Luck chain letter (postcard). Ancient Prayer ("Red Cross
Chain"). Victory prayer. England, 1917.
Red Cross Chain
Love. Grace, we implore the victory of the
Allies. Please copy this and send it to
some person each day for nine days beginning
the day you receive it. Please do not break
the spell as it was sent from Russia
to go round the world. It was said in
ancient times that all who sent it
would be free from calamity all who
passed it would mingle with misfor-
tune. On the ninth day you will hear
of some joy.
Handwritten on postcard
franked Dec. 3, 1917 in England. Ebay lot - outbid - no image of front of
postcard available. Text above from image of back. Lines preserved. Close
to le1917-11_ap_victory (NYT letter
to editor, Nov. 26, 1917). Lot
closed 10/13/05 for 12.45 pounds. Entered by DWV 10/13/05.
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