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Game - Jugendstil Tabletop Billiards

Chuck-Chuck. Neues Zimmer-Sport-Spiel.

Turn-of-the-century German Jugendstil tabletop game using elements of shuffleboard or billiards, the contents comprising two hinged pieces of wood which are connected to form the play area, a wooden cue with curved piece of wood for pushing at one end, and two sets of color-coded wooden disks with felt bottoms for sliding along a table surface, together with small instructional booklet with illustrated cover. Game pieces in overall excellent condition, some minor wear and paint chipping or loss to wooden disks. Housed in original green cardboard box with printed lid, chromolithographed image to underside of lid depicting a group of well-to-do men and women playing Chuck-Chuck. Box overall 8-5/8 x 15-5/8 x 2 inches. Some wear to box, loss of cardboard strip along one side of lid, wear along spine, some minor areas of paper loss. Berlin (Luxus Papierfabrik) n.d. (circa 1900). D.R.G.M. 165735/171342. Also included in the box are four original advertising postcards for this game.

The image to underside of lid has a printed annotation D.R.G.M. 165735/171342. D.R.G.M. stands for Deutsches Reichs Gebrauchsmuster, a late 19th/early 20th century German copyright which was in use from 1891 to 1952. Luxus Papierfabrik was originally founded in 1858 by Wolf Hagelberg in Berlin, with additional branches opened in London in 1885 and New York in 1889. The company was in operation until 1936, and during the 80 years it was in business, produced posters, advertisements, dance cards, letterhead, and board games, among other items. Very scarce; as of July 2019, WorldCat does not locate any listings for this game.

Book ID: 50037

Price: $2,500.00