ANTIQUE CARD & TABLE GAMES

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1793 - Musical Domino - John Wallis​

Being a new method of   Teaching Young Persons the first Rudiments of  MUSIC.

This is a very early game.  The label on the box is dated Sept 18th 1793, and the rules (p/c) dated 29th August 1793.

It is a domino game played with 35 dominos. There are details of which way up your “dice” are placed.
Examples are given showing what is a match.
eg so if it is a semi-breve the next player can put down 8 Quavers, 4 crochets or 2 Minims

Musical Dominoes – Condition – 35 paper on wood dominoes (complete) in very good condition / Rules – photocopy / Box – wooden box with sliding lid and plain label on the lid – no damage to this item – slight fading due to age

Insured Postage Free

REF: JW1000

£2,250

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1806 - A Musical Game - invented by LM Drummard esq

A Musical Game for children invented by L.M. Drummond Esq – 1806
On the game sheet “published for Didier and Tebbett. at their repository of instructive games for children and Juvenile Library of English, French and Italian books No 75 St James St, London 1806″.
The only reference we can find to this game is a copy in the British Library – that is also without instructions.

Didier & Tebbitt published a number of games in the early 1800s, including:
An Historical Game of the Romans (1805) and
Historical Game of the Kings of England (including The Memorable Events of their reigns adapted to the Juvenile Capacity)(1804)
There seemed to be a link to Abbe Gaultier, as he is mentioned in some description and seems to advertise in the instruction booklets.

Musical Game – Condition – Sheet only / undamaged – but foxed / slight paper raise near bottom

Postage Free.

REF: LBG604

£ 2100

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1850 - Music Made Easy - by Henrietta Dodd

Music Made Easy
A game consisting of 225 cards with answers on them and a booklet of questions.

All cards are dealt and the “President” asks questions from the booklet. Some answers are words alone; some also have musical notation as the answer. Often the questions follow on from each other eg
Number 179 — Are minimsever grouped together?
Number 180 — Write a minim in this manner
Cards on the right hand side show the answers to questions 30-33

Music Made Easy – Condition – cards – complete – very good condition / appear unused / Rules sheet attached to side of box – very good / Original Booklet .- Very Good / Box – Poor – Folds to form a book – all the edges are missing – front cover seperated from the spine – Label on Front cover is faded but readable and has maker’s information etc

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.

REF: MIS575

£ 125

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1880 - Music Loto - Jaques

This game is not common.

It is a loto / bingo game – where the winner complete a single row. The Loto Cards have three rows of five musical symbol / notes etc. When the called card has been matched the player covers their symbol with a musical instructment card.


Music Loto – Condition – Note Cards 80/90 / Symbol cards 76/90 / 12 Loto cards (complete) / Rules – photocopy / Box – wooden box with sliding lid – lid damaged at top and missing a small strip of wood / Picture on the lid – very good (small tear at top left) also very attractive in style-

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REF: JJ1000

£ 195

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1902 - The New Grand Coronation Musical Game - R.Kempton

” The New Grand Coronation Musical Game” with rules by R.Kempton – a game involved with making the score for music from small cards.

” The New Grand Coronation Musical Game” – Condition / cards are 92/91, 115/116 and 80/80 – possibly a printing error !!! – the cards are mint – appear totally unused / Rules – photocopy / Box – slight scuffing otherwise very good
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.

REF:  MIS405

£ 150

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c1910 - Feldman Music Playing Cards

eldman Music Cards – can be used to play Snap, Old Maid and also used as a normal playing cards deck
Useful for teaching children music in a friendly way

REF: MIS170

£ 70

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1830 - The New Game of Chronology of King George IV - D Carvalho

A Game of Education and Fun based on events that occurred or originated in London.

Eg “When was the University of London opened?” “When was Trafalgar launched at Chatham?”.

38 questions – six lovely colored vinaigrettes depicting the answer

The New Game of Chronology of King George IV`s reign, up to December 31st, 1828

Condition: Slipcase – very good – slightly dusty – good colored label of two children playing / Rules are on the sheet – possibly an answer sheet would have been supplied originally / Playing Sheet is very good – almost unused.

This is paper only (not paper on linen)

Insured Postage Free

REF:  LBG106

£ 1650

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c1838 - Historical Amusements - N Carpenter

A pretty educational card game about Kings and Queens –

consisting of 98 question cards,

36 colored monarch cards,

answer booklet and original paper counters.     

The last entry in the booklet is “ 98 – has the Queen any brothers or sisters ? ” – later versions have 100 questions, including reference to her marriage to Albert in 1840.

Printed by W Turtle Printer 10, Essex Street, Strand

 

Historical Amusements – Condition / Question cards – complete – very good / Monarch cards complete very good (all cards have pale pink backs) / booklet complete – no damage / Box – good, clean, odd scratches

 

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REF: ROY104

£ 525

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1840 - Kings and Queens Dissected Puzzle -
N. Carpenter

A 19th Century Wooden Hand Coloured Dissected Puzzle

“The Kings of England”, published by N. Carpenter circa 1840, in original wooden box with pictorial sliding lid

Kings and Queen Dissected Puzzle – Condition – The puzzle is complete – picture shows the missing knobules – Box lid has been split in three – this has been mended – a piece of card stuck across the back for protection and added strength.  Picture available on request.

