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 We have been collectors and dealers of Rare & Early Newspapers since 1975. Timothy Hughes, our founder, is still the centerpiece of our efforts, with Guy Heilenman serving as part-owner and the manager of daily affairs. We only offer authentic originals (no reproductions). Some of the most collectible topics, titles, and categories include: the Oxford/London Gazette (dating back to 1665, British and Colonial American titles from the 1700's (including the Revolutionary War era), reports re: many of the Founding Fathers of America - Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, etc., the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Old West era, one of the largest offerings of Harper's Weekly (including prints by Thomas Nast and Winslow Homer), and most historic events of the 20th Century - politcs, sports, inventions, disasters, triumphs, and more. “History is never more fascinating than when read from the day it was first reported.” (Tim Hughes, Founder of Rare & Early Newspapers, 1976)

Why Purchase From Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers?

We strive to provide you with the best eBay purchasing experience possible!

"...desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things...", Hebrews 13:18

  • Items are guaranteed to be authentic.
  • 30+ years of excellence and respect in the hobby (please see our feedback).
  • Accurately described items - no negative surprises!
  • All orders are packaged with extreme care.
  • Orders are usually shipped within 24 business hours of receiving payment.
  • Expedited shipping is available.
  • Low S&H fees (see detailed S&H policy).
  • Combined shipping on multiple purchases.
  • Free tracking for all shipments.
  • Free insurance for all U.S. bound orders over $200.
  • We also collect (and purchase)  historic newspapers & are consultants to several  major institutions.
  • Full refunds (please view our refund policy).

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The History's Newsstand Blog...
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About Us...
    We have been dealers in rare newspaper for more than a quarter century, and currently serve as consultants to the Freedom Forum Newseum, and are members of the American Antiquarian Society. We have been referenced in The Wall Street Journal, Nicholson Baker's #1 best seller Double Fold, the New Yorker, The Robb Report, as well as scholarly and historically-themed publications. Our issues have been or are on display at The Civil War Museum (PA), The Stephen Decatur House Museum, Disney World, as well as many other historical museums throughout the country, and are found hanging on the walls of the Supreme Court. We are acknowledged as one of the top collectors and dealers of original and historic newspapers in the world. Every item we offer is guaranteed to be absolutely genuine and as described.
Seven Employees...
     Timothy Hughes started the business as a hobby nearly 30 years ago, operating it part-time in the evenings and weekends for several years. As the business continued to grow, it became a full-time enterprise in 1989, with full-time and part-time employees eventually being hired for our current compliment of seven engaged in the sale of early and rare newspapers from the 1500's to the present day.
Computerized Inventory...
     Our modern office and warehouse are located in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and feature state-of-the art equipment for the efficient management of an inventory of over  two million newspapers and 18th century magazines, as well as the production of the archival-quality protective folders which we create in custom sizes for proper newspaper storage.
Growing With The Hobby...
     Thirteen computers are in use to maximize the efficiency of catalog preparation, website work, inventory control, and bookkeeping, allowing us to be quick to respond to the special requests and many inquiries received on a daily basis. Warehouse and office space have increased to nearly 10,000 sq. ft. as our inventory and staff have continued to grow with eBay listings and website sales commanding more attention.
What Others Have Said About Us ...

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Meet the Staff - Video...
     The following video will help put a face on the staff, business, and inventory of Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers...  History's Newsstand.  A desire is for our eBay friends to know who we are so they may bid with confidence:

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