ANTIQUE CARD & TABLE GAMES

c1800 - A set of Conversation Cards / Twelve Night Style

The gentlemen’s cards have introductory / suggestive / questioning messages
Madam may I play to you (man with a violin)
Shall us two make one
Will you have a country Bumpkin
Do you love constancy
Will you be mine
Are you for a ride

The Ladies cards are accepting, teasing or statements
I’m ready for fun
Go on you naughty man
I have not made up my mind
Why do you ask me
I dare not tell you

Conversation Cards – Condition / The cards are approx 6 by 8.5 cms / They are in good condition – no damage, but odd dirty marks.  The print on some seem lighter than on others
This set has 30 cards / 15 pairs. A s
imilar  item is defined in Worshipful Company’s Collection- as 24/24 complete (all 24 in that set are in this set plus 3 additional pairs) / No Rules or Box.
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REF: MISC903

£ 295

1806 - “Histore Sainte” Old Testament History - Jouy

c1806 The fifth pack of the series of educational games produced by Jouy
From The Creation of the World (I) to Herode (XLVIII)

“Histore Sainte” Condition – Cards are good – a couple stained – some slightly grubby light staining – incomplete 20/48

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REF: MIS567

£ 30

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c1810 - Geography of England and Wales - John Wallis ?

The Geography of England (sic)


The earlier edition of this game – The Geography of England and Wales published by J. Wallis 16 Ludgate Street on Sept 26th 1799
That game contains 52 cards (one per county). This version is complete with 50 cards, the last two cards having two Welsh Counties on each, and being numbered to show there are the same 52 counties.
These cards contain the same information ie Boundaries, Extent, Principle Towns and Rivers of each county but in smaller format. There small differences details on these: part of a line left off – (hyphens) removed.

The title on the original sheet included is Geography of England (but it includes Wales) and it is identical wording to the “Directions for making a Game with These Cards” that was published with the 1799 version Geography of England and Wales. (copy included)

Geography of England – Condition / Cards are excellent no sign of use complete (50/50) – Original Rules = very good / No box or wrapper
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REF: GEO103

£ 275

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c1810 - Children's Alphabet Cards - Religious - Darton?

c1810 – Religous Alphabet Cards.


Early set of alphabetic religious cards – 10 cards AB, CD, EF, IK, LM, NO, PQ, RS, TU, WX. So J and V are missed out, and probably YZ. GH – missing.


Religous Alphabet – Condition – Cards –  Good condition – no damage – small in size about 2 in by 4 in

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REF: MIS568

£ 125

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c1800/1820 - Bible Card Game

A question and answer game referring to the Old Testiment.

Answer card presnt – Second Series – 

 

Bible Cards – Condition /  Cards 47/50 – good condition – no damage / Original answers sheet giving all bible references / Original box – worn, split on one side.

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REF: MIS79265

£ 65

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1810-1820 - Ladies & Gentlemen Cards - Twelve Night related

A set of 10 cards probably for entertainment at Twelfth Night Celebrations


For the Lady
“A man of high birth and wealth you shall marry And a title to boot so dear Miss do not tarry


And for the Gentleman
“A Virgin that’s old and thin in her shape – The stars have decreed to be your wedded mate


The Christmas season in the Georgian era was still based on the Twelfth Night festival running from Christmas eve to the twelfth day after. It was a season of entertainment, delightful excitement and merry-making.
In the late 18th century to early 19th century Twelfth Night celebrations were at the height of their popularity. Twelfth Night celebrations were based on the Medieval tradition of disguise, elaborate display and role reversal led by an elected master of ceremonies

Twelve Night Cards – Condition – Cards are good – no rules or box

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REF: MIS570

£ 150

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c1806-1811 - An Entirely New Pack of Puzzle Cards by a Friend to Youth - W Darton

These cards consist of a rebus style puzzle within a large oval frame – with the titles below.

Engraved, uncolored, numbered 1-18. The engraving is very detailed and the cards are lovely.

The pcture shows all 18 cards – this set is missing two cards.

Puzzle Cards – Condition / Rebus

Cards (16/18) –  very good, just light use / Solutions – photocopy / no box

 

REF: MIS584

£ 700

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1820 - The Musical Game of Pope Joan, Cassino & Commerce

This was published by Chappell & Co 50 New Bond Street London


This card game’s object was to teach keys to children (well explained in the rule)
This game was reviewed in The Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review – Volume 3 – Page 484 -Richard Mackenzie Bacon – 1821

Musical Pope Joan – Condition / Cards are in good condition (57/60 we believe these are later versions of this game that appear to have extra cards and rules of other games – from the rules of Pope Joan the number of cards appears to be 60)

Rules for Musical Pope Joan / Original Box with etched portrait of a woman’s head with musical notes defining her eyes, nose, mouth and bonnet.


