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<B>1791 The Royal Genealogical Pastime of the Sovereigns of England 1791
1791 The Royal Genealogical Pastime of the Sovereigns of England
Stock #: LBG617
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The Royal Genealogical Pastime of the Sovereigns of England
from Egbert to George the 3rd.
Printed in London for Newbery & Wallis, 1791

The Utilities of the Game state “this being a scientific game, in which the amusement and Instruction of the parties are equally considered….this, while it will amuse, will not a little contribute to make the Players acquainted with the Genealogy of their own King”.

Playing The Game - When you land on a space, you then read the details, on the sheet, about the monarch and whether they were regarded as good or bad (or neutral). Your move depends on the monarch landed on, and the game’s view of them

Henry VIII - “as the treatment of his queens was so unjustified, the player must go back to No 1”

Edward III - “was a great and valiant prince, the player moves forward two numbers"
Sheet dated 30th Nov 1791

Condition / Sheet – has grubby marks on it and is stained at one corner, there is some raised paper at the edges but all the paper is present. Some weakness / spilting to the backing. The colors are good and strong / Rules and descriptions all on the sheet – easy to read (with long S) / No Slipcase

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<B>The Naturalist - E Wallis 1813
The Naturalist - E Wallis
Stock #: MIS910
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The game is described as 'designed to allure the minds of youth to an acquaintance with the wonders of nature'.
The playing surface has 37 playing spaces each containing an animal.

The animals featured include the otter, armadillo, beaver, sheep, rat, lynx, monkey and fox. The end of the game is marked by the lion, the king of all the beasts.

Title and date from game board.
Title only on the slipcase: Wallis’s new game of The Naturalist. Published July 25, 1813

The hand-colored, engraved sheet mounted in six sections on a single folded sheet of linen.

The title page of the 24 page booklet of rules reads:
Explanation to Wallis’s new game of The Naturalist. In which it describes each animal at length and both domestic and wild animals are discussed.
It is Printed for E. Wallis, 42, Skinner-Street, Snow-Hill

The Naturalist - Condition / Playing sheet - undamaged, good but with odd grubby marks on the background / Original Rule Booklet - good - odd pencil marks on some pages / Slipcase - Good - scuffed, with the paper lifting at the edges, the picture is good. More pictures availabe on request

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<B>c1820/1830 Unusal Set Of Playing Cards - used for Fortune Telling 1820
c1820/1830 Unusal Set Of Playing Cards - used for Fortune Telling
Stock #: MISC902
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A set of Fortune Telling Cards
Red suits engraved in red / Black suits in black
The style of the cards are partly regal, partly mystic, and partly homely.
All the cards are different although some of the characters look similar. The pack is made up of – four suits consisting of 1 (ace) K Q N(J) 10 9 8 7 plus, Diamond 2, Heart 3, Club 4, Spade 5

We have recently found more information about this and the version we have found calls the cards “American Fortune Telling Cards”

Carey's description which is of an early deck made by Fisher & Brother - Philadelphia. c1830
These cards had rounded corners, and appear to be American as all have a Spread Eagle on the Left Hand Corner of the Court (K and Q) Cards.

This deck has a five pointed crown on the Court (K and Q) Cards and are square corners. It would seem likely these are earlier. The only rules we have found mentioned are in English and German, which, also of which points to the cards being produced in England, German (or both), c1820s, perhaps with some connection to George IV’s reign. The cards/design then being exported to America,

A copy of a hand typed (obviously later) rules note can be included if required.

Cards - Condition / Cards in very good condition but slightly concave. The cards are small - approx 5cm by 8cms.

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<B>c1868 Card Game D Ogilvy possibly Sparkles of Wit 1868
c1868 Card Game D Ogilvy possibly Sparkles of Wit
Stock #: MIS635
Our Price:  £275.00
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A game by David Ogilvy that we can find no actual reference to, it may be Spakles of Wit, which we can find no pictures of.
The Ace of Spades is marked D. Ogilvy, 50 Edgeware Road, London
It is also slightly similar to the card game ‘Laughing Made Easy’ but with normal (French) suit signs and many more comments
Each card has 36 statements on it
Some are anagrams, some seem linked
Twelve from one card - picked at random
- Try Tapes - Son Aspirate H - A Cart Pole - These Demons - O Cut A ring - New Trap
O! A Peach Girl - Satan Rich It In - I Came To Land - Is Remote - Change Sir -Tear Monster

Any additional infomation would be gratefully received. Plain pink backs.

Condition
The cards are 1-10 of each suit (Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs and Spades) and four "game cards" - two with the word Besique - one with round circles with numbers for Besique scoring - one with Whist and two circles
It would appear that these last two cards could be cut to form spinners - Cards are good, and do not seem to have been played with - but there are odd yellowy stains on 3 or 4 of the cards, the worst shown in the picture. / No rules or box

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<B>C1910 Garrison Officers and Men 1910
C1910 Garrison Officers and Men
Stock #: WAR200
Our Price:  £65.00
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A rare board game made by SB Series, as for German Tactics, with good graphics of British soldiers.



Condition - The board is stained at the base, as can be seen from the picture (probably water damage), otherwise firm and well colored / no rules or playing pieces

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<B>1915 - The Strand War Game 1915
1915 - The Strand War Game
Stock #: WAR103
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This is a board game created by The Strand Magazine during WWI.
Described as a combination of draughts, chess and war, it is played by two opponents, representing the Allies and the Germans, over a map of actual territory of the war - January 1915.
The Advertisement (copy included with the game) for this explains
"The pieces consists of three kinds Infantry, Cavalry & Artillery each with their separate moves and possibilities...
A letter received from a well-known Colonel sayas:
"I think your War Game is THE BEST OF ITS KIND"
This was published by George Newnes Ltd (publisher)


Condition - The Strand War Game / board is good but there is a split at the top on the fold and a small paper loss - Cover - wear at fold / Rules - photocopy / Playing pieces - there is one piece missing (French Calvary), pieces show wear, small wood loss on a couple and some paper damage - in a brown non-related cardboard board.
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<B>c1920/30 Puzzle Cards & Riddles 1930
c1920/30 Puzzle Cards & Riddles
Stock #: MIS800
Our Price:  £75.00
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A part set of cards (18/26) with a series of different puzzles, and riddles. Some hard and some easy.

Puzzle Cards - 18/26 (assumed as "numbered" with a letter (A-Z)) - Good condition, odd marks, undamaged - no rules or box

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<B>c1930s  Ranji or Card Cricket 1930
c1930s Ranji or Card Cricket
Stock #: MISC225
Our Price:  £325.00
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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

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