‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ Paper Found
December 7, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
GARLAND, Texas, (UPI) — A Texas auction covered in an episode of A&E’s “Storage Wars: Texas” featured the discovery of an infamous “Dewey Defeats Truman” Chicago Tribune edition.
Mary Padian and Moe Prigoff of Dallas placed a winning bid of $800 on a Garland, Texas, storage unit and inside they discovered a Nov. 3, 1948, edition of the newspaper featuring the erroneous headline, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.
The paper, which cost 4 cents at the time of its printing, is estimated to be worth $2,000.
“It’s pretty much digging through crap,” Mary Padian said of bidding on storage lockers. “No one’s really going to leave something valuable in the majority of these lockers. It’s just finding a gem in the middle of a haystack.”
The find was documented on a recent episode of A&E’s “Storage Wars: Texas.”