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Original Newspaper From 1988 (Pearl Wedding Anniversary)

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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 1988 is a unique and personal gift that's guaranteed to make their pearl wedding anniversary a special one. Our Original Newspaper gift boxes options include a personalised Certificate of Authenticity, which features the recipient's name and a message of your choice. 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. There's no better way to own a piece of history! 

  • 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 (11)

100% would recommend this to a friend

/ 5
Excellent quality item
This item arrived extremely well packaged and in a gorgeous presentation box. Everything about it is excellent quality and I have no hesitation in recommending this to others.
By Helen from West Yorkshire
/ 5
Great Purchase
Great product. Bought for husband for Pearl Anniversary and he loved it.
By Lindy from Nottingham
/ 5
Original news paper
My husband will love it .lovely gift very pleased
By Rosie from Merseyside
/ 5
Great Gift
Amazing quality, fantastic presentation box and would recommend spending the extra it really brings out the best in the gift.
By Garlar from Cornwall
/ 5
Well received gift
Gift was of a very high quality and presented very nicely. It was received very well, it is the kind of thing that you think to do at the time but never remember.
By philgb from Ealing
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Premium Gift Box
My friends absolutely loved this gift. It is always difficult to get a gift for a man on a Pearl Anniversary! As they are quite far away from me I did not see the paper itself, but they read it start to end, and reminisced! Great gift of nostalgia.
By Rena33 from Warrington
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