234
234
Monopoly
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
234
Monopoly
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Malcolm Forbes Toy Collection

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New York

Monopoly
A complete game-set, handmade by Charles Darrow in Philadelphia in 1933, containing more than 270 pieces, including the manuscript playing-cloth, pen-and-ink and gouache on off-white oilcloth (25 7/8 x 26 3/8 in.); the carbon typescript rules-sheet; and the playing-cards and -pieces (typescript deeds, typescript draw-cards, hotels and houses, bank-notes, and chips. Framed and displayed in a lucite case.
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Provenance

Sold at Sotheby's New York, 1 November 1993, lot 165

Catalogue Note

One of the earliest Monopoly game-sets handmade by Charles Darrow, and the second-earliest Darrow set known to survive, preceded only by the celebrated circular set used by his own family (see lot 232). The rules-sheet with the present set includes Darrow's name, address, and telephone number at the foot, indicating that this set was made for sale.

The Malcolm Forbes Toy Collection

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New York