us!
Sincerely,
Guy Heilenman & The Rare & Early Newspapers Team
570-326-1045

The April (2023) Newsletter from Rare & Early Newspapers…

April 15, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

Monthly Newsletter ~ Rare & Early Newspapers

Welcome to the April Newsletter from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers. This month we are featuring an additional 100+ items added to our previous offering of discounted issues (at 50% off), another two-dozen issues added within the past few days to the online version of our April catalog, a video showing highlights from Catalog #329, a request regarding future posts for the History’s Newsstand blog, and links to a handful of our most recent blog posts.. Please enjoy.

Catalog 329 – Newly Added

(24 more added just this week)

Catalog 329 – Complete List

(great issues still available)

Video Showing Highlights from Catalog 329

(watch video)

Newly Discounted Issues (over 300 at 50% off)

(100+ added to last month’s set)

We’re Looking for Ideas

If you have any ideas for topics related to the hobby of collecting Rare & Early Newspapers that you would either like us to have covered for yourself, or if you can think of a hobby-related topic you think might be helpful to collectors in general (including newcomers to the hobby), please send us your ideas to me at guy@rarenewspapers.com. Include whether or not it would be ok to give you credit for the suggestion if we use it. Thanks!

Recent Posts to the History’s Newsstand Blog

From the Vault: Best of the 20th century?

Snapshot 1665 – The Oldest Continuously Published Newspaper is Born…

Dramatic Headlines Speak for Themselves… The Assassination of JFK…

Finding little gems within volumes of old newspapers (updated)…

The State of the Union… Did you know…?

 

We thoroughly enjoy historic newspapers and greatly appreciate those who have a similar passion. Thanks for collecting with us!

Sincerely,

Guy Heilenman & The Rare & Early Newspapers Team
RareNewspapers.com
570-326-1045

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