How much is my newspaper or periodical worth?
The Library of Congress does not provide individuals information on the current market value of newspapers, periodicals, books, prints, and other items. If you wish to find out the value of your items, you might consider contacting a dealer in old newspapers or an antiquarian bookseller. More information on who you can contact can be found here.
In addition, standard reference sources on prices of old books, magazines, and newspapers are available in most large libraries. These may also contain records of auction sales and may list advertisements from members wanting to buy or sell old newspapers. If you're interested, we suggest that you see the reference librarian at your local library for assistance.
Some state libraries and public libraries may also retain a list of newspaper appraisers. For instance, we found this helpful list of newspaper appraisers that the NY State Library has compiled.
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