The Sydney Jockey Turf Club’s Consultation On The Champion Race, To Be Run At Flemington, Melbourne [Sport Betting Scam]
Go Back

The Sydney Jockey Turf Club’s Consultation On The Champion Race, To Be Run At Flemington, Melbourne [Sport Betting Scam]

1886. Letterpress leaflet, annotated and dated in ink in several hands verso, 20.9 x 15.4cm. Slight stains, pinholes, old folds.

Text includes “On the 6th day of March, 1886. Members, £1 each. 500 prizes, £20,000. The last year’s dividend on the Champion was 9s 9d in the £; so that every subscriber in the Champion of last year who did not draw a horse or money prize, received that amount…N.B. Please address: Mr J. Wallace, Box 784, GPO, Sydney...”

Annotations verso by various police officers include “…This document was received by a storekeeper in Benalla [Vic., Australia] through the post. 15.2.1886. [Super] W.B. Montfort…This appears to be an illegal affair. Perhaps it would be well if it were forwarded to CI Police so that no letters be forwarded to the address given…” and “I assume that the postal notice (re Wallace) in the P. Gazette of the 2nd Dec. last, p. 338 has escaped Sgt. [?] observation.” See item 79.

.
Item #CL181-78

Price (AUD): $880.00  Other currencies

See all items in Cabinet