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Tiddlywinks Bibliography

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The Tiddlywinks Bibliography is a compendium of all substantive and obscure citations to the game of tiddlywinks in all available resources:  newspapers, magazines, books, government records, images, audio, video, websites, etc.  In other words, if the game of tiddlywinks was mentioned either briefly or in detail, it should be in the Tiddlywinks Bibliography.

Introduction · Newspapers · Schools · Magazines · Books · Letters etc.· Diaries and Narratives · Photographs · Video/Audio · Comics · Visual Art · Tiddlywinks Publications · Equipment · Patents · Trademarks · Copyrights · Legal Cases · Miscellaneous · Museums & Collections


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Catalogues and Antique Prices

1997 Bill Alexander and Anne D. Williams. The game catalog: U.S. games through 1950. American Game Collectors Association. © 1997. Sixth edition Original (NATwA)
1997 Bill Alexander and Anne D. Williams. The game catalog: U.S. games through 1950. American Game Collectors Association. Seventh edition (November 1997)
1921 American Wholesale Corp. catalogue. Jan 1921. Page 139. 96c to $3.
1987 Catherine Murphy and Kyle Husfloen. The antique trader: antiques and collectibles price guide, 4th edition. © 1987. Pages 439, 446 (Mumbly Peg)
1991 Kyle Husfleon, Antique trader, 12th edition, © 1991, 1992 prices, Babka Publishing Co.; page 468 (Parker Brothers) <t>
1907 Army and Navy cooperative society store catalogues (of 1907). Pages 1033, 1035. (Reprinted by Frederick A. Praeger Inc. in 1969 as The very best English goods. Also in Yesterday's shopping.)  
1900-01 Milton Bradley catalogue. 1900-1 (see McClinton, Antiques of American childhood.)
1910 Milton Bradley catalogue. 1910. Excerpt
1940 Milton Bradley catalogue. 1940. Page 33 Excerpt
1950 Milton Bradley catalogue. 1950. Number 90. Excerpt
1954 Milton Bradley catalogue. Senior combination board directions. 1954. Page 14 Excerpt
1895 Butler Brothers. Our drummer. 1895 (see Schroeder)
1914 Butler Brothers. Our drummer. 1914 (see Schroeder)
1939

Butler Brothers. Our drummer. Sep 1939.

  • Page 51. Tiddledy winks and Snap Tennis
1939 Butler Brothers. Our drummer. Winter & Holiday 1939. Page 59. Tiddledy winks and Snap Tennis
1993 Roger Case and Tom Hamnel. Toys & Prices. 1994. Krause Publications © 1993. (p299: Donald Duck Tiddley Winks c1950, $6, $10, $15; p217: Pan Cake Tiddly Winks, Russel Mfg. Co. c1920, $55, $90, $145; p322 picture of Parker tiddledy winks with girl c1910.; p328: Tiddle Winks, Doremus Schoen & Co. (no year), $15, $25, $40; p328: Tiddley Winks Game, Wilder Mfg . Co. c1920, $40, $65, $104)
1985 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. A consumers guide for selecting toys - Which toy for which child ages six through twelve. Pub. No. 286, produced in 1985 by Dr. Barbara Goodson and Dr. Martha Bronson, under contract to CPSC. Page 10 ("Older School Age 9, 10, 11, and 12 Years", "Physical", "enjoys dexterity games pick-up sticks, marbles, jacks, darts, ring toss, tiddlywinks")
1995

Mark Cooper, M.D. (with Douglas Congon-Martin). Baseball games. Home versions of the national pastime 1860s-1960s. © 1995. Schiffer Publishing Ltd, Atglen PA.

  • Page 102: Winko Baseball, 1945, a "tiddledy-wink"-type game. The plastic disc is flipped by the bat from a felt covered home plate. Where it lands on the board determines the play. Milton Bradley 19"x16". From the Cooper collection.
    Value A-B ($50-$300)
Original (NATwA)
1991 Lee Dennis. Warman's Antique American Games, 1840-1940, Wallace-Homestead, ©1986, 1991. Pages 15, 22, 29 (Parlor Quoits), 33 (Mumbly Peg), 58 (two), 59, 91, 92, 96, Plate 4 (between 96 & 97), 124, 130 (quoits), 145, 165, 170, 171, 173

Important

Original (NATwA)

