ANTIQUE CARD & TABLE GAMES

1790 An Alphabet of Female Costume: twenty-four cards, hand coloured cards.

These cards list 24 countries with pictures of their national dress. The date of c1790 is based on the names of the countries use and the history of these places.

eg Unterwalden was canton of Switzerland until 1780 when it became a country
Venice lost its independence in 1797
Otaheite,(was known as Tahiti )
The Helvetic Revolution of 1798 saw the fall of the Ancien Régime.

Zürich lost control of the land and its economic privileges, and the city and the canton separated their possessions between 1803–1805

The countries are
America, Bavaria, China, (Denmar)k?, England, France, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Kamschatka, Lepcha, Mexico, Norway, Otaheite, Portugual, Quito, Switzerland, Turkey, Unterwalden, Venice, Wales, X, Youghal, Zurich.
Missing I and R

Alphabet of Female Costumes – 24 cards – The cards appear to have been mounted at some time and there are marks from this on the back of the cards.

There is some foxing/shading marks on background of some cards, two cards are damaged where the name should be (one starting with X and one ending in K (?Denmark) (cards are large approx 14 by 10 cms) Art work is very delicate. / Box – original with title on box – corners of lid and base splits

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REF: MIS242

£ 350

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1860s - The Royal Cameo Alphabet - Ackermann

Engraved and Embossed, By T R Pinches, London.

 

White / blue back – name in circle “The Royal Cameo Alphabet” as lid of the container  This contains 13 +3 – discs

Anchor, Bull, Champion, Dog, Engine, Horse, Jackdaw, Lion, Monkey, Rose, Vulture, Wolf, Zebra,

+ two heads, we believe, Victoria and Albert + Name disc

Condition – very good as shown in the picture – case some wear – pieces light use s

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REF:  MIS403

£  165

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1895 - Dolly's Library

Dolly’s Library consists of 4 out of 6 of the books and a rather damaged box

Condition / The books are in very good condition (4 out of 6) -The box is damaged and creased

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REF: MIS662

£ 45

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1880/1890 A set of 26 alphabet cards.

A set of 26 Alphabet cards – with an expression starting with the letter the card represents and with a picture. At the bottom the words “S D Sollers & Co Fine Shoes”
On the backs there is a poem on the top portion (2/3) of the card
and Advertising for Sollers on the bottom third. Cards are 2 7/8″ x 4 1/2″.

Alphabet Cards – Condition – The picture side – clean, undamaged – odd very small grubby spots , numbers in gold. / Reverse Side Small pencil marks on top RHS / odd water stain marks / 3 cards have paper loss at the back and no advertisinig on one card or narrative on the reverse

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REF: MISC925

£ 85

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1800 The Elememts of Astronomy & Geography (Explained on forty cards), hand drawn

These cards are a hand drawn copy of the engraved and colored cards by the Abbe Paris, that were published by John Wallis c1795.

Each card features an illustration and, on the back, hand written explanatory text, which is the same as that on the printed John Wallis cards.

 

For example, several cards depict geometric shapes with a description of various kinds of measurements (circumference, angles, diameter, etc.).
Another subset of cards describe groups (Peroescii, Antoeci, Antipodes, Ascii, Amphiscii, Hetreroscii, Preiscii) that inhabit different parts of the earth.
Illustrations are of men standing on a circle representing the earth. The relative positions of the sun and the moon are shown on other cards.

The Elemements of Astronomy / Condition / Cards 40/40 – in very good condition, in 4 colores, hand written details on the back / Rules – photocopy / Box – of the period but no label.

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REF: MIS714

£ 1550

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1829 Astronomia - card game, 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

£ 1500

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1845 - Astronomical Recreation - John Betts

1845 – Astronomical Recreation,  published by  John Betts 115 Strand


The slipcase shows a coloured lithograph by the Leighton Brothers, from the cover of an educational game, showing a family examining a star chart and relating it to the night sky. 

This print relates to a set of identification cards produced to instruct people in the recognition of star patterns in the sky. 

