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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
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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>c1850s Besieged Board Game 1850
c1850s Besieged Board Game
Stock #: MIS707
Our Price:  £95.00
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This consists of a hand colored attractive board, that doesn't fit in the box, a box with a board for Besieged on the lid and a number of playing pieces .
Besieged - Condition - The separate Board is clean, bright and appears hand colored / The board on the lid is grubby and scuffed / There are 23 + 2 pieces whih resemble those for a similar game in the V&A There are also a number of chips in poor condition / Rules of the game (photocopied) in German plus notes from V&A

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<B>c1860 - Bell and Hammer 1860
c1860 - Bell and Hammer
Stock #: Mis501
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This version of this early game may be made by Carpenter (the backing paper of the cards is similar to backing paper used on his other games) The three Bell and Hammer cards all have small insert pictures on them with typical scenes
The eight dice are ivory (or possibly bone) appear to be original and in better condition than these dice usually are. A nice version of this game

Bell and Hammer / Cards are a little grubby but in good undamaged condition / Pieces - there are bone flat gaming pieces in the box / Rules - photocopy and also a hand written version / Box - repaired crack on the lid -otherwise good
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<B>c1860 Paper on linen games 1860
c1860 Paper on linen games
Stock #: MIS624
Our Price:  £225.00
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There are three sheets with different characters on them - Androcles and the Lion seem to feature. The cover has 60 on the cover in gold, as does the cover that slips inside (with the sheets inside it)

Condition / All in good plus condition

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<B>c1880 - John Gilpin- 1880
c1880 - John Gilpin-
Stock #: MIS310
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c1876 (patent date) Crandall's John Gilpin - An Illustration of a fine English Ballard Poetry reduced to Fact. - Toy ( "Improved Building Blocks") on Box
Consists of 3 wooden stands - some damage to the wooden strips on one block - John Gilpin and Horse have grooved feet and hands so they can walk / be pulled along on the grooves - a real child's toy.

Condition - Generally in good condition - all lightly scuffed through use - Horse has scuff marks and head has been repaired -- box scuffed / side grooves damaged / label complete but grubby

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<B>c1880 - A Board Game - A tour  around Germany 1880
c1880 - A Board Game - A tour around Germany
Stock #: MIS354
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1870 / 1890 - An Early Board Game - A Tour Around Germany by Hiking,'Post, Coach, Train and River Steamships.
The board is very beautiful with vignettes of.villages and form of travel used

Condition - The board is good condition. It folds into four, but is an unusual way. There is a slight bend by centre fold, and a small corner missing from right bottom..All visile in the picture
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<B>1889 - Ayers - The New Game of Invasion 1889
1889 - Ayers - The New Game of Invasion
Stock #: MIS75
Our Price:  £225.00
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TThe New Game of Invasion - Invented by Lieut Chamberlain RN - by FH Ayers
This Game is based on the idea that England have lost control of the channel and blocked entry to the Thames.
The Tunnel Channel is shown on the map. It is an interesting and different style of game


The New Game of Invasion - Condition - Board is paper and has been taped at the back to protect the folds - playing area is good / There are a selection of bone counters that seem to be original and came with the game / Rules are original and very good / Box is a little scuffed and damaged at the edges
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<B>1890-1895 - Gallopea - Horse Racing Game by Globe Games 1890
1890-1895 - Gallopea - Horse Racing Game by Globe Games
Stock #: MIS411
Our Price:  £150.00
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This is an unusual and very pretty Horse Racing Board made by Globe Games. As with all their games the artwork is very good and slightly different. The picture shows the board with the original playing pieces lying on the board on the right hand centre portion.

Gallopea - Condition / The board is very good - no damage, very clean and bright / Horses - very good one missing a head otherwise just light paint damge / Spinner good - this should fit onto a metal shaft the fits through a hole in the board - it can be balanced to work but ideally the shaft should be soldered onto its base (all there) but we don't like to repair things as some people prefer them unrepaired / No rules but a photocopy of a Globe Games Advertsing Phamplet which shows the game
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<B>C 1891 - Reise die Schweiz - Voyage en Suisse - 1st edition
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C 1891 - Reise die Schweiz - Voyage en Suisse - 1st edition
Stock #: MIS222
Our Price:  £375.00
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Large very attractive board which folds out to shows Switzerland, with places to visit round the board
This seems to be an early edition of the game. The artwork and color is bright. The game is a standard type of race game


Voyage en Suisse - Condition - Board folded in 4 - some wear along the folded edge otherwise very good / cards 2 missing / dice 3 two sided (red/black) and 1 numbered 1-6. No playing pieces (but they appear to be colored rounds in this version of the game), also gold star and two round card borad discs / Rules - original worn / Box - rubbed at the edges / corners split but good Postage / As postage often changes it will be provided at time of purchase. Postage will be at cost rounded up to the nearest £1.00 to cover packaging. This is a heavy box

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<B>1891 - Mcloughlin Brothers - Race Round The World 1891
1891 - Mcloughlin Brothers - Race Round The World
Stock #: MIS500
Our Price:  £225.00
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This interesting and rare game was made just sfter Nellie Bly was travelling round the world trying to brake Phileas Fogg‘s record as told by Jules Verne. It was possibly designed as a race between the two ladies who racing each other in different directions.
Nellie Bly was already well known for her exposure of an asylum (10 Days in a Mad House). She was working for The World Newspaper who followed her progress.
At the same time, The New York Newspaper, Cosmopolitan, sponsored its own reporter, Elizabeth Bisland, to beat the time of both Phileas Fogg and Bly. Bisland would travel the opposite way around the world. To sustain interest in the story, The World organized a “Nellie Bly Guessing Match” in which readers were asked to estimate Bly’s arrival time to the second, with the Grand Prize consisting at first of (only) a free trip to Europe and, later on, spending money for the trip

