Do Old and Antique Newspapers Have Any Collectible Value?

October 25, 2013 by  
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It is not often I travel to Yahoo for answers to some of the more meaningful questions of life: Where did we come from? What is the purpose of Life? Do old newspapers have value? However, I recently came upon a post on Yahoo Voices which did a decent job of handling this last question.  It begins:

You’ve Happened Upon a Stack of Old Newspapers…Some Have Historic Headlines! Are They Worth Anything?

Let face it, old newspapers don’t get much respect. In today’s world, they’re generally seen as material for the recycler. And years ago, many libraries simply tossed them out after converting them to micro or digital files. But do old or antique newspapers have any collectible value? The answer is a definite…maybe!

Newspapers have been around almost as long as the Gutenberg Press. And in general they’ve been seen as expendable–meant to be read a time or two and then thrown away, or used for fish wrap or some other convenient purpose. But newspapers also have tremendous historic value…

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599 Responses to “Do Old and Antique Newspapers Have Any Collectible Value?”

  1. GuyHeilenman on December 22nd, 2016 12:54 pm

    Hello Ellen: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible. Thanks.

  2. Janice Sullivan on December 30th, 2016 1:46 pm

    Do you know if Newspapers back from 1992 and 1993 when the Jays won the world series are worth anything.

  3. Charles wilson on December 31st, 2016 4:41 am

    I have a May 5th 1955 newspaper
    Fulton Country ……like to know if it’s worth something.

  4. Stacey Sheehan on January 2nd, 2017 10:05 pm

    Hello I am wondering if anyone can tell me if my old Sydney sun newspaper with a headline about Marilyn Monroes death a day before would be worth anything today? The newspaper is still in great condition and it is the whole paper? Thank you.

  5. GuyHeilenman on January 6th, 2017 12:58 pm

    Hello Stacey: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible. Thanks.

  6. GuyHeilenman on January 6th, 2017 1:16 pm

    Hello Charles: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible. Thanks.

  7. GuyHeilenman on January 6th, 2017 1:17 pm

    Hello Janice: They may, but we do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue. However, we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible. Thanks.

  8. Michelle on January 9th, 2017 6:40 pm

    We reciently bought a house and inside the walls were embossed 1932 new paper dr Denmark . There is obvously a bit of damage as they used it for insulation . Wondering if it is still worth anything . Also found a page that had a lucky strike advertisment
    What are your thoughts ?

  9. Carol Lawson on January 12th, 2017 1:10 pm

    How much is Daily Express Newspaper 1934 worth please?

  10. GuyHeilenman on January 13th, 2017 2:07 pm

    Hello Michelle: There are very few issues from 1932 that have collector value. Unfortunately, our expertise does not extend to 20th century newspapers from Denmark. Sorry.

  11. GuyHeilenman on January 13th, 2017 2:15 pm

    Hello Carol: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact dates, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  12. MARTHA MORALES on January 17th, 2017 8:53 pm

    I have a Burlington County Times Gerald R. Ford newspaper from 1974, sworn into presidency. Nixon resigns, it is in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

  13. Scott on January 23rd, 2017 2:22 pm

    I have two original plates/templates from the Wall Street Journal newspaper press (corporate headquarters) that are in mint condition for the Asian and American edition for 9/11 tragedy. They were never used. Any suggestions or ideas on what I should do with them? Thanks for the input.

  14. GuyHeilenman on January 26th, 2017 7:12 am

    Hello Scott: Unfortunately we have no idea. We only deal with the actual newspapers themselves. Sorry.

  15. GuyHeilenman on January 26th, 2017 7:17 am

    Hello Martha: We do not comment on specific values through this link. Please send the title and date to me (Guy) at: guy@rarenewspapers.com – and I will get back to you as quickly as possible. Thanks.

  16. mark boyle on January 29th, 2017 3:20 pm

    Hi I have a newspaper from 1914, 3 days after ww1 broke out in Europe. Is this a valuable item?

  17. Anthony on January 31st, 2017 10:15 pm

    Possibly know much about Detroit Journal January 6th 1919 “Nation Mourns For Roosevelt, Stricken Dead At Oyster Bay”

  18. RichSmith on February 3rd, 2017 4:19 pm

    I have newspapers nov 22 1963 full paper , 23, 24, 25,and the 29 on JFK assassination great
    Pictures. The News Chronicle.
    Vallejo , California

    Rich Smith

  19. Laura Griffith on February 6th, 2017 8:41 am

    I have a newspaper from Nov 22, 1963.President Kennedy’s assassination.Could this be of value?

  20. Robbie Houfe on February 8th, 2017 6:16 pm

    I’ve got a whole collection of newspapers from pre ww2 to 1997. The Daily Express covered the whole war in 90 issues and I have every single one from 1-90. All in mint condition. Any idea if these are worth anything? Or where I could find a buyer? Thank you

  21. Carla on February 9th, 2017 12:41 pm

    I have an original titanic newspaper that was given to me from my mother…she had found it in my great grandmother’s bible. It is printed by The Chattanooga Times printed April 16 -19 1912… can you possibly tell me if it has any value?

