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    Boris Karloff's Miniature Cricket Game. In the early and mid-1930s, a fan seeking Boris Karloff, the spine-tingling portrayer of Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy, and other classic horror roles, might very likely have found the star playing cricket. He was a devoted member of the Hollywood Cricket Club, even displaying its insignia on his Ford and frequently dressing casually in his cap and striped official club jacket. Karloff's passion for the game lasted all his life and in his late years, he enjoyed playing this miniature cricket game. This charming set contains five 1.5" metal figures, one with a paddle and four in fielding positions, plus a green Batting Dice (marked "O," "2," "4," "6," and "How's That?") and a white Fielding Dice (marked "Not Out," "Bowled," Stumped" and "Caught"), and a small wicket. The lot includes the original four-page directions book, its foreword reading, "This is a game designed to give cricket enthusiasts all the thrills of their favorite game indoors. It can, in fact, be played anywhere. No preparations are necessary." The game was one of the "Games in the Rain" series marketed by Um-Bak of London. In Very Good condition. A visitor to a late-in-life Karloff on a rainy day would be far more likely to find him playing this game than watching a TV showing of one of his old horror classics. From the Boris Karloff Estate Collection. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Sara Karloff Sparkman.

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