Games & Toys
HACK, Maria (1777-1844), attributed
A geographical panorama : exhibiting characteristic representations of the scenery and inhabitants of various regions.
A very rare toy for children with exquisite aquatint renderings of scenes from around the globe, including views of Oonalaska (after Webber) and the Society Islands (after Parkinson) from Cook’s voyages. London : Harvey and Darton, 1822. Mahogany box, 300 x 260 x 90 mm, sliding lid with engraved title sheet (worn), the underside of …
[France, c 1890]. Oblong box of very thick board (370 x 250 x 35 mm, the lid with a superb, colourful paste-down illustration depicting nine types of uniformed soldier (Swiss, Belgian, Swedish, Chinese, Turkish, Romanian, Austrian, German and Spanish). The box contains three chromolithographic panels pasted onto wood and cut into jigsaw puzzles; each puzzle …
SAUSSINE, L. (publisher)
Paris : Saussine, Edit., [circa 1890]. Box of thick card, 430 x 340 x 45 mm, the lid with superb chromolithograph illustration featuring five female figures symbolising the five regions of the world, surrounded by images of the flora and fauna of the entire world arranged by continent; the box contains twelve chromolithographed playing boards, …
BASSET, Paul-André (active 1785-1815)
$6,000 USD Paris : Chez Basset … rue St. Jacques … 1815. Copper engraving on thick laid paper, 490 x 650 mm, a game board in the form of a spiral track comprising 63 numbered cartouches with vignette illustrations of inhabitants of all regions of the globe, including representations of the native peoples of New …
KLINGER, Johann Georg; MULLER, Johann Wolfgang
$15,000 USD Also titled: Description de differens peuples remarquables des cinq parties du monde. Nüremberg : J. G. Klinger, 1805-1807. Second edition. Original box of red paper over card, 114 x 100 x 105 mm, with gilt embossed decoration, the lid lettered in gilt Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde (corners bumped); the box in …
$5,000 USD London : William Darton, 1816. Engraved map of the world on two sheets laid on linen, each dissected into 12 panels and measuring 520 x 485 mm, original hand colouring, housed in the original marbled papered box with engraved title label depicting an Englishman demonstrating the use of a globe to a native …
[Berlin : Sala, c. 1910]. Box of thick card, 410 x 310 x 35 mm, the lid with chromolithographed illustration of an airship and game title in German; containing a chromolithographed playing board, 580 x 790 mm, folding to 290 x 395 mm; 6 painted pewter playing pieces in the form of airships, each approximately …
London : C.W. Fawlkner & Co., c. 1890. Set of 24 characters, depicted on three cards each (71 cards in total, one lacking), playing card style backings 93 x 65 mm, some cards with minor staining. Housed in card box depicting the character 'An Old Sea Dog', 100mm x 202mm some loss and staining, repaired …
[n.l.] : Four Square Stores (Australia), c. 1950. Game board, 405 x 260 mm, chromolithograph playing board in two sheets, folding. Small brown stain on centre, otherwise fine condition.
NATIONAL GAME CO.
Melbourne : National Game Co., [circa 1915]. Thick board, 310 x 475 mm, folding, recto with colour printed design, in good condition with minor silverfishing on edges of game mat, wear along board edges, one top corners with minor creasing, verso with pictorial title label, maroon boards lightly rubbed.
