Antique game lots in separate auctions April 10th and 11th by Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers:

A pair of dice and an 8-of-hearts playing card with bullet hole from a 1901 Buffalo Bill Wild West Show (estimate $80-120).

Buffalo Bill Wild West Show Dice and Card

A complete, 1922 Parker Brothers The Wonderful Game of Oz (estimate $800-1,200).

The Wonderful Game of Oz

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11th Century Game Pieces

A Sotheby’s auction, Arts of the Islamic World, scheduled for April 9th in London, features three antique game lots. [Click the images for larger views.]

A rock crystal king Chess piece from the Fatamid Caliphate in Egypt (11th century), estimated at £80,000-120,000 ($133,000-200,000):

Fatamid Crystal King Chess Piece

Another Fatamid rock crystal Chess piece, a knight, estimated at £40,000-60,000 ($67,000-100,000):

Fatamid Crystal Knight Chess Piece

A set of 15 ivory, stone, and bone game pieces from Persia or Egypt (9-11th century), estimated at £3,000-4,000 ($5,000-7,000):

Ivory Stone and Bone Persian or Egyptian Game Pieces

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Antique Asian Game Sets

An upcoming Asian art auction at Bonhams in Edinburgh includes some antique game sets. If you’re interested though, beware, all have ivory components and so are subject to CITES regulations.

Early 20th century Indian ivory and horn miniature chess table and pieces (estimated £400-600):

Indian Ivory Miniature Chess Table and Pieces

Late 19th century boxed ivory game and puzzle compendium (£500-800):

Ivory Game and Puzzle Compendium

Ivory game and puzzle compendium in lacquered case with instructions (£500-800):

Game and Puzzle Compendium With Instructions

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