Money chain letter. Send Sixpence (British Send-a-Dime).
"There is no further assessment ..." England, 1935.
P R O S P E R I T Y
C L U B
Send a sixpence to the top name and cross his
name out and add
yours at the
bottom of the list, before making your five copies.
N. Eno,25. Coverdale Rd., Millhouses Sheffield.
H. Sheff 23 Coverdale Rd., Millhouses Sheffield.
L. Wolfe , I4 Oxford St., Harrogate.
F. R. Collings, I2 Montpellier St. Harrogate.
F. Idell .26. St Catherines Rd., Harrogate.
Read this carefully and enjoy good fortune.
Mrs Cassick 147 Oakdale
Wihtin three days make five copies of this letter leaving of the
top name and address and adding your own at the bottom of the list.
Post or pressent your copie to five of your friends
In ommitting the top name Send That Person SIXPENCE.
When your name and address advances to the top of the list there
will be a distribution of 3125 letters you will then recieve
£78/2/6, if all new members follow the instructions strictly
you will recieve your £78/2/6, in 18
Now is this worth SIXPENCE? It was to me.
THERE IS NO FURTHER ASSESMENT OR CATCH IN THIS WHATEVER.
Typed on a 7 by 8 7/8
inch sheet of faintly lined paper. The probable mailing envelope was postmarked
on July 9, 1935 in Lancaster, England. Addressed by hand to Miss N Eno,
25 Coverdale Road, Sheffield 7. No return address. Keystrokes preserved
above. The name and address at the top of the list (N. Eno, etc.) is faintly
lined out by pencil. Miss Cassick's name is hand written in pencil above
the line of "X's." The line of "X's" overlie some text that can not
be read. Sic "Wihtin", "pressent", "copie", "ommitting", "recieve", "assesment".
A second and similar chain letter was also in the envelope (at time of sale)
- see me1935-07_s6d_n5q5_e. The envelope
also contained an undated newspaper clipping concerning the chain letter,
which include a text (see me1935-07_s6d_n5q5_publ_e).
Provided by Jan Boylen, Sheffield, UK. Entered by DWV, 8/15/07.
Note that the first name on the list (penciled through) is the same as
the address on the envelope (Miss Eno). Apparently this letter was sent by
Mrs. Cassick to Miss Eno with a sixpence, since Miss Eno's name had worked
to the top of the list. And Mrs. Cassick took the opportunity to send Miss
Eno her own chain (with her name at the bottom and Miss Eno's name crossed
out) at the same time. This curious cyclical strategy may have been fairly
common during the 1935 money chain letter craze.
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