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Card game - George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection
  • George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection
    Wallis, Edward
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George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

  • Object:

    Card game

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wallis, Edward (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour printing, glued wooden joints

  • Museum number:

    S.1236:79-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

'The Laughable Game of What D'ye Buy by Professor Punch', a boxed card game with a picture of Mr Punch and Toby the Dog on the lid. Ten cards depict people of various professions, the remaining 67 cards have objects written on them that would be sold by the people depicted on the other cards.

The game is played by giving each player a profession and the cards that are specific to that Profession. One player is elected the 'conductor' who reads out a story, as found in the rule book, at various points there is a blank space in the text and the conductor looks at one of the vendors and they have to read out one of the items they sell to fill the gap in the story.

Five of the object cards, and two of the vendor cards are missing and have been replaced with hand written cards. The original rule book is missing but there is a transcript of it in the box.

Physical description

Box with slide out lid containing 10 trade cards each with a colour image on them and 67 item cards. Lid of box has an image of Mr Punch and Toby the Dog on the top.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Wallis, Edward (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour printing, glued wooden joints

Descriptive line

'The Laughable Game of What D'ye Buy by Professor Punch', colour picture of Mr Punch on top of lid, George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection.

Materials

Wood; Glue; Card; Ink

Techniques

Joining; Print-making

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Games (puzzles & board games); Puppetry

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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