Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Roll of the dice

Took this pick yesterday. A portion of my dice collection, displayed in a hand blown glass ashtray.


"It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice."

- Jim Morrison


Anonymous said...

That black dice with the round edges is a hyronimous (sp?) dice. it was used in a wooden felt lined bowl that was on a base and spindle like a roulette wheel with felt inside. The games were Over and Under 7, and chuck a luck (out of the bowl). The bowl had a rim and when it was spun the dice climbed the sides and as it slowed they came down. The weight inside is so it didn't stick in the corner on the way down. I own them in red, black and ivory colors, and they came also in real ivory, and cattle bone. Most serious collectors don't know what these are so I thought I would share. (while I still remember)

Tom said...

VERY COOL! Thanks for sharing. . . who are you?

Anonymous said...

Oh, Michael Sanford, now two time world record escapologist, part time magician, and trader of fine antique and gaffed gambling devices. (pre64 that match the old catalogs) I sat in at your shop in Seattle a couple times for some meets in your back room. You can see A hyronimous tub in the old Evans catalogs. Sorry to see you go but it sounds like the sun and the place are doing all of you some good. Best of luck and Fat Hats!