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REF: MIS710

£ 425

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c 1820 - Musical Transformations or Protean Dances - E Wallis

A beautiful and rare boxed game

Adapted to Compose above 1000 tunes for Waltzes.

It consists of playing cards from the seven to the Aces in four suits, each of which has a musical score on it.

The cards must be laid out in the order King, Queen, Jack, Ace 10, 9, 8, 7 without regard to suit or color.

This will form a perfect tune and present an endless elegant amusement

Protean Dances – Complete – Cards – very good / Rules inside box lid / Box – very good

REF: MIS810

£ 2700

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c1820/1830 - Playing Cards - Fortune Telling

A set of Fortune Telling Cards

Red suits engraved in red / Black suits in black
The style of the cards are partly regal, partly mystic, and partly homely.
All the cards are different although some of the characters look similar

The pack is made up of – four suits consisting of 1 (ace) K Q N (J) 10 9 8 7 plus, Diamond 2, Heart 3, Club 4, Spade 5

These are similar to  “American Fortune Telling Cards” which is described in Carey’s as an early deck made by Fisher & Brother – Philadelphia.    c1830 – These cards had rounded corners, and appear to be American as all have a Spread Eagle on the Left Hand Corner of the Court (K and Q) Cards.”

This deck has a five pointed crown on the Court (K and Q) Cards which  are square corners.

So it would seem likely these are earlier. The only rules we have found mentioned are in English and German, which  also points to the cards being produced in England, German (or both), c1820s, perhaps with some connection to George IV’s reign. The cards/design then being exported to America,

A copy of a hand typed (obviously later) rules note can be included if required.

Cards – Condition / Cards in very good condition but slightly concave. The cards are small – approx 5cm by 8cms.

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REF:  MISC902

£ 550

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c1820 - Les Cris de Paris - Amusement de Société

Les Cris de Paris. Amusement de Societe. [Paris: c.1800-1835.]


This consists of 49 cards, 23 hand-coloured engraved cards depicting 11 male and 12 female street vendors offering a variety of goods like vegetables, fruits, cheeses, cakes, fish, eggs, umbrellas, and flowers.
(The missing card is Md De Mottes A Bruler, photocopy of this card is included).

There are 24 text cards with small rhymes that correspond to the picture cards,
and a ‘Carte Blanche’ card and
a ‘Le Commissaire’ card, which featuring, a hand-coloured engraved card of a judge declaring ‘Peace, Peace’
This card serves to stop the game.

Very pretty and rare early game – complete on another web site at $7,500.

Les Cris de Paris – Condition / Cards (as above (49/50) and a photocopy of missing card) – in very good condition. / Rules – Original Sheet / Box – Original paper board box with paper label – complete – a little grubby

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REF:  MISC903

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c1820 - Charades en Actions - Gide Fils

c1826 Charades en Actions
This was printed by Gide Fils, Rue St Marco N20.
This name was used from about 1813 through to about 1828. A number of games were published in the period 1823-1824.
The cards are very attractive, well drawn and colored. Unfortunately there are no rules or solutions and the charades are difficult. We can find no reference to this game.

Charades en actions – Condition – Cards very good – light use – 34/36 missing numbers 15 and 32 / rules lacking / box – original – very good condition, odd dirty marks – no damage – sample picture and details of publisher clear

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REF: MISC904

£ 750

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1829 - Astronomia -published by F.G. Moon

This card game was designed and published by F.G. Moon, London 1829; with steel engravings by J & G Pickett

An attractive and scarce pack of cards on an astronomical theme.
The pack is divided into the four seasons:
Summer (pink), Autumn (yellow), Winter (white) and Spring (blue).
The leading card represents the three zodiac symbols of the season eg Aries, Taurus and Gemini, for Spring.
The zodiac sign cards are of a greater value than the other cards.
The second card represents The Luminaries ie Luna (Spring), The Sun (Summer), Comet of 1680 (Autumn), and the Orbits (winter)
The other 11 cards in each set are identical pictures of the planets

This was part of a review written on 13th March 1830 –
“The planet Jupiter, as it is usually drawn, suggests the idea of it consisting of loose materials, as to require to be held together by hoops most marvellous compact. The opposite of its appearance in nature, where these mysterious zones are drawn across the disc with the softest shadowing.
But of all our heavenly bodies none has been so ill treated as our Moon which may have induced its name sake, the inventor of the Astronomia not only to rescue it from the most libellous treatment, but also that of other objects in the starry heavens, in which he has succeeded with a fidelity which does credit to his science, skill, and taste”
A copy available on request

Astronomia – Condition / Cards 52/52 – very good – light use / Rules – part of the rules original / part (history of the game) photocopy / Box – woman with scientific instruments looks at the moon / London / Published By F.G. Moon, 20, Threadneedle Street / 1829 – on outer slip case which is slightly scuffed / base is split from sides on two sides – no lid was ever present
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REF: MISC901

