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<B>c1780/90 - Geography of England and Wales believed to be by John Wallis 1785
c1780/90 - Geography of England and Wales believed to be by John Wallis
Stock #: GEO101
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c1780/90 The Georgraph of England & Wales. An early edition of this pastime likely to be published by J. Wallis
There is a game - The Geography of England and Wales was produced in 1799. These cards contain the much of the some of the same information ie Boundaries, Extent, Principle Towns and Rivers, but in a less clear format.
This edition also records the number of parishes and the number of MP sent to parliament.
There are some material differences in the size of the county - ie the size of Northumberland described as 60 by 40 (rather than 70 by 50 in John Wallis's 1799 version)
There are copies of the 1799 version in V&A, Bodlian and Yale Libraries. These cards are earlier (having a long S) and we can find no reference to this version.

The Geograph of England & Wales - Condition / Cards are very good (virtually unused), (49/52) - three counties are missing. No rules or wrapper but a photocopy of the rules for a later version is included,
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<B>1797 Cabinet of Knowledge - John Wallis 1797
1797 Cabinet of Knowledge - John Wallis
Stock #: MIS638
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1797 -" A New Game Cabinet of Knowledge
And its secrets Being
Set of question and answer cards
Explanatory of
Morality, Arts, Sciences && for the improvement of youth"
From the label - copy availabe
30 Questions and 30 Answers cards.
There is a copy in Edinburgh Museum, with pictures, which confirms the title and manufacturer.
This game is similar to Geographical Conversations (1799 - John Wallis) and would have had an "Answer Sheet" which would link the question number to the letter at the base of the answer card. The questions are varied and quite difficult, especially when considering what the correct answer would have been over 200 years ago. (We cannot track an Answer Sheet in the Museums that have the cards.)
Condition / Cabinet of Knowledge - Complete / Cards 30 Question Cards (numbered 1 to 30) and Answer Cards with a letter on the base. The cards are lightly used

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<B>1799 - Geography of England and Wales  by John Wallis 1799
1799 - Geography of England and Wales by John Wallis
Stock #: GEO102
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1799 - Geography of England and Wales.
The cards were published by J. Wallis 16 Ludgate Street Sept 26th 1799
The cards contain the information about each county ie Boundaries, Extent, Principle Towns and Rivers and list the details under fixed sub-headings.
There are copies of a 1799 version in V&A, Bodleian and Yale libaries. The printer is James Harrison, Printer, Warwick Court, Lane (V&A and Yale - Bodleian unknown). This version is printed by J Swan, 76 Fleet Street.
There are very small differences between the two printing ie the design of the border, and some numbers are printed digitally while others are verbalised (ie 10 or ten), but the information is exactly the same.
These cards are in their original box with the original rule sheet.

The Geography of England & Wales - Condition / Cards are good, some use but no damage / Rules have been backed onto a paper reenforcement - there is some text missing on the LHS (a photocopy of the rules by James Harrison is included for completeness) / Box is scuffed and rubbed but complete

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<B>1800 1800
1800 "Pigmy Revels"
Stock #: MIS338
Our Price:  £475.00
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"Pigmy Revels" or "all alive at Lilliput"
were satirical prints published by S W Fores.
Lettering engraved by F Sansom and printed by Charles Williams.
An unusual early 19th century satirical part parlour game, the hand-coloured and etched figural cards printed with caricatures of contemporary society
The British Museum has a number of picture of sheets of Pigmy Revels and "All Alive @ Liliput" which include some of the cards above.
The prints are dated 9th November 1800 and 1st December 1800.

"Pigmy Revels" - Condition - Incomplete - There are 14 picture cards and 13 description cards – (seven picture + description match on number and meaning)(approx 5cm x 6cm). The highest number is 22 on picture cards – 25 on description cards - no rules or box.

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<B>c1810 - Geography of England and Wales believed to be by John Wallis 1810
c1810 - Geography of England and Wales believed to be by John Wallis
Stock #: GEO103
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The Geography of England (sic)
The earlier edition of this game - The Geography of England and Wales published by J. Wallis 16 Ludgate Street on Sept 26th 1799
That game contains 52 cards (one per county). This version is complete with 50 cards, the last two cards having two Welsh Counties on each, and being numbered to show there are the same 52 counties
These cards contain the same information ie Boundaries, Extent, Principle Towns and Rivers of each county but in smaller format. There small differences details on these: part of a line left off - (hyphons) removed.
The title on the original sheet included is Geography of England (but it includes Wales) and it is identical wording to the "Directions for making a Game with These Cards" that was published with the 1799 version Geography of England and Wales. (copy included)

Geography of England - Condition / Cards are excellent no sign of use complete (50/50) – Original Rules = very good / No box or wrapper
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<B>c1870  A Picture / Word Teaching Game 1870
c1870 A Picture / Word Teaching Game
Stock #: MISC608
Our Price:  £75.00
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A Picture / Word Teaching Game
The pictures are pretty and hand painted. There are 28 hand colored picture cards - 26 words describing the pictures. 24 of the picture cards have matching words and there are four extra odd cards and three extra odd words cards. Possibly to make tha game harder at the end

Condition Picture Game / cards as described above - all in very good condition no damage

