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How were these used?

Posted by BeckyKay (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 5, 11 at 19:22

These are very tiny tiles that appear to be either ivory or bone backed with bamboo. They don't seem to be bake-lite.

Any idea how these were used and what the value might be?

Here is a link that might be useful: photo

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RE: How were these used?

A search on the web for playing card tiles show there are a couple of games played with that sort of tile. Some of them showed the tiles sitting in a holder similar to domino and scrabble tiles.

RE: How were these used?

Don't know, but I think they are very cool! I would have loved playing with those as a child!

RE: How were these used?

Here's a site (PDF) of an auction that describes cards that sound like yours. Unfortunately there's no picture, but there's a description including the size. I believe the number underneath is what's being asked for them.

Scroll down to No. 144

Here is a link that might be useful: Playing cards.

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