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This is a wonderful and uncommon vintage circa 1900 game of Jack Straws in its original wooden box with a sliding lid. Jackstraws or Jack Straws is a more lovely version of Pick-up Sticks, in which nifty little tools carved out of wood are thrown into a jumble. The players using a little hook have to remove individual pieces from the group without moving another piece.

These little antique wooden tools pieces are quite wonderful and include hand-cut rakes, hoes, ladders, cricket bats, saws and other tools.

There are 41 pieces present. We can only guess from the uneven number that a few might be missing--but if so, not many, since it's a pretty full box. The little metal hook is present as well.

The box's chromolith label shows a bunch of elves building a house. Interestingly, the label has been printed just silghtly "off register," i.e. the colors don't fall quite into the right spots, thus giving it a blurred effect. The box has signs of sear and use adn a few stains to the label.

In all, a beautiful antique game in superb condition!

Dimensions of box: 7.75" x 1" x 5.25"

This item will ship via USPS Priority mail. Since the price of shipping will vary according to your location, we will refund any amount over $1.00 that we have charged above the actual shipping cost to your region.

Antique Wooden Jack Straws Game in Original Box Vintage Toy Jackstraws


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: wood, metal
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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