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.

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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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17459 reviews

Rocky December 8 2023

Fun and original Christmas gift

This is a fun Christmas gift for the men in my family. Especially my father. We share a love of history. The books came out very nice and they even place their names on the books. Being a US customer make sure you give time for them to arrive if you want them for Christmas. The customer service team really helped also.

MR PLATT December 7 2023


Fast, reliable, great presentation! Thoroughly recommend.

Kazgirl December 7 2023

Magical moment

Seeing the joy on my husband face when he received this for his birthday was all it took.

Wendy Young December 7 2023

Excellent service

Well packaged and delivered very quickly. Exactly what I ordered and expected.

Rasika Peiris December 7 2023

Great quality for price

Great quality for price. Beautifully done

MS GILLIAN SELWOOD December 7 2023

Football news

A good place to shop for an unusual gift.Arrived promptly and lovely quality. Can't say if he likes it until he opens it at Christmas but hopefully he will

Rita December 7 2023

bought for husbands christmas present…

bought for husbands christmas present so not looked inside, but it looks really lovely

Tricia Currie December 7 2023

Unique and Relevant

Very unique product and perfect as a gift

Katie December 7 2023

Perfect gift

Great gift, I brought the Manchester united book as a gift for my partner this Christmas. He hasn’t seen it yet but I know he will love it. Great quality book, lovely gift box and arrived before the expected delivery date.