The Game of Khanhoo, a Goodall booklet written by W.H. Wilkinson, is not of great scarcity. I would guess that I have seen maybe six sets on eBay during the past five years, and I think another two or three separate booklets in addition. Recently there was an “okay” set on eBay — not really in the greatest condition, but, hey, it’s not super common. FYI: Even though I don’t have a set, or even a copy of the booklet, I did not bid in the auction. For some reason I’m not really eager to obtain a copy. One is available at Games et al right now, I believe.
But the reason I am mentioning the set has nothing to do with its level of desirability. The reason I am mentioning it is that I think it can now be considered “proven” that the booklet was issued both with cover, and without cover. I am sure that the copy in this auction is at least the third copy I have seen without covers. Yes, I know that Goodall booklets occasionally appear without covers, but c’mon, three or four copies without covers, out of a total of maybe eight copies I have seen altogether? Rather unlikely — unless that was the way they were issued.
I am not sure why this would be. And I don’t know that it is true of any other Goodall booklet.
I touched on this topic (Khanhoo booklets without covers) in an earlier post.
Here is a link to the auction: Khanhoo auction.
August 22, 2013