ANTIQUE CARD & TABLE GAMES

Dissected Puzzles  1780 -1920

1791 - The Art of Making Money Plenty - J Wallis

The Art of Making Money Plenty.
(Franklin, Benjamin (1703-1790))
Published 10th November 1791 by John Wallis and Engraved by Neele, a well known engraver of the period.

This rebus puzzle is based on the homily of Benjamin Franklin on making and keeping money.
The puzzle reads

“At this time when the crying complaint is that money is so scare, it must be an act of kindness to inform the moneyless, how they can reinforce their purses.
I will acquaint you with the true secret of, of money catching, the certain way to fill empty pockets and keep them always full. Two simple rules well observed will do the business.

1st – Let honesty and toil be your constant companions.
2nd. – Spend one penny a day less than your clear gains.

Then shell thy purses soon begin to thrive,
thy creditors will never insult thee,
nor want oppress, nor hunger bite, nor nakedness freeze thee: the whole hemisphere will shine brighter, and pleasure spring up in every corner of your heart. Now therefore embrace these ruless and be happy.”

Same text as used in 1817 when published by Darton in book form

The Art of making Money –  Condition – This can be seen from the picture – one piece is missing – otherwise – good – odd dirty spots.

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: MIS572

£ 295

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c1830 Dissected Map - England and Wales

Dissected Map in an interesting Curved Shape no maker’s details

Condition – Missing pieces can be seen from the picture – in a period but unmarked box – all in good condition

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: MIS305

£ 180

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1830 - Dissected Map - England & Wales - E Wallis

In Original box with maker’s details – E Wallis

Condition -very good – missing pieces can be seen on the picture

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: MIS306

£ 180

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c1858 - Dissected Puzzle " Blessed are the Merciful" - John Betts

A dissected puzzle “Blessed are the merciful” . Published by John Betts 115 The Strand London. Lithograph by J R Barfoot.

Condition – one piece replacement, number of pieces with slight damage, no box or original guide sheet picture of completed puzzle provided.
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: MIS353

£ 45

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1855 - Dissected Puzzle - Pilgrims Progress - Barfoot

c1855 Pilgrim’s Progress Dissected Puzzle
Published by “John Betts, 115 The Strand” initialled JRB (Barfoot)
Barfoot’s symbolic roses are in the bottom left hand corner of the box lid.


The puzzle tells the story of Christian’s journey, 35 scenes are shown.
The puzzle should be accompanied by a book or refers to a book well known at the time..

Pilgrim’s Progress – Condition / Puzzle is in good condition – missing two small intersection knobs on two pieces – one piece that has been replaced with a hand painted piece (this looks as if it was done long ago).
There are odd scuff marks. /

Box – Original box is complete but one side is starting to separate. The lid is missing a small strip (probably about 3mm long) at the top, – it shows the picture of Christian in front of the cross with angels watching (Pilgrim’s Progress at the top). There is a crack across the centre, taped at the back but not a complete break.


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, this is in a wooden box which will increase the postage cost.

REF: DSP050z

£ 95

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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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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

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: MIS625

£ 175

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