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 website for comparables.)

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

  1. GuyHeilenman on August 9th, 2019 11:40 am

    This is great. Although we do not have a use for them, if you are looking to sell them (perhaps on eBay), hopefully you will do well with them.

  2. GuyHeilenman on August 9th, 2019 11:40 am

    We are not familiar enough with copyright law to be able to give advice on this. Sorry.

  3. Ervis C Hiatt on September 14th, 2019 10:10 am

    My wife’s uncle was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He bought the copy of the Honolulu Star Bulletin (1st extra) after his ship pulled beck into port after the bombing was over. He deceased and all his effects were turned over to my mother-in-law who deceased and all her personal effects wound up in my attic. My wife decease and I remarried and now we are in the process of ‘cleaning house’ I ran across this newspaper while going through a pile of things. I am wondering if it has any value to perhaps a collector?

  4. sarah nixon on September 23rd, 2019 11:02 am

    I have a large hardback book containing illustrated newspaper from 1863 in great condition for its age. I would like to know if it is worth anything and where i could take it to valued?

  5. GuyHeilenman on September 26th, 2019 8:39 am

    Hello Sarah – Please send this on to Tim Hughes at

  6. GuyHeilenman on September 26th, 2019 8:41 am

    Go to the link below. Does yours look like the top image, or the bottom image?

  7. Kathleen maida on October 12th, 2019 1:04 pm

    I have newspaper man lands on moon newsday is it worth anything

  8. GuyHeilenman on November 7th, 2019 8:06 am

    Sorry, but we do not monitor such questions from here. Please send us information regarding what you have to us at Thanks for your understanding.

  9. Charise Lawson on November 22nd, 2019 12:13 pm

    We have 4 pages of 6of an 1828 The Scotsman newspaper detailing the trial of very famous murders Burke Hall and Mcdougall would this be worth anything?

  10. Vito on December 1st, 2019 12:44 pm

    I recently found a box filled with Detroit Free Press morning and Evening editions from 1860. And Detroit Daily Tribune of the same year. The box is about 50lbs. They are all stacked neatly. What can I do with these?

  11. Cynthia L stout on December 3rd, 2019 5:55 pm

    i have a los angles daily times dec 4 1881 does it have any value

  12. rhys morgan on December 21st, 2019 4:13 am

    I have an original 24 may 1910 newspaper with the death of the king on the front is it worth anything?

  13. GuyHeilenman on December 23rd, 2019 11:29 am

    Please send detailed information to me at Thanks.

  14. GuyHeilenman on December 23rd, 2019 11:30 am

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