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c 1859 - The New Round Game of The Family - Mead & Powell

Described on the box as

“Being a selection in each reign from Elizabeth to Victoria, of four of the Eminent Men, by which the various periods of English History will become readily filed in the memory”.

Mead & Powell seem to be active c1857/1860.  They are mention as agents for sceond class tickets to Crystall Palace.  There is no mention we can find of this game.

The game is the fairly standard collecting game where you ask players round the table for cards you want.  ie naming a card with one of the Eminent Men on it.  

Condition –  The cards are in very good condition /  Original rules card / The box very good slight split at bottom left hand corner – no lid as was common at this period.

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REF: CGA210

£ 110

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c1855 - The Queen - Evans & Sons

The Queen – Evans & Sons – 114,115 & 116 Newgate Street, London – Printed by Kronheim & Co

Interesting game with suits of Crests (Arms of Archbishop of Canterbury), Crowns ( Queen Victoria’s Coat of Arms), Stars (Order of the Garter) and Feathers (Arms of Prince of Wales).

Condition – The Queen –  Cards – complete – very light use / original rules – fragil, paper splitting  – no box 

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REF: CGE005

£ 150

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1910-1920 - Aviating

c1910-1920 – printed by Polsue Ltd, Gough Square Feet Street EC

Polsue was at that address in 1910 and 1913.  No other reference found.

The game consists of two parts – first you build a plane – collecting the 8  items/parts you need. 

Then you fly the plane, the players agreeing on the distance  Drawing cards for the distance travelled, weather etc – starting in the order that the plane was completed.

Condition –  Cards ae in excellent condition. The building set are complete (48 cards stated in rules), the travel set also has 48 cards with cards as groups of 2, 4 or 10 so appear complete. /   Rules slight wear at fold, some pencil notes on the front / chart very good / box  – badly scuffed –  part of label missing – top split on all sides and at corners – base split on two corners. / Counters for moving on the chart replacement.

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REF: CGI125

£ 95

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c1900- Tut-Tut - Woolley

A card game with the purpose of collectiong the most complete sets of four. Cards are 12 cities

Cards have city names on them – all the pictures are the same – two people in an open car. 

There is another version, which has spinner with it (boxed contains spinner and rules refer to the spinner) – so this is a simpler earlier or later version.

Condition / Cards have been used, slightly grubby, undamaged / Rules – original – scuffed at edges / two part bo – missing outer top – good.

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REF: CGW010

£ 30

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c1920 - Derby Day - Parker Games Co / Goodall

Derby Day published by Parker Games Co Ltd English subsidiary at Ivy Lane, London, from 1908 to around 1920. The cards printed by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd (on the box).

There are 24 cards numbers in red and 24 in black.  The jockeys wear different colored shirts and  a horse can pass any horse riden by a jockey with the same colored jockey. Cards are passed round the table, the winner is the person who gets all his horses home first.  It is complicated – picture of the rules below.

There are 48 numbered counters (24 red / 24 black) – used to reminder the players of which horse was theirs. 

Condition –  Cards are complete – very good condition  / Original rule card split at fold / Card box – good.

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REF: CGG030

£ 125

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c1890 - 1900 - Sons of the Empire - Globe Games
Also see - Card Games / Globe Games

Sons of the Empire – A New Card Game.

An interesting card game, which is a “take game” not a simple snap game.

The cards are all dealt facedown and the player to the left of the dealer plays a card face up, the player on his left does the same. When two of the same card are played immediately after each other he calls “take” and takes the cards. However if the player after his plays before he calls take he cannot claim the cards.  If any player plays a “Unity card”  and calls “Unity” he takes the lot.

The game has colorful characers  and  a tongue-in-cheek lview of Victoria’s armed forces.

These Globe games by Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher are hard to date. It seems that they were published between the 1890s up to around the start of the first World War when German sources were cut of, wooden boxex were replced with cardboard probably c1900.

Condition / Cards are complete 13 * 4 sets – light use – a couple of backs have some paper damage  / Box – wooden two part box – no damages / Original Rules

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REF: GGO100

£ 150

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1896 – A Royal Game - A. Collier

1896 was the year in which Queen Victoria became the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and her Diamond Jubilee celebration would take place the following year.

The pack contains 52 cards divided into ten groups consisting of Her Majesty, the late Prince Consort, with their children and grand-children.

Each card gives details of the name and title with dates of birth, marriage and death (if appropriate) along with an image of the person(s) concerned.

The cards are large (approx 9cms by 12cms)

Condition / Cards – complete – light use / gold edging worn / two part box – good but missing bottom of inner box and top of outer box top (if it was ever present) of outer box / Rule card – very good / Copy of application for a new and improved card game can be provided if required.