  22. Tony on February 16th, 2017 1:53 pm

    Hi just want to know I haven’t addition of a washing addition New York Times front hairline then good condition Monday at 12 1st 1962 is it worth anything

  23. Dennis on February 18th, 2017 7:36 pm

    I have a 1932 detroit times newspaper. I have been reading your responses on money value. I just want to know if it might be rare and any suggestions on where to take it? I live in warren,mi.

  24. GuyHeilenman on February 21st, 2017 10:30 am

    It completely depends on the content. Please send the exact date and a note about the completeness and condition to me at guy@rarenewspapers.com.

  25. GuyHeilenman on February 21st, 2017 10:43 am

    Hello Tony: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact dates, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  26. GuyHeilenman on February 21st, 2017 10:46 am

    Hello Carla: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact dates, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  27. GuyHeilenman on February 21st, 2017 10:46 am

    Hello Robbie: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact dates, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  28. GuyHeilenman on February 21st, 2017 10:48 am

    Hello Laura: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact dates, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  29. GuyHeilenman on February 21st, 2017 10:49 am

    Hello Rich: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact dates, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  30. GuyHeilenman on February 21st, 2017 10:51 am

    Hello Anthony: I am not sure what you are asking, but if it has to do with an issue you have, we do not monitor such requests from this location. Please send the exact title and date to me at guy@rarenewspapers.com. Thanks.

  31. GuyHeilenman on February 21st, 2017 10:57 am

    Hello Mark: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact dates, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  32. Brianna on February 22nd, 2017 6:17 am

    Does the newspaper have to have certain dates or persons on the cover for it to have value? For instance. I have 4 Elvis Presley Newspapers from 1977. And lots of people love Elvis and/or have collected Elvis Stuff for along time. So Elvis antiques, newspapers, records is going to be more expensive then other celebrities and their objects, music, or stuff in general. Catch my drift? So should or does it matter on who, what, when, where, why, and how?

  33. GuyHeilenman on February 22nd, 2017 6:40 am

    Hello Brianna – Absolutely. Content and displayability are paramount – especially when it comes to 20the and 21st Century newspaper values. An Elvis content paper from outside of Memphis is almost unsaleable. First reports from Memphis do have value – but the market for them is still to saturated. As is the case with most collectibles, time is also critical. If your issues are from Memphis, your best bet is to hold on to them until most have thrown theirs away. Good luck.

  34. Richard on February 22nd, 2017 3:49 pm

    I have a newspaper from the year 1856 I would like to know does it hold value and if so what site could I look on

  35. Michael Dotson on February 23rd, 2017 5:56 pm

    My name is Michael I have a old newspaper article of some of the Oriole players Brooks Robinson Boom Pow Ken Singleton Frank Robinson Paul Blair David Johnson Jim Palmer

  36. Elizabeth on February 24th, 2017 3:52 am

    Guy, GREAT BLOG! Will be contacting you via your email noted in your blog regarding:
    Scrapbooks of WW II newspaper clippings from one particular newspaper in West Virginia….
    Thank you!

  37. April on February 25th, 2017 7:16 pm

    I have old newspaper clippings from 1901 1908 1951 and 1900 how much were those Worth

  38. GuyHeilenman on February 27th, 2017 1:53 pm

    Thank you Elizabeth

  39. GuyHeilenman on February 27th, 2017 1:56 pm

    Hello April: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact dates, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  40. GuyHeilenman on February 27th, 2017 1:57 pm

    Hello Michael: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact dates, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  41. GuyHeilenman on February 27th, 2017 1:57 pm

    Hello Richard: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact dates, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  42. Paul on February 27th, 2017 6:45 pm

    I have a newspaper of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle with headlines of Charles Lindbergh crossing Atlantic dated May 22, 1927 in excellent condition. Any value?

  43. Gill on February 28th, 2017 10:48 am

    I have a newspaper – wembley 1965 , Liverpool year – is it worth anything?

  44. GuyHeilenman on March 3rd, 2017 1:52 pm

    Hello Gill: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact date, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  45. GuyHeilenman on March 3rd, 2017 1:53 pm

    Hello Paul: We do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact date, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  46. Van menati on March 8th, 2017 1:10 am

    Hi! i recently found a 1863 the New York times newspaper actually its from july 6 1863 in an old house we remodem! Is that is Worth someting?

  47. Mike on March 10th, 2017 1:54 pm

    What about los angeles news papers from the 1940s talking about flying nazi robots attacking our troops? Worth anything?

  48. GuyHeilenman on March 13th, 2017 1:21 pm

    Hello Mike: Sorry to be a pain, but we do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact date, photos, etc.. Thanks.

  49. GuyHeilenman on March 13th, 2017 1:22 pm

    Hello Van: Sorry to be a pain, but we do not monitor requests concerning the value of newspapers through this venue – but we would be glad to assist. If you have a newspaper or a collection for which you are seeking an appraisal, please contact us directly at info@rarenewspapers.com. Please include as many details as possible – exact date, photos, etc.. Thanks.

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