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£14.00Vintage Card Game - Boxed Pepys/Castell Belisha 1st Edition - England Circa 1937

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Condition (used):  good for age in fair box (see below) - COMPLETE but with 53 cards: 1 Progress card and 43 cards depicting a motor journey from London to Oban; 1 rules booklet - the box is somewhat worn with some moderate edge/corner wear, moderate wear / marks / grubbiness / discolouration etc including some degradation to the outer layer in patches and some indentations and minor damage to the padded lid, the booklet is in very good condition apart from some light corrosion to the staple, the cards are in a good used condition with fairly minor marks / grubbiness commensurate with age and use.

Identifying marks or labels etc:  "Pepys Series Castell Brothers Ltd" (on booklet).

Other information:   a good set of cards from Pepys with fantastic period illustrations - "Belisha card game published by Castell Brothers Ltd, 1937."Belisha was published as a new and improved form of the universally popular game of Rummy, offering “more scope for intelligent play”. Based around a motor journey from London to Oban, Belisha was produced with a desire to make a helpful contribution to the national “Safety First” campaign following the introduction of ‘Belisha’ beacons, designed to reduce road casualties, particularly among children. By 1951 the black and white stripes, with Belisha beacons on either side of the road, were approved as ‘Zebra’ crossings.'Belisha' first published by Castell Brothers Ltd (Pepys Games) in 1937. The cards have period illustrations highlighting safety in motoring situations. The game was named after Leslie Hore-Belisha, the Minister for Transport who introduced yellow flashing lights on black & white striped poles (Belisha Beacons) at Zebra Crossings" Source: - we are uncertain as to the age but would suggest circa 1930s to 1940s - may be of some interest to a collector.

Approximate dimensions:   box: 9.5cm (length) 6.5cm (width) 3cm (box height).

Approximate weight:   120g.

Price £14.

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 Card Game - Boxed Pepys/Castell Belisha 1st Edition - England Circa 1937 - £14.00