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<B>c1840 Three Odd Carton Style Cards 1840
c1840 Three Odd Carton Style Cards
Stock #: MIS642
Our Price:  £36.00
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Three odd, but probably from the same pack, cards - cartoon in stye
Condition is good

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<B>1850 Edwards's New and Improved Endless Mosaic  Amusement 1850
1850 Edwards's New and Improved Endless Mosaic Amusement
Stock #: MIS343
Our Price:  £60.00
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Mosaic - Box and small wooden trangular pieces

Condition Lid is scratched and label is rubbed - there is interesting advertising on the inside of the lid / base is good and firm / contents c116 triangular pieces in different colours

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<B>c1850  Alliteration; or, a Prime plan and merry method... by Peter Puzzlewig 1854
c1850 Alliteration; or, a Prime plan and merry method... by Peter Puzzlewig
Stock #: MIS573
Our Price:  £175.00
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Alliteration; or, a Prime plan and merry method of producing a plain and perfect pronunciation. (By Peter Puzzlewig)
Reference - American Antiquarian Society - A National Research Library of American History, Literature, and Culture has one card listed.
There is also a reference to a version printed by Pease & Warren, c1853 in US (this company appeared to have rebranded a number of English Games at this time).
Probably printed by D Ogilvy in the UK
The cards are different from the pictures in Peter Puzzlewig's book of the same name

Alliteration - Condition - Cards are poor - some damage also very discolord - 21 cards (missing P,T,U,X,Y out of 24 (ref World Cat) or probably 26

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<B>1895 - Dolly's Library 1895
1895 - Dolly's Library
Stock #: MIS622
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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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<B>1895 De La Rue Combined pocket Chess and Daughts with pieces 1895
1895 De La Rue Combined pocket Chess and Daughts with pieces
Stock #: MIS627
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A pocket sized Chess / Draught Board (4 by 6 inches close), which opens to show board, pieces are held on the sides - reverse of chess pieces for daughts (see top two red) with an outer protection cover

Conditon / Board is very good / pieces complete and good / Cover no damage

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<B>c1900 A Paper Heart - with hand written predictions 1900
c1900 A Paper Heart - with hand written predictions
Stock #: MIS355
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Paper Heart
This piece of ephemera is hard to describe. It is a folded paper heart which has 4 openings each made up of 4 heart shape, which in turn have two questions on them (so 32 questions). In addition the outer sides also have questions
The hand writing is difficult to read but there are question such as
What are we all doing at the same time
What insect would denote that the Spanish were defeated

Condition – There is wear to the cover. One of the "face" has a small portion missing - One of the small sides is split . It fold up flat. It is small approx 2 inches high at the shortest part of the heart , 3.5 inches at the widest part
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<B>c1930 Danny - Dancing Dutch boy 1930
c1930 Danny - Dancing Dutch boy
Stock #: MISC603
Our Price:  £25.00
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The Dancing Dutch Boy will dance to your instructions - An amazing delusion.

Dancing Dutch Boy / Condition very good, Instructions good / envelope torn at the LHS otherwise clean and good
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