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British News

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With no radio, television, or internet, distributing public information was difficult. Newspapers were available, but the governments preferred having their various proclamations and declarations printed by local printers. These were often printed as posters (broadsides) and then posted in public places like taverns, inns, and outside of public buildings. Various printers had government contracts to print the news and declarations from Congress, the King, or for the general public. Includes

  • 1775 King's Proclamation (10 x 15) - This poster went up after the action between New England militia and British forces at Breed's Hill.
  • 1777-78 Philadelphia Regulations (10 x 7 - This poster went up in Philadelphia after the British takeover in 1777. It details instructions about certain commodities, including rum, and molasses.
  • Request for Livestock (10.5 x 8) - This poster requested citizens to bring in livestock and fodder to the British for payment. A similar request was made by Washington at Valley Forge the same winter.
  • Road Cleanup Request (8 x 14) - This poster requested all citizens to clean up the roads near their residences so that the wagons could pass through.
  • Complaints about Stealing (8 x 14) – Citizens are warned to not accept suspicious property from others, as it could be stolen.

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I have a question I need labels for a 1859 Sharps it is a 54 caliber . I notice your labels say 52/100 caliber am I missing somthing

Hello,

The Sharps labels are copies of the labels found in Echoes of Glory, Arms and Equipment of the Union page 46. Since I print all my labels, I can put 54 on there if you wish. Just mention it in the comments when you order the labels. Thanks for asking. Bob

John,

The Sharps rifles at the time were 52 caliber. The modern reproductions are 54 to match modern made ammo.

I don’t sell a reproduction of the package, but someone made one years ago and gave it to me. I don’t know if it is an accurate reproduction or made up. If I can find it in my files I’ll send you information.