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Item/Description: Vintage 1942 Lowe’s pocket-sized BINGO game set in portable carrying storage case, from Bookshelf of Games Series, Vol. 522. Set is virtually complete, missing only seven (7) of the original one hundred fifty (150) markers.
***Set includes/consists of:
*The original snap-closure “bookshelf” storage carrying case, which is cleverly designed to resemble a book that conveniently slides onto a bookshelf/bookcase, with a “binding” that reads “BINGO Vol. 522 E. S. Lowe”
*The original spinner
*The original “Master Board”
**The original ten (10) heavyweight BINGO playing cards
*One hundred forty-three (143) of the original one hundred fifty (150) markers[seven/7 markers are missing]
***Instructions are contained on back side of “Master Board”
***So compact were these pocket-sized “Bookshelf of Games Series” sets, and so popular was the game of BINGO back in the day, that these were marketed to the World War II-era patriotic public as “Perfect Gifts For the Men in Service.”
Age/Period: Vintage - 1942 (1940s World War II/WWII-era)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin:
*BINGO cards are marked “Pocket-Size Adult Games - The Bookshelf of Games - Made in U.S.A.”
*”Master Board” card is marked “Lowe’s Pocket-Size BINGO - E. S. Lowe Company, Inc., 27 West 20thStreet, New York, N.Y. - Made in U.S.A. - ‘For those who know LOWE it’s games by Lowe”
*Storage case is of a grained/grainy material over board (?vinyl or ?leather)
*BINGO cards are heavy-duty paper boards
*Spinner is made of cardboard
*Master Board is sturdy foldout paper
*Markers are wooden
*Black storage case measures 6"H x 5 1/4"W x 1 1/4" Thick
*Orange & white BINGO cards measure 5 ½”H x 4 ½”W
*Spinner dial card measures 5 3/4"H x 5"W
*Blue-green “Master Board” folding/foldout card measures 15 ½"H x 4 1/4"W
*Red markers/playing pieces measure ½" in Diameter
Quantity: One (1) boxed set containing one (1) snap-closure black storage carrying case; ten (10) BINGO game cards; one (1) spinner; one hundred & forty-three (143) BINGO markers playing pieces; and one (1) “Master Board”
*Storage case is overall in good condition. Snap closure fastens securely. Mitigating condition factors are a bit of edge wear/rubbing, and the flap-section to the top snap closure, though presently fully attached and exhibiting no tears, feels a bit loose.
*Spinner is completely intact. Mitigating condition factors are one tiny paper rub on the top side, along with a modicum of side and edge wear/rubbing. The initials R.N. are present on one of the sides.
*”Master Board” foldout card is in pristine, like new condition!
*ALL ten (10) game cards are in mint condition!
*Wooden markers are all in perfect condition! Being noted for purposes of complete accuracy, seven (7) of the original one hundred fifty (150) markers are missing.