ORIGINAL DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN NEWSPAPER
We are fortunate to have discovered
another original copy of this famous edition of the Chicago Tribune
of November 3, 1948. It is the original and authentic newspaper. It
is the full and complete newspaper
This is arguably the most famous and sought after newspaper of all
time. When the decision to print this paper was made, returns were
coming in very slowly and time was running out before the deadline
for the edition. The Tribune staff, based on the early returns,
decided Dewey would be the next President. After the newspaper was
delivered to the street, more returns came in and showed that Truman
would be the ultimate winner and be reelected as President. The
already delivered "error" newspapers were gathered for return by
staff members sent out to pick them up from newsstands and homes in
the Chicago area. It also has the paragraph of type in the upside
down position as all original examples have since the newspaper
workers in haste to get the edition to the newsstands made the
error. Original editions of this newspaper are becoming increasingly
This is only the eleventh copy of this
historic paper that we have owned in 35+ years. The newspaper is in
very good condition. Here is a description of the condition:
This is the complete newspaper. The overall condition of the
newspaper is very good with three small areas of tears on the front
cover. What is immediately noticeable, especially when compared to
the inside pages of the newspaper is that the overall coloring of
the front page is toned and has taken on a yellowed tone. However,
the toning is balanced rather than blotchy. We are not professional
photographers, so the photos don't really show the toning.
The folds and edges are very good. There is a 1 1/4" tear on the
right side of the paper by the word Truman and another tear on the
right side just below the headline of approx 1 1/2" with some paper
loss. There is some normal fading at the center horizontal fold.
Inside section/pages are in very good condition.
Overall we would rate this paper good to very good, held back only
by the toning. While not perfect (we've yet to see one that is) its
a very nice newspaper.
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire one of the most famous
newspaper ever produced at a very reasonable price, and far less
than you would likely pay at an auction house.
Price $1495 -