1892-93 T. Eaton Co. (Timothy Eaton) (Toronto). Fall and winter catalogue 1892­3. Page 67 See Glazebrook for reprints of pages
1908 T. Eaton Co. (Timothy Eaton) (Winnipeg). Christmas catalogue. 1908. Page 19. Illustration. See Glazebrook for reprints of pages
1918-19 T. Eaton Co. (Timothy Eaton) (Toronto). Fall and winter catalogue 1918­9. Page 520. Illustration. See Glazebrook for reprints of pages
1913

A. W. Gamage Ltd. Gamage's Christmas bazaar 1913.

  • Gamages of Holborn. Benetfinks of Cheapside
  • Page 208 with illustration of box and contents: Star Tidley winks
    Price 1/9 post 3d
    J. W. S. & S. [J. W. Spear & Son]
  • Page 212 with illustration of box and contents: Tiddledy Winks Ten Pins [Parker Brothers]
    Tiddley Wink ten pins.
    Price 9d. Postage 3d.
  • Page 212 with illustration of box and contents: Tidley Winks
    J. W. S. & S. [John W. Spear & Sons],
    With Bone Counters, 4½d. and 6d. set. With Vegetable Ivory Counters, 6d., 1/10½d. Post 3d.
  • Page 219 with box illustration: Ball Tidleywinks
    The Chad Valley Games
    A most fascinating game for an evening party in which the coloured balls have to be knocked off the wire stands into the box. Price 9d., 1/9 and 3/6. Post 3d. and 4d.
  • Page 222 with box illustration: Tiddledy-Winks at Sea
    Published by J. Jaques & Son
    The Old Game of Tiddley Winks made very ionteresting with the Model of a Battleship. The scoring being taken from the different part [sic] on which the shots land.
    Price 9d. & 2/- Post 3d.
  • Page 222 with illustration of box and contents: Tiddledy Winks
    J.W.S.&S. [J. W. Spear & Son]
    Edition de Luxe Tiddley Winks,
    Enamelled cup and vegetable ivory counters ..
    Post 3d.
Photocopy
1969 George P. de T. Glazebrook, editor. A shopper's view of Canada's past; pages from Eaton's catalogues 1886­1930. ©1969. Pages 15, 128, 205
1996

Hake's Price guide to Character Toy Premiums, No. 1, © 1996. Gemstone Publishing.

  • Page 515: General Mills "Trix TRX-1.  Tiddly Wink Miniature Plastic Game c. 1960s.  Lidded container holding small dexterity game featuring disks picturing Trix Rabbit.  $8 $15 $20" (good, fine, near mint) illustratedß
1995

Bud Hastin's New 14th edition 26th Anniversary Avon Products & California Perfume Company & Collector's encyclopedia. © 1995.

  • Page 449: Kanga Winks. 1971-72. 7" high yellow & orange plastic bottle with pink hat, holds 8 oz. Of bubble bath. Box also holds black plastic target and package of 16 plastic chips for tiddlywinks. OSP $4 CMV $4 complete set $1 Kangaroo only, $6, set MB
 

Marget K. Hofer, New-York Historical Society, Liman Collection. The games we played: the golden age of board & table games

1892 E. I. Horsman [Jr.]. 1892 catalogue. In Herb Siegel's collection.
1983 House of Collectibles. The 1983 official guide to prices of antiques and other collectibles, 3rd edition. © 1982. Page 339
1983 Thomas E. Hudgeons III, editor. 1984. © 1983. Page 378
1983 Thomas E. Hudgeons III, editor (House of Collectibles). The official 1984 price guide to collectible toys. 1st edition, © 1983. Page 262
1984 Sharon & Bob Huxford, editors. Schroeder's antiques price guide. 2nd edition, © 1984.
1992 Schroeder's antiques price guide, 10th edition, © 1992. Page 242 ["Walt Disney Tiddley-Winks, 1963, NM {near mint} 27.50"]
1993 Sharon & Bob Huxford, editors. Schroeder's antiques price guide, 11th edition, © 1993. Collector Books (Schroeder Publishing), Paducah KY. Page 239 ["Tiddly winks, Milton Bradley , 1932, $15]
1996 Schroeder's, 1996. Page 226 ("Tiddle Tennis Ex $35"). Page 227 ("Mickey Mouse tiddly winks, Chad Valley, NMID $275")
1998 Schroeder's. 16th edition. © 1998.  Collector Books.  Page 222 ("Tiddley Winks, Transogram, 1939, EX in VG box $24.00")
1891

Jordan, Marsh and company. Jordan, Marsh illustrated catalog of 1891. Reprinted in 1991. Philadelphia: Athenaeum of Philadelphia. New York: Dover Publications.

