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Lot 47 - [Finance]

47

[Finance]
Proposals for Erecting an Office by Amicable Subscriptions and Contributions for advancing the Value of Blank Lottery-Tickets

England, ca. 1710. Printed broadside, outlining a proposal for a lottery loan scheme. 14 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (362 x 216 mm).

The first national lottery in England took place during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I on January 11, 1567. Starting in 1694 they became a regular means by which the state raised funds for wartime efforts, national infrastructure, or to facilitate debt refinancing. Records indicate that the winners of this lottery were an attorney, cheesemonger, and a lord.

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England, ca. 1710. Printed broadside, outlining a proposal for a lottery loan scheme. 14 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (362 x 216 mm).

The first national lottery in England took place during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I on January 11, 1567. Starting in 1694 they became a regular means by which the state raised funds for wartime efforts, national infrastructure, or to facilitate debt refinancing. Records indicate that the winners of this lottery were an attorney, cheesemonger, and a lord.

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