April 15, 1865 New York Herald reprints… revisited…

November 1, 2010 by  
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A previous post by guest contributor Rick Brown  detailed how one can identify whether or not their April 15, 1865 New York Herald is authentic.  One of the most notable differences between an authentic issue (which is quite rare) and one of the reprints (which are rather common) is that the common reprint has an image of President Lincoln on the front page, whereas, the original does not.  We recently came across a photo of the Lincoln image (as shown to the right).  If your issue has it… unfortunately, your’s is not an original.

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2 Responses to “April 15, 1865 New York Herald reprints… revisited…”

  1. John Shank on January 4th, 2012 4:25 pm

    I have a copy of The New York Herald dated April 15, 1865.

    under the left side column heading reads

    The Official Despatch
    War Department,
    Washington, April 15-1:30 a.m
    Major General Dix, New York

    I am thinking it is a reprint because of the condition, but it is 4 pages. Can you help me please? The reason for the interest now is I just finished reading “Killing Lincoln”.

    Thank you for your time,

  2. GuyHeilenman on January 5th, 2012 8:34 am

    Hello John,

    Your best bet is to take a few photos and e-mail them to timothy@rarenewspapers.com

    I hope this helps.

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