Posts Tagged ‘Gamblers Box’
Having knowledge of gambling in the Old West (www.FrontierGamblers.Com) and having watched the Pawn Stars episode detailing a “Gamblers Box”. I would like to point out that the expert Rick called in stated, “90 to 95% of all gamblers boxes were accumulated”, meaning someone put them together after the fact. I would suggest the number is more like 100%. In all my years dealing in antique gambling equipment (www.oldwestantiques.Biz) I’ve never found a single manufacturers catalog offering for sale a gamblers box. No doubt itinerant gamblers would need something to carry a gun(s), maybe a knife, cards, clothes, personal care items and the like while traveling and that would be a carpet bag or suitcase.