Prices realized… 19th century…

September 20, 2010 by  
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This post is the 3rd installment of a series dedicated to exploring actual sale prices of historic newspapers from various periods of time.  Below please find a few selections from the 19th century.

Note: If you have an issue of your own you’re trying to price, one trick/strategy is to go to the “advanced”  search engine at (see top left of window), enter a 2 week range of dates (one week prior to your issue’s date to one week after), and view the results.  This will give you comparable issues (if available) to help you in establishing a reasonable price for your issue.  Make certain to take into consideration your issues title, city of location, proximity to the location where the event (key content) occurred, condition, displayability, proximity of issue’s date to the date the key event occurred, etc.

19th century selections:

1st Ever Public Basketball Game Played…  SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, March 12, 1892 ($15,000, 2007)

The best Lincoln Assassination issue to be had…  THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865 ($2,800, 2009)

Wallpaper issue!  THE OPELOUSAS COURIER, Louisiana., Apr. 4, 1863 ($2,650, 2006)

Winslow Homer’s famous “SNAP THE WHIP”…  HARPER’S WEEKLY, New York, NY, September 20, 1873 ($1,000, 2009)

The previous posts in this series are:

Prices realized… 16th & 17th centuries…

Prices realized… 18th century…

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3 Responses to “Prices realized… 19th century…”

  1. Harry Iesberts on January 23rd, 2015 6:14 pm

    I possess a1999 Dec 31. San Bernardino County Sun Newspaper, in new condition..
    Heading GOODBAY 1900s
    Still packed in the original plastic sealed bag, received from the News paper for collection holding.
    Has this a value now, or in the future ?
    Appreciate hearing from you.
    Harry Iesberts

  2. Kamen on June 5th, 2016 1:44 pm

    I possess a 1925 Nov 24 rare original document of One day in the past (certified). Packed in a leather case,good condition.What is the value of it now? Thank you!

  3. GuyHeilenman on July 5th, 2016 1:04 pm

    Hello Kamen – If this is a Day You Were Born” type of paper, it is a great gift for the recipient, but it does not have collector value.

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