£ 1,500

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C1830 - Children's Alphabetic Card Game

Cards are hand coloured and litho printed
Each card represents a letter with a word and picture of that word on the card. paper mounted on cardboard possibly printed by Barfoot

Alphabetic Cards – Condition / 24 cards – ( no J or X, so could be complete) – all in very good plus condition

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REF: MIS565

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c1830-32 - Multiplication - Hand Coloured Children's Game

This is an early children’s game use to teach multiplication. There are two cards with a problem on one card (ie 3×2) and the answer (ie 6) on the other. There is also a picture of a bird or animal across the cards that matches when the correct pieces are put together.
There are similar games made by John Wallis c1815/20 and Cavahlo c1830. The pictures on the cards do not excatly match the two we’ve seen but so the maker is uncertain, but our guess is John Wallis

Multiplication Cards – Condition – Cards have been used but are in good condition – this set is 12 sets of cards (2, 3, and 4 times tables).  No box, rules etc

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REF: MIS705

£ 325

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1825/1830 - Happy Sunday Hours

A Child’s religious card game – where children had to match up text from the bible.

 

Condition / Cards 90/100 – used and a little grubby / Original Rules / No box

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REF:  MIS790

£ 45

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c1815-20 - Multiplication - Children's Game

This is an early children’s game use to teach multiplication. There are two cards with a problem on one card (ie 3X2) and the answer (ie 6) on the other. There is also a picture of a bird or animal across the cards that matches when the correct pieces are put together.


There are similar games made by John Wallis c1815/20 and Carvahlo c1830. The pictures on the cards do not excatly match the two we’ve seen  so the maker is uncertain, but our guess is John Wallis

Multiplication Cards – Condition – Cards have been used but are in good condition – this set is 12 sets of cards (2, 3, and 4 times tables). It is difficult to know if this is complete, but feel it is or possibly missng one set.
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REF:  MIS705

£ 325

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1837 - Intellectual Pastimes - John Gray

This is Second Series 1837 – John Gray, Romsey.

An Interesting and different style of game, as the questions (and answers) are not as straight forward as they seem
Questions are asked and the person with the correct answer on their card must answer, forfeits etc apply.
eg.
How may we speedily become rich? “by contracting our desires”
What is worldly happiness? – “It is the gay tomorrow of the mind that never comes”

Intellectual Pastimes – Complete – Condition / cards are good, some light use, no damage / Box – very good / Rule Booklet – very good

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REF: MIS688

£ 120

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c1838 - Historical Amusements - N Carpenter

A pretty educational card game about Kings and Queens – consisting of 98 questions, 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
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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1840s - Fox & Goose - J.M. Kronheim & Co.

Fox and Goose – Lovely pieces from an early paper version of this game

Fox and Goose – Condition – pieces are all very good (16/18 geese plus Fox)- box very good light scuffing – rules on back of box
Copies of the missing geese and the probably board can be provided on request

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REF: ANT103

£ 75

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c1840 - Hand Colored Greek Gods Cards

Probably a child’s educational game – – This item consists of 13 cards that measure 6 by 11 cms – The cards all have a Greek style frame with a picture of a god at the centre – The name of the god appears three times in different languages

Hand Colored Greek Gods Cards – Condition – In good used condition

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REF:  MIS601

£  125

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c1850 - Comic Profiles - Merryman Makeface ​

Or the changing features of funny creatures, the whole arranged by Merryman Makeface Esq – published by Rock & Co

Its aims is

“To enable the happy possessor to form 13824 varieties of one to their own likeing. Seen here are eyes and mouths and noses, from which you will pay pick and choose, Each its peculiar charm disclose, which if you’re wise you’ll refuse,
For if you miss the handsome faces, You’re compensated by grimaces,”

(this is on the box lid but not readable as the lid is so rubbed so copied from another source)

There appears to have been two sets made by Merryman Makeface Esq, Comic Profiles (heads) and Funny Physiognomy (bodies) – copy in The Edinburgh Museum of Childhood and mentioned in the EPCS Magazine January 2002
Very strange faces appear not unexpect by the description.

Condition – Comic Profiles / Cards – 24/24 tops 23/24 noses 24/24 chins – all in good condition / Box – original – top very faded and difficult to read. / No rules – maybe the box lid was enough

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REF: MIS310

£ 1100

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c1840 - Teaching Money (LSD) - Carvahlo

Early Teaching cards / game converting pennies to LSD.

Small cards, very pretty with animals. There is a version by E Wallis in Norwich Musuem with a totally different set of animals on the cards. It is in a white wooden box.

Carvalho made a similar game to teach multiplication and it is very likely that he made this game as it is the same stye.

Laugh and Lie Down  – Condition / Cards may not be not complete 18 pairs (36 cards) –  we cannot find a reference to a complete pack

Condition /  very good – no damage, just a bit grubby / no rules or box

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REF:  MIS577

£ 175

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