Put 'n' Take - 1950-1960s


This is an extremely rare bronze put and take from the world famous Galerie Lafayette. With original instructions and box, though without original lid. 

Put and Take was originally played as early as the 1920’s. It’s original form was metal tops (usually brass) with 6 to 10 sides. The dice version, which originated in the 1940’s, is played with a Put and Take die (printed with 3 T’s and 3 P’s) and a number die (printed with 1-2-3-3-4-A).

Players ante up a chip and then roll the dice. If a player gets a ‘P’ he puts a number of chips into the pot matching the number shown on the other die. If he gets a ‘T’ he takes a number of chips equal to the number shown on the other die from the pot. Rolling an ‘A’ on the numbered die means ‘All’ (T+A means take all chips in the pot and P+A means you match the pot). Players are eliminated as they run out of chips. The last player still holding chips wins.

Grade 1 Excellent under the Hoyles Vintage Grading System.