ERNIE in Leaflets
ERNIE in Leaflets
In the days long before the Internet,  leaflets and posters displayed in Post Offices were an effective way to pursuade and inform customers to buy more Premium Savings Bonds.

Poster: Premium Savings Bonds (Crown Copyright).
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The Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment, better known as ERNIE was commissioned to select prize winners of Premium Savings Bonds. The initial concept of the machine was devised by Mr S.W. Broadhurst and Premium Bonds were officially launched on 1 November 1956 by Harold Macmillan, Chancellor of the Exchequer. The first draw took place on 2 June 1957.

ERNIE in Leaflets
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A selection of ERNIE leaflets and posters to encourage the purchase of Premium Bonds.

Leaflets courtesy of NS & I.

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