By JOHN BEAUGE
The Associated Press
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Like many youngsters, Timothy J. Hughes collected coins. But as he grew older, he became frustrated at the expense.
‘I thought wouldn’t it be neat to find a collectible, something that’s old, that hadn’t been exploited yet,’ Hughes said. ‘Kind of by accident at a flea market I found an 1846 Philadelphia newspaper (The Public Ledger) for $3. Four pages is all it was. I took it home. I spent about an hour reading through it.’
Hughes, 51, started collecting old newspapers 29 years ago, and he turned it into a business that last year had sales of more than $750,000.”