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About Us...

    We have been dealers in rare and historic newspapers for more than 30 years 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 in Harrisburg, 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 over 40 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 increased hard-copy listings, eBay offerings, and website sales commanding more attention.
 

What Others Have Said About Us ... (full transcripts available upon request)

Philadelphia Inquirer, The Robb Report, American Journalism, etc.
The Financial Times (London)
Sun-Gazette (Williamsport)
The Wall Street Journal
The Associated Press

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