The Independent Archive

An old archive edition of the Independent newspaper is a very memorable birthday or anniversary gift. Recipients love to read what was happening in the news on their date of birth or on the day of their wedding. It creates a fascinating connection with their past, which make these old issues of the Independent newspaper stand out as such a special gift.

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The Independent Newspaper

Your newspaper gift can be further personalised by adding the recipient’s name, the occasion, and a personal greeting on the Certificate of Authenticity, which acts as a guarantee that your copy of the Independent is a genuine original newspaper.

Historic Newspapers have the UK’s largest archive of the Independent, stretching back over one hundred years. To see the newspaper titles we have for your chosen special day, simply select the date in the box below.

The Independent Supplements

The Independent provided a colour magazine with the newspaper from Saturday 10th September 1988. A new “Weekend” review was also added to the paper.

The newspaper launched “Extra” on 25th April 2006. This was a second features addition and it was published from Monday to Friday. On 23rd September 2008, the main newspaper converted to full colour and the “Extra” supplement was renamed “Independent Life Supplement”. The Independent also includes a separate sports summary with the Monday edition of the paper and an ”Arts and Books” pull-out on every Friday. Saturday’s edition of the Independent currently includes “The Independent Colour Magazine“, the “Information Magazine” and a “Sport” newspaper supplement.


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Steve Besford Trustpilot product review 5 star rating November 3 2019

Quality and unusual birthday gift

Apart from problems with delivery, which wasn’t the fault of Historic Newspapers I am very happy with my purchase, which arrived in a smart box with the precise greeting and message I’d requested.

J Groves Trustpilot product review 5 star rating November 3 2019

Great company

I accidentally picked the wrong date but they let me return for full refund which I didn't expect but appreciated. Came quick and the paper is really great

Jan Farrar Trustpilot product review 5 star rating November 3 2019

Prompt service

Prompt service, speedy delivery and newspaper in excellent condition. Thank you very much!

John Hancock Trustpilot product review 5 star rating November 3 2019

I was very impressed and so was my…

I was very impressed and so was my Father. Beautiful presentation. Would recommend this present to anyone. Fantastic gift.

Mrs.Curley Trustpilot product review 4 star rating November 2 2019

Item arrived exactly as ordered.

Item arrived exactly as ordered. My only comment would be that the print on the newspapers is extremely small and will need a magnifying glass to read.