European 4

Drawing set’ model by F. AD. Richter & Cie.

Box (280x147x62mm) is most likely German. Made of lacquered, blank wood. The (cracked) lid closes with small hooks. Inside are the tiles and fixed compartments for counters etc.

Tiles (21x30x20mm) are German. Made of wood with on top a layer synthetic material. The by now faded characters etc. are typical for Richter. The O for Ostwind (E-wind) is an upside down Q. There are 4 spare tiles.

Counters are little flat sticks of dulled celluloid.

Dice (2x) are made of bone with Western denomination.

Wind indicators are missing.

Instruction manual is a Dutch publication by Perry, Amsterdam. 10th edition, March 1940. Came with the 1920th set but is added later by assumed owner Herr Pferren who was in hiding with the Frank family in Amsterdam. According to newspaper cutting, his widow owned the set.