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Contraband : card game.

London : Castell Brothers Ltd., [1950s?]
Physical Description:
1 game (54 cards, 200 sheets of play money, rules booklet) ; in box 10 x 13 x 2 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .C66 1950 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Cards have illustrations of various goods: brandy, whisky, perfume, nylons, camera, watch, diamond necklace, ruritanian crown jewels, diplomatic bag, etc.
Title from box top. Imprint from page [12] of rules booklet.
"The object of the game: Is to smuggle contraband through the customs, by avoiding payment of duty on articles of luggage represented by the cards. The game: is played by 3 or more players, and comprises a pack of 54 cards, and £10,000 'Pepys currency' token money. The cards comprise 7 sets of four cards, each set depicting an article liable to customs duty; 24 cards, each of a similar design, representing articles not liable to duty; and 2 special cards, the use of which is explained in paragraphs 8 and 9. ..."--Rules booklet, pages 2-3. One player takes on the role of customs agent while the others are all travelers, who truthfully or falsely declare items in their luggage.
Subject Terms:
Card games -- Specimens -- Great Britain.
Smuggling -- Great Britain -- Games.
Tariff -- Great Britain -- Games.
Playing cards.
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Castell Brothers (Firm : London, England), publisher.

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