Celluloid Game Items

Celluloid Checkers

Celluloid Game Items – Celluloid Checkers

Checkers has ancient roots that date back to 3000 B.C. The original game used a different board, number of pieces and rules. About 1100 A.D. a Frenchman developed the game to be used on a chess board and expanded the pieces to twelve. Over the years the game has retained its popularity and by the late 1800s the pieces were made of Celluloid.

These “Ivory Checkers” were actually made of Celluloid and patented in 1884. Celluloid Checkers For Sale


Celluloid Game Items - Celluloid Game Counters

Celluloid Game Items – Game Counters

Celluloid game counters or game markers were used in card games like Whist. Whist is a classic trick taking card game that was very popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Celluloid game counters were used to count points and games won. Celluloid Game Counters For Sale


Celluloid Game Items - Celluloid Baseball Game Counters

Celluloid Baseball Game Counters

Celluloid Baseball strike, ball and out counters like this one was also used in the late 1800s and early 1900s by umpires and fans alike. Made by Macgregot Goldsmith in Cincinnati, Ohio. Celluloid Baseball Game Counters For Sale


Celluloid Dominoes

Celluloid Game Items – Celluloid Dominoes

Dominoes is a game played with rectangular tiles that over the years were made of many different types of materials including Celluloid. A domino set is a generic game similar to playing with cards or dice. Modern dominoes first appeared in Italy during the 1800s. Dominoes are traditionally made of bone, ivory or wood. Celluloid was used starting in the early 1900s. Celluloid Dominoes For Sale


Celluloid Dice

Celluloid Game Items – Celluloid Dice

Dice were originally made from the knucklebones of hoofed animals leading to the nickname “bones”. Besides knucklebone, material such as wood, ivory and Celluloid have been used to make dice. Dice 1,000s of year old have been found by archeologist. Celluloid Dice For Sale


Celluloid Poker Dice

Celluloid Game Items – Celluloid Poker Dice

Poker Dice are similar to dice except they have playing cards upon them. Usually the Ace, King, Queen, ten and nine are used to form the poker hand. Celluloid has been used to make poker dice since the late 1800s. These poker dice are patented July 19, 1881. Celluloid Poker Dice For Sale


Celluloid Gambling Chips

Celluloid Game Items – Celluloid Gambling Chips

In the 1800s saloons and gaming houses created gambling chips out of bone, ivory and clay. When Celluloid was introduced in the 1870s it was only natural that chips would be made of Celluloid. Some were plain but others were very ornate. Here we have a beautiful 1905 oak grain leather gambling chips case with silk lining and celluloid chips. Celluloid Gambling Chips For Sale