Found in storage! This never-used vintage 1940s punchboard in excellent condition! Punchboards were usually found in shops, fraternal organizations, and bars and were used as trade stimulators. A customer would pay a small price to punch a hole, hoping to win a prize. This particular punchboard is called "Beat the Seven" and is priced 10 cents per punch.
Inside each of the 1200 holes are tiny slips of paper with images of playing cards printed on them. This board offered cash prizes if your slip pictured a playing card better than a seven! For example:
Any Eight or Nine paid: $.50
A Ten was worth $1.00
A Jack paid: $2.50
A Queen would get you $5.00
A King paid $7.50
An Ace was worth $10.00
This punchboard, when all holes are sold, takes in $120.00 and pays out $70.00 for a profit of $50.00. It's well preserved and no holes have been punched. The metal punch tool is included and is still sealed in the back.
It measures 10 1/2" high by 10 1/8" wide by 3/4" thick. It displays wonderfully and is a cool, old, gambling piece! A nice deal for just $20! Bright, crisp, vivid colors with some shelf wear/abrasions from decades of storage. Still looks good and is never-used old stock! A great piece of ephemera!
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