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Newspapers from day after Queen died are now selling for a fortune

Emma Guinness

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Newspapers from day after Queen died are now selling for a fortune

Despite the fact that Queen Elizabeth only died eight days ago, newspapers from the day after her death, dated September 9, are selling for a fortune.

The commemorative editions of British newspapers such as the Daily Mail and The Times are now worth hundreds of pounds, with one expert saying people are willing to spend so much as they are 'time capsules'. Have a listen below:

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The revelation was made on ITV's This Morning, where an expert said on a segment about Royal memorabilia: "Newspapers are fantastic. They are accessible. They're cheap. We can all buy them.

"But they're, in effect, a time capsule. In 20 years time, we can bring these out and we can have a look at all the memories on the day."

He added of newspapers from the day after the Queen died: "These are going for astronomical prices at the moment."

The Daily Mail's commemorative edition is reportedly selling for £100 after just a week, and The Times is going for a whopping £200 - despite an initial cost of 90p and £2.20 respectively.

British newspapers from the day after the Queen's death are now selling for a lot of money. Credit: Alamy/Paul Lawrenson
British newspapers from the day after the Queen's death are now selling for a lot of money. Credit: Alamy/Paul Lawrenson

It turns out that newspapers aren't the only piece of Queen merchandise in high demand either, and a Barbie doll of the late monarch created for her Platinum Jubilee this summer sold for £790.73 ($900) on eBay.

An Esty seller who specialises in Queen merchandise, Sandi Henning, told Yahoo! News that it means a lot to Royal fans.

"Collectors cherish them," she said. "Pieces from her coronation are the most sought after, in my shop anyway.

"The queen was a remarkable woman. Respected, admired. People feel a connection to her and want that very unique memento of her time."

Queen Elizabeth II passed away on 8 September at her home in Balmoral, Scotland at the age of 96.

The eyes of the world were on the Scottish estate at the time the announcement was made at 6:30 in the UK, as earlier that day, the Palace had said there were serious concerns for her health.

Royal fans are snapping up Queen-related merchandise. Credit: Alamy / Agencja Fotograficzna Caro
Royal fans are snapping up Queen-related merchandise. Credit: Alamy / Agencja Fotograficzna Caro

Throughout the afternoon, members of the Royal Family rushed to be with her, resulting in dramatic footage of cars speeding in and out of Balmoral.

The Queen's death came just two days after she transferred power over to the newly elected Prime Minister Liz Truss on September 6, who recently replaced Boris Johnson as the leader of the Conservative Party.

She was the longest reigning monarch in British history, which is one of the many reasons people are vying for collectors' items.

Featured Image Credit: Ink Drop/Alamy Stock Photo/David Levenson/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: The Queen, Royal Family, UK News

Emma Guinness
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