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Post-Revolutionary War to Civil War
Russ & Jane Sears Historic Research Reference Collection For “Pre-Civil War MARYLAND LOTTERIES” 242 Items
Comprehensive Historical Research Collection of Russ & Jane Sears of more than 30 years containing about 242 Items of highly focused dedicated effort to compile this important Archive many items of which were used for production and illustration of their 190 page profusely Illustrated Reference Book titled, “Pre-Civil War MARYLAND LOTTERIES”.
Though new discoveries for other Lotteries on Maryland possibly exist, we are certain that no other current collection exists having the tremendous organized depth of major types, sub-varieties, advertising, and related historical material for Maryland Lotteries than contained here in massive Russ & Jane Sears collection. This is the foundational collection of material contributing to, and many additionally illustrated within, the 190 page book titled: “Pre-Civil War MARYLAND LOTTERIES.” Sadly, longtime avid collector and author Russ Sears passed on May 18th, 2016. As a tribute to the work accomplished, the core material used to comprise that book if offered here intact. Please view the entire comprehensive listing of related documents, memorabilia, advertising pieces and broadsides of this lot. Also, please view online images of all 242 items, including a copy of Russ & Jane Sears reference book, “Pre-Civil War MARYLAND LOTTERIES.” (approx. 242 items).

Well known to Collectors from across America, and naturally in his home city of Baltimore, Russ was sometimes a guest speaker for his Baltimore Coin Club. He was always a “regular” attendee of the local Coin and Currency shows. When another Maryland collector consigned his collection years ago to auction, then considered the finest known, Russ and Jane embraced that opportunity to greatly expand and enhance the depth of their own collection. Those acquisitions projected their collection, now offered here, to be ranked as the finest, most complete on Maryland Lotteries currently known to exist!

In tribute to their decades of collecting efforts to compile this rare material, it is offered intact, together with a printed copy of their 190 page illustrated reference book “Pre-Civil War MARYLAND LOTTERIES”. We encourage every interested collector to order a copy for their own research library: ISBN - 13:978-1537540085. Russ noted that the book’s title came into being as various state laws were enacted by the legislature declaring public lotteries to be illegal in Maryland in 1859, just prior to the start of the Civil War. The acquisition of this highly important, valuable historical primary reference archive collection can not be achieved as it represents a lifetimes passion. Whether a private collector, representative of an institution or library, this offering is a truly presents a remarkable opportunity! Ex: Russ & Jane Sears Baltimore, Maryland Collection.

RUSS SEARS’ LAST THOUGHTS:

For almost forty years we have collected historical artifacts. Shortly after beginning what seems like a career of collecting, we decided that each artifact had a story. It was fun collecting and it was more fun learning about how the artifact was used, what was going on in history when it was used, who actually touched the artifact and any other information we could find. Our primary interest has been in Baltimore history.

As time went on, we expanded the type of artifacts we collected and sometimes acquired more than one type of artifact from the same business or person. Although we began as token collectors, we soon moved into medals. Bill heads and letter heads were used by many businesses and sometimes matched those who used tokens. There was research to be done, but it took time and energy to do it. We seemed to be continually adding new items to our collections and our interest in Baltimore history expanded more and more.

Over the years we accumulated real treasures from history as we collected and research. In some cases we had already learned about a merchant or an industry and worked on adding artifacts from them to our collections. There is something special about an item which was owned or signed by Johns Hopkins, William Welch, Daniel Gilman, John Goucher, Henry Walters, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Frederick Douglass, Enoch Pratt, A. S. Abell and others whose names may not strike your memory like Lyttleton Frye Morgan (Morgan State University), George P. Kane (Police Marshal on April 19, 1861, later Mayor), George William Brown (Mayor on April 19, 1861), John L. Chapman (Mayor for most of the Civil War), Augustus Bradford (Baltimorean and Maryland Governor for most of the Civil War) and many more people who made history.

Since we have been interested in just about all phases of 1800's Baltimore history, we sometimes say that if your ancestor was in Baltimore in the 1800's, we have something from them, their neighborhood or the industry in which they worked. Several years ago, Frank J. Murphy mentioned that his family had a department store on Baltimore Street. That sounded familiar and when we went home, we pulled about a dozen 1880's items from his family's store out of our collection to show him.

