Set99. Keystone. Golf. 32/50, incomplete. This set contains 32 golf views of the 50 card set. Views of Horton Smith (4), Willie Macfarlane (6), Gene Sarazen (3), Johnny Farrell (4), Bobby Cruickshank (1), Leo Diegel (3), MacDonald Smith (2), Larry Nabholtz (7), Billy Burke (1), plus an unidentified golfer in the #50 view titled “The Wrong Way to Finish a Stroke.” All views are different and are numbered at top center. Included are #11-21, 25-28, 30-31, 33, 35-41, 43-48, & 50. Views are in E condition, box has some wear and fraying, so G. A rare group of views. $500

Underwood & Underwood. Jerusalem. 27 views, consecutively numbered 9-35, as issued. This was issued as a subset of the Palestine set. With booklet Jerusalem Through the Stereoscope. Views and box VG, pamphlet is worn. $150

S218. Keystone. United States. 100/100, complete, sequentially numbered. Views are E, box is worn and flaked as shown. $350

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Set350. Stereo Travel. Ceylon. 100/100 complete, sequentially numbered. Box and views VG-E. $900

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Set379. Stereo Travel. The Netherlands. 100/100, complete, consecutively numbered. Top of box is intact but has splits at corners. Views are VG-E. $750

Set398. Keystone. Florida. 50/50 complete, consecutively numbered although one view, #13 has the printed #54 at top center rather than the #13. Views are VG-E, box is G with rubs. $325

Set401. Bay State Publishing Co., London & Boston. Rare group of 31 golf stereoviews by this scarce maker. All the views but one show Jerome  D. Travers. One view shows Edward Ray. Jerome Dunstan “Jerry” Travers (May 19, 1887 – March 29, 1951) was one of the leading amateur golfers of the early 20th century. He won the U.S. Amateur in 1907, 1908, 1912 and 1913, the New Jersey Amateur three times, and the Metropolitan Amateur (New York) five times. He was regarded as one of the finest match play golfers of his time and had a famous rivalry with Walter Travis. He won the 1915 U.S. Open. Edward Rivers J. “Ted” Ray (6 April 1877 – 26 August 1943) was a British professional golfer. He won two major championships, The Open Championship in 1912 and the U.S. Open in 1920, and contended in many others during the early years of the 20th century. Ray was also a maker of fine golf clubs and was an excellent billiards player. Some views have dirt, some have red stamp at top center “Picture Room.” One view has a creased left image with image lifting off card o/w G-VG. $350

Set410. Stereo-Travel Co. Japan. 100/100, complete, sequentially numbered. Views and box are VG-E. $850

Set419. Stereo-Travel Co. Panama. 100/100, complete, sequentially numbered. Views and box are VG-E. $950

Set429. Underwood & Underwood. Palestine. 99/100, consecutively numbered, missing #76. Box and views are VG. $275

Set431. Keystone. Holland. 50/50, complete, consecutively numbered. Views are E, box is a Tour of the World box, and has some wear and chips. VG. $275

Set437. Underwood & Underwood. India. 100/100, complete, consecutively numbered. With Book and Booklet with 10 maps in fine condition. Box shows a little wear, views are VG. $450

Set439. Underwood & Underwood. Palestine. 100/100, complete, consecutively numbered. Views and box are VG. $350

Set442. Stereo-Travel. Mexico. 100/100 complete, sequentially numbered. Views are VG, box is G with stain on top. $900

Set445. Keystone. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Centenary Exhibition and Pageant. 100/100, complete, sequentially numbered. Views are VG-E, box has chip at left top, so G. $1600

Set446. Stereo-Travel. Italy. 100/100, complete, sequentially numbered. Box has some wear, a split corner on cover; views are VG. $450

Set448. Underwood & Underwood. Norway. 100/100, complete, sequentially numbered. One view is hand numbered. Views are VG. Some fraying on one side of top of box. $425

Set449. Very rare boxed set titled “Stereoscopic Views of Springfield, Mass.” published by Milton Bradley & Co, Springfield. This is a 12 card set and the cards all have labels and titles on verso and are in excellent condition. The box is pretty good with some separating at the top side. In over 50 years of collecting and selling stereoviews I’ve never seen this set.

Milton Bradley Company  was an American board game manufacturer established by Milton Bradley in SpringfieldMassachusetts, in 1860. In 1920, it absorbed the game production of McLoughlin Brothers, formerly the largest game manufacturer in the United States. Since 1984, it has been a division of Hasbro.

Milton Bradley found success making board games. In 1860, Milton Bradley moved to Springfield, Massachusetts, and set up the state’s first color lithography shop. Its graphic design of Abraham Lincoln sold very well, until Lincoln grew his beard and rendered the likeness out-of-date.

Struggling to find a new way to use his lithography machine, Bradley visited his friend George Tapley. Tapley challenged him to a game, most likely an old English game. Bradley conceived the idea of making a purely American game. He created The Checkered Game of Life, which had players move along a track from Infancy to Happy Old Age, in which the point was to avoid Ruin and reach Happy Old Age. Squares were labeled with moral positions from honor and bravery to disgrace and ruin. Players used a spinner instead of dice because of the negative association with gambling.

By spring of 1861, over 45,000 copies of The Checkered Game of Life had been sold. Bradley became convinced board games were his company’s future.

When the American Civil War broke out in early 1861, Milton Bradley temporarily gave up making board games and tried to make new weaponry. However, upon seeing bored soldiers stationed in Springfield, Bradley began producing small games which the soldiers could play during their down time. These are regarded as the first travel games in the country. These games included chess, checkers, backgammon, dominoes, and “The Checkered Game of Life.” They were sold for one dollar a piece to soldiers and charitable organizations, which bought them in bulk to distribute. VG. $500

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