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1940's Step Lively 1940’s Punchboard Excellent

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1940's Step Lively 1940’s Punchboard Excellent
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Why purchase this Excellent 1940's Step Lively Punchboard?

Step back in time to one of the most important decades in American history with this Step Lively Punchboard from the 1940's. The 1940's saw the United States formally enter World War II, which would ultimately establish the nation as a world power to the present day. The punchboard is made of wood and cardboard. Many boards like this one were damaged and discarded due to heavy usage, but this one is still in Excellent condition, making it a true find. This one weighs about 3 pounds and measures 13" x 9", making it a convenient size for putting on display either as a solo piece or in a collection.

An Early American form of Gambling

Punchboards became popular in the United States in the 18th century. They were a form of gambling in which a board had several holes that were covered by paper or foil. They were popular in taverns, where patrons would pay for chances to puncture holes and retrieve tickets or game pieces. Some of those tickets and game pieces were associated with prizes. Board operators started drilling holes in the backs of boards to cheat in the 1800's, and they declined sharply in popularity. Late in the 19th century, a new type of board that had paper covering both sides of the board made it much more difficult for operators to cheat, and the boards regained their popularity. They remained popular through the Second World War, After the war, the American public's view of gambling changed, and several states passed laws banning the boards. As a result of both changing public opinion and the new laws, the boards declined sharply in popularity.

Don't miss your chance to own this 1940's Excellent Step Lively 's Punchboard.


Year of Issue:1940's
Grading Service:Uncertified
Grade:Excellent
Memorabilia:1940's
Vintage Country:US
Vintage Condition:Excellent
Vintage Composition:Wood / Cardboard
Weight (Approx):3 lbs
Dimensions:13
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