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

  1. Sheila and dale oakes on September 19th, 2017 10:40 am

    We have newspapers ranging from 1934 to 1964 what is the value and where do we go

  2. GuyHeilenman on September 22nd, 2017 8:41 am

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

  3. GuyHeilenman on September 22nd, 2017 8:44 am

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

  4. GuyHeilenman on September 22nd, 2017 8:45 am

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

  5. GuyHeilenman on September 22nd, 2017 8:52 am

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

  6. GuyHeilenman on September 22nd, 2017 8:52 am

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

  7. Tiffany Rader on September 25th, 2017 9:55 am

    How much would we get from 1985 papers from barbour county west virgina when we had a really bad flood. They are still in plastic

  8. GuyHeilenman on September 26th, 2017 8:18 am

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

  9. Don Minor on October 1st, 2017 6:50 pm

    I have a copy of The Inter Ocean Illustrated Supplement from 1893. A compendium of colored illustrations and articles during the World’s Fair. It’s in rather poor brittle condition but still in tack.

    Does it have any value?

    Thanks,

    Don Minor

  10. GuyHeilenman on October 2nd, 2017 10:27 am

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

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