Charity chain letter. Send 10 used stamps. Australian children's
ward. Copy quota 3. New South Wales / US, 1900.
An effort is being made to furnish
a small hospital at St. George, near Sidney, New South Wales. At present
children can be taken into the hospital only when there is vacancy in the
man's or woman's ward. A philanthropic friend has agreed that if a million
used stamps were sent him by a fixed date it could be sufficient to build
Please write three copies of this letter and send them to your friends. Return
this letter with ten used stamps to Miss Griffin, Kelvin Mills, New South
Published: Chicago Daily Tribune
(Chicago, Illinois), Feb. 5, 1905.
MILLION STAMPS FOR HOSPITAL
Federal Court Clerk Gets Strange 'Chain Letter' from New South Wales.
"How can a hospital be furnished if persons in the United States send 1,000,000
canceled United Sates stamps to Miss Griffin in Australia? ... The letter
states:" [text] "The letter is unsigned, but the postmark on
the envelope shows that it came from Australia." This newspaper transcription
did not have a number on it - either because it was not there (there are
no instructions concerning it in the transcript) or because it was omitted,
as well as instructions concerning it.
Entered by DWV, Sept. 29, 2014.
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