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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]

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Thanks for selling my collection. I am very pleased with the results.

J D, USA, 05.04.2011

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

By the way, I think your site is very user friendly. Seems to work much better than many and up to date, a rarity!!!

C W, UK, 20.04.2006

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