Auction # 34 Closing Tuesday - June 25th, 2019 at 10:00 PM EDT Catalog Lot 20
Auction Local Time: July 18, 2019 21:23:34 EDT
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1893 World's Columbian Exposition Contest Word Puzzle, "World's Fair Prize Puzzle." The first place winner gets a free trip to the fair and $ 75 in cash or $ 125 in cash. There are 52 additional cash prizes. Inside are 25 blocks each with one letter on it. The 'O' is the center 8 sided block and the remaining 24 are to be placed so as to spell the 4 words that solve the puzzle. The solution is in the vault at the "Brockton Savings Bank" in "Brockton, Mass." Inside cover has the exact same writing as the cover. Rare. Size: 4 1/4" wide by 4 1/2" deep by 3/8" thick. Condition: Fine. The aprons are separated and the edges are worn. The writing on the top is faded. The inside writing and the blocks are Excellent.