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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
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New York Times 11/23/1963

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New York Times 11/23/1963
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Please know that I cannot accept any requests for "live conversations" such as phone calls. I must research up-to-date data to give the most accurate answer.

Sometimes my customers click the wrong button when they really do not want a "live conversation." Please be careful what choices you click on.

The day after JFK was shot.....this issue should be significant.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

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I thank you in advance for your patience.

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Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.

Hello Melita,

My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.

I wish I could tell you that a newspaper printed the day after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated is very valuable. The problem is that everyone saved their copies of that issue, so they are anything but rare.

If your newspaper is in perfect condition, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $25. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount, or $10, depending on location and actual condition. As time goes on, the value may go up, but it is doubtful.

One more thing: make sure that plastic envelope is acid-free, or it will accelerate the yellowing of the paper.

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

The is from a site that specializes in rare newspapers.

"The biggest problem with Kennedy papers is the simple rule of supply and demand. Because so many people kept these papers, there is a plentiful supply that collectors can tap into which makes their monetary value very low. (There are a few exceptions to this rule, such as afternoon editions of the Dallas newspapers and some "extra" editions that were printed the day of the assassination.

From a collection standpoint, most libraries already have microfilmed copies of the paper that are well-suited for research purposes. DPL, for example, has microfilm of the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and New York Times, that include November 22, 1963. We also offer access to the New York Times Historical database, which includes electronic copies of articles from the paper of record."

From my research, I was able to determine a value of $250 for a pristine copy of the New York Times dated Nov 23, 1963 that not only included the Kennedy assassination but the news that Oswald was shot.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

The following image shows what your issue of the New York Times is selling for.

(It is $250 and not in as good a condition as yours). Please remember this is the current retail price.

I read the front page. Oswald is not mentioned; so, I must have been wrong there.

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Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.

Hi Melita,

I am just checking in to see if you have any additional questions about your item?

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Let me know,
Kind regards,