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Tiddlywinks Bibliography

© 1980-2012 Rick Tucker & Fred Shapiro.  All Rights Reserved.  Legal

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


Newspapers—Other Countries

Australia

The Age (Melbourne, Australia)

14 June 1958 Page 4,Column 8

"Tiddly Winks Gets Stablised"

  • The first Tiddly Winks Congress ended yesterday at Cambridge University. Delegates from the major universities agreed on a set of rules for all future tournaments. The first English tiddly winks association was also set up.
Digital copy

The Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)

20 May 1893 Page 2

Advertisement

  • T. L. MOOD'S ADVERTISEMENT.

    HAPPY HOMES AND WINTER EVENINGS.

    Just Received a Large Selection of
    GAMES FOR WINTER EVENINGS.
    Halma, Ludo, Tiddlewinks, Cup Spoof, Golf
    Spoof, Tennis Spoof, Ring Spoof, Croquet
    Spoof, Crosspatch, Etc., Etc., all at 1/6
    each. [...]
Digital copy (NATwA)

(Western Australian paper)

__ ~Mar 1959 Empress match (Winking World 4, Page 7)

Bahrain

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)

15 Dec 1984 Page 82 ("Tribute to Bahrain 1984") "Sport"/"A year of change" Photocopy (NATwA)

Canada

See Canadian Newspapers

Ireland

Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland)

24 Dec 1889 Tiddledy Winks listed in advertisement To be retrieved
11 Nov 1893 Page 2 Column 3 "BUSINESS CARDS"/"WINTER Evening Games; tiddledy winks, flipperty flop, lawn tennis, halma, sweet wedding bells, triplem, fairy snap, bicycle race, football match, 1s each; postage 3d. Wheatley, 2 Upper Sackville street. jo" Digital copy (NATwA)

Jordan

The Star (Amman, Jordan)

28 Jan 2006
  • Father and sons revel in competitive tiddlywinks.
  • By Lori Aratani
  • Dave "The Dragon" Lockwood has heard it all before. He has seen the smirks; he has heard the jokes. But as a former world champion, he has also basked in the glory of a sport that some describe as just the right mix of skill and intellect. And now he is passing that on to his children. Now competitive tiddlywinks has ... the Lockwoods. From his Silver Spring, Md., home--where tiddlywinks practice is wedged among homework assignments, soccer games and wrestling matches--Lockwood is grooming his own dynasty. Even as he hones his skills--hoping to recapture the No. 1 ranking he last held in 2001--Lockwood is busy schooling his children in the ways of the squidger. [...]
 

New Zealand

The Colonist (Nelson, New Zealand)

11 Nov 1902 Page 2 Column 7 Volume 46 Issue 10563

"REMARKS BY MR. SMITH."

  • Even such frivolous affairs as ping-pong, tiddly-winks -- I am doubtful of the spelling -- and many others we have been slavish in our imitation.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Evening Star (Christchurch, New Zealand)

3 Oct 1892

Page 3 Volume 44 Issue 81

Advertisement

  • WILL our kind and patient Patrons now call, as we have just landed (third shipment) a limited stock of that new and fascinating game, "Tiddledy Winks," also the new game "Cat and Mouse," to be had only at THE NOTED HIBERNIA, 67, Cuba-street.
Digital copy (NATwA)
22 Jun 1893 Page 1, Column 8, Issue 4677

Advertisement

  • Miscellaneous
  • ANNUAL Sale.—Flipperty Flop, new popular game, same as Tiddledywinks; Six-Handed Game for 1s, at Oakey's Variety Bazaar
Digital copy (NATwA)

Feilding Star (New Zealand)

29 Oct 1892

Page 2 Volume 14 Issue 56

"Local and General News"

  • Mr. Waugh is making a nice display of new novels, children's birthday and presentation books, parlour games, tiddledy winks, albums, birthday cards, toys etc, and invited a visit of inspection.
To be retrieved

Grey River Argus (New Zealand)

12 Jun 1902 (and other dates in 1902)

Page 4

Volume 57 Issue 10520

"JUST LANDED"

  • Ladies Bicycle fitted with the patent emergency tube, which is admitted as the greatest and most userful invention ever introduced in connection with the Bicycles; also the popular indoor games—Ping Pong, Ludo, Tiddledy Winks, Dargai, Klondike; also agent for F. Howell and Co's celebrated English pianos. Terms easy. Inspection invited. G. INGALL, Red House—ADVT.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Marlborough Express (New Zealand)

