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'Dewey Defeats Truman' paper found

Dec. 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM   |   Comments

GARLAND, Texas, Dec. 6 (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."

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