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<B>1775 Descriptive Geography of the World Card Game 1775
1775 Descriptive Geography of the World Card Game
Stock #: MIS716
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This very early game, which mentions Captain Cook, describes the geography of the world, which is "divided into four parts Europe, Asia, Africa and America".
Seas and rivers are listed seperately and country decription generally includes religion, counties and produce. In America no religion is listed.
Card 56 (the last) is titled Artic and Antarctic Regions - and in describes antarctic "as.. was formally supposed to contain very extensive countries; but on being explored by Captain Cook, they proved to consist of a body of water, perpetually overspread with masses of ice.
A later version reveals on card 56 that Captain Cook had been to New Zealand. Strangely the card describig France mentions Napoleon, which seems as if this card (and/or others that my history is nt good enough to 1895 notice) were replaced at a later date to keep the information "fresh". Style of the "S" do seem as if it was print earlier than
No makers is identitified but the cards are similar to two games published by John Wallis one printed by J Swan, the other by James Harrison.

Descriptive Geography of the World - Condition / Cards are complete 56 cards - and an "explaination of Terms " card which is no numbered / The cards are in very good condition - no damage. / They are in an plain contempory box

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<B>C 1891 - Reise die Schweiz - Voyage en Suisse - 1st edition
1891
C 1891 - Reise die Schweiz - Voyage en Suisse - 1st edition
Stock #: MISC222
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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>c 1900 Holloway Sports Series 48/50 illustrating Pastimes of Many Nations 1900
c 1900 Holloway Sports Series 48/50 illustrating Pastimes of Many Nations
Stock #: MISC564
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This set of cards have beautiful pictures on them and include Lapland, China Japan, Australia, Greenland, American Indians, Assyria, and USA
The backs are split 1/3 - 2/3 advertising medication /sports, pastimes and history of the country
Very colorful and interesting.

Pastimes of Many Nations - Condition / cards 48/50 - all in very good plus condition - no tears damage etc.

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<B>1910 The North Pole Game <BR>Entertainment combined with skill, something new for the 20th Century<BR>The cleverest and most fascinating game ever invented 1910
1910 The North Pole Game
Entertainment combined with skill, something new for the 20th Century
The cleverest and most fascinating game ever invented

Stock #: TRA021
Our Price:  £500.00
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This was made in August 1910, patent pending
This was probably produced in advance of Amundsen planned trip to the North Pole (which he changed to the South Pole at the last moment), probably because the American explorers Frederick Cook and Robert E. Peary each claimed to have reached the North Pole in 1909
Simple idea of getting the ball to the middle – each hole you get pass you score points for.
Base has picture of explorers, polar bear etc,
The front has the obstacles – falling down, ice snow etc

Condition - Board is metal and has rust marks on the front, worn along the route, edge is rusted, base is good, few marks. / Rules on base – very clear to read / Box - base complete two corners split / top four sides present (one detached, one partly detached , all corners split) - lovely picture of a family playing the game

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