The game does not include the planet Neptune that was found in 1846

Astronomical Recreation – Condition: Slipcase is very good scuffed at the edges / Rules – Photocopy / Playing Sheet – odd very small spots and very light foxing.

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REF:LBG104z

£ 950

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1895 - Astronomy

A game that later had advertising on the backs. It consists of 4 sets of 11 cards featuring, Sun, Moon, Stars and Comets.

Cards – very thin paper, light use / rules card – good / no box
Postage
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REF: MIS853

£ 85

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1894 - Crickette - Gentlemen v Players - Woolley

This is a card game which describes a game of cricket between Gentlemen (amateurs) (shown with Mr or Title)
and Players (professionals) showing just surname.
This is the second (or later) edition. The earlier edition had plain backs, square corners and, 10 Gentlemen and 12 Players.
In this edition Mr H T Hewett is added (gentleman) and Ward is not included.

One player J.T.Hearne had his initials on the card (probably as other members of his family played) and perhaps Woolley considered him as a gentleman.
The counties that the players played for are also on their card in this later edition

Crickette – Condition – cards are complete (108 cards), lightly used, odd very small marks / rules- photocopy / No box – but a photocopy of the lid can be included.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: MISC626

£ 750

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c1930s Ranji or Card Cricket

An interesting cricket game that can be played with anything between 2 and 22 people.
It consists of 40 cards for batsmen, 55 cards for fielders, and 11 round discs with fielding positions on them. The scoring sheet is missing.

Condition / Ranji – Cards are complete – undamaged but odd dirty marks (shown in picture) / Orginal Rules / Box is scuffed and 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: MISC225

£ 325

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Stumpz, described as "The Indoor Cricket Game.

Played by The Australian Test Team, English Teams and Keen Cricketers Everywhere”.

 

This game contains many elements of cricket missing from many cricket board games, including being able to determine line and length of the ball bowled, field settings and so on. 
The game consists of a folded board = cricket pitch – wooden markers for players – cards describing the type of ball bowled ie “full toss, long hop” etc, cards describing actions and results, spinner for break indicator, spinner for umpire decisions and a scoreboard

Stumpz – Condition / playing sheet – unused / cards – unused – no mention of how many there should be, one wooden marker is a replacement otherwise the game appears unused. / Rules – Original / Box – scuffed, slightly squashed and a little grubby

REF: MISC621

£ 95

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1930s - Googly Cricket Card Game

Made by Smith & Hallam Ltd London WC1

GOOGLY is a card game that simulate the game-flow of an actual cricket match (the instruction manual states the game is “all the form and thrills of cricket without the Rain Stopped Play notices).”

The game itself consists of 98 colorfully designed cards: 48 Batting Cards with blue backs and 50 bowling cards with green backs.

The game can be played by one person (Patience Googly) to 23 players (2 teams of 11 plus a scorer) and you do not have to be a cricketer to play.

“Googly” is based upon a game of cricket.
Matches should have 2 innings each side, the winner being the side which has scored the most runs after 4 completed innings, or has dismissed its opponents twice for a small score.

 The cards are stone color lithe printed – Beautifully drawn and colored

Googly – Complete – cards – good / rules rubbed but good / box little scuffed

REF: MIS161

£  28

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C1932 The New Game of Zat! - Cricket related

Published by Boys’ Magazine A form of collecting game with the aim being to collect a team of Cricketers – eleven cards.

Complete / cards are very good – light use only / Rules – original / Box – good – slightly scuffed

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REF: MIS606

£ 75

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1934 Ashes Playing Cards - England / Australia

This double deck of playing cards was made for the Ashes Series nearly 80 years ago.


Interesting to realise how long this competition has been going on.

Ashes Playing Cards – Complete – cards – very good – one set still wrapped / box – wear and some damage on the lid – a lift up type that seems to split easily


Postage
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REF:  MIS632

£ 200

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1950 - The Cup Final - Betall Games

The aim is score goals – ball moves depending on roll of the dice –

Condition – Board – very good / original ball / rules inside lid / Box scuffed at edges and split at one corner
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REF: MISC601

£ 35

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