This blog discusses old toys from the early 1920's to the end of the 1950's. All kinds of topics are discussed.
The time span was the greatest period for "hands-on" toys, where a young child could actually go outside and play for hours at a time.
You can see the elegance but simple design of these toys. It was a time when huge machines, and people made and finished toys by hand.
The era has long passed, but many of the toys are still around, and that is what I would like to share.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Antique Board Games
Friday, December 1, 2017 Overcast and unseasonably warm 3 C 38F
Antique Board Games
I recently wrote about American Antique Auctions toy auctions.This post today is their second lot of interesting toys and board games. I'm writing only about their board games. In this day and age, I often wonder if children and their parents play board games. People and children are so pre-occupied with "things", work, and school, that I think there is not much room for board games. When I was young in the 1950's , I played board games such as Monopoly or checkers, and of course deck of card games. Today, everywhere I go, not only are parents "playing" with their cell phomnes, but even children have their own cell phones as well. If they don't have cell phones, then they have Apple Ipads, or some alternative version.
1890s Pig Games Parker Bros.
Milton Bradley Litho
1900s Milton Bradley Round The World Game & Parker Bros.
Hedrick Van Loon's Wide World Game with metal game pieces.
Wonderful graphic litho games lot. Parker Brothers Fun at the Zoo game, McClougllin Bros. Little Ones Zoo, Milton Bradley Mother Goose with game boards, cards and pieces. Beautiful antique game lot!
1890's India Oriental Explorer Game
& 1920's Hoot Gibson Play Clothes Game
1890s Bradley & Spear Litho Games. Great graphic litho 19th century games
with clown marble insert and full postal pieces in the German games.
As of today, most of the listed items above are being bid on, with a range of
$ 20.00 U.S-$ 110.00 US. The immediate above lot, is being bid for $ 110.00 U.S.
with 5 people bidding on it.
I'm sure, these games boards would make fine Christmas gifts for children (even adult ones).
However, most likely these game boards will be collected for people who collect things. Nevertheless, these antique board games are excellent collectables just for seeing what games people played 100-120 years ago!