The Observer Archive

Being able to look at a copy of the Observer from the date you were born or the date you got married is what makes our newspaper gifts memorable keepsakes. You can select the date of whatever special occasion you want and be able to look back at the headlines from that date throughout history.

FROM £19.99
the observer original newspaper archive

The Observer Newspaper

Historic Newspapers offer excellent birthday newspapers and anniversary newspaper gifts, like our archive of headlines from the Observer newspaper. You can go beyond the customised date and personalise the gift to include the recipient’s name and a loving message.

Historic Newspapers holds an extensive collection of newspapers, with the UK’s largest Observer archive. Your newspaper will even come with a Certificate of Authenticity, which guarantees that your copy of the Observer is an authentic original newspaper.

To have a look at the range of newspaper editions that we have in our archive for your special day, choose the date in the drop down boxes.


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18155 reviews

Gemma April 18 2024

So suprised I was able to get an…

So suprised I was able to get an original 50 year old paper.

Marguerite Reith April 18 2024

Delivered on time in Australia

Delivered on time in Australia Easy online ordering process

Carol Sanham April 17 2024

Excellent service

Excellent service, order confirmation and delivery very efficient. Quality of the book is brilliant, my other half an ardent Arsenal fan is loving it, thank you.


I have used this site 3 times and have…

I have used this site 3 times and have always had a great service each time . The people that recieved the personal news papers loved them .

Mr P April 17 2024

My order

My order, which was for a 40th birthday present, was processed quickly and delivered promptly in a beautifully presented gift box. Couldn't ask for more really.

Anonymous April 17 2024

Great service

Great service. Came super fast all the way to New Zealand.

Deborah Maccoby April 16 2024

Two newspapers

Two newspapers, which I needed for research purposes, arrived promptly and are very useful. I keep all the clippings in a beautiful red box which I ordered with my first purchase from Historic Newspapers. As long as you have a specific date, you can order any newspaper you want; and it arrives quickly with a certificate of authentication (I keep all the certificates in my box too).

Desmond Green April 16 2024

Great value and price

Great value and price. A good piece of literature to dip into. Top quality!

Laurence F April 16 2024

Got exactly what I wanted (x2)

Got exactly what I wanted (x2). :-)

Carole simpson April 16 2024

The book looks amazing it's for my…

The book looks amazing it's for my husband's birthday he will love it .the service and quick delivery was impeccable will certainly use this company again