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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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748 Comments To "Do Old and Antique Newspapers Have Any Collectible Value?"

#1 Comment By Down On 08/07/2018 @ 10:08 am

I have a newspaper from 1920

#2 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 08/07/2018 @ 11:40 am

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#3 Comment By Grace Eckland On 11/15/2018 @ 4:31 pm

I have newspapers, seems to be a series of front pages from 1861 and 1939 announcing Hitler’s invasion of Warsaw and the start of the war.

How do I find out if they have any value?

#4 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 11/21/2018 @ 8:01 am

Send details (exact titles, dates, and a few photos) to me at: [3]

#5 Comment By William ( Billy) Kalbskopf On 11/24/2018 @ 5:42 am

I have a July 28, 1969 The New American New Paper Nixon Assures

#6 Comment By Jessebotello On 11/27/2018 @ 3:38 am

Hello. I have and large book of a 1930s newspaper clippings. In it. It’s the San Mateo times. I also have an 1871 book too. This one is falling apart but it’s still readable

#7 Comment By Tiffany On 11/28/2018 @ 3:10 am

I have a bunch of old newspapers from; Free Press Weekly dated January 2, 1963
The star weekly dated January 5th, 1963
The star weekly dated December 29th, 1962
Star weekly novel dated November 10th, 1962
Star weekly novel (the blue dress) dated November 3rd, 1962
Star weekly novel (count those days lost) dated December 8th, 1962

Plus lots of other comics, books, and magazines.

#8 Comment By Tiffany On 11/28/2018 @ 3:13 am

I have a bunch of old newspapers from; the star weekly novel, free press weekly, dated 1962, 1963

Plus lots of other comics, books, and magazines.

#9 Comment By Ashley On 12/05/2018 @ 11:25 pm

Hello. i have found a newspaper from 1895. Also magazines and newspapers in regards to Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation and WW2. Dating from 1930’s to 50’s, Any value besides being completely historically awesome?

#10 Comment By Rosina On 12/12/2018 @ 11:20 pm

I have Lebowa newspaper of 1967 and Lentsu newspaper of 1970 I want to know if they value

#11 Comment By Rosina On 12/12/2018 @ 11:20 pm

I have Lebowa newspaper of 1967 and Lentsu newspaper of 1970 I want to know if they value

#12 Comment By Natalie Brixey On 01/04/2019 @ 8:32 am

I have a newspaper dated 1912 and has the Titanic as headline is this worth anything?

#13 Comment By Luis Esqueda On 01/16/2019 @ 9:59 am

I have news paper from 1927.

#14 Comment By CHARLES ECKELMANN On 01/20/2019 @ 6:25 pm

I have a NYC newspaper from the day WW2 ended.front page reads It’s over. Does this paper have a value. Thanks

#15 Comment By chrissy On 01/25/2019 @ 11:42 pm

I have a scrap book of clippings from a 1972-73, very cool as I went through it. Was wondering if there is any interest?

#16 Comment By william rice On 02/03/2019 @ 2:27 pm

I have a 1982 N.Y. newspaper featuring guitarist Randy Rhoads death while he was playing with Ozzy Osbourne. Is it worth anything ? Thank you !

#17 Comment By Sudha On 02/04/2019 @ 7:54 pm

I have a week’s newspaper from the 1940s.
How much are they worth ?

#18 Comment By Jaculine On 02/04/2019 @ 8:04 pm

Hello,

I have three months of The Niagara Falls newspaper from the 1940s. How much is it worth? It’s the original papers.

#19 Comment By Ray newns On 02/15/2019 @ 9:28 am

I have a 4 page daily mail newspaper in good condition dated 26 th of April 1925 showing a photo of the duchess of York celebrating the birth of queen Elizabeth

#20 Comment By Jose Pinfold On 02/24/2019 @ 7:55 am

Hi i have a Nottingham Journal dates April 8th 1797. My father acquired this when he was a landlord in a pub in Nottingham when he exchanged it for a pint by a tramp that had found it in the Nottingham caves.

Can you help in me finding a way to put a value on the journal.

Kind regards
Jose Pinfold

#21 Comment By Delores Cole On 02/24/2019 @ 11:53 am

Hello
I have four books, special edition
Antique collectibles weekly newspapers collections
I a huge binder special large edition cover

Dates of the weekly newspapers collections . Books cover says
Antique Collectibles newspapers weekly 1969- 1971

1969- 1971

Im willing to sale. Found at a yard sale

Please contact me a location for Appraisal.
E-mail [4]

Live in California. West LA area.

#22 Comment By Billy On 04/02/2019 @ 1:42 pm

After purchasing an antique desk I found a framed re print of Teddy Roosevelt, his second attempt at his offical presidential photo. I at first thought it was just a print but I now believe it was actually printed in a news paper. Where could I find more information on it?

#23 Comment By kathy baldock On 04/04/2019 @ 2:57 am

hi, I am looking to understand if the newspapers I have are worth any value, where do I send the information to please?

#24 Comment By robin lear On 04/11/2019 @ 8:50 am

how much is and original newspaper from nov 11 1918 worth

#25 Comment By Tarsha Webb On 04/22/2019 @ 9:03 pm

I have newspapers from 1865 to 1871. S about Abraham Lincoln getting killed by Booth. I also have Booth death as well. It’s in very good condition I have others as well I will like to know are they’re worth anything

#26 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 9:51 am

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#27 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 9:53 am

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#28 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 9:54 am

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#29 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 9:55 am

Hello Billy – If it is a reprint, it does not have collectible value. Unfortunately I do not know what else to say about it other than such reprints were rather common.

#30 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 9:56 am

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#31 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 9:56 am

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#32 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 9:58 am

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#33 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 9:58 am

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#34 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 9:58 am

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#35 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 9:58 am

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#36 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 9:59 am

Unfortunately clippings do not have value to historic newspaper collectors. Sorry.

#37 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 9:59 am

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#38 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 10:00 am

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#39 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 10:01 am

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#40 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 10:03 am

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#41 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 10:03 am

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#42 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 10:03 am

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#43 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 10:03 am

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#44 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 10:03 am

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#45 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 10:05 am

If these are clippings, and not full newspapers, unfortunately they do not have value to those who collect original newspapers. Sorry.

#46 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 04/25/2019 @ 10:05 am

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#47 Comment By Nicole On 05/22/2019 @ 10:17 pm

Hello, I have 10-15 newspapers from 1931-1932 with a picture, article and baseball statistics about Babe Ruth & Lou Gergigh. Wanting to know if there is a market for then, seeing how it’s Babe Ruth and Gerigigh. Thank you.

#48 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 05/24/2019 @ 10:43 am

Hello Nicole – If you can send a list of titles and dates to me at [3] I’ll be glad to let you know what I think.