As a part of their regular financial reporting, many 18th century broadsides in Britain and other Western nations carried listings of annuity quotations and rates for the benefit of their readership. In addition, government publications sometimes advertised annuity rates and quotations in an attempt to educate the public on the opportunities available through these organizations.

The Annuity Museum is happy to present two examples of these kinds of quotations. The first is from a London paper dated in the year 1758 and shows a listing of the values of various annuities. The second takes the form of a letter from the Yorkshire, England, Office of Taxes to a citizen and provides the requested annuity values.