Vintage A.W. Gamage Ltd. Croquet Set.
A high quality A.W. Gamage Ltd, London, croquet set in its original polished pine box. The set comes with four box wood croquet mallets with ebony guide lines on the tops of the heads, the remains of an ‘A.W. Gamage Ltd.’ paper label and rectangular handles with cork grips. To complete the set there are four balls in the standard croquet colours, six bent metal hoops, four sprung hoop clips to show a player’s progress in the game, eight boundary pegs and two luxury posts with brass tips and removable metal tops (the tops are for the sprung clips). The mallets are 37 inches high, the pine box marked ‘Gamage’s All England Special Croquet’ and with cast iron straps and handles.
A great set to grace anybody’s lawn.
Gamage’s was a department store in central London. It began in 1878 and quickly became successful amongst its customers and soon grew large enough to take up most of the block on which it was situated.