Very interesting card game made by De La Rue c.1935, based upon the London Underground. The object of the game is to collect sets of cards relevant to the completion of specified journeys along the London Underground. There are 3 different types of cards: “Season Tickets”; journey cards, that set out the routes to be taken; and station cards, that have black and white photographs of a station frontage or proximate landmark.
The game has 6 Season Tickets, 16 journey cards, and 50 station cards. The cards are accompanied by a paper insert that describes how the game is to be played, but these are not original instructions; they are a recent xerox copy of them. The cards are the size of wide playing cards, measuring 90mm x 63mm, and come in the original box. The box made for these cards was somewhat unique as it had a “pull down” mechanism of action; this style did not catch on, perhaps because it tended to break down.
The cards are in excellent condition, lightly used if at all, and the xeroxed instructions are fine. But the box top is a mess and in pieces – not uncommon with these boxes. The bottom portion of the box is intact, with general wear, and does its job of protecting the cards.
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