DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN

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ORIGINAL DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN NEWSPAPER

We are fortunate to have discovered another complete and original copy of this famous edition of the Chicago Tribune of November 3, 1948. It is the original, authentic and complete newspaper with all three sections. .

This is arguably the most famous and sought after newspaper of all time. When the decision to print this paper was made, returns were coming in very slowly and time was running out before the deadline for the edition. The Tribune staff, based on the early returns, decided Dewey would be the next President. After the newspaper was delivered to the street, more returns came in and showed that Truman would be the ultimate winner and be reelected as President. The already delivered "error" newspapers were gathered for return by staff members sent out to pick them up from newsstands and homes in the Chicago area. It also has the paragraph of type in the upside down position as all original examples have since the newspaper workers in haste to get the edition to the newsstands made the error. Original editions of this newspaper are becoming increasingly scarce.

This is only the eighteen copy of this historic paper that we have owned in 37+ years and one of the very best Here is a description of the condition. Overall we would rate it as very good. The paper is lightly toned, a little more in the fold areas. There no significant areas of rips or tears. There is minor area of fraying along two edges and along the center horizontal fold which is typical for this age paper. The inside pages are in very good condition with some minor page pulls. Would look great framed.


On the front cover the original owner of the paper drew arrows above and below Dewey Defeats Truman showing creatively that it was in fact Truman that defeated Dewey. It appears that this was drawn in pencil. We have not attempted to remove the arrows because we felt it was clever and historically significant. Also interesting is a purple rubber stamp in the upper right hand corner stamped by the newspaper store that sold the paper to the owner in Iowa when the paper was first printed and distributed.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire one of the most famous newspaper ever produced in very good condition. Full and complete papers such as this one are increasingly hard to find. If you are searching for one of these rare newspapers this is your chance to to acquire this highly sought after newspaper in top condition at a price far less than you would likely pay at an auction house.

Price $1595 -