Comments on Quinto: Part 5, A circa-1907 Goodall leaflet advertising the game. . . [Note: I posted this out of sequence — Part 6 appears below.]

I have already recently discussed two of the Quino items published by Goodall, first, the sixpence booklet (dated 1907), and then an eight-page folded-sheet of instructions (undated but circa 1909).  This post deals with a third item issued by Goodall relating to Quinto–an advertising leaflet of four pages (one leaf folded in half, to make two leaves).

As I mentioned in an earlier post regarding the leaflet:

And I think it is clear that, late in Hoffmann’s life, his role as an inventor of card games was a notable one.  In fact, one of Hoffmann’s obituary notices mentioned him as an inventor of card games, and made no reference to any other aspect of his professional life!

Here is another quotation from that post, which collectors might want to ponder:

Mike Goodall, in his 2000 book on the Goodalls, lists at least three different versions of Quinto sets:  long grain leather, imitation leather, and cloth.

As I just mentioned, the leaflet is four pages, but again, to quote myself:  “[. . .], basically one sheet folded one time — but after that, it was folded into thirds and (in the present case) included in a set of “Progressive Whist Scoring Cards” issued by W. Straker Ltd.”

The rest of this post directly repeats material from the earlier post regarding the item under discussion.

Below are relevant scans.

To be clear, the scoring cards, pencils, and box pictured are not Goodall items.  (The box is certainly a Straker item, and I presume that the other items are not Goodall items.) I did not want to disrupt the contents, since the whole box of materials was plainly unused.

The first three pages of the leaflet deal with Quinto.  The fourth page advertises Draw-Bridge and other items.

—Tom Sawyer

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