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YANKEE PEDLER, YE PECULIAR GAME OF YE, 1880S
Geo. S. Parker & Co., Salem, MA.
15/? merchandise cards, peach backs, 60?/ "Farm goods cards, backs matching various colors of faces.
From George Parker before his brothers joined him, a simple market game based on rural barter.


"AUCTIONEER," OR GOING! GOING! GONE!, early 1900s?
Publisher unknown
40/40 commodities cards, plain, 86/? coin cards, plain, wooden mallet, instructions
Players try to own matching pairs of commodities by bidding on items while knowing only how many legs they have!


AUCTION, THE GAME OF, ©1893
Parker Bros., Salem, MA.
16/? commodities cards, plain yellow, 57/? "money" cards, plain white, equals sign (possibly not part of game)
The cover art looks uncommonly "modern" for games of this period; one of a number of "market" games popular from the late 1800s