DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN

The World's Most Famous
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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 scarce.
 

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 -