Over the years we have presented historical talks to over fifteen local and national/international organizations. Items from our collections have been exhibited at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, The Carroll Museums, Clifton Mansion, Baltimore County libraries and The Fire Museum of Maryland. Our research and articles have won numerous awards, primarily from the Maryland Token and Medal Society. We enjoy history, collecting and sharing.

Over the last several years, we have written and published books on Pre-Civil War Baltimore Lotteries, Baltimore Packing & Canning Industry, Lucky Bucks & Other Comic Play Money from Depression Era Newspaper 1932-43 and Pre-Civil War Maryland Lotteries.

This Cataloguer’s note... There has been no such comprehensive and organized listing of specialized Baltimore, Maryland Lotteries are related materials, or regarding early American Lotteries in general, since dealer Paul C. Richards prepared his extensive price listing of 284 different major issuers and varieties titled, “ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN LOTTERY TICKETS - 1744 to 1844 - A CATALOGUE” which was produced in the 1970s. The collector passion of Russ Sears is well presented, together with his wife Jane, in his 190 page illustrated reference book titled “Pre-Civil War MARYLAND LOTTERIES”. Though difficult to estimate given its size and scope, it was thought best to keep this core collection of 30 years intact, being such a monumental achievement. It is literally irreplaceable, and likely could never be reconstructed again. Please view this comprehensive lot listing and all images Online at: www.EarlyAmerican.com. (242 items).

The massive, valuable Historical Research Collection of Russ & Jane Sears Pre-Civil War MARYLAND LOTTERIES includes:

MEDICAL COLLEGE LOTTERY 1st Class No. 16326

MEDICAL COLLEGE LOTTERY 2nd Class No. 24633 Baltimore 1816

MEDICAL COLLEGE LOTTERY 2nd Class No 22 717 Baltimore 1816

MEDICAL COLLEGE LOTTERY 3rd Class No. 3 896 Baltimore 1817

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LOTTERY No. 2326 Baltimore 1818

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LOTTERY 5th Class 12075/5 31 15

SURGICAL INSTITUTION BALTIMORE 2nd Class 703 Baltimore 1808

ST THOMAS’ PARISH CHURCH No. 1500 Feb 10 1807

BALTIMORE COLLEGE LOTTERY No. 7668

TRINITY CHURCH LOTTERY No. 31 321 Baltimore 1812

MASONIC HALL LOTTERY No. 9201

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY 2nd Class No. 25839 Baltimore 1813

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY 5th Class No. 18,565 Baltimore 1821

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY 5th Class No. 17 317 Baltimore Dec 1821

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY 1st Class No. 20890

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY 1st Class No. 26432

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY 1st Class No. 19, 401

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY quarter sheet

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY 2nd Class No. 821 Baltimore 181_

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY one quarter No. 11051 Washington City Feb. 22, 1822

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY 2nd Class No. 2223 Baltimore 181_

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY 2nd Class No. _____ Baltimore 181_

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY 2nd Class No. 12 080 Baltimore 1813

WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY 6th Class No 5.641 Baltimore 1823

Receipt for $108 for drawing of WASHINGTON MONUMENT LOTTERY 22 Oct 1817

SECOND PRESBYTERAN CHURCH LOTTERY No. 2033 ($6 winner)

SECOND PRESBYTERAN CHURCH LOTTERY No. 4537 ($1000 winner)

SECOND PRESBYTERAN CHURCH LOTTERY No. 62 ($6 winner)

SECOND PRESBYTERAN CHURCH LOTTERY No. 1309 ($6 winner)

