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JEU DE LOTO DES ALLIES

GAME. JEU DE LOTO DES ALLIES. [Bordeaux]: Boechat Bros., no date circa late 1944]. [Note: The date is based on info. on the cards. The armistice of Bulgaria was Oct. 28 1944 and there is no mention of the liberation of other important French towns ie Strasbourg in Nov. 1944]. The game is in the original cardboard box (10 3/4 x 8 1/2" with a great color cover of General Charles De Gaulle surrounded by flags. Box lightly rubbed else VG++. The contents, in fine condition are: -- 20 brightly illustrated cards each 5 3/4 x 7 1/2" in two sets. -- 2 mesh bags full of numbered wooden pieces -- 2 Instruction sheets printed on both sides Each card has a central portrait of a main figure of the Allied forces in World War II. The images are surrounded by 8 squares illustrating key events of the war, including a flag. Includes: De Gaulle, Eisenhower, FD Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Chiang Kai Shek, Anthony Eden, Montgomery, General George Catroux, and General Marie Pierre Koenig (commander of the free French forces against Rommel. Among the key events featured, especially interesting is the card with deportation trains by Nazi soldiers, torture inflicted by the Gestapo and death penalty by shooting. Additional scenes are De Gaulle's appeal to the Resistance, Bombing of London, Soviet Union's entry into the war, Invasion of Normandy, Destruction of Warsaw and much, much more. This is extremely rare and presents a vivid depiction of the war.

$3500.00

DE FIL EN AIGUILLE
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DE FIL EN AIGUILLE

By PERE CASTOR

CHARCANE. PERE CASTOR. DE FIL EN AIGUILLE. Paris: Flammarion, 1934. Oblong 4to (9 x 8 1/4"), flexible pictorial card covers, unused and As New. 1st edition. There are 36 brightly colored die cut cards with a bit of text on the back. There are 4 trades represented: hairdresser, tailor, shoemaker and carpenter. The child can arrange the cards in any way but the bits of text on the versos will only make sense if the correct cards are matched with the appropriate trade. Wonderfull illustrated in color by Characne (Jarousek Sarkan). 2 pages of instructions are at the beginning of the book. Charming and rare.

$600.00

STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS: BOOK AND GAME
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STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS: BOOK AND GAME

BICKFORD, NANA FRENCH. FAIRY TALES. STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS: BOOK AND GAME COMBINATION. Offered here is a book and pictorial game sheet housed in the original box which measures 13" wide by 7 1/2" x 1" deep in fine condition. Enclosed is a book titled The Story of the Three Little Pigs illustrated in color by Nana French Bickford published in 1921 by Stoll Edwards. The book is in as new condition. There is also a printed envelope which houses a folded poster (18 x 19") with a large picture of a Little Piggie with a ripped piece on his shorts. Along the bottom edge are 4 inch patches to be cut off (a few cut) and used to play Pin The Patch on the Piggie (like Pin the Tail on the Donkey). A terrific item in remarkable condition.

$250.00

EISENBAHN-SPEIL
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EISENBAHN-SPEIL

GAME. DAS EISENBAHN-SPIEL. Wien (Vienna): Trentsensky, no date, circa 1865. The game is housed in the original gilt decorative box 8" wide by 7" high and 1" thick and has a very fine hand colored lithograph on the cover. Except for a slight bit of rubbing this is in Fine condition. Housed inside is (a) a large folding game board 24 x 20" mounted on cloth featuring hand-colored lithographs, (b) instructions printed on both sides of a sheet of blue paper, (c) printed railway tickets in 2 colors (Fahrkarte fur dis Nord-Bahn and Fahrkarte fur dis Sud-Bahn), (d) 2 wooden dice with paper inserts illustrated with images of locomotives and (e) 2 wooden pawns with paper inserts with images of locomotives. The game board has a total of 52 squares for 2 independent train routes: from Wien North Station to Prague and from Wien South Station to Graz. The 4 stations are represented with large hand-colored views of the stations. The 48 smaller squares depict a variety of obstacles the train might encounter: landslides, bridges collapse, explosions, derailments,etc. There are also views of the intermediate stations the trains may stop at: Lundenburg, the German name of the Czech city of Breclav; Brunn, the German name for the Czech city of Brno; Modling and Baden. Recently exhibited in Vienna at the Wien Museum's "Spiel der Stadt", this is a rare game in incredible condition.

