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Rare Gazette Of The 1800s Discovered



Almost a century and a half before the Queens Gazette informed the residents of Astoria, there was The Astoria Gazette, a little-known newspaper launched in April 1852. Copies of the paper are rare, to say the least, so it was a surprise when the first five copies of the short lived paper were picked up at a collectibles and ephemera show in Manhattan last weekend. The Astoria Gazette was owned and published by William L. S. Harrison and had an annual subscription of $2. The weekly was published every Thursday morning and had its office near Fulton Street (now Astoria Boulevard). Almost a century and a half before the Queens Gazette informed the residents of Astoria, there was The Astoria Gazette, a little-known newspaper launched in April 1852. Copies of the paper are rare, to say the least, so it was a surprise when the first five copies of the short lived paper were picked up at a collectibles and ephemera show in Manhattan last weekend. The Astoria Gazette was owned and published by William L. S. Harrison and had an annual subscription of $2. The weekly was published every Thursday morning and had its office near Fulton Street (now Astoria Boulevard).

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