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Original Newspaper From 1948 (70th 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 Newspaper from 1948 is a unique and personal gift that's guaranteed to make their 40th birthday. Choose one of our gift box options that includes a personalised Certificate of Authenticity with the recipient's name and a message of your choice.

There's no better way to own a piece of history than with a newspaper from the actual date it was printed. There are no cheap photocopies or reproductions, only the real thing taken straight from the archives complete with the distinctive smell and unmistakable feel of an old newspaper.

When The Times is not available another newspaper will be selected. 

  • 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.

When The Times is not available another newspaper will be selected. 

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 (68)

100% would recommend this to a friend

/ 5
Nice birthday gift
Purchased tis for my Brothers 70th birthday. He was very impressed with the gift.
By Peterdb from Lancashire
/ 5
Best birthday gift ever
I can honestly say this is the best birthday gift ever purchased. What do you get a lady who is 70 and has everything except a newspaper from the day she was born. She was thriled to receive it. Thanks for making her gift so special
By Pete from Romford
/ 5
well worth having
This was for a special occasion. The presentation was fantastic, felt very proud to give this as a gift to my father-in-laws 70th birthday. It came in a lovely presentation box with gold writing on the lid. The newspaper was so carefully wrapped in tissue paper. You can tell that the people responsible take pride in their job. Thankyou xx
By Diddles from Southampton
/ 5
Excellent purchase
Extra special gift for a special birthday. The recipients have loved their gift
By Bonnylass from Edinburgh
/ 5
Ideal birthday present
Outstanding service, speedy, professional and item immaculate and well presented. Definitely use again. 5 stars all round
By Mrs M from Scotland
/ 5
Delighted with Goods
The item purchased is excellant,well presented gift to give. Delivered on time,packaged well to prevent any damage in transit.
By Tubs from Norwich
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