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CRANDALL'S JOHN GILPIN MECHANICAL TOY (Improved Building Blocks)1870s
A superb example of one of the many wonderful articulated wooden toys made by Crandall in the third quarter of the 19th century.
Unusually this has survived with the original box and its contents, including the wonderful sheet showing the extraordinary amount of poses that can be assumed by horse and rider.
The had and cane are detachable and the figures of the horse and rider can be place...
OWZTHAT 1920s Cricket Game
N.B. Look at the two different kinds of tins. Please enquire which currently in stock.
The original "Owzthat" Table cricket game c 1920s There are normally one or two of these in stock at any one time and the price is dependent on the condition/size of of the tin (two sizes produced - one example has hinged lid) and whether or not the original rules are present, or a photocopy.
For those ...
THE PIGGERIES TABLE GAME- 19210 by Spears DRGM
THE PIGGERIES TABLE GAME- 19210 by Spears DRGM - rare
A fully working example of this delightful game by Spears when they still had their factory in Germany. Pre First World War and probably Edwardian, Spear were still manufacturing their games and toys in Bavaria.
The label to the inside of the lid says 'EngL Patent - DRGM 234615 - U.S.A. PATENT.
The game is set up as can be seen...
RED, WHITE & BLUE - IMPERIAL ROULETTE BY SPEARS C 1920s
Delightful game by Spears/Bavaria. The graphics on games of this age are as aesthetically pleasing in themselves, apart from the fun of the game. Good condition of box and contents. Spin the spinner, choose which balls to go in which slots, winner is one with highest score. Simple, but actually quite fun. See instructions. Get those fingers and hands moving!...
DE LUXE ANTIQUE HALMA BOARD GAME CIRCA 1880
HALMA, a tactical war board game, was made by F H Ayres around 1880/ 1900. The boxes were made in a variety of forms. This hinged, mahogany example with the swing hooks to the front is the de luxe model. It measures 18 cms x 18 cms x 4cms deep. It has the Ayres label on the lid of Greek Gladiators in battle. Like chess it is tactical, methodical and all about strategically outmanoeuvring the o...
DE LUXE BLOW FOOTBALL - VINTAGE 1930s TABLE GAME
This is probably the larges BLOW FOOTBALL there is. MADE IN THE 1930s it was retailed by Bentley's the famous department shop in Kingston=upon-Thames not far from London.
The box measures 38 x 22 x 3 cms deep and is complete with all elements including the long, shallow hooks which go over the table with the attached wooden peg around which the string is looped and provides a pitch from which ...
VINTAGE CAMELOT BOARD GAME 1930s
A good example of this scarce 1930s game by the important games maker Parker Brothers from the USA.
First published as 'Chivalry', by George S. Parker in 1888, it was scaled down, in 1930 and re-named Camelot . Minor rules changes were implemented in 1931.
A strategy war-like game similar to chess and Halma, the object of Camelot is simple: move two pieces into your opponent's goal or elimin...