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NOTEWORTHY DICE



AGE
Age is hard to determine when dealing with dice ...
Here are some that I feel are noteworthy due to their age


Dice : MINT39 MASON & CO STOCK EXCHANGE DICEThese Mason & Co ... Stock Exchange Dice
are likely the oldest D10's ever made

Dice : MINT35 KLEPA ARTS PAUL KLEPA 1948 LOVE DICEThese dice by Klepa Arts (Paul Klepa)
seem to be the oldest sex / adult dice found to date
1948

Dice : MINT34 ADVERTISING ATTRACTIONS INC ZAZZ POLYSPHERES 01This game (Zazz Polyspheres) maybe the earliest example of a set of platonic solid dice that are all used in a game

There have been many single examples over the years ...
but it seems until 1963 there never was a full set used together

Dice : METAL BRONZE D6 01 This is a Bronze die ... that I estimate to be 14-16th century central european

This die was considered so unique that  Rose & Pentagram 
is produced copies of it  CLICK HERE

Dice : MINT1 JAPANESE STANDARDS ASSN 01 These dice are probably the oldest plastic twenty sided dice (d20) ever produced

THIS ARTICLE  (Page 9)  states

  "This can be demonstrated with random combinations of the variables R, Y & B in Table 1.1.

These single-digit numbers in the range 0-9 were generated by throwing twenty-faced icosahedron coloured dice (red, yellow and blue) with the numbers zero to nine engraved twice on each die.

The dice were invented in the 1950/60 period by Mr Yasushi ISHIDA and patented by Tokyo- Shibaura Electric Company. 

They were marketed and distributed by the Japanese Standards Association for demonstrating the principles of statistical quality control."

Dice : MINT29 UNKNOWN TEN SIDED POKER 01These dice are special for several reasons
1) The Shape
2) they are made of celluoid
3) I have only seen one other set like them

Dice : MINT1 CELLULOID IVORY POKER D8 03 These dice are the oldest eight sided dice (d8) that I have found to date (1888 ish)

Dice : MINT1 PERSIAN BRONZE 01 This is probably my oldest dice ... 2nd century AD Persia

Dice : D20 OPAQUE ROUNDED SOLID BLACK LOUVRE EGYPTIAN COPY
Dice : D12 OPAQUE ROUNDED SOLID BLACK LOUVRE EGYPTIAN COPY
Dice : NON NUMBERED OPAQUE ROUNDED SOLID BLACK LOUVRE EGYPTIAN COPY
Although these are copies ...
they represent some of the oldest dice ever found

Dice : MINT1 MOLINARD PERFUME SOLID POKER 01 On the surface these would seem to be normal wooden poker dice
but for some reason these Molinard perfume solid dice are
extremely rare ... and hard to get ahold of

UNIQUENESS
There are many unique dice in my collection but here are some of the best

Many of the shapes shown on my DICE SHAPES page are unique
Most of the ones I built are unique ... for example
http://dicecollector.com/images/large/f4/33589cf3a5371c12d0e6b5aae3f9a4.jpgThese are the first mass produced
polyhedral dice that were released with the
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set 
METAL STEEL COPPER D6 01 CHAINMAIL
Dice : METAL STEEL COPPER D8 01 CHAINMAIL
These are truly amazing
Chainmail dice


Dice : SLOTS V AND A SALES CO SLOT MACHINE DICE 01 This is the single example I have ever seen of eight sided (d8) slot machine dice


Dice : POKER UNKNOWN HUGE COMPLETE SET These are the largest set of hard plastic poker dice I have ever seen ...


Dice : METAL STEEL D6 21 DECO This is an 'Art Deco' die of unknown origin ...
I have never seen anything like them before or since


Dice : MINT11 GAMESTATION 01 SICHERMAN DICE These dice in and of themselves are not unique ... but their style is
Click on the thumbnail for details


Dice : D48 OPAQUE SHARP SOLID PROTOTYPE This is a Gamescience prototype d48
Before you ask ... there are no more ...
until Gamescience decides if / when these will be
released to the general public


Mercury Tappers
Mercury Tappers
these dice are programmable
Place the faces up that you wish to raise the chances of rolling
Tap them on the table
then roll


Dice : MINT17 UNKNOWN LEATHER COVERED 01 On the surface these do not seem to be unusual dice
the  unique thing about these dice are that they are
leather clad metal or some other very dense material


Dice : MINT1 BEAR CUB MACHINES WORLDS SMALLEST DICE 01 These are the smallest dice I have yet to aquire
there are smaller ... but I have not been able to get ahold of any




Three dice companies deserve recognition for producing unique designs


 for their 'Crystal Dice'



Q-WORKSHOP for their innovative use of existing polyhedral shapes



Rose & Pentagram Designfor their faithful reproductions of antique dice and for their fantasy dice line

HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE
Dice : MINT38 MONARCH PUBLISHING THE DEADLY DOUBLE Just read the description in the photo




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