IRISH HOSPITAL SWEEPSTAKE, SEA QWEEN CLIONDA, 1937, COLLECTABLE

IRISH HOSPITAL SWEEPSTAKE, SEA QWEEN CLIONDA, 1937, COLLECTABLE
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IRISH HOSPITAL SWEEPSTAKE, SEA QWEEN CLIONDA, 1937, COLLECTABLE
I DON'T KNOW FOR SURE IF THIS IS A IRISH SWEEPSTAKE DERBY TICKET OR A STUB. IT WAS ISSUED IN CONNECTION WITH THE IRISH HOSPITALS SWEEPSTAKES. IT IS A PICTURE OF "CLIONDA ON THE FRONT. ON THE REVERSE IT READS: CLIONDA-MYTHICAL SEA QWEEN OF MUNSTER, DERBY TICKET, 1937. IT HAS THE TOTAL PRIZE MONEY AND NUMBER OF PRIZES. IT HAS THE RESULTS OF A RACE AND READS "A PLEASANT AND HARMLESS SPECULATION-AN IRISH SWEEP TICKET.

THE IRISH HOSPITALS' SWEEPSTAKE WAS VERY POPULAR IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE TIME MOST GAMBLING WAS NOT LAWFUL. IT IS BELIEVED THAT OVER THE YEARS THIS LOTTERY WAS CONDUCTED ONLY ABOUT TEN PERCENT OF THE MONEY EVER REACHED THE IRISH HOSPITALS. IT WAS LABELED A SCAM BY MANY AND CALLED THE GREATEST BLEEDING HEARTS RACKET IN THE WORLD. THE US POSTAL SERVICE TRIED TO KEEP THE IRISH SWEEPSTAKE MATERIAL FROM PASSING THROUGH THEIR SYSTEM.

THE LAST IRISH SWEEPSTAKE TICKETS WAS DRAW IN 1986. THIS SHOWS THE POPULARTY. THIS SHOWS HOW HARD IT WAS TO STOP SOMETHING SO POPULAR STARTING IN 1930 ALTHROUGH IT HAD TO OPERATE OF THE BLACK MARKET MOST OF THE TIME.

THIS IRISH SWEEPSTAKE TICKET IS 2.50" X 1.25", IN GOOD CONDITION AND A WONDERFUL MEMORABILIA OR COLLECTABLE.

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