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sdevlin
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posted 01-17-2013 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sdevlin   Click Here to Email sdevlin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My husband worked out at KSC for 45 years prior to his stroke in 2008. He saved many local newspapers with space related historical events on the front page. He also has patches, pictures and various other spaccce related items. Right now we are interested in knowing if the Today newspapers, from Apollo events (including Apollo 13, to Shuttle launches, are worth anything. Thank you.

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posted 01-17-2013 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are worth something, but in actual dollar value that is a little hard to tell. I collect newspapers and have several of them, but have never paid a lot for any of them. I just sent to my frame shop a really nice and near mint New York Times to have the front page framed and the rest laminated for reading purposes.

Patches will depend on their manufacturer.

Go4Launch
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posted 01-18-2013 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The main "problem" with newspapers gaining value is that so many of them were printed. You can buy a newspaper on Lincoln's assassination, for example, quite cheaply. Also, with a high acid content in newsprint, they will eventually crumble.

That said, however, the TODAY newspapers from Apollo are terrific in terms of capturing the feel of the era and thus may command a little bit of a premium among certain space heads!

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posted 01-18-2013 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As for preserving such great historic moments, when framing the paper, you have it lightly sprayed with a d-acidic to reduce the deteriorating factors of the papers composition. That is what my frame shop does for me as they are currently framing two historic space event newspapers.

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posted 01-18-2013 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the meantime, assuming they are loose, keep them flat sandwiched between sheets of acid-free/archival paper. Also, out of the sun and in a controlled environment (~65-70F constant temp and 50-70% humidity). In your house (assuming A/C and heat where needed), is usually fine as long as the other factors are considered.

All times are CT (US)

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