ANTIQUE CARD & TABLE GAMES

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c1819 - Changeable Gentlemen - Ackermann

Changeable Gentlemen

An early set, where all the cards were numbered on production (Hence this set contains the characters as it was made).  Other (later?) versions are not nubers so could be made up from different sets.  We have seen about 60 different heads/noses/bodies, so obviously there were many variations of this game

Inner label, lists characters including “Mr Pitt, Mr Fox, Nelson, Bonaparte &cc, &cc” with original label

Each set was made up of 28 heads, noses and shoulders making 21958 possible different combinations.

We believe that this game was sold over a period of time (as many games were) and kept up-to-date by replacing characters, so perhaps the numbers were removed to make this easier

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REF: MIS252

£1500

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French Rulers from Clovis to Napoleon

French Rulers from Clovis to Napoleon, any descriptions in French

There are 12 with pink backs, 16 with orange backs, and 28 with green backs.
46 cards show a single ruler, 10 show the heads of the rulers only, with 2 or 3 on a card..
A total of 70 rulers.
Very attractive cards with scenes that show more about the ruler
ie Lous XII – “pere du peuple”.

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REF: MIS201

£225

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c1835 - Refreshment for Man and Horse - maker unknown

Refreshments for Man and Horse.
A simple puzzle with a scene outside a country inn.  

A traveller accepts a tankard of ale from inn-keeper, a horse is feeding, and a lad pumps water into a trough for other horses. (Linda Hannas – c1835 – publisher unknown))

 An early and rare puzzle that was probably greatly enjoyed.

Guide picture  good – mounted had been split – lovely brightly color picture / puzzle is grubby / lid shows part of puzzle (the horses drinking) – REFRESHMENTS FOR MAN (at the top) HORSE at base

Hand colored of scene outside a country inn.  Horse feeding, a traveller accepts a tankard of ale from inn-keeper, a lad pumps water into a trough for other horses. (Linda Hannas details)

 An early and rare puzzle that was probably greatly enjoyed.

Condition – Puzzle – complete but some paper loss to 3 globuls – grubby / Guide picture  good – mounted had been split – lovely brightly color picture / lid shows part of puzzle (the horses drinking) 

REF: DIS252

£300

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C1860 - Arms of France - Darton ?

Card game with French kings from 987 to 1848 all in English
Four cards –
IMPERIAL ARMS
ARMS OF FRANCE
FRANCOR REHVCO DEIMIS ERICORDIA – “Hugo Dei Misericordia Francorum Rex” for Hugh Capet
REX PHILIP D I GRATIA FRANORV
 “Philip Dei Gratia Francorum Rex” (Philip IV?)
and
38 cards (numbered 1-38) describing French/European History.
These have four sections – in four corners : Eminent Persons, Remarks, Events, Events,

Central picture (French ruler) starting with Hugh Capet –
Inner circle  — Name, Year of birth, Year of death, Date crowned
Outer circle  —  Popes (LHS) – Rulers of Germany (RHS), Rulers of England (base)
(Top) French Queen (s)

There are two dissected puzzzles that are similar in style – c1800 Darton – and  Wallis c1788-99 but with English Royalty.

‘Chronological Tables of English History’ is a disseted puzzlle by John Wallis, London, 1788-99.  This is on the wcpcm web site under card games which seems strange.  The pieces have irregular side and fit together to show kings from William I to George II, it is likely that the pieces that formed the frame are missing.       Published by London: for Bowles and Carver [Carington Bowles, C. Dilly, & W. Darton], [c.1800], 1800. 

There is/was also one on AbeBooks – “Teaching the Elements of English History and Chronology after the manner of Dissected Maps for Teaching Geography”. description available on request. 

This game is based on French kings, and is later covering the kings up to Bonapart.  It is in English,  the same style as the puzzle by Darton but with more detail.

Condition – No damage – odd small marks / cards only no box or rules

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REF: MIS200

£275

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c 1930 - Ups and Downs in India - Chad Valley

This board game was produced by the Homeland Training College in 1930. Though aspects of it may surprise us today, it was intended as a fun way to learn about the duties and responsibilities of living and working in India.

The likely audience for the game was the children of those people relocating to India for work. The three characters represent some of the most common jobs that British people took up in India – as missionaries, colonial government officials and soldiers.

The boardgame is a strong reminder of Britain’s colonial presence in India, even in the 1930s. Tasks on the boardgame include ‘preaching to the people’, bible translation and teaching. It also highlights the difficulties that would be encountered abroad, including disease, monsoons and opposition from Indian people. Reference Highland Museum of Childhood.

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REF: CV950

£ 375

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c1899 - From Sailor Boy to Admiral - C W Faulkner & Co

As was common with Faulkner Games the board is a series of cards that form a square board.  Then it is a normal race style game with different actions if the player lands on certain squares.

