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241733 - Benjamin Milne - 24 May 1870 - Bezique box
 
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241733 - Benjamin Milne - 24 May 1870 - Bezique box

Annotation
Class 4. Bezique Box. Proprietor Benjamin Milne, 134 Fleet Street, London IV [in pencil] The ornamental shape of the box alone is registered and not the ornament upon it. William Brookes 62 Chancery Lane, London. Patent & Registration agent.

Notes
Bezique is a two-player card game. The basic version is played with a double pack of 64 cards (two copies of A-K-Q-J-10-9-8-7 in each suit). It originated in France and became popular in the mid 19th century throughout Europe. It is reported to have been a favourite pastime of Winston Churchill.

   
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