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. Hawk Prime on March 27th, 2016 12:46 pm

    I have a Burlington Free Press ( Vermont )dated January 6th 1933 with the headline Ex President Calvin Coolidge dies suddenly. Any value to this?

  2. Neringa on March 28th, 2016 12:20 pm

    Hi, i have newspaper from Boxing, nowember 26. 1919 is it any value for this issue?

  3. Suzanne on March 29th, 2016 8:50 pm

    Hi I recently collected a newspaper from my grandpas house after his death sealed from September 4 1918.. Is this of any value ?

  4. Brian Banker on April 8th, 2016 4:56 pm

    I recently came across some old newspapers that my grandfather had saved when he was in WWIi plus a letter from president Truman thanking him for his service and duty in the war could any of these newspapers or letter be of any value?

  5. Jaye on April 8th, 2016 7:03 pm

    Hi, I have a newspaper “Offizielles Organ” of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin (Aug 2, 1936). It is the whole newspaper. Do you think this has any value?

  6. Justin on April 9th, 2016 6:18 am

    I have 1919 Arrowhead addition to France with the miskatonic is it worth anything

  7. Jon on April 9th, 2016 8:46 am

    I have a Birmingham chronicle dated Thursday 11th May 1797 it’s the full fold good condition wiulx u know of any rough value to give such a thing I’ve got people wantingn to buy but not making offers

  8. Julie on April 9th, 2016 7:19 pm

    Hi, I have found 1937 Buffalo Courier Express newspaper plates. They are not metal they are i believe a pressed cardboard. I thought they were a heavy plastic of some sort at first as they are cream colored and very sturdy. Does anyboby know what they are?

  9. Denise whetton on April 11th, 2016 2:33 am

    I have 1st edition express a star single sheet not excellent but original

  10. syed tajuddin on April 18th, 2016 5:17 am

    I have old news paper from 1936 and would like to get them looked at see what the value is ?

    Regards

  11. lamy on April 21st, 2016 3:34 pm

    Hi I have a news paper of about more than 70 years old all about the queen of England and her family came to Cape Town.

  12. Maryann Sestito on April 24th, 2016 10:18 am

    I have a newspaper Philadelphia Inquire dated September 1939, heading on Gerhing regarding the Nazi party

  13. Christina McBride on April 28th, 2016 5:49 pm

    Inherited an old Detroit Journal from 1901 the day of President M”Kinley’s furnel. Large artical front page.

  14. Christina McBride on April 28th, 2016 5:53 pm

    Have old Detroit times for April 15,1945 Rites held for Roosevelt>

  15. Marta on May 3rd, 2016 2:04 am

    Hi i have franch newspaper in year 1920
    3 Juin Lundi. I want now she is something worth. If can i please email and i send photo. Many thanks.

  16. KERA ROGERS on May 4th, 2016 12:35 pm

    MY MOTHER HAS AN ANTIQUE NEWSPAPER CLIPPING FROM 1800’S, IN COLOR, IN GOOD CONDITION, I WAS WONDERING IF IT WAS WORTH ANY VALUE. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS KERAROGERS1979@GMAIL.COM, IF YOU COULD PLEASE GET BACK TO ME AND LET ME KNOW SOMETHING. THANK YOU

  17. Salah on May 6th, 2016 5:21 am

    I have old newspaper from 1939 and would like to know what the value is ?

  18. Salah on May 6th, 2016 5:22 am

    I have newspaper from 1939 and would like to know what the value is ?

  19. becky on May 12th, 2016 7:59 pm

    Hello I have a tub of old newspapers from 18 hundreds is it worth anything

  20. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:01 am

    We have no idea. Sorry.

  21. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:02 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  22. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:02 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  23. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:02 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  24. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:03 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  25. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:03 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  26. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:04 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  27. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:04 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  28. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:04 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  29. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:04 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  30. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:04 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  31. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:05 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  32. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:05 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  33. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:05 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  34. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:06 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  35. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:06 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  36. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:06 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  37. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:07 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  38. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:07 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  39. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:07 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  40. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:08 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  41. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:08 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  42. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:09 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  43. GuyHeilenman on May 13th, 2016 7:10 am

    Please submit all queries regarding the value of a newspaper or a set of newspapers to info@rarenewspapers.com. The blog is not monitored for such purposes. Once received, we’ll do our best to respond within 24 business hours. Thanks for your understanding.

  44. Rochelle on May 19th, 2016 3:57 pm

    We found a stack of old newspapers and magazines from the 1930’s and 1920’s with a lot of unique ads! Did like to know if they are of any value or meanigful to someone? Thank u for ur time.

  45. Dan Krisko Sr on May 20th, 2016 3:29 pm

    l have a Toronto star news paper clipping of General F.Grant Funeral 1912 is it worth anything

  46. GuyHeilenman on May 23rd, 2016 11:39 am

    Hello Rochelle – We only deal in newspapers. Most issues from this period do not have value. However, if you want to send me a list of dates and a picture or two (send to guy@rarenewspapers.com), I’ll be happy to tell you what I think. Guy

  47. GuyHeilenman on May 23rd, 2016 11:48 am

    Hello Dan – Unfortunately, even U.S. papers on Ulysses Grant’s son’s funeral are not sought after by collectors – at least in our experience. Sorry.

  48. Cynthya Annettte Pagan Hale on June 2nd, 2016 10:44 pm

    Hi
    I have the Washington Daily News clippings from from May 10 1969 about the Apollo 10. Washington post July 15 1969 for Apollo 11 with Final Countdown as Headline and picture of Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins. July 27 1969, The Washington post, 5000 Welcome Astronauts to American Soil. April 19, 1970 Washington post about Apollo 13 . Please contact me I have alot more

  49. Frank Mateo on June 4th, 2016 9:10 pm

    I have a book of the year 1800S news paper and generals pictures wanted to know if it have a value

  50. timothy l lobb on June 16th, 2016 12:56 pm

    I have a paper from 1945 that the headline reads drop new atom bomb on Japs from new York journal do you think this has any value

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