  • Page 92
1979 William C. Ketchum Jr. The catalog of American collectibles. © 1979. Page 298
1969

Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel. The [Kovel's] complete antiques price list. 2nd edition. ©1969.

  • Page 473: TOY, TIDDLEDYWINKS, PARKER BROTHERS, 1897 ... 5.00
Transcript
1976

Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel. The [Kovel's] complete antiques price list. 9th edition. ©1976.

  • Page 217: Game, Tiddly-Winks, Wooden Cup & Box 12.00
Transcript
1977-78

Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel. The [Kovel's] complete antiques price list. 10th edition. 1977­78. Library of Congress number NK1125.K64.

  • Page 226: Game, tiddlywinks, J.W. & S. Bavaria China cup 16.00
    Game, tiddlywinks, Marchine-Turned Wooden cup, boxed 12.00
Transcript
1978 Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel. The [Kovel's] complete antiques price list. 11th edition. 1978. Page 694.
1979

Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel. The [Kovel's] complete antiques price list. 12th edition. © 1979.

  • Page 211: Game, Tiddley Winks, Cobalt Blue Glass, J. Pressman 3.50
    Game, Tiddly Winks, dated 1890 8.00
  • Page 647: Toy, Tiddley Winks, J. Pressman, Cobalt Blue Glass 3.50
Transcript
1981

Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel. The [Kovel's] complete antiques price list. 14th edition. © 1981.

  • Page 238: Pitchem Winks
1982 Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel. The [Kovel's] complete antiques price list. 15th edition. © 1982. Page 276
1983 Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel. The [Kovel's] complete antiques price list. 16th edition. © 1983. Page 275
1991

Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel. The [Kovel's] complete antiques price list. 24th edition. 1992, © 1991.

  • Page 347: Little Kittens Tiddlywinks by Spears
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1996

Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel. The [Kovel's] complete antiques price list. 28th edition. © 1996.

  • Page 356: tiddlywinks, 1932, $18
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1998

Ralph M. and Terry H. Kovel. The [Kovel's] complete antiques price list. 30th edition. © 1998

  • Page 359: Dennis the Menace Tiddlywinks, Whitman, $35.00

  • Page 364: Tiddlywinks, Huckle Berry Hound, 1960, $23.00
1913 Kresge's Katalog 5c and 10c; merchandise. Page 92. Random House. Reprint of 1913 catalogue.
1992

David Longest. Toys: antique and collectible. Collector Books (Schroeder Publishing), Paducah KY. ©1990 (values updated 1992).

  • Pages 132: Blinkey Blinx Tiddley Winks Game, 1929, $30-$65
  • Page 134: Fiddle (sic) Tennis, manufactured by Schoenhut, 1938, $25-$50
  • Page 134: Donald Duck Tiddley Winks Game, boxed, 1950s, $10-$20
  • Page 137: Ludwig von Drake Tiddley Winks, Disney, Whitman, 1960s, $10-$20
1994

David Longest. Antique and collectible toys 1870-1950. © 1994.

