The Ballam Collection

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The Ballam Collection


NameThe Ballam Collection
DescriptionRichard Ballam's collection of mainly British manufactured games toys and puzzles. Noteable for games 1750-1950, but not attemping to be comprehensive for “linen back” games (for better information see the Website or card games. It includes related items which are not games, particularly an important collection of Dissected Puzzles (jigsaw type) by the game makers and a similar collection of educational toys and children’s books of the same period. Most of the printed items from the collections have been added to the John Johnson collection of ephemera at the Bodleian and are being added to the catalogue there, where they are accessible and are being used by the University History Faculty.
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