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    Massachusetts State Lottery, Class the Third £15 June 1, 1779. Anderson MA 15. About New. These notes were used to pay the winners of the state lottery. "Massachusetts State Lottery, Class the Third" is seen along the right margin. Lotteries in Colonial America were much different than the lotteries of today and were viewed favorably by the clergy as they were often used as a means to raise money for churches and colleges, Harvard among them. This desirable, lightly handled piece is uncancelled and the handwritten elements remain bold. The vignette of a pine tree surrounded by a rattlesnake at upper left adds to the appeal. Anderson lists these as High R6, 13 to 20 known.

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