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£50.00Vintage Game - Glevum Series/Roberts Bros The Game Lik-Nik - Circa 1920s England

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Condition (used):  generally good for age in fair  box (see below) - this set is INCOMPLETE missing 3 black pieces (numbers 2, 4, 5 ) and there are no original instructions although a previous owner has provided a card with the basic rules of the game "Lic - Nik A 1930's (we think it is earlier) table-top game. The Table was marked out using string and chalk ( see box top). Each player placed his/her numbered pieces on the base line, then each in turn used their "pusher" to advance their pieces towards their opponent, with a view to replacing them. Opponents could knock each others pieces out of the way providing it was the same number. The unnumbered piece in the triangle could be used to knock away any of the opponent's pieces"- this game includes the following elements: 11/14 wooden pieces (6 numbered white [1 to 6] 3 numbered black [1, 3 & 6], 2 unmarked pieces [white and black]); 2 wooden pushers with detachable rods (black and white)  1 length of string; two pieces of chalk - the box is a little worn with corner/edge wear, general moderate marks/wear/grubbiness/discolouration including a few marks to the illustration label on the lid and some light foxing to the box interior, the wooden parts are all very good although the white pusher has a small split near the hole for the rod, the chalks are well used, otherwise minor marks commensurate with age and use.

Identifying marks or labels etc:  "Patented (crossed out) Name Registered as Trade Mark British Manufacturer Glevum Series made In England".

Other information:  interesting old game from Roberts Brothers (Glevum) of Gloucester and now extremely rare, we are not entirely sure of the age but would suggest circa 1910s to 1920s -  "The firm began making toys in the 1890s and was taken over by Chad Valley Co in 1954. 1895 Roberts Brothers was founded by John Owen Roberts and his brother Harry Oscar Roberts. 1922 Listed Exhibitor. Picture Cubes, Blackboards and Easels, Draughts, Dominoes, Ring and Dart Boards, Puzzles, Indoor Games, Masks, Transfers; Animals on Wheels, Teddy Bears, Stockinette Dolls. (Stand No. F. 36) 1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Indoor and Table Games, Picture Cubes, A.B.C. Blocks, Easels and Blackboards, Puzzles, Dominoes, Tivoli Boards, Bagatelle Boards, Billiards Tables, Tiny Tots Series of Kindergarten Pastimes, Children's Desks, Games for Small Lawns, etc. (Stand No. C.25) 1947 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Billiard Tables, Skittles, Table Tennis, Building Bricks, Constructional Doll's Furniture, Educational, Indoor, Games, Kindergarten, Wooden Toys, Blackboards and Easels, Picture Cubes, Dominoes, Children's Desks, A.B.C. Blocks, Wagons of Building Bricks. (Olympia, 3rd Floor, Stand No. K.2442) 1954 The family business, trading as Glevum Toys, was taken over by Chad Valley Co" source: Graces Guide - may be of some interest to a collector.

Approximate dimensions:    31cm (box length) 15cm (box width) 5cm (box height).

Approximate weight:  440g.

Price   £50. 

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 Game - Glevum Series/Roberts Bros The Game Lik-Nik - Circa 1920s England - £50.00