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Thursday, 6 January 2011

Boys Toys!

First of all, Happy New Year and best wishes for 2011!
Antique games and toys are something that we always have in stock, but items considered 'boys toys' are without doubt the most popular! Billiards tables, croquet sets and bagatelle tables are especially popular with men and are a good choice for an interesting and 'one off' antique that can be used and admired at the same time.

There's an Edwardian Oak Snooker or Billiard scoreboard in stock at the moment that is quite interesting. It is made by Burroughes and Watts, who are one of the oldest, most prestigious and best known names in billiards, snooker and now pool. Originally founded in London in 1835, they have a long history as a leading manufacturer of billiards tables, cues and accessories. 
This scoreboard is in full working condition, with the makers name displayed clearly along the top edge. For someone with a snooker room or an interest in the history of the game, this is the perfect grown up 'boys toy'!
Post by Graham Smith Antiques, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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