...to view newspapers for your selected date.
We offer original newspapers from the date of your choice, an ideal gift for birthdays,
anniversaries and other special occasions. Our archive of gift newspapers are genuine,
old newspapers – not copies. We certify each original gift newspaper as authentic.
All of our newspaper gifts come with a personalised Certificate of Authenticity.
These certificates can be personalised with the name of the recipient, the occasion
being celebrated, as well as a personal message. Personalising the Certificate enhances
the very special appeal of this personalised newspaper gift. You will be able to
personalise your certificate during the order process, when buying your Anniversary
or Birthday Newspaper, and can preview the certificate to ensure that you are completely
happy with it, before you purchase your personalised newspaper gift.
Our newspaper collection is very old, and some are very rare. We even have an old
newspaper from 1801. Although we have newspapers for most dates going back over
200 years, most of the old newspapers we sell are from the last 100 years, because
they are bought as a gift newspaper for someone’s birthdate or anniversary. In 2006
we did supply an old commemorative newspaper to celebrate someone’s 110th birthday!
We have now assembled a collection of over 7 million archive gift newspapers, which
are stored in our newspaper archive near Wigtown, in south-west Scotland. These
old archive newspapers have been purchased over the years from libraries, goverrnment
departments and universities, who have traditionally kept an archive of historic
newspapers, but no longer had the space to do so. Rather than see these old newspapers
destroyed, they were collected into an archive of gift newspapers to be sold as
birthdate newspapers, or to celebrate an anniversary. Our newspaper archive in Scotland
is perfect environment to preserve an old newspaper, because archive newspapers
need to be stored in dark damp environments. An old newspaper need to retain moisture,
to avoid it drying out and becoming brittle. Our coastal location near Wigtown,
is perfect to store our historic newspaper archive because of the dampness in the
A Birthday Newspaper or Anniversary Newspaper makes a very special gift because
it can have real personal resonance with the recipient, as it will be from the actual
date they were born or married. This gives the gift a special meaning to the recipient,
as it will bring back memories from their wedding day or give an insight as to what
was happening in the world on the day they were born. This can make a birthday newspaper
a very rewarding personal gift offering.
Many of our birth date newspapers are bought for ‘special’ birthdays, like a 40th,
50th or 60th birthday, as our old historic newspapers are seen as a very meaningful
Our Anniversary Newspapers also make popular anniversary gifts, and are particularly
sought after for Silver, Ruby and Golden wedding anniversaries. Anniversary Newspapers
are also bought for a ‘first anniversary’, which is the Paper Anniversary. We offer
a special Anniversary Newspaper Presentation Folder, which contains an original
old newspaper from a couple’s wedding date, as well as a newspaper from each partner’s
We operate Monday to Friday only, so weekends and holidays do not count in timescales
quoted. Orders placed before 12 midday begin production that day, while
orders received after this time begin the following day. Orders placed
on a Friday afternoon or over a weekend will begin production on Monday.
The majority of our gifts are made to order, so please allow time for the product to be made (despatched)
as well as the time for delivery. The table above outlines our production time for both standard and urgent orders,
please add these to the postage lead time for an accurate idea of when you’ll receive your item(s).
You can track your order via our 'Where's My Order' tracking facility.
Standard Lead Time from despatch (airmail):
Urgent Lead Time from despatch (Fedex courier):