17 Jun 1892 Page 2 Volume 28 Issue 142

Advertisement

  • MISS CARD
    HAS received a New Supply of Fancy Goods and Toys, new Games, including Renersi [sic, should be Reversi], Naval Manœvres, TIddledy-Winks, &c. [...]
    MARKET STREET, NORTH.
To be retrieved

Nelson Evening Mail (New Zealand)

5 Jul 1894 (also 4 Jul 1894 and others) Page 3 Volume 28 Issue 155

Advertisement

  • NEW GAMES.—Immense variety, including Palmistry, Fortune Telling, Flirting, Tennis, Cricket, Football, Bogie Man, Chess, Halma, and Tiddledy Winks.

    OAKEY'S BAZAAR.
To be retrieved

Observer (New Zealand)

20 Jul 1907 Page 14 Column 3 Volume 27 Issue 44

Advertisement

  • WINTER FIRESIDE GAMES
    All at 1/6, and played with a board.
    Snakes and Ladders, Steeplechase, Hare and Tortoise, Hunt Cup, Lotto and Bowlette (Table Bowls).

    VARIOUS GAMES.
    Tiddledy Winks, 1/6; Word Making, 1/-; [...]

    WILDMAN AND AREY,
    BOOKSELLERS, STATIONERS, AND PROPRIETORS AUCKLAND PICTURE POST CARD SHOP, VICTORIA ARCADE, SHORTLAND ST., AUCKLAND.
To be retrieved

Otago Witness (New Zealand)

13 Jul 1893 Page 3 Column 1

Advertisement

  • JAQUES' GAMES.
    FOR WINTER EVENINGS
    AN Immense Variety—Halma, Snap, Tiddledywinks, Reversi, Kono, Pirouette. Of all the
    Leading Fancy Dealers Throughout the Colonies.
    Published by JAQUES and SON, LONDON.
    See that Goods Bear the Name or they are not Genuine.
Digital copy (NATwA)
7 May 1902 Page 50 Issue 2512

"A YEAR IN THE ORANGE FREE STATE BEFORE THE WAR."

  • To pass long evenings we used to play tiddlywinks together.
To be retrieved

The Star (Christchurch, New Zealand)

25 Jul 1893 Page 4

Advertisement

  • Miscellaneous

    ANNUAL Sale.—Flipperty Flop, new popular game, same as Tiddledywinks; Six-Handed Game for 1s, at Oakey's Variety Bazaar.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Timaru Herald (New Zealand)

21 Dec 1901 Page 4

"PING-PONG."

  • Even "Tiddlywinks" does not indicate a shallower degree of puerility and inanity.
Digital copy (NATwA)

Tuapeka Times (New Zealand)

12 May 1894 Page 1 Column 8 Volume 57 Issue 5963

Advertisement

  • WINTER GAMES.

    [...]
    Tiddledy Winks. ... ... 1s
    [...]
    T. WAGSTAFF,
    BOOKSELLER & STATIONER, TIMARU.
To be retrieved

Wanganui Herald (New Zealand)

2 Nov 1894 Page 4

Advertisement

  • GAMES. GAMES. GAMES.
    Tiddledywinks, Halma, Flirting Cricket, Flirting Football, Stanley's March, Reversi, Pagodah [,] Endless Chain Puzzle, etc.

    H. I. JONES AND SON,
    BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS, PRINTERS & BOOKBINDERS, WANGANUI.
To be retrieved

Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand)

3 Oct 1891 Supplement, Page 2 Column 2

Wit and Humor

  • "Bertie," said the Queen to the Prince, "you do gamble. I have proof. Here, sir, is a poker chip I found in your pocket." "Nonsense, ma," said the Prince. "I've been playing tiddledywinks with Battenberg's babies."
To be retrieved

Rhodesia

Salisbury (Rhodesia) Sunday Mail

9 Nov 1960 About game Kusiko (in women's column)

South Africa

The Star

15 Aug 2008 online

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Pravda (USSR)

~1950 Article referenced by magazine L’Officiel des Jeux et Jouets, 13 Apr 1950, No. 13, page 24.

United Kingdom

See UK Newspapers

United States

See US Newspapers

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