Newspaper error editions… by Rick Brown

August 27, 2012 by  
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An Authentic Issue

Rick Brown at provides some interesting information regarding a couple of known error editions, including the highly collectible “Dewey Defeats Truman” issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune:

The Eleven Editions of the November 3, 1948 Chicago Daily Tribune
You’ve heard of the famous error paper “Dewey Defeats Truman”. Well, they produced ten more error headlines that day.

The Story Behind the “Dewey Defeats Truman” error issue
You’ve heard of the edition, but how did it happen? You’ll find the answer here.

The Tilden-Hayes Election of 1876
“Dewey Defeats Truman” was not the only presidential election error headline. Here’s another one.

Thanks, Rick, for your ongoing contributions to the hobby.

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One Response to “Newspaper error editions… by Rick Brown”

  1. Paul Sarna on August 28th, 2012 12:39 am

    Good Stuff.
    Does anyone know if there were any error editions on the Reagan shooting in 1981?
    For about 45 minutes after the attack, the White House withheld the information that Reagan was actually shot and all the TV and radio stations reported that the would-be assassin DID NOT hit Reagan.
    One minor error edition that I have is the “Helicopter Edition” of The Indianapolis News for the 1966 Indianapolis 500. This newspaper would fly an edition into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway so that the winner could hold up the headline in victory lane proclaiming that he had won the race. However in 1966, Jackie Stewart, while leading late in the race, had his car suffer mechanical failure and Graham Hill actually won the race. My edition reads “Rookie Stewart Wins 500”.

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