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£16.00Vintage/Antique Card Game - Unboxed Jaques John Tenniel Happy Families 48 Cards

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Condition (used): generally good for age  (see below) - complete with 48 cards but no box or instructions - general light signs of use, otherwise fairly minor marks/light grubbiness commensurate with age and use.

Identifying Marks & Labels etc:   none.

Other Information: an interesting card game - "In 1851 the games manufacturer John Jaques of London (founded in 1795) commissioned a set of drawings from John Tenniel, later Sir John, the chief cartoonist of Punch, for their new game of Happy Families. Jaques' version of Happy Families remained popular until the Second World War. Jaques' Happy Families was originally published in 1851 and shown at the Great Exhibition of that year. It was an instant success, rapidly superseding similar games in which players collected sets of four cards, an idea possibly taken from early German models. Originally only eleven families, the game was expanded to twelve families by the addition of the Mug family, drawn by Miss Irene Dodson, the great niece of Charles Dodson (alias Lewis Caroll)". Source World of Playing Cards. We are not sure exactly how old this particular set is but would suggest early twentieth century, circa 1900s.

Approximate Dimensions:  9.5cm (length), 6.5cm (width).

Approximate Weight:  100g

Price: £16.

Approximate Condition Descriptors

Poor:  May have many faults, blemishes and defects. Suitable for spares or restoration.
Fair:  May have a few faults, blemishes and defects but generally sound.
Good:   May have a few very minor blemishes.
Very Good: Generally in good condition with only a few very minor signs of wear.
Excellent:  Near mint to mint condition.

Vintage/Antique Card Game - Unboxed Jaques John Tenniel Happy Families 48 Cards - £16.00