Tuesday, November 11, 2008

DID YOU SAVE YOUR NOVEMBER 5TH NEWSPAPER?

The Plain Dealer and The New York Times, November 5th, 2008 Covers




























Did you save your newspaper from Wednesday, November 5, 2008?

That's the issue announcing Obama's win. The very next day, sellers were offering hundreds of newspapers on eBay for prices ranging from $180 for the New York Times to 75 cents for extra copies of the Cleveland Plain Dealer printed because of high demand. Prices on eBay fell quickly, though. The Times is now selling for as low as 99 cents. Many regional papers are being sold for under $10.


Historic papers are often saved, but because newsprint is so acidic it often deteriorates. To preserve old newspapers, store them in archival albums or boxes (available at art supply stores) or frame them with acid-free matting. Use acrylic, not glass, in the frames and keep them away from direct sunlight. You can also deacidify newspapers so they won't crumble or discolor. Treat them with Bookkeeper or Wei T'o solution. Both of these products are sold at art supply stores or online. But be careful. Soaking the paper in a solution may cause wrinkles.

7 comments:

Max said...

I burned my newspaper and it was worth more than any money I could have gotten for it.

OKC said...

Suck it up Max! Give the other side a chance to get us out of the crapper.

Collect4Fun. said...

Guys, let's not make this a political thread.
The question was if it was a good idea to save the issue.
I think it would be for those who collect newspaper issues, just for tha sake of collecting, and to pass down to family later on. I seriously dont think the issues will be "worth" anything, and I am sure there are thousands if issues saved by specualtors in the hopes that in 100+ years it would be worth something. It is a historic event, no matter who you voted for, but I don't think they will have any great monetary value in our lifetime. I have a couple of Kennedy assasination issues and I hear the value is around $5 because so many saved them.

collect4Fun said...

Guys,let's not make this a political thread.
The question was if it was a good idea to save the issue.
I think it would be for those who collect newspaper issues, just for the sake of collecting, and to pass down to family later on. I seriously dont think the issues will be "worth" anything, and I am sure there are thousands if issues saved by specualtors in the hopes that in 100+ years it would be worth something. It's historic event,no matter who you voted for, but I don't think they will have any great monetary value in our lifetime.I have a couple of Kennedy assasination issues and I hear the value is around $5 because so many saved them.

Lorri Scott said...

There's a spray product out that you can coat newspapers with to preserve them. Here is a link to website about this product.

http://www.precision-blue.com/

Collect4Fun said...

Hi Lorrie, sounds like an ok product, but I think it is geard mostly to scrapbook and items that are handled frequently. This site has some operall tips for those out here in Kovel's Land who want to know the hows and whys of archival paper storage.
http://www.preservation.gc.ca/howto/articles/paper_e.asp
I think it would be best, and cost effective to use the acid free boxes, and/or the polypropelyne type of bags to hold newspaper materials. Personally, I would shy away from coating anything with a product that might fail in 10 or 20years, who knows. I think it's best not to take a chance on spraying them. Hope this info helps out the members here.Take care.

Cathy said...

About 30 years ago I moved into an old apartment. (Rumor is that it
was built in the '20's.) I was changing the ironing board cover and found newspapers from D-day under the cover! They mentioned a relative I had in the war. Since they they have been placed in a box and remain in my
closet.

That was a find I could not believe! Let alone not changing a cover for 30 years!

And yes, let it go max....