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Do Old and Antique Newspapers Have Any Collectible Value?

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 [1] 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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796 Comments To "Do Old and Antique Newspapers Have Any Collectible Value?"

#1 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 08/09/2019 @ 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 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 08/09/2019 @ 11:40 am

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

#3 Comment By Ervis C Hiatt On 09/14/2019 @ 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 Comment By sarah nixon On 09/23/2019 @ 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 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 09/26/2019 @ 8:39 am

Hello Sarah – Please send this on to Tim Hughes at [2].

#6 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 09/26/2019 @ 8:41 am

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

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#7 Comment By Kathleen maida On 10/12/2019 @ 1:04 pm

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

#8 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 11/07/2019 @ 8:06 am

Sorry, but we do not monitor such questions from here. Please send us information regarding what you have to us at [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#9 Comment By Charise Lawson On 11/22/2019 @ 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 Comment By Vito On 12/01/2019 @ 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 Comment By Cynthia L stout On 12/03/2019 @ 5:55 pm

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

#12 Comment By rhys morgan On 12/21/2019 @ 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 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 12/23/2019 @ 11:29 am

Please send detailed information to me at [5]. Thanks.

#14 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 12/23/2019 @ 11:30 am

Please send detailed information to me at [5]. Thanks.

#15 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 12/23/2019 @ 11:30 am

Please send detailed information to me at [5]. Thanks.

#16 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 12/23/2019 @ 11:31 am

Please send detailed information to me at [5]. Thanks.

#17 Comment By Allan winterbottom On 12/29/2019 @ 6:08 pm

I have 1947 the conveyer paper with Don Bradman on the cover. Two Australia weekly newspapers on poultry husbandry 1945&1951 also dailyman’s problems ( The Leader) Australia farm& stock weekly

#18 Comment By Ken Kulpa On 01/06/2020 @ 1:39 pm

I have various Christian Herald newspapers from 1893,1895,1899,1900,1901,1902,1906,1907,1908, 1909, 1911,1912,1913,1914,1916 and 1917…likely to be worth anything or better to just recycle?

#19 Comment By Renee On 01/06/2020 @ 7:29 pm

I have a newspaper clipping announcing the marriage of Rudy Valentino and Winifred Hudnut in Indiana. Would this be worth anything, or can it be thrown away?

#20 Comment By Christine On 02/05/2020 @ 11:57 am

I have that too is it of any value?

#21 Comment By Skitz On 02/13/2020 @ 2:53 pm

I have an 1881 Oregonian paper

#22 Comment By Maria On 03/15/2020 @ 8:54 am

I have stacks of newspapers 1831

#23 Comment By Bee On 04/06/2020 @ 6:00 am

I havea full newspaperof the Lindbergh kidnapper haupman trial with interviews with his wife and mother and Lindberg not beingableto attend because he was attending will Rogers funeral. Is there any value?

#24 Comment By Shawn Bahn On 04/16/2020 @ 3:10 pm

Lindberghs baby’s kidnapping 6 newspapers are they worth anything? ??

#25 Comment By Armando colon On 05/12/2020 @ 11:04 am

Is a mewspaper artical of the singer selena worth anything

#26 Comment By Steve Brawley On 05/13/2020 @ 3:31 pm

I have some old newspapers from the evening mail Stockton California from 1899 to 1906 some of the headlines are from the earthquake in San Francisco and more great headlines just checking to see if they have any value what what did I do I didn’t touch your car

#27 Comment By Sandra Levitt On 05/20/2020 @ 12:31 pm

i have very old newspapers and would like to sell them

#28 Comment By Joe Goldberg On 06/02/2020 @ 2:17 pm

I recently can across a container of The Boston Heralds, it was every paper in order and complete from the day the troops were called up till they came home of the first gulf war (Iraqi Freedom). Worth anything?

#29 Comment By Paul Wynn On 06/29/2020 @ 6:59 pm

I have both the Cincinnati enquirer and the post from the day following Pete Rose’s 4192 hit are they valuable?

#30 Comment By Ravina On 06/29/2020 @ 8:05 pm

I also have a stack of newspapers from 1928 in a hard cover book. I believe they are a full months worth. Any idea if this would be worth something or who I should contact regarding them?

#31 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 8:58 am

Hello Ravina – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#32 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:01 am

Hello Paul – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#33 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:03 am

Hello Joe – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#34 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:17 am

Hello Sandra – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#35 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:22 am

Hello Steve – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#36 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:23 am

Hello Armando – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#37 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:24 am

Hello Shawn – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#38 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:24 am

Hello Bee – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#39 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:28 am

Hello Christine – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#40 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:29 am

Hello Renee, Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#41 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:30 am

Hello Ken – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#42 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:39 am

Hello Maria – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#43 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:40 am

Hello Skitz – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#44 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 07/22/2020 @ 9:42 am

Hello Allan – Please forgive the delay in my response, but we do not monitor such questions from here. If you are still looking for an answer, feel free to send us information regarding what you have to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.

#45 Comment By Susan Owens On 08/22/2020 @ 4:49 pm

I have several newspaper articles on Glenn L. Martin and Henry Ford, mostly from when they died, are they worth anything?

#46 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 09/02/2020 @ 11:56 am

Hello Susan,

We do not answer such questions through this forum. However, feel free to send us information regarding what you have (titles and exact dates) to [4]. Thanks for your understanding.