ST PAUL PARISH LOTTERY No. 14775

UNIT LOTTERY – 4th Class ¼ No. 27,444 Baltimore Dec 30 1826

CATHEDRAL CHURCH LOTTERY 1/8th Share No. 2757 Baltimore 1819

CATHEDRAL CHURCH LOTTERY ½ No. 8330 Baltimore 1820

COALE LOTTERY No. 635 Baltimore Sept. 1835

ANDREW MCLAUGHLIN LOTTERY FOR PROPERTY No. 2997 Sept 1833

SHAFER BROS. LOTTERY FOR PROPERTY No. 1144 Sept 1834

SHAFER BROS. LOTTERY FOR PROPERTY No. 3835 Sept 1834

SHAFER BROS. LOTTERY FOR PROPERTY No. 6635 Sept 1834

MARYLAND LITERATURE LOTTERY 1st Class No. 21809 Baltimore 1817

MARYLAND LITERATURE LOTTERY 1st Class No.6403 Baltimore Dec 1826

POKOMOKE 38 Class 25/50/61 Baltimore Nov 5 1858

LIBERTY ENGINE HOUSE LOTTERY No. 149 Baltimoe 1st Jan 1809

LIBERTY ENGINE HOUSE LOTTERY No. 21.903 Baltimore 1814

VACCINE INSTITUTION LOTTERY 2nd Class No. 2683 Baltimore 1811

VACCINE INSTITUTION LOTTERY 2nd Class No. 13300 Baltimore 1811

SUSQUEHANNA CANAL LOTTERY No. II No. 10.413 Baltimore 1811

SUSQUEHANNA CANAL LOTTERY No. II No. 8664 Baltimore 1811

SUSQUEHANNA CANAL LOTTERY 1st Class No.1.514 Baltimore 1810 ($10 winner)

WASHINGTON CANAL LOTTERY No. 23.677 City of Washington 1813

WASHINGTON CANAL LOTTERY 3rd Class No.5758 Washington City 1820

POTOMACK AND SHENANDOAH NAVIGATION LOTTERY No. 2, 2nd Class No. 9913 1812

WASHINGTON CANAL LOTTERY 3rd Class No.35.144 Washington City 1813

WASHINGTON CANAL LOTTERY No.21.121 Windsor May 24 1815

FREDERICK FEMALE SEMINARY LOTTERY 1/8 Baltimore 20 1847 13/40/47

MD WASHINGTON CO LEITERSBURG TURNPIKE ROAD Class No. 11 25/26/52 Baltimore Feb 9, 1852

MD WASHINGTON CO LEITERSBURG TURNPIKE ROAD ½ Class No. 9 26/47/58 Baltimore Jan. 31, 1853

MD WASHINGTON CO LEITERSBURG TURNPIKE ROAD Class No. 36 20/32/71 Baltimore Nov. 1, 1858

TOWN OF BEL AIR Class No. 0 9/39/55 ¼ Baltimore March 8, 1853

TOWN OF BEL AIR Class No. 10 4/27/60 ¼ Baltimore April 19, 1847

TOWN OF BEL AIR Class No. 36 3/28/56 ¼ Baltimore Aug 6 1849

TOWN OF BEL AIR Class No. 17 2/25/67 ¼ Baltimore July 13, 1858

TOWN OF BEL AIR Class No. 5 20/31/42 ¼ Baltimore April 20, 1858

TOWN OF BEL AIR Class No. 25 7/15/72 ¼ Baltimore Sept 7, 1858

TOWN OF BEL AIR Class No. 51 46/51/7 ¼ Baltimore Dec 22, 1857

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 133 40/59/74 ¼ Nov 17, 1849

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 29 11/22/61 Jan 3, 1854

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 1 19/31/32 Dec 20, 1853

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 249 35/45/78 ¼ Sept 18, 1851

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 246 19/48/56 Sept 15, 1855

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 275 13/44/66 ¼ Oct 19,1855

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 22 16/27/33 May 30, 1846

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 120 16/57/68 May 25, 1857

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 51 26/54/76 March 1, 1858

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 263 11/20/46 ¼ Nov 3, 1853

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 264 15/24/47 Nov 4, 1858

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 266 22/62/72 ¼ Nov 6, 1858

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No.268 34/40/44 ¼ Nov 9, 1858

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No.64 7/31/34 ½ Feb 13, 1854

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No.300 9/47/58 ¼ Nov 16, 1854

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 291 9/18/73 ¼ Dec 6, 1858

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No.51 43.49.69 March 1, 1859

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 291 9/23/72 Dec 6, 1858

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 291 22/32/77 ½ Dec 6, 1858

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No.25 ¼ 21/34/70 Jan 29, 1859

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 24 16/29/45 ¼ Jan 28, 1859

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 59 18/61/66 March 10, 1859

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 59 32/50/77 ½ March 10, 1859

