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An opportunity for a newspaper that never existed...



Item # 695785

October 01, 1943

THE EDITOR'S DREAM, 'September 31"

* Fake publication w/ a futuristic headline

As the title of the newspaper implies, this is not a legitimate newspaper but rather a "dream" headline any publisher would love to print.
In large type is: “NAZIS QUIT ! ” “Hitler Seized in Mountain Hideout: Nazi Chiefs Nabbed“ with a photo showing Hitler behind bars. Even the date (no year noted) is not legitimate as September has only 30 days.
This was obviously created at some point before the end of World War II, very likely in 1943 as a movie advertised within was released in 1943. I suspect this was a product of the popular "Yank" magazine, in fact a "Yank" front wrapper may have been included as the front page begins with page 3. Many of the news reports within relate to the "news" of the Nazis ending the war.
The left side of the masthead notes: “Vol. 1 No. 1” and I’m not sure if there was ever another issue published. If there were more I suspect the headlines would have reflected other “editor’s dreams” relating to a hoped-for early end to the war.
Contains 28 pages, 11 by 14 inches, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.

Item from Catalog 342 (released for May, 2024)

Category: World War II