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    Earliest Recorded Newspaper in Private Hands
    to be Postally Delivered After Ratification of the Constitution

    1790, October 15, Philadelphia, Pa. The General Advertiser (and Political, Commercial, Agricultural Cultural and Literary Journal), four pages, 9½" x 16", manuscript address "Day L. Hancock, Georgetown (D.C.)"; archival filing holes along left fold, stain in center of masthead, Fine to Very Fine. Earliest recorded, postally delivered newspaper - post U.S. Constitution - in private hands.

    Estimate $1,000-$1,500

    N.B. This item is new to philately.

    From the Ron Cipolla Collection


    View all of [The Ron Cipolla Collection of Printed Matter ]

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    11th-14th Friday-Monday
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