PATAPSCO FEMALE INSTITUTE Class No. 3 19.57.78 ½ Dec 4, 1855

FREDERICK FEMALE SEMINARY Class No. 22 21/48/65 May 30, 1846

FREDERICK FEMALE SEMINARY Class No. O 14/35/44 Nov 4, 1858

FREDERICK FEMALE SEMINARY Class No. 36 ¼ 35/54/64 Aug 12, 1849

FREDERICK FEMALE SEMINARY Extra Class 12 1/8th 18598 Nov 27 1858

GRAND CONSOLIDATED LOTTERY OF MARYLAND Extra Class 4 11556 ¼ April 30, 1857

GRAND CONSOLIDATED LOTTERY OF MARYLAND Extra Class 6 19317 1/8th May 29, 1858

GRAND STATE LOTTERY OF MARYLAND, NO3 ¼ No. 6831 Baltimore 1824

Unidentified lottery ticket 1860 – issued out of Cecil County

MARYLAND GRAND STATE LOTTERY 1/8th No. 11020 Boston Sept 1825

GRAND STATE LOTTERYOF MARYLAND ¼ No. 9.658

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY No. 8,577 Baltimore 1822

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY 1/8th No. 6.560 Joshiah Lee’s

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY No. 12,487 Baltimore 1821

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY, No. 5 1/8th No. 1.727 Baltimore 1828

7th MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY ½ Barker’s Office Baltimore May 1826

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY No. 9.593 share ticket Baltimore 1822

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class #4 ½ 21/22/52/ Baltimore 1832

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 19 ½ 6/16/52 Baltimore 1832

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 13 ½ 9/42/45 Baltimore 1833

GRAND STATE LOTTERY OF MARYLAND 10th Class No. 8.656 1/8th

UNIVERSITY LOTTERY 27:28:38 9TH Class 17586 Baltimore June 1826

UNIVERSITY LOTTERY 5 27 41 5TH Class 5148 ¼ Baltimore January 1825

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 7 ½ 17/29/50 Baltimore 1832

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 21 14/44/59 Baltimore 1832 ½

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 1 ¼ 7/18/54 Baltimore 1833

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 8 ¼ 7/11/21 Baltimore 1833

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 19 ¼ 35/39/60 Baltimore 1833

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 17 ¼ 9/35/53 Baltimore 1833

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY, No. 4, 6.676 Baltimore 1828

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 9 ½ 14/43/54 Baltimore 1833

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 21 11/29/66 Baltimore 1833

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 22 ¼ 11/52/63 Baltimore 1833

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 23 ¼ 7/21/29 Baltimore 1833

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 24 ¼ 6/38/52 Baltimore 1833

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 25 ¼ 5/6/52 Baltimore 1833

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY Class 6th ¼ 11.039 Baltimore 1826

CONSOLIDATED LOTTERIES Class 114 13/56/58 Baltimore Dec 26, 1843

CONSOLIDATED LOTTERIES Class 6 ¼ 35/56/62 Baltimore Aug 28, 1846

CONSOLIDATED LOTTERIES Class 24 extra ¼ 1/26/49 Baltimore Aug 4 1847

GRAND CONSOLIDATED LOTTERIES Class 5 5599 4Up sheet January 19, 1856 Baltimore

EGERTON & BRO. 100 Baltimore (blue/green back)

EGERTON & BRO. 100 Baltimore (blue/green back)

EGERTON & BRO. 100 Baltimore (orange back)

THE CAROLINE COUNTY LAND ASSOCIATION $2 5248 Denton, Md.

MOSES HOLMES LOTTERY AND EXCHANGE OFFICE $5 Baltimore

MOSES HOLMES LOTTERY AND EXCHANGE OFFICE $5 Baltimore

(Hand Bills, Flyer, advertising, etc)

