If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know I am constantly on the look out for old Scrabble sets to stock in my Etsy shop, the letter tiles are perfect for crafting with. Well last week I found two sets, but they weren’t the sets I am used to seeing.
The first was an Australian version, published and distributed by T.R. Urban & Co., Sydney under licence from Production & Marketing Company USA. There aren’t many differences from my English versions, except obviously where it was made, and the box and back of the board are a maroon colour. There are four wooden tile racks and the black letter tiles are a little more solid than the British version which means they’ll be much easier to glue a badge back or magnet on to.
I also found an Official Scrabble Brand game of Anagrams at our local car boot sale. It was a steal at 50p and strangely is also Australian, produced in Australia for Scrabble (Australia) Pty. Ltd. There’s not too much to this game other than a sand timer and bag of tiles. Like the other version I found the tiles are solid but the letters are printed in red. The instructions are printed inside the lid of the box which dates from 1972.
I’m very happy to have found so many letter tiles to get creative with!