These tickets are from the 1860s and 1870s. You can learn about the history of voting here.
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“Brewers received the stamps without gum or perforations. They then cut the stamps apart, cancelled them, and pasted them over the bung of the beer barrel so that tapping the barrel destroyed the stamp.”- The National Post Museum
The detail in these engravings are unbelievable. I’ve always loved how ornate our paper currency is, and this collection shows a really nice range of vignette designs. You can see them in color here. If you guys would like me to go more in depth on the history of the things I post, let me know. I’ve been going crazy starting up my new wholesale/retail company, and sadly my posting has suffered over the past couple of weeks. Sorry! Bear with me though..things are about to get awesome.
Another 5 are inside the post!
This is another miniature photo back from my personal collection. I did a little snooping and found an online publication that had some information about the life of Mr. Charles A.W. Scholten. I love hearing about the stories attached to the bits of history that survive them. It’s a little sad though, reading how he had the odds against him, yet totally rocked out his life and did great things, only to end up being a small blip in history. I have one of the few surviving photo backs of his, and I’m glad it can now be something more than just a pretty piece of design.
Look inside the post to read about Scholten’s life!