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Civil War Era Bone Dice (Pair 1 of 2) - 1800s Victorian - Authentic Handmade Antique

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The soldiers in a typical civil war camp played a variety of games to pass time. Cards, dominoes, chess, and dice games were all common activities played by the men on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. These period dice were made from animal bone and are a great example of a pair of dice that would have been carried by the troops. They are smaller, travel size dice that are slightly irregular in shape (as are almost all of the handmade dice of this era).

While I love seeing my old treasures get a second life in today's world, I might think twice before putting money on any game involving these non-regulation dice. However, these dice would make a great addition to any Civil War or Victorian era collection and would be a great period piece to break out around the campfire during the next reenactment.

Please review the pictures regarding the condition of these pieces. The dice are in good condition overall with only a few minor nicks and natural grain/discoloration from variations in the bone used to construct them. The dots used to designate the numbered side of each die are not always centered but the irregularity of these dice only add to their character as authentic handmade pieces from the period. These are a very fine example of a dice pair from the era and they would make a great addition to any collection.

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**The half dollar in the pictures is not included as part of this auction. It is shown for size comparison purposes only.

Civil War Era Bone Dice (Pair 1 of 2) - 1800s Victorian - Authentic Handmade Antique


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: bone
  • Only ships to United States from Florida, United States.
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