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Over the Alps Glevum Series Game made in England c 1930 four Metal Climbers For Sale


Over the Alps Glevum Series Game made in England c 1930 four Metal Climbers

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Over the Alps Glevum Series Game made in England c 1930 four Metal Climbers:
$77

Glevum Series – Over The Alps – mountaineering Board Game with all four original metal climber figure Counters, c1930. This is a good example of a very attractive board game called Over The Alps that was made in England as part of the ‘Glevum’ Series in around 1930 or so. As the title suggests – it has a mountaineering theme, which is highlighted by the image on the box lid.

The Box measures approx 14” x 7” x 1½”. The bottom left corner of the lid is split and there is also a split on the edge by that corner. But nothing is missing and the box is still at least ‘very good’. The lid is a little grubby – but not too bad and it still displays well. The very simple rules are printed on a paper label that is stuck on the underside of the lid.

It is a simple race game, played with dice and counters. But what makes it more attractive is that the board – which is stored folded in the box needs to be stood up inside the box base to form a mountain. You start at the bottom of one side and the first person to reach 100 is the winner. You go up one side and then down the other. Instead of ‘squares’ on a regular board this one has numbered holes. The reason for this is that the counters slot into those holes. The counters are WONDERFUL! They are four 1½” high metal climbers. They actually look as if they are Boy Scouts. Even if they are not then they are certainly not the rugged mountaineer type characters shown on the box lid. They are walking up and over the mountain, with just a large walking stick for support! The figures are identical except that their shorts are different colours. They are red, yellow, green and blue. None have missing heads or walking sticks. They easily slot into the little holes on the board and stay in place (unless you happen to bang the table too hard and then they can slip / rotate!) I forgot to show the old wooden dice in my picture. There is no shaker. (I have no idea if there ought to be one?!)

I will not be able to answer any questions between Monday 29th July and Friday 2nd August. Any questions WILL be answered on Saturday 3rd.

It is impossible tobe an expert in all realms of collecting, and I am honestly representing this item to the best of my knowledge and ability. If the item has a fault then I have mentioned it. I ask that you read the description and examine the photos carefully. I also encourage you to ask any questions you may have during the sale to help clarify identification or condition, as I may inadvertently omit information that you as a collector feel is

If after you receive the item there is any problem at all please let me know BEFORE leavingresponse or leaving a lowItem As Described rating.If you do not let me know of a problem I have no way of knowing what may have been wrong and I really do want to sort it

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CONDITION. The majority of items that I list are between forty and sixty years old. Some are older and some may be a few years younger. I have described the condition of the item in my text but where applicable I have also ticked the 'used' box as even where an item is 'perfect', it is very old and logic says it must have been handled and probably used at some time over the decades!

ALLof mysale ITEMS are now listed with basic /second classPOSTAGEINCLUDED in the UK.

Despite theFree P&P notice shown on this listing it is notactually free to post of course! I have to pay to post them and each week / month / year I paymany thousands of pounds to my local post office. But for UK buyers the price yousee at the end of the saleis the totalprice you pay. If by some remote chance anyone out there - including the Bods at who came up with the Free P&P notice - can tell me where you really can post items for free I would really LOVE to know.

DELIVERY TIMES. Although I have ticked the Royal Mail 2nd Class Standard option, please note that this service is reliable and often is unexpectedly fast. Customers often receive their item within 48-60 hours of paying, and so please disregard the 'estimated delivery time' stated near the top of this page - which I have no control over.

I have alsolisted other faster options for UK postage(First Class Recorded Delivery + Special Delivery is available) and also various options foroverseas buyers that are stated when you click on the P&P

Worldwide Postage / Shipping.

Upate -April 2013 -After huge increases last year that I had to pass on, this yearRoyal Mail have only really 'tweaked' air mail prices.Nearly all of my postage rates remain unchanged sinceApril 2012. And please note that I have been able to reduce the cost of some of the heavier items like LP records!

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF offerDING ON MORE THAN ONE ITEM PLEASE CONTACT ME IN ADVANCEFOR A QUOTE.

I AM ALWAYS HAPPY TOCOMBINE SHIPPING AND WITH THE NEW ROYAL MAIL PRICING BANDSMANY ADDITIONALITEMS WILL EFFECTIVELY HAVE FREE POSTAGE. In the case of 7" singles there will be a small charge for a second one but third and fourth records can go for no extra money. Also - please see my discounts for Fixed Price / Buy It Now records.

IF YOU WIN MORE THAN ONE ITEM PLEASE WAIT FOR AN INVOICE BEFORE PAYING.

PACKAGING. Please note that all of my items are well-packed in either board-backed enveloples, thick card or in boxes, and then wrapped in good quality brown paper. I do not make any separate charge for packaging materials - everything is included in the final price. Many of my response comments mention my good packaging and I will of course continue to meet my own standards.

Payment

UK WINNERS - I still accept and am very happy to receive cheques and postal orders as payment methods, as well as PayPal.

I willsend an invoice tothe winner soon after the sale ends. If not using PayPal, when you first email me PLEASE include your postal / shipping details.

OVERSEASbuyers - Payment is to be made in GB Pounds, as the item is listed in pounds. Please use PayPal via the link on the completed sale page.If you do not use PayPal and want to mail payment you MUST contact me beforeofferding so so we can agree the payment method in advance.

If you are in Italy and you want to offer on this item please contact me at least two days before the end of the sale.



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