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11:10am on Sunday, 19th August, 2018:



People used to manufacture home-made dice out of ox tail bones back in the day. This was because dice were heavily taxed. Legal dice have a tax stamp on them, but most of the dice that made it to the present weren't legal...

Here are four that I bought recently off eBay. Well, I bought some cards; these came with them.

As you can see, although clandestine dice manufacturers were keen to ensure the dice were fair cubes, they weren't so fussy as to where they put the pips.

I believe the law on dice taxation has changed since Georgian times, so I'm not looking at a fine for showing these.

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