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1940's Tommy the Great 1940’s Punchboard Excellent

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1940's Tommy the Great 1940’s Punchboard Excellent
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Why purchase this Excellent Condition 1940's Tommy the Great Punchboard?

Punchboards became a popular type of gambling during the 1700's. They were often constructed by tavern owners from wood. Small holes would be drilled into the board, and each hole would be filled with a paper ticket or game piece and then covered with paper or foil. Patrons would pay for a chance and punch a hole, potentially winning a prize. In the 1800's, board operators began cheating by drilling their own holes, which gave them the opportunity to know where the big money prizes were and deny patrons the chance to win them. Late in the 19th century, a new type of board was introduced. In this case, papers covered both faces of the board, which helped to prevent cheating by operators. The boards once again became popular, this time at drug stores. The boards declined in popularity following World War II due to changing attitudes toward gambling, including, in many cases, laws that prohibited them.

A Board from the World War II Era

This Tommy the Great punchboard dates back to the 1940's. Unlike most similar boards, which were often damaged and discarded, this one is still in excellent condition. This piece was made from wood and cardboard. This board weighs about two pounds and measures 9" x 6.5".

Don't miss your chance to own this 1940's Tommy the Great Punchboard, which is in Excellent Condition.


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):2 lbs
Dimensions:9
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