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2 Antique 19thC American Gambling Lottery Broadsides Nat. Levee & Havana Scheme
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May 11, 2012
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2 Antique 19thC American Gambling Lottery Broadsides Nat. Levee & Havana Scheme

…..There are two antique mid-19th century Broadsides in this auction, both pertaining to Lotteries. The first broadside measures 6 ½” by 19 ½” and advertises for “The Great National Levee.” This levee, or Lottery was created by W. H. Ayer of Boston. It was issued February 8th, 1858 and for the price of $1 you could get a whole ticket and a chance to win up to $35,000. There are many other cash prizes including to 24,000 $5 prizes. This is a very interesting broadside and when you are done reading the fine print, you may start to wonder if it was legitimate. There are several grandiose statements written to lure customers. They sold 500,000 $1.00 tickets and said they would give out $400,00 in prizes. Not a bad profit for the one who is running the Lottery. This authentic 1858 Broadside is in perfect condition with no repairs.

……The second antique American Lottery Broadside is dated April 28th 1865. It is called the “Havana Scheme” and is for the Shelby College Lottery of the state of Kentucky. Originally this lottery sold 50,000 tickets, at $10 a piece for a total of a half-million dollars. The total of all of the prizes is $318,750 so the lottery owners made a nice profit. This authentic Havana Scheme Broadside measures 9 5/8” by 7 ¾” and the only problem is a light crease across the middle and a light water stain down the left edge.

…......These two antique 19th century Gambling Lottery Broadsides have been listed without any reserve! Remember, we give a 100% unconditional money back guarantee on every auction in regards to the age, quality, condition and authenticity.


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