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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616 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.

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