$6850.00

PICTURESQUE ROUND GAME OF THE PRODUCE AND MANUFACTURES OF THE
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PICTURESQUE ROUND GAME OF THE PRODUCE AND MANUFACTURES OF THE

GAME. PICTURESQUE ROUND GAME OF THE PRODUCE AND MANUFACTURES OF THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES. London: Edward Wallis, no date, circa 1830. Consisting of one large hand-colored sheet 20 x 26" cut into sections, mounted on linen and folded together with one instruction booklet, both housed in a gilt stamped slipcase, all in fine condition. The handsome HAND-COLORED lithographed map / game board replaces the conventional map with a pictorial representation of the counties - their produce and commerce as well as important topographical areas. The game begins at the mouth of the Thames and ends 151 stops later at the City of London. See Whitehouse 14 whose copy is contained in folding boards. The 20 page booklet has the rules of the game and an explanation of the various landmarks and counties. This game is important for its innovative pictorial representation of the counties. This is extremely attractive and is in unusually fine condition.

$2500.00

GAME OF HAPPY FAMILIES
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GAME OF HAPPY FAMILIES

GAMES. GAME OF HAPPY FAMILIES. London: John Jaques & Son, no date, circa 1900, a Fine set of 48 pictorial cards and includes the original instruction sheet and box. There are families of 12 tradesmen including The Dyer, Milkman, Grocer, Doctor, Tailor, Carpenter, Chimney Sweep, Baker, Butcher, Painter and Brewer. Each card has a large color caricature of a different family member with a humorous tongue in cheek slant. This is a popular card game said to have been originally published in the 1850's with the lilustrations attributed to John Tenniel.

$125.00

EASY INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME OF CHESS
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EASY INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME OF CHESS

EARLY AMERICAN. (CHESS) AN EASY INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME OF CHESS; chiefly selected from the best writers on that subject (by An Amateur). Boston: C. Bingham & Co.,, printed by H. Bowen. No date, circa 1805. 16mo ( 2 3/8 x 3 3/4"), tan wraps, 28p., some foxing else Fine condition. Chess for beginners. The publisher Caleb Bingham was a Dartmouth graduate. He first opened a school for girls in Boston and later became a bookseller between 1794 - 1817 (see Rosenbach 284-5 not listing this title). Quite scarce.

$600.00

EASY INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME OF CHESS
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EASY INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME OF CHESS

EARLY AMERICAN. (CHESS) AN EASY INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME OF CHESS; chiefly selected from the best writers on that subject (by An Amateur). Boston: C. Bingham & Co.,, printed by H. Bowen. No date, circa 1820 (erroneously dated 1805 in Shaw & Shoemaker, Bowen printed in Boston 1817 - 1821, according to "Benjamin Franklin and Chess" by Hagedorn)). 16mo ( 2 3/8 x 3 3/4"), blue wraps, 28p., Fine condition. Chess for beginners. The publisher Caleb Bingham was a Dartmouth graduate. He first opened a school for girls in Boston and later became a bookseller between 1794 - 1817 (see Rosenbach 284-5 not listing this title). Quite scarce.

$650.00

WONDERFUL GAME OF OZ
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WONDERFUL GAME OF OZ

By BAUM, L.FRANK

[BAUM,L.FRANK]. WONDERFUL GAME OF OZ. Salem: Parker Bros. (board copyrighted 1921). This is the original Oz board game in the cardboard box. The box has a gorgeous chromolithographed color plate on the cover showing Dorothy standing in front of the Tin Man and next to the Scarecrow. The Scarecrow is sitting on the back of the Cowardly Lion with Oz in the background. The box flaps are repaired with some discoloration otherwise sound and VG. This is a later issue with the cover illustration not repeated on the game board and with side panels reaching to the bottom of the box. Inside there are no dividers in the box, contains a wooden barrel, 5 (of 6) wooden dies, 4 wooden tokens and an incomplete instruction booklet. Inside the box a fabulous game board that measures 19" square when opened. This is a nice example of the game, hard to find complete.

$850.00

SPEAR'S COMIC TIVOLI GAME

GAME. (MOVEABLE) SPEAR'S COMIC TIVOLI GAME. no pub. info., circa 1890. Housed in a hinged pictorial box is a moveable game. Inside the lid are brightly colored hinged chromolithographed figures of a clown circus act - one clown has a hole for a mouth. In the bottom of the lid are holes and 7 balls. The child tries to get the ball into the hole in the clown's mouth that in turn causes all of the moveable pieces to move as the ball moves down the course. It eventually lands in a hole in the base with each hole assigned a value - similar to pinball. Quite wonderful and in very good condition.

