‘SHIPPING’ Board Game (Ahoy Series by J. Dring Ltd.) 1940’s

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‘Shipping’ is a vintage board game published as part of the ‘Ahoy Series’ of games by J. Dring Ltd. in the 1940’s. The game is based around trading goods at various ports around the world and features a large, mounted game board depicting a world map.

‘Shipping’ is now very hard to find – especially with all of the components present. This game is complete and still has the original dice and bakelite dice cup.

The game we currently have for sale, pictured on this page, has only minor wear and is in excellent condition for its age. The only ‘defects’ are that the paper money is curled at the edges, some writing in the rules leaflet, and a bit of wear to the underside and one corner of the board – but, as can be seen in the photos, all of this is relatively minor.

Manufacturer: J. Dring Ltd. (Ahoy Series), 1940’s


  • Large game board
  • 6 x Ship marker playing pieces
  • 71 x ‘Cargo’ tokens
  • 12 x ‘Bullion’ tokens
  • 21 x ‘Port’ tokens
  • 6 x Player ‘Plan’ sheets
  • 22 x ‘Met. Report’ cards
  • 25 x ‘Lloyds’ cards
  • 24 x ‘Owners Signal’ cards
  • 2 x Dice
  • 1 x Dice cup
  • Rules leaflet


  • Pre-owned
  • Playing pieces: Excellent (Grade: 9.0/10)
  • Plan sheets: Excellent (Grade: 9.0/10)
  • Cards and Tokens: Excellent (Grade: 9.0/10)
  • Paper money: Average (Grade: 6.0/10) Curling to edges.
  • Board: Very Good (Grade: 7.5/10) Some rubbing etc. to one corner and underside.
  • Box: Excellent (Grade: 8.5/10)

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