Pearl Harbor Honolulu Star Bulletin Paper 1st Extra Edition With No Pictures- For SaleThe Holy Grail- one of a kind. The Ink smudge between the A and R in WAR----tells you this is an original 1st extra editionPlease read the info below in reference to the smudge .
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:Among the most collectible World War II newspapers is the eight-page, 1st Extra edition of the Dec. 7, 1941, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. the first U.S. newspapers to report Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the Star-Bulletin issued four editions featuring eye witness accounts throughout that day. Rarest is the one printed shortly after the attack ,it contains no pictures.
Reprints of the rare 1st Extra edition abound. Within a week, copies were sold to the public as historical mementos, many purchased by servicemen posted in Hawaii during the attack. Over decades, reprints have been offered as souvenirs at various tourist destinations including the Arizona Memorial, other museums and Hawaiian hotel gift shops. It is estimated tens of thousands of 1st Extra edition reprints were produced.
Experts who buy, sell and collect old newspapers advise that authentic 1st Extra editions show an obvious printing ink smudge between the "A" and "R" in the WAR! headline as well as an irregular smudge line over the paper's flag.They also note the folio at the top of each authentic 1st Extra edition thatpages 2,3,6,7,8 say December 1941 ,pages 4,5 say December 7 194
Reprints will say "December 7 ,1941" at the top of all pages.
pages 4,5 say December 7 1941
Valued at $1,800 to $2,000 in 1995, authentic 1st Extra editions graded Very Fine now fetch $3,200 to $3,800 and a cropped example graded Fine recently sold for $2,500. Since reprints produced within a week of the attack have earned as much as $400 and old souvenir reprints bring $15 to $50
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