Old news is good news for collectors…

October 8, 2008 by  
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David Chesanow recently posted an interview with Tim on his informative website americollector.com.  With comments like “…newspapers, like books, extend into every collecting field…” and “Newspapers… are original historical evidence…”, David seems to get it right.  The interview included such topics as:

  • What newspapers do you (Tim) yourself collect specifically – by region, era, subject – or is the field your area and you just like the rarest, most historic items?
  • What are the collecting areas within the hobby?
  • What are some of the interesting collecting areas of some of your (Rare Newspapers) customers?
  • What are the “Holy Grails” of newspaper collecting?
  • Are newspapers ever forged? For example, aren’t there a lot of professionally done reprints in England?
  • What have newspapers been made of over the years, and how perishable are they?
  • Are the high-acid papers necessarily hard to preserve?
  • When was the transition from rag content to high-acid paper in the U.S. and abroad?
  • What’s the best way to store newspapers?
  • Now that the Internet is killing printed papers, do you think the latter will become increasingly collectible?

To access the full text of the interview, go to “Old news is good news for collectors“.  Thanks David for your fine contribution to the community and for your outstanding website!

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2 Responses to “Old news is good news for collectors…”

  1. Dawn Pelletier on October 28th, 2008 8:43 pm

    Looking for someone to speak with about old newspaper clippings that someone made into a 2.5′ x 2.5″ book called Yester Years. Has clippings regarding everything from the titanic, hindenburgh, Chicago fire and much more. Approximately 35 pages. Can anyone help me to find the right person to have it appraised?

  2. GuyHeilenman on October 29th, 2008 9:32 am

    Hello Dawn,

    We do not offer appraisals for clippings. Although such collections can be quite dramatic, and certainly great endeavors of love, they typically do not have more than minimal value.

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