Auction 111, Lot 46

"Old Glory Puzzle", Smith & Hamilton

Subject: Puzzle - United States Flag

Period: 1897 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

12 x 8.5 inches
30.5 x 21.6 cm

This interesting 19th century game consists of a printed flag with 46 stars - representing 45 states and the District of Columbia. The object of the game is to move pegs from the striped field to the star field. There were 13 blue pegs representing the 13 original states, one white peg representing the District of Columbia, and 32 red pegs (missing 2) representing the other states. The rules of the game are printed on the inside top cover. Definitely a brain teaser!


Condition: B

Missing 2 pegs, otherwise complete. Original box with some cello tape on split edges and some stains on front cover.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/8/2005