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If collecting airline and aviation memorabilia is your passion; this vintage leather 1960's American Airlines AstroJet Travel Game Kit Case is your ticket to ride with fun! This pocket sized travel game set, including chess, checkers, dice, and Astrojet playing cards is dated to 1964 when American Airlines introduced the Boeing 727 Astrojet Livery.

The face of the manufacturer tag reads, Play Kit, De Luxe, Genuine Leather, the backside of the tag reads Pocket size for your convenience, Pat. (Patent) Pending. Genuine Leather is also marked in gold lettering on the interior pocket face of the case. A highly collectible piece of vintage airlines/aviation memorabilia any collector would be proud to own.

I've never seen another one like it and it appears to be something you would have ordered from the American Airlines inflight magazine named American Way. This travel game set/kit would be a fine addition to any Aviation or Airlines memorabilia collection.

Pocket sized, it measures: 5 1/2" long x 4 1/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep.

All original pieces include:

American Airlines Astrojet boxed playing card deck complete with jokers - in mint condition.

Dice - three regular dice and two additional game dice excellent condition - in original plastic holders - yellowed with age but no cracks or chips.

Folding game board - fair condition, due to deterioration of the paper backing at the folded seams of the board. Fabric reinforcement tape would easily correct the issue if you would like to make this a working game kit.

Reversible chess checker game pieces - complete - some wear on chess side pieces (graphic print).

Sliding number game - while functional the number 12 is broken as show in photographs.

Leather Case - the original folding leather case, with snap closure, is functioning and sound. Naturally, as you would expect with a travel game set of this age the leather case shows wear. There is a red stain on the middle right hand side of the front leather please refer to the 5th photograph. The only restoration I have made is to clean and condition the leather to prevent further deterioration.

Additionally, there are nicks and bruises on the leather and wear and cracks on the edging. The interior lining is plastic and it in excellent to good condition with some small cracks in the areas where the case folds. Click on the zoom button for a closer look. I have additional high quality photographs, if you would like to make a more complete inspection, please contact me.

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Deb TheInspiredTrader

American Airlines Travel Game Kit - Aviation Memorabilia

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: leather, plastic, paper
  • Feedback: 125 reviews
  • Ships from Georgia, United States to select countries.
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