An Annotated Index of Newspaper Editions Known to |
Have Been Reprinted
With Ancillary Detecting Reprints Information
Compiled By Rick Brown - HistoryBuff.com
In I931, Joseph Gavit, Senior Librarian, New York State Library, compiled a list of known
newspaper edition reprints. That list comprised approximately 150
known reprint editions and variations. In January 1992, I began
the task of updating Gavit's list. The first printing of this mongraph was published in October 1992 and had forty-five pages. This updated edition contains 567 reprint editions on eleven additional pages than the 1992 edition. Approximately 75% of these listings include identifying factors to look for to determine authenticity. There are two versions of this monograph - E-Book and Hard Copy. (See below for the differences in editions.)
A Must Have For
Antiquarian Book Sellers, Libraries, Ephemera Dealers
Unfortunately, about 80% of the newspaper reprints were produced over 100 years ago, so they look old and often fool the owners, appraisers and antique dealers. Even curators of special collections at universities sometimes declare the specimen as an original when it is actually a reprint. The first newspaper reprint was produced in 1825 and hundreds more were published by the 1870s.
There is one specific 1800s newspaper edition that appears on an average of three new listings weekly on Ebay. In my 12 years of using Ebay personally, this edition has been listed over 1,500 times and ONLY ONE OF THEM was an original - despite the owner claiming their specimen is an original. Often, other newspaper editions listed on Ebay are actually reprints and seldom does the seller advise that it is a reprint.
Protect your reputation and quit
over-paying for historic newspaper reprints!!!