$450.00

BLACKOUT - DICK AND JANE GAME
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BLACKOUT - DICK AND JANE GAME

DICK AND JANE. (GAME) BLACKOUT - DICK AND JANE GAME. Wash. D.C.: Review and Herald Pub. Co. ca 1950. The object of the game is for children to review the words found in the pre-primers New We Look and See, New We Work and Play and New We Come and Go. Housed in the original box are the spinner, 4 sets of cards (8 cards per set, one set for words in each pre-primer and one set combining words of all pre-primers) and dozens of blackout pieces (lacks instructions). Rare.

$450.00

JOLLY ROBBERS: A SHOOTING GAME

GAME. JOLLY ROBBERS: A SHOOTING GAME. St. Louis: Wilder Manufacturing ca 1920. Housed in a color pictorial box are color illustrated pieces that can be erected to form a village with a wall. The child then sets 5 gnomes on the wall and tries to shoot them off with a pop-gun (gun not part of the game). The characters are brightly colored in typical 20's style.

$85.00

PETER RABBIT'S RACE GAME
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PETER RABBIT'S RACE GAME

By POTTER, BEATRIX

POTTER, BEATRIX. (POTTER,BEATRIX). PETER RABBIT'S RACE GAME. Lond: Warne no date ca 1945. Housed in a color pictorial box (20 1/4" wide x 11 1/2") with Potter's characters in color on the cover. Box slightly worn with neat flap strengthening VG+ WITH TWO DIE AND 4 PAINTED LEAD FIGURINES. Featuring a wonderful full color pictorial game board folded in thirds that opens to 28 1/2 x 20". Instructions are on verso of board.

$775.00

PETER RABBIT PARTY MUSLIN GAME
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PETER RABBIT PARTY MUSLIN GAME

By POTTER, BEATRIX

POTTER. [POTTER,BEATRIX]. PETER RABBIT PARTY MUSLIN GAME. Akron: Saalfield 1913. This is a large poster-sized printed muslin "game" board to be used in a pin-the-tail-on-donkey type of game. Measuring 18 x 21" (creased where originally folded, blank corner cut off). There is a large (18") full color image of Peter in the center, surrounded by 4 smaller brown line vignettes from the book. The blindfolded player is to try to pin the cabbage leaf as close as possible to the outline near Peter's mouth (included are 9 cabbage leaves). Very scarce.

$400.00

25 SOLDIERS ON PARADE
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25 SOLDIERS ON PARADE

MILITARY INTEREST. 25 SOLDIERS ON PARADE. NY: McLoughlin Bros. ca 1890. Housed in the original box measuring 9x11" are 24 of 25 toy soldiers with stands and one army tent. The soldiers are from various branches of the army. The cover of the box has a great chromolithographed plate pasted on.

$600.00

ANCIENT AND SUPREME ORDER OF QUADDIES
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ANCIENT AND SUPREME ORDER OF QUADDIES

By BURGESS, THORNTON

CADY, HARRISON. BURGESS,THORNTON. ANCIENT AND SUPREME ORDER OF QUADDIES. Kansas City, MO: Quaddy Playthings 1915. This is a rare, rare Burgess toy housed in the original pictorial and printed envelope which measures (oblong) 16x9". Envelope is brittle with some archival mends else fine and unused. The envelope text explains the background of the Quaddies. Inside are colored board backgrounds and characters to be cut-out and assembled for play - illus. by Cady. Includes 23 pieces with all of Burgess' famous characters. Rare.

$875.00

PETER RABBIT'S RACE GAME
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PETER RABBIT'S RACE GAME

By POTTER, BEATRIX

POTTER, BEATRIX. (POTTER,BEATRIX). PETER RABBIT'S RACE GAME. London: Warne, no date, circa 1930. Housed in a color pictorial box (15 x 10 1/2") with Potter's characters in color on the cover. Box slightly worn else VG+ and COMPLETE WITH TWO DIE AND 4 LEAD FIGURINES (Peter Rabbit lacks hands), and with wonderful full color pictorial game board that opens to 28 1/2 x 20". Instruction sheet laid-in. Nice Potter item.

$750.00