hist-games: FW: Cribbage

Trevor G James trevor.james at virgin.net
Sat Jul 1 16:55:36 PDT 2000

James Masters - Personal wrote:
> This is an odd Cribbage board.  Anyone have any idea what it's for?
> thanks,
> James Masters
> Masters Traditional Games
> Kew
> England
> http://www.mastersgames.com
> http://web.ukonline.co.uk/james.masters/TraditionalGames
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Malcolm Hutt [mailto:malcolm.hutt at ic24.net]
> Sent: 26 June 2000 20:44
> To: james.masters at ukonline.co.uk
> Subject: Cribbage
> James,
> Please could you offer any help with my unusual crib board (at least I
> assume that it's a crib board!)?  It has eight strange buttons/ slides
> on one side of it; five wide slides and three narrow slides.  I have
> been trying to determine what they could be for but without success.
> Having recently visited your web site, I wondered if you might know
> what they are, or suggest where I might be able to find out.  It would
> appear to be a 'travel board' and only measures approximately 170mm by
> 80mm.  Please see the attached photographs for further details.
> Best Regards,
> Malcolm Hutt

Dear James/Malcolm,

A bit difficult without knowing the size but, as the phrase 'travel
board' is used, it appears to be a combination of cribbage board and
whist marker.

Trevor (York,UK)

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