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WAS NOT SOLD, auction date was 2008 Aug 19 @ 14:00UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Up for Auction is an Antique Richter's Anchor Box Building Stones Box #10.
CONDITION: Since this is over 100 years old I would say it is in great antique shape. The box is in good condition. There is some wear along the sides. The paper cover over the wood is ripped in two corners. It really has the antique feel.
This is a complete set with all the pieces. Made in Germany in the 1880's.
About the game and some history:
The basis for the first children's toy building blocks made of wood was developed in 1840 by Friedrich Froebel, founder of the kindergarten movement. He recognised the value of geometric figures for the education and development of children's minds.
Despite this German tradition of working in wood, Anchor building blocks are made of natural materials, chalk and linseed oil, and have the feel of building in real stone. They were developed in Germany by Otto and Gustave Lilienthal in 1875 and sold in 1880 to the German industrialist. The purpose of Anchor Blocks was to enable children to construct buildings including fortified churches, castles, and bridges in a traditional German Gothic style, using simplified, basic architectural principles. The Anchor Stone Building Sets became synonymous with creative and educational play and with a sophisticated system of conversions sets provided a very wide range of building possibilities.
The Anchor Stone Building Sets achieved considerable popularity throughout the late 19th and mid 20th century. The company survived ...
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<tr><td>Condition:Great Antique Condition</td></tr>
<tr><td>Title:Antique Anchor Box #10 Building Stones Set</td></tr>
<tr><td>Location:Winter Springs, FL (Orlando)</td></tr>