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Your search for posts with tags containing Secondhand Goods found 7 posts

September 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Public Vendue, At the Auction-Room in Queen street.” Colonial consumers encountered advertisements for all sorts of goods when they perused the pages of the Boston Evening-Post...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Sep 2021

April

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He will likewise dispose of at private sale, all his household furniture.” In the spring of 1771, Sampson Neyle took to the pages of the South-Carolina Gazette and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Apr 2021

March 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SUNDRY HOUSEHOLD GOODS.” A short advertisement in the March 7, 1770, edition of the Georgia Gazette informed readers of an auction that would take place nearly a month...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Mar 2020

August 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (August 13, 1768).“A handsome second-hand CHAISE.” Colonists devised multiple ways to participate in the consumer revolution of the eighteenth century....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Aug 2018

January 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (January 27, 1768).“To be sold … ALL the PERSONAL ESTATE of said BENJAMIN GOLDWIRE.” Some colonial newspapers seemed to overflow with advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jan 2018

March 24

GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (March 24, 1767).“SUNDRY houshold goods, plate, several dozen bottles of old arrack.” Even though...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Mar 2017

May 24

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (May 23, 1766).“He continues to do business in the commission way.” Thomas Hepburn was a broker who sold goods on consignment or, as he put it, he did “business...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 May 2016

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