Saturday, 7 February 2009

Whig is 175

Happy 175th birthday Kingston Whig-Standard.

The elusive first edition of the British Whig, owned by Dr. Edward John Barke, rolled off the press on Feb. 7, 1834.

The future of the print edition rests with Sun Media, now that it owns the Osprey Media chain of dailies.

Today's Whig story says attempts to locate a copy of the first British Whig edition have been unsuccessful, but a carefully preserved second edition can be found in the W. J. Jordan Special Collections Library at Queen's University.

The Whig is appealing to newspaper collectors to contact the newspaper if they have, or know of, a Vol. 1, No. 1 edition.

A collector quoted in Ann Lukits' Whig story says Vol. 1, No. 1 from 1834 could be worth about $1,000.

1 comment:

  1. Shhh...$1,000...PKP might try to sell it off for a few extra bucks in his pocket!