An early set, where all the cards were numbered on production (Hence this set contains the characters as it was made). Other (later?) versions are not nubers so could be made up from different sets. We have seen about 60 different heads/noses/bodies, so obviously there were many variations of this game
Inner label, lists characters including “Mr Pitt, Mr Fox, Nelson, Bonaparte &cc, &cc” with original lab.
Each set was made up of 28 heads, noses and shoulders making 21958 possible different combinations.
We believe that this game was sold over a period of time (as many games were) and kept up-to-date by replacing characters, so perhaps the numbers were removed to make this easier
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c1876 (patent date) Crandall’s John Gilpin –
An Illustration of a fine English Ballard Poetry reduced to Fact. – Toy ( “Improved Building Blocks”) on Box
Consists of 3 wooden stands – some damage to the wooden strips on one block – John Gilpin and Horse have grooved feet and hands so they can walk / be pulled along on the grooves – a real child’s toy.
Condition – Generally in good condition – all lightly scuffed through use – Horse has scuff marks and head has been repaired — box scuffed / side grooves damaged / label complete but grubby
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