GAMING COUNTERS FROM UNKNOWN GENTLEMEN's GAMING CLUB
c1820 5 Guinea Ivory 39mm Ref: AV4
19th Century £5 Ivory BLACK
34mm Ref: AP5
19th Century 1/2 Guinea Ivoryine
27.7mm Ref: AP2
It is apparent that many, probably smaller, Gentlemen's Gaming Clubs did not go to the expense of providing Gaming Counters peculiar to their establishment They would have gone to tradesmen specialising in the sale of craft work in Ivory, Bone and other materials for their Gaming Counters. There may have been a local cottage industry for this material such were the number of clubs popping up and closing quite quickly. The downside of this approach that these plain Counters give no prestige to the Club and are easily forged and substituted into the play along with legitimate counters.
19th Century £5 Ivory RED
29.7mm Ref: AP6
Late 19th Century £1 Ivorine BLACK 35.5mm Ref: AP8
Late 19th Century 1 Guinea Ivorine 34 mm Ref: AP1
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