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Early “Blow Football” Table Game (w/Gorgeous Litho Box)
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Actually, this table game replicates European football, or soccer. Interpreting from the marvelous color graphics on the box’s lid, we estimate its vintage to be late-19th or very early 20th Century. Its full title is "Spear’s Blow Football" and, as the name suggests, the contending participants moved a ball on a table top by blowing through small wooden tubes. Though the manufacturer, Spear Works, is located in Bavaria, this particular game was likely first sold in the British Isles, Canada, or the U. S. as its instructions (affixed inside the lid) are in English. Included here are both goalkeepers (pressed metal litho, EX condition, and mounted on free-standing wire), eight blow tubes (each about 5-3/4" long, and made of bamboo), and three wire accessories – whose purpose is unclear. (The ball is missing.) Most important, however, is the two-piece box. It measures about 12" x 5-3/4" x 1-7/8", and the illustration on its lid is ideally charming. Both top and bottom units of the box are perfectly firm with mild wear evident at the corners. The litho shows some mild wear as well, but there’s no particular damage of note. Ultimately, the box is VG/EX-EX.
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