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REF: MIS910

£ 85

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c1860 - Heads of House - unknown

This card game is similar in style to Jaques Illustrated Proverbs :

A colored picture with a three word name at the top, and 3 cards with the same title and one of each word on the picture card. it

Hand colored small cards (6.5 x 10.5 cms approx)

Condition – there are 7 complete sets, and 3 incomplete sets -:  2 are missing1 card and 1 missing 3 cards including the picture card. 

The cards are very good – little sign of use / Photocopied rules with the game had the name on it /no box

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REF: CGMO102

£ 95

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1884 - Merry Matches - Wyman & Sons, London

An Old Maid style game with characters from Nursery Rhythms

Lovely pictures of characters in Nursery Rhythms, numbered to help matching them.

Condition /  The cards are numbers 1-31 (complete) in TLH corner, but this is quite pale so some-one has also numbered  them neatly in ink top centre. 

They are also a little grubby / Rules – original card / no box / photocopy of advert for the cards in The Bookseller (dated Oct 7th 1884) – included.  Produced  by F.G. & Co

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REF: CGM100

£  75

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c1850/60 – Mosaic Amusement -

This consists of 50 triangular pieces of wood that ft into a wooden box.

Mosaic Amusement / Complete 50/50 wooden pieces  / Rules booklet and diagrams of various options / Original wooden box.

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REF: MIS300

£ 125

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c1845 - Philosopher’s Enigmas – William & Henry Rock

Made by William and Henry Rock, Card Makers and Fancy Stationers, [between 1838 and 1850]

The date is the period that William and Henry were in partnership.

A series of poetical enigmas on scientific subjects, chiefly original, with accompanying Solutions in prose

This is 20 enigma cards (A to T) plus the Philosopher’s card which are shuffled and dealt.

The pers on getting the Philosopher’s card being the “Philosopher”.

20 answer cards, which are exposed on the table

Each person then chooses an enigmas cards that he considers to be the answer – The umpire decides if this is correct – and if so the player keeps it.  The person with the most cards wins

Condition – cards (20 enigmas / 20 answers / Philosopher’s card complete) in very good condition / Leather box – very good – light wear to top of folding lid / Philosopher’s card  has the rules with answers on it.

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REF: CGM125

SOLD

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1835-1840 - Wallis's New Poetical Cards - Arthur Wallis

The title on the box is

“Wallis’s New Poetical Cards, an Entirely New and Instructive Game, adapted for Evening Parties, &c.”

The game is played by starting with the question “What is poetry” and the person who answer that then read the nex question. The answer on one card has the next question on the reverse – cards are also numbered 1-52.  There is an instruction sheet which has a list of the way the questons are link.  

It was printed by

Whittaker & Co – Ave Maria Lane.      Whittaker was at this address in 1834 and 1840.  

Arthur Wallis  – Booksellers – Brighton

We have seen a later copy published by Charles Gilpin and Arthur Wallis. 

Charles Gilpin was a publisher in Bishopgate, London  1844 to 1851.

Condition / Box – orginal – complete / Rules on card / Cards – very good light use.

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REF: CGS100

SOLD

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c1860 BBIFIN or The Witty Naturalist - A Lewis

BBIFIN or The Witty Naturalist

A new game of 120 cards in a case” – “written in the hope of obtaining a little help for some of the poor of Coventry” printed by A Lewis, price 2/6d

60 cards are pale pink and have a number and the name of a bird, beast, fish or flower.       60 cards are white and have number and description on them, often in verse

Eg

Be I bird or be I beast

In summer nights I feast

On walls in winter I repose

Clinging with my crooked claws.

Other are simpler but there are about 6/8 animals we have never heard of including cicadas, grosbeak and torpedo!!

Presumably the game was designed to teach children about nature – so the pink cards would be dealt to the players and the “adult” would then read from a white card, the child who has the card, and knows it correctly would get a token, sweet etc.

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REF:  MIS242

SOLD

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c1875 - The Characters Of Charles Dickens – Jaques & Son

Initially made by Ogilvy c1875 or earlier , this was then produced by Jaques. This game is a quartet / collecting game that involves collecting cards by novel.

It features books/stories written by Charles Dickens starting with Pickwick (papers) 1836 and finishing with Little Dorrit serialised from December 1855 to June 1857. There is one set that covers “Christmas books”.

Charles Dickens wrote about 190 short stories, including Christmas-themed stories and ghost stories, that were published in magazines. A number of novels were also serialized in either weekly or monthly magazines and then reprinted in a standard book format.

Each set consists of 4 cards.

For ten of the sets each card features a drawing of a character and a description of the character.

The other three sets are different

One features Christmas Books, which list nine characters on four cards – no picture

The other two feature books

Little Dorrit, and David Coppperfield – listing 12 characters – no pictures

All books included were written prior to 1857.  

Condition / Charles Dikens / Cards complete – in good condition, light use but no damage. There are two different type faces used for  the title on 8 sets. This is consistence with other packs we have seen and those on WOPC site./ Rules / copy of rule cards / two part box good and clean.

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REF: JJ110

SOLD

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