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<B>c1880 Au Bon marche 1880
c1880 Au Bon marche
Stock #: MISC610
Our Price:  £125.00
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c1880 A very pretty - "mismatch " style booklet - (it is small 2" by 4.5" appr)
It is made up of 10 pages (including the cover) - 8 are cut in three so different heads / bodys / feet can be view (similar to Changeable Gentlemen). The sheet have pictures on both sides so there are a possibility of 125 difference (head/middle/feet) using the back and front cover
It was used as advertising for Bon Marche the surrounds being horse drawn carriages

Au Bon Marche - Booklet - very good condition - no damage

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<B>c1889 Pigs in Clover - Dexerity 1889
c1889 Pigs in Clover - Dexerity
Stock #: MIS337
Our Price:  £245.00
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Pigs in Clover
In early 1889 Crandall invented a new game that swept the country (USA) simply called "Pigs in Clover". This was among the first or at least the most popular ball-in-a-maze puzzle in America. This is dated 1889 version.

Pigs in Clover - Condition - Condition is very good - some foxing but no damage. Diameter approx 7.5 inches

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<B>c1910 Shunto - The Great Raiway Game - F H Ayres ltd 1910
c1910 Shunto - The Great Raiway Game - F H Ayres ltd
Stock #: MIS336
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Shunto -
This game consists of a dark green painted wooden pegged board/box, the interior revealing a system of wooden rails and points, together with two painted wooden paddles, two green painted wooden locomotive, fifteen red carriages (two sets numbers 1-8 one no 5 misssing), two brown open trailers,
The box with trade label:“Shunto”...The Great Railway Game...F. H. Ayres Ltd, Manufacturers, London....Robert’s Patent NosPatent 188807/19 and14983/20. It depicts trains of the Great Eastern and Great Northern Railways

Shunto - Condition - Board is slightly scuffed and missing one of the wooden joints that keeps the board together when opened / Pieces - 2*1-8 red carriages (missing one no 5), 2 engines, 2 open trucks, and 2 wooden spatulas / No rules
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<B>c1910 Bole'em Up by W Gyngell, Scarborough 1910
c1910 Bole'em Up by W Gyngell, Scarborough
Stock #: MIS339
Our Price:  £110.00
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Bole'm Up - A marble game where the object is to roll the marble across the table and onto the board.

BolemUp - Condition / Board is good / marbles are large and fit well - a couple are a little mottled / Rules good but foxed / Box re-enforced at sides and corners, lid all four corners are split

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<B>c1923 Jaques - On Spec - stocks and Shares 1923
c1923 Jaques - On Spec - stocks and Shares
Stock #: MISC607
Our Price:  £65.00
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c1923 Jaques - On Spec - A game of buying Stocks & Shares
There are Share Cards and Quotation Cards, Players buy cards initially without knowing the price but later in the game know the quotation price
The broker then buys back the stock at a price again decided by a quotation cards. .

On Spec - Condition - The share cards are complete (defined in the rules) the quotation cards are assumed complete as they fill the section - the number is not defined in the rules. The cards are good - lightly used but not damaged / there are counters included in the box / Rules - original - gruby / Box worn - top repaired, missing short side, base two corners are split, scuffed and a little grubby+H450

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<B>1929 Copechat Paramount Sorting System Playing Cards 1929
1929 Copechat Paramount Sorting System Playing Cards
Stock #: MISC609
Our Price:  £45.00
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The Joker shows what each hole//notch represents.
The top is the suits in the order clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades. The side the pip value.
"Here is a pack of cards treated in accord- ance with the Cope Chat Paramount System, and it is possible to pick out all the suits, all the face cards, all the cards of one number, or whatever classification you require." From The Organ of the College of Teachers of the Blind 1929


<B>c1930 The Game of Happy Melox Families 1930
c1930 The Game of Happy Melox Families
Stock #: MISC605
Our Price:  £45.00
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Happy Families game featuring different breeds of dogs

Complete / cards are very good – light use only / Rules on the box / box – good missing on side flap – slightly scuffed

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<B>c1930 GivAnTake - a betting game 1930
c1930 GivAnTake - a betting game
Stock #: MISC606
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An unusual game where the players are dealt cards and when paired up will instruct them to "give" or "take" chips from the pool..

Condition / GivAnTake / Cards (12+8) are lightly used / rules on slipcase / slipcase is scuffed and worn made of paper

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<B>c1930 A McIntosh Tartan Trump Indicator 1930
c1930 A McIntosh Tartan Trump Indicator
Stock #: MISC615
Our Price:  £60.00
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This Trump Indicator is made of cloth covered card. It has asmall stand attached so that it is vertical for use.

Trump Indicator - Condition - The indicator is in very good condition in original box, also McIntosh Tartan (which has two split corners to lid) / The needle is slightly loose and but does stay on the suit sign.

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<B>c2000 Lincard  - J Wolf Croydon 2000
c2000 Lincard - J Wolf Croydon
Stock #: MISC613
Our Price:  £6.00
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An unusual game that consists of disposing of cards by playing in Suit (link) order or matching against cards already played

Lincard - Condition / Cards, rules and box are mint.

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