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    Rare Personal Civil War Knapsack Games. Doubtless one of the rarest Civil War soldier's personal items we've seen, marked "Mead's Pocket Box of Games....New York", on the top of the lid and "Games for the Knapsack...Games for Ship and Steamer" around the edges. Obviously created specifically with the Civil War soldier in mind. Included in the original paste board box are a 64 page booklet, missing the back paper cover, titled "Mead's Hand Book of Games" with 1862 copyright date, a small pasteboard box depicting two Zouaves playing cards on the front containing Whist counters and dice, a cribbage board with decorative graphics on the front and instructions on the verso, a folding polished cotton checker board with backgammon board on the verso, along with wooden dominoes and three-quarter inch diameter checkers each with a paper label also designating it as a chess piece. All items in excellent condition. Box is sound and very good, just missing one end of the lid. Absolutely superb in a Civil War camp display and remarkable for its fine complete condition.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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