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Jaques B.C.D. Portable Board Games Set

A Scarce Jaques B. C. D. (Backgammon, Chess Draughts) 'Portable Board' Travelling or Campaign Games Set

the khaki canvas cylinder incorporating two cylindrical 'shakers' in red leather, sliding out to reveal a rolled leather chess board with black and red squares in gilt, and a red leather and gilt cylinder including a set of boxwood and ebony gaming counters for chess and backgammon and two dice, stamped: "PORTABLE B. C. D. BOARD...JAQUES PATENTEE LONDON"

Width: 21.7cm 

Diameter: 5cm

Stock Reference: MJ 1891

Scarce.  The B. C. D. portable board was first patented by Jaques in 1858, and manufactured up until the outbreak of the Second World War.



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