JOHN HANCOCK, Signed 1767 Faneuil-Hall Boston LOTTERY TICKET

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Autographs Start Price:8,000.00 USD Estimated At:12,000.00 - 16,000.00 USD
JOHN HANCOCK, Signed 1767 Faneuil-Hall Boston LOTTERY TICKET
1767 “John Hancock” Signed “Faneuil-Hall LOTTERY” Historic Boston, Massachusetts Winning Lottery Ticket
JOHN HANCOCK. First Signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of the Continental Congress, Governor of Massachusetts.
April, 1767-Dated Pre-Revolutionary War, Partially-Printed Document Signed, “John Hancock,” being a “Faneuil-Hall LOTTERY” Boston, Massachusetts, Winning Lottery Ticket, measuring 1.75” x 3.5”, Choice Very Fine. This original, fully authentic Colonial Period Lottery Ticket is boldly Signed in rich brown “John Hancock,” being a winning “Faneuil-Hall LOTTERY” Boston, Massachusetts, Lottery Ticket with the signature of the owner “Jeremiah Allen” written on the blank reverse as was the typical method of the day, no amount is noted. Traces of a prior collector mounting on either side of the reverse and a small deft repair is not very distracting. John Hancock, was the famous First Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Acted as the President of the Continental Congress and the Governor of Massachusetts. This important “John Hancock” signed lottery ticket, is important because it is from early in his public career. He signed this Lottery Ticket in the year after his first election to the Massachusetts General Court.

This ticket has sharp black printed text, is very well centered with full margin border designs. It has some light circulation and has a deft sealed split near at the lower centerfold at the “h” of the signature and a tiny paper repair that is basically invisible and light traces of a prior album mounting on the blank reverse right and left outer edges. Overall, this extremely rare and historic lottery ticket has a nice even appearance and the large deep brown signature “John Hancock” is very attractive.

A similar “John Hancock” signed Faneuil Hall lottery ticket has sold for about $26,450 in a major Stack’s New York City auction in about the same condition, back in 2007. This is truly an impressive, museum quality item which is certain to be an important highlight centerpiece for the owner’s collection.

John Hancock’s (1737-1793) political career began in 1764, the year he inherited his uncle’s fortune and shipping business, when he became a Boston Selectman (member of the city council). In 1766 he was elected to the Massachusetts General Court. During the 1770’s his fame as a Patriot spread, and he was elected or appointed to increasingly important offices.