Each player chooses a Sailor Boy, paying five counters into the pool

Players spin the teetotum and place their sailor on that number, and continue to move him along the board based on the teetotum numbers thrown.

When a player lands on a picture, they must follow certain rules,

One of the rarer Faulkner style games which include which  Bikee  PipPip. 

Copyright 02/06/1899.

Condition: Complete  / Cards very good / playing pieces – good – all with stands / Original Rules- good / Box – some scuffing and wear. teetotum

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REF: FAL201

£ 225

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c1861 - Oxford University Boat Race - Jaques

The New Game of the Oxford University Boat Race.

“This capital round game is adapted for any number of persons.   Each player chooses a boat bearing the appropriate Arms of its College, and the game is played on a folding board representing a river.

The game may be played in a variety of ways, either by flat races, in heats, the College Bump races, or as in the Oxford and Cambridge boat race”.

The two larger boats represent Oxford and Cambridge.

The other 11 are Balliol, Merton, Exeter, Oriels, Queens, New College, All Souls, Magdalene, Christ Church, , 2 replaements – not named

Condition – 11 boats – 9 with college labels – two blank – replacements pieces
There shoud also be a  special dice with an x and a crab on it. The rules are original. There is a photoopy of the race board.

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REF: JAQ950

£ 450

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c1870 - Laughing Made Easy - Jaques

A unusual / rare game from Jaques.
The object is to get rid of your cards, by following suit or matching numbers.
Some special cards-: laughing, make and easy have special rules.

The cards also have a lot of amusing irrelvant information on them ( 4 to 6 items on each card) but this is not mentioned on the rules card.
eg A definitions of :- Insanity, A money lender, wit, Noah’s Ark.

“Laughing made easy.”  is a pack of 54 formed of four sets, each numbered 1-12 with suits of  harps, roses, fleurs-de-lis and eagles respectively, and six prize cards.

On each of the numeral cards are printed a variety of amusing stories and witty sayings. With card of directions. In pasteboard case lettered ” Ogilvy’s Games.”

Laughing Made Easy – Complete / Cards well used, dirty / Rules – original card + pool cards (Game and Laughing Made Easy) and Laughing, Made, Easy and Game cards / No box

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REF:  JAQ110

£ 125

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c1890 - The World’s Parliament - Jaques

The World’s Parliament

Rules entitles

“Rules for Free and Independent Electors”

Strange and rare game which probable didn’t become popular

88 cards – 44 vote cards 22 aye  22 no

44 candidates – 26 countries but 44 cards as countries can have 1, 2, or 3 candidates

Condition –  Cards: Complete very good /  Original Rules – very good – n mint / box – complete – worn at edges

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REF: JAQ301

£ 275

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c1915 - 1st World War "Obliterating Germany" - Photochrom Co Ltd

Obliterating Germany – The latest War Puzzle. Published by The Photohromo Ltd London

Simple game, in theory,  to cover Germany with the cards from 5 other countries, but difficult to do

All 5 cards in very good condition, original rules, inside a simple case, which has a split on the cover

Once a card has been placed it cannot be moved.

Condition – Complete – cards  / rules both very good – split to back of cover

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REF: MIS611

£ 175

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c1895 - Regatta - Werner & Schumann

There are a numer of game with Regatta in the title.

This was made by Werner and Schumann – trademark of Artist’s palette on the box c1890.

A game for six people in the form of a sailing boat regatta. Board (46.5 : 62 cm), 6 game pieces in the shape of small sailing boats,

The board shows a seascape in the middle with an island and a fisherman’s hut.

The playing pieces are 6 small, carefully designed wooden sailing boats in blue, black and natural (dimensions approx. 7.5 : 5.5 cm;  with sails, rigging and crew made of paper and string. 

The board is in two parts – looks as if that was the way it was made as it is too thick to fold into one piece.  Good condition slight raise when put together at the centre.

The six boats look original and are in very good condition.  No rules or extras apart from a leather dce shaker slightly bent and a dice.

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REF : MIS126

£475

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1870 - Natural History - W Peacock

Natural History – double sided dissected puzzle – Animals and Birds

Edward Peacock, a Baptist minister and carpenter, introduced his Peacock Puzzles in 1853 having learnt his art from the well-known publisher and map dissector Edward Wallis in London during the 1830’s. In 1861, his son, William, took over the company, expanding it to become recognised as one of the world’s most prolific producers of wooden jigsaws. 

19th Century new double dissection wooden puzzle often featured Royalty on one side and a map on the other.   This one is much more interesting with Birds on one side (35 different) and Beasts on the other (34 different).

Condition: Puzzle = Complete, slightly grubby in palces. no damage / Box  good – lid has been split in half, but clean split  is still fits well / Colored sheets of eash side – birds / animals, one has split on the folds. There is also a description sheet for the animals. 

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REF: DIS252

SOLD / 054

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