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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6 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,
    John

  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.

  3. Kimberly Glickstein on August 31st, 2014 4:29 pm

    Hello Mr Heilenman,
    I to have a copy of The New York Herald dated April 16, 1865 that has been in our family forever. When my grandmother died in 1993 I inherited the paper and have only recently decided to find out what I could about it. The paper is professionally framed and I would never attempt to take it out myself but I am very eager to find out if it is genuine or one of the copies that I now sadly have learned exist in the masses.
    You can see that at one time the paper was folded in half and is wore there right at the fold but aside from that I would say that it is 90% very readable, and IF it is by chance one of the few originals, in remarkable condition.
    I would be so grateful if you had the time to help me identify what I have? I have already learned so very much just reading from your site but my questions have still not been answered.
    Thank you so much in advance for any help that you can give us, Kimberly Glickstein

  4. Kimberly Glickstein on August 31st, 2014 4:34 pm

    I’m SO SO SORRY….Mr Hughes!
    I was looking for your name and saw the name of the last person that made a comment on your page and didn’t even notice in my excitement to find you that it says “Timothy Hughes”.
    Kimberly

  5. GuyHeilenman on September 5th, 2014 9:44 am

    Hello Kimberly – No problem at all. Tim, Doreen, Mike, Brian, Guy – we’re all happy to help. In this instance, please forward the specifics on to info@rarenewspapers.com, and we’ll respond within 24 hours.

  6. GuyHeilenman on September 5th, 2014 9:44 am

    Hello Kimberly – No problem at all. Tim, Doreen, Mike, Brian, Guy – we’re all happy to help. In this instance, please forward the specifics on to info@rarenewspapers.com, and we’ll respond within 24 hours.

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