  • Page 87: Milton Bradley 4287 Tiddledy-Winks [with MB logo in circle with center line] $50-100 [Box is square, girl at left, boy at right, dog at top, cat at bottom]
  David Longest. @@@ [~~ "McLoughlin Game of Basket Ball, $60-900, very rare"]
1979 Grace McFarland. The official price guide to antiques and other collectibles. © 1979. Pages 154­155
1982 Make it rich 1982 price guide/antiques and flea markets. © 1982. Page 123
1993 Roderick A. Malloy. Malloy's Sports Collectibles Value Guide. © 1993 Attic Books (Wallace-Homestead). ISBN 0-915018-48-9. Pages 154 ("Tiddle Flip Baseball" by Modern Craft Ind., 1949, 25.00), 155 ("Winko Baseball" by Milton Bradley, 60.00), 160 ("Tiddley Golf Game" by Milton Bradley, 1928, 100.00)  
1994 Jack Mathew. Toys go to war. © 1994, Pictorial History Publications. Page 82 (black & white photo of Corey Games' Tiddly Winks Barrage, "A number of toy makers including Corey Games, producer of Tiddly Winks Barrage, and Samuel Lowe Co. marketed games that were versions of tiddly winks. The games sold for about 29 cents.")
  A. C. McClurg & Company. Illustrated Holiday Catalogue 1891. Page 383 (A.W.P., "GAME OF TIDDLEDY WINKS" illustration plus 7 or more editions for sale.) Digital copy
1905 McLoughlin Brothers. McLoughlin's Christmas annual. 1905. Page 130  
  Robert W. Miller, Flea Market Price Guide. 5th edition, ©1984. Page 153 ("Tiddly Winks, all pieces $4-$8)
1984 Alice L. Muncaster & Ellen Yanow. The cat made me buy it!. ©1984. Crown Publishers, New York. [HF5827.M86; ISBN 0-517-55338-4]. Pages 22 (color photo of ~1930 J. W. Spear and Son set: LITTLE KITTENS TIDLEY WINK GAME box top, target of two cats with mouths open), 23. Original (NATwA)
1986 Alice L. Muncaster & Ellen Yanow Sawyer. The cat sold it. ©1986. Crown Publishers, New York. [HF5827.M87; ISBN 0-517-56303-7]. Pages 10, 11 (color photo of 1892 McLoughlin Brothers set #7748: COMBINATION TIDDLEDY WINKS with two cats on box cover. Original (NATwA)
1990 Alice L. Muncaster & Ellen Sawyer. The dog made me buy it!. ©1990. Crown Publishers, New York. [HI-5827.M873; ISBN 0-517-57453-5] Page 76 (color photo of ~1920s Parker Brothers set #42: Playmates TIDDLEDY WINKS with girl rolling hoop, boy with schoolbooks, and dog. Original (NATwA)
1897 Parker Brothers. Illustrated Catalogue of Games. 1897. Sets numbered 35, 50, 34, 33a, 33, 32, 43, 80, 38, 29, 29a, 29b; 14 (Hop Scotch Tiddledy Winks), 16 (Progressive Tiddledy Winks) Photocopy
1949-50 Parker games 1949­1950. Excerpt
1991 Allan Petretti, Petretti's Coca Cola collectibles price guide. Nostalgia Publications, Hackensack NJ. ©1991. Page 219 (photo of Milton Bradley set Winko Baseball)

9th edition, © 1994. Nostalgia Publications, Hackensack NJ and Wallace-Homestead, Radnor PA. Page 273 ("Winko Baseball $165" with black & white photo)

10th edition © 1997.  Antique Trader Books.   Page 334 ("GAMES Milton Bradley 1940s-50s PTY120.BS0  Winko Baseball $225" illustrated.  Small box has "Complements of the Coca Cola Company"and Coke bottle on right.)

 
1991 Harry L. Rinker, Collector's guide to toys, games, and puzzles. Wallace-Homestead Book Co., Radnor PA. ©1991. Page 135 (photo of IB&W set TIDDLEDY WINKS The New Merry Game)  
1995

Harry Rinker. Warman's antiques & their prices. 1995

  • Page 321: Hop Scotch Tiddledy Winks, Parker Brothers, 1891, 10¼ x 6¾, 1 cup, 20 winks, 2 felt pads, 1 hopscotch court, advertising leaflet, rules leaflet, $60
1979 Steve Quertermous. Fleas market trader II. 2nd edition, © 1979. Page 140  
1971 Joseph J. Schroeder Jr., editor. The wonderful world of toys, games & dolls. ©1971. [GV1200.S3]. Pages 99 (Butler Brothers (three): 2 Tiddledy Winks and Hop Scotch Tiddledy Winks), 188 (Butler Brothers: Ring the Pin), 230 (Sears (two): Tiddledy Winks & set of three discontinued games), 231 (Sears: Grasshopper Tennis) Photocopy
1996 Schroeder. 1996. Pages 226 (Tiddle Tennis, O. Schoenhut, Ex., $35), 227 (Mickey Mouse tiddly winks, Chad Valley Games, NMIB, $275)
1997

Schroeder's collectible toys antique to modern price guide. 3rd edition © 1997. Collector Books.