BARKER’S & OFFICE DEC 24, 1822

BAXTER & CO DECEMBER 1854

F. X. BRENAN OCT. 1ST. 1855

BREWER & CO. SEPT. 1855

A. B. BRONSON & CO. March 1, 1855

E. N. CARR & SON March 26, 1853

E. N. CARR & SON 1854

A. D. EGERTON & CO OCTOBER 1ST 1857

E. N. CARR & SON OCT 28TH 1854

E. N. CARR & SON OCT 5, 1854

COHEN’S OFFICE MARCH 3, 1825

COLVIN & CO. MAY 1, 1854

COLVIN & CO. DEC. 1854

EGERTON & BRO. FEB 1ST 1852

WM. EGERTON’S LOTTERY & EXCHANGE OFFICE MAY1ST 1855

EGERTON BROS. JAN 20TH 1865

JOHN B EGERTON JAN 1868

PHILIP A. EGERTON MAY 1ST 1855

EGERTON & BRO NOV 1ST 1852

EGERTON & BRO JUNE 1ST 1852

EGERTON & BRO JAN 2ND 1854

A. D. EGERTON & CO MARCH 1ST 1854

EGERTON & BRO MAY 1ST 1854 plus envelope

EGERTON & BROTHER AUGUST 1855

EGERTON & BRO JUNE 2ND 1856

EGERTON & BRO SEPT. 1ST 1856

EGERTON & BRO JAN. 2ST 1857

A. D. EGERTON & CO. MARCH 1ST 1858

EMORY & CO 1853

EMORY & CO JAN 13, 1837

R. FRANCE & CO FEB 28, 1854

MARYLAND STATE LOTTERIES

R. FRANCE & CO JAN 31, 1857 + TICKET 5/67/74 Class 2

R. FRANCE & CO MARCH 19, 1857

R. FRANCE & CO DEC 26TH 1857

CONSOLIDATED LOTTERIS OF MD DEC 17, 1857 + envelope

GRAND CHARTER LOTTERIES FEB. 11TH 1856

COHEN’S NOV 4 1821

GILBERT & CO DEC 14TH 1859

JOSIAH LEE 1849

IRWIN & CO NOV 1853

IRWIN & CO JAN 1854

IRWIN & CO FEB 1854

IRWIN & CO APRIL 1854

IRWIN & CO APRIL 1854

MANTZ & CO DEC 1ST 1853

MANTZ & CO MAY 27TH 1854

MANTZ & CO JUNE 24TH 1854

MANTZ & CO AUG 26TH 1854

JOHN MARSHALL MAY 20, 1854

C. S. McDONALD & CO AUG 27, 1853

C. S. McDONALD & CO

C. S. McDONALD & CO

C. S. McDONALD & CO

A. McGREGGOR & CO OCT 1ST 1854

J. MARSHALL & CO J AN 16TH 1860

MORRIS & CO FEB 11TH 1856

U. MILES 1854 + envelope

J. H. MILLER & CO JULY 1ST 1857

MORRIS & CO DEC 1854

D. PAINE & CO 1850

GEO. PEALE & CO OCT 1853

PYFER & CO JAN 1852

PYFER & CO NOV 1849

PYFER & CO DEC 1851

PYFER & CO MAY 1856

SPENCE & CO DEC 17, 1859 (2)

SCHARF & CO FEB 1, 1854

SCHOOLFIELD & CO APRIL 1852

SCHOOLFIELD & CO MARCH 1 1854

SMALLWOOD & CO FEB 26, 1853

SMALLWOOD & CO JULY 1853

SMALLWOOD & CO MAY 1ST 1854

SMALLWOOD & CO JULY 1ST 1854

SMALLWOOD & CO MARCH 1ST 1855

JAMES H. BANGS FEB 1850

A. D. O. LEARY & CO. 1851

A. D. O. LEARY & CO 1851

LEARY & CO OCT 1ST 1853

LEARY & CO. APRIL 1, 1855

LEARY & CO APRIL 1855

LEARY & CO OCT 1, 1855

A. D. O. LEARY & CO MARCH 1ST 1853

C. S. M’DONALD & CO

C. S. M’DONALD & CO

WOOD, EDDY & CO DEC 24TH 1859

C. S. M’DONALD (letter & receipt)

3 criminal court of Baltimore receipts for selling lottery policies (1875 after law was passed 1859)

C. S. MCDONALD LETTER 1850

WHARTON’S, NICKLIN’S & COHEN’S APRIL 6, 1813

J. O. WHARTON LETTER 1857

R. H. COALE LETTER 1822

NEWSPAPER DRAWING OF LOTTERY 1853

ROBINSONS NEWSPAPER ADS (3)

S. WINCHESTER NEWSPAPER ADS (3)

WAITE’S NEWSPAPER ADS (4)

CLARKS NEWSPAPER ADS (3)

WINCHESTER NEWSPAPER AD (1)

WAITE’S NEWSPAPER AD (1)

CRIMINAL COURT CASE FOR VIOLATING LOTTERY LAW 1876 (JOSEPH SCOTT)

CRIMINAL COURT CASE FOR VIOLATING LOTTERY LAW 1876 ( WM POLHEIM)

CRIMINAL COURT ELIZA BURKE 1879

APRIL 1875 STATES ATTY BALTO CITY LETTER


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