Are These Used In A Game?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by TraceyB, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    I came across these items in my late father's belongings. I'm not sure if the dice go with the leather cups but they were all together. Approx 6 inches high and stamped Made in England on the base. Are the dice bone? Collectable at all?
    Many thanks.
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  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Pub dice. Shake 5 dice in the leather cup to determine who buys the next round. Think the dice are not bone, some sort of plastic perhaps.
     
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  3. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

  4. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    Are they still used today?
     
  5. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Yes. Think yours are nice, people do collect pub stuff, cribbage boards etc.
     
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  6. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    Wow!!! I never realised. Do you think mine may have some age to them? Shouting drinks in Aussie pubs isn't quite so civilised
     
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  7. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Many, many moons ago, in my fading youth, I played my fair share of bar games with a leather cup & dice. . .please believe me it is rarely civilized! You don't just roll the dice quietly on the bar, you slam the cup, you yell & curse, you spill drinks, etc. until you are drunk as a skunk. :hungover::hungover::hungover:

    Here are just a few 'bar games' that can be played: https://pubcrawltonight.com/fun-dice-drinking-games/

    Judging from the dice I'd say yours might have some age but would expect more wear on the cup lip if it was used very long or hard. The matching dice with name Dewar might make this set more desirable. My guess would be mid-1900s. The unevenness of the stitching on the bottom suggests hand-sewn.
     
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  8. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    Oh, how I would love to have witnessed that!! Do you think they would have played those games in officers messes?
     
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  9. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, I don't know if officers would be allowed to be as crass as local "bar flies".

    Dice bar games never played in "upper crust" establishments.
     
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  10. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    I've got a shove ha'penny game. :)
    My English grandfather taught my siblings and I how to play on a board he'd made himself in the early 1970s. Unfortunately, no one in the family knows what happened to it. It took me a while but I finally found one online. We often take it out during holiday celebrations for some nostalgic fun.
     
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  11. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

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