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 fifteen copy of
this historic paper that we have owned in 35+ years. Here is a
description of the condition. Overall we would rate it as Very Good.
Overall toning minimal for this age paper and there is light age
staining (that has a light rust color) on the lower half of the
front cover. The outside edges are clean and sharp with the
exception of one area on the left side edge about 1/2 way down ad
you can see in the close-up picture. .The horizontal center fold
(where the most wear usually shows in old newspapers is in good
condition with no separation or tears.
Inside section/pages are also in very good condition with minor
toning and a few spots.
Overall we would rate this paper good to very good. It will frame
and display very nicely. 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.
Photos on the left side of this
page are photos of the actual paper being offered.
Price $1595 -