Monday, December 28, 2015

Vintage Underneath the Christmas Tree:Hi-Yo, Silver!

Now that all the wrapping paper has been picked up, the ribbons retired or saved for a REDO,  and the holidays are winding down, it's time to talk about what was underneath the Christmas Tree.


It's not a secret here, OLD and Vintage anything is prized in this house.
 This has extended to my boys. 
Underneath the Christmas Tree for my husband was this spectacular gift, 
so nostalgic and a great find. 
My youngest has become quite the thrifter, and he had this wrapped up from Santa for my hubby.

A copyright 1938 Parker Bros. Lone Ranger Game. Now, if you were a child of the 1950's you remember the TV series. But, the Lone Ranger is older than that, some eighty years he has been urging Silver on with a, "Hi-Yo, Silver," first in radio programs during the 1930's.  

Anyway, the entire OLD game is in surprisingly good condition. I do remember playing this when I was a kid---I'm not that old, but I had older boy cousins by 10+ years...who must have had this. Because when I spotted the lttle mounted metal men and the spinners, memories flooded back. As a child of parents who suffered the Depression, taking care of all possesions and saving them was a way of life.

The game's beautiful graphics and all the parts are still intact---even the directions...what a find. My husband was delighted.

The game board is perfect---a bunch of lead weights and plastic pieces included. Designed for 4-6 players, one additional piece is there. I will be on the look out for a green piece I think or perhaps white?.

Here's the copyright down in the corner...1938 Parker Bros. The boys want to play this---and we will have a family game night for sure. The box has some clear tape on it...but who cares, this was a gift from a Son to a Father...what could be better?

Parker Bros., is best known for it's depression game, Monopoly, and the post WWII game, Risk. A great information source on the Parker Bros. game empire is here =110 years of Fun Story of Parker Brothers.

A small sticker is in the lower corner---covers something along the way, in its seventy+years of age.

 We had a very merry, merry Christmas here, what OLD Vintage goody was under your tree?

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  1. Sandi,
    What an amazing vintage treasure!! Love it!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  2. I loved watching the Lone Ranger when I was a child!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

    1. thanks so much for stopping by...yes, he was our hero! ..long before the superheroes of today---another favorite was Davy Crockett! Sandi

  3. Sandi, what a treasure! I loved the Lone Ranger, but don't ever remember seeing the game. The box alone is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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