Lot 68: Rare complete issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune of November 3, 1948, 17 x 24, featuring the iconic banner headline "Dewey Defeats Truman." Central vertical and horizontal folds with wear to portions of the horizontal fold, scattered irregular toning to the upper section, and a few small edge chips and tears, otherwise fine condition. When the decision to print this paper was made, returns were coming in very slowly and time was running out before the deadline for the edition. The Tribune staff, based on the early returns, decided Dewey would be the next President. After the newspaper was delivered to the street, more returns came in and showed that Truman would in fact be reelected. The already delivered 'error' newspapers were gathered for return by staff members sent out to pick them up from newsstands and homes in the Chicago area. Original, entirely complete editions of this newspaper are becoming increasingly scarce.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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