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Title Game of Snap by John Jaques & Son
Nationality British
Period c 1890s/1900s
Price £20.00

John Jaques introduced this game in 1866, originally with square corners. This example, I think, is somewhat later because of its slightly rounded corners, although not that much later because a reproduction of a 1930s set shows a fireman with a brass helmet, only introduced into the fire service in the Edwardian era.

The pack is complete and the cards are hand coloured. The case is battered and several of the cards suffer from fairly severe creases and one card has a small chunk of a corner missing (see photo) with a few dog-eared corners here and there. However, considering the age of the piece, it is in reasonable condition. The images have appeared on the back of the cards, an aging process of some sort, I suspect.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Miscellaneous : British : 19th Century]

testimonials

The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011

Thank you. I have received the bayonet. It is indeed in excellent condition and miracle! It fits my antique P53 perfectly.

A F, Belgium, 29.08.2005

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