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In addition to the world's largest Historic Newspapers archive there are a range of special Newspaper Books, Nostalgic Gifts and other Newspaper Gifts available. Explore special dates, great sporting moments, major historical events and much, much more...

Old Newspapers Online: About Historic Newspapers

Historic Newspapers is the world's largest private archive housing over four million old newspapers. It is an unmatched collection, growing every day. The archive is created primarily from UK newspapers, both national and regional titles. Spanning the last four centuries, anyone can buy old newspapers and gift them to those fascinated by history.

This extensive collection has been assembled due to our network of various national and local libraries, government departments, and universities that, in years gone by, used to hold a newspaper from every day. As a result, our newspaper archives offer an unrivalled insight into the past, giving individuals the resources to find old newspapers up to 1900.

The popularity of giving and receiving original newspapers continues to rise as their rarity grows. This, in turn, further increases both the monetary and sentimental value for the owners. As only genuine originals are held in the archive, once an original newspaper title for a certain date has been sold, it's unlikely to be replaced. This makes milestone birthday dates immensely popular, as a newspaper from their birth date provides a fantastic trip down memory lane.

Birthday newspapers or papers from important dates in an individual's life are eye-opening. We offer a range of carefully selected gifts for all manner of occasions. Special birthday newspaper books to personalised football books are amongst our bestsellers, whilst our day you were born gifts are wholly nostalgic.

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