Pawnbroker's ticket issued by William T Cutts; 1908

 
Pawnbroker's ticket issued by William T Cutts; 1908
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 27cm

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Pawnbroker's ticket issued by William T Cutts, 10 & 12 Albany Road, Old Kent Road. These details are printed in red on the card which is also stamped with a unique pawn number '7959'. Handwritten on the ticket is 'spoons forks 0.4.0 Jane Simson 72 Mina Road'.
Pawning was a way of life for the poor. Pawnbroker’s loaned cash on the security of possessions, chiefly clothing or jewellery. Goods pawned on Monday morning were collected on Saturday evening, payday, for wearing on Sunday.

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