I have a boxed set of dr busby. The box shows just dr busby in a small scrolled window on the left and a small horse and carriage on the right. It says in a separate window Oldest American Game and Parker Brothers Salem.
The cards are plain I.e. not decorated and have plain backs. There are 20 cards.
On the rule sheet the word Dairy Made is crossed out and Dolls inserted.
Any help please. Based in UK. Derek. D.firstname.lastname@example.org
your copy sounds like a later reprint to me post 1905. (or not see below. I though this based on the oldest american game seeming like an odd claim at the time. It's not true and Parker said the same for another game, The Mansion of Happiness in 1894; on the gameboard was written the line, “The first board game ever published in America”.)
I'd see if you can get the item valued. I suspect £80-£120 would be a good price but I simply don't know - if two collectors really want it the price will increase. This assumes its in ok condition (given it's age) and is complete.
Depending on the price:
If it's high, ideally I'd find a specialist auction sale for boardgames or children's toys (ensure they list it online.) If you put it into a general sale without a reserve based on a valuation then it could sell for £20 as you are limited to who is on the room.
If it's low ebay or just keep it as it will increase in value over time.
The oldest American game claim and the representations of African-Americans should ensure enduring interest.
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There is a marketplace on this site you can use to sell games - there's also a link to it from the game page Liam gave you earlier. You have to pay the site a 3% commission if sell through the marketplace.
There are also auctions, however you can currently only auction games for GeekGold, the virtual currency used on this site, not real money.
Either way I don't think it'll attract much attention since the game page states that there are currently 0 users wanting it.
I can talk you thought this if you wish to go ahead... but in all honesty BGG tend to be players of games first and collectors of old games last. Still you could start the action at £X and if no one bids you don't have to pay anything.