My Paper is Behind Time

My Paper is Behind Time

Lot of Book Trade Related Receipts, 1812-1881.

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This group includes receipts for subscriptions to a wide range of titles such as the Kennebec Journal, Lincoln County News, New England Farmer, Erie City Dispatch, and American Masonic Register.  The receipts show that a typical yearly subscription cost anywhere from $1.00 - $3.00.  The earliest receipt, from 1812, is for the $2.00 paid to advertise in the Albany Register for three months.  Also included are a number of postal cards, some with printed messages and advertisements, some with personal handwritten messages – “My paper is behind time; but your advertisement will be in the next number…”

Adopted by Donald Farren

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