Historic Newspapers is the UK's largest private archive of old newspapers, with well over 7 million genuine originals in a collection that's growing every day. This historic catalogue has been put together over the years to create a wonderful archive that captures the last four centuries of our history.
This extensive collection has been assembled thanks to close relationships with various national and local Libraries, Government Departments, and Universities that, in years gone by, used to hold a newspaper from every day. Traditionally, The Times in particular was the newspaper of choice, but the archive is now made up of hundreds of national and regional titles, many coming from private collectors. In the sixties and seventies many of these institutions micro-fiched their archive newspapers in order to free up space. They then sold off their back issue newspapers accordingly to lucky collectors such as ourselves.
The popularity of giving and receiving original newspapers continues to rise as their rarity increases. This, in turn, further increases both the monetary and sentimental value for the owners. They make a special keepsake gift for any occasion or event and are particularly popular for birthdays, anniversaries, retirements and weddings, to name but a few.
Milestone birthday dates are always popular, as everyone loves to receive and read a newspaper from the day they were born. It provides a fantastic trip down memory lane, while in addition to the newspaper itself there are a huge range of special presentation options to add the perfect finishing touch and ensure the newspaper is protected and preserved. This means it can be enjoyed for years to come. The sense of nostalgia for those receiving birthdate newspapers will prompt fond memories and leave others asking themselves "What happened on the day I was born?". A quick read through all the positive testimonials and reviews from those that have both given and received commemorative newspapers is a tribute to this!
Historic Newspaper Gifts
Because some people simply can't believe they've been preserved so perfectly over such an extended period, one question that's frequently asked of our past newspapers is whether they're actually genuine originals. This is why every single historical newspaper that we send out comes with a certificate of authenticity guaranteeing the newspapers age and legitimacy. To make this even more special it can be personalised with any name, date, occasion and a personal message, at no extra charge. The full range of gift pack presentation options to compliment all of our original birthday newspapers can be seen here. Alternatively, simply select your favourite title after specifying your special date to choose from the huge range of folders, frames and gift boxes available.
With the ability to despatch past editions dating back to before 1900 in just 1-2 days, we are the world's number one for buying historic newspapers. With over 40,000 date of birth, wedding and anniversary dates readily available this is no small feat. What's more, the large selection of titles available for each date, in addition to all the Victorian newspapers, can also be purchased dating back to before 1830.
Searching our newspaper archives couldn't be easier. If you're are interested in a particular date simply select it to browse the range of titles we have available for that day. Alternatively, there may be a particular title that you're interested in. Again, the full range of dates available from our huge selection of both present and past newspaper titles are displayed once a particular title has been specified. For any special requests we have a dedicated research team who can be contacted here. You'll note that some of these great old newspaper titles have long since folded, or merged with others, but are still available. Some of the most popular examples include the Picture Post, Morning Post and Daily Sketch which can all still be sourced from the Historic Newspapers archive.
Newspapers From The Day You Were Born
In addition to original newspapers from any date of birth, we also produce some very special personalised newspaper books. These tabloid-size books are all hand-bound hardbacks which have been made to order. The range varies and includes both special birthday and anniversary editions that consist of entire reproduced editions and selected front pages. These can be found at the bottom of the birthday newspapers page here with options to add a personal message and even gold emboss the front cover with any name.
So please enjoy searching the newspaper archive at your leisure and be sure to keep us in mind for any special occasions. Our thousands of happy customers spanning over a decade are testament to what a unique and fantastic keepsake gift historic newspapers are. If you have any questions then please be sure to get in touch and we will be delighted to assist you in any way we can.