We are fortunate to have discovered another original of this famous edition of the Chicago Tribune of November 3, 1948. It is the complete front section of the original and authentic 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 scarce. This is one of the very best in terms of condition. . Here is a description of the condition. Overall we would rate it as very fine - excellent. The paper has only very slight toning inthe folds - bearly noticable. The edges are clean and crisp. The paper was stored flat by the original owner so there is no horizontal fold in the center. The inside pages are in very good condition. It would look excellent framed.
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire one of the most famous newspaper ever produced. S If you are searching for one of these rare newspapers this is your chance to to acquire this highly sought after newspaper in truly excellent condition at a price far less than you would likely pay at an auction house. Looks great in an office or library or is an exceptional gift item.
We just recently acquired this fine specimen so we haven't even had time yet to post new photos. The photos you see on this page are from a paper in nice condition -but no where near as nice as the one we now have for sale.