Jarville, Nancy [France] : Imageries Réunies, n.d. [circa 1900]. Chromolithograph hand coloured in gold, sheet size 445 x 540 mm; playing instructions printed at centre, surrounded by an inner ring of maps of the most powerful European nations and an outer ring depcting theo soldiers of their various armies; illustrated cartouches at each corner of the …
JOUY, Victor-Joseph Etienne de
orné de figures gravées avec soin et représentant les différens peuples de la terre dans le costume particulier à chacun d’eux; destiné à l’instruction et à l’amusement de la jeunesse des deux sexes. Lille : Vanackere ; Paris : H. Nicolle, [c.1810]. Original box (112 x 73 x 30 mm) of marbled paper over thick …
NATIONAL GAME COMPANY
Melbourne : National Game Co., [c.1920]. “Copyright no. 9857”. Thick board, 370 x 370 mm, folding, recto with colour printed design (rubbed, some small sections of surface loss along the fold, corners worn), verso with pictorial title label, buff boards with mild amount of staining; small label of the Adelaide department store John Martin & …
MACKINTOSH, Jessie; G.N. RAYMOND
[Collingwood, Vic. : G.N. Raymond, c.1945]. Board game, 410 x 475 mm, folding to 410 x 238 mm, offset printed paper onlay (paper split along the fold); accompanied by the loose rules sheet (tear at top edge); outer boards (lightly marked) with pictorial paper onlay. Scarce. This educational board game, designed by Jessie Mackintosh, teaches …
BANGAROO MANUFACTURING CO.; [FRANCIS P. STONELAKE, artist, 1879-1929]
Bristol, U.K. : W.R. Powell, printer [for Bangaroo Manufacturing Co.], [c.1907]. Box, 310 x 195 x 25 mm, the lid with pictorial paper onlay, featuring a design of a bounding kangaroo signed and dated in the image at lower left 'Frank Stonelake – 07', the title in bold red and black lettering, at the foot …
NATIONAL GAME COMPANY
Melbourne : National Game Co., [c.1920]. Board game, 360 x 360 mm, folding to 360 x 180 mm, recto with colour printed design representing an Australian Rules Football match in progress in a large stadium with grandstands filled with supporters (probably a depiction of the MCG, with artistic license), the legend “Our Great Game!” in …
/ Jeu de voyages a travers le monde : instructif & amusant. Paris : [Les Jeux et Jouets Francais], [c.1910]. Folding game board, 570 x 870 mm, recto with dissected chromolithographic map of the world with cartouche illustrations at each corner, a round the world race game for the newly invented mode of transport, the …
Paris : “M.D.” [Mauclair-Dacier], [c.1910]. Box of decorative card, 130 x 80 x 30 mm, pictorial printed label to top of lid (lacking one side of lid), containing 36 numbered playing cards printed one side only, each with an anagram of a French word of nine letters, with subjects such as figures from Classical mythology …
Paris : “J.L.” [Delhaye Frères], [c.1900]. Box of red card, 130 x 200 mm, superb pictorial printed label to top of lid depicting courier pigeons flying over the ocean (sides of lid with short splits), containing folding playing board with beautiful chromolithographed design, 240 x 380 mm, and loose sheet with printed instructions; a race …
D. & W. Gibbs, Ltd.
[London, U.K. ?] : s.n. [but produced for D & W Gibbs Ltd, Wapping, London E1, and distributed in Australia by W.A. Blake Pty. Ltd., South Melbourne], . Folding card, 350 x 460 mm opened, inner surfaces with colour game graphic (mild toning and foxing and some creasing to edges), rear boards with printed rules, game …
AUTRY, Gene (1907-1998); Whitman Publishing Company, Inc.
[U.S.A.] : Whitman Publishing Company, Inc., 1951. Cut out paper dolls; various sizes up to 250 mm; an apparently complete set of 'a product made in association with Flying A’s television series, The Gene Autry Show, 1950-1956' (publishing information courtesy of the Autry National Center); horizontal crease to Autry's face and some minor creasing to …
SAUSSINE, L. (publisher); SCHERER, L. (illustrator); JANNIN, H. (lithographer)
Chromolithograph, 215 x 260 mm, depicting a drawing room scene with children dressed in traditional costumes from around the world playing a geographical game with their parents. Fine. This chromolithograph was originally designed for use as the graphic on the box lid of a children's game, but never used. The game was the English version …
[Paris] : S[imonin] C[uny], n.d. [circa 1900]. Box of thick card (380 x 278 x 55 mm), the lid with a striking chromolithograph illustration showing a lady in Classical dress perusing an atlas, scientific and teaching instruments at her feet, a terrestrial globe at the centre, five vignettes of figures representing the five continents, the …
[The infernal hooks : new game of tiddlywinks]. Paris : Mauclair-Dacier [Lucien Maucler], n.d. [circa 1903]. Box of thick blue card, the lid with colourful paste-down illustration (edges of lid split), contents complete including a target card with brass hooks affixed to a paste-down chromolithograph numbered for scoring, and brass rings for the players to …
[France, c 1890]. Oblong box of very thick board (345 x 258 x 45 mm), the lid with a superb, colourful paste-down illustration depicting children and families at the zoo, with camel and elephant rides and an ostrich-drawn carriage. The box contains four chromolithographic scenes pasted onto wood and cut into jigsaw puzzles; each puzzle …
Historical Pastime or a New Game of the History of England from the Conquest to the Accession of George the Third. London : Harris & Wallis, 1803. Engraved board game, dissected and laid on linen, depicting major events in British history, including the War with America and the South Sea Bubble. Lacking the case and …
Paris : Bouasse-Lebel, [c 1860]. Engraved map, 31 x 43cm, with hand colouring, laid on wood and dissected to form a jigsaw puzzle, original backing paper, a few stains, complete. A charming puzzle map of Oceania. The maps were usually unbound sheets from an atlas.