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Kargo

1st Edition

Kargo or “Card Golf”, an amusing game for golfers off the links designed to give you all the thrills of the game without taking any exercise, was designed by Bruce Angrave (1914-1983), first manufactured by Gaymes Ltd and distributed by Kum-Bak Sports Toys & Games, c.1931. Castell Bros (Pepys) subsequently took over the game in about 1935, continuing to re-issue it for several decades [see Pepys edition]. See the Box

Kargo or Card Golf distributed by Kum-Bak Sports Toys & Games, c.1931 Kargo or Card Golf distributed by Kum-Bak Sports Toys & Games, c.1931

Above: 1st edition of Kargo or Card Golf manufactured by Gaymes Ltd and distributed by Kum-Bak Sports Toys & Games, 56-58 Whitcomb St., Leicester Square, London W.C.2, c.1931. 53 cards + instruction booklet in box. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

Bruce Angrave (1914-1983) was a Leicester-born English artist for children’s books in the 1930s and was a key part of the Festival of Britain in the early 1950s. He designed posters for the London Transport from 1942 until 1964.

Kargo or Card Golf distributed by Kum-Bak Sports Toys & Games, c.1931
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