# 37845

NATIONAL GAME COMPANY

[BOARD GAME] A Journey by Air

$100.00 AUD

Brimsdown, U.K. : Spear’s Games, [1939]. Folding game board of thin card, 210 x 310 mm, in excellent condition; in the original box, 250 x 180 x 25 mm (lid with child owner’s name and some pen marks, some minor edge and corner wear); the underside of the box lid has the printed rules; lacking the playing pieces.

A simple “roll and move” game (with hazards and advances outlined in the rules) designed by Gustav Müller and published shortly before WW2. The box lid features a German Junkers 52.

J. W. Spear & Sons was founded by Jacob Wolf Spier (1832-1893) in Fürth, near Nuremberg, in 1879. During the 1930s some members of this Jewish family moved to England to escape Nazi persecution and started to manufacture games under the anglicised name Spear.