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Dewey Defeats Truman... The best we have seen...

Item # 637169

November 3, 1948

Price reduced by $1,000 (see note below)!


* Most recognized and sought after headline of the 20th century

See the photos for what is arguably the most recognizable headline of the 20th century: "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN". Even those not remotely knowledgeable about historic newspapers are familiar with this headline as it appeared in countless history books, historical reviews of the 20th century, and presidential campaign and election reports.
It was the early "two star" edition of this paper which printed this famous error, changed with the second edition. And there were actually two different "two star" editions, one noting "City 54 pages" above the stars (this issue) and the other without "City 54 pages". The former has 54 pages and the latter 40 pages. It is interesting to note that the typesetters of the Tribune were on strike at the time so much of this issue was set using a typewriter, giving it its amateur appearance.  Some sentences are even pasted in upside down.
This issue is complete in 54 pages and three sections, and is in the best condition for any such issue we have offered. Where typically this issue has toning at the central fold, this issue does not, and nor is there any wear anywhere within the issue. Just the slightest, minor tears at some margins as would be expected, but otherwise in as close to perfect condition as anyone would expect. For any collector wanting the "best of the best" of this famous newspaper, this is the one to have.

Note: This issue would typically be priced $1,000 higher than what is shown, and many have sold at the higher price. We are offering this at a significant discount due to an extraordinary opportunity we recently had to obtain a few of this hard-to-find collectable issue.

Category: The 20th Century

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