Age has little to do with the value of a collectible, since the price of just about everything is decided by supply and demand, with the latter being the far more significant factor. If, let us say, just four issues survive of a certain newspaper, but there is only one collector who wants one, then the demand is satisfied and remaining specimens are of low value in spite of their great rarity. If however a hundred people want the same item, then its value grows as these collectors seek to outbid one another for its possession. And if a thousand specialists simply must have one for their collection, then the piece can grow to be of substantial value. This helps to explain why, for example, I can offer a two hundred year old British newspaper for $10.00, while an original edition of the famous headline issue of the 1948 has a value today of over $500.00. Because of the publicity surrounding that newspaper -we have all seen the famous AP photo of a beaming Harry Truman holding aloft a copy- the few that were not immediately recalled by the paper are very much in demand, while there are relatively few American collectors interested at present in the "atmosphere" content of the much older newspaper.
Deckled Edge. The rough uneven edges naturally present in early handmade papers, generallyobserved in newspapers and magazines printed before about 1830. The greatmajority of these original edges were lost to trimming when the papers werebound into volumes. Uncut newspapers and magazines retain these original, irregular edges, and arepreferred by the most demanding specialist collectors.
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Circular Classification – Special printed advertising supplement inserted and delivered with the newspaper or mailed directly to the consumer. Can be printed in tabloid or full newspaper size as desired, using color and paper better than regular newsprint to call attention to a special event or store wide sale. Occupant or resident mailing lists can be purchased for distribution of circulars.