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Punchboards are gambling games - legally classed as lotteries - which were produced in great quantities through the late 1950's, when the majority of manufacturers went out
of business because of the Johnson Act.

Punchboards were used in taverns and country stores, and are great collectibles, not only for their colorful graphics and designs, but as evidence that the real "National Pastime" is gambling.  All boards are unpunched, and almost all have original operator payout slips.

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CHAMP - $35

Very colorful 10 cent jackpot style board, measures 10 3/4 x 13 inches. Only 10 #s punch in the 40 hole jackpot, which contains 34 $1 winners, and 1 each of the other amounts. In near mint condition.



5 cent double jackpot Girlie board measures
9 x 13 inches. Mint condition.



25 cent seal jackpot board measures 11 x 14 inches. Mint condition.



25 cent "half deck" card game board measures 11 1/4 x 12 inches, and contains a half deck of miniature playing cards individually folded in glassine envelopes stapled to the board. Winning tickets get to pick a card - the value of the card determines the prize. To ensure that the board would sell out to the last punch, the last punch sold got 3 cards. Board is in super condition for $40.

We have a few full deck card game boards left, measuring 13 x 18 inches for $45.



25 cent seal jackpot board measures 12 x 14 inches, and is a "super (1 1/4 inches) thick" board with 6 numbers on each ticket.
Excellent condition.


BINGO - $15

5 cent Bingo matrix board. This board was designed for "warm" territories where gambling was not tolerated. Winning #s won free plays. "Hey, this isn't gambling, officer, the only thing you can win is more chances to punch out holes in this stupid punchboard." This, of course, defies logic, but unless an operator was actually caught paying a prize, he was legally safe. In actuality, the board paid off in cigarettes. 5 free plays meant a pack of cigarettes. Condition very good, unpunched, some minor scuff marks in & around the yellow word bingo. Board measures approx. 9 1/4 x 11 inches.

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