IRISH HOSPITAL SWEEPSTAKE TICKET, 1939, COLLECTABLE

IRISH HOSPITAL SWEEPSTAKE TICKET, 1939, COLLECTABLE
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IRISH HOSPITAL SWEEPSTAKE TICKET, 1939, COLLECTABLE
THIS IS A ORIGINAL IRISH HOSPITALS' SWEEPSTAKE TICKET IN CONNECTION WITH THE CESAREWITCH DERBY RUN AT NEWMARKET, ENGLAND, OCOBER 25th, 1939 AND NAMED IN HONOR OF TSAR ALEXANDER II OF RUSSIA. THIS LOTTERY TICKET WAS DRAWN UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF POLICE AT DUBLIN ON OCTOBER 20th, 1939. THIS IRISH SWEEPSTAKE TICKET, SOMETIMES CALLED SWEEP TICKET COST TEN SHILLINGS STERLING.

THIS 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 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 3.50" X 3.00", IN GOOD CONDITION AND A WONDERFUL MEMORABILIA OR COLLECTABLE.

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