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 Ave.

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 Days.

Now is this worth SIXPENCE?  It was to me.


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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