  • Page 229 with black & white photo: Barnyard Tiddledy Winks, Parker Brothers, 1930, complete, MIB from $50 to $95)
  • Page 231: Dennis the Menace Tiddlywinks EX, V1, $20
  • Page 233: Improved Game of Tiddlywinks (sic) McLoughlin Bros., 1890, complete, EX (EX box), A $50
  • Page 236: Popeye's Game, Parker Brothers, 1948, missing few tiddlywinks, NM (EX box) A $200)
1998

Schroeder's collectible toys antique to modern price guide. 4rd edition © 1998. Edited by Sharon & Bob Huxford, Collector Books.

  • Page 251: Mickey Mouse Tidleywinks, Chad Valley, 1935, EXIB, A... $425.00
  • Page 254 (illustration): Tiddly Winks Barrage Game, Corey Games, World War II, EX (EX box) F3, $125.00
1912 F. A.O. Schwarz. Christmas review 1912 catalogue Excerpt
1952 F. A.O. Schwarz. Christmas catalogue 1952 Excerpt
1896

Sears, Roebuck & Co. Consumer's guide. Spring 1896. Number 102.

  • Page 325 with descriptive text ("winks", "pot")
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1896-97 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Consumer's guide. Fall & Winter 1896-7. Number 103. Same content as Number 102 <t>
1897

Sears, Roebuck & Co. Consumer's guide. Fall 1897. Number 105.

  • Page 716 has a tiddlywinks illustration
<t>
1898 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Consumer's guide. Spring 1898. Number 106. Page 331. Same content as Number 105 <t>
1898 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Consumer's guide. Fall 1898. Number 107. Page 338. Same content as Number 105 <t>
1900

Sears, Roebuck & Co. Consumer's guide. Fall 1900. Number 110. (Note that catalogue number 110 is also used to identify another, different catalogue.)

  • Page 643 has 3 illustrations including: Ring-A-Peg
<t>
1901 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Consumer's guide. Fall 1901. Number 111. Same content as Number 110. (Note that catalogue number 111 is also used to identify another, different catalogue.) <t>
1919 Sears general catalogue. 1919. See Schroeder.
1927 Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogue. Fall and Winter 1927. Page 577 (two, including Pitchem winks). Abridged in 1970 reprint.
2008 Sotheby's, Pictures from the collection of Sir David and Lady Scott. 2008. Pages 72-75 (images and description of the painting, Tiddley Winks, by William Somerville Shanks)
1998 Rick Tucker. The game catalog: U.S. games through 1950. Eighth edition (1998), Many pages. Original (NATwA)
  Rick Tucker. The game catalog. Online edition (gamecatalog.org).
1984 Wallace­Homestead price guide to antiques. 10th edition, © 1984. Page 213 ($14­19)
1894-95 Montgomery Ward & company catalogue and buyer's guide. Fall and Winter 1894­95. Page 233
1895 Montgomery Ward & company catalogue and buyer's guide. #57, Spring and Summer 1895. Reprinted © 1969­Dover. Page 236 (five versions)
1922 Montgomery Ward catalogue. 1922, reprinted 1969 by Hal L. Cohen. Page 418 (19c semi­transparent winks)
  Edwin G. Warman. Warman's 13th antiques & their prices. Page 305
1977 Edwin G. Warman. Warman's 14th antiques & their prices. 1977. Page 370
1978

P. S. Warman. Warman's 15th antiques & their prices. 1978.

  • Page 345 with a game © 1890 listed for $20
1996

Stuart W. Wells III and Alex G. Malloy. Comics collectibles and their values. © 1996. Wallace-Homestead, Radnor PA.

  • Page 236: Popeye's Game: Tiddly Winks type (Parker Bros.) $225"
    Popeye Ring Toss (Rosebud Art 1937) $75")

  • Page 238: Popeye's Game, tiddly winks-type game Parker Brothers 1948 $135
1992 Bruce Whitehill. Games: American boxed games and their makers, 1822-1992, with values. [GV1312.W48]. ©1992. Pages 31, 33, Plates 2 and 7 after page 38, 61, 62, 66 (FLIP IT), 73, 76, 79, 89 (two), 93, 95, 100 (two), 120, 121 (two), 125, 125, 126, 127, 143, 152, 157 (two), 167, 168 (two), 169 (two), 171 (two), 172 (two), back cover.

Important

Original (NATwA)

1994

Helen and Al Wilson. Wilson's Coca-Cola price guide. © 1994. Schiffer Publishing Ltd, Atglen PA.

  • Page 151 with black & white photo: 1940s Winko Baseball board game, M.I.B. $300
 
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