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nancy sv
03-10-2008, 02:04 AM
One of the things we found in my mom's house after she died was a stack of old historic newspapers. Throughout the years, she kept papers that had big events - like "Japs invade US" in 1941, "Kennedy Shot" from 1960, and stuff like that. We've got probably forty or fifty of them dating from 1940 - 1985. Any idea where we might be able to sell them?

eldragon
03-10-2008, 02:11 AM
Maybe ebay.

But check closed auctions to see if it's worth it.

nancy sv
03-10-2008, 02:15 AM
How do you access closed auctions?

Mumut
03-10-2008, 03:20 AM
Some criminals making fake antique furniture need old newspapers because the mirror of old dressers had a backing of newspaper, sandwiched between reflective surface and wooden backing. But I don't know how you'd contact them.

nancy sv
03-10-2008, 03:28 AM
Some criminals making fake antique furniture need old newspapers because the mirror of old dressers had a backing of newspaper, sandwiched between reflective surface and wooden backing. But I don't know how you'd contact them.

Gosh - you're a helpful sort, eh??

Silver King
03-10-2008, 03:31 AM
If you'd like, Nancy, we can move this thread to the Story Research forum (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=66), where the folks there might offer additional help.

KikiteNeko
03-10-2008, 03:48 AM
If there's anything about kennedy or the 1960's, I might want it for my research (my WIP takes place in the kennedy era) so PM me :)

Captain Scarf
03-10-2008, 03:53 AM
If you can't shift some of them on e-bay and the like, send them to me (I'll pay postage of course). I love old newspapers - especially ones relating to military history.

I'd offer you money but I'm a poor student.

underthecity
03-10-2008, 04:49 AM
eBay would be your best bet. I've sold old newspapers there before. Just do them one at a time. You won't make a fortune, but at least you'll have some cash for them.


allen

nancy sv
03-10-2008, 05:13 AM
Thanks! I think I'll take them out and get photos taken of them. I've got three or four copies of one from 1945 - "WAR'S OVER!!" They are pretty fun to read through.

eldragon
03-10-2008, 02:11 PM
How to access closed auctions on ebay: become a member. go and sign in. Do a general search for a similar newspaper, and then click on closed auctions tab on the left.
It only goes back a month or two, but may give you an idea of what things have sold for recently.

Wish I could be more help.

nancy sv
03-10-2008, 07:41 PM
Thaks for the info - I'll check it out and see what they've been selling for.