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.

REF: MIS506z

£ 195

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1840 - Amusement in English History - Sallis

English History in 40 pictures from A Brition, A Roman, A Saxon, A Dan, William I thro to Victoria.
Well colored pictures

Condition – English History / Sheet is very good, clean and little sign of use / Cover (booklike, so attached) is worn and split slightly at the spine, a little grubby with odd marks – title good and clear in gold lettering / Photocopy of rules available

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.

REF:  LBG603

£ 400

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1840/1850 Hand Color Cards - Kings and Queens - 1066 to 1837

This game consists of 30/36 cards (from William 1 (missing) to Victoria)
All the monarchs are pictured on horses
The backs give information on reign dates, succession and events dates.
There is also a “Character word” ie Prudent, Devout, Humane to describe the monarch
We have never seen this before

Kings & Queens – 30/36 cards, Hand colored, undamaged. These cards have been attached to a sheet with stamp hinges, probably awhile ago as some hinge have seperated from the backs, where this has happened the paper color is a little lighter.
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.

REF:  MIS643

£ 75

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1850 Historical Amusements - N Carpenter

1850 Historical Amusements


A pretty educational card game about Kings and Queens – consisting of 100 questions, 36 colored monarch cards, answer booklet and a lot of bone counters.

The last entry in the booklet is “100 – Who did Victoria marry?”


This version was printed by William Turtle, 14 Woburn Buildings (who also printed earlier versions) for
N Carpenter at 11 Goswell Terrace, (1850-55).

The game was produced from c1834 – updated when Victoria became Queen (1837) and when she married (1840)
The box is slightly wider than the earlier version and the cards fit in better.


A version was also published by Rich’d H. Pease, and sold by Pease & Warren, the Temple of Fancy, 516 Broadway, USA in 1853.

Historical Amusements – Condition – Question cards very goood – 1 missing  but this has been replaced with a good copy / Monarch cards – very good (all cards white backs) / booklet complete – no damage / Box – very good, clean but missing the raised outer edge.

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.

REF:  BBG404z

£ 450

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1850/60 Dissected Puzzle - Kings and Queens of England

This puzzle comes as four separate layers – each layer showing nine monarchs (ie 36 in all) starting with William I and ending with Victoria

c1850/60 Dissected Puzzle – Kings and Queens of England – Condition – The puzzle is brightly hand colored and in very good condition – there are some knobules missing and one piece of edging – all can be seen in the picture – box is scuffed and split at edges

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.

REF: MIS507

£ 225

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1865 English Sovereign with Historical Reference

A prettier than usual dissected puzzle with a picture of a youngish Victoria on the box lid.

The three scence at the top are Battle of Hasting, Queen Elizabeth at Tilbury Fort 1588 and Battle of Boyne 1690

Condition / English Sovereign with Historical Refernces – Dissected puzzle complete (two small pieces have some damage ) very good / box – original is good with Queen Victoria on lid

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REF: MIS625

£ 175

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c1875 Event in English History according to the kindergarten System

This game covers the period Willliam I to Queen Victoria.


It consists of two sets of different colored cards “intended for children to test their knowledge of English History without the aid of a governess”.

One set of cards has an event on one side and the aim is to state in whose reign the event occured.
by Wallace Murray – printed by G Newman & Co London

English History – Condition – cards complete light use, no damage / Original rules sheet / Original Box with re-enforce corners on lid, slight fading and a little grubby

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.

REF: MISC703

£ 145

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1880 Victoria - J Jaques

One of the rarer of Jaques Card Games

The suits are the emblems that represent England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales ie rose, thistle, harp, and Prince of Wales Feathers.

The cards are numbered 1-5 and for each emblm there are 2 of numbers 3, 4, and 5 and 3 of numbers 1 and 2. There are also 4 “royal” cards. A collecting game that any number of people can play (according to the rules)

Victoria – Condition / Cards complete almost unused / Rule – original – very good / Box very good – a sticker on the front otherwise very good
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REF:  JAQ122

£  175

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1885 Electrical Instructor - Historical

Electrical Historical Instructor – The original Magic Robot ?


A question card is placed on the centre on the glass area – the question to be asked is aligned at the top and a hand swings round and points to the answer.
This were made for teaching different topics ie Geography, Music and History.
There are copies in the Edinburgh Museum and the Bodleian. All have only one question card (double sided) with the answers to both sides around the edge the box, which is fixed.


Electrical Instructor – Condition; Box has a small spilt at the top edge and has been repaired on one corner – Inside cover is good / Question card – one side has a small part of one question missing – / Question area grubby, marks on the directions /, answers bright and clear / moving hand has been reinforced with cotton to keep it in place, but it is working correctly.
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.

REF: MIS618

£ 225

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