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… (read more)

 (Unfortunately, the Yahoo article has since expired. If anyone has discovered great articles regarding the value of newspapers, please let us know and we’ll consider adding it. In the meantime, feel free to use the www.RareNewspapers.com website for comparables.)

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

  1. Frank Aurora on March 20th, 2017 6:28 am

    I have several 1941 – 1945 WWII & FDR editions of NY Daily News. There are also issues of JFK and Nixon era covering 1960s thru 1970s. Several Newsweek and New York magazines
    in good to excellent condition and feature the Kennedy & Nixon years.
    Do you feel there is any value in this collection that is worth pursuing further? Thanks

  2. Ruby on March 26th, 2017 5:37 am

    Hi I have a Dec 1st 1934 newspaper the illustrated London newspaper and was wondering if it was worth anything?

  3. Jeffrey Smith on March 26th, 2017 6:12 pm

    It’s mostly all about the subject manner. I have a 1939 Cincinnati post it it talks about Nazis invasion on Warsaw. I’m gonna get it appraised next week. The frame matters also. So wish me luck I only paid 70 bucks for it so cross your fingers

  4. Joshua Jeffers on April 1st, 2017 1:59 am

    Found a newspaper today in the attic from may 14 1918, think its worth anything?

  5. Samantha Carson on April 4th, 2017 6:24 am

    I have two papers from 1844 will they have any value

  6. GuyHeilenman on April 4th, 2017 1:26 pm

    Hello Samantha: 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.

  7. GuyHeilenman on April 4th, 2017 1:30 pm

    Hello Joshua: 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.

  8. GuyHeilenman on April 4th, 2017 1:32 pm

    Hello Ruby: 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.

  9. GuyHeilenman on April 4th, 2017 1:32 pm

    Hello Frank: 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.

  10. GuyHeilenman on April 4th, 2017 1:33 pm

    Hello Deborah: 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.

  11. Dominique on April 6th, 2017 1:28 pm

    I am searching for some newspapers from1957. My grandfather was in the army playing football in London. If you know where I can find some please tell me how

  12. GuyHeilenman on April 7th, 2017 9:21 am

    We do not have London newspapers from this period. Sorry.

  13. Chris burgess on April 9th, 2017 6:08 am

    Please is there any value in the observer 11th sept 1831.

    Thank you.

  14. GuyHeilenman on April 10th, 2017 12:26 pm

    Hello Chris: 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.

  15. Chris Pursey on April 11th, 2017 3:45 am

    hey i found some old west australian news papers called the daily news centenary issue there 5 from different periods but i cant seem to find anything about them, do you know if they are worth anything?

  16. GuyHeilenman on April 11th, 2017 11:59 am

    Hello Chris: 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.

  17. Erin on May 7th, 2017 2:06 pm

    Hi I have a 1930 original Akron Beacon Journal of President Hoovers parade picture as well as 1930 cardinal World Series front page. (2) of them. Any value?

  18. Alex on May 8th, 2017 8:43 pm

    I have an elvis newspaper its dated aug.22.1977 in the birmingham newspaper is it worth something

  19. Cliff Lovins on May 11th, 2017 2:04 pm

    I have a sacramento bee news paper of jfks shoting in the motorcabe and need cash more then a news paper

  20. Francisco Alvarez on May 11th, 2017 7:34 pm

    hi, i have a newspaper named “The World” New York Thursday January 6, 1881. it is framed and on the back of it is a certificate of authenticity as a collectible newspaper from “The Valley Forge Gallery” in Valley Forge Pennsylvania but have not had any luck finding any information on the publication company or the gallery that issued the certificate of authenticity. can anyone please help me with any leads? thank you in advance!

  21. Julie Riegel on May 17th, 2017 1:30 pm

    I have 1901-1967 newspapers about a whole bunch of things that happens durribg Us. history

    If anyone would like to make an offer on these please contact me at

    @julieriegel12@gmail.com

  22. Harlika on May 19th, 2017 3:39 am

    Hi I have stacks of 1930’s old newspapers. What are you looking for for me to sell? Ads? Stories. Can I cut them and frame them? Pls let me know how to go about selling them!

  23. Barbara Tuggle on May 22nd, 2017 10:33 am

    Here it is a newspaper clipsing. From 1961

  24. GuyHeilenman on May 23rd, 2017 11:21 am

    Hello Barbara – Clippings do not have collector value. Sorry.

  25. GuyHeilenman on May 23rd, 2017 11:24 am

    Hello Harlika: 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.

  26. GuyHeilenman on May 23rd, 2017 11:26 am

    Hello Julie: 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.

  27. GuyHeilenman on May 23rd, 2017 11:35 am

    Hello Francisco – This exact same question has come to us previously, for an issue of the exact same date – which makes this highly suspect. We have yet to find additional information regarding either the issues authenticity or the Gallery. Sorry.

  28. GuyHeilenman on May 23rd, 2017 11:36 am

    Hello Cliff: 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.

  29. GuyHeilenman on May 23rd, 2017 11:37 am

    Hello Alex: 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.

  30. GuyHeilenman on May 23rd, 2017 11:38 am

    Hello Erin: 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.

  31. Elsie ortiz on May 29th, 2017 6:23 pm

    I have a news paper 1823.its from oakland cali .and the news paper was 1cent at the time

  32. GuyHeilenman on May 31st, 2017 9:32 am

    Hello Elise: 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.

  33. Katina Jefferson on June 1st, 2017 12:12 pm

    HAVE BLACK AND WHITE NEWSPAPER FROM 1903

  34. Darryle Pollard on June 6th, 2017 12:22 pm

    Darryle Pollard hi my name is darryle i have newspapers dating from 1906 to 1908 just want to know if they have any value.if so please contact me 231-736-2107 Thank you.

  35. GuyHeilenman on June 8th, 2017 11:16 am

    Hello Darryle – We do not monitor such questions from here. Please send us information reagrding what you have to us at info@rarenewspapers.com. Thanks for your understanding.

  36. GuyHeilenman on June 8th, 2017 11:19 am

    Hello Katina – Sorry, but we do not monitor such questions from here. Please send us information reagrding what you have to us at info@rarenewspapers.com. Thanks for your understanding.

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