As a result of rough weather on her Pacific crossing, she arrived in San Francisco on the White Star liner Oceanic on January 21, two days behind schedule. However, World owner Pulitzer chartered a private train to bring her home, and she arrived back in New Jersey on January 25, 1890, at 3:51 p.m. Critically, while in England, Bisland was told (and apparently believed) she had missed her intended ride, the swift German steamer Ems leaving from Southampton, even though her publisher had bribed the shipping company to delay its departure. She was thus forced to catch the slow-going Bothnia on January 18, departing from Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland, ensuring that Bly would prevail.

Bisland's ship did not arrive in New York until January 30, so she completed her trip in 76 1/2 days, also ahead of Fogg's fictional record..
The Board Game follows the route taken by Nellie Bly as far as we can see. through England, France (where she met Jules Verne in Amiens), Brindisi, the Suez Canal, Colombo (Ceylon), the Straits Settlements of Penang and Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan

The strange thing is that the numbers start as 1 in London – but the rules that play can start from anywhere – Possibly not a good seller in the States so made more flexible to encourage interest from the UK

Race Around the World /Condition - Complete - Board Game with two dials - one removable that stores markers and rules - Book style board - cover is scuffed and has been repaired with tape on the back - playing area is a little grubby and scuffed at the edges and around the dials - original rules and period if not original markers

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<B>1894 - Trafalgar - F H Ayers 1894
1894 - Trafalgar - F H Ayers
Stock #: MISC704
Our Price:  £450.00
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A Rare and interesting board game that is " A game of skill which possesses dramatic interest"
The rules state that Trafalgar "should appeal to the popular and patriotic feelings of all grown-up English people, whilst it is fair to suppose that our sailor-loving youngsters will be equally captivated by the opportunity of contending in amateur Navel engagements"

The pieces are shown on a Halma Board, which is similar but not identical to the board shown on the rules, but could, and in one case we know was, adapted to play this game.
A board that would be large enough for the playing pieces layed out as shown would be over 24 inches in length.  We know of four copies of this game and none have an original board, which point to the board being a folded paper sheet that has been lost in the mist of time.
The game consists of two opposing fleets both with Admiral's Flag ships, Rear Admiral 's Ships and 10 ships.
There are also wreck-buoy to mark where ships have been sunk.
There appear to have been two versions one in a maple box and this style in a card box.  This game was copyrighted on 17/08/1894. 

Trafalgar - Condition / Original Board missing - an Ayres Halma board can be provided / Playing pieces - complete (flag on flagship original) and good / Original Rules - Complete but one page is detached / Box good - some wear on the corners

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<B>c1895 A Bible Game for Sundays 1895
c1895 A Bible Game for Sundays
Stock #: MIS793
Our Price:  £295.00
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This is a folded paper board game, which contains "nearly a hundred pictures from The Old Testament".
Designed by Mary C Whitney of Tokio Japan and Anna Braithwaite of Baltimore USA

Condition - The board is mint no damage / Rule Booklet - 32 pages with questions for many of the circles on the sheet - very good / Original card slipcase - top flap split a little dusty but otherwise very good / Original card counters 1-8 - very good>Postage / As postage often changes it will be provided at time of purchase. Postage will be at cost rounded up to the nearest £1.00 to cover packaging.

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<b>c1898 - Cock o' the North, made by FH Ayers and dedicated by permission to Piper Findlater V.C., who was the piper at the battle 1898
c1898 - Cock o' the North, made by FH Ayers and dedicated by permission to Piper Findlater V.C., who was the piper at the battle
Stock #: MIS755
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In 1897 the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders was part of the Tirah Expedition to north west India to protect trade routes and suppress local, hostile tribes.
The Tirah Expeditionary Force amounted to no less than 32,882 officers and men, with a supplementary back-up of 19,558 cooks, medical officers, hospital staff and various trades persons. Blacksmiths and vets were also in attendance to oversee the welfare and treatment of the 8,000 horses, 1440 riding ponies, 18,384

Cock o' the North - Condition / board – good, clean, no damage, / playing pieces – all the gurkias have their weapons (with moveable pieces) in tact. The Highlanders consists of four actual highlanders and the piper (there is no mention in the rules of using the piper separately so it appears that he is the fifth highlander). One of the highlanders’ guns is missing.. Otherwise the pieces are in very good condition. Dies and shakers are good. Box is a little split at edges, picture is clear and good, rules are inside the lid
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<B>c1890 /1900 Spears - Our Pets Lotto 1900
c1890 /1900 Spears - Our Pets Lotto
Stock #: MISC701
Our Price:  £75.00
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This consists of 6 cards each of which has spaces for nine lotto cards. These cards have a rhyme on them and some arithmetic - so if the number is 90, mthen 9x10 or 30x3 could be the answer
The number is read out and the players have to indicate if they have the answer. A fun way of teaching arithmetic. .

Our Pets - Condition / Sheets and numbers - complete (6 sheets and 54 small card) all very good / Rules - inside lid - good / Box - a little grubby - corners damaged


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