c1820 Roly-Poly English Roulette Game, made in England also known as Roulet (England) Boule (France).
This item is a small Roly-Poly table measuring 4.25 inches by 8.75 inches and 1.75 inches high.Roly-Poly was an early gambling game not unlike roulette that was banned in England during the reign of George II (1727 –1760).
This board is similar to roulette wheel with a circular spinable wheel and the numbers 1 – 24 around the sides, with a small indent associated with each.The same numbers appear on the board, presumably where bets were placed. It appears to be probaly a traveling board as, being a banned game, it was likely to be played in strange places ie graveyards (reference Lackburn Cathedral Precinct, Blackburn, Archaeological Evaluation And Watching Brief Report) who suggested that counters were needed for the square, presumably as betting tokens.
This item has a lift up section on one side where counters could be kept – the other example we have seen did not have this feature.
Roly-Poly – Condition – This item is in very good condition – there is a hole on the circle but it looks made not damaged
Postage / As postage often changes it will be provided at time of purchase. Postage will be at cost rounded up to the nearest £1.00 to cover packaging.
c1876 (patent date) Crandall’s John Gilpin –
An Illustration of a fine English Ballard Poetry reduced to Fact. – Toy ( “Improved Building Blocks”) on BoxConsists 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
An interesting game which seems to be a Children’s Game (similar to a German Klassen-Lotterie game (1880)). It consists of:A set of picture cards – numbered 1 to 60A set of description cards (that match the picture cards) numbered 1 to 605 sets of Klasse cards1ste Klasse 10 cards between 1 and 15 centen2de Klasse 10 cards between 1 and 20 centen3de Klasse 10 cards between 1 and 20 centen4de Klasse 10 cards between 3 and 25 centen5de Klasse 20 cards between niet (10 cards) and 100 centenEach set of cards and klasse cards are in their own cases which match the box that they all fit into.
Unfortunately no rules – but from Klassen-Lotterie. The description from Klassen-Lotterie is“The lottery cards and the tokens are dealt out to the players, then each player in turn draws a counter from the draw box and can claim a lottery card from the other players.” The object of the game is to end up with the most lottery cards.
Condition – Complete / Cards – very good but six have number over-written in pen (3de Klasse) / no rules / Original box and 7 inner boxes – Outer box scuffed at edges / inner boxes good (each labelled in pen) with contents
Postage / As postage often changes it will be provided at time of purchase. Postage will be at cost rounded up to the nearest £1.00 to cover packaging.</br
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