18th century newspaper turns up at Goodwill

It's up for sale if you're interested.

David Madden
October 26, 2018 - 12:44 pm
18th century newspaper turns up at Goodwill.

Courtesy of Heather Randall

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WOODBURY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Attention, history buffs.

A relatively well preserved copy of an 18th century Philadelphia newspaper has turned up in, of all places, a Goodwill donation center in South Jersey, and they’re putting it up for sale. 

Dated Dec. 28, 1774, the “Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser” has the news of the day and a couple ads in it.

It turned up at the Goodwill donation center in Woodbury back in April. 

E-commerce manager Heather Randall has spent months trying to get it authenticated.

18th century newspaper turns up at Goodwill.
Courtesy of Heather Randall

Now that she knows it’s real, it’s available.
    
"The item is set in between two panes of glass. It does have some water markings on it and things like that. But with the proper restoration, it probably would be quite an interesting piece," she said. 

A New York auction house appraised its value at between $6,000 and $18,000. Goodwill will use the proceeds to fund its programs.

For more information on the sale please contact shopgoodwill@goodwillnj.org.