Scarce 1874 Historic Milton Bradley Antique Playing Cards Obsolete Parlor Game For Sale
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Scarce 1874 Historic Milton Bradley Antique Playing Cards Obsolete Parlor Game:
Template By Froo! 1874 Historic Milton Bradley Playing Cards Parlor Game Museum Quality Obsolete
A Milton Bradley Masterpiece.
Overall the condition is subjective:
Additional pictures can be offered if needed, edge/surface soiled, few cards with edge nips or abrasions, one card with mini surface paper tear, various stains and surface scratches on all pink backs.
Slipcase leather lined box is surface worn, open faced book cover style card holder with decorated spine is acceptable.Slight inside spine foldout flex cracking, but intact.
Instructions: Two sets, both have cover detach issues, one slightly scripted on front, will be mounted in archival cases, 97% intact, with minor damage from handling and game play storage use.
Milton Bradley (November 8, 1836 ? May 30, 1911) was an American game pioneer, credited by many with launching the board game industry in North America with Milton Bradley Company.
Born in Vienna, Maine on November 8, 1836, Bradley grew up in a working-class household in Lowell, Massachusetts after the family moved there in 1847.
After completing high school in 1854 he found work as a draftsman and patent agent before enrolling at the Lawrence Scientific School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1856, he got a job in the locomotive works of the Blanchard & Kimball (later Bemis & Company) in Springfield, Massachusetts.
After the company was shuttered during the recession of 1858, he entered business for himself as a mechanical draftsman and patent agent.
In 1859, Bradley went to Providence, RI to learn lithography and in 1860, he set up the first color lithography shop in Springfield, Massachusetts. Eventually, Bradley moved forward with an idea he had for a board game which he called The Checkered Game of Life, an early version of what later became The Game of Life.
With 6 years of playing modified forms by Milton and his friends, this game was eventually published to the public which was advertised in the Phrenological Journal, proclaimed as a masterpiece for the family circle. Production quantities unknown.
? America is rich in history, but is so young compared to the early card makers of the East.
? Early Parker Brother Games can fetch high numbers in sale houses, but here you can embrace the chance to own a piece of History from the starting founder.
? A Milton Bradley Masterpiece.Overall owning a historic game in any condition will add to anyone's collection.
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