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I picked this up yesterday, a complete set for the game crown and anchor.  It was originally popular with the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic period but by the great war was also very popular with the army, though it was banned and is still an ilegal game to play for money as it like all gambling games favours the banker.

 

 

I already owned a hand carved bone scrimshaw dice that I found about 20 years back on the beach at Penarth and I have always wanted to add a complete set to my collection.  The board for this set is well used and might be home made and is impossible to date whilst the set of 3 dice are probably circa WW1, again hard to date I think.

 

The game is frequently mentioned in the literature of the great war and can also be seen in images from the times.

 

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Jerry thats a nice item to have.

Really like this sort of thing, i like this very much.

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Jerry thats a nice item to have.

Really like this sort of thing, i like this very much.

 

 

Thanks mate, I was very pleased to find it as I had been after a set for circa 20 years.

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Jerry B:

 

Hello! Thank you for sharing the game with the Forum, nice acquisition.

 

Best regards,

John

 

 

Thanks John, glad you like it and I was very pleased to find it.

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