1822 - The Majestic Game of the Asiatic Ostrich - William Darton

The game offers a lesson in Ranks and Dignities of the British Peerage, Clergy and Military; it was published in 1822.

The rules book (not present) includes a dedication to the future Queen Victoria.

This game is beautiful hand-coloured engraved, mounted in nine sections on linen, showing an Ostrich, with twenty egg-shaped portraits of dignitaries, clergy and men of military importance.

It was likely published to commemorate the recent coronation of George IV, depicted in the winning square at the center.


There are only two copies listed in museums.

 Condition: Slipcase – a little dark but undamaged / manufacture’s label on the back / Photocopy of rules / Playing Sheet is very beautiful and in very good condition – no tears or paper damage – but there is some light foxing.  On the back there is another advert for

“Darton’s Map Print and Chart Warehouse….Books of Roads and Fairs And Works highly necessary for the Traveller and the Man of Business”

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REF: LBG111z

£ 3500

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1830 - The New Game of Chronology of King George IV - D Carvalho

A Game of Education and Fun based on events that occurred or originated in London.

Eg “When was the University of London opened?” “When was Trafalgar launched at Chatham?”.

38 questions – six lovely colored vinaigrettes depicting the answer

The New Game of Chronology of King George IV`s reign, up to December 31st, 1828

Condition: Slipcase – very good – slightly dusty – good colored label of two children playing / Rules are on the sheet – possibly an answer sheet would have been supplied originally / Playing Sheet is very good – almost unused.

This is paper only (not paper on linen)

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REF:  LBG106

£ 1650

 

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c1838 - Historical Amusements - N Carpenter

A pretty educational card game about Kings and Queens –

consisting of 98 question cards,

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, including reference to her marriage to Albert in 1840.

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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1840 - Amusement in English History - Sallis

English History in 40 pictures from A Brition, A Roman, A Saxon, A Dan, William I thro to Victoria.
Well colored pictures

Condition – English History / Sheet is very good, clean and little sign of use / Cover (booklike, so attached) is worn and split slightly at the spine, a little grubby with odd marks – title good and clear in gold lettering / Photocopy of rules available

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REF:  LBG603

£ 400

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1840 - Sovereigns of England – Ogilvy

Pictures of  Kings and Queens from 1066 to c1840

This is an rare early version of this game – no dates under the monarch’s name and a picture of a  very young Queen Victoria.

Pictured in a box on GARD with the name “Kings and Queens” on the box.  GARD believes it was very likely to be published by Ogilvy,  and at a later date by Jaques.

Game card has (engraver’s initials) HR and EE on it.

Condition – Complete  36/36 cards + 2 key cards & game card.

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REF: MIS610

£ 125

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1850 Historical Amusements - N Carpenter

1850 Historical Amusements


A pretty educational card game about Kings and Queens – consisting of 100 questions, 36 colored monarch cards, answer booklet and a lot of bone counters.

The last entry in the booklet is “100 – Who did Victoria marry?”


This version was printed by William Turtle, 14 Woburn Buildings (who also printed earlier versions) for
N Carpenter at 11 Goswell Terrace, (1850-55).

The game was produced from c1834 – updated when Victoria became Queen (1837) and when she married (1840)
The box is slightly wider than the earlier version and the cards fit in better.


A version was also published by Rich’d H. Pease, and sold by Pease & Warren, the Temple of Fancy, 516 Broadway, USA in 1853.

Historical Amusements – Condition – Question cards very goood – 1 missing  but this has been replaced with a good copy / Monarch cards – very good (all cards white backs) / booklet complete – no damage / Box – very good, clean but missing the raised outer edge.

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REF:  BBG404z

£ 450

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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

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REF: MIS507

£ 225

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c1865 - Change for A Sovereign - J. Evans & Sons

1865 = Change for A Sovereign – A card game to teach children about the money of the period.
Published by J Evans & Sons 114 – 116 Newgate Street, London – Printed by Kronheim & Co London


Change for A Sovereign – Condition / Complete – cards are square cornered, with light use – no damage / Rules are original, foxed cover but quite readable / There is no box

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REF:  MIS180

£ 75

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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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c1870 - Hide and Seek - Jaques

History of Kings and Queen – Series 1

The first of three in the series that teaches Historical Details about Kings and Queens of England.

William I to Richard II- Collecting Game similar to Counties of England – but harder
Monarchs are handcolored the rest are black/white

Hide and Seek – Condition – missing one card (not monarch) – 83/84 lost long ago – altered in old ink – Cards are very good no damage -hand coloring very bright – no box or rules, but rules to a similar type of collecting game could be provided

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REF: JAQ124

£ 20

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1880 Victoria - J Jaques

One of the rarer of Jaques Card Games

The suits are the emblems that represent England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales ie rose, thistle, harp, and Prince of Wales Feathers.

The cards are numbered 1-5 and for each emblm there are 2 of numbers 3, 4, and 5 and 3 of numbers 1 and 2. There are also 4 “royal” cards. A collecting game that any number of people can play (according to the rules)

Victoria – Condition / Cards complete almost unused / Rule – original – very good / Box very good – a sticker on the front otherwise very good


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REF:  JAQ122

£  175

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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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1902 - The New Grand Coronation Musical Game - R.Kempton

” The New Grand Coronation Musical Game” with rules by R.Kempton – a game involved with making the score for music from small cards.

” The New Grand Coronation Musical Game” – Condition / cards are 92/91, 115/116 and 80/80 – possibly a printing error !!! – the cards are mint – appear totally unused / Rules – photocopy / Box – slight scuffing otherwise very good


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REF:  MIS405

£ 150

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1953 - Crown The Queen - Waddington

This card game follows the procedure of crowning The Queen of England. 

Produced for the coronation and made by J Waddington – A collecting style game.  

Crown The Queen – Condition  – Complete – cards / rules – excellent / box –  good, slight wear at edges  – stock picture.

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REF: MIS165

£ 15