LEESBURG ARSENAL

Purveyor of Fine Civil War Re-enactment Equipment and Supplies

Games

Games

Game of checkers.  Sheet canvas with hand-painted chess/checker playing surface.  Comes with 24 hand-painted wooden checkers in a drawstring bag.  Game rolls up and ties for storage.....................$ 14.00

The Commanders of Our Forces.  Detailed in Lord's Civil War Collectors Encyclopedia, "Commanders" was published by E.C. Eastman of Concord, NH in 1863.  


Reproduced from an original game in a private collection, contains cards and instructions for playing.  Period specific late 1863 and beyond................$ 20.00  (limited edition)

Hardy, and then Hardy & Sons, produced cards from 1784 to 1840. King Henry III reigned from 1760 to 1820. There is some discrepancy among various websites and authorities as to when Hardy actually printed these cards, some stating 1765.  These are reproduced by Colonial Williamsburg and are EXACT reproductions in every way, down to the embossed tax stamps and string tie (required by British Law).  Features full court figures and non-indexing......... $ 12.00

Replica deck as presented by L. I. Cohen, NY 1864 The face cards are full length, single ended.  Non-indexed  (no letters or numbers).  Comes slip-cased.......... $ 6.50

This deck "recreates" the Andrew Dougherty Great Mogul Illuminated deck, circa 1865.  Full length court figures and traditional non-indexing.  Illuminated with gold ink to simulate the design of the original. This deck is 1/16th of an inch smaller in circumference than the original deck, rounded corners, and plastic coated for play-ability. Packaged as shown ............. $ 14.00
Union & Confederate decks.  A reproduction of decks from 1863 by M. Nelson of New York.  Featuring  engraved portraits of generals and statesmen.  Originally printed without jokers,     each deck has two cards representing jokers with names, dates of birth and dates of death of each person represented in the deck.    Misspellings included. Cards are indexed according to the photograph.  Confederate deck was printed in Italy, the Union deck in Belgium. .............. $ 6.50
This is the least expensive deck we carry.  Why? It's a modern deck, wrapped in a period wrapper.  The decks are usually made by US Playing Card Company (the same company that makes Bicycle brand) but may be imported under a different brand name.  The quality is still good, but these are much easier to play with. (Authentic Reproduction decks are not plastic coated and are therefore hard to shuffle and deal). .......................$ 3.00

 

We also carry games from Cooperman:

 

   Game of Marbles

 

   Clay marbles representative of handmade marbles 10 target marbles  and
   1 shooter, all made of red-brown non-toxic clay; each set is poly bagged,
   conveniently packaged in a suede pouch, with instructions...............................$ 6.95

    

   Game of Jacks

 

   Cast giant jacks of lead-free pewter. A set of 10 jacks is poly bagged with one wood
   ball (to imitate the non-bouncing stone ?jack? of the traditional game) and one rubber
   ball, packaged in a suede pouch, with instructions..........................................$  6.50

   

    Peg Top

 

   The ?peg top? is the familiar turnip-shape top, set in motion by a wound string.
   This solid wood peg top is decorated with burned lines, and packaged in a poly
   bag with an instruction insert........................$ 5.00

 

Musical Instruments

  Our musical instruments are supplied by Cooperman Fife & Drum

 

   Harmonica

  Matthias Hohner founded Hohner situated in Trossingen, Germany in 1857.  At that time,
  there were three harmonica factories within this area.  Hohner was the first to mass produce
  the instrument.   Sending several to his family who had immigrated to the United States, he
  was able to create a market for his products here. These Hohner harmonicas are packaged
  individually in a poly bag with instruction insert.......................................................................$  7.50

 

   Jaw Harp

 

  Jaw harps were a popular folk instrument in Europe and the Middle East long before the
  colonization of the New World, the origin of the instrument and its name is uncertain, but
  is known variously as jaw harp, Jew’s harp, and juice harp, as well as trump. The note the
  jaw harp produces depends upon the dimensions of its vibrating tongue, with interesting
  effects produced by changes in the player’s breathing patterns. The hardened steel vibrating
  tongue is mounted on a 3 1/2” metal (lead-free alloy) frame,  packaged in a poly bag with a
  history and instruction sheet...............................$  6.95

 

   Penny Whistle

  This handcrafted tin penny whistle is made in the traditional conical design,12”  long,
  with lead-free solder seam and wood plug. Key of D; packaged in a poly bag with music,
  history, and instruction sheet.......................................$  6.00

 


 Images of games/musical instruments (except checkers/playing cards), supplied and copyright by History Lives, a division of Cooperman Fife & Drum

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