A superb complete boxed Croquet Game. The paper label reads: United Service Croquet Set. Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd, 105 Victoria St, London SW1
The 4 mallets are in excellent condition, one having minor indents (probably from dog teeth), shown in close-up. Some of the pieces are rarely seen in most sets, and all are in fine condition. Cared for and stored well, this is a quality game that will be played for many years to come. Circa 1920
A quality 19th century mahogany scoreboard for the multi-player team game of Life Pool. It was made by Burroughes & Watts, London, who produced games tables and accoutrements for Billiards, Snooker and Life Pool from 1836. This board is in fine working order and condition, with 2 rolling scorers and a central slate chalk board. In the sliding score panels, 3 of the "stars" are missing, but the original quality and a good life makes this antique wall mounted scoreboard a little special. Circa 1890
Circa 1880's Solitaire Board. A great, simple game for all ages to enjoy. Includes complete set of beautifully crafted glass marbles by Arther F Watson, Hastings. The board sits on 4 small rounded legs and is in good condition.
A good antique Life Pool Scoreboard in mahogany. The printed labels are in excellent condition. Ivory and mother of pearl buttons, and ebony inlaid stars on sliding panels are all intact. The makers label on the pediment is E. Calvert, 104 Boro, London SE. Circa1880.
19th century circular turned Solitaire Board. Made of mahogany, it comes complete with marbles(modern), and stands on 3 original button feet. The board is also marked and painted for another game called Fox and Geese. It is in very good condition. Circa 1890
This Toy Train is guaranteed to light up Christmas for a lucky child. Its perfection is in the simplicity. Red painted wood, with fine line decoration, it runs on rubber wheels. It is coupled to a cargo truck, and dates to about 1920-30, but is still in excellent running order!
A particularly fine finishing touch to a games room, this 19th century mahogany Life Pool/Snooker scoreboard shines. Made by the well known makers of billiard, pool and snooker tables and accessories, Orme & Sons, Manchester its manufacture number, 8527, is stamped on the top of the cornice. Complete and original, with a slate marker board, it has a fine quality finish.
The joy of Christmas is in a child's rocking horse. This mid century wooden horse was made by the company of J Collinson & Son, who made these dapple grey horses (after a visit by Queen Victoria in 1851, during which she rode a dapple grey, they stopped making other colours and just made the greys in honour of the Queen) This horse is largely unrestored. The surface is original, with cracks and rubbing. The saddle is partly replaced, reins and halter missing, and the mane is cut short. The stand is in good condition. It could be restored, but has an aged charm in its present condition. Circa 1950
A good set of Staunton type Chess pieces. Weighted and having felted bases, they are a classic set. The black pieces are ebonised. The black king has a minor chip to the finial, otherwise the condition is excellent, and all held in their wooden box with sliding lid. Circa 1950
his early 20th century Dolls House has the unusual added feature of being portable, collapsing neatly into a flat package for moving house! Made of wood, with opening windows and doors, the front opens to reveal original wallpaper in 4 rooms. The back retains electric switches from the 1920's/1930's when it was wired for electricity. Presently unfurnished. Circa 1930
An early 20th century Jacques Croquet Game. Neatly contained in its pine box, with a faded name logo on the front, and iron carrying handles, the individual pieces of the game are of good quality and condition. 4 boxwood mallets, 3 are original Jacques and I unnamed other. 6 iron hoops, 2 flat topped slightly heavier hoops are possibly replacements. 4 balls, 2 are F.H. Ayres Ltd London International balls. 2 painted wooden posts. The box is in good condition, but is missing the 2 catch "keepers" for securing the lid. Circa 1920
A handsome quality early 20th century boxed game of croquet by F. H. Ayres. 4 mallets, 4 balls, 10 number markers, 2 posts and 11 metal hoops. Included is a 1972 edition of the 1961 Laws of Association Croquet and Golf Croquet. Circa 1910
A good mid 20th century wooden Staunton Chess set. Of medium size, (the king is 8.3cm tall), this is a set that has seen many skirmishes and is perfect for a good sized board/table. It comes in a pine box with a sliding lid. Circa 1950
Bring fun and games to Christmas at home with this early 20th century Table Croquet Game in a pine fitted box. Of exceptional quality, the interior racks keeping the mallets in order, with good space for all the items. The set comprises 8 mallets, 2 hand painted posts, 6 balls, 10 metal hoops, a mallet and a hope punch for the cork stands. The unusual box, with a pitched roof top, opens to form a holding shelf for the small items and balls. Circa 1910
Unwrap this handsome Games Table after Christmas dinner and sit back for some stimulating fun and games! The mahogany top with an inlaid chequerboard, has a sturdy feel, due to a box construction to contain shallow drawers. The 2 drawers contain a set of wooden draughts, and can also be used to place "taken" chess pieces.The base has a yew wood baluster column and oak legs. The top and base are 19th century in date but were not originally together, however they create a robust and attractive games table. Circa 1830
A gift to be treasured by any chess player, this Chess Set is a classic Staunton. Turned in boxwood and ebony, the pieces are weighted and finished with green baize on the bases. A small set, they are nicely portable in their box. Condition is good, just some damage to the lower part of the white king (see photographs). Circa 1930s.
Unusual vintage model of a Horse's Stable. The wooden barn has opening doors to side sections, and a movable central section fitted with hay feeders and hitching posts. Papering the floors are original 1950's printed papers. The pitched roof is similarly papered. central on the roof is a clock/bell tower. Great attention to detail throughout and good condition, just waiting for some 4-legged friends to move in. Circa 1950.
This antique boxed Croquet Game is a reminder of the history of the sport in England. Before Wimbledon became the home of tennis, until 1877,for nearly a decade, the grounds were known as The All England Croquet Club. This early 20th century boxed set is called The Wimbledon, and came from the Sports Dept of The Leyland & Birmingham Rubber Co Ltd of Birmingham. The fitted box, with carrying handles, contains 4 quality mallets, the boxwood heads stamped with the makers name, F H AYRES LTD, LONDON. 4 wooden balls, 2 banded posts, 8 iron hoops and 8 small marker pegs, complete the game. Circa 1910
Victorian Croquet Game. The boxed set comprises 4 mallets with lignum vitae heads, 4 lignum vitae balls, 2 wooden posts and 6 iron hoops. Recalling summer days in the garden, this antique game comes neatly in its pine box with carrying handles. Circa 1900
Perfect for a calm moment amidst Christmas festivities is this pretty Victorian boxwood Solitaire Game. With fine turnings and standing on 3 small bun feet, it is fitted for play with modern marbles. Circa 1880
All the anticipation of Christmas snow is wrapped up in this beautiful sled. This is a great example of the famous Flexible Flyer sled, made by the American company of S.L. Allen & Co. of Philadelphia. They revolutionised sledding in the late 19th century, and this Airline Pursuit series came into being about 1935. With its thin metal runners and steerable mechanism, it promises fun and delight for a special person this Christmas!. It is in lovely condition, with good paintwork and makers stamps to the underside. Circa 1930's