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There's no need to settle for just the headlines when you can get the complete newspaper! Old Newspapers have fast become a hugely popular commemorative keepsake that can be treasured by the recipient for years to come. People simply cannot believe that the newspaper is a genuine original and has been preserved so well since the day it was printed.

Some of the most popular events, dates and occasions to give old newspapers as gifts on include birthday and anniversary dates, or special milestones like a graduation or retirement. Revisiting these personal dates of importance through the news reported at the time offers an authentic and unrivalled insight into the past. This wave of nostalgia and trip down memory lane is what contributes to making Old Newspapers such unique gifts that can be referred to and enjoyed for years to come as they're passed on through future generations.

Original Newspapers

The entire collection of old newspapers held in the archive is currently over 7 million, making it the world's largest private archive that spans a range of dates back to the 17th century. The most comprehensive coverage is from over the last 100 years and a newspaper can almost be guaranteed for any day dating back to 1900. There is also a range of titles to choose from for the majority of dates, many of which are specific to certain regions, or have even long since been discontinued, making them that bit more personal and special for the person receiving them.

Every old newspaper is not only checked for it's quality but also to ensure that it is a legitimate genuine original, and not a reprint or copy made at a later date. This also means that all our old newspapers are becoming increasingly rare as once a particular title or date is sold out then a replacement is unlikely to be sourced. Remember that these are genuine originals and not copies of old newspapers. Previously the archive was been built from collections held by a range of institutions around the world including libraries and universities from as far a field as Australia and America.

Old Newspapers as Gifts

There are a huge range of presentation options which perfectly complement old news papers, not only making them look great but also helping to protect and preserve them. Choices include a selection of gift boxes, presentation folders, picture frames, wine and spirit gift sets, bound books and more. Many of these can also be further personalised with options such as gold embossing the recipient's name.

A personalised certificate of authenticity is an optional extra that is included at no extra charge, not only certifying the newspaper as a genuine original but also providing the perfect finishing touch to an already very personal gift. Add their name, the occasion being celebrated and even a personal message to the certificate accompanying their old newspaper to ensure yours is the gift that they will remember. For best results search the archive by entering your date of interest, alternatively a comprehensive list of popular titles and dates can be found here.

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