Games & Toys

  • # 25828

    NATIONAL GAME COMPANY

    Snakes and ladders

    Melbourne : National Game Co., [c.1920]. “Copyright no. 9557”. Thick board, 370 x 370 mm, folding, recto with colour printed design  verso with pictorial title label, some old marking and staining. A moral version of this game, in which virtues such as truthfulness and forgiveness are the ladders and undesirable human qualities such as cruelty …

  • # 25830

    NATIONAL GAME COMPANY

    [BOARD GAME] The National Yacht Race.

    Melbourne : National Game Co., [between 1912 and 1915?]. “Copyright no. 2607”. Thin board with original cloth backstrip (starting to separate), 310 x 480 mm, folding, front lacking the pictorial onlaid title label, juvenile inscription ‘Yacht Race’, fold-out game board printed in blue, yellow, red and black. This appears to be an early version of …

  • # 24675

    [Maker unknown]

    [BOARD GAME] Melbourne Cup race game

    [Australia] : s.n., c.1900. Board game, 205 x 410 mm, folding to 205 x 205 mm, recto with lithographed playing sheet laid down, a stylised representation of Flemington Racecourse with central illustration of horses and jockeys approaching the winning post, vignette illustrations of horses’ heads at each corner, some light wear, verso with original printed …

  • # 25211

    NIHON SHONEN.

    [BOARD GAME; ANTARCTICA] Nankyoku Tanken Hikoki Sugoroku.

    [= Boardgame of the Antarctic Expedition by plane]. Tokyo : Jitsugyo no Nihonsha, 1911. Folded colour lithograph sheet, 730 x 540 mm, with illustrations by Akashi Sekish; together with the original playing markers with aeroplane designs printed on red, blue, yellow and white paper; a few insignificant insect holes (only noticeable when held to the …

  • # 24838

    MOFFATT, Tracey et alia

    Visionaire 30 : the game. Australia edition.

    [New York] : Visionaire Publishing, 1999. Limited to 6000 numbered copies. Issue 30 of the avant garde photography magazine, presented in the form of a game, featuring photographs by Australian artists and sitting in a box designed by Louis Vuitton. “30 GAME is not only a collection of art but also a game. Taking as …

  • # 24933

    Anon.

    A set of alphabet ‘building cards’ featuring animals including the kangaroo

    [S.l. : s.n., circa 1890]. A collection of thick cards each 100 x 60 mm, each with a letter of the alphabet and animal (many are in duplicate or triplicate), the verso with a chromolithograph image of the animal, the top of each card with an interlocking piece so that a house of cards can …

  • # 24799

    EMBASSY GAMES

    The Embassy Games Draught Board

    Made in Australia. Australia : Embassy Games, circa [1930]. folding game board, papered boards with cloth spine, 365 x 365 mm (opened), light wear, else very good.

  • # 24801

    NATIONAL GAME COMPANY

    Snakes and ladders

    Melbourne : National Game Co., [c.1920]. “Copyright no. 9557”. Thick board, 370 x 370 mm, folding, recto with colour printed design  verso with pictorial title label, mild amount of staining. A moral version of this game, in which virtues such as truthfulness and forgiveness are the ladders and undesirable human qualities such as cruelty and …

  • # 22215

    Newton Family

    [COOK]. Newton & Berry’s new terrestrial globe 1831.

    [London] : Newton & Berry, 1831. Terrestrial pocket globe, 1.5 inches (39 mm) in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier-mâché and plaster sphere, the surface in fine order with a recent shellac applied for protection, two metal pins resting the globe in the original turned mahogany case with fitted lid; a very fine …

  • # 24800

    BANCKS, J. C.

    The Ginger Meggs paper chase game

    Sydney : John Sands, circa 1986. Board game in original illustrated box (one side with a short tear), game board, instructions, six Ginger Meggs card playing pieces (one lacking the plastic stand), plastic and paper die (split), cards. Board game using the theme of Ginger Meggs, the famous cartoon character in a long running comic …

  • # 24043

    [WING FAT CHEUNG]

    [MAHJONG] Directions of playing “Chinese Game of Four Winds”

    [Cover title]. Also titled: The directions for playing “Ma Jong”. [Hongkong : Wing Fat Cheung, c.1920]. Octavo (190 x 130 mm), pictorial wrappers (foxed and chipped at corners, upper wrapper with ink marks), original owner’s inscriptions to upper wrapper and first page ‘Chow Bar Kee, No. 22 Hankow Road, Kowloon’, string bound, 22 pp, line …

  • # 18727

    Mappe-Monde. Ou carte générale de toutte la terre, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Académie Royale des Sciences,

    Mise en jeu, Ouvrage aussi utille que curieux, et qui donnera une connaissance exacte du Monde entier. A Paris : [Imprimerie Royale Academie Royale des Sciences, circa 1768]. Copperplate engraving, measures 430 x 550 mm (plate line), 532 x 632 mm (paper), original hand colouring, old fold lines, small pin holes along the folds, old …

  • # 22671

    Around the world with Nellie Bly

    New York : McLoughlin Brothers, c. 1890. Game board, 415 x 400 mm, chromolithograph playing board in two sheets, folding, with vignettes of Nellie Bly, Jules Verne, a steam ship and a steam train. Fine condition. Housed in original box with chromolithograph illustration, containing spinner card and four wooden counters. “Famed woman journalist Nellie Bly (Elizabeth …

  • # 22557

    DARTON, William (1781-1854)

    The world dissected upon the best principles to teach youth geography.

    London : made by William Darton, 58 Holborn Hill, 1820. Jigsaw puzzle map of the world in two hemispheres, dissected and laid on mahogany, in the publisher’s original wooden box with sliding lid, paper labels to the lid and sides, ‘Darton, London. Warranted’; also titled ‘The world from the best authorities’. A rare early puzzle …

  • # 20016

    WALLIS, John (Senior)

    Wallis’s new dissected map of Asia.

    Engraved from the latest authorities for the use of young students in geography. London (42 Skinner Street) : John Wallis, circa 1813. Engraved map of Asia and Australia, trimmed as issued without title or imprint, original hand colouring, pasted on wood and dissected into pieces (two of which are in facsimile, the Caspian Sea and central …

  • # 21871

    NOBUKAZU, Yosai (1872 - 1944)

    [SYDNEY]. Godaishu Kanyu Sugoroku [Boardgame of a World Trip]

    Tokyo : Tsunashima Kamekichi, Meiji 23 (1890). Woodblock printed in colour, 712 x 698 mm, lined with Japanese tissue, old folds as issued, a clean and bright example. A board game of a voyage around the world, starting in Yokohama and with illustrated vignette scenes of the destinations visited, including Vanvouver, San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New …