Who knew our day would yield a Hi-Q and Yogo peg solitaire games. My buddy Bob and I decided we were going to hit a few estate sales and a barn sale yesterday morning. When I woke up it was negative eight, but that didn’t stop us from heading out.
We drove about an hour to the first sale and found a room full of about 20 tables. All different items which seemed like each table had a bunch of different items. One table had all fishing items, one table was a bunch of tools. We picked up some neat things including a vintage shoe shine kit and a shoe box full of glass ashtrays. Three of the ash trays had the Van Dyke Restaurant printed on them from Schenectady, NY.
The next sale provided us with a group of vintage US Air Force buttons in great shape. I’ll post a photo of them at a later date. I found the buttons inside a closet inside of a pocket book. We were hot on the trail of a lot of great items and wound up at a home built in the late 1800’s. Lots of great vintage items all over the house, but my eyes zeroed in on these cool Hi-Q and Yogo peg solitaire games. I saw the round red one first and it was such an interesting item, I had to open it. Inside were all the pieces along with the instructions. It’s what I would consider travel size, right around 3.5″ in diameter. It’s a very nice piece.
I then noticed right next to it another peg solitaire game called Hi Q. I believe it’s made of bakelite. It’s in great shape and has all the pegs. The box is in very good condition aside from the cover which seems to have some water stains. The Hi-Q peg solitaire says Tryne Sales Inc New York, NY. I’m not sure what year it’s from but it’s at least the 50’s and could be earlier. If you have any thoughts on age, please leave a comment as I would like to know more about the piece. These games are a lot of fun. From what I can tell peg solitaire dates back to the 1600’s.
Read about how I picked some great antique blow torches here: http://www.cavepicker.com/antique-blow-torches/
You can read more about bakelite at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakelite