From the 1950s comes this vintage celluloid game counter used for playing bridge. The spinning wheels of the game counter are in excellent vintage condition. The wheels mark the suit in play, the number of points acquired, and the current game set. At the bottom edge of the game counter are the words “Trade R Mark.”
For those of you not familiar with Celluloid, the plastic dates back to the beginning of the 20th century to the 1930s. Celluloid is one of the earliest man-made plastics widely used in costume jewelry. Celluloid has certain characteristics that differentiate it from other plastics. In general, pieces made from Celluloid tend to be thin, light, somewhat brittle, sensitive to heat (they crack and craze), and early Celluloid can be extremely flammable (do not ever test with a hot pin!). When placed briefly in hot water, early Celluloid smells like camphor, while later cellulose acetate smells like vinegar. Celluloid jewelry should be stored carefully.
For those who play bridge, this vintage counter would make for a delightful gift any time of the year. For those who collect vintage games and toys, this celluloid bridge card game counter would serve as a superb addition to such a collection.
Note: As part of the Spring Awakens Sale, purchase of the Vintage Celluloid Bridge Card Game Counter comes with a free $10 Dogbotz Boneyard gift certificate, which can be redeemed during a future purchase at our online store. The expiration date of the gift certificate is one year after purchase of this item.