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Folky Gameboard Fair Play/Play Fair with Exceptional Character.....SALE PENDING
Probably Northeast, ca. mid 19 century. Original dark brown paint on white ground, with breadboard ends attached via cut nails. Reads like a favorite novel (read so often that the covers are worn). This game board was made for every day play, with scars and cracks and chips and rich patina that serve to document its many years of gaming with laughter and arguments and "lets play another". The careful scripts of the admonishments Fair Play and Play Fair stand in contrast to the somewhat crudely painted squares and even one with serious runs. About 18 inches long x 11 1/2 wide x only 3/8 thick. Working towards two centuries of patina. Provenance upon request.
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