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Original Newspaper From 1968 (50th Birthday)

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Product Description
Key Features: 
  • Available in a standard gift box, a luxury edition gift box or a wooden presentation box
  • Collates a variety of newspaper clippings from the date of your choice
  • No photocopies or reproductions, this is the real thing! 
Our original newspapers are a real piece of history taken straight from the archives, complete with the distinctive smell and unmistakable feel. They're a unique and personal gift that's guaranteed to make their 50th birthday extra special. Choose one of our gift box options that will also include a personalised Certificate of Authenticity, with the recipient's name and a message of your choice.

  • Personalise the certificate with a name in up to 30 characters, an occasion in up to 40 characters and a personal message in up to 70 characters to appear over two lines. 
  • We will personalise the certificate exactly how it is entered so please ensure all spelling and punctuation is correct. 
Choosing Your Newspaper Date:
  • Simply select the date you wish to appear from the calendar icon. 
  • Please be aware that on dates when there was a general strike, one day strike or office strike, many newspapers were not printed and we are unable to source the majority of newspapers for these dates. 
Please Note:

We are unable to source The Times newspaper for the following dates:
  • 1926 - 5th April to 13th May (the General Strike; no newspapers printed)
  • 1955 - 23rd March to 20th April (general strike; no newspapers available for this date range)
  • 1971 - 19th to 23rd September (general strike; no newspapers printed)
  • 1972 - 23rd to 27th July (general strike; no newspapers printed)
  • 1975 - 14th November (one day strike; no newspapers printed)
  • 1977 - 4th to 10th March (The Times on strike)
  • 1978 - 17th March (The Times on strike)
  • 1978 - 24th March (The Times on strike)
  • 1978 - 27th to 31st March (The Times on strike)
  • 1978/79 - 1st December 1978 to 13th November 1979 (The Times on strike)
  • 1983 - 26th November (The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian on strike)
  • 1983 - 28th to 29th November (The Times on strike)
A number of newspaper groups do not print on Good Friday or Christmas Day.

Some dates on which special events took place may also incur additional charges (this is because they are much rarer newspapers than other dates), but our team will contact you prior to dispatch to confirm you wish to proceed with the additional cost.

Gift Box Options:
  • We have a choice of presentation boxes to help complete your gift. Our red Standard Gift Box comes printed with 'A Day to Remember' in elegant silver foil. The newspaper itself is delicately wrapped in tissue and carefully packed with the Certificate of Authenticity.
  • The dark green Premium Gift Box is silver embossed with 'A Day to Remember...' on the front cover and is almost twice the size of our standard gift box. 
  • Or pull out all the stops with the elegantly hand-made Wooden Presentation Box. Lined with lavish red felt, the box features two brass hinges and a locking catch that ensures the Original Newspaper will always be safe. There’s no better way to display a piece of history and it’s the perfect option if you’re looking to really push the boat out.
Customer Reviews (81)

98% would recommend this to a friend

/ 5
Second time I've used Getting Personal. Good choice of gifts.
Very good place to buy a gift.
By E. T. from Scotland
/ 5
Great purchase
So impressed would love one myself.
By Windowlicker340 from Lancashire
/ 5
Great birthday keep sake
A great keep sake for my wife's birthday came on time and the newspaper was just what I wanted we definitely order again the online ordering real easy keep up the great work high recommend ??
By Tiny from Berkshire
/ 5
Recipient delighted
My 50yr old sis in law was delighted with the gift
By Ratz from Aberdeen
/ 5
50th gift
Very good quality and it looked the same as the picture. Really pleased with purchase.
By Kitty from Warwickshire
/ 5
satisfied customer
The newspaper arrived soon after ordering. I have not completely unwrapped it as it was well presented and is for a present,The newspaper is the correct date The box is sturdy, a happy customer.
By exiled geordie from Milton Keynes
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