“MEN WALK ON THE MOON” newspaper found in New York City house clean-out
I don’t know what’s crazier — the fact that I found this old issue of the New York Daily News from 1969 when two men landed on the moon, or the fact that its former owner bought it for only 8 cents.
I found this in an old desk when my crew and I were cleaning out a house. The owner had passed away and the family didn’t want it, either. But people like to save newspapers, especially those that display historical events. When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, publications got paid. The Chicago Tribune printed an extra 200,000 copies, while The New York Times sold more than 150,000 and later printed another 75,000, according to the publication’s Web site. After the publications were sold out, people started putting them for auction on eBay. The papers were selling for as much as $400.
But not all papers are such hot commodities. As you might have suspected, the more significant the event, the higher the price value. I would have assumed that the day two men landed on the moon would be of great importance, but duplicates of my 1969 Daily News issue are selling from as low as $3.99 to about $45 on eBay.
Still, finding this paper was a small step for me, but one giant leap for my antique collection.
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