Found in storage! This never-used vintage 1940s punchboard in excellent condition! Punchboards were found in shops and bars and 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 25 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 payed: $1.00
A Ten was worth $5.00
A Jack payed: $10.00
A Queen, King or Ace was worth $25.
This punchboard is very well preserved and no holes have been punched. There doesn't seem to be a metal punch included with this one.
It measures 10 1/2" high by 10 1/4" wide by 1" thick. It displays wonderfully and is a cool, old, gambling piece! A nice deal for just $24! Bright, crisp, vivid colors with only very minor wear